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    Shaft/Loft combo & its effect on launch...?

    For those of you with far more technical knowledge and club fitting insight than I have, what would you expect the ball flight differences to be between a 9 degree driver with a mid-launch shaft, and a 10.5 degree driver with a low launch shaft?

    I realize different heads, different shafts, and different swings make this question impossible to answer with a one size fits all type explanation. Im just curious.

    I play a 9 degree head with a mid-launch shaft now. When Im hitting it well, its low to mid flight, and pretty straight. Im wondering if a lower launching shaft, but with a 10.5 degree head, might squeeze out any more carry.

    FWIW, I generally have a a flat or negative AoA. Im working on a swing tweak with my pro that may, or may not, change that. But it will improve path consistency and club head speed. So I dont want to do a fitting again at the moment; not until I have that grooved a little more. Just trying to get ideas of head and shaft combos Im going to want to try.
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    I believe the clubhead has a significantly bigger impact on launch spin than the shaft.
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    Golffest is correct. The head is going to have more of an impact on launch than the shaft will. The head will launch differently. The shaft is just fine tuning


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    Thanks, guys. That’s what I assumed. I don’t want to go 10.5 degree and mid-launch, because I’ll hit moon balls. But in theory, a low launch shaft with a 10.5 head would take off a little higher than a mid launch and a 9 degree...yeah?

    Or I go low launch shaft, stick with a 9 degree, and just learn how to hit up on the ball. So many options....
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    Apex CF 16, 5-AW - Project X LZ 6.0
    MD4 W Grind 54/12 & MD4 X Grind 60/12
    Evnroll ER2 - SS GTR 1.0
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