Launch angle in relation to swing speed
Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:20 PM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:23 PM
You could swing as fast as you want, but if you make crappy contact it will negatively effect your ballspeed (and distance).
Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:28 PM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:42 PM
Edited by sandiegonative, 10 November 2011 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:59 PM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:06 PM
Use the first chart I attached. I'm assuming you can see the different shades of grey.
If you want max distance, regardless of swing or ball speed, you need to launch between 12 and 16 degrees with ballspin under 2500 RPMs.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:09 PM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:33 AM
This one solves an function for 4 parameters: Launch Angle, Ball Spin, Drive Distance, and Ball Speed. The Ball Speed parameter is fixed at 155 mph (the nomograph is "solved" for 155 mph).
For any Ball Speed other than 155 mph you would have to prepare a new nomograph for that new Ball Speed (solve the nomograph for the new Ball Speed). So no, you can't use the graph for a Ball Speed of 187 mph.
What some of you are saying is that you can guess what the nomograph would look like solved for a Ball Speed of 187 mph and that you think it may indicate that a Launch Angle over 12 degrees and Ball Spin under 2,500 rpms would be ideal. And you are probably correct (and I agree)...although it is just a guess. End of lesson.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:06 PM
According to the Titliest Fitting Chart for 185 mph ball speeds.....
you should be looking to launch between 12-15* with spin as low as possible (keep it above 2000 though) for max distance
However, anywhere from 8-12* with 2200-2700 is still going to get you around 325 yds
Most importantly launch and spin have to be balanced so if you're launching at 8 try to spin at 2700 etc...
Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:14 PM