- Aug 10, 2006
Thanks Lyle. By 'feel' I mean soemthing useful that can help the player, feeling something but not knwoing what it is afaiac, is just irrelevant. Unless the ball flight changes I can't see how it can be of benefit, knowing something feels different, not knowing what it is and not seeing any visible changes in flight.. CPM numbers on their own are just meaningless though aren't they? Was it Tim who said ' its just a number'
1/3 of a flex can begin to affect ball flight, be it slightly but it can affect it. Changes in feel are also important. If something doesn't feel right to player the make changes, be them conscious changes or changes that occur subconsciously. CPM numbers are an excellent resource when used correctly. When we use it compare shafts of the same make and model, and to match the flex of irons in a set. For example if you're comparing a TTDG and project X shaft the cpm numbers are useless. When comparing 2 TTDG shafts however, the cpm numbers give us a way of knowing precisely how much different in flex one shaft is from the other.
As for Tim saying its just a number, he was referring to swing weight.