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Anyone play E5 swingweight in their driver?


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#1 Cletus

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

I was doing my usual ho'n in the used section at Golfsmith this week. I grabbed a handful of drivers and walked over to the same monitor I always use. It was business as usual, nothing really stood out. I grabbed a beat up R7 Superquad with the XCON 4.8 that comes stock in a Superfast 2.0 driver. I then proceeded to pound a dozen shots that were straight down the middle (a small miracle to begin with), a good 20-25 yards longer than anything I have used, since well, ever. The driver just felt great. For $49 bucks I took it home with me.

It is longer than usual for me at 46" and I generally hit shorter drivers further for some reason. What I found interesting is that the swingweight came out to E5. I think I read somewhere that the SQ head is on the heavy side, coupled with the long and light shaft and a Winn type grip that is what it is.

I usually play my drivers at D2-D4. I think I may have stumbled onto something that works for me. Naturally, I can't leave it alone. I was planning on shafting it with a Fubuki I have lying around. If I build it for E5, I am going to have to tip this shaft more than normal. I'm getting cold feet and having a hard time taking this shaft to the chop saw.  Just wondering, am I insane? Does anyone else game a driver in the same swingweight range?

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#2 Kadin 25

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

I have my R7 TP 460  with an Aldila RIP Beta set to D5 and I have an R7 Quad with an Aldila RIP Alpha set at D6. Love both of em! I also have my irons 4-9 set to D6.5 my PW set to E0 and my 52*-57* set at E4.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:12 AM

Leave it the way it is and play some rounds with it first.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

I like to swing heavier swingweighted clubs.  Tweeked my irons back up to D-6, Vokeys are at E-3, Fairway & Hybrid at D-4 and the Driver at D-5.  They help to smooth out my transition and I can feel the club all the way through the swing.  WIth the wedges in particular, at E-3, there is no hesitation on a shot- no yips/chunks/chili dips because you bring the club back and let the club help you cut through the turf.  Driver at a slightly higher than standard weight is just smooth and consistant.  I love sledgehammers- just now with a putter....  Still gaming 36" putters with 330 gram heads.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

I am at D8 .. I think Els is at EO

My iron set runs D5-D9

Heavier drivers (and all clubs) perform better for me in general

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

Tough to go left.....play a fade and enjoy.

I prefer a heavier club to the current low sw higher ss trend myself and play D4-D6 irons and woods. A few years back I weighted up my r7 Tp Quad to F0 with a Fuji VTLT shaft. Aim left, swing as hard as you wanted and get a gentle fade...albeit below tree top level.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

Maybe i should try that.

Seems like everytime i tiker with a shaft it gets my lighter.  

My Razr Fit with Fubuki plays D2.  Can get squirrely sometimes...

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

How do yall make em' heavier?  My guy adds tungsten down the shaft...
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

^^^^thats the easiest way
hit is with so much authority
that when you find it
and it sees you, it is trembling.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

My driver is E0 but we built it to a certain MOI (Wishon 919)

......Swingweighted after the fact.  I honestly believe the total weight and balance point mean the most.

You can change a grip and change 4 SW points....Does it really affect the way it plays?

Edited by kchase, 09 November 2012 - 11:49 PM.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

 kchase, on 09 November 2012 - 11:47 PM, said:

......Swingweighted after the fact.  I honestly believe the total weight and balance point mean the most.

You can change a grip and change 4 SW points....Does it really affect the way it plays?

So this is the part of the equation I need to figure out.
This driver is very different from my standard build:
46" long, 289 gram static weight, E5 swing weight
My gamer for the last couple of years is
44.5" long, 348 gram static weight, D4 swing weight

I have some drivers that are even shorter/heavier. I use heavy grips (Star oversize wrap - 76 grams), so I have to add a bit of weight to the head to get the feel back. I am thinking of putting a Winn Lite on my gamer and seeing what happens. I doubt there is anything special about the SQ head for me, and I have hit longer drivers poorly in the past, that's why I am focused on the the swing and static weight. All I know is that I have never hit a driver straighter for that many shots in a row...
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

Putting powder in a graphite shaft, especially 4-5 SW points, is going to have the powder way up above the hosel, not much room there.  It can change the flex point once it is packed down.  I would use lead tape to try out the weight, then tip weight when you get where you like it.




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