Minimum shaft insertion for a wedge (using tip weight)

MrFlapjackMrFlapjack Members Posts: 2,621 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

I'm wanting to install a SF i125 into a CBX wedge. The measured hosel depth is 1.058". I want to use a 6gm lead tip weight so I will have to tip the shaft 0.25" to make up for the tip weight length. The shaft was slightly overprepped (no by me), so there is a bit of play involved. I use a very tiny amount of shafting beads, and put a slight ream on the top of the hosel so I can use a collared ferrule. Is 0.75" enough shaft insertion or am I risking it?

Cobra LTD HZRDUS 75g 6.5 (Synergy Black 70TX tipped 1/2")
Ping 2014 Rapture 3W - Blueboard 73x5ct
Cobra F8 3 hybrid (HZRDUS Black 85 6.5)
4 Hybrid...
Srixon Z545 5-AW (SF i110 stiff)
RTX 3.0 - 54 and 58 (SF i125 stiff)
Ping Ketsch Mid 

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  • MrFlapjackMrFlapjack Members Posts: 2,621 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Thinking it's not going to be enough, and will end up having to forgo the tip weight. Might have to fill up the hosel bore they drilled to save weight with tungsten powder, and hope I get close to my target swing weight..

    Cobra LTD HZRDUS 75g 6.5 (Synergy Black 70TX tipped 1/2")
    Ping 2014 Rapture 3W - Blueboard 73x5ct
    Cobra F8 3 hybrid (HZRDUS Black 85 6.5)
    4 Hybrid...
    Srixon Z545 5-AW (SF i110 stiff)
    RTX 3.0 - 54 and 58 (SF i125 stiff)
    Ping Ketsch Mid 
  • mogc60mogc60 Members Posts: 975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Get a different tip weight would be my suggestion? .25 is pretty thick...you can find much smaller that would give you plenty of depth.

    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 9 EV BLACK 75 6.5 44 1/4”
    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 15 MATRIX HD9 STRONG 41.5”
    WILSON FG5 TOUR 17* RIP PHENOM 100 S
    SRIXON Z FORGED 3-PW CATALYST 100 6.5
    CLEVELAND RTX4 50* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 58* MODUS 120X
    SEEMORE mFGP20 PLATINUM 38”
    SNELL MTB-X

  • MrFlapjackMrFlapjack Members Posts: 2,621 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Was hoping to get at least 6gm so nothing that I've seen is less than .25"

    Cobra LTD HZRDUS 75g 6.5 (Synergy Black 70TX tipped 1/2")
    Ping 2014 Rapture 3W - Blueboard 73x5ct
    Cobra F8 3 hybrid (HZRDUS Black 85 6.5)
    4 Hybrid...
    Srixon Z545 5-AW (SF i110 stiff)
    RTX 3.0 - 54 and 58 (SF i125 stiff)
    Ping Ketsch Mid 
  • Howard JonesHoward Jones Members Posts: 9,164 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    if the shaft is graphite?, find a Wishon 9 gram tungsten tip weight, the "head" shims the shaft up only 1/8" and the pin can be cut shorter for weight reduction.

  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 23,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 14, 2019 9:35am #6

    @MrFlapjack said:
    Was hoping to get at least 6gm so nothing that I've seen is less than .25"

    These graphite tip weights will do the job. Will need to drill out the ID of the shaft - but that's not really an issue - just go in stages and careful not to let the drill bit overheat.

    https://www.billybobsgolf.com/product.php?productid=18031&cat=416&page=1

    Hireko golf used to have similar weights available as well.

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