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.355 taper tip irons... Ping i25
So should I just use .335 tip weights?

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Driver - Mizuno ST 180 11.5u* w Kuro Kage Silver TiNi DC 60g S Shaft
Irons/Wedges - Ping Rapture 2 iron w Ping CFS Stiff Shaft
                            Ping i25 4-LW w Ping CFS Stiff Shafts
Grips - Golf Pride MCC +4 Standard Blue
Putter - Bastain Milled Flow Neck Fusion Golf Prototype w Custom PX 6.0 shaft @ 33"
Putter Grip - Golf Pride SNSR Straight 104
Ball - Callaway Diablo Tour 3 Piece
Bag - Ping Hoofer Lite Stand Bag
Glove - MG DynaGrip Elite 


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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members  19696WRX Points: 1,745Posts: 19,696 Titanium Tees
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    Use .355" tip weights.

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  25546WRX Points: 1,936Posts: 25,546 Titanium Tees
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    Assuming steel shafts.

    They can be found but not all sources offer .355 weights (e.g. golfworks.com)

    For those sources that don't or if you already have them hanging around, the .335 weights will work just fine as well. Just wrap with masking tape to get them snug and avoid any potential rattle.

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  • Howard_JonesHoward_Jones Members  11578WRX Points: 2,263Posts: 11,578 Titanium Tees
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    Mitchell brass tip weight works good for both .355 and .370 , but can be a tad small in some 0.370 shafts since they are designed for 0.355. i used a drop of epoxy on 2 sides of the tip wgt, no matter tip size to prevent the risk of rattle or noise.

    https://www.mitchellgolf.com/product-category/re-shafting/weighting/brass-weights/

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  • mvhoffmanmvhoffman Mikey NEPAMembers  1773WRX Points: 236Handicap: 10Posts: 1,773 Platinum Tees
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    Thanks guys. I haven't had to ask this question in a few years. I have gotten very good and independent with building but had a brain ****. If the lead tape doesn't stick, I will be getting tip weights and saving for a winter project

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    Driver - Mizuno ST 180 11.5u* w Kuro Kage Silver TiNi DC 60g S Shaft
    Irons/Wedges - Ping Rapture 2 iron w Ping CFS Stiff Shaft
                                Ping i25 4-LW w Ping CFS Stiff Shafts
    Grips - Golf Pride MCC +4 Standard Blue
    Putter - Bastain Milled Flow Neck Fusion Golf Prototype w Custom PX 6.0 shaft @ 33"
    Putter Grip - Golf Pride SNSR Straight 104
    Ball - Callaway Diablo Tour 3 Piece
    Bag - Ping Hoofer Lite Stand Bag
    Glove - MG DynaGrip Elite 


  • dwb7272dwb7272 ClubWRX  1312WRX Points: 117Posts: 1,312 ClubWRX
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    Maybe try tungsten powder with cork down the shaft. Can be done very easily after club is assembled if you have the steel ram rod to push the cork down. You can get swingweight to come out dead on using this method.

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  • azoneazone Members  720WRX Points: 104Posts: 720 Golden Tee
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    forget the tip weights. tungsten powder, dab of epoxy on cork, ram it down. You want it stable with an exact swing weight, don't you?

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  • jah7838jah7838 Members  1329WRX Points: 229Posts: 1,329 Platinum Tees
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    If you want to pull the shaft and reuse it for another head, tungsten powder and a cork will make it more difficult. The cork and epoxy will prevent the shaft from going into the hosel properly. The shaft will just push its way out of the hosel. I learned this personally a few years back.

    You can pull the tip weight, clean the inside tip of the shaft, and then epoxy it into another head. If you have the grip on it, just poke a hole in the tape the air can escape that way.

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    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour 3 wood set to 15* with Aldila 2kxv Blue 7s or Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Proforce V2 7f4
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s or 20* Adams Super Pro with AD DI 95s , 23* Adams Super 9031 S300 (swap with 4 iron on occasion, but the hybrid is usually in the bag)
    Irons: 4 (DG Pro s300), 5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, RTX 4 52* bent to 53* Mid, and New Level Golf 58*. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Toulon Las Vegas or Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
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    On -, @jah7838 said:

    If you want to pull the shaft and reuse it for another head, tungsten powder and a cork will make it more difficult. The cork and epoxy will prevent the shaft from going into the hosel properly. The shaft will just push its way out of the hosel. I learned this personally a few years back.

    You can pull the tip weight, clean the inside tip of the shaft, and then epoxy it into another head. If you have the grip on it, just poke a hole in the tape the air can escape that way.

    If you're trying to reuse the grip on the shaft, it isn't much extra work to drill out the cork from the tip.

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    On -, @jll62 said:

    On -, @jah7838 said:

    If you want to pull the shaft and reuse it for another head, tungsten powder and a cork will make it more difficult. The cork and epoxy will prevent the shaft from going into the hosel properly. The shaft will just push its way out of the hosel. I learned this personally a few years back.

    You can pull the tip weight, clean the inside tip of the shaft, and then epoxy it into another head. If you have the grip on it, just poke a hole in the tape the air can escape that way.

    If you're trying to reuse the grip on the shaft, it isn't much extra work to drill out the cork from the tip.

    If you have the right supplies and the proper workspace, it’s not. I lived in an apartment with limited space and tools. I really only had a dremel and basic shafting supplies. The dremel bits that I had weren’t long enough to get to the cork, so drilling them out wasn’t much of an option at the time. Tip weights are easier for me. I’m not saying that cork and tungsten powder is a bad option. It works just fine.

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    WITB
    Driver: 9.5* M3 Aldila Tour Green 65s or Evenflow White t1100 65s 
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour 3 wood set to 15* with Aldila 2kxv Blue 7s or Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Proforce V2 7f4
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s or 20* Adams Super Pro with AD DI 95s , 23* Adams Super 9031 S300 (swap with 4 iron on occasion, but the hybrid is usually in the bag)
    Irons: 4 (DG Pro s300), 5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, RTX 4 52* bent to 53* Mid, and New Level Golf 58*. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Toulon Las Vegas or Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  25546WRX Points: 1,936Posts: 25,546 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @azone said:

    forget the tip weights. tungsten powder, dab of epoxy on cork, ram it down. You want it stable with an exact swing weight, don't you?

    If you have to use epoxy to keep the cork down, you're using the wrong size cork plug.

    Nothing wrong with cork and powder - but there is no real benefit of that method over tip weights if the head hasn't been installed yet. At least with steel shafts either are perfectly valid options.

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  • ScottyGilbertScottyGilbert Members  22WRX Points: 61Handicap: 7.3Posts: 22 Bunkers
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    On -, @jll62 said:

    On -, @jah7838 said:

    If you want to pull the shaft and reuse it for another head, tungsten powder and a cork will make it more difficult. The cork and epoxy will prevent the shaft from going into the hosel properly. The shaft will just push its way out of the hosel. I learned this personally a few years back.

    You can pull the tip weight, clean the inside tip of the shaft, and then epoxy it into another head. If you have the grip on it, just poke a hole in the tape the air can escape that way.

    If you're trying to reuse the grip on the shaft, it isn't much extra work to drill out the cork from the tip.

    There is always the risk of debris remaining within the shaft and not coming out, meaning either removing the grip or trying to get the piece out through the grip air vent.....personal experience too (although more a problem when cleaning out graphite shaft pulls, that epoxy plug just wants to ride up into the shaft, no matter how carefully I drill it out....)

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  • m4harrahm4harrah Members  11WRX Points: 37Posts: 11 Bunkers
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    This might be a dumb question but any issues adding tungsten powder and cork to clubs that already have tip weights to fine tune/add a bit more?

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  • mvhoffmanmvhoffman Mikey NEPAMembers  1773WRX Points: 236Handicap: 10Posts: 1,773 Platinum Tees
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    Driver - Mizuno ST 180 11.5u* w Kuro Kage Silver TiNi DC 60g S Shaft
    Irons/Wedges - Ping Rapture 2 iron w Ping CFS Stiff Shaft
                                Ping i25 4-LW w Ping CFS Stiff Shafts
    Grips - Golf Pride MCC +4 Standard Blue
    Putter - Bastain Milled Flow Neck Fusion Golf Prototype w Custom PX 6.0 shaft @ 33"
    Putter Grip - Golf Pride SNSR Straight 104
    Ball - Callaway Diablo Tour 3 Piece
    Bag - Ping Hoofer Lite Stand Bag
    Glove - MG DynaGrip Elite 


  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  25546WRX Points: 1,936Posts: 25,546 Titanium Tees
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    For steel shafted clubs, no problem at all. Lead/Tungsten powder down a graphite shaft is generally not a good idea (regardless of whether a tip weight was used or not).

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