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Zelos 7 stiff

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koppsnurrkoppsnurr  3Posted: Members Posts: 3
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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  489Posted: Members Posts: 489
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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  2130Posted: Members Posts: 2,130
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    @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  3Posted: Members Posts: 3
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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  1910Posted: Members Posts: 1,910
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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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  • TommyjTommyj  489Posted: Members Posts: 489
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    @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 @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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