Tensei Orange/Hzrdus Yellow Speed Loss. Help
Ok, I need some help here gang...
Last year I semi fitted myself into a Cobra F9 cranked down to 7.5° with an untipped 76g Hzrdus Yellow 6.5 shaft. Mostly because the speed I picked up while tweaking and keeping the same swing weight. I like the feel but the launch and more so the spin, are just too high (averaging 13.5°/3200 ish.
Seeing the numbers and reading through the forums after the fact, I became aware that the Hzrdus Yellow is notorious for being spinny. So loving the counterbalancing and further reading through the toll bro’s reviews, among others, I went ahead and bought a 70tx Tensei Pro Orange tipped 1/4”, totally expecting to keep the spin I gained with the Hzrdus, and knock off 400-500 rpm.
What I got was 3-4mph less average swing speed, maybe 100 or so less spin, and 10 yards less of distance.
I’ve weighed both shafts (Hzrdus is 1g heavier) and the balance points are identical. Although the Tensei is clearly more firm.
I’m 30 years old, 10 handicap, 119-122 SS, up to 128-129 if I really step on it. Just past parallel at the top with a fairly aggressive tempo, and slightly early release.
Given the above info and the extra time some of us have on our hands at the moment; can someone explain to me why I might be losing so much swing speed? Thanks fellas