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Not trying to be facetious, which ever one fits your swing best.

 

Angle of attack with the FWY plays a huge role so without knowing that we'd just be guessing.

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1 minute ago, ShortSticks said:

What do you think would be the best setup for a 3 wood that would be long and easy to hit from fairway. Pick one and explain why.

 

1) High loft 16.5* with a Low/Low shaft.

 

2) Regular loft 15* with a Mid/Mid shaft.

 

3) Low loft 13.5* with High/High shaft.

It's not that simple. If you don't get along with a high/high shaft or low/low then it doesn't matter what head is on the end, you'll hit it like crap. The best thing is to get the shaft you like and then pair it up with a head you like and use loft to get desired spin, launch, carry, etc. 

 

If you want a canon off the tee then get a sub 14 degree 3w. If you want to optimize carry then go higher loft. 

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23 minutes ago, ShortSticks said:

What do you think would be the best setup for a 3 wood that would be long and easy to hit from fairway.

Pick one and explain why.

 

1) High loft 16.5* with a Low/Low shaft.

 

2) Regular loft 15* with a Mid/Mid shaft.

 

3) Low loft 13.5* with a High/High shaft.

 

From the fairway 16.5* loft.

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Answer is not this simple as you won’t just be able to magically find one of those combos that works in those categories you could end up with a 16.5 and a high launch shaft that works best 

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Fit the head to the launch you need, then figure out the shaft to tweak from there. Option 1 or 2 could both work, I find a 13.5 comes out too hot but others may find differently. 

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Whatever one has the right shaft for you would be the best option, and depending on your swing you may benefit more from the higher lofted 3w.  All things equal, there's not going to be a huge distance difference between 13 and 16 degrees.  You'll need to figure out what loft works best with your swing and what you want to accomplish with the club, but find the right shaft first.

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11 hours ago, jvincent said:

Not trying to be facetious, which ever one fits your swing best.

 

Angle of attack with the FWY plays a huge role so without knowing that we'd just be guessing.

 

10000%

 

I used to think low/low with high loft was the cool thing, then realized my swing works better with mid/high, so I lofted down and the fit is so much better. Goes for the whole top of my bag D/F/H

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