Shaft weighting question

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mizunoMX25mizunoMX25  286WRX Points: 97Members Posts: 286 Greens
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Recently updated my TS3's shaft from a GD AD DJ 6S to AD IZ 6S and am loving the results. Much more stable and allows me to freely swing the club with no guarding against the big left. That being said, I'd like to use the AD DJ as a fairway shaft because I tend to hit the fairway wood really low. However, I have always been more comfortable in the 70-75 gram region with fairway woods. Is there a way to weight the 6S to a 7S spec without affecting shaft profile too much? Or should I just bite the bullet, try to sell the 6S and look for a 7S.


Thanks for your insights!

Posted:
Titleist TS3 10.5 GD AD IZ 6S
Titleist TS2 15* GD AD DJ 7S
Callaway OptiForce 5W
818H1 4H 23* 
Srixon Z785 5-PW Aerotech i110 S
Calloway MD Forged 50
Callaway 54/58 PM Grind 2019
Scotty Cameron Newport / Machine M2A
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  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder  969WRX Points: 194Handicap: 4.9Members Posts: 969 Golden Tee
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    I use a Sensiore insert with lead tape wrapped around the straw section.  Remove the grip , shove
    the lead tape wrapped insert into the shaft deep enough to stradle the fulcrum point ,  and it will
    not affect the swingweight . Tipping of shaft per manufacturer is optional. All my fwy and hybrid
    shafts were former driver shafts , that I had outgrown , ( played a little stiff in the driver) and have
    moved to the fwys.........and there is always the just add the tape to the shaft"s exterior.......


    Posted:
    Cobra King F9 10.5* / Fuji Diamond Speeder 5-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 1/1 GSS High Toe Potenza II or Piretti 1 of 2 GSS Capri or Piretti GOAT or..........

    Flask - Crown Black
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  • mizunoMX25mizunoMX25  286WRX Points: 97Members Posts: 286 Greens
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    How do I tell where the fulcrum point is? I'm not a clubmaker in the least. Can a local pro shop owner accurately find it or is there somewhere I can find it online?
    Posted:
    Titleist TS3 10.5 GD AD IZ 6S
    Titleist TS2 15* GD AD DJ 7S
    Callaway OptiForce 5W
    818H1 4H 23* 
    Srixon Z785 5-PW Aerotech i110 S
    Calloway MD Forged 50
    Callaway 54/58 PM Grind 2019
    Scotty Cameron Newport / Machine M2A
  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder  969WRX Points: 194Handicap: 4.9Members Posts: 969 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #4
    How do I tell where the fulcrum point is? I'm not a clubmaker in the least. Can a local pro shop owner accurately find it or is there somewhere I can find it online?



    Posted:
    Cobra King F9 10.5* / Fuji Diamond Speeder 5-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 1/1 GSS High Toe Potenza II or Piretti 1 of 2 GSS Capri or Piretti GOAT or..........

    Flask - Crown Black
  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder  969WRX Points: 194Handicap: 4.9Members Posts: 969 Golden Tee
    Joined:  edited Mar 21, 2019 #5
    The fulcrum point is @ 14" down the shaft below the butt cap end of the shaft .  Using a dowel or old shaft to push the insert down 9" to 10" from the end of the shaft should straddle the fulcrum 
    point ,  and have very little effect on swing weighting.  I use my swingweight scale to be sure...
    Posted:
    Cobra King F9 10.5* / Fuji Diamond Speeder 5-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 1/1 GSS High Toe Potenza II or Piretti 1 of 2 GSS Capri or Piretti GOAT or..........

    Flask - Crown Black

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