Originally Posted by Razor Shines
Ah. Well just playing in the wind with other guys. Guys that I'm much longer than in wind neutral situations but they have a low trajectory and they're affected much less by wind in our face. If I've got a long par four or five with a head wind I'm dead.
You're probably not that far off from where you should be. With your swing speed, it should be a high launch, but some people just have swings that naturally launch it a little higher (at least I think that's the case. Redhook can correct me if that's inaccurate). A low launch, low spin shaft will probably help you. I think the one you have is a "made for" one and not the genuine Diamana.
Obviously, the best way to go about this is to go to a good fitter and get hooked up on the launch monitor and have them measure launch angle and spin rate and try a bunch of different setups. But short of that, there are things you can try.
With that high a swing speed, some people have had success switching to a heavier shaft. I'm guessing yours is a 70g shaft (72 in the name). That's on the heavier side for driver shafts, but some manufacturers recommend 80 grams for swing speeds that high. Or you may need a higher "swingweight" (I'm not going to try to explain that here). Adding a bit of lead tape to the clubhead would accomplish that.
You can also have them "tip" the shaft, which is just fitter lingo for trimming more from the tip of the shaft and less from the butt than standard to get to the right overall length. This will will generally reduce spin, but can reduce feel for some players.
I used to be a real geek about this stuff and I have experimented with all kinds of setups. That's the benefit of doing all my own shafts. It's not hard to do and you can usually find high quality shafts used online. But I found a setup that works for me across all my clubs so I haven't kept close to it. But I recall the most popular low launch low spin shaft being the Diamana whiteboard. I think the Axivcore green and Proforce V2 red were also considered good quality shafts with this profile, and less expensive than the whiteboard.
Do you ever tee off with a fairway wood? How is your launch on that?