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Are manufacturers shafting consumer for custom drivers?

Danny ChooDanny Choo Advanced Members Posts: 136
edited January 28 in WRX Club Techs
Decided to do a custom buy test from Callaway, Cobra, Taylormade and PXG with Tensei ck pro orange 60 shaft. Three manufacturers charge $250 for the upgrade and one charges only $125. Are we being shafted by some manufacturers? Check pics and see for yourself.

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  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Advanced Members Posts: 3,280 ✭✭
    Economies of scale?



    At least the consumer has choices.
    “I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from **** is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff The GOAT Advanced Members Posts: 27,957 ✭✭
    It's really hard to take a snapshot of one shaft and make judgements based on that. Who knows that their costs are behind the scenes or what shaft OEMs have deals with which club OEMs



    I find it to be all over the map. How come Cobra offers C-Tapers or Modus3 130's for zero upcharge on an irons set that costs 1250$ CAD yet Ping doesn't offer them on irons that cost 500 more?



    How come Callaway offers pretty much ANY shaft at no upcharge on their X forged, but almost nothing on their Rogue Pro. A set of Rogue Pros with C-Tapers costs the same as a set of XForged with Ctapers and that doesn't really make sense



    I stopped asking questions long ago....well except the above two i guess
    Cobra F8+ 8.5 w/ Aldila NV 2KXV 65
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w//Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56,60 w/S300
    Odyssey O-works #7 Red Tank
  • grm24grm24 Advanced Members Posts: 2,908 ✭✭
    edited January 29
    Subtle PXG humble brag by the OP on the shaft upcharge cost. Hmm. Wonder if he still ahem "hates" his PXG irons?
  • Joker91Joker91 Advanced Members Posts: 371 ✭✭
    Oh it's this guy
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff The GOAT Advanced Members Posts: 27,957 ✭✭
    OP history aside I think it's an interesting point. The varying upcharges for shafts across OEM's is a strange thing
    Cobra F8+ 8.5 w/ Aldila NV 2KXV 65
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w//Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56,60 w/S300
    Odyssey O-works #7 Red Tank
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