2007 Burner Driver TP vs Standard Head Shaft

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Me: for years I've been a 2-5 hdcp depending on how much I can get out (summer 6 rounds/month, winter 2-3 rounds/month). I am typically a draw player but am able to shape shots both left and right (within reason). With a wide open fairway, my ball flight is mid-high with the driver. For years, I have gamed the standard 07 TM Burner 9.5* driver. It sets up slightly closed and has a TaylorMade reax 50g stiff shaft. I also carry the R7 TP irons with rifle 6.0 shafts, +1" and up 1*. I love those irons. A few years ago I bought a TP version of the same 9.5* driver. I love the slightly open looking face at address. It came with a reax 65g stiff shaft. Sadly, I could not consistently get the ball to turn over (draw). In the closet it went. Now I am thinking I'd like to re-shaft the club. Assuming I could find a reax 50g shaft, could I use it ? If not, could someone offer comparable shaft options? Lastly, I am 50+ years old and probably on my way to softer flex shafts. BUT, I am not there yet.

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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4319WRX Points: 1,413Posts: 4,319 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @cantwells said:

    Me: for years I've been a 2-5 hdcp depending on how much I can get out (summer 6 rounds/month, winter 2-3 rounds/month). I am typically a draw player but am able to shape shots both left and right (within reason). With a wide open fairway, my ball flight is mid-high with the driver. For years, I have gamed the standard 07 TM Burner 9.5* driver. It sets up slightly closed and has a TaylorMade reax 50g stiff shaft. I also carry the R7 TP irons with rifle 6.0 shafts, +1" and up 1*. I love those irons. A few years ago I bought a TP version of the same 9.5* driver. I love the slightly open looking face at address. It came with a reax 65g stiff shaft. Sadly, I could not consistently get the ball to turn over (draw). In the closet it went. Now I am thinking I'd like to re-shaft the club. Assuming I could find a reax 50g shaft, could I use it ? If not, could someone offer comparable shaft options? Lastly, I am 50+ years old and probably on my way to softer flex shafts. BUT, I am not there yet.

    If you found that shaft it likely would not fit in the TP version of the 07 Burner driver. The TP head is a .335 bore while the non TP version is .350

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  • MitchellMitchell Members  5644WRX Points: 483Posts: 5,644 Titanium Tees
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    Recently rebuilt a 10.5* 07 Burner TP with an Aldila RIP Phenom 50s for a senior golfer/former D1 college player that absolutely loves the combo. Shaft is reasonably priced and readily available from a number of sources. If looking for something with slightly stiffer overall feel than the RIP Phenom, the Phenom NL 60 is a solid choice as well.

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  • Adam CAdam C Members  749WRX Points: 409Handicap: 4Posts: 749 Golden Tee
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    There was nothing really exciting about those REAX shafts. You could replace them easily with any number of shafts that would probably be more consistent. Most important thing would be to match up the 50-55 gram weight. Secondly, go with something mid to high trajectory and not back weighted.

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  13562WRX Points: 2,436Handicap: 1.6Posts: 13,562 Titanium Tees
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    Get an original Blueboard 63 stiff

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