Raw Shaft length/trimming question

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TitleistESQTitleistESQ Members  111WRX Points: 25Handicap: 21.8Posts: 111 Fairways
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Hi all,



I am relatively new to contributing to the WRX forums (longtime lurker).



Anyways, I am in the process of building my first set of irons and have a question that I hope someone or multiple people can help me out with.



I am planning to rebuild my iron set with TT/DG S-300 taper shafts and want them to play 1" longer their previous length. (Note: I do not need them hard/soft-stepped).



The 6-iron i was playing was 37.5" long, stock from factory.



In looking online at vendors offering the shaft, I noticed that a replacement TTDGS300 6-iron shaft was listed at 38.5" on every site.



I guess my question is, if I wanted the 6-iron to play 38.5" would it really be as simple as just purchasing this 6-iron shaft at 38.5, epoxying it into the head and not needing to fuss with any butt-trimming? (I have never ordered raw length shafts and am wondering if I am missing something here!)



Again, I would appreciate any tips and advice - I've seen a lot of conflicting info surrounding the topic and figured a direct question would be best.



Thanks,

R
Posted:
Current Setup in Bold
913d2 9.5* ---> 10.25* Diamana D+ 70 X-Stiff

913h 17* ---> 16.25* (@ 16.25*) Diamana D+ 90 X-Stiff
913h 19* (@ 20.5*) Diamana D+ 90 X-Stiff

712u 2i Project X 6.0 (2* Strong @ 16*)
712u 3i Project X 6.0 (2* Strong @ 19*)
712u 4i Project X 6.0 (2* Strong @ 22*)

710cb 5-P Project X 6.0 (2* Strong)

Vokey SM5 49, 53, 57, 61* Project X 6.0 (61* @ 5.5)

SC 2014 GoLo 5
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  • BuddhaBuddha Members  757WRX Points: 20Handicap: 13.2Posts: 757 Golden Tee
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    That 38.5 listed length, especially if for a new shaft, is going to be the raw length. Butt trimming will still be needed. Most irons will add between 1" and 1 1/4" to the shaft length. The TM TP RAC irons I have shafted, and the Adams CMB have both added 1" to the length, so if I wanted a 38.5" playing length 6 iron, I would have the shaft at 37.5, thus a 38.5" shaft would require an inch to be trimmed.
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  • TitleistESQTitleistESQ Members  111WRX Points: 25Handicap: 21.8Posts: 111 Fairways
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    Buddha wrote:


    That 38.5 listed length, especially if for a new shaft, is going to be the raw length. Butt trimming will still be needed. Most irons will add between 1" and 1 1/4" to the shaft length. The TM TP RAC irons I have shafted, and the Adams CMB have both added 1" to the length, so if I wanted a 38.5" playing length 6 iron, I would have the shaft at 37.5, thus a 38.5" shaft would require an inch to be trimmed.




    thanks for the thoughts - I see what you mean on the raw v. assembled length differences
    Posted:
    Current Setup in Bold
    913d2 9.5* ---> 10.25* Diamana D+ 70 X-Stiff

    913h 17* ---> 16.25* (@ 16.25*) Diamana D+ 90 X-Stiff
    913h 19* (@ 20.5*) Diamana D+ 90 X-Stiff

    712u 2i Project X 6.0 (2* Strong @ 16*)
    712u 3i Project X 6.0 (2* Strong @ 19*)
    712u 4i Project X 6.0 (2* Strong @ 22*)

    710cb 5-P Project X 6.0 (2* Strong)

    Vokey SM5 49, 53, 57, 61* Project X 6.0 (61* @ 5.5)

    SC 2014 GoLo 5
  • Howard_JonesHoward_Jones Members  11041WRX Points: 1,931Posts: 11,041 Titanium Tees
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    Its quite simple



    Raw shaft length + Bottom of bore to ground (1" as stated above) plus grip cap 1/8 = play length

    38.50" + 1" + 1/8 = 39 6/8



    Butt cut down to your prefered play lenght, and add grips
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  • TitleistESQTitleistESQ Members  111WRX Points: 25Handicap: 21.8Posts: 111 Fairways
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    I hear what you guys are saying on this. It is settled haha - I figured I was missing something here!
    Posted:
    Current Setup in Bold
    913d2 9.5* ---> 10.25* Diamana D+ 70 X-Stiff

    913h 17* ---> 16.25* (@ 16.25*) Diamana D+ 90 X-Stiff
    913h 19* (@ 20.5*) Diamana D+ 90 X-Stiff

    712u 2i Project X 6.0 (2* Strong @ 16*)
    712u 3i Project X 6.0 (2* Strong @ 19*)
    712u 4i Project X 6.0 (2* Strong @ 22*)

    710cb 5-P Project X 6.0 (2* Strong)

    Vokey SM5 49, 53, 57, 61* Project X 6.0 (61* @ 5.5)

    SC 2014 GoLo 5

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