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  • HOW FAR WILL GOLF CLUBS BEND / FORGED vs CAST

    Interesting experiment: the guy bent forged and cast irons till breakage, to see how far the'll go.
    My note: he bent them flat - wonder if bending them upright will yield diff results ???

    Last edited by veryold; Jan 4, 2022, 02:35 PM.
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    What was the point of doing that?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Benz View Post
      What was the point of doing that?
      Winter boredom

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      • #4
        In my experience, you can bend much flatter than you can upright. When I was learning how to do it a friend gave me an old Callaway X Forged iron (the original one that kind of looks like an X20 tour) and said have at it. He wanted to show me how much pressure it took to bend it. I think I got it 15* flat and then about 10* upright before I realized how much I had actually bent it. You could see the shaft bending out the hosel but it didn't break surprisingly. Conversely, I've broken some cast irons trying to move them only 1 degree, other case I have moved 3-4* no issue, and broken forged clubs before (hosels crimped with spider cracks) on only a couple of degrees as well. There really is no rhyme or reason to why something is going to go, it just does.
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        • #5
          Didnt watch but I have bent soft stainless heads that are cast as far as 7/8/9*

          I have also seen forged heads crack at 2*


          it really, just depends IMO
          Last edited by Weirfan; Jan 4, 2022, 05:57 PM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by DriveItHome View Post
            In my experience, you can bend much flatter than you can upright. When I was learning how to do it a friend gave me an old Callaway X Forged iron (the original one that kind of looks like an X20 tour) and said have at it. He wanted to show me how much pressure it took to bend it. I think I got it 15* flat and then about 10* upright before I realized how much I had actually bent it. You could see the shaft bending out the hosel but it didn't break surprisingly. Conversely, I've broken some cast irons trying to move them only 1 degree, other case I have moved 3-4* no issue, and broken forged clubs before (hosels crimped with spider cracks) on only a couple of degrees as well. There really is no rhyme or reason to why something is going to go, it just does.
            Thanks so much for this, really appreciated
            I was interested in "upright bend" because as i advance in age, i find myself needing more and more upright irons - even more than Ping's Maroon Dot (5* up, IIANM). Wonder if the Chrome starts cracking when going past, say 5* on Forged Clubs ?

            And also thanks to @Weirfan !


            Last edited by veryold; Jan 4, 2022, 07:30 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Benz View Post
              What was the point of doing that?
              Exactly

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Weirfan View Post
                Didnt watch but I have bent soft stainless heads that are cast as far as 7/8/9*
                ???
                Why would anyone want to bend an iron 7-9*?....doesn't make much sense to me.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mr22putt View Post
                  ???
                  Why would anyone want to bend an iron 7-9*?....doesn't make much sense to me.
                  Just playing around and to see how far it would go
                  this was after a former poster/member here said he bent this particular soft cast head 9*....i had to see for myself
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Weirfan View Post

                    Just playing around and to see how far it would go
                    this was after a former poster/member here said he bent this particular soft cast head 9*....i had to see for myself
                    Sorry to bug, but have you ever tried to bend Accuform Irons ? AFAIK, they were made of some sort of "softer steel" ?
                    And how much upright they may go before cracking ???
                    All best and thanks

                    And BTW, Dechambeau's irons are around 10* upright
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by veryold View Post
                      Sorry to bug, but have you ever tried to bend Accuform Irons ? AFAIK, they were made of some sort of "softer steel" ?
                      And how much upright they may go before cracking ???
                      All best and thanks

                      And BTW, Dechambeau's irons are around 10* upright
                      Used to be. His irons arent that upright anymore.

                      And his are manufactured that way custom for him. They are not bent 10* upright.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by veryold View Post
                        Sorry to bug, but have you ever tried to bend Accuform Irons ? AFAIK, they were made of some sort of "softer steel" ?
                        And how much upright they may go before cracking ???
                        All best and thanks

                        And BTW, Dechambeau's irons are around 10* upright
                        Accuforms were made from 303 Stainless, far softer than many 1020 carbon steel heads.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rgk5 View Post

                          Accuforms were made from 303 Stainless, far softer than many 1020 carbon steel heads.
                          Yea ! As were the heads we bent as much as 9* so quite possible they can be bent similarly
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                          • #14
                            @rgk5 and @Weirfan
                            Thanks, much appreciated
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Benz View Post
                              What was the point of doing that?
                              Ever see Mythbusters? They'd prove/disprove the original idea, but then would take it to ridiculous extremes just to see what would happen IF...
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