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Help me find the right loft for a di for a 5 iron replacement
« on: February 21, 2018, 09:05:43 PM »
currently gaming the new epon 705s with jacked lofts 6 iron is 26* which really is like a 5 iron
and my 5 iron at 23 is like a 4. anyways my dilemma is i currently shafted the 25* epon 901 driving iron
with the 5 iron shaft. plays like 38.25" or so and i love it. but my wild mind is playing tricks on me
for obvious reasons the stock 5i is 23 and my di is 25 in the same 5 iron shaft.

question is should i have shafted the 22* instead which i have? i would rather use the same 5 iron shafts
to keep gaps and distances the same just want the forgiveness factor. i know driving irons play longer due
to lighter shafts and shaft lengths but in this case the 5 iron shaft is part of my 6-pw set.

if i had the 5 iron iron 23* and shafted with the 5i shaft and compared it to a 25* driving iron with the same identical
shaft would they fly the same? or would the 5i iron edge it due to stronger loft or would the 25 edge it due to perimeter weighting
launch etc etc.

sorry if i am making this more complicated than it is..

current set up is D, 3W, 5W 21 hybrid hybrid then looking for the ideal Driving iron  loft to replace 5iron with. many thanks in advance from
the mental gymnast!
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Re: Help me find the right loft for a di for a 5 iron replacement
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 04:31:44 AM »
Not sure anyone would be able to give you advice on that. I guess you will have to hit it on a LM or on the course to see if the gaping/spin/height is what you are looking for.
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Re: Help me find the right loft for a di for a 5 iron replacement
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 06:51:53 AM »
Not sure anyone would be able to give you advice on that. I guess you will have to hit it on a LM or on the course to see if the gaping/spin/height is what you are looking for.

Already pulled the 25* 901 in favor of the 22*.
Going to test it in the course tomorrow. Have a lot of tinderong
To do with regards to this spot in the bag.
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Re: Help me find the right loft for a di for a 5 iron replacement
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 08:57:19 AM »
Best DI I had was an Epon 901 with a Quadra 100i. Fantastic feel.
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Re: Help me find the right loft for a di for a 5 iron replacement
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 07:55:45 PM »
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What is the distance gap between the 21 degree hybrid and the 5 iron. Sounds like you don't really need a club in between. if you are replacing the 5iron then the right club would fill the gap between the 21 and the 6 iron. That would come from testing and probably using a LM to get dialed in.
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Re: Help me find the right loft for a di for a 5 iron replacement
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 07:56:49 PM »
Bend the 22 di to 23 and get the 705 5i shafted and have them go head to head...I think I'd find the 705 more forgiving...
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Re: Help me find the right loft for a di for a 5 iron replacement
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 01:28:29 AM »
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What is the distance gap between the 21 degree hybrid and the 5 iron. Sounds like you don't really need a club in between. if you are replacing the 5iron then the right club would fill the gap between the 21 and the 6 iron. That would come from testing and probably using a LM to get dialed in.

right now the 6 iron is my 175-180 club. i haven't tested the 5 iron distance as ive gone DI for this route.
so 185-195 is the spot that i need filling. 21* utility is around 200-210.

ive gone ahead and reshafted the 22* as i couldn't wait and i have to say i was pleased with the results. i was getting around 188-195
yards with this club combo and even landed before the green on a 195 yard(to the pin) against the wind so the DI combo is getting slightly
more distance than the 5i but thats ok i like the added height and forgiveness of the combo. im loving the fex 90 shaft. its super stable!

ash sorry if i wasn't clear i needed a club in between the 6 and the 21 ute. that is now the 22* 901 with fexDGL90.
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Re: Help me find the right loft for a di for a 5 iron replacement
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 01:29:36 AM »
Bend the 22 di to 23 and get the 705 5i shafted and have them go head to head...I think I'd find the 705 more forgiving...

The 901 22 is permanently mated to the DGLfex90. i pulled the 25 degree and benching her for future use.
the 901 is a lot more forgiving than the 5i it replaced!
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Re: Help me find the right loft for a di for a 5 iron replacement
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 06:44:29 AM »
C
What is the distance gap between the 21 degree hybrid and the 5 iron. Sounds like you don't really need a club in between. if you are replacing the 5iron then the right club would fill the gap between the 21 and the 6 iron. That would come from testing and probably using a LM to get dialed in.

right now the 6 iron is my 175-180 club. i haven't tested the 5 iron distance as ive gone DI for this route.
so 185-195 is the spot that i need filling. 21* utility is around 200-210.

ive gone ahead and reshafted the 22* as i couldn't wait and i have to say i was pleased with the results. i was getting around 188-195
yards with this club combo and even landed before the green on a 195 yard(to the pin) against the wind so the DI combo is getting slightly
more distance than the 5i but thats ok i like the added height and forgiveness of the combo. im loving the fex 90 shaft. its super stable!

ash sorry if i wasn't clear i needed a club in between the 6 and the 21 ute. that is now the 22* 901 with fexDGL90.
C that sounds really good. 
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