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Cutting Taylormade R11s driver shaft???

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I have a taylormade R11s driver with the stock aldila phenom shaft (stiff shaft). I hit the club the way i want some of the time, but consistent control and center face contact is more important to me than distance (averaging 260y to 270y). I want to cut the 45.75 inch shaft about an inch and a half to 44.25 inches for more control. I was advised cutting the shaft from the but end will not affect the shaft flex or kick point, but it will affect the swing weight which is currently at D-4. My question is for each half inch cut from the shaft how much weight do I need to add to the club head (lucky that R series taylormade drivers have external weights that can be increased or decreased)???
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Dont know the specific answer to your question, but Sergio plays an R11s cut down to 43"....
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Here's a good link on swing weights: http://www.golf-components.com/swing-weight-chart-woods.html Looks like you'll have to add about 12 grams of lead tape to your driver head to restore the swing weight if you cut off an inch and a half.
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I want to keep the R11s driver at the same swing weight D-4 after the shaft has been cut.
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Every half inch equals 3 swing weight points, and every swing weight point equals 2 grams on club head. So you need 6 grams to balance half inch cut. For an inch and a half, that means 18 gram on the head.

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That's the key; I will use those measurements, thank you.
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Originally Posted by Kujan

Here's a good link on swing weights:

http://www.golf-components.com/swing-weight-chart-woods.html

Looks like you'll have to add about 12 grams of lead tape to your driver head to restore the swing weight if you cut off an inch and a half.


The nice thing about the R11 series is that he won't need ugly lead tape.  He can just buy heavier weights for it.  A lighter grip will help also.

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