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R1 Adapter in SLDR driver head


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#1 jol

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:17 AM

I demo'd a Taylormade SLDR 9,5* head with a R1 shaft set to 10.5* because the shop didn't have the SLDR shaft in my flex available. Obviously the R1 adapter will fit the SLDR, but I read some where that the indicated number on the adapter may not be the nominal loft.

At the above setting, what is the nominal loft?


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:23 AM

The r1 has a 10 degree head so w/ the 9.5 degree SLDR head, the effective loft will be 0.5 degrees less than indicated on the adapter  (manufacturers tolerances not withstanding).

Edited by Stuart G., 11 October 2013 - 08:24 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:27 AM

View PostStuart G., on 11 October 2013 - 08:23 AM, said:

The r1 has a 10 degree head so w/ the 9.5 degree SLDR head, the effective loft will be 0.5 degrees less than indicated on the adapter  (manufacturers tolerances not withstanding).
So, in my case the effective loft is 10 degrees?

Edited by jol, 11 October 2013 - 08:30 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:33 AM

View Postjol, on 11 October 2013 - 08:27 AM, said:

View PostStuart G., on 11 October 2013 - 08:23 AM, said:

The r1 has a 10 degree head so w/ the 9.5 degree SLDR head, the effective loft will be 0.5 degrees less than indicated on the adapter  (manufacturers tolerances not withstanding).
So, in my case the effective loft is 10 degrees?

yes.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

View PostStuart G., on 11 October 2013 - 08:33 AM, said:

View Postjol, on 11 October 2013 - 08:27 AM, said:

View PostStuart G., on 11 October 2013 - 08:23 AM, said:

The r1 has a 10 degree head so w/ the 9.5 degree SLDR head, the effective loft will be 0.5 degrees less than indicated on the adapter  (manufacturers tolerances not withstanding).
So, in my case the effective loft is 10 degrees?

yes.
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I had the exact same question about this a few weeks ago. See the link.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

View Postfairwaysroverated, on 11 October 2013 - 09:49 AM, said:

View PostStuart G., on 11 October 2013 - 08:33 AM, said:

View Postjol, on 11 October 2013 - 08:27 AM, said:

View PostStuart G., on 11 October 2013 - 08:23 AM, said:

The r1 has a 10 degree head so w/ the 9.5 degree SLDR head, the effective loft will be 0.5 degrees less than indicated on the adapter  (manufacturers tolerances not withstanding).
So, in my case the effective loft is 10 degrees?

yes.
http://www.golfwrx.c...39#entry7852239

I had the exact same question about this a few weeks ago. See the link.
So based on that info, a setting of 10.5* on the R1 adapter in the SLDR 9.5* head will result in an effective loft of 10.2*. I was killing it with this combo, but the shop wouldn't sell it to me as is, I ended up ordering a 10.5* SLDR which sb close enough.

Edited by jol, 11 October 2013 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:20 PM

View Postjol, on 11 October 2013 - 11:37 AM, said:

View Postfairwaysroverated, on 11 October 2013 - 09:49 AM, said:

View PostStuart G., on 11 October 2013 - 08:33 AM, said:

View Postjol, on 11 October 2013 - 08:27 AM, said:

View PostStuart G., on 11 October 2013 - 08:23 AM, said:

The r1 has a 10 degree head so w/ the 9.5 degree SLDR head, the effective loft will be 0.5 degrees less than indicated on the adapter  (manufacturers tolerances not withstanding).
So, in my case the effective loft is 10 degrees?

yes.
http://www.golfwrx.c...39#entry7852239

I had the exact same question about this a few weeks ago. See the link.
So based on that info, a setting of 10.5* on the R1 adapter in the SLDR 9.5* head will result in an effective loft of 10.2*. I was killing it with this combo, but the shop wouldn't sell it to me as is, I ended up ordering a 10.5* SLDR which sb close enough.

The actual number markings make sense for the R1, but when using those adapters in any of the other clubheads all it does is confuse people.  Just think of the 10 degree setting as a baseline starting point and think of the other settings as higher and lower.  I'm still not sold that the R1 sleeves offer a full 2 degrees of adjustability.  If you look closely at the settings and loft markings it just doesn't add up.  My guess is the SLDR sleeves are identical with the exception of how they're marked, and those supposedly only offer 1.5 degrees of adjustment.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:48 PM

View Postwinn0040, on 11 October 2013 - 12:20 PM, said:

If you look closely at the settings and loft markings it just doesn't add up.

That's because 1) TM is rounding the numbers at the various notches and 2) The degrees per notch is not constant.  Not going to bother with the math but it's a bit more complex trigonometric relationship to convert the rotation of an off axis shaft to degrees of shaft lean in the loft plane.

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