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Ok, so I know the recommended weight config. for the r7 is 28 grams (the 4 screws added up together). Does anyone play with a config. higher than 28 grams? I have posted the exact configs of what touring pros used in certain tourney's a couple times this yr., and maj. of the time the weights added up to 28 grams, or slightly less. Just curious to see if anyone plays their's higher than 28? Also, what are the disadvantages of playing above 28 grams as well. I know the sw would increase, but what else would happen that could be beneficial or detrimental? Thanks

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I play with 2 extra grams in my 425. The reason is simple.

 

If found the draw bias setups recommended by TM extreme. Placing all the weight in the heel affected the balance and contributed to timing, and/or the dreaded hosel rocket.

 

Through trial and error, I am happy with a heel to toe setup of:

4-14-10-2. If I could find a 0 or 1g weight for the toe, I would use it. If it is windy, I move the inside to the outside for a lower trajectory. It gives the head a slight draw bias without causing it to become unbalanced.

 

In the grand scheme of things, the extra 2g is not huge so it's impact on things should be minimal.

 

In general, a heavier clubhead will cause the shaft to play softer.

 

In terms of what the pros play, my understanding is their swingweights are signicantly higher then retails. I notice many of them have lead tape on the toe of their drivers.

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R7 Tour 400cc, from heel to toe.........2..10..10..4 @ D-3.5 :golfer: Rombax 6V05 greenweave kills @ 45"

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I play with 2 extra grams in my 425. The reason is simple.

 

If found the draw bias setups recommended by TM extreme. Placing all the weight in the heel affected the balance and contributed to timing, and/or the dreaded hosel rocket.

 

Through trial and error, I am happy with a heel to toe setup of:

4-14-10-2. If I could find a 0 or 1g weight for the toe, I would use it. If it is windy, I move the inside to the outside for a lower trajectory. It gives the head a slight draw bias without causing it to become unbalanced.

 

In the grand scheme of things, the extra 2g is not huge so it's impact on things should be minimal.

 

In general, a heavier clubhead will cause the shaft to play softer.

 

In terms of what the pros play, my understanding is their swingweights are signicantly higher then retails. I notice many of them have lead tape on the toe of their drivers.

 

well i was thinking about experimenting with 12-6-6-10 (toe to heel), which would be 34 grams (6 grams more than the recommended 28)...i am a tall, athletic guy who has a pretty fast swing speed and would believe the higher sw (this setup is D-7.5) would help control my misses and help me stay on plane more often. I know Ernie's Driver is D-8, and he is a tall guy like me. Anyway, I thought I would just experiment and see what happens. I have a 110 gram shaft in my driver now that is counter-balanced to feel like 90, so if it plays softer because of the higher swing weight, it may not be too bad...we'll see

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Ok, so I know the recommended weight config. for the r7 is 28 grams (the 4 screws added up together). Does anyone play with a config. higher than 28 grams? I have posted the exact configs of what touring pros used in certain tourney's a couple times this yr., and maj. of the time the weights added up to 28 grams, or slightly less. Just curious to see if anyone plays their's higher than 28? Also, what are the disadvantages of playing above 28 grams as well. I know the sw would increase, but what else would happen that could be beneficial or detrimental? Thanks

 

 

I play an R7 Shallow at 44" with weights of (from toe to heel) 12/13/13/10.

 

This swingweights for me to D3 with a fuji six stiff.

 

I like the total weight and balance point feel. Usually hit a straight to slight draw.

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I have an R7 400cc 9.5. Speeder 757 s flex

 

48 grams total. (cool) :golfer:

 

2 x 14 grams in the rear ports, 2 x 10 grams in the front, mainly just to increase the swingweight. The setup would be neutral, high launch. Standard swingweight just feels too light for me, as do most standard 400cc plus drivers.

 

I'm not trying to pull a Hulk Hogan act here, It just feels right to me.

I've been playing this config for about 6 months now and when I pick up a buddy's driver it just feels like a balloon on a stick.

 

I am going to experiment with some other configs, probably using 10's and the 2's from the standard setup.

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I have an R7 400cc 9.5. Speeder 757 s flex

 

48 grams total. (cool) :golfer:

 

2 x 14 grams in the rear ports, 2 x 10 grams in the front, mainly just to increase the swingweight. The setup would be neutral, high launch. Standard swingweight just feels too light for me, as do most standard 400cc plus drivers.

 

I'm not trying to pull a Hulk Hogan act here, It just feels right to me.

I've been playing this config for about 6 months now and when I pick up a buddy's driver it just feels like a balloon on a stick.

 

I am going to experiment with some other configs, probably using 10's and the 2's from the standard setup.

 

That is a sw of E8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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Ok, so I know the recommended weight config. for the r7 is 28 grams (the 4 screws added up together). Does anyone play with a config. higher than 28 grams? I have posted the exact configs of what touring pros used in certain tourney's a couple times this yr., and maj. of the time the weights added up to 28 grams, or slightly less. Just curious to see if anyone plays their's higher than 28? Also, what are the disadvantages of playing above 28 grams as well. I know the sw would increase, but what else would happen that could be beneficial or detrimental? Thanks

 

 

I play an R7 Shallow at 44" with weights of (from toe to heel) 12/13/13/10.

 

This swingweights for me to D3 with a fuji six stiff.

 

I like the total weight and balance point feel. Usually hit a straight to slight draw.

 

aww....with those weights, u r looking at an E8, not a D3 (cool)

 

I am guessing you meant 12-3-3-10 :golfer:

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My R7 425 is setup for a mid fade bias (heel to toe): 2-4-12-14

 

So, I added 4 grams for a total of 32, which I believe puts it at a D8 with the stock 45" shaft. I'm pushing some drives to the right so I might have over done it a bit. I'm not sure how I will adjust it from there. But, I like the heavier swing weight. It allows me to feel the head going back and it has smoothed my swing out. More center hits = greater distance despite the lower swing speed. :golfer:

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Hybrid Cobra King F8 22* Aldila Rogue Pro 75

Irons Ping G425 5-GW Power Spec DG 105

Wedges Ping Glide Stealth 54*/58* Z-Z115

Putter Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 8 35"

Ball Bridgestone e12 Contact

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OK, played around the Japanese Weight configurator from the other thread. It looks like if I want to dial down the fade and raise the ball flight, then I should move it to (heal to toe): 2-10-14-6

 

I will give that a try and see how it goes. The models don't line up exactly so I'm still not sure on the swing weight. The stock U.S. R7 425 weighs in at D4 with the stock shaft and standard weights in. So, if I added 4 grams, that should make it a D8. Am I right?

Driver  Callaway Mavrik 10.5* Project X Evenflow Riptide 50
Fairway Callaway Epic Speed 15* HZRDUS Smoke

Hybrid Cobra King F8 22* Aldila Rogue Pro 75

Irons Ping G425 5-GW Power Spec DG 105

Wedges Ping Glide Stealth 54*/58* Z-Z115

Putter Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 8 35"

Ball Bridgestone e12 Contact

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I play with 2 extra grams in my 425. The reason is simple.

 

If found the draw bias setups recommended by TM extreme. Placing all the weight in the heel affected the balance and contributed to timing, and/or the dreaded hosel rocket.

 

Through trial and error, I am happy with a heel to toe setup of:

4-14-10-2. If I could find a 0 or 1g weight for the toe, I would use it. If it is windy, I move the inside to the outside for a lower trajectory. It gives the head a slight draw bias without causing it to become unbalanced.

 

In the grand scheme of things, the extra 2g is not huge so it's impact on things should be minimal.

 

In general, a heavier clubhead will cause the shaft to play softer.

 

In terms of what the pros play, my understanding is their swingweights are signicantly higher then retails. I notice many of them have lead tape on the toe of their drivers.

 

well i was thinking about experimenting with 12-6-6-10 (toe to heel), which would be 34 grams (6 grams more than the recommended 28)...i am a tall, athletic guy who has a pretty fast swing speed and would believe the higher sw (this setup is D-7.5) would help control my misses and help me stay on plane more often. I know Ernie's Driver is D-8, and he is a tall guy like me. Anyway, I thought I would just experiment and see what happens. I have a 110 gram shaft in my driver now that is counter-balanced to feel like 90, so if it plays softer because of the higher swing weight, it may not be too bad...we'll see

 

Well I tried this combo today and was really impressed. I was driving it straight and well over 300 consistently, which allowed me to shoot even par...surprised since only my 3rd time out this season...if you guys like a heavy sw around D-7.5, the 12-6-6-10 combo is great

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