Need some help to understand lie and length
I'm 6'5" and for about the last 8 years have played Ping i20 maroon dot irons +1". According to Ping's color code chart maroon is 4.5* upright. Also, according to Taylormade's fitting guide, +1" would add an additional 2* of upright to the club, I think. So I think if that's true, I'm actually playing 6.5* upright? Which is probably way too upright. If I look at the Ping color chart as a reference, for my height they recommend +1" and either 2* or 3* upright, which would once again be close to 4* or 5* with the additional +1".
What I'm trying to figure out is if a clubmaker gives an option to make your club 2* upright and also lengthen your club +1", are they going to make that combination a total of 2* upright or are they going to make it 2* AND allow the +1" add another 2* in addition to the aforementioned 2*?
Also I got fitted before for these clubs, but the person was a Ping salesman and I don't really think he knew what he was doing. Therefore, I don't think I really need 6.5* upright. In fact, I almost want to go to 3* and +.50" as due to my ballstriking the +1" does seem a bit too long for my skill level. Most charts suggest +.5" I could get away with as I'm slightly under 6'5". I also read another trick recently where if you get in your golf position with an iron and slide a nickel under the toe of your club, the nickel should stop just before the center of your clubface to indicate an unconventional, but decent gauge of lie.
Thanks for any help in clearing this up for me.