GC70, on 15 June 2017 - 06:02 AM, said:
What, no pictures of the new sticks? What shafts?
I know! I've been terrible with pictures lately. Too much going on I guess. Here are some quick cell phone grabs.
Details are as follows;
Srixon z765 4-6
Srixon z965 7-P
Shafts are KBS Tour V S hard stepped 1x @ +1/2"
Lofts have a consistent 4' gap starting with a 21' 4-iron
Essentially I built these to be 1 club stronger than my baby blades according to the stamp on the sole to account for the "adjustment" in lofts. I did something similar with my Hogan Precisions and it worked out really well.
Hogan 4-iron - 38" KSB Tour V X, 28' loft, 61' lie angle
1957 5-iron - 38" KBS Tour V X soft stepped 1x, 28' loft, 61' lie angle, 432.6g total weight
Srixon 6-iron - 38" KBS Tour V S hard stepped 1x, 29' loft, 61' lie angle, 427.4g total weight
In the end, the Srixon 4-PW should play pretty similar to my 1957 3-9. I grabbed a Hogan TK-15 48' wedge to fill the gap between the Srixon PW and my current gap wedge.
I'm not going to go into a rant about "loft jacking" since, in the end, yardage gaps are what matters but it's about a lot more than just adjustments in loft. Head weights differ throughout the set as well and since the "loft jacked" head weights haven't gotten lighter, it's really messed with my current swing weight preference, especially when I try to keep the loft/length ratio consistent. Thus, at this point, I've concerned myself more with total weight than swing weight (hence going with the 110g Tour V S in the Srixon vs the 120g Tour V X in my 1957s). I'm really curious to see how this build will work out for me and what adjustments I end up needing to make. I'm hoping to get some time on the range with some impact tape and my Mevo tomorrow but the schedule is pretty tight right now (fast approaching major medical procedure).
At this point, I'm hoping that the z65s will be a nice supplement to my baby blades when life is too demanding to play/practice on a consistent basis. The baby blades simply can not be beat when it comes to shot making but there is the obvious tradeoff when it comes to "forgiveness". I'm hoping that the z65s can help bridge the gap when the swing is a little off. Either way, it should be a fun test. I've had the baby blades in the bag for quite some time so, if nothing else, it'll be fun to switch it up a little just for the heck of it.