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#1 tjfarris127

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:27 PM

Put a new shaft in my G20 now swingweight is at D6!  Anyone playing this swingweight in a driver? Is it way too high? I left it a little long so I could adjust the swing weight to my liking. Just wanted to hear some other thoughts.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

Nothing wrong with it. I played a steel shaft a few years ago that came in at E6. Really, it's only too heavy if you can't get the club head back to the ball and spray it all over, or if you just don't like it.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:05 PM

How long is the club?  You could always shorten it some to reduce the swingweight if you want to.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:22 AM

I'm actually playing around with upping the swingweight from the standard D4.  I find the heavier wieght helps quite a bit in smoothing out the transition, helps with tempo and some of the other erratic things that can happen in my swing. I'm around 104 mph but with quick transition tendencies (at D4).  I got real smooth at ~D7 but could feel myself loosing swing speed (couldn't verify how much with an LM).  Still playing around so haven't found what's going to be the best for me, trying D6 this morning.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:22 AM

I will get to take out the driver tomorrow morning....we will see ow it feels. I like the static feel of the club and the "in the livingroom" swings feel great. Can't wait to hit it!


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:53 AM

What shaft did you put in the G20.  Also what kind of ferrule did you use?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:16 AM

i played a G15 at D8 for a while
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:45 AM

I don't worry much about the SW of my individual clubs, it's consistency throughout the set that matters most. I've played everything from low D to mid E and it didn't make a diff as long as all were within +/-1. Wedges excluded of course.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:34 AM

D6 if you can swing it and control it, perfect. I was swinging a E7 driver (one of my friends creations) this week and could control it much more than any driver that I've ever owned, not to mention it went further.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:11 PM

I'm about to bump the sw up in my driver to D6 or D7. Its D2.5 now. Want a heavier more controlled feel.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:52 AM

Would a high swingweight cause you to hit the ball really high?

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:33 AM

I did the same when I reshafted my G15 with a heavier shaft, the swingweight came in at D6 also, so I trimmed it until it was down to D1, the D6 SW did feel too heavy, feels better to swing now and the shorter shaft is going straighter, so I actually trimmed another half inch off and put a Lite grip on so SW is still around D1.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

View Posttjfarris127, on 30 June 2012 - 07:52 AM, said:

Would a high swingweight cause you to hit the ball really high?

It's possible that the extra weight is causing you to drop quicker and bottem out sooner (before contact) resulting in a higher angle of attack but I don't think that's a common result.

If you changed shafts, it's more likely the different characteristics of the shaft that could result in a higher ball flight.  What shaft did you change to?

Edited by Stuart G., 30 June 2012 - 10:22 AM.


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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:05 AM

I was home on leave and went to Golfsmith. I was trying the new Razr Fit and loved the feel. It felt different that my current driver. I looked it up on the callaway site and it's stated as a D6. I think I am going to have my driver reshafted and get it made to a D6. I don't know what it was but it felt great.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:11 PM

View PostStuart G., on 30 June 2012 - 10:21 AM, said:

View Posttjfarris127, on 30 June 2012 - 07:52 AM, said:

Would a high swingweight cause you to hit the ball really high?

It's possible that the extra weight is causing you to drop quicker and bottem out sooner (before contact) resulting in a higher angle of attack but I don't think that's a common result.

If you changed shafts, it's more likely the different characteristics of the shaft that could result in a higher ball flight.  What shaft did you change to?

I put a UST VTS Silver TourSPX shaft in it. The shaft feels great but it is going high.  The shaft is suppose to a mid launch shaft.  IDK, most likely my AOA


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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

I'd love a driver swingweight around D6-D8 if it came from a heavy head. But the only drivers I've ever had that were that high are either way too long (like 46" or more) or way too heavy (like 325-300g) or both. But something like D6 at 45" with a 55-65g shaft and under 320g total weight would be awesome, it just need a 205-210g head.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

View PostFourmyle of Ceres, on 30 June 2012 - 01:27 PM, said:

I'd love a driver swingweight around D6-D8 if it came from a heavy head. But the only drivers I've ever had that were that high are either way too long (like 46" or more) or way too heavy (like 325-300g) or both. But something like D6 at 45" with a 55-65g shaft and under 320g total weight would be awesome, it just need a 205-210g head.

View PostFourmyle of Ceres, on 30 June 2012 - 01:27 PM, said:

I'd love a driver swingweight around D6-D8 if it came from a heavy head. But the only drivers I've ever had that were that high are either way too long (like 46" or more) or way too heavy (like 325-300g) or both. But something like D6 at 45" with a 55-65g shaft and under 320g total weight would be awesome, it just need a 205-210g head.
The Ping G15/G20 are listed as being at 204grams and I have read some who weighed the head say it was a few grams more, my G15 weighed 320g after I reshafted until I trimmed some more off it and put a lighter grip.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:03 PM

I find that a heavier SW makes my transition smoother.  I have a bit more control as well.  I lose some SS, but I gain control and consistency.  I prefer the extra SW coming from a heavier shaft.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:34 AM

The more that I try and read on swing weight the more I am confused frankly. Ping lists the i20 head as 204g. I plan on playing a UST Tour SPX VTS silver 6S (68 g) shaft and a Winn Lite Mid (28g). I plan on playing the club at 45". What will my swing weight be? I'd like to get the swing weight around D5-6 as I said above I really liked the "feel" of the D6 Razr Fit I tried and would like to replicate the feel. Would I need the head hot melted, or need to play a 70 gram shaft, or a combination of the two?

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:06 AM

View Postjp0319, on 01 July 2012 - 07:34 AM, said:

The more that I try and read on swing weight the more I am confused frankly. Ping lists the i20 head as 204g. I plan on playing a UST Tour SPX VTS silver 6S (68 g) shaft and a Winn Lite Mid (28g). I plan on playing the club at 45". What will my swing weight be? I'd like to get the swing weight around D5-6 as I said above I really liked the "feel" of the D6 Razr Fit I tried and would like to replicate the feel. Would I need the head hot melted, or need to play a 70 gram shaft, or a combination of the two?

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I think you are going to close to D6 with that setup.  According to the UST website a driver with a 204 gram head, the shaft you mentioned and length will have a SW of D4.  That is with a std 50 gram grip.  So, like I said, It will pretty close to D6 if you put on the lighter grip.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

Looks like the 74g VTS shaft would put me there.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

The SHAFT would play slightly softer because of the added SW since either the head would be heavier or the shaft longer. And that would make the shaft kick more as if it was a slightly softer flex, so yes, a slightly higher launch could happen, sure.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:26 PM

Comfortable swing weight has a lot to do with your strength. I feel as if I can hold my lag longer with higher swing weights (currently at D6 with my R11 8*) but if I stop working out I can really feel the weight and my swing speed slows down. FWIW D4 is the lowest swing weight I'm comfortable with.




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