Graphite Design Flex?

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Do Graphite Design shafts play true to flex? I’m right on the line between s and x — play 6.0 in Hzrdus, but x in most others.



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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers  2218WRX Points: 314Handicap: ~7Posts: 2,218 Platinum Tees
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    Depends on which model.



    I have a GP6s that is a board and I can’t turn over, while the DI6x was too loose and liked to go left when I got in it.



    I play the HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.5 for reference.
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    Also am on the border between S and X and wish i had gone with the X flex in my DI 6 the S feels just a bit too soft.
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    As others have said, it will depend on model and weight.



    I have a 75g HZRDUS 6.0 and a TP-7 that are both good fits for me notwithstanding their completely different profiles.
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  • MatziMatzi Matzi Syracuse, NYMembers  358WRX Points: 112Handicap: 4Posts: 358 Greens
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    I've tried the DI, MAD Pro and TP..all in 6x. The TP felt like a board to me. I had a hzrdus red as well and that felt boardy too. Could always get a stiff and tip it a half inch?
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    Mahamilto wrote:


    Depends




    ditto.
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    Matzi wrote:


    I've tried the DI, MAD Pro and TP..all in 6x. The TP felt like a board to me. I had a hzrdus red as well and that felt boardy too. Could always get a stiff and tip it a half inch?




    Unless you can smoke the X-flex even on your shakier swing days, go with the stiff and tip it.
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  • mizunoMX25mizunoMX25 Members  293WRX Points: 99Posts: 293 Greens
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    Don't GD have in between flexes like SR and Firm? That would be like a 6.0 no? Now if you're looking for them second hand then good luck but if you're ordering new pretty sure you can get a SX flex...
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    Every GD shaft I’ve tried besides TP and GP seem a bit softer than other companies, could just be profile. TP and GP in X felt like rebar to me in comparison to DI, IZ etc.
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  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX  3580WRX Points: 160Posts: 3,580 ClubWRX
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    Soft to Flex :



    AD DI

    AD IZ

    AD VR

    AD MJ



    Stiff to Flex :



    AD TP

    AD GP

    AD M9003
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    Of the ones I’ve played, minimum of tipping 1 inch.
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  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYCMembers  2218WRX Points: 314Handicap: ~7Posts: 2,218 Platinum Tees
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    As far as tipping, I hear the DI is a must tip shaft, while he GP is actually made softer if you tip it more than 0.5”



    The GP tip is so crazy stiff that if tip trim it actually softens it up, or so I have heard.
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  • bjmdobjmdo SCMembers  298WRX Points: 85Handicap: 6Posts: 298 Greens
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    I have played the DI and TP extensively. The DI is much easier to turn over. It was verified to be a tad soft when measured. The TP is another animal. My natural shot is right to left, and this beast (TP) has essentially eliminated the left side for me.
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    Find the TP shaft deceptively stable & stout (feels soft to waggle). To avoid over cooked, it requires a bit more patience in the load process more so than some other shafts I'm used to. I have a 60S, perhaps a 70S would have been better for me. But when I smooth out & get good separation of arms to body, good width from P4-P6, it's a beast with great launch and accuracy. AD's are really nice shafts, but take the time, effort and money to match up with a proper choice. I'm okay going rogue and experimenting with iron shafts but my days of doing that with $350 metal shafts are over. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    Bomber_11 wrote:


    Soft to Flex :



    AD DI

    AD IZ

    AD VR

    AD MJ



    Stiff to Flex :



    AD TP

    AD GP

    AD M9003




    What about the BB and MT



    BB .. I finder stiffer .. the 6s is a good shaft

    MT I had to tip a stiff a good 1.5"
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    cardoustie wrote:

    Bomber_11 wrote:


    Soft to Flex :



    AD DI

    AD IZ

    AD VR

    AD MJ



    Stiff to Flex :



    AD TP

    AD GP

    AD M9003




    What about the BB and MT



    BB .. I finder stiffer .. the 6s is a good shaft

    MT I had to tip a stiff a good 1.5"




    Agreed BB plays a little stouter - I personally love the BB



    I've never hit MT
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    cardoustie wrote:

    Bomber_11 wrote:


    Soft to Flex :



    AD DI

    AD IZ

    AD VR

    AD MJ



    Stiff to Flex :



    AD TP

    AD GP

    AD M9003




    What about the BB and MT



    BB .. I finder stiffer .. the 6s is a good shaft

    MT I had to tip a stiff a good 1.5"




    I have found that players on the fence between stiff and X flexes with the GD

    shafts will like the X in the 60 gram shafts , and the stiff in 70 gram ( maybe

    tipped a little ) . They are alot like the UST line that are made " stiffer "

    in all the zones of the heavier weight shafts....
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  • esemels20esemels20 Members  113WRX Points: 73Posts: 113 Bunkers
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    I play the blue bullet in SR flex and it has made me very confident with my driver which is a first for me. I have swing speed in the high 90s but more of a smooth/slow progression type swing. My unintentional cuts off the tee box have almost disappeared. I have purchased used shafts and I send photos to the Pro's Choice rep and he lets me know that the shaft is the real deal. My last purchase was $135 for the $380 shaft, yes it's used but it looks to be in great shape. Maybe I'm just lucky but when I can save that much cash and still get an amazing performing shaft then I'd take it every time.

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  • Downtown_Brown_41Downtown_Brown_41 AlabamaMembers  668WRX Points: 171Handicap: 4Posts: 668 Golden Tee
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    The IZ feels soft but it can handle whatever you throw at it. I was in a 6x at 120+ for a while with a lot of success. Then the ho bug but me

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  • KevCannonKevCannon ClubWRX  438WRX Points: 183Handicap: 1.5Posts: 438 ClubWRX
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    This question relating to stiffness all depends on how each player swings, and loads the shaft. A smooth tempo swing will say it feels stiffer, aggressive quick tempo will probly say feels soft to flex. Early or late release plays major factor as well. I have a decent tempo but aggressive move from the top with a late release, so i always need x flex regardless of weight. Currently play a TP7 x tipped .5” and it has forced me to become a little smoother (a good thing). From time to time if i get quick with it the club head will lag behind with open face due to late release. This causes high spinny block to the right for me, and it my normal miss. DI was soft in every weight in x flex for me. Hope that helps.

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  • Csquared2Csquared2 Cduncamp PortlandiaClubWRX  47WRX Points: 53Handicap: 8Posts: 47 ClubWRX
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    I have an AD DI 6X in my driver, swing speed 108, and love the feel, best of any driver shaft I have tried. Any recommendations for what shaft to throw in my 3 wood? I’m playing the stock hzrdus that came in my TS3 15* and it’s not for me.

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  • esemels20esemels20 Members  113WRX Points: 73Posts: 113 Bunkers
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    I talked to the Graphite Design Rep by just emailing him questions because I wanted a shaft for my 3 wood. He suggested to me to check into the new AD F series and F stands for fairways.

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    On -, @esemels20 said:

    I talked to the Graphite Design Rep by just emailing him questions because I wanted a shaft for my 3 wood. He suggested to me to check into the new AD F series and F stands for fairways.

    Nice, I'll check them out. Thanks.

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    On -, @Csquared2 said:

    I have an AD DI 6X in my driver, swing speed 108, and love the feel, best of any driver shaft I have tried. Any recommendations for what shaft to throw in my 3 wood? I’m playing the stock hzrdus that came in my TS3 15* and it’s not for me.

    Went with the DI 7x in my 3 wood and it has been an excellent choice. Same great feel with just the right weight for fairway wood.

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    I’m in between as well. I play a Di 6s tipped 1”. Tried a 6X un-tipped but prefer the tipped stiff

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