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Bending Nike Split-Backs

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Long story short, I hit these clubs about 15yds shorter per club than my old set.

 

each club is about 4 degrees more loft than my old set

 

 

Would it make sense to maybe bend each club about 2 degrees (i would also get my lie adjust if needed)???

post #2 of 10

Would make more sense to just hit one more club.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

yeah i would agree.....however, not it forces me to hit a club i would be less confident with....(if that makes sense)

post #4 of 10

If you are bending a club closer to the starting loft of another, why would you have more confidence in it?  Is it a "I can't hit a 4 iron" mentality that you would feel better hitting a strong 5? I don't mean to come off rude, I am just trying to make sense of what you just said.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

it maybe a dumb post...(looking for knowledge).  I guess what I am trying to say is now for a 165 yard shot I would need to hit a 5 or 6 iron as apose to a 7 iron, which I may not be a confident hitting a lower iron....  I was just looking for more distance per club....sounds like it might be a bad idea???

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by twinn-burner View Post

it maybe a dumb post...(looking for knowledge).  I guess what I am trying to say is now for a 165 yard shot I would need to hit a 5 or 6 iron as apose to a 7 iron, which I may not be a confident hitting a lower iron....  I was just looking for more distance per club....sounds like it might be a bad idea???



My point is that if you are going to bend them stronger, they have essentially become the club you don't want to hit.  They just have a 6 still stamped on them rather than a 5. If you want more distance you may just want to swap for the vr full cavities.  Being that the split cavities are a players iron you need to be right on the sweet spot and de-lofting the club to get the distance you will get out of a stronger lofted GI club like the full cavities. The other advantage to swapping sets would be that you can make a little money from the switch rather than pay to have them altered.  If you are a 25 handicap you could even look into swapping out just the 3-5 or 6 irons for the full cavities to give you a little extra distance while retaining the accuracy in the short irons. (hell if you have the coin, I would get a sweet set of vr combos)

 

But to answer your question on whether it is a bad idea...no, if it works for you. It seems like a waste of money to me just so you can look at the number and be more confident rather than choosing a different club...does that make sense?

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

i see...i just thought that since the nike's have about 4 more derees of loft per clubs, maybe bending them 2 degrees might help out...

post #8 of 10

Nike usually sets their clubs stronger opposed to other companies. My Split Cavity's are 2° stronger than my Zuno's on each club. In turn, I hit them about 10 yards longer per club.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

the nike's are about 3 to 4 degrees more loft per club, when comparing to most GI irons.  Since they are not GI irons I guess that makes sense....

post #10 of 10

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Originally Posted by tws1098 View Post


My point is that if you are going to bend them stronger, they have essentially become the club you don't want to hit.  They just have a 6 still stamped on them rather than a 5. ... 

tws has an excellent point.

 

Also, have you taken any lessons lately? You might have a pro check out your swing before you go spending $$ to change your clubs.

 

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