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  • Does Weight Setting in Adjustable Drivers Matter ???

    OK, the question is if, in your opinion/testing/experience the
    weight setting/distribution in a driver head matters. Like Weight Screws in older drivers, and sliding weights in more modern drivers.

    Mostly, i'm interested in the weight distribution from heel to toe, resulting in DRAWS and FADES depending on where the weight is ?

    I have seen many posts on these forums, mostly from Fitters, that this weight shifting doesn't matter, but the SHAFTS are the main factor that determines the ball flight. So this old guy remains CONFUSED, but i have a feeling that i'm not alone here
    IMHO, and based on my endless testing, IT DOES, and this without a doubt !!!

  • #2
    When a had the R7 driver I loaded it with all heavy weights ,it didn't last long, lol.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nearace View Post
      When a had the R7 driver I loaded it with all heavy weights ,it didn't last long, lol.
      Hope you gripped down couple of inches, LOL.

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      • #4
        Definitely see a difference in spin on a launch monitor moving front to back. Havenít tried lateral.

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        • #5
          yes, redistributing the weight in adjustable heads does make a difference in their ball flight.
          It worked with lead tape so why wouldn't it work with weight / sliding screws.
          Things change.

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          • #6
            Used to have trouble with hitting hooks. I don't hit a fade but sliding the weight on my driver to full fade seems to really help prevent me from going left.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by veryold View Post
              OK, the question is if, in your opinion/testing/experience the
              weight setting/distribution in a driver head matters. Like Weight Screws in older drivers, and sliding weights in more modern drivers.

              Mostly, i'm interested in the weight distribution from heel to toe, resulting in DRAWS and FADES depending on where the weight is ?

              I have seen many posts on these forums, mostly from Fitters, that this weight shifting doesn't matter, but the SHAFTS are the main factor that determines the ball flight. So this old guy remains CONFUSED, but i have a feeling that i'm not alone here
              IMHO, and based on my endless testing, IT DOES, and this without a doubt !!!
              I think you misread these threads. Every one I have seen on the subject says sliding weights make a big difference and that shaft means very little in terms of ball flight correction.
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              • #8
                Like your post, and below is just a joke, OK
                Originally posted by ScrappyChip View Post

                I think you misread these threads. Oh no, i know i'm loosing my vision, but now it looks like i'm starting to loose my brain Every one I have seen on the subject says sliding weights make a big difference and that shaft means very little in terms of ball flight correction. Oh boy, if i said that ...

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                • #9
                  Sliding or moveable weights do make a difference, but less so than face angle. In my experience, when fighting a slice, an offset or closed face driver will do more to straighten out ball flight than moving weights to the draw position. Doing both gives the most effective results.

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                  • #10
                    One has to have a fairly consistent swing to begin with to see/feel diff.
                    after all its just physics not voodoo science anyway.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheBaconator View Post
                      when fighting a slice, an offset or closed face driver will do more to straighten out ball flight than moving weights to the draw position. Doing both gives the most effective results.
                      Correct !
                      "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened "

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                      • #12
                        doesn't the weight in the heel/toe help close/open the face soon or later?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rusty88 View Post
                          doesn't the weight in the heel/toe help close/open the face soon or later?
                          heel-sooner

                          toe-later
                          Things change.

                          Cobra Fly Z+ ProjectX Handcrafted 50LZ
                          Cal Steelhead 3,5 RCH99firm
                          Cleve Halo 19*hybrid s300
                          Cleve TA3 4-Pw TTX100
                          Cleve 53,57 s300
                          Cal Tuttle

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                          • #14
                            Playing my M3 with only 1 weight.....and it's set far back and towards the heel to promote forgiveness and a draw bias.

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