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Im curious, Can I gain more distance from a shaft?

Im currently playing a PING G15 driver with a stiff Aldila "Serrano" shaft (supposedly low kick). I get about 230-250 of carry (Hard to determine exactly what my average "carry" is). And its a 9* loft.

The reason Im asking this is because recently I have tried two different drivers that I liked and that I could visibly see have a little more carry distance than my current driver. The R9 TP super deep and the Adams Speedline 9064LS. BOTH have the new Aldila RIP shaft. Im wondering if these drivers feel better and go farther for me because of the shaft??? I know that the shaft is just as much a part of the club as the head, but could it be possible that one can gain me distance from a particular shaft? Ive never been officially "fit for a shaft," but I know which shafts ive had good luck with. Aldila and UST have been good to me. Wondering if I should throw the RIP shaft on my PING G15 or just get a new driver. Hahaha

Thanks for the input in advance.

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Originally Posted by n8dogg2669

The 9064 is a hot driver. Guys on the LDA are using these basically off the shelf and having success with them. I have been debating buying the Ping G15 or the 9064 myself.



I noticed that this year. Obviously their shafts are different. Stiffer, longer, etc…

Im really thinking about getting one. I don't think ill get rid of my PING. Ive been using it for almost a year now, but if I can find something better, I guess I should "trade up." Thats why I was wondering more if the shaft would help or a whole new club?

I have direct access to the Adams rep thru my club (he's a member too). SO I get some pretty sweet deals on Adams stuff. I don't know if it beats eBay, but ill have to check.

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Originally Posted by SVTGolfer

Im curious, Can I gain more distance from a shaft?

Im currently playing a PING G15 driver with a stiff Aldila "Serrano" shaft (supposedly low kick). I get about 230-250 of carry (Hard to determine exactly what my average "carry" is). And its a 9* loft.

The reason Im asking this is because recently I have tried two different drivers that I liked and that I could visibly see have a little more carry distance than my current driver. The R9 TP super deep and the Adams Speedline 9064LS. BOTH have the new Aldila RIP shaft. Im wondering if these drivers feel better and go farther for me because of the shaft??? I know that the shaft is just as much a part of the club as the head, but could it be possible that one can gain me distance from a particular shaft? Ive never been officially "fit for a shaft," but I know which shafts ive had good luck with. Aldila and UST have been good to me. Wondering if I should throw the RIP shaft on my PING G15 or just get a new driver. Hahaha

Thanks for the input in advance.

SVT,

You got to know your current Data from a launch monitor to get more distance from a shaft.   Do you need more launch angle?   Do you need less?

Increase backspin?   Blablabla...... then decide which shaft can be a match for your current driver.

The formula is like this:  Correct Driver Loft + Correct Driver Shaft flex + Correct Driver Shaft model + Correct Swing Technique = Max. Distance


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