Jump to content

Welcome, Guest. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Affect of swing weight on a driver ball flight


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 Mmozza

Mmozza

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 29 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 209223
  • Joined: 10/29/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 1

Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:53 AM

I cracked my old driver, which had a 65xvs proto

I now have a new driver that  has the same shaft but 70g. The head is now 8 deg and not 8.5 deg

I hit it real consistent, but the ball flight is a fraction low and if anything I hit a very slight pull.

I had it swing weighted and it came out at D0. Now in the old days D0-D2 was fine but most drivers now seem to be D3-D6.

So the question is if I increase the swing weight to D2-D3 by putting tape right at the back will it make much difference in height or should I just change to 9 deg

Also would the shaft load up more and hit the ball more to the right


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

#2 TomWishon

TomWishon

    Major Winner

  • Sponsors
  • 2,588 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 45409
  • Joined: 01/08/2008
GolfWRX Likes : 1403

Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

View PostMmozza, on 01 November 2012 - 02:53 AM, said:


So the question is if I increase the swing weight to D2-D3 by putting tape right at the back will it make much difference in height or should I just change to 9 deg

Also would the shaft load up more and hit the ball more to the right

In adding lead tape to increase swingweight by 2, 3, 4, 5 swingweight points, you will ONLY change the headweight FEEL and possibly the shaft bending FEEL when swinging the club.  You won't change the flight characteristics from this little of an amount of weight from what the lead tape does to the center of gravity of the head.  That takes way more weight added to the head than you would ever apply.

TOM

#3 stumblinhorse

stumblinhorse

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 417 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 157179
  • Joined: 01/22/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 33

Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

You will change the flex some making it a little softer.  Especially if you go more than 3 SW points.

#4 Kadin 25

Kadin 25

    BIG K

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 6,109 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 132451
  • Joined: 07/06/2011
  • Location:On The Green
GolfWRX Likes : 1794

Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

If  I remember correctly it's something like 24 grams of weight or more to have "some" effect on ball flight and when I say some I mean very little. I may be off a few grams but for some reason the number 24 seems to come to mind. Tape placement/location also has no effect on flight.

Edited by Kadin 25, 01 November 2012 - 08:59 AM.

            Featured Writer For GolfWRX.com
                Editor Product Reviews
                Product Tester/Review Panel
                Winner TMag Naples Trip 2012
                See ya on the green...Kadin


#5 Howard Jones

Howard Jones

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,453 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 100881
  • Joined: 12/27/2009
  • Location:Denmark - Europe
GolfWRX Likes : 462

Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:37 AM

View PostKadin 25, on 01 November 2012 - 08:58 AM, said:

If  I remember correctly it's something like 24 grams of weight or more to have "some" effect on ball flight and when I say some I mean very little. I may be off a few grams but for some reason the number 24 seems to come to mind. Tape placement/location also has no effect on flight.

Not in this case, i guess you think of BIAS to draw, and that takes 20 grams plus to be visible at all.
Like TOM say, SW alone does not do much when we dont add "a ton", but it might change the way your club head comes to the ball.(you might swing the club different when feel of head weight change)
..changing loft will always have a visible effect, but check impact spot on face and tee height too

Edited by Howard Jones, 01 November 2012 - 09:38 AM.


#6 Mmozza

Mmozza

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 29 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 209223
  • Joined: 10/29/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 1

Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

Cheers guys, so I'm better off putting the shaft in the 9 degree version to get the flight I want and adding some lead powder to get the club up to D2

#7 stumblinhorse

stumblinhorse

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 417 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 157179
  • Joined: 01/22/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 33

Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

Don't put lead/tungsten powder in a graphite shaft!  Tip weights!



#8 drugazi

drugazi

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 467 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 117283
  • Joined: 11/09/2010
  • Location:Glendora, CA
  • Ebay ID:drugazi
GolfWRX Likes : 22

Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

View Poststumblinhorse, on 01 November 2012 - 11:34 AM, said:

Don't put lead/tungsten powder in a graphite shaft!  Tip weights!

Why not use tungsten power?
Yonex eZone 380 9, Oban Revenge 55g
Yonex eZone St 15, Oban Revenge 65g
Miura CB-1006 2 iron 20, NS PRO 950GH
Miura MB-5003 NS PRO 950GH 4-PW + P/S
Yonex eZone 56 + 60, NS PRO 950GH
Taylormade Ghost Manta 32"

#9 Ri_Redneck

Ri_Redneck

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,127 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 31808
  • Joined: 06/15/2007
  • Location:New England
GolfWRX Likes : 188

Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:18 PM

View Postdrugazi, on 26 February 2014 - 10:20 AM, said:

View Poststumblinhorse, on 01 November 2012 - 11:34 AM, said:

Don't put lead/tungsten powder in a graphite shaft!  Tip weights!

Why not use tungsten power?

The internal diameter of a graphite shaft in the tip section is TINY. The powder would extend well up the shaft. Tip weights work better. What driver is it? Perhaps we can make some other suggestions.

BT
Cobra ACP w/ Aldila Prototype 65X
R11 T3/14*, 4/17*, 5/19* w/ GD YS+ 8.1 S
Titleist 695CB 4-PW w/ Steelfiber i110 R
Custom Natural Touch Macasser Ebony
Vokey SM4 52-8 & 58-8 w/ TT Wedge

#10 drugazi

drugazi

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 467 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 117283
  • Joined: 11/09/2010
  • Location:Glendora, CA
  • Ebay ID:drugazi
GolfWRX Likes : 22

Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:59 AM

View PostRi_Redneck, on 26 February 2014 - 02:18 PM, said:

View Postdrugazi, on 26 February 2014 - 10:20 AM, said:

View Poststumblinhorse, on 01 November 2012 - 11:34 AM, said:

Don't put lead/tungsten powder in a graphite shaft!  Tip weights!

Why not use tungsten power?

The internal diameter of a graphite shaft in the tip section is TINY. The powder would extend well up the shaft. Tip weights work better. What driver is it? Perhaps we can make some other suggestions.

BT

Oh okay. It's a CB4 with Oban Revenge shaft.

Yonex eZone 380 9, Oban Revenge 55g
Yonex eZone St 15, Oban Revenge 65g
Miura CB-1006 2 iron 20, NS PRO 950GH
Miura MB-5003 NS PRO 950GH 4-PW + P/S
Yonex eZone 56 + 60, NS PRO 950GH
Taylormade Ghost Manta 32"

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

Remove This Advertisement GolfWRX

GolfWRX

    Team Golfwrx

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Viewing GolfWRX as Guest

Hide these ads and more. Join GolfWRX. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.


You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.




#11 Stuart G.

Stuart G.

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,581 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 174728
  • Joined: 04/12/2012
  • Location:New Hampshire
GolfWRX Likes : 657

Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:06 AM

Well, some people don't like the looks of it but the simple solution to avoid pulling the shaft and installing tip weights is just use some high density lead tape or these tungsten adhesive pads.

http://www.golfworks...p_Q_pn_E_GW0054

#12 whiteretro

whiteretro

    Member

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 98 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 151593
  • Joined: 12/19/2011
GolfWRX Likes : 5

Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:00 AM

so to get things clear in my head - approx. 25gms or more of weight is needed to see a difference in launch monitor data(launch,spin,sidespin) from a given head (200gm vs 225gm) given the same swing measurements - i.e. - the person has an identical swing when head weight 200gm  vs 225gm

if the above is true, 20 gms of hotmelt can be placed at any location in a head and have no effect on launch, spin and sidespin

however, 30 gms of hotmelt placed in a head will effect launch, spin and sidespin depending where it is placed

thanks for your help

#13 Stuart G.

Stuart G.

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,581 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 174728
  • Joined: 04/12/2012
  • Location:New Hampshire
GolfWRX Likes : 657

Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:15 AM

And even at the 25/30 gm range, only the better, more consistent and higher swing speed players will even be able to notice a fairly small, subtle difference.   At least according to Tom Wishon.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors