Originally Posted by therusty
I knew I wasn't a swinger
, but I never thought of myself as a hitter. Actually, I'd never heard of that classification system. The difference seems intuitively obvious, but hard to describe in words. I wonder what the technical difference is in the shafts. Torque? Kick point?
Yes, swingers have slower, smoother tempos and generally a bit slower swing speed. Timing & feel is everything for swingers. I really like to be able to feel the loading/unloading of the shaft at impact.
Hitters are faster tempo and generally a little higher swing speed. They generally prefer a bit stiffer shaft, different torque and kick points.
Put a shaft for a hitter in my hands and I feel like I constantly have to stand on it to make it produce. That's why I like Fujis and even my ProLaunch, I can stand on it when needed, but can also just swing it with great results & feel.