Any high swing speed players prefer softer iron shafts?

Treyball344Treyball344 Members Posts: 102 ✭✭
Swing the driver between 117-120 and 6 iron at about 96/97 but find s300's the easiest shaft to square up. Maybe my swing is just busted???
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  • Downtown_Brown_41Downtown_Brown_41 Members Posts: 580 ✭✭
    You can use whatever works. JB Holmes uses S400’s and he is in the 120’s with a driver. Some jive with softer and some with firmer
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  • PigemsPigems Members Posts: 10,884 ✭✭
    My SS is around 115+ and I use S300’s. I’d like to try the X100 at some point but haven’t come across any to try out yet. The S300 works great for me personally though.
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  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,873 ✭✭


    Swing the driver between 117-120 and 6 iron at about 96/97 but find s300's the easiest shaft to square up. Maybe my swing is just busted???




    Swing speed is only one factor in shaft fitting. There's also tempo, timing, and "release point"
  • BearinthewoodsBearinthewoods ClubWRX Posts: 181 ClubWRX
    Cwebb wrote:



    Swing the driver between 117-120 and 6 iron at about 96/97 but find s300's the easiest shaft to square up. Maybe my swing is just busted???




    Swing speed is only one factor in shaft fitting. There's also tempo, timing, and "release point"




    This is great information- its about much more than just swing speed. I have a friend who plays R300's and swings about as fast as I do, but 7.0s dont work for his swing.
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  • b.mattayb.mattay New WRX'er Members Posts: 486 ✭✭
    I have tried irons with everything from KBS Tour V 90's (Reg) to Project X 7.0. Honestly, aside from feel, they perform almost identically until I get into the long (3-5) irons.
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  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,821 ✭✭
    Pigems wrote:


    My SS is around 115+ and I use S300's. I'd like to try the X100 at some point but haven't come across any to try out yet. The S300 works great for me personally though.




    I prefer softer flex shafts due to how I load the shaft. You'll definitely like the X100 better if you like S300. Better yet, softstep 1x the X100.
  • PigemsPigems Members Posts: 10,884 ✭✭
    4rheel wrote:

    Pigems wrote:


    My SS is around 115+ and I use S300's. I'd like to try the X100 at some point but haven't come across any to try out yet. The S300 works great for me personally though.




    I prefer softer flex shafts due to how I load the shaft. You'll definitely like the X100 better if you like S300. Better yet, softstep 1x the X100.




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  • BirdieBobBirdieBob PXG Members Posts: 4,052 ✭✭
    I'm a slower swing speed person and I prefer a very stiff shaft. I use the stiffest shaft possible provided I maintain the proper height on the shot. That stiffer shaft with its stiffer tip is better for control I find.

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  • VA_AstraVA_Astra ClubWRX Posts: 1,860 ✭✭
    I play X in my woods, but only play 5.5 in my irons, they just work for me.
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  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,229 ClubWRX
    It all depends on how you load and unload the shaft. My 7 iron carry is 170 and I’m using Recoil 660 F3’s. Don’t like a stiffer shaft.
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  • RobERobE Members Posts: 169
    Being as there's no hard and fast rule of what swingspeed equals what shaft flex, and being as there's also no hard and fast rule among the manufacturers regarding standards for shaft flexes, I've always looked at it in two terms: 1) shorter clubs I want softer shafts to increase feel (in the same manner that manufacturers produced soft wedge-flex shafts for wedges), 2) my longest clubs I was my stiffest shafts to increase control (so my driver and maybe fairway wood), 3) everything else is somewhere in between flex wise.

    So have x-flex in my drivers, tipped S-flex in my fairways, S-flex in my hybrids and long to mid irons, Wedge-flex in my 9iron and wedges.



    But that's me, your results may vary.
  • rileypratherrileyprather Members Posts: 251
    Driver swing speed is 115. 7 iron carry just increased to 175 by switching to project x 5.5’s. Fitting matters!
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  • GMR2ironGMR2iron Members Posts: 1,525 ✭✭
    Driver ss is 105-106, play stiff in driver, 3 wood, and 2 iron, but my irons are Project X LZ 5.0. I just feel I have more control over my irons, and it easier to smoothly turn the ball over.
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    Cwebb wrote:



    Swing the driver between 117-120 and 6 iron at about 96/97 but find s300's the easiest shaft to square up. Maybe my swing is just busted???




    Swing speed is only one factor in shaft fitting. There's also tempo, timing, and "release point"




    This is great information- its about much more than just swing speed. I have a friend who plays R300's and swings about as fast as I do, but 7.0s dont work for his swing.




    It goes to show that swing speed isn't the only determining factor when choosing flex.
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  • NeverfazeNeverfaze Members Posts: 869 ✭✭
    I hoard Tour Concept X1 iron shafts, i've got like 3 complete sets of them I won't get rid of. I've been fitted for TC X100's SS 1x and they are basically perfect for me, 6 iron swing speed is 94 mph. They feel softer than X100s and have a more active tip section (which I like the feel of), a great option if your a high swing speed guy but like a little feel in your irons.
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  • bc1bc1 Members Posts: 223 ✭✭
    Driver swing 117 or so. X in woods C taper stiff in irons. Don't like anything stiff feeling in irons. I rarely hit very full shots on course, so these load well for my 3/4 shots. I think most guys are hitting a lot of less than full shots on course...something to consider
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  • PigemsPigems Members Posts: 10,884 ✭✭
    bc1 wrote:


    Driver swing 117 or so. X in woods C taper stiff in irons. Don't like anything stiff feeling in irons. I rarely hit very full shots on course, so these load well for my 3/4 shots. I think most guys are hitting a lot of less than full shots on course...something to consider




    That’s typically how I play. Unless I need a super high spinny shot, 3/4 irons shots are typically how I roll. So much more control that way I find.
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,836 ✭✭
    Neverfaze wrote:


    I hoard Tour Concept X1 iron shafts, i've got like 3 complete sets of them I won't get rid of. I've been fitted for TC X100's SS 1x and they are basically perfect for me, 6 iron swing speed is 94 mph. They feel softer than X100s and have a more active tip section (which I like the feel of), a great option if your a high swing speed guy but like a little feel in your irons.




    I had that set up in 2 iron sets, Miura tourney blades in satin and Ping s58's in dark green version .. silky they were
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  • HidekiWoodsHidekiWoods Members Posts: 241 ✭✭
    I play s400 and love it.
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  • vanillafunk616vanillafunk616 Members Posts: 552 ✭✭
    I think you'll find a lot of slow swing players who prefer extra shafts round these parts.
  • Treyball344Treyball344 Members Posts: 102 ✭✭
    Played S300’s for the last couple weeks and they feel and timing feels right...but the ball flight is so high and ballooning with spin - never had that issue in my C taper 130. Looking to find something in between. Maybe px lz 6.5.
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  • provxprovx Members Posts: 827 ✭✭
    Swing 115-118 and use stiff recoils in irons to help with hand pain, really like them
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  • Pepe8714Pepe8714 Members Posts: 168 ✭✭
    117 mph w driver , x flex untipped matrix white tie 60x4

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  • ArniesArmy1234ArniesArmy1234 Members Posts: 99 ✭✭
    I was just thinking about this topic earlier. I gravitate to softer feeling iron shafts. I game x 100’s but am going to try some others this year
  • Kale_mKale_m Members Posts: 1,776 ✭✭
    Try c-taper lite 115x. They feel super soft to me but really stable
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