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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I was at a place called golf tec today checking out new shafts .I am currently in the market for a new driver and shaft and was thinking I need to go custom fit rather than the stock setups.I currently use a 7.5 degree 983E titleist with a speeder by titleist at 44 1/2 inches and D0 swing weight.The guy was talking about the older style heads had the weight forward in the heads and the new ones have the weight in the back of the heads ,which I did not know.I hit this club pretty good but I just think the trajectory is  to low but I have tryed many new drivers in simulators and the spin rate is way to high.This guy says that I need a higher lofted driver with a low spin low launch shaft in it,does this make sense to you? The only 2 drivers that came close to the right launch and spin rate were the titleist 910 d3 and the taylor made R9 both Xflex shafts.My launch angle with my 7.5 is about 14 with spin at about 2800.I have used both monitors at pga superstore wich I think are not accurate at all and golfsmith wich I think are way better.

 

So I guess the bottom line is wich shaft should I get if I were to go with either a titleist 910d3 or d2 or a Taylor made r9 ?

post #2 of 17
If I were you I would try the RIP shaft or the ahina
post #3 of 17

2800 rpm isn't terribly high.  7.5 degrees launch angle however is very low.  If you could increase your launch angle to around 11-12 degrees while maintaining that spin rate, I would expect significant distance gains.  The high-loft/low-spin suggestion works for many people for that reason.  Keep in mind higher-lofter drivers (clubs in general) will impart more spin on the ball all other things equal.  

post #4 of 17

I don't see anything wrong with 14 launch and 2800 spin with your 7.5. Sounds pretty optimal to me. If you want a higher traj. than look into some high launch, low spin shafts such as the Fubuki, which I have in my driver. Delivers high, but flat trajectory with good roll.

post #5 of 17

2800 spin with 14 degree launch angle? That's pretty close to perfect... You are a 0.5 I see, so I would go with workability with the two drivers as well.  The Titleist is prettier imo.

post #6 of 17
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If I were you I would try the RIP shaft or the ahina


I agree with the RIP shaft. Its pretty nice. Ive tried it a couple times on that newer Adams driver and its very nice. I myself love the UST shafts, but to each their own...

post #7 of 17

For a high launch low spin shaft, the Fubuki is great... I love mine.

post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by upah View Post

2800 rpm isn't terribly high.  7.5 degrees launch angle however is very low.  If you could increase your launch angle to around 11-12 degrees while maintaining that spin rate, I would expect significant distance gains.  The high-loft/low-spin suggestion works for many people for that reason.  Keep in mind higher-lofter drivers (clubs in general) will impart more spin on the ball all other things equal.  


His launch is 14*-His driver has 7.5 * of loft. My advise would be to go to a Clubmaker in your area and have him give you some suggestions   http://www.twgolftech.com/locator_results.php?region=southregion

 

  Link to Tom Wishon Golf Technoly fitters in TX.  Usually anybody handling Tom Wishon products know what they are doing.
 

post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 

We'll I am just thinking of getting a new driver without having to custom order a new driver like the 7.5* I have now.If I can go to a 8.5 ,9.5 or even a 10.5* driver with the right shaft in it then that would be the easy way to go.So I guess I need to go back to the simulator with different heads and shafts to get it nailed down again.

post #10 of 17

Not that it matters but you can get a great deal on an r9 now that TM is releasing the R11...

post #11 of 17

I'm a big fan of the new 910 D3 head.

 

The current shaft in my R7 TP is a Fujikura Motore F1, 75g.  It's a wonderful shaft that provides good ball speed, very low spin and pretty tight dispersion.  In an 8.5 head, my numbers are around 13.2 launch, 2750 RPM.  

 

A 910D3 w/PX shaft bettered spin numbers by a marginal amount, but I have a feeling that is the head more than anything.

post #12 of 17

I personally like the Project X Tour Issues shafts.  They are super smooth and low spin.

post #13 of 17

Best bang for your buck shafts by far are the Arthus Xtreme Engineering Xcalibur shafts. The 6+ would be perfect for you.

post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 

We'll I learned alot today after talking with a guy at a locl pga superstore,my last 4 attempts at 2 different pga stores we;re unsuccessful but today there was actually

someone there that new there stuff and exactly what I wanted.This guy used to be on a tour van that helped pga players find there perfect club.So my swing speed is around 106 +0r - 4mph

and I was thinking Xflex was for me and that is what I have always played for the most part.This guy explained several things that were mainly physics things to me but he explained it to me so I could understand it.Ultimately I ended up with the best results coming from a 9.5* adams 9064ls with a stiff RIP shaft with the red eyes(I cant remember what that means).I tryed 4 different drivers with different shafts and lofts .Originally I was only concerned about backspin rate and that was it But there is alot more to it than just that.You have to take into consideration side spin,launch angle,backspin rate,sidespin rate(very important),draw and fade dispersion(no more than 18 yards side to side anything more find another club) plus there is also yaw in the club so that is why stiff was better for me rather than xstiff.With an xstiff the club head was not squaring itself back to the ball but with stiff it was perfect.There was also an optimal ball height that needs to be achieved wich if I can remember right was 50 yds any more and its to high.I cant wait to get out and play this new driver because if I could make that other driver I was using work for me then this thing is going to be like butter.

 

Oh by the way I did go by a Tom Wishon Golf Technoly fitting center here locally but the guy complained it was to cold today to fit so I left in search if someone who would.

post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by upah View Post

2800 rpm isn't terribly high.  7.5 degrees launch angle however is very low.  If you could increase your launch angle to around 11-12 degrees while maintaining that spin rate, I would expect significant distance gains.  The high-loft/low-spin suggestion works for many people for that reason.  Keep in mind higher-lofter drivers (clubs in general) will impart more spin on the ball all other things equal.  


His launch is 14*-His driver has 7.5 * of loft. My advise would be to go to a Clubmaker in your area and have him give you some suggestions   http://www.twgolftech.com/locator_results.php?region=southregion

 

  Link to Tom Wishon Golf Technoly fitters in TX.  Usually anybody handling Tom Wishon products know what they are doing.
 


Bah..  Thanks!  Wasted advice on crappy reading...

post #16 of 17

i have been fit for a shaft before so i was thinking from now on just using that same shaft in other clubheads if i buy a new driver.  I mean do i HAVE TO get fit for a clubhead???  What if I really like a certain clubhead like the 910 d3 or the R11?  Cant i make it work with a shaft? 

post #17 of 17

Preference is important for confidence thats all im sayin...

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