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I've been talking with the fine folks at Orange Whip and today it seemed like a coincidence when a student/golfer had an Orange Whip Wedge in his bag. Though it's intended mostly for working on the short game, I filmed two swings in order to demonstrate how the shaft goes into slight forward deflection and how the forces in the golf swing act on the clubhead and to help line up the shaft at impact. First one was pretty good, second was a bit on the toe. The super whippy shaft (again, the OW Wedge is primarily intended for short game work!) leads to an odd follow through (my left knee stays bent). I think it's because it feels like the clubhead is lagging so far behind that you have to "stay down" on it and NOT "extend/jump" for power or something… but… this provides a good demonstration of how a normal shaft behaves - it's actually in forward deflection (slightly) at impact. There's no real reason for this video other than the coincidence of messing around with this after talking with the Orange Whip folks. The golfer and I talked briefly about what the video showed and he was intrigued to know. When hit with a full swing (again, not the intended use for the OW Wedge, as I understand it) the ball goes about 2x or more higher. It feels a LOT more flexible when waggling or doing slower, smaller movements than it appears to behave in the golf swing. Look at the bend in the takeaway, for example. This is why I think the OW Wedge may be a good thing for a short game thing. The forces are slower. They can help a player continue to accelerate so they DON'T flip their hands with a wedge when hitting a chip shot. If I get a chance to review the OW Wedge I think it can really help some perpetual short game "flippers." P.S. No rolling shutter on this camera.