I am playing Callaway X-Forged 2013 irons with KBS C-Taper X-Stiff shafts, soft stepped by one. I know I have a number of swing flaws/faults causing me inconsistent ball striking, typically poor setup and address, rocking from front to back among others that cause me to not get solid contact & pull/hook my shots.
I have read the spine aligning (puring) can improve ball striking by aligning the shaft to the correct plane and removing some of the inherent mechanical changes in the shaft during a golf swing, and keeping those changes to a minimum.
Is this a benefit to someone who has my swing faults (no magical cure I know, I still have to practice) and is looking at the setup of his equipment to help combat some of these issues on the course?
On the SST Pure website it explains the reasons for and the benefits of shaft alignment. The one thing we know is that shafts are not perfectly straight or perfectly round. The USGA states that a golf shaft has to flex the same,no matter it’s orientation. Unfortunately, if a shaft is not perfectly straight or perfectly round, it can not flex the same in all orientations. SSt Pure convinced the USGA to allow this process because it simply identifies the principle plane of oscillation of a golf shaft, tells us how to install the shaft so that it will perform as if it was perfectly straight and perfectly round, which means it will perform as consistently as possible. The shafts job is to deliver the head as consistently as possible to the ball. Identifying the optimum way to install a shaft, like the SST Pure process does, insures the shaft will perform consistently, no matter what type of player you are. Our job as club builders is to eliminate all the inconsistencies in a club that might contribute to poor performance. The data from SSt Pure shows that clubs that have shafts that have been Pured deliver the club head to the ball in a more consistent manner, for tour pros as well as amateurs, no matter what the skill level. You are correct that swing faults can only be cured by instruction, dedication and practice, but knowing that the shaft and club are not contributors to poor performance can give a player confidence that the poor shots are not the fault of the equipment. There is a reason why the vast majority of Tour professionals have shafts that have been optimized through the SSt Pureing process.