Nessism, on 10 February 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:
puttitin, on 10 February 2013 - 07:44 AM, said:
Nessism, on 06 February 2013 - 12:29 AM, said:
puttitin, on 05 February 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:
I'd like to chip in as a complete novice. In the Ping Tour Van video that Nessim provided above the guy had the driver + shaft + grip weighing in at C7 on the SW scale .He goes on to say he needs the driver to be D4, and his computer tells him :Add 9.4 grams weight.Thats 9.4 grams for 7 Swing Weights! That is 1.34 grams per swing weight. I READ EVERYWHERE 1 SW=2 GRAMS. WTF!!
Maybe for irons, but a driver shaft is longer so it takes less weight. Swingweight is actually a torque measurement, so length matters.
No this was for Driver! So am I correct in saying that for Driver and Mybe 3 and 5 woods one should use say 1SW= 1.4gr weight as the ball park figures?
Just for you, because I'm a full service sort of guy, just did an experiment. Took my driver (44.5") and tested swingweight increase by taping on some weight. It took 1.5 grams to add one swingweight point. Weight was taped onto the bottom of the hosel area, not all the way onto the sole of the club. If hotmelt is added to the head like they do with the Ping tour van, then the weight is actually further away from the grip end of the club so this number will go down slightly. I believe that 1.34 grams would be just about right, particularly if we are talking about a driver with long shaft.
Nessim ,I knew you would come through!
I just bought a G20 driver 9.5° with a SR-Flex. I've allways played Regular,but a recent fitting proved to me that Senior flex is more suitable for my SS. I got the 9.5° because I liked the lower ballflight I was getting.
Now to get to the point. I want to cut the shaft 1",which means ,using the above 1SW= 1.5gr, I'll need to add 7.5gr to get back to D2,which Im comfortable with.
However Ping talks about counterbalanced shaft-what's this? and how does this effect shaft trimming? Should I trimm Butt only,which I would prefer, or Tip only? or half and half? Keeping in mind I don't want the shaft to be softer than it is ,nor launch lower .
I know I'm getting free expert fitting advice,but thats what I love about this forum.