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Old stock of TI Shafts sandvik

OrangeGravyOrangeGravy Advanced Members Posts: 1,115 ✭✭
Hi guys,



I just received a box full of old Titanium shafts from a buddy of mine's dad. He used to be a hobby club builder and gave me all of old equipment and what little stock he had sitting in the garage. Good timing too, because I just purchased a set up of ping eye 2+ irons that I need to clean up. I have no clue what any of the specs on these shafts are. Some have the Sandvik Titanium USA, TI Shaft on them with either blue, red, or brown colored shafts. The others are bare metal. Most of them have the ID marks on the grip end. All of them are new never used. I've searched the net, but can't get anywhere! As far as I have gotten is to measure all the tip sizes and there are iron shafts and Driver/Wood shafts. Does anyone out there have any knowledge of these shaft? Thanks for your help.



I live in the city where Sandvik Specialty Metals is located and I remember how big a deal it was here locally back in my 20's working at the golf course.

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  • NuckandCupNuckandCup Advanced Members Posts: 298


    Hi guys,



    I just received a box full of old Titanium shafts from a buddy of mine's dad. He used to be a hobby club builder and gave me all of old equipment and what little stock he had sitting in the garage. Good timing too, because I just purchased a set up of ping eye 2+ irons that I need to clean up. I have no clue what any of the specs on these shafts are. Some have the Sandvik Titanium USA, TI Shaft on them with either blue, red, or brown colored shafts. The others are bare metal. Most of them have the ID marks on the grip end. All of them are new never used. I've searched the net, but can't get anywhere! As far as I have gotten is to measure all the tip sizes and there are iron shafts and Driver/Wood shafts. Does anyone out there have any knowledge of these shaft? Thanks for your help.



    I live in the city where Sandvik Specialty Metals is located and I remember how big a deal it was here locally back in my 20's working at the golf course.




    Remember them well...early, mid 90s



    Slighty higher launch than the standard steel of the day...DGS300....but they played lighter. They were sub 100G IIRC Which was light back then. First graphite I used was Harrison Professional, they were 98 grams, and they felt the same, weight wise as the Titanium.



    Never used the irons, just the driver/fwy.
    Titleist 913 9.5 Diamana S+ 62
    Titleist 913 15 Diamana S+ 72
    Titleist 913 21 & 24 Diamana S+ 82
    Prototype Forged (Japan) 5-PW Modus3 120
    Vokey SM5 50.12F, 54.14F, 60.11F WV 115
    Scotty Cameron California Del Mar
  • ShamblesShambles Advanced Members Posts: 3,548
    NuckandCup wrote:



    Hi guys,



    I just received a box full of old Titanium shafts from a buddy of mine's dad. He used to be a hobby club builder and gave me all of old equipment and what little stock he had sitting in the garage. Good timing too, because I just purchased a set up of ping eye 2+ irons that I need to clean up. I have no clue what any of the specs on these shafts are. Some have the Sandvik Titanium USA, TI Shaft on them with either blue, red, or brown colored shafts. The others are bare metal. Most of them have the ID marks on the grip end. All of them are new never used. I've searched the net, but can't get anywhere! As far as I have gotten is to measure all the tip sizes and there are iron shafts and Driver/Wood shafts. Does anyone out there have any knowledge of these shaft? Thanks for your help.



    I live in the city where Sandvik Specialty Metals is located and I remember how big a deal it was here locally back in my 20's working at the golf course.




    Remember them well...early, mid 90s



    Slighty higher launch than the standard steel of the day...DGS300....but they played lighter. They were sub 100G IIRC Which was light back then. First graphite I used was Harrison Professional, they were 98 grams, and they felt the same, weight wise as the Titanium.



    Never used the irons, just the driver/fwy.




    I pretty much agree but will add that they can be dented in a bang up, which pretty much surprised me. Luckily it continued to play well as the dent was near the grip which did not affect my swing.



    They were good shafts but the grip end was a bit large and they provided no advantage that I could perceive regardless that they were a bit expensive.





    Shambles
  • NuckandCupNuckandCup Advanced Members Posts: 298
    Shambles wrote:

    NuckandCup wrote:



    Hi guys,



    I just received a box full of old Titanium shafts from a buddy of mine's dad. He used to be a hobby club builder and gave me all of old equipment and what little stock he had sitting in the garage. Good timing too, because I just purchased a set up of ping eye 2+ irons that I need to clean up. I have no clue what any of the specs on these shafts are. Some have the Sandvik Titanium USA, TI Shaft on them with either blue, red, or brown colored shafts. The others are bare metal. Most of them have the ID marks on the grip end. All of them are new never used. I've searched the net, but can't get anywhere! As far as I have gotten is to measure all the tip sizes and there are iron shafts and Driver/Wood shafts. Does anyone out there have any knowledge of these shaft? Thanks for your help.



    I live in the city where Sandvik Specialty Metals is located and I remember how big a deal it was here locally back in my 20's working at the golf course.




    Remember them well...early, mid 90s



    Slighty higher launch than the standard steel of the day...DGS300....but they played lighter. They were sub 100G IIRC Which was light back then. First graphite I used was Harrison Professional, they were 98 grams, and they felt the same, weight wise as the Titanium.



    Never used the irons, just the driver/fwy.




    I pretty much agree but will add that they can be dented in a bang up, which pretty much surprised me. Luckily it continued to play well as the dent was near the grip which did not affect my swing.



    They were good shafts but the grip end was a bit large and they provided no advantage that I could perceive regardless that they were a bit expensive.





    Shambles




    That's true, they were spendy...and trimming them was a little weird.
    Titleist 913 9.5 Diamana S+ 62
    Titleist 913 15 Diamana S+ 72
    Titleist 913 21 & 24 Diamana S+ 82
    Prototype Forged (Japan) 5-PW Modus3 120
    Vokey SM5 50.12F, 54.14F, 60.11F WV 115
    Scotty Cameron California Del Mar
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Advanced Members Posts: 18,080 ✭✭
    You might want to find someone with a frequency meter to profile the shafts for you (assuming you don't have a meter yourself that is). That way you can make an intelligent plan on how to tip them and such.



    I wouldn't mind trying one. Ti is so cool.
    Ping G400 driver w/Adila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    TEE XCG6 3 & 5 fairway woods & CB Pro U hybrid
    Ping G25 irons w/Recoil 95 F4's
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
    Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"
  • whiteout73whiteout73 Advanced Members Posts: 1,007 ✭✭
    I've got a set of Ping ISI Nickel irons with the Sandvik Ti X-stiff iron shafts. I still play them occasionally, and have always loved the shafts. I'm quite jealous of your haul, I must say. I used to assemble my own clubs 20-25 years ago. In high school, I had a TaylorMade Burner Plus (size of a 7-wood now), that I put a Ti shaft in, and my homemade 3-wood had one of the two-tone Sandvik Ti shafts.
    D - Ping G400 10-degree SFT, Diamana ka'li 70S
    3W - Tour Issue TM RBZ Tour TP 14.5, Diamana kai'li 70S
    Hy - TaylorMade 2009 Rescue TP 19, Aldila RIP 85S
    4-W - Ping i25, Ping TFC 189i graphite stiff
    UW&SW - Ping i25, Ping CFS
    LW - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 58 ES Grind
    P - Bettinardi BB28 Raw Limited
  • bk12bk12 Advanced Members Posts: 433
    Man, I loved those Ti shafts....really like the feel and look of them. Great "barn find".
  • OrangeGravyOrangeGravy Advanced Members Posts: 1,115 ✭✭
    I'll post photos when my camera charges up. One of the shafts says Tour Silver from Taylormade
  • OrangeGravyOrangeGravy Advanced Members Posts: 1,115 ✭✭
    Here are some pics. Sorry about the poor quality. I had to use my temporary walmart **** phone. It was quite a nice little hall. Sorry for all the pics, but I thought it might be fun to see if anyone recognizes an old shaft they may have used. I tried to capture the shaft ID numbers the best I could. Some are pretty faded. I measured and cataloged all of them if anybody wants to know what I have or has questions pm me!



  • Damo75Damo75 Advanced Members Posts: 711
    Score!



    I'll have to keep an eye on this thread in case you decide to look at parting with any of them.
    Titleist TS3 Even Flow 75X
    Taylor Made M2 Tour 3HL Kuro Kage
    Titleist 718 TMB 3-5 Project X PXi 6.0
    Adams A4 Tour 6-W DG X100
    Cleveland RTX 2 52, 56
    Brodgestone Prototype 60
    Taylor Made Spider Tour Red
  • OrangeGravyOrangeGravy Advanced Members Posts: 1,115 ✭✭
    Most are parallel tip .370 iron or hybrid shafts in the 37-40" range. The 7TX are taper tip. A few are .350 driver/3wood shafts. I was hoping there as a clear set of iron shafts 3-pw, but doesn't appear to be in there. Now I need some heads to try a couple of these out.



    I'm not emotionally attached to any of these really, so if anyone sees something they like let me know and I can give you more info if possible.
  • ValentValent Secret Asian Man Members Posts: 26 ✭✭
    I don't suppose there are any shafts left from this post four years ago?



    -VS

    TRAVEL SET
    Driver - TaylorMade 2009 Burner TP 8.5° | Royal Precision Sabre Tour Vector X Flex
    3-Wood - TaylorMade 2007 Burner TP 14.5° | Mitsubishi Diamana Blueboard 73X X Flex
    2-9 Irons - Mizuno MP-60 Cut Muscle | Dynamic Gold SL X100 Flex
    Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM6 50°/08F, 56°/14F, 60°/10S | Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex
    Putter - TaylorMade Rossa AGSI+ Daytona 6 | Golf Pride Tour SNSR Taper 104CC Grip
    Balls - Titleist Pro V1x

    HOME SET
    Driver - TaylorMade Aeroburner TP 9° | Matrix Ozik White Tie 5X3 X Flex
    3-Wood - TaylorMade Aeroburner TP 15° | Matrix Ozik White Tie 70X4 X Flex
    2-9 Irons - TaylorMade rac Forged TP | Dynamic Gold SL X100 Flex
    Wedges - TaylorMade EF TP 50°/09, 56°/15, 60°/10 | KBS Tour Wedge Flex
    Putter - TaylorMade Spider Blade 32 | Golf Pride Tour SNSR Taper 104CC Grip
    Balls - TaylorMade TP5x

    Grips - Golf Pride MCC | Black/Grey Plus4 ALIGN Midsize

    1-Iron Option - Mizuno T-Zoid Sure 16° | Dynamic Gold SL X100 Flex
    Putter Option - TaylorMade Rossa CGB Modena 8 | Golf Pride Tour SNSR Taper 104CC Grip
    Balls Option - Bridgestone Tour B X
  • JCAGJCAG John Curry Advanced Members Posts: 2,053 ✭✭
    I used to deal with Sandvik TI shafts. They were a Swiss? machine tool company that got into the golf shaft business. They came out about the same time as graphite shafts were beginning to take hold. The original concept was lighter than steel but same playing characteristics. They were expensive and harsh feeling so except for the strongest swingers, they never took hold. Try one for giggles sake but that is all. Sell them if possible.
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