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how much weight is lost by butt cutting shaft 1"?


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#1 JinxyJ08

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:44 PM

Trying to decide between a 63g or 73g whiteboard and am going to play the driver at 44".  wondering how much butt cutting takes off weight wise by pulling off a complete inch.  anyone have any idea?

Edited by JinxyJ08, 05 December 2010 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:13 PM

Of the overall weight of the shaft? Not a lot.
Effect on swingweight? Huge.
Cutting 1" off will reduce the swingweight of the club by 6 points. You'll need 12g in the head restore the original swingweight. Deciding between the two different weight categories of the shaft will have no effect whatsoever by cutting 1" off either. You either need one weight or the other. You simply cannot trim a 73g shaft to play like 63g one.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:17 PM

You can mitigate this somewhat by using a WINN Lite grip which is about half the weight of a regular grip.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:45 PM

i dont want to know about swing weight since im fully are of what happens there (thanks though because it is important), im talking about actual grams of the shaft.  i dont want a mid 50's gram shaft once i lop  a bunch off the butt end, I want more of a low/mid 60's gram shaft.  if its going to play at 44" i imagine the shaft will be around 42.5" once trimmed so the shaft will lose 3.5" off the butt end.  My question is how much will it lose and what weight will that shaft be essentially after?

Correct but 73g is not 73g installed so needing one weight or the other isn't quite as cut and dry as what the shaft states.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:46 PM

If you lose more than 3 or 3.5 grams I'd be amazed.


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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:00 PM

See im looking to see IF what my calculations show would be correct.  I would have a 66.5g shaft IF the 73g shaft has uniform weight throughout (after i cut the 3.5" off).  My biggest concern is that since the whiteboard is "butt soft" its probably a bit less graphite there then the middle and tip.  i just don't know!

Edited by JinxyJ08, 05 December 2010 - 05:02 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2010 - 12:19 AM

 Bobbers, on 05 December 2010 - 04:17 PM, said:

You can mitigate this somewhat by using a WINN Lite grip which is about half the weight of a regular grip.

Would be grateful if you could help me out here - if i was to cut the butt end by an inch and switch to a Winn lite grip, would the swingweight be similar to what the original was? Please forgive me for my ignorance. Planning on doing that to tm TMSF TP and was really in need of some credible information.

Thanks

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:21 PM

 jgohain, on 06 December 2010 - 12:19 AM, said:

 Bobbers, on 05 December 2010 - 04:17 PM, said:

You can mitigate this somewhat by using a WINN Lite grip which is about half the weight of a regular grip.

Would be grateful if you could help me out here - if i was to cut the butt end by an inch and switch to a Winn lite grip, would the swingweight be similar to what the original was? Please forgive me for my ignorance. Planning on doing that to tm TMSF TP and was really in need of some credible information.

Thanks

Butt-trimming 1" will decrease swingweight 6 points. Replacing a standard grip with a Winn Lite will decrease weight at the butt end ~25gm, which will increase swingweight 5 points. The net SW delta will be -1 point, which is insignificant.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:57 PM

I must be nuts, but just dug out a piece of a 70gr Ahina from my trash bag under my cutter. Piece is 2.5" long off the butt end weighed in at 4.1 grams. You'll have to do your own math !!!! :beruo:
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:17 PM

Yess!  See that is perfect!  Thanks that's what I suspected.  That means I'll be now trying to find a 73g whiteboard or a 70g Ahina!


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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:53 PM

 JinxyJ08, on 06 December 2010 - 07:17 PM, said:

Yess!  See that is perfect!  Thanks that's what I suspected.  That means I'll be now trying to find a 73g whiteboard or a 70g Ahina!

I would be concerned with the final total weight.. A 44 inch driver with a light shaft (and possibly a lite grip) will feel like a feather.
I'm concerned about - lack of feel - resulting in lack of consistency.

You talk of taking off 1 inch, but if these are new shafts, they could be 46 or 47 inches raw, - so unless it's a bore thru head, the raw shaft installed in the head is another 1 - 1.5 inches (??? bore depth) which means you need to remove 3 to 4.5 inches?

Can you clarify?

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:44 PM

Yes the total shaft length will be 42.5" inches which is why a 73g shaft will put me mid/high 60's in grams for shaft weight.

Now you see why I ask this question as I completely agree I don't want some featherweight driver.  I think the 83g might feel a LITTLE heavy but my NEXT concern is I have to put a heavier weight in my 910 head for swingweight so how much will THAT effect shaft flex as well?  So I am actually now looking between 73g and 83g.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:04 PM

 JinxyJ08, on 07 December 2010 - 04:44 PM, said:

Yes the total shaft length will be 42.5" inches which is why a 73g shaft will put me mid/high 60's in grams for shaft weight.

Now you see why I ask this question as I completely agree I don't want some featherweight driver.  I think the 83g might feel a LITTLE heavy but my NEXT concern is I have to put a heavier weight in my 910 head for swingweight so how much will THAT effect shaft flex as well?  So I am actually now looking between 73g and 83g.

If you build 2 identical clubs - one with a shaft that is 9g heavier, the heavier shaft club will produce only 1 additional swing weight, so that part is near neglegable. The additional weight I don't feel is a great concern either, so to me it would be your physical conditioning, age etc. that would drive my decision.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:26 PM

Well I'm 25 and hitting the gym extremely hard this winter and continuing on the rest of my days.  So physical conditioning is good.  I don't really think I'll lose more than a 1/2 mph between the two weights I would imagine.




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