Originally Posted by iacas
You should tag the Bomb Tech people. Get them to answer that question for you.
The only thing that I can think is that the club as advertised adds ball speed. Maybe that comes with the price of adding some spin to the ball as well. So it gets more spin and launches a bit higher at a faster speed, all things in using the club for a short time that I would tend to agree with...so far. On the FlightScope Trajectory Optimizer, I have been playing with this a bit this morning I was looking at this.
First here is the image from the site. Basically showing the club generates faster ball speeds with more spin.
Using the Trajectory Optimizer:
Club A launches at 15 degrees with 2000 RPM, 140 ball speed and gets 224 carry and 263 total distance.
Say the Grenade is able to bring BS up to 144 which is about what they are saying it adds compared to the other clubs. It the backspin is around 3000, you then carry 238 with 262 total distance. Even if the launch is a little higher or the same at 15 it is about the same.
I will take the added carry and height any day in that situation even if the total distance is the same. However, what if the Grenade would spin around 2000 at the added +4 ball speed, and 15 launch angle. Now we are looking at about 235 carry(a few yards less, but the total distance is 273 adding about 10 yards.
One of the things I will say is that with a low spin driver like my old Anser if you don't hit the near the center of the face you will lose a ton of distance. I have noticed with the Grenade that even if you miss hit it slightly the ball still stays up in the air nicely and is pretty forgiving in that way. That is a plus for many players, myself included.
Any thoughts @BombTechGolf ?
@billchao have you heard anything on the swing weight issue as well with varying shaft lengths?
Edited by cipher - 3/3/14 at 2:27pm