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x-stiff for inc. swing speed and distance?

post #1 of 10
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Hey guys,

 

I am around a 11 handicap player (with a far better long game than short excluding putting). 

I carry my driver about 265 yards with a very slight fade. Also, I have no problems with slicing any club in my bag.

I usually swing my driver with about 75% effort.

My driver is a 9deg RBZ with a UST Proforce V2 Stiff.

 

However, when I try to swing a bit faster or a bit harder for more distance, i usually tend to push it. To counteract this, I try the same faster swing with a draw, it goes high pull.

 

Most people would say I should be happy with a 265 yard mini-fade, but if I wanted more distance by increasing my swing speed a bit, would an x-stiff be more helpful to get more stable and higher speeds?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by PJay81 View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

I am around a 11 handicap player (with a far better long game than short excluding putting). 

I carry my driver about 265 yards with a very slight fade. Also, I have no problems with slicing any club in my bag.

I usually swing my driver with about 75% effort.

My driver is a 9deg RBZ with a UST Proforce V2 Stiff.

 

However, when I try to swing a bit faster or a bit harder for more distance, i usually tend to push it. To counteract this, I try the same faster swing with a draw, it goes high pull.

 

Most people would say I should be happy with a 265 yard mini-fade, but if I wanted more distance by increasing my swing speed a bit, would an x-stiff be more helpful to get more stable and higher speeds?

 

Thanks!

 

Depends on your swing. You can have someone who has a smooth swing, and they might benefit a stiff flex because they are not putting as much pressure on the shaft.

 

I recommend get fitted, see the numbers on the screen, pick a shaft that gets you close to your optimal launch conditions.

post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

Depends on your swing. You can have someone who has a smooth swing, and they might benefit a stiff flex because they are not putting as much pressure on the shaft.

 

I recommend get fitted, see the numbers on the screen, pick a shaft that gets you close to your optimal launch conditions.

 

This^...and you are on the cusp of a true stiff and an x if you carry the ball 265 consistently.  

post #4 of 10
I carry the ball 265 and play a x stiff just because I felt it kept spin down and for me it feels more accurate and like I can feel a straight club. I ended up getting it because I watched one of mark crossfield videos about how flex dosnt matter and its all personal preference. Check it out!
Also when I switched from regular I felt like if I tried to swing harder i would loose control and when I got the stiff if I swung soft I could get behind it a touch but no more
post #5 of 10

Shaft flex does not affect ball direction. That is a myth, although in my opinon if you have the right stiffness your dispersion will be less.

post #6 of 10
http://youtu.be/8MLDfgiJuFI
This is a good video
(I hope it's the right one I watched it a long time ago)
post #7 of 10
It's a feel thing. I think shaft weight and swing weight matters more, and stiffer shafs are naturally heavier.

I wish they showed spin and max height in that video, maybe launch angle and dynamic loft looks similar, but spin rate might be up.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

It's a feel thing. I think shaft weight and swing weight matters more, and stiffer shafs are naturally heavier.

I wish they showed spin and max height in that video, maybe launch angle and dynamic loft looks similar, but spin rate might be up.
I thought spin was in that video but maybe not. Another video shows a ladies flex and a x stiff and he compares the spin(no difference)
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

It's a feel thing. I think shaft weight and swing weight matters more, and stiffer shafs are naturally heavier.

I wish they showed spin and max height in that video, maybe launch angle and dynamic loft looks similar, but spin rate might be up.

 

I agree about shaft weight and personal preference.

 

It would have been nice to show spin and trajectory data - but surely only necessary to convince sceptics. If dynamic loft and AoA create spin loft and launch angle, then surely it follows that similar dynamic loft + launch angle should mean similar spin and trajectory.

post #10 of 10

The stock shafts in the original RBZ were notoriously soft to flex.

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