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How much can a high kick characteristic shaft effect the loft or flight dynamic of a driver? Example:

 

I want to use a high lofted driver (10-10.5*) but want to lower the ball flight by using a high kick shaft. Instead of going with a 9-9.5* loft and going with a mid/mid-high kick.

 

What effect in ball flight does a high kick Vs. a mid kick shaft have on ball flight? Id o not know if you need SS or other information really. If all things being equal, technically can a 10.5* lofted driver have the same ball flight as a 9* with a mid kick? Maybe phrasing another question as:

 

How much difference can a high kick shaft on Vs. a mid kick shaft height wise?

 

All assistance is greatly appreciated.

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How much can a high kick characteristic shaft effect the loft or flight dynamic of a driver? Example:

 

I want to use a high lofted driver (10-10.5*) but want to lower the ball flight by using a high kick shaft. Instead of going with a 9-9.5* loft and going with a mid/mid-high kick.

 

What effect in ball flight does a high kick Vs. a mid kick shaft have on ball flight? Id o not know if you need SS or other information really. If all things being equal, technically can a 10.5* lofted driver have the same ball flight as a 9* with a mid kick? Maybe phrasing another question as:

 

How much difference can a high kick shaft on Vs. a mid kick shaft height wise?

 

All assistance is greatly appreciated.

 

Shaft bend profiles can change ball flight height immensly. Installing a high kick/tip stiff shaft in a high lofted driver is often a very good combo. The higher loft of the clubhead can achieve the desired higher initial launch and the high kick/tip stiff shaft can keep the spin rate down and keep the higher loft driver from spinning too much and ballooning the trajectory. What setup are you looking at?

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the launch angle and spin rate of the ball definetely affects the trajectory more than the actual kick point of the shaft...

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I was speaking to a club fitter recently who was empahising the importance of high launch, low spin. He said the shaft affected the launch characteristics greatly and that he uses high kick shafts to lower spin and keep the ball flight low. In fact he was using a 12 degree driver but installing a Fujikura Speeder 757 X to keep the spin low. I thought this sounded a great idea and sounds very similar to what you plan to do.

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