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how to get swing weight up?

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Recently purchased a Cobra F9 with tensei white 60 tx playin 43.5. Just had it weighed at C9! That's with the 14g and 2g weights on the bottom. I also have the 18g weight.

I want to get this up to around D3, but dont want to just add a bunch of weight to the head. I read through the archives as much as I could, and sense that I can add some lead tape to the butt end (either under the grip or below the grip).

How much weight will the 18g weight add? Also will putting lead tape on the butt end change the performance of the shaft?

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  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals  6590WRX Points: 575Handicap: 3Posts: 6,590 Marshals
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    Adding any weight to butt end will decrease swing weight.

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    Changing the 14g to the 18g will add 2 sw points. 2g = 1 sw point

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    To get to D3 from C9 you need 8 grams of weight added to head.

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    Add lead tape to the clubhead. It's a time honored practice.

    Some of my clubs are safe from X-Rays or other radiation....

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    got a good laugh from me NRJyzr

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    thanks all

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    Also, you don't have to get stuck on D3. If C9 is too light, D1 or D2 may work for you better than D3. I find chasing same driver swingweight between different shafts is a folly more than a fix. YMMV

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    Apply a lower weight grip. take your watch off.

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    This right here. If you "read the archives" on swing weight and didn't know that adding weight to the butt end decreases it, you didn't do enough research. Plenty out there on the concept with a search of the web.

    Play it as it is, then add small strips of lead tape until it feels "right" (if they are even necessary). Adding lots of weight to a driver head once it is shortened makes it harder to square the clubface, so it may play even better with a lower swing weight.

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