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Well duh, the smart ones come here :-D

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I Learn more on here than in any book or TV show.
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Well duh, the smart ones come here :-D

 

No doubt, I would put our regular members up against most golf "experts".  The only guy on TV trying to learn this stuff is Frank Nobilo and he knows it pretty well by now.

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Getting back to the original post the SLDR features a 20 gram weight, unlike weights to the side and rear of the head it is one weight. previous TM models had 12grams or less & were multiple weights spread out on the toe and heel that were interchangeable. Models from other manufactures that did not have moveable weights but were instead "built in" for a draw bias or fade. The internal weights were usually 5-9  grams built into the heel or toe. Some designs putting weights low and away from the face have been in production since 1996,and yet are  featured as new today (????) these favor easier launch angle but also enhance spin killing distance.

 

 The 20g weight is significant and the locations is also significant. Of course when I say significant I mean to a repeatable swing others without will benefit from a draw or fade bias to there choosing. Don't read to much into what I just wrote, you can still badly miss-hit a drive no matter what driver is chosen.

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Getting back to the original post the SLDR features a 20 gram weight, unlike weights to the side and rear of the head it is one weight. previous TM models had 12grams or less & were multiple weights spread out on the toe and heel that were interchangeable. Models from other manufactures that did not have moveable weights but were instead "built in" for a draw bias or fade. The internal weights were usually 5-9  grams built into the heel or toe. Some designs putting weights low and away from the face have been in production since 1996,and yet are  featured as new today (????) these favor easier launch angle but also enhance spin killing distance.

 

 The 20g weight is significant and the locations is also significant. Of course when I say significant I mean to a repeatable swing others without will benefit from a draw or fade bias to there choosing. Don't read to much into what I just wrote, you can still badly miss-hit a drive no matter what driver is chosen.

 

 

Yep pretty much. My only concern with the SLDR driver is that it is adjustable on an arch. If you move the weight left or right you are going to gain backspin because the weight is moving vertically. I think what might have been a more interesting idea might have been to say make the weight into 3 parts, and allow you to shift all three. This way you can keep some weight down low and center, and move some to the left or right for draw or fade bias. 

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Yep pretty much. My only concern with the SLDR driver is that it is adjustable on an arch. If you move the weight left or right you are going to gain backspin because the weight is moving vertically. I think what might have been a more interesting idea might have been to say make the weight into 3 parts, and allow you to shift all three. This way you can keep some weight down low and center, and move some to the left or right for draw or fade bias. 


The fact that its up front close to the face and at the low point of the driver will have little if no effect on the arch its moving on. even if true, the arch is subtle, besides the weight is not there for spin. The driver head internally has weight position forward and low. The spin reduction is sick compared to other drivers- but go see and hit it for yourself....start at 12* and bring your present driver

 

why not 3 weights? to be effective the driver would either be heavier, Plus now you have more weights over a larger area, rather than a specific area- its not about spin but weighting the head for a draw to fade bias incrementally. and it works.

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The fact that its up front close to the face and at the low point of the driver will have little if no effect on the arch its moving on. even if true, the arch is subtle, besides the weight is not there for spin. The driver head internally has weight position forward and low. The spin reduction is sick compared to other drivers- but go see and hit it for yourself....start at 12* and bring your present driver

 

why not 3 weights? to be effective the driver would either be heavier, Plus now you have more weights over a larger area, rather than a specific area- its not about spin but weighting the head for a draw to fade bias incrementally. and it works.

 

Yea I know about the spin reduction. The golfsmith I go to has it in a stock Fujikura TS 7.3 shaft. I hit that at 9.5 degrees of loft and was just pounding the golf ball. Love it. In March I will be getting me one of them. It just fits my swing profile perfectly. I am able to get 12-13 launch with low to mid 2000 RPM spin. 

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Yea I know about the spin reduction. The golfsmith I go to has it in a stock Fujikura TS 7.3 shaft. I hit that at 9.5 degrees of loft and was just pounding the golf ball. Love it. In March I will be getting me one of them. It just fits my swing profile perfectly. I am able to get 12-13 launch with low to mid 2000 RPM spin. 

Wow! That is insanely low!
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Wow! That is insanely low!

 

Hip up on the ball my friend hit up on the ball. 

 

Spin loft, difference between dynamic loft (loft at impact) and the angle of attack. Due to the motion of the swing, 

 

Spin Loft = Dynamic Loft - Angle of Attack

 

So if you are able to get your hands at the ball or slightly ahead, and get that club head going up you will have a pretty good Dynamic Loft, and the spin loft will now be reduced because the angle of attack is positive. This means, higher launch due to Dynamic Loft, and low spin. 

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