Jump to content

Question about Tungsten Powder


Recommended Posts

When using tungsten powder in an iron for swingweighting, is the goal to get the powder into the hosel itself, or does it not matter? I guess my question is if the iron shaft already has a stock tip weight in it but you are trying to add more weight, the tip weight would block the powder from getting into the hosel, so the powder would sit in the shaft. Is that ok? Talking in context of steel shafts only here.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 5
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

You'll need a ram-rod for the cork - you can use that before adding the powder to check how far down it can go.   BTW after a length change, it's usually better to re-weight with lead tape (

The issue you will have is that you are now adding weight further away from the CG of the head and now risk moving the CG toward that place.   Adding weight that high up not only will take more weight to move the SW scale, but the club will start to feel like crap.  You are best to take the club apart and put in heavier weights in the hosel area or even use lead tape on the head to get the SW that you want.

 

There are those that will repeat an old golfer makers tale about weight above the hosel will make shafts break - that is a fairly tale.  The primary issue is putting weight in an area that will adversely affect the clubs performance.

Ping G400 9º TFC 419 Stiff at 45"

Jazz 3 wd Powercoil Stiff
Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
TM R7 TP 3i Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
Vokey SM2 52º cc, Ping ES 56º and ES 60º
Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.75"
MCC Align Midsize

Link to post
Share on other sites

The further it goes down the shaft, the more effective it is at managing the swing weight.    That's why powder is a bad choice for graphite shafts - the ID is so small that you can't get much down close to the hosel.    So for steel it really depends on how big the tip weight is (and if too much epoxy was used).   All but the biggest tip weights (or sloppiest epoxy jobs) should still leave plenty of room in the hosel for some powder to be added without any real issues.

 

C.G. movement isn't going to be much of an issue as long as the total added weight (tip weight plus powder) doesn't exceed 10 to 15 gm depending on the sensitivity of the player.

Edited by Stuart_G
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Stuart_G said:

The further it goes down the shaft, the more effective it is at managing the swing weight.    That's why powder is a bad choice for graphite shafts - the ID is so small that you can't get much down close to the hosel.    So for steel it really depends on how big the tip weight is (and if too much epoxy was used).   All but the biggest tip weights (or sloppiest epoxy jobs) should still leave plenty of room in the hosel for some powder to be added without any real issues.

 

C.G. movement isn't going to be much of an issue as long as the total added weight (tip weight plus powder) doesn't exceed 10 to 15 gm depending on the sensitivity of the player.

Thanks, that makes sense. I am likely adding 4 to 6 grams max after i cut down the shafts by 0.5". 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

Thanks, that makes sense. I am likely adding 4 to 6 grams max after i cut down the shafts by 0.5". 

 

You'll need a ram-rod for the cork - you can use that before adding the powder to check how far down it can go.

 

BTW after a length change, it's usually better to re-weight with lead tape (at the range) by feel instead of with a swing weight scale.   In your case, wrap it around the hosel since that's where the powder will go.   Then you can replace the tape with powder after you've dialed it in.

Edited by Stuart_G
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with the post above. Better to add lead tape on the range to fine tune the weight. Or just pull the heads and re-do the whole thing. While Ive never had a steel shaft snap with powder, It has happened with one ( just one) graphite shaft. Thing splintered like a cheap fishing rod meant for bass but caught a marlin instead. Ive built up alot of clubs and after that dont ise powder for graphite. Ever. The ramrodding of the cork prob trashed the inside of the shaft and caused the failure. Just my 1 cent opinion. Id rather use heavier tip weights or tape. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 American Express WITB & Equipment Photos- Links and comments
      We are back on the ground at the American Express PGA event.
       
      Here are links to all the galleries:
       
      Cameron putters - 2021 American Express
      PXG Gen 4 prototype drivers - new putters
      UST Maymiya LinQ shafts - American Express 2021
      Mitsubishi Kaili & MMT shafts - American Express 2021
      Titleist TSi 2 & TSi 3 hybrids - American Express 2021
      TaylorMade putter cover for Palm Springs/Palm Desert - American Express
      New Aldila Synergy, Ascent & prototype shafts - American Express 2021
      Callaway Apex Pro iron, Epic Driver and fairway, Apex iron & hybrid - American Express 2021
      New Perfect Practice training aids - American Express 2021
      New KBS prototype shafts - American Express 2021
       
        • Like
      • 17 replies
    • Kevin Na WITB: 2021 Sony Open Winner (pics and specs)
      Kevin Na's What's In The Bag?
       
      Specs are on the front-page as well-
      https://www.golfwrx.com/645178/kevin-nas-winning-witb-2021-sony-open/
       
      Driver- Callaway GBB Epic (9 degrees) Graphite Design Tour AD GP 6 TX
      3w- Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (13.5 degrees) Mitsubishi Diamana RF 70 TX
      5w- Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (18 degrees) Mitsubishi Diamana RF 80 TX
      Hybrid- PXG 0317 X Gen 2 (19 degrees) Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95X
      Irons- Callaway Rogue Pro (4), Callaway Apex Pro 16 (5-PW) True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
      Wedges- Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (54), Vokey Design prototype (’18) (60-06K ) True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
      Putter- Odyssey Toulon Madison
      Grips- Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus4
      Ball- Titleist Pro V1x
       

       
        • Like
      • 37 replies
    • SIM up close
      Here some pictures up close of the SIM only for now.  
       
      Wk
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 155 replies
    • 2021 EQUIPMENT LAUNCHES (Running thread of all our launch pieces)
      A continually updated table of contents of our front page 2021 equipment launch stories for your reading pleasure. 
       

      Callaway
      Apex irons, Apex Pro irons, Apex DCB irons Apex hybrids, Apex Pro hybrids  
      Mizuno 
      MCraft putters
      Ping
      G425 driver G425 fairway woods, hybrids and crossover G425 irons
       
      PXG 
      PXG 0211 series
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 49 replies
    • JT with a Ventus in the Tsi3?
      https://www.instagram.com/p/CJo-yEVDcyC/?igshid=1llg9lvv71oco
      • 212 replies

×
×
  • Create New...