Adjustable Drivers and Shafts

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Sep 10, 2018
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Royal Cape South Africa
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MP18 SC
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Taylormade 10.5 M1 (2017) motore 6.2 X flex
#1
Hi all

Not sure if been posted before but I need to know what effect the shanging of shaft settings have on the performance of shafts. I’ve been playing golf for 30 years and have always spined my shafts. From driver to wedges.
With the new adjustable drivers where the actual shaft turns to new setting obviously the spine changes. I have a tour spec shaft which will go into my ST190G shortly but am a bit concerned it may affect the performance. I know the modern shaft are way better but surely in graphite spine still valid. Any other members that have seen difference in feel and performance with changing the settings?

Regards

Cassie
 

MrK20

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Germany
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Mizuno / 2016 JPX EZ Forged, S5, MP T-4 / 5-PW, 50°, 54°+60°
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Mizuno / JPX 900 / 10.5°D, 14°F, 18°F, 22H, Fujikura Speeder Evo II 757 X(D, F), Fujikura SIX R(H)
#2
I cannot imagine that the rotational angle in which the shaft is being put in the head makes any difference to the Performance or feel of the shaft. The shaft doesn't get twisted around any axis, it's out of the head turned and put back in, there should be no physical difference. The only Thing it should effect is the lie angle as well as the face angle and, thereby, the effective loft of the Driver.
Personally I have not felt any difference no matter the Setting in which I have my JPX 900.
 

DennisMiller

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Miami, Florida
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JPX-900 Hot Metal
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JPX-EZ
#3
I always heard spining was much more important with steel shafts and much less important with graphite shafts. Anyone know for sure?
 
Joined
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Royal Cape South Africa
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MP18 SC
Driver
Taylormade 10.5 M1 (2017) motore 6.2 X flex
#4
Hi Dennis
Exactly why I asked the question. It might not make a big difference these days with the advances in technology it might not be an issue but asked the question for our fellow Mizuno members and gurus. Torque bowing and bending in my layman’s mind must have an influence. Takes me back to my pole vaulting days, one way only or you land flat on your back 🤦🏻‍♂️
 

PaulBoy

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JPX900 Tour 4-PW S300 AWT
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Titleist TS2 UST V2 Black (2019)
#5
I can see why a glued in steel shaft might perform better with correct spine alignment, but as most drivers are adjustable using adapters, I don't believe these would be made with any sort of spine alignment? - Just my opinion of course! - You could always drop Bryson De C an email to verify (?)
Paul
 
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DennisMiller

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JPX-EZ
#6
I think spining is more a matter of creating the best possible consistency in a set of clubs with steel shafts. I'm not sure it makes anything better other than the consistency of the flex pattern. For that matter, I seriously doubt 90% of us would feel or recognize the results of spining our clubs. I know I wouldn't.

All the same, if the question about whether graphite shafts need to be spined, or even if they can be, someone much closer to the business of shaft building and design needs to chime in. If I was gluing together a set of clubs, all I would know if to get the shaft logo lined up the same way from one club to the other.
 
Joined
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Royal Cape South Africa
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MP18 SC
Driver
Taylormade 10.5 M1 (2017) motore 6.2 X flex
#7
I can see why a glued in steel shaft might perform better with correct spine alignment, but as most drivers are adjustable using adapters, I don't believe these would be made with any sort of spine alignment? - Just my opinion of course! - You could always drop Bryson De C an email to verify (?)
Paul
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