Bending Wedges

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Is it better to bend a 56 to 58 or 60 to 58? Or is it really the same thing?
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2017 M1 440 10.5, Project X Even Flow Black 65 6.0
2017 M1 3W, Project X Even Flow Blue 75 6.0
RBZ Stage 2 18*H,Project X Even Flow Blue 85 6.0
Srixon z945 4-P, DG S300
Nike Engage DS 52* DG S400
Nike Engage TS 58* DG S400
Callaway X-Forged 64* DG S400
Putter... Who needs that?
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  • BCCBCC Whatever works !!! Members  1771WRX Points: 113Handicap: 4Posts: 1,771 Platinum Tees
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    56 to 58 will add 2* bounce, 60 to 58 will minus 2* bounce.
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  • mat562mat562 My ex had an irrational phobia of salad cream. Honestly. Members  10967WRX Points: 198Posts: 10,967 Titanium Tees
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    It depends upon what you're looking to achieve in the finished product.



    As everyone knows by now (I'd imagine) loft increases similarly increase the bounce angle on a clubhead by a proprtionate amount and vice versa. The starting and finishing bounce angles should be taken ito consideration when you think about the finished club. Wedges often have sole widths and sole grinds that vary with differently-lofted models and should also factor into your thinking. A wider sole will play differently to a narrower one, even when the bounce angles are nominally the same, and a marked sole grind on a wedge can change everything still further. Face shapes can also be subtly different between differently-lofted clubs too. A 60 degree wedge often has a very different shape to a 56 degree wedge so, when you knock them both to, say, 58 degrees you get a very different appearance depending upon which of the two wedges is in your hands - aside from the sole and bounce differences. They most certainly won't be the same.



    Offset will also be affected by loft changes. Nearly all loft adjustments will produce a variation in the look the player will get at address since bending the hosel will usually affect the way the leading edge sits in relation to the forwardmost part of the hosel. Adding loft will decrease offset; strengthening a wedge will increase it and make the leading edge sit more behind the hosel, framing the look at address more than before.



    Make an objective assessment of what you want to see in the finished club with the desired specs, factor in the above, and then pick the best starting point for you to get that look and those on-paper specs. Then set about it with the bending bar and, possibly, the grinding wheel to get what you're after.
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  • AcesAZAcesAZ Members  3460WRX Points: 0Posts: 3,460
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    Agreed on the offset point for sure, IMO you're better off bending the 56 to 58, decreasing the offset and adding some bounce.
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  • mister2coolmister2cool Members  3876WRX Points: 206Posts: 3,876 Titanium Tees
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    Thanks guys.. I totally didn't think about the offset part.
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    2017 M1 440 10.5, Project X Even Flow Black 65 6.0
    2017 M1 3W, Project X Even Flow Blue 75 6.0
    RBZ Stage 2 18*H,Project X Even Flow Blue 85 6.0
    Srixon z945 4-P, DG S300
    Nike Engage DS 52* DG S400
    Nike Engage TS 58* DG S400
    Callaway X-Forged 64* DG S400
    Putter... Who needs that?

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