Graphite Design Flex?

ajp12286ajp12286 Members Posts: 13 ✭✭
Do Graphite Design shafts play true to flex? I’m right on the line between s and x — play 6.0 in Hzrdus, but x in most others.



Thx!

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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers Posts: 1,850 ✭✭
    Depends on which model.



    I have a GP6s that is a board and I can’t turn over, while the DI6x was too loose and liked to go left when I got in it.



    I play the HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.5 for reference.
    Titleist TS3 - 10.5 - HZRDUS Smoke Black 60g 6.5
    Titleist 917F2 - 15*, Diamana S+ LTD 80TX
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3-4-iron - KBS C-Taper 130x
    Titleist 716 T-MB 5-9-iron - DG AMT x100
    Titleist 718 AP2 PW, 50* - DG AMT x100
    Titleist SM7 55* S-Grind - DG AMT x100
    Titleist SM2 59.12* - DG Tour Issue x100
    Evnroll ER6-B
    Titleist AVX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
  • n_ronesn_rones Members Posts: 494 ✭✭
    Also am on the border between S and X and wish i had gone with the X flex in my DI 6 the S feels just a bit too soft.
    Srixon Z785 9.5° HC HZRDUS Yellow 6.0 76
    Srixon F85 15° GD Tour AD DI-6s
    Srixon Z H85 19° Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 85
    Srixon Z565 4 KBS Tour FLT S
    Srixon Z745 5-PW KBS Tour R+
    Titleist Vokey SM4 50°
    Titleist Vokey SM4 54°
    Titleist Vokey SM4 58°
    Scotty Cameron California Monterey 1.5 Stability Shaft
  • jvincentjvincent Members Posts: 494 ✭✭
    As others have said, it will depend on model and weight.



    I have a 75g HZRDUS 6.0 and a TP-7 that are both good fits for me notwithstanding their completely different profiles.
  • MatziMatzi Matzi Members Posts: 289 ✭✭
    I've tried the DI, MAD Pro and TP..all in 6x. The TP felt like a board to me. I had a hzrdus red as well and that felt boardy too. Could always get a stiff and tip it a half inch?
    Titleist 917 D3 12* - Fujikura Speeder Tour Spec 74x
    Titleist 915F 15 - Fujikura Speeder Tour Spec 84x
    Mizuno MMC Fli-Hi - 3i KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105x
    Mizuno MMC Fli-Hi - 4i KBS Tour X
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 5-7 KBS Tour X
    Mizuno MP-18 MB 8-9 KBS Tour X
    Mizuno T7 46/51/55/59
    Scotty Cameron California Monterey
    Titleist Pro-V1x
  • mootrailmootrail Posts: 495 ✭✭
    Mahamilto wrote:


    Depends




    ditto.
  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    Matzi wrote:


    I've tried the DI, MAD Pro and TP..all in 6x. The TP felt like a board to me. I had a hzrdus red as well and that felt boardy too. Could always get a stiff and tip it a half inch?




    Unless you can smoke the X-flex even on your shakier swing days, go with the stiff and tip it.
    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 95 gr. (As of 21 Nov 2018)
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10 / KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Slotline Inertial SL-583F / 34" w. SuperStroke 2.0 MidSlim grip
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • mizunoMX25mizunoMX25 Members Posts: 231 ✭✭
    Don't GD have in between flexes like SR and Firm? That would be like a 6.0 no? Now if you're looking for them second hand then good luck but if you're ordering new pretty sure you can get a SX flex...
    Titleist TS3 10.5 GD AD IZ 6S
    TM Burner 3W
    Callaway OptiForce 5W
    818H1 3H 21*
    Srixon Z785 5-PW Aerotech i110 S
    Titleist Vokey 52F (Bent to 50)
    Callaway 54/58 PM Grind 2019
    Scotty Cameron Newport / Machine M2A
  • dalton044dalton044 St. LouisMembers Posts: 936 ✭✭
    Every GD shaft I’ve tried besides TP and GP seem a bit softer than other companies, could just be profile. TP and GP in X felt like rebar to me in comparison to DI, IZ etc.
    -TS3 9.5 Aldila Green Mamba 60TX
    -Tour Issue 16' M2 DF 16.5 Tour AD-TP 7S
    -818H2 21* AD-DI 85S
    -4-PW X Forged TI S400
    -48,53,58 SM7 TI S400
    -Scotty Cameron X5 Flow Neck
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,527 ClubWRX
    Soft to Flex :



    AD DI

    AD IZ

    AD VR

    AD MJ



    Stiff to Flex :



    AD TP

    AD GP

    AD M9003
    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15° w/ Tensei Pro White 70TX
    PXG 0311X 2i w/ KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105S+
    Mizuno JPX919 Tour 3-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50F/54S/60D w/ Pink DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

    Work. Play. Win. Repeat.
  • AC168AC168 Members Posts: 828 ✭✭
    Of the ones I’ve played, minimum of tipping 1 inch.
  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers Posts: 1,850 ✭✭
    As far as tipping, I hear the DI is a must tip shaft, while he GP is actually made softer if you tip it more than 0.5”



    The GP tip is so crazy stiff that if tip trim it actually softens it up, or so I have heard.
    Titleist TS3 - 10.5 - HZRDUS Smoke Black 60g 6.5
    Titleist 917F2 - 15*, Diamana S+ LTD 80TX
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3-4-iron - KBS C-Taper 130x
    Titleist 716 T-MB 5-9-iron - DG AMT x100
    Titleist 718 AP2 PW, 50* - DG AMT x100
    Titleist SM7 55* S-Grind - DG AMT x100
    Titleist SM2 59.12* - DG Tour Issue x100
    Evnroll ER6-B
    Titleist AVX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
  • bjmdobjmdo SCPosts: 253 ✭✭
    I have played the DI and TP extensively. The DI is much easier to turn over. It was verified to be a tad soft when measured. The TP is another animal. My natural shot is right to left, and this beast (TP) has essentially eliminated the left side for me.
    Callaway Great Big Bertha 10.5 with Graphite Design AD-TP 6X
    Callaway Epic Flash 5 wood (-1) with Fujikura Pro 2.0 7 X-stiff
    Callaway Epic 3 and 4 hybrid with Mitsubishi C6 80S
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC 5-PW with KBS C-taper Lite X-flex, hard-stepped 1x
    Edel 51, 56, 60 wedges
    Scotty Cameron NP2
    Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft
  • Nard_SNard_S Members Posts: 3,101 ✭✭
    Find the TP shaft deceptively stable & stout (feels soft to waggle). To avoid over cooked, it requires a bit more patience in the load process more so than some other shafts I'm used to. I have a 60S, perhaps a 70S would have been better for me. But when I smooth out & get good separation of arms to body, good width from P4-P6, it's a beast with great launch and accuracy. AD's are really nice shafts, but take the time, effort and money to match up with a proper choice. I'm okay going rogue and experimenting with iron shafts but my days of doing that with $350 metal shafts are over. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,599 ✭✭
    Bomber_11 wrote:


    Soft to Flex :



    AD DI

    AD IZ

    AD VR

    AD MJ



    Stiff to Flex :



    AD TP

    AD GP

    AD M9003




    What about the BB and MT



    BB .. I finder stiffer .. the 6s is a good shaft

    MT I had to tip a stiff a good 1.5"
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,527 ClubWRX
    cardoustie wrote:

    Bomber_11 wrote:


    Soft to Flex :



    AD DI

    AD IZ

    AD VR

    AD MJ



    Stiff to Flex :



    AD TP

    AD GP

    AD M9003




    What about the BB and MT



    BB .. I finder stiffer .. the 6s is a good shaft

    MT I had to tip a stiff a good 1.5"




    Agreed BB plays a little stouter - I personally love the BB



    I've never hit MT
    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15° w/ Tensei Pro White 70TX
    PXG 0311X 2i w/ KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105S+
    Mizuno JPX919 Tour 3-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50F/54S/60D w/ Pink DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

    Work. Play. Win. Repeat.
  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder Members Posts: 825 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:

    Bomber_11 wrote:


    Soft to Flex :



    AD DI

    AD IZ

    AD VR

    AD MJ



    Stiff to Flex :



    AD TP

    AD GP

    AD M9003




    What about the BB and MT



    BB .. I finder stiffer .. the 6s is a good shaft

    MT I had to tip a stiff a good 1.5"




    I have found that players on the fence between stiff and X flexes with the GD

    shafts will like the X in the 60 gram shafts , and the stiff in 70 gram ( maybe

    tipped a little ) . They are alot like the UST line that are made " stiffer "

    in all the zones of the heavier weight shafts....
    Cobra King F9 10.5* / Fuji Speeder Evo IV  569-SR
    TEE EX10 Beta 16.5* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 19* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 6-S
    TEE EX9 22* / Attas 4U 7-S.
    TEE EX9 25* / Attas 4U 7-X
    I have added about 10 grams of weight to all the fwy / hybrid
    shafts , using Sensicore inserts wrapped with lead tape.

    Cobra Forged Tec Black / 28* 6 iron thru 49.5* GW / 4.5* gapping
    Recoil 780 Es Smac wrap F3 / GW shaft internally weighted to 95 grams

    King Black Wedges / 54* versatile/ Recoil 95 F3 shaft weighted to 110 grams
    58* versatile / Recoil 110 F4 shaft weighted to 125 grams ( heat shrink tube )

    Piretti Savona 2 Elite《Murdered》or 1/1 GSS High Toe Potenza II

    Flask - Crown Black
  • esemels20esemels20 Members Posts: 112 ✭✭

    I play the blue bullet in SR flex and it has made me very confident with my driver which is a first for me. I have swing speed in the high 90s but more of a smooth/slow progression type swing. My unintentional cuts off the tee box have almost disappeared. I have purchased used shafts and I send photos to the Pro's Choice rep and he lets me know that the shaft is the real deal. My last purchase was $135 for the $380 shaft, yes it's used but it looks to be in great shape. Maybe I'm just lucky but when I can save that much cash and still get an amazing performing shaft then I'd take it every time.

  • Downtown_Brown_41Downtown_Brown_41 Members Posts: 550 ✭✭

    The IZ feels soft but it can handle whatever you throw at it. I was in a 6x at 120+ for a while with a lot of success. Then the ho bug but me

    M3 8.5* Fuji Pro TS 63x
    Nike VR Pro Ltd 15* Fuji Saphire x
    P790 3i Aldila RIP a 105x
    P750 4-5 Modus 130x
    P730 6-P Modus 130x
    MG 52 S400
    Hi Toe 58(-2* @56) X100
    Vokey Low Bounce K 60 S400
    Odyssey Tank Arm Lock
    TP5x / ZStar XV
  • KevCannonKevCannon ClubWRX Posts: 102 ClubWRX

    This question relating to stiffness all depends on how each player swings, and loads the shaft. A smooth tempo swing will say it feels stiffer, aggressive quick tempo will probly say feels soft to flex. Early or late release plays major factor as well. I have a decent tempo but aggressive move from the top with a late release, so i always need x flex regardless of weight. Currently play a TP7 x tipped .5” and it has forced me to become a little smoother (a good thing). From time to time if i get quick with it the club head will lag behind with open face due to late release. This causes high spinny block to the right for me, and it my normal miss. DI was soft in every weight in x flex for me. Hope that helps.

    Callaway Rogue Subzero 9 degree w/ AD TP 7x
    Callaway Epic flash sub zero 15 degree w/ AD TP 7x
    Titleist H2 21 degree w/ Tensei pro white 95tx
    Callaway X Forged 4-P w/ Project X 6.0
    Callaway MD4 50s, 54s, 58x w/ Project X 6.0
    Toulon San Diego
    Srixon Z Star XV
  • Csquared2Csquared2 Cduncamp PortlandiaClubWRX Posts: 44 ClubWRX

    I have an AD DI 6X in my driver, swing speed 108, and love the feel, best of any driver shaft I have tried. Any recommendations for what shaft to throw in my 3 wood? I’m playing the stock hzrdus that came in my TS3 15* and it’s not for me.

    TS3 9.5* AD-DI 6X
    TS2 15* Hzrdus Black 70
    818H1 19* Tensei Pro White 90HY
    Mizuno MP-18 SC/MMC 4-PW Combo +1/2" KBS C-taper lite X
    SM5 50*, SM7 54S*, TVDK 60
    Toulon Portland

  • esemels20esemels20 Members Posts: 112 ✭✭

    I talked to the Graphite Design Rep by just emailing him questions because I wanted a shaft for my 3 wood. He suggested to me to check into the new AD F series and F stands for fairways.

  • Csquared2Csquared2 Cduncamp PortlandiaClubWRX Posts: 44 ClubWRX

    @esemels20 said:
    I talked to the Graphite Design Rep by just emailing him questions because I wanted a shaft for my 3 wood. He suggested to me to check into the new AD F series and F stands for fairways.

    Nice, I'll check them out. Thanks.

    TS3 9.5* AD-DI 6X
    TS2 15* Hzrdus Black 70
    818H1 19* Tensei Pro White 90HY
    Mizuno MP-18 SC/MMC 4-PW Combo +1/2" KBS C-taper lite X
    SM5 50*, SM7 54S*, TVDK 60
    Toulon Portland

  • mmarlermmarler Members, Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,188 ✭✭

    @Csquared2 said:
    I have an AD DI 6X in my driver, swing speed 108, and love the feel, best of any driver shaft I have tried. Any recommendations for what shaft to throw in my 3 wood? I’m playing the stock hzrdus that came in my TS3 15* and it’s not for me.

    Went with the DI 7x in my 3 wood and it has been an excellent choice. Same great feel with just the right weight for fairway wood.

    Taylormade M4 9.5 GD Tour AD DI
    Taylormade SLDR 15* GD Tour AD DI 7
    TaylorMade SLDR Hybrid 19* Tour AD Di 85 Stiff TaylorMade M1 3I Tour AD DI 85 stiff
    Ping G700 5-SW Recoil 780
    Taylormade High Toe 60* KBS 115
    Odyssey Works Black 2 Ball
  • pompjrpompjr Members Posts: 596 ✭✭

    I’m in between as well. I play a Di 6s tipped 1”. Tried a 6X un-tipped but prefer the tipped stiff

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