Blades and graphite shafts

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Anybody out there playing blades with graphite shafts? I really like the looks of blades, and I currently play recoil graphite shafts in my irons and they perform well for me. Currently playing CF16. My handicap is 9. I love the look of the new Callaway blade and I'm wondering how they may perform with graphite. I have not seen many people who play graphite shafts and blades, so is there a reason for this? Are blades deigned to play with heavier steel shafts and would graphite cause swing weight problems? Thanks in advance.

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Taylormade M2 driver 10.5 R-flex stock shaft.
Taylormade M2 3 wood R-flex stock shaft.
Tour Edge Exotic EX9 hybrids, 2 and 5 Recoil R-flex shaft.
Callaway CF 16 irons 5-AW Recoil Stiff shafts.
Titleist Vokey 54 and 58 wedges
Scotty Cameron 34" Newport
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  • craz-ecraz-e  4301WRX Points: 399Handicap: 3Members Posts: 4,301 Titanium Tees
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    I used to have a set of MP68’s with the matrix Ozik program shafts in them, loved them and played some great golf with them.
    Couple of swing changes made me see my launch and spin climb so have gone back to steel in my blades now (all three sets 😳)

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  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative  4970WRX Points: 457Handicap: JDMMembers Posts: 4,970 Titanium Tees
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    I am going down this road now. I think that with graphite being 100g plus range there is no reason not to. I have wanted to do this for a while cause of back issues but deep down I don’t think graphite is going to do all that much compared to rotational changes, but truly if it is 15% better on my back that would be worth it to me.

    I have the heads for this already and am looking at shafts now, and I want to be able to go in the 90s with this set. I am a Little SW concerned, you can’t just jam weight in graphite shafts. Not a big hole at bottom and nothing past the hosel or could have problems. I am one to not care at all about lead tape....however, I really want this to be a vanity set of sorts since it is a project, I may even copper plate them. My gamers I don’t even clean.

    I just got a cb set with recoil 110 f4 prototypes as part of my graphite experiment and so far I am enamored with them. I think they feel way better than the steelfiber I have hit at store and I am not sure what is head and what is shaft as the set is out of my normal zone, but the recoils feel very very very good to me. I had program 130s in x flex a long time ago and hated those, but I think that is cause graphite in real stiff flexes feels dead and hard.

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    Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.
  • balls_deepballs_deep Wanna earn 14 bucks the hard way? 2129WRX Points: 1,353Handicap: SnowMembers Posts: 2,129 Platinum Tees
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    I'd consider steelfibers or recoil protos but not much else. Graphite just feels strange to me in irons. My buddy has a set of Miura blades with Steelfiber shafts he doesn't use and said I can borrow to have a spin with.

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  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative  4970WRX Points: 457Handicap: JDMMembers Posts: 4,970 Titanium Tees
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    Oh yeah, I don’t think you see graphite in blades cause:

    1. Blades guys are generally old school and would scoff at graphite dispersion, despite advances.

      1. Blades guys have swingspeed and probably grew up on DG and heavy shafts. I have hit shafts at the store and I can handle the 95 I think with practice, but it is crazy how you lose all sense of the club when you try light shafts, and I only play 115/120 steel mostly. Really under that 95 gets weird when used to even 115 steel.

      2. Graphite has come a long way (recoils great example) in wieght without feeling dead and boardy at weight and flex. But really, how many tech enthusiasts that want to adopt graphite want to do so with blades? Not a popular combo. Anyone embracing graphite probably thinks playing blades is archaic.

      3. Price price price. Good graphite is stupid expensive. In fact it is really almost unjustifiable. That said, all golf stuff is a premium, but still. I am looking $300-$400 for used shafts, not even 3-p....nippon makes really good steel for a lot less. And anyone buying new graphite shafts is over $700. There is lots of cheap graphite, but good iron graphite is not cheap, and hard to justify against good steel.

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    913F 15*/Tour AD MT7
    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
    Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
    Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.
  • TasalsTasals  369WRX Points: 141Handicap: 3.7Members Posts: 369 Greens
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    On -, @jsmil4901 said:

    Anybody out there playing blades with graphite shafts? I really like the looks of blades, and I currently play recoil graphite shafts in my irons and they perform well for me. Currently playing CF16. My handicap is 9. I love the look of the new Callaway blade and I'm wondering how they may perform with graphite. I have not seen many people who play graphite shafts and blades, so is there a reason for this? Are blades deigned to play with heavier steel shafts and would graphite cause swing weight problems? Thanks in advance.

    There are heavier graphite options out there, you get get the steelfiber in 125g. Graphite is going to be the future of iron shafts... eventually. Its going to take some time, but you can do so much more with graphite, dial in each individual flight characteristic and spins without changing feel or weight. Its old school and easier to make adjustments with the steel in irons. If youre spending the cash on a new set of blade with aftermarket graphite iron shafts you need to get fit.

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  • LUMALUMA I Am My Greatest Downfall St. Johns / Jacksonville Florida 2374WRX Points: 135Members Posts: 2,374 Platinum Tees
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    A friend of mine put a graphite in a set of Cleveland blades when I was in high school. They were sooo fun to play with.

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  • NDGolfer13NDGolfer13  1424WRX Points: 322Handicap: GolfMembers Posts: 1,424 Platinum Tees
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    I don’t think it’s bad at all and boils down to fitting. If it works it works. The new tgi from kbs is fantastic.

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  • DallasSteveDallasSteve  760WRX Points: 95Handicap: 3Members Posts: 760 Golden Tee
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    I use graphite in blades, but it does take a little of the "thrill of the blade" away. The graphite mutes the feel of every shot, so that pure blade-feel of a dead solid perfect strike feels almost the same as missing the sweet spot by half an inch. EVERY shot feels like a pured blade, instead of just the pured ones. I love the feel, but it's like winning the lottery every day as opposed to one a lifetime. Since a cast cavity back feels great with a graphite shaft, the thrill of the pure-blade-strike isn't as unique as when you play a harsh steel shaft. Some folks might forego the miniscule difference in feel between blade and cavity-back (both with graphite shafts) to get the extra forgiveness of the GI club. In short, there just isn't as big a difference in feel between cast/forged or blade/cb when they all have graphite shafts.

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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know...  19308WRX Points: 1,401Members Posts: 19,308 Titanium Tees
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    Since I started playing Recoil's a few years back steel shafts feel harsh to me. I keep trying to use steel but always come running back to the graphites.

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  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade  865WRX Points: 261Members Posts: 865 Golden Tee
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    Just built a set of MP32s with Accra 90is and love them. Great distance, and hitting the sweet spot is like a morphine drip.

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  • Sfd732Sfd732  128WRX Points: 56ClubWRX Posts: 128 ClubWRX
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    I built up 2 sets of irons this year, one of which was a set of used Scott SG-03 heads that I fitted with Recoil Proto 110's. I love the feel of graphite in blades. I can feel every missed shot the same as I could with steel. However, I think they are more forgiving to my joints/body on mis hits. I have spent the entire winter on a net/mat set up and have had 0 pain in any of my joints. I went through 8 sets of irons last year, I haven't even looked at other options since I started hitting these (well besides NCW, I can still dream).

    I will say though that if it weren't for the weight of these new graphite shafts that I don't think this would be an option for me. I tried a set of cobra forged tec last year that had recoil 760's in them and I lost all sense of where my club head was. The Scotts i'm playing now have a SW range from a D8-PW to a D3.5-4i.

    Everyone has their own views/feelings on things. If I were you I would buy a used head/iron off ebay, shaft it with a recoil and give it a test, you'll know in your first few swings if it's for your or not.

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  • TT2017TT2017  234WRX Points: 61Members Posts: 234 Fairways
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    I also played MP68's but with Recoil Proto 95's. A great club and a great shaft.

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  • Johnny_FairwayJohnny_Fairway South Jersey (Philly Burbs) 589WRX Points: 81Handicap: 8Members Posts: 589 Golden Tee
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    As a Christmas gift, I received the Ben Hogan Ft Worth Black irons and Equalizer wedges, both with Recoil graphite shafts. It's my first time using graphite and courses have been closed for much of the time since then, but my early results are promising. I have a rather damaged right arm after surgeries that ended my baseball days, and the graphite seems like just the ticket to get rid of some of the jarring impact.

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  • mguhlermguhler In the Ether 738WRX Points: 124Handicap: 5Members Posts: 738 Golden Tee
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    I built MP-5's with old Grafalloy Pro Logics last year. I have J40s with Steelfibers at my shore house. I dig graphite.

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  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative  4970WRX Points: 457Handicap: JDMMembers Posts: 4,970 Titanium Tees
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    Lots of recoil proto love here. I wonder if I am overthinking another kind for my project set.....

    I am worried about muted feel ruining the blade fun but at same time the forged cbs I have with recoil, while way deader, you can tell where you miss and they are a lot more feedback than like the Calloway cast I tried at store with steelfiber. I think as long as feedback is discerninable, that is most important.

    So are recoils like the “it” graphite? I thought it was steelfiber, but I find the recoils better and sorta stunned at the overwhelming choice of them on this thread...

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    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
    Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
    Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.
  • vpexpvpexp  77WRX Points: 107Members Posts: 77 Fairways
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    PXG 0311T’s with Accra Tour 90i. I love them and so do my elbows. I prefer the Accra’s to the Recoil Protos. They seem more stable, never get surprised by them. Can jump on one and take something off one and get predictable results in both cases.

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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USA 7007WRX Points: 1,054Handicap: 7Members Posts: 7,007 Titanium Tees
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    I built a set of Golden Ram TW276 with Aldila NV105 shafts. Used them for a few months during 2017. Only switched away from them because I got the idea I should give steel a try again, and only because of the weight; I've long been a heavy shaft guy. I had some adjustments dropping to 105g from 130g. LOL

    The shafts perform great. I didn't have any spin issues, wind play improved compared to the Precision shafts that were previously in that set. I felt like I gained a bit of distance with the NV's, and 2018's steel shafted play showed me the graphites were great at eliminating the little aches one gets from playing golf in your mid 50s; those aches showed up again last year, while being absent at the end of 2017.

    I have RIP Tour 115s that I may use in another set of Rams, or maybe Mizunos. If I can stop the paralysis by analysis fueled indecision, and just pick one of the sets, that is.

    There's nothing particular about blades that makes them any different in the question of graphite shafts vs steel shafts. Verplank played Golfsmith blades with UST Tour Weight shafts for years.

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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt  4820WRX Points: 552Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,820 Titanium Tees
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    I just built a combo set of Callaway TA blade PW-7i and 07 X Forged 6i-4i with Recoil 100 (non Proto). I don’t really have the game for the blades anymore, but love the feel and ballflight. Best part is that before I built them, by the time I finished my warmup with my i20 PX combo, my elbow would be killing me. I played 3 days in a row with the new set and have minimal pain. I’m thinking about pulling the blades and finishing the set of 07 XForged instead.

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  • kylemdkylemd  416WRX Points: 87Members Posts: 416 Greens
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    I currently game Mizuno MP 29’s with Matrix Program 130’s. They are a fantastic shaft and I love the combo. Built these myself as I do all the clubs in my bag. They are getting harder to find though. No longer in production. They were a true attempt at high launch heavy is graphite. I believe the uncut weight is 115 grams. They are heavily counterbalance though and swingweighting is a pain. I just used lead tape. I get a nice hugh launch. No balooning. It is a very low torque shaft and extremely stable. Very easy to knock down a ball. I like the white color too. I can honestly say I didn’t have much issue making the switch from steel ( KBS tours). Elbows just couldnt hang anymore cause I tried Project X and while I lived the ballflight the PX were not kind to my jounts even with dampening.
    Give the blade/ graphites a try. We need more OEMs to introduce heavier shafts IMO.

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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know...  19308WRX Points: 1,401Members Posts: 19,308 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @NRJyzr said:

    There's nothing particular about blades that makes them any different in the question of graphite shafts vs steel shafts.

    Agree. For some reason a lot of people think that certain heads are best mated with some particular shaft but thats a fallacy for the most part.

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    Ping Glide 55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
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  • markheardjrmarkheardjr Member 141..Oh yeah...Snap to youngin!  7355WRX Points: 187Handicap: 3.8Members Posts: 7,355 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Nessism said:

    On -, @NRJyzr said:

    There's nothing particular about blades that makes them any different in the question of graphite shafts vs steel shafts.

    Agree. For some reason a lot of people think that certain heads are best mated with some particular shaft but thats a fallacy for the most part.

    Maybe outdated thinking is a more apt descriptor? Blades are smaller heads. If mishit they will create more twist/torque on the shaft. Old graphite iron shafts were not as strong, ie old ones had higher torque, than today's do.

    But I have seen many times over the years when a certain "combo" is touted highly. It's usually for 1 of 2 reasons. 1st, someone wants to sell product so they promote the "end all be all longest driver combo ever" kind of thing (Think Cobra L4V or 282 Superquad, etc.) Or 2nd, its just a decent club with a suits-the-masses middle ground shaft. Like a mid kick, mid spin shaft in a moderately forgiving head. Think of the R7 TP Quad / Speeder 757, or the Titleist w/ Diamana Blueboard, or the Callaway w/ Rogue. All just forgiving (for the time) heads with a user friendly shaft that is not on any extreme end of a spectrum for weight, flex, kickpoint, torque, tip stiffness, counter balance, etc..

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  • avguyavguy Replacement Player Sonoran Desert, AZ 1111WRX Points: 138Members Posts: 1,111 Platinum Tees
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    My gorgeous Mizuno MP-32s were even nicer thru the ball and turf in graphite vs. steel! I changed out their stock TT DG R300 shafts after massive lead elbow issues. Graphite is one of the saviors to elbow issues happening from overuse via golf swings/divots.

    Recoils 125 F4 were in them the past 3 seasons and they seemed the same for my game compared to the steel they replaced despite a drop of 5G/shaft. Reminds me,.....they've been over at a local Golf Consignment Store the past month and could be gone with my store credit awaiting me ;) .

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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and Southwest 16413WRX Points: 793Handicap: Low-Mid SDMembers Posts: 16,413 Titanium Tees
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    I've enjoyed playing Blades for many years. I still have and play my custom MacGregor 1025 butter knives. Even had a short stint where I played tour weighted graphite shafts but never thought of putting the two together. Graphite shaft tips tend not to be low torque or stiff enough, like steel, plus back then it was near impossible to get quality heavy graphite shafts without spending a Kings Ransom. Additionally, blades rely upon the tip of the shaft to work the ball which is a core reason for choosing Blades. Graphite can cause SW issues and today many iron heads are light. B)

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  • dmarchdmarch  357WRX Points: 74Handicap: 8ClubWRX Posts: 357 ClubWRX
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    I'm currently trying Recoil 110's w/Cobra Fly-Z Plus. I also own a set of Fly-Z Plus w/KBS Tour 120's. So far, I really like the Recoils. I've had no issue flighting the ball and can tell where impact is on the club face. I did need to add a little bit of lead tape to the cavities to get the swing weight where it is is with the steel shafts.
    If I decide to stay with Recoils, I'll probably reshaft my other set and and have them blueprinted properly.

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    Cobra Fly-Z Plus UST Recoil 110
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  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker.  3050WRX Points: 604Handicap: I.Q.Members Posts: 3,050 Titanium Tees
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    I have a set of MP33’s with steelfiber shafts. The feeling is powerful and sublimely smooth. No loss of the Mizuno buttery blade feeling.

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13318WRX Points: 2,189Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,318 Titanium Tees
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    Blades with graphite = awesome. My s55 with Fuji MCI 100's are amazing
    Lots of graphite offerings past 100g nowadays to suit faster swingers and minimize wear on hands and elbows
    Currently playing Aldila Pro 105x in some Raptures - it is literally cheating. Don't tell other golfers please
    I also have a set of Fuji MCI 120x shafts to put in another set of blades as well

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    Mizuno 919T 6 - GW UST 95 Recoil f4 
    Ping Glide SS 54* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
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  • BigmeanBigmean Everything is Relative  4970WRX Points: 457Handicap: JDMMembers Posts: 4,970 Titanium Tees
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    Anyone ever hit GD ad iron shafts?

    I am so tore up on this project set, I wonder if 95 is too light but I want this to be a fun non gamer set. Literally everything from GD I have hit has been good. Have a Di in my hybrid and MT in 3 wood and have had success in past with them in drivers. BUT never hear anything on their iron shafts? Anyone?

    Also looking at MCI and roddio. I am really pleased with th recoil 110 protos but I need different for different sake for this novelty
    Set. I may also reshaft my mp14s if I can find a good enough deal on something....going ALL graphite but the gamers for now, but if the experiments work, I am going to do it.

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    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
    Wilson Staff V4 tour modus 130
    Mizuno MP-14/DG300-raw finish
    Buchi 50/56. RomaRo 59
    Gold's Factory custom original flat-stick amongst a couple dozen others.
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USA 7007WRX Points: 1,054Handicap: 7Members Posts: 7,007 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Bigmean said:

    Anyone ever hit GD ad iron shafts?

    I am so tore up on this project set, I wonder if 95 is too light but I want this to be a fun non gamer set. Literally everything from GD I have hit has been good. Have a Di in my hybrid and MT in 3 wood and have had success in past with them in drivers. BUT never hear anything on their iron shafts? Anyone?

    Also looking at MCI and roddio. I am really pleased with th recoil 110 protos but I need different for different sake for this novelty
    Set. I may also reshaft my mp14s if I can find a good enough deal on something....going ALL graphite but the gamers for now, but if the experiments work, I am going to do it.

    NV105, perhaps? :)

    Unless you don't like DG. They're kind of "DG-like"

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    Driver: Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 43.25"
    3w:  Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 42.25"
    2i:  Mizuno Pro, DGS300
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Dynacraft forged 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane/Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar, Snell MTB Black, Vice Pro Lime... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Sometimes carry 1-SW Golden Ram Tour Grinds w/Dynamic S or 1-SW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5
    On occasion, Ram 1i or Mizuno 2i replaced with Orlimar persimmon 4w, Dynamic S

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  • Ri_RedneckRi_Redneck Leather for Life!!  5701WRX Points: 324Handicap: 8Members Posts: 5,701 Titanium Tees
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    I have MP4s with Program 130s, MP5s with RIP Tour 115s and MP69s With RIP Tour 115s and am about to shaft up my MP14s with Fujis. Love all of them and they look & play great. The shafts have to match you, not the clubhead. Not to mention that it takes care of all the pain I used to deal with. I've played SF, Recoil Protos, RIPs, Programs and as long as you get the weight that suits your swing, your good to go.

    BT

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    F7 9.5* - Aldila Copperhead 70TX @ 44.5
    King LTD Blk 14.5* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43
    King LTD Blk 19* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 41.5
    Mizuno MP15 4-pw - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
    Mizuno MP-T5 Black 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge

    Bag 2
    Mizuno ST180 9.5* - Diamana Kai'Li 70 X
    Mizuno GPX850 14.5* - Motore Speeder TS 7.3 S
    Mizuno GPX850 20* - Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Mizuno MP25 4-pw - Recoil Proto 125 F4
    Mizuno MP-T5 Satin 52, 56, & 60 TT Wedge
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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New Hampshire 24613WRX Points: 1,367Members Posts: 24,613 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Mar 27, 2019 #31

    On -, @Bigmean said:

    Anyone ever hit GD ad iron shafts?

    I am so tore up on this project set, I wonder if 95 is too light but I want this to be a fun non gamer set. Literally everything from GD I have hit has been good. Have a Di in my hybrid and MT in 3 wood and have had success in past with them in drivers. BUT never hear anything on their iron shafts? Anyone?

    Probably because of the price. MSRP for the 50-95 gm version of the Tour AD iron shafts is $115 per shaft. That's bad enough but go up to the 105's and 115's and it's $375 PER SHAFT. Sure you can find them for less ~mid 200's but still....

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