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Any advice on fitting me for a new driver?

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I currently have an 8.5 degree Taylormade R80 with an aldilla nv65 stiff shaft.  I went to Dick's sporting goods and hit some drivers on their matt with a machine which measured my swing speed at 87-89, ball speed at 130-132, launch angle at 17 degrees, and spin at 2100-2200.  According to the chart on the wall which had various ball speeds and accompanying launch angles and spin, I needed 14-16 degrees launch and 3500-3700 spin.  The drivers I hit were 10.5 degree regular shaft, and one 9.5 stiff.  I also hit my current driver and didn't seem to hit it significantly worse than the others.  My ball striking was solid with most hits on the sweet spot.  My question is what should I be looking for in terms of shaft and driver head degree based on the data I received.  Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Thanks.  I was wondering if there is such a thing as too low spin.  Would I need more spin with my 130 ball speed?  The launch chart seemed to indicate that was the case.  If so, how do you achieve this other than using a high spinning ball?  Would a 10.5 degree face offer more spin than a 9.5?  Is there something in a shaft I should look for that would help my numbers such as kick points and tips etc.?  I turn 65 soon and know that my swing speed will only get slower.

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look at an adjustable driver- most are that way now of course.     10.5 loft good to start with - since the new drivers are lower spinning machines these days..    may need an upgraded shaft - something a touch lower torque than the stock offerings..  3.9* for example..   for control purposes..    good options>  jetspeed by taylor made, ping G20, callaway x2hot coming out.   good forgiveness in these models and shaft upgrades nice also..   flex: regular and look at getting the driver to play at 45'' length.    again a good control length and plenty of distance still.

loft: 10.5 for forgiveness and control..     spin will be fine as - it helps with lower swing speeds - to get the max launch..      go test drive a few..

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