Steelfiber i95 or kbs tour hybrid proto?

MizunoMadeMizunoMade Members Posts: 41
Hi guys,



I have the honma tw-u forged 18* and I use it as a back up for tighter courses. I am looking to change the shaft to a steelfiber i95 or the kbs tour hybrid proto 95. The shaft at the moment is a modus 105.



Will it have a huge impact on swingweight as the modus is 106 grams?



No possibility to test the shafts where I live so any feedback is welcome. It will be used both of the tee and as a utility of the deck. Please advice!
[font=times new roman,times,serif]Driver: Mizuno st180 - Diamana Bf60x[/font]
[font=times new roman,times,serif]3 wood: Callaway rogue sz - GD Tour AD-DI 7x[/font]
[font=times new roman,times,serif]Hybrid: Callaway Rogue 19* - GD Tour AD-DI 85x ---Testing Srixon H85 veylix rome 988x[/font]
[font=times new roman,times,serif]2-Iron: PXG 0311x extreme dark - KBS Tour prototype hybrid 95s+[/font]
[font=times new roman,times,serif]Irons: Mizuno JPX919 Tour 5-pw - Project x lz 6.5[/font]
[font=times new roman,times,serif]Wedges: Mizuno T7 52&58 - KBS Custom Black Wedge shafts[/font]
[font=times new roman,times,serif]Putter: Toulon Atlanta Garage All black[/font]

Comments

  • pcs11pcs11 Members Posts: 1,151 ✭✭
    You will probably lose at least 1 SW point. Maybe 2 points going to Steelfiber i95.



    I have hit the Modus and i95 and I got lower flight with the Steelfiber. Both had very good feel.



    What are you playing in your irons now?
    Honma 727 430 10.5° - UST Elements Chrome 65
    Callaway XHot 3Deep 14.5 ° - KuroKage Tini Proto 70
    Callaway X2Hot Pro 19° - Oban Kiyoshi Purple 75
    Mizuno MP 18 FliHi (3-4) - Accra i100
    Mizuno MP 54 (5-9) - Accra i100
    Vokey 46° 52° 58° - KBS Tour 115
    Bettinardi BBF1 or Bettinardi Kuch2
  • MizunoMadeMizunoMade Members Posts: 41
    I see.

    I am playing modus 120x in my irons, but I was thinking that a graphite shaft would help a bit with launch from the deck.
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]Driver: Mizuno st180 - Diamana Bf60x[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]3 wood: Callaway rogue sz - GD Tour AD-DI 7x[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]Hybrid: Callaway Rogue 19* - GD Tour AD-DI 85x ---Testing Srixon H85 veylix rome 988x[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]2-Iron: PXG 0311x extreme dark - KBS Tour prototype hybrid 95s+[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]Irons: Mizuno JPX919 Tour 5-pw - Project x lz 6.5[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]Wedges: Mizuno T7 52&58 - KBS Custom Black Wedge shafts[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]Putter: Toulon Atlanta Garage All black[/font]
  • mcs4mcs4 South FloridaMembers Posts: 648 ✭✭
    MizunoMade wrote:


    I see.

    I am playing modus 120x in my irons, but I was thinking that a graphite shaft would help a bit with launch from the deck.




    The two shaft characteristics that might help you get a higher launch are (1) a different bend profile that results in a higher launch for your swing or (2) lighter weight, which could potentially equate to higher swing speed, which in turn should equate to higher launch (all other things being equal).



    In the old days graphite was more likely to meet those two factors, but these days there are a bunch of stouter graphite offerings (like the Steelfibers) and lower weight, higher launching steel shafts, so material is not really relevant here. You're better off looking around for shafts that are expected to be higher launching than your current Modus shaft, and possibly also lighter, regardless of whether they are steel or graphite. I'm not familiar with the KBS, but the Steelfibers probably will not launch higher.
    Cobra King F7 (Kuro Kage Silver TiNi DC 60, stiff)
    Cobra AMP 4w (Comp CZ)
    Mizuno MP-H4 3 iron (Aldila Tour Green 85)
    Mizuno MP-H4 4 iron (Steelfiber 95)
    Mizuno MP-25 5-PW (Steelfiber 110)
    Ping i E1, 50 deg. (Recoil 110)
    Nike Engage 56 deg. (Recoil 95)
    Nike Engage 59 deg. (Recoil 95)
  • geochitowngeochitown Members Posts: 1,614 ✭✭
    edited Jun 14, 2018 #5
    could look at pxi 6.0 or 6.5...



    lightweight, higher launching steel (115 g or so raw)



    or look here for some info on kbs tour hybrid and other hybrid shafts (some good reading)



    http://www.golfshaftreviews.info/category/categories/hybrid_golf_shafts/



    says KBS is slightly lower launching



    Graphite Design AD-HY could be a higher launcher for you
    Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
    TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - TP6HD Firm tipped xx" - 44.25" (CANNON!)
    TEE XCG7 Beta 5W 18* - Matrix 8M2 stiff tipped 1.625" at 41.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Diamana Thump T93 Stiff untipped at 38.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 38.25"
    Maxfli Revolution Black 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43,48) at -1/2" length DGS300U
    Vokey SM4 52-08F
    Cleveland TA588 57-10 (bent to 56*)
    Vokey SM5 60-07S
    Coutour Dornoch Putter 33" - 365g Head - SS Flatso 2.0
  • MizunoMadeMizunoMade Members Posts: 41
    I am not a subscriber so I could only read the first part, but thanks for the link.



    I am not a fan of the ad di lines and so on. I am probably wrong but I have it in my head that a graphite shaft would make the utility iron easier to launch if the shaft has a mid launch profile and is made for hybrids.



    I tend to launch my irons high but steel in a utility makes me cautious when I attack the ball.
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]Driver: Mizuno st180 - Diamana Bf60x[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]3 wood: Callaway rogue sz - GD Tour AD-DI 7x[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]Hybrid: Callaway Rogue 19* - GD Tour AD-DI 85x ---Testing Srixon H85 veylix rome 988x[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]2-Iron: PXG 0311x extreme dark - KBS Tour prototype hybrid 95s+[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]Irons: Mizuno JPX919 Tour 5-pw - Project x lz 6.5[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]Wedges: Mizuno T7 52&58 - KBS Custom Black Wedge shafts[/font]
    [font=times new roman,times,serif]Putter: Toulon Atlanta Garage All black[/font]
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