Need 3 wood shaft recommendations - similar profile to Kuro Kage XD TX?

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I've got a G400 3 wood with a Ping Tour 75 X. It's okay but there's just something missing. I recently go a Kuro Kage XD TX for my Ping g400 driver and I absolutely love it. From what I've read, the Kuro Kage XD isn't a great option for three wood because once it's tipped it completely changes the feel. I'm no equipment expert and was hoping someone could tell me a good fairway shaft that'd feel similar to how the Kuro Kage XD feels in my driver.

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  • jetmech879jetmech879 Members  1488WRX Points: 254Posts: 1,488 Platinum Tees
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    I'm curious about this too. I have a 80 tx inbound and was wondering if its say tipped 2", would it have the opposite effect and make the shaft play softer?

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    Taylormade M3 440 9° Diamana BF or DF 70X
    Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
    Callaway UT 18* 2 iron Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Nippon 125 wedge
    Bettinardi Queen Bee #7
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  • kygolfer81kygolfer81 Members  107WRX Points: 75Posts: 107 Fairways
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    I ended up buying a Kuro Kage XD for my three and I like it. My driver is tipped 1/2" so I tipped the three wood 1" and I like it.

    On -, @jetmech879 If you tip it 2", I can't see how that would make it play softer.
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  • jetmech879jetmech879 Members  1488WRX Points: 254Posts: 1,488 Platinum Tees
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    Thanks for the feedback! I will most likely tip it just an inch. I just got to thinking too much! Haha! I know I've heard from Graphite Design that if you tip over a inch, a very tip stiff shaft like a GP, it will actually mave the tip softer.

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    Taylormade M3 440 9° Diamana BF or DF 70X
    Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
    Callaway UT 18* 2 iron Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Nippon 125 wedge
    Bettinardi Queen Bee #7
    Titleist Pro-V1
  • kygolfer81kygolfer81 Members  107WRX Points: 75Posts: 107 Fairways
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    On -, @jetmech879 said:

    Thanks for the feedback! I will most likely tip it just an inch. I just got to thinking too much! Haha! I know I've heard from Graphite Design that if you tip over a inch, a very tip stiff shaft like a GP, it will actually mave the tip softer.

    Oh yeah? Well maybe so. I'm no equipment expert by any means. I hadn't heard that, but definitely don't take my word as gospel.

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    On -, @kygolfer81 said:

    On -, @jetmech879 said:

    Thanks for the feedback! I will most likely tip it just an inch. I just got to thinking too much! Haha! I know I've heard from Graphite Design that if you tip over a inch, a very tip stiff shaft like a GP, it will actually mave the tip softer.

    Oh yeah? Well maybe so. I'm no equipment expert by any means. I hadn't heard that, but definitely don't take my word as gospel.

    It's quite possible that its specific to Graphite Design shafts. I called Mitsubishi and asked them and was told it would play like rebar if I tipped it 2 inches! Lol! So you are correct with your thinking. I will tip it an inch and roll with it.

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    Taylormade M3 440 9° Diamana BF or DF 70X
    Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
    Callaway UT 18* 2 iron Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Nippon 125 wedge
    Bettinardi Queen Bee #7
    Titleist Pro-V1
  • Dash BoogieDash Boogie Hole in Three Members  148WRX Points: 72Handicap: 12Posts: 148 Fairways
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    The UST VTS Silver might be up your alley.

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    Driver: Ping G400 Max, UST Mamiya ATTAS Coool 6S
    Fairway: Ping G25 4 wood, UST Mamiya VTS Red 7S
    Irons: Mizuno JPX 900 HM 4-9, JPX 919 Forged PW, GW, Modus 105
    Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4, 56 and 60
    Putter: SeeMore DB4X, Scotty Cameron X5, Odyssey V-Line Fang CH

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  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers  8139WRX Points: 1,372Handicap: +1.6 (1194646)Posts: 8,139 Titanium Tees
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    diamana DF; graphite design GP are similar IMO

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    Epic Flash SZ / 9* (set D/S) / Fujikura Pro 2.0 TS 6X tipped 1.50"
    Epic Flash SZ / 3+ (set -1/N) / HZRDUS Smoke Black 75g 6.5 tipped 2"
    Epic CF17 3i / Tensei PW Hybrid 100TX
    Apex MB Chrome / 3-PW / Modus 130 X
    MD4 Chrome / 52, 56, 60 / DG 115 S200 (for now)
    Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5"

  • kygolfer81kygolfer81 Members  107WRX Points: 75Posts: 107 Fairways
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    On -, @Dash Boogie said:

    The UST VTS Silver might be up your alley.

    On -, @gioguy21 said:

    diamana DF; graphite design GP are similar IMO

    Thanks to both of you for commenting. I actually ended up getting a Kuro Kage XD to match my driver but it's tipped .5" more than my driver with is what Mitsubishi Chemical recommends. So far I like it and it doesn't feel to stiff or anything. Love that shaft especially in driver.

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  • Buckets2Buckets2 Members  2570WRX Points: 299Posts: 2,570 Titanium Tees
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    I play an 80TX in my 3wood, love it

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  • jetmech879jetmech879 Members  1488WRX Points: 254Posts: 1,488 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Go_Time said:

    I play an 80TX in my 3wood, love it

    I'm hoping for the same love! How much did you end up tipping it? What you driver swing speed?

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    Taylormade M3 440 9° Diamana BF or DF 70X
    Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
    Callaway UT 18* 2 iron Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Nippon 125 wedge
    Bettinardi Queen Bee #7
    Titleist Pro-V1

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