Originally Posted by Jakester23
Mr Desmond how much does shaft lean change trajectory on wedges and does it change distance at all?
Dynamic loft (I think that's the term) is less with more forward shaft lean at impact - as a result, it makes sense that trajectory is lower with more forward lean as well as backspin. WIth a vertical shaft at impact, you have higher trajectory, more dynamic loft and more backspin (at least, that's what I was taught - more loft = more backspin). Of course, speed enters into the equation.
As to distance, more forward lean at impact with, let's say, a lob wedge will result in more roll and lower trajectory, and probably more overall distance - pitch with run. You can get more run if you turn over the club at impact. While backwards lean results in higher dynamic loft, a higher flight, less or no roll, and less distance - stop and drop, especially if the clubhead passes the hands as you are making impact.