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EXPERIMENTAL! – (Radical Adjustable Weighting System Concept)


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Experimental Adjustable Weighting System

 

Here is an exclusive inside look of an experimental concept drawing for a new adjustable weighting system.  I thought this one was kind of interesting…there is a pivot point located in the center of the head which can be swung from the heel to toe.  The rest of the design is a bit too radical…but then again so are a large % of the drivers coming out nowadays.  So you never know…you might just see something like this hitting the shelves from a major OEM sometime soon.

 

There are going to be more and more radical designs being pushed through in the next few years that will truly shock you guys.  I have seen some stuff on the drawing board from some of the major OEM's lately that are pretty creative and wild.  There are a couple right now that are close to coming out of the prototype stage that are pretty shocking.  But how many of these radical designs will actually provide any benefit to the golfer is the real question.

 

“Shock & Awe” Driver Technology

 

Lately…many of the major OEM's seem to be resorting to more of a “Shock & Awe” type marketing plan when designing their clubs.  This way it is almost impossible not to be drawn to their product when you walk through your local golf shop.  But unfortunately…more times then not there is little to no benefit to the advertised technology.  But the guys with the big dollars will do their best to figure out a way  to make you think that their is no way your game can improve without it.

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It is amazing how radical designs are getting these days. The question is do you really think that a driver this orthodox will be able to move in the market? It would have to be the straightest and longest driver in the world and be able to back it up.

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I am not a fan of adjustment. There I said it. For me it erodes my confidence. Getting fitted is one thing. The club fitter knows what is best for me.

However, if I have the chance to mess with settings, that little voice will ask if it set right during my backswing. Adjusting it with a pro to fit my swing is one thing, but then

contemplating changing settings to course conditions is an extra thought that takes away from my game.

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Wilson prototype? So, what's exactly going on internally with that pivot point that you can adjust the weight?

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Kind of like this from Tom Wishon.

 

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Yeah, that was similar to what I was envisioning in my head but was looking for confirmation.

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Very interesting. What do you think about Powerbuilts approach with their Air Force 1 Drivers?

 

I try not to think about Powerbuilt much to be honest.

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Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

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Very interesting. What do you think about Powerbuilts approach with their Air Force 1 Drivers?

 

I think the nitrogen is a gimmick, air is 78% nitrogen, but the fact that it is compressed air is smart. Personally I have not found any distance gain, but that's just me.

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I think the nitrogen is a gimmick, air is 78% nitrogen, but the fact that it is compressed air is smart. Personally I have not found any distance gain, but that's just me.

Nitrogen gas would make more sense as it is far more inert than "air". Compressed air would contain oxygen that could oxidize the club from the inside out. Helium, a noble gas, would be perhaps the best gas because it is even less reactive than nitrogen.

 

Also can you explain why it is smart if you did not find distance gain. I am having trouble understanding your logic.

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Friend of mine won one, he loves it over his Nike Driver, said it added about 20 yards on his drives. I will get a chance to hit it next time I play with him(golf you perverts!)

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That is a "radical" design, and I think Batman would approve.

 

Any reason why the pivot point weighting would be better/more effective than MWT or FastTrack? Or is it just the latest variation on a theme?

 

Can't imagine that it would be better or more effective. I do recall that Tom addressed the driver c/c issue (his was @ 400,iirc) but with the advent of newer materials perhaps they have now found a way to get to the 460 range.

BTW - Toms design designation for his driver was the 715 and a search on his forum will yield you lots of info on the pros/cons of the design.

 

As to the Powerbilt, which I find intriguing, there have been a number of positive responses on one forum in particular (wr...) and Leith Anderson has found it effective and the numbers proving out on a trackman.

 

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