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Zelos 7 stiff

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I (6 hcp) have been playing the 950GH Regular shaft for 15 years (7 iron 140 yards). Get older and need something lighter.
I have been reading myself to a new Nippon shaft on internet.
My latest conclusion is Zelos 7 stiff.
Is it a big step from 950GH?
Can I reach swing weight D0/D1having a grip strength 3 tapes?
What about tip kick contra mid kick? Will I be drawing my shots too much?

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  • TommyjTommyj Members  750WRX Points: 262Posts: 750 Golden Tee
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    No way to tell without testing for yourself, how did you arrive at your Zelos 7-S conclusion?

    May be helpful to check the Golfworks webpage and read through the questions posted to the Zelos shaft. The MPF of the Zelos 7-S is 4B3H, so it may be too stiff for you based on your 7 irons distance. You can post your own question there, the club tech gives pretty well thought out responses.

    https://golfworks.com/nippon-zelos-7-355-taper-tip-iron-shafts/p/np0014/

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  • phatchrisrulesphatchrisrules Southern Ontario, CanadaUnregistered  2130WRX Points: 395Handicap: 6.5Posts: 2,130 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @koppsnurr said:

    I (6 hcp) have been playing the 950GH Regular shaft for 15 years (7 iron 140 yards). Get older and need something lighter.
    I have been reading myself to a new Nippon shaft on internet.
    My latest conclusion is Zelos 7 stiff.
    Is it a big step from 950GH?
    Can I reach swing weight D0/D1having a grip strength 3 tapes?
    What about tip kick contra mid kick? Will I be drawing my shots too much?

    The Zelos has a reduced butt section (.580 I think). It's really kid's or ladies shaft to be honest, they play super soft to flex. I carry them in my demo matrix but again only for the more speed-challenged clients. If you are thinking of dropping weight go to the Nippon 850, some sort of 75-85g graphite, or perhaps the KBS Max 80. I know the Nippons quite well and they are super smooth without being overly soft while the Zelos, even for some slow swingers, find it quite weak to flex.

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  • koppsnurrkoppsnurr Members  4WRX Points: 35Posts: 4 Starters
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    I tested Zelos 7 regular with Srixon Z785. Perfect smooth feel (7 iron 68 mph), good spin (6500) a couple of yards shorter than 950GH.
    I have going Zelos 7 even if it is has ladies shaft characteristics.

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  • johnnyprojohnnypro Lynbrook, nyMembers  1910WRX Points: 157Handicap: 14.5Posts: 1,910 Platinum Tees
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    Do what I did....bite the "old man" bullet and go graphite.
    I have Recoil 80, F3 in all my irons and they're great.
    No looking back!

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    On -, @koppsnurr said:

    I tested Zelos 7 regular with Srixon Z785. Perfect smooth feel (7 iron 68 mph), good spin (6500) a couple of yards shorter than 950GH.
    I have going Zelos 7 even if it is has ladies shaft characteristics.

    Doesn't sound right, you're thinking about switching to a shaft that hits it shorter than what you currently play? Feel is one thing but what are the benefits of the Zelos over your 950GH? I would consider

    On -, @johnnypro's recommendation and take a look at graphite. In your case something like the Recoil 460 F3 which comes in at just under 70 grams. Enough OEMs offer that shaft, so you should be able to find it in someone's fitting cart to try.
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  • koppsnurrkoppsnurr Members  4WRX Points: 35Posts: 4 Starters
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    My new Z785 with Zelos 7 shaft är prefect. So easy to hit that I now also have a 4 iron. These light clubs with low kick take the turf with almost no feel.🏌️

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  • bulls9999bulls9999 GHIN Index = 12.8Members  1036WRX Points: 217Handicap: GHIN Index 12.8Posts: 1,036 Platinum Tees
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    I've been curious about the 'Zelos' shafts (7 or 8), but was wondering, where do you find them in order to try them? Not commonly found at Golf Galaxy.

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  • WristySwingWristySwing Members  963WRX Points: 622Posts: 963 Golden Tee
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    You need to go to a specialized fitter like Club Champion or True Spec. Some boutique Nippon accounts might have them as well...they aren't found stock in anything so to find them in a GG or PGASS demo cart is going to be next to impossible, I'm afraid.

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  • DaveMacDaveMac ScotlandUnregistered  3214WRX Points: 203Handicap: 9Posts: 3,214 Titanium Tees
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    Zelos 7 is a no cost Srixon option, so it might be in a Srixon fitting system.

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