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Your thoughts on the R11S driver

post #1 of 8
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 Dick's where I live has a launch moniter no, so I went in with the r11s and took some cuts. It appears with the stock stiff r11s shaft my ss was 110mph with a carry of 268 and a total of 287 yards. When I took out the 70g x type shaft for the r11s my ss dropped to 106 and total drive to 270.

 

Does an extra stiff shaft actually drop your swing speed some?

 

Anyway I went with the stock r11s and I couldn't be happier! It definately feels alot hotter than the r11 I gamed, and I was using a prov1x yesterday in 45 degree temps with wind gusts of 15mph and I did not see much of a difference in distance over my r11 when it was warmer. This leads me to believe that I should see more distance when it's warmer for this club. In addition my numbers on the par 5s have actually dropped to PAR! Which is awesome for a 15 handicapper.

 

Just wondering what everyone else's thoughts are on the r11s and did you gain distance on your r11s?

post #2 of 8
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Does an extra stiff shaft actually drop your swing speed some?

 

What were the weights of the two shafts? You didn't say what the stock shaft was.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

The stock shaft was a 60g.  The 70g kind of made my ball flight too low I think and that was with the club set at 9 degrees.  I shudder to think what would have happened if I had it set at 8 degrees.

 

With the one I bought that has the stock 60g shaft I did lower it to 8 degrees which really seemed right. Then I went back to Dick's today to tune my R11s. It was very helpful. Where on Thursday it took a 110mph ss to get a total of 285 yards. After the tune I got with a 105 mph ss 305 yards. He put my weights to nuetral becuase they apparently are setup with a draw and then kept the face neutral as well as lowered the loft to 8 degrees from 9. My launch angle was 11.5 degrees and RPMS were from 1700 to 2800 rpms. Carry was 280. Very helpful!

post #4 of 8

I judge all my settings by how they are on the course, not a monitor. I hit the ball very high and yet have my R11s set on highest loft. Go figure. It works for me.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Did you have the R11 previously and did you notice a difference in distance, or accuracy, or feel between the two?
post #6 of 8

Did not have the R11 nor have I hit one. sorry. From what I see the only difference is two settings of open/closed on the face. And to tell you the truth the R11s set at the extremes of open or closed does funky things to the shaft.

post #7 of 8
Just got a good deal on a used one about a month ago. I had been using an 07 Burner for the last few years. I gave myself a $200 limit and set out to hit a variety of clubs in that range. Was getting it narrowed down and went into a local shop to hit last couple before deciding. They happened to have a used R11s in my price range which hadn't been on my radar since they are twice what I was looking to spend. After hitting it on a monitor with other drivers and my current Burner, I swooped it up and have been happy since. With the off season coming, I'll be messing with the settings to see what I like. Have played a few rounds and notice a positive difference over my last driver.
post #8 of 8

go get fitted by a proper golf club maker....most factory shafts are what they are, cheap and nasty.

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