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Will adding 1/4" extension change character of the shaft?

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E.g. change "feel" of butt flex?

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  • Howard_JonesHoward_Jones Members  11335WRX Points: 2,108Posts: 11,335 Titanium Tees
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    Feel of head weight goes down, equal to 1.5 SWP or average 3 grams, if you notice any difference to feel, it would be from lower head weight, not the shaft. Set a tape on the grip like 2/8" was cut off, lower your hands to the new play length and test that club. What you feel now is how both head-weight and shaft will feel compared to now. When we go up in play length, its the other way, like you added 3 grams head weight.

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  • JD3JD3 Members  5072WRX Points: 407Posts: 5,072 Titanium Tees
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    That's good advice. So in my case since I'm considering lengthening by 1/4" I should add tape to head first and see how that feels. Also ideally measure effect on SW

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    TM M1 2017 10.5 Aldila NV 2KXV Green X
    TM M1 2016 3W HL Tensei CK White 70x 
    Ping G410 HB 19 KBS Graphite Tour Hybrid 85s+
    Callaway Apex 2019 4 - AW KBS Tour 120s (hard stepped 1x)
    Yururi Tataki Wedges 52.5 and 60.5 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0x
    Ping Anser 2 Milled
    NDMC Grips (extra wrap lower half to reduce taper)
    Titleist AVX 
    UA Jordan Spieth 2
    Footjoy Tour Glove (optional, often times play without glove)
  • desailledesaille Members  1752WRX Points: 168Posts: 1,752 Platinum Tees
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    Would ask why extend 1/4"?

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  • JD3JD3 Members  5072WRX Points: 407Posts: 5,072 Titanium Tees
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    Its a setup thing. I tend to stand a bit taller at address. My wedges are both 1/4" long already. Bending that 1/4" more from waist makes me uncomfortable.

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    TM M1 2017 10.5 Aldila NV 2KXV Green X
    TM M1 2016 3W HL Tensei CK White 70x 
    Ping G410 HB 19 KBS Graphite Tour Hybrid 85s+
    Callaway Apex 2019 4 - AW KBS Tour 120s (hard stepped 1x)
    Yururi Tataki Wedges 52.5 and 60.5 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0x
    Ping Anser 2 Milled
    NDMC Grips (extra wrap lower half to reduce taper)
    Titleist AVX 
    UA Jordan Spieth 2
    Footjoy Tour Glove (optional, often times play without glove)
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members  11812WRX Points: 1,607Posts: 11,812 Titanium Tees
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    Make two marks on one of your grips with a Sharpie. Exactly 1/4" apart.

    You'll see that is a very, very small amount. The difference in length of your 7-iron and 9-iron is a full inch, usually. If you can swing both of those clubs fine then obviously 1/4" isn't going to matter at all.

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  • JD3JD3 Members  5072WRX Points: 407Posts: 5,072 Titanium Tees
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    I know how long 1/4" but it works for me....all falls into place at that length

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    TM M1 2017 10.5 Aldila NV 2KXV Green X
    TM M1 2016 3W HL Tensei CK White 70x 
    Ping G410 HB 19 KBS Graphite Tour Hybrid 85s+
    Callaway Apex 2019 4 - AW KBS Tour 120s (hard stepped 1x)
    Yururi Tataki Wedges 52.5 and 60.5 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0x
    Ping Anser 2 Milled
    NDMC Grips (extra wrap lower half to reduce taper)
    Titleist AVX 
    UA Jordan Spieth 2
    Footjoy Tour Glove (optional, often times play without glove)
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  • The GeneralThe General Members  1783WRX Points: 170Handicap: 2Posts: 1,783 Platinum Tees
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    anything less than a 1" extension will not change how the shaft feels and/or performs. At least not for most mortals.

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