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Tip trimming and swing weight

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MarcTremors    0
Hey guys, Recently decided to bring my driver in to be cut down from 45.25 to 44.5 it's a 9° Cleveland classic xl custom and I love it I can rip it but I'm not always consistent so I wanted more control, the shaft is a Miyazaki tour issue Jdl 6 in stiff and I hit it so high, I also find it to be pretty light and whippy and it seems like it's too easy to lose track of the club head, so I decided to have that .75" removed from the tip to get it playing a little boardier, my question is how much is that .75 gonna influence swing weight, I know it won't be as drastic as removing it from the butt end as its smaller in diameter there fore weighing much less but will I need to adjust? I hate light feeling drivers.

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boogielicious    1,159

From the Titleist site:

Each 1/2 inch of shaft reduction equals about 3 swing weight points.  Every swing weight point will take 2 grams of club head weight to get back.  So you are looking at 6 grams in the head to shorten the shaft 1/2 inch and keep the same swing weight.  Swing weight is about feel though and you might be ok with just trimming. Trim it and see and then add lead tape until you like it.  Once you are happy, weigh the tape and get the right weight for your club.

http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/team-titleist/f/7/t/22696.aspx

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MarcTremors    0
Yeah I'm quite familiar with that information, my question was referring the difference trimming from the tip would have on swing weight as you would be take away less shaft weight since it's essentially half the diameter as the butt end. Or is there no difference?

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Dave2512    275

Graphite shafts are so light I doubt which end makes much difference. Length seems to be the biggest factor. Sounds like you need a different shaft. If you add weight to the head to get the SW back where you want it if will probably make it play a little soft at the tip anyway. If you want a boardy feeling shaft look into the House Of Forged stuff.

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WUTiger    450
Graphite shafts are so light I doubt which end makes much difference. Length seems to be the biggest factor. ...

Maybe not much difference on swingweight, but... Tip-trimming a shaft has a major impact on stiffness, because you're trimming back the most flexible part of the shaft. Butt-trimming will increase stiffness slightly, but you would need precision equipment to measure the change.

Here's a Golf Digest piece on what players get out of tipping driver shafts:

http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-tours-news/2009-04/gw20090427johnson

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