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Going from D2 to D4 swing weight in irons


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#1 Yellow Jacket

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:34 AM

I got some 712 MB's off BST that had been recently reshafted with X100's to standard length. When they arrived, they felt a bit heavy - my suspicions were confirmed when they weighed in at D4. I doubled checked with the seller, and he had asked his club guy to build them at D2, so I'm not sure why (presumably) tip weights would have been installed. At the end of the day, it's not a huge deal since the rest of my clubs are closer to D4 than D2, but I've always used D2 irons so I'm just not used to is.

For those of you who have made the change, how long did it take to get used to and did you see any residual effects after the switch?

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:45 AM

Switched to heavier static weight and swing weight in clubs quite some time ago, actually kept tempo more consistent in transition,.
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:26 AM

Currently irons are at D5 swingweight. I prefer the feel of a heavier club and doesn't take too long to adjust.
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:34 AM

You had them re-shafted or the seller had them re-shafted?

In any case, swapping shafts can change SW as the balance points for different shafts can vary.  If they were originally at D2 with no tip weights, then there would be little the builder could do to reduce the head weight if the new shafts caused an increase.

Since they were re-shafted, also double check the lengths.  That can throw SW off.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:47 AM

View PostStuart G., on 26 January 2014 - 04:34 AM, said:

You had them re-shafted or the seller had them re-shafted?

In any case, swapping shafts can change SW as the balance points for different shafts can vary.  If they were originally at D2 with no tip weights, then there would be little the builder could do to reduce the head weight if the new shafts caused an increase.

Since they were re-shafted, also double check the lengths.  That can throw SW off.
Seller had them reshafted from C-Tapers shortly before selling them to me, but it shouldn't matter because Titleist blades are weighted for D2 with S300's, and X100's are the same weight. When they felt heavy, the very first thing I did was to check the length.

View Postnochrome, on 26 January 2014 - 03:45 AM, said:

Switched to heavier static weight and swing weight in clubs quite some time ago, actually kept tempo more consistent in transition,.

View PostGrinder9, on 26 January 2014 - 04:26 AM, said:

Currently irons are at D5 swingweight. I prefer the feel of a heavier club and doesn't take too long to adjust.
My tendency is to get quick with my transition, so this is reassuring. If nothing else, Tiger won 3 straight US Amateurs as a skinny teenager with D4 irons.

Edited by Yellow Jacket, 26 January 2014 - 05:01 AM.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:24 AM

View PostYellow Jacket, on 26 January 2014 - 04:47 AM, said:

View PostStuart G., on 26 January 2014 - 04:34 AM, said:

You had them re-shafted or the seller had them re-shafted?

In any case, swapping shafts can change SW as the balance points for different shafts can vary.  If they were originally at D2 with no tip weights, then there would be little the builder could do to reduce the head weight if the new shafts caused an increase.

Since they were re-shafted, also double check the lengths.  That can throw SW off.
Seller had them reshafted from C-Tapers shortly before selling them to me, but it shouldn't matter because Titleist blades are weighted for D2 with S300's, and X100's are the same weight.

If they came from Titleist w/ the c-tapers than the heads were most likely weighted for those shafts not the stock DGs.  And that means they will not necessarily stay at D2 w/ the DG's w/o some additional adjustments.

Anyways, as far as being able to adjust to the heavier weight,  if the heavier weight is good for you, it shouldn't take very long at all to adjust.  If you're still struggling after a few weeks, then the extra weight is probably not a good fit for you.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:44 AM

I play d-4 in my irons also. Like others have said, it helps me (at least in my head anyway) stay in tempo, and not getting quick.Try it for a little before you switch. You may like it.




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