Blades and distance



  • sphna12dsphna12d Members  549WRX Points: 136Posts: 549 Golden Tee
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    I’ve seen multiple reports from sites and on here that the Wilson Staff’s spin a bit less than some other models which could lead to some extra distance. YMMV.

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    Ditto this, I've also heard that the Wilson Staff blades tend to be longer than most. As for the rest, hit a modern blade vs any blade from 40 years ago and you'll quickly learn that there can be quite a bit of difference in spin and distance between two chunks of solid metal.

  • Old Tom MorrisOld Tom Morris Members  304WRX Points: 267Handicap: 14Posts: 304 Greens
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    Set like Ram Tour Grind and Wilson FG-17 are four degrees weaker than modern muscle back sets.

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    True, there's a solid club's difference in loft between the two, but I'd wager that's because the COG is significantly lower in the new club meaning the actual launch angle will be similar from one to the other.

  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10352WRX Points: 3,551Handicap: 8Posts: 10,352 ClubWRX
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    If you are playing blades max distance should be the last concern.

    it is still a concern, it is just the lowest on the list. That being said, if I had to pick a blade that was above average In distance off good strikes. I would pick the ping blueprints.

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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7298WRX Points: 1,357Handicap: 7Posts: 7,298 Titanium Tees
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    I'm afraid it's not the case, it's just marketing BS. CGs tend to be all over the place, but the super high CG blades tend to be considerably farther in the past than sets like FG-17s or Golden Rams.

    A few CG examples: Wilson 78 Tour Blades, .778; FG Tour 100, .828; Ram TG-898, .778; Mizuno MP-11, .771; MP-14, .687; MP-33, .718; MP-4, .762; MP-18, .849...

    The "low CG requiring lower lofts" is largely a myth. Aside from the above, several posts on WRX from Tom Wishon on the subject.

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  • PedronNiallPedronNiall Members  2183WRX Points: 136Posts: 2,183 Platinum Tees
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    If you skip to where I mentioned in the video I linked on page one that's what was seen. The newest Wilson Staff Model blades had the highest average ball speed and carry distance and lowest average backspin.


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