Choosing a Shaft for a 5 Wood - Weight / Flex Variations
Sorry if this might be too complicated of a question but I recently got my Driver set up dialed in and now I am looking to get my 5 wood settled. Ive been researching shafts and have it narrowed down to a few but I am having trouble figuring out which aspect to focus on most between weight and flex when a particular shaft is made is a plethora of different weight options. Its hard to find all the shafts and weight options in stock at any particular fitter so I typically like to order my shafts and try them myself and sell the ones that didnt make the cut.
Currently my driver is a PXG 0811x Gen 2 9* with a Tensei CK Pro White 70s (73G) . From what I understand my wood shaft should be about 10G heavier. Im guessing wood shafts are just trimmed to fit, so how much does the shaft weight become reduced from Driver weight to 5 wood weight?
For example Oban Kiyoshi Purple comes in 75 and 85 and the actual weights are 79G and 85G respectively so is it safe to assume that If I want the right weight gap I should get the higher weight knowing the total mass will be reduced by the trimming?
The weight difference can be even less when you compare an X flex to the S flex of the next highest weight. Do you find that sometimes the Flex doesnt matter if the weight is right?
Thanks in advance for the insight!!!
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