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  1. I already had 1 model named 110i so its strange if the CW (taper) is different This one you post has a BP 52.15% up from the butt, the one i have in my DB has the BP 51.22% from the butt. Converted to 39.00" uncut as my DB is based on, it means 20.33 inch vs 19.975" and thats a large difference and a higher BP than KBS Tour. I only build about a hand full of Steelfibers, and used the 9 gram tungsten wgt for graphite, and just reduced the length of the rod depending on wgt target. Those tip weights only needs 1/8" extra tip trim to fit.
  2. I cant say for sure that Royal Presicion used the same screen codes as True Temper does, but RIFLE FCM is the same shaft as 0.370 and 0.355, its only the last 6/8" of the tip section thats different, so if you cant find a taper, use 0.370 and have the head reamed up to fit. Here is the butt screen codes used on RIFLE FCM from True Temper Rifle - Parallel TipURIFM40 Rifle 4.0 ParallelURIFM45 Rifle 4.5 ParallelURIFM50 Rifle 5.0 ParallelURIFM55 Rifle 5.5 ParallelURIFM60 Rifle 6.0 ParallelURIFM65 Rifle 6.5 ParallelURIFM70 Rifle 7.0 ParallelRifle - Taper TipRIFM40 Rifle 4.0 TaperRIFM45 Rifle 4.5 TaperRIFM50 Rifle 5.0 TaperRIFM55 Rifle 5.5 TaperRIFM60 Rifle 6.0 TaperRIFM65 Rifle 6.5 TaperRIFM70 Rifle 7.0 TaperRifle Flighted - Parallel TipURIFMF40 Rifle Flighted 4.0 ParallelURIFMF45 Rifle Flighted 4.5 ParallelURIFMF50 Rifle Flighted 5.0 ParallelURIFMF55 Rifle Flighted 5.5 ParallelURIFMF60 Rifle Flighted 6.0 ParallelURIFMF65 Rifle Flighted 6.5 ParallelURIFMF70 Rifle Flighted 7.0 ParallelRifle Flighted - Taper TipRIFMF40 Rifle Flighted 4.0 TaperRIFMF45 Rifle Flighted 4.5 TaperRIFMF50 Rifle Flighted 5.0 TaperRIFMF55 Rifle Flighted 5.5 TaperRIFMF60 Rifle Flighted 6.0 TaperRIFMF65 Rifle Flighted 6.5 TaperRIFMF70 Rifle Flighted 7.0 Taper
  3. Here is a compare of shaft balance points, but i dont have specs for the actual model, but it seems like Steelfiber has a progressive BP where higher shaft wgt = higher balance point.
  4. I dont know that company, and i dont have balance point specs for the shaft model you play, but it seems like Steelfiber has progressive BP from model to model due to weight. Higher weight = higher BP Shooting for a SW value is not a good idea, but its more than just possible to build a set to your specs with those components, but far from all club makers would know how to do it. We simply need to start by hosel drilling, and make a weight port below the shaft tip, so we can exchange that steel with a Tungsten weight. Most club heads can be hosel drilled down by up to 10 grams, and since the density off steel is 7.9 grams ccm3 while Tungsten is 19.35 grams ccm3. - That means we can exchange 7.9 grams of steel with 19.35 gram of tungsten. (gaining up to 11.45 grams vs standard this way, and even more if we remove 10 grams) So, the specs you ask for is more than possible, and its quite easy to make if you know whats needed to be done and how to do it. If you was in Europe, i could have helped out, but shipping cost alone would be silly high, but now you know whats needed to get there. Tom Wishon / Diamond Golf in UK has the needed Tungsten plugs as 6 or 9 grams, plus a 9 gram tip weight in tungsten for Graphite. im adding my hosel drilling chart, in case you have to get this mods done.
  5. If Purple/Black is wanted, you can use heat and fast cooling to get it.
  6. its only 200 for a full SET 3-PW, you can hardly find a set 3-PW for that price since its lower than standard Dynamic Gold, and way below X7 who is a tad softer than Tour Prototype TX (short end - Monaco has a progressive flex slope)
  7. I dont know how you swing your clubs, but the only shaft for irons i know could work is True Temper Tour Prototype Monaco in TX flex who is 135 grams uncut. They are at bargain prices on the bay now. https://www.ebay.com/itm/143682806465?hash=item217429a2c1:g:WBgAAOSwNxZfNik3
  8. Just a small but important correction DG 95 is NOT a low launch profile, but high launch, so it dont really belong to the classic DG line up, (130 and 120) but seems to have been given that name for marketing reasons DG 105 is not a LOW launch profile either but MID launch, so its only 130 and 120 who is LOW launch https://www.truetempersports.com/en-us/golf/golf/steel-iron-shafts/dynamic-gold-steel-shafts/dynamic-gold-95-vss-pro.html
  9. No...For a driver we can use the formula, Dynamic loft x 0.83 = launch angle AOA does not matter, its actual loft at impact (Dynamic loft) that matters. Lets say the shaft did not bend at all, and static loft is 10* If your AOA is minus 3, you now have only 7* of dynamic loft If your AOA is plus 3, you now have 13* of dynamic loft So AOA makes Dynamic loft to go up pr down, and its dynamic loft that matters for launch angle . NO, you want be able to see much of a difference if any to smash factor vs AOA or static loft for drivers. We can get to above 1.50 on Trackman with 13 static loft and a negative AOA
  10. if its still for use in a 3 hybrid, not much happens unless you add head weight, its head weight that matters, so if its for use with a 4 hybrid head, you soft step it once
  11. Thats been tried, but it seems like those who have this specs and could add them, did not see that post with request for BBGM specs when it was asked for. Another issue is how its measured. Like i said it has to be trough the center of the shaft, NOT at the heel, since its a strait line down from the shaft tip to ground this measurement is.
  12. BBGM is about the hardest specs of all to find, but here is what you can do. If you have the shaft with connector, INSERT is most likely 1.25" so simply measure from the end of the grip to the hosel top / bottom of the ferrule, and add 1.25" and you should have a fair estimate of the actual shafts length. BBGM is net difference between play length and net shaft, and if you measure it with a ruler, its trough the center of the shaft, NOT the heel. A Mitchell ruler is designed to measure BBGM correct, so what ever the head adds to net shaft is BBGM.
  13. Angle of attack means nothing, launch angle does, and thats the influence AOA has.
  14. After +4 grips came to the marked, we have seen that the grips BP is moving, so to me this thicker grip caps seems to be designed to "trick the SW scale" by adding about 1/8" or so to the grip cap, and by that make the club 1/8" longer = 0.75 SWP higher return value instead of a drop due to higher grip weight..."the SW scale religion"....
  15. At that altitude, your potential carry from 90 mph club speed is about 225 yards and a total of about 260 depending on fairway, but we need high launch and low spin to get there... Follow this DIY guide and you will be able to get out the max of the club you got
  16. Im sorry to disappoint you, but here is no magic or oath sworn secrets to it
  17. Probably yes, we call this type of shafts "flare tip" and they only exist (now) in one size for both OD and ID. Flare over putter shafts has a OD of 0.382 Older models could have a 0.395 flare tip, but those shafts is hard to find now But...like the other poster above me say, use a caliper and measure both OD and the peg that the shafts goes over. OD should match the OD of the hosel.
  18. Swing weight numbers can never be a target like this, forget it. The order of priority is Length, Total wgt, Balance, so dont turn this upside down. Find play length, then use 15 grams pr inch total wgt as guide line, and 3.5 to 5 grams uncut shaft wgt for each inch play length difference.....THEN tune head wgt if needed, but DONT us a SW scale to guide you here, it cant tell you anything useful at all, its NOT a fitting tool, but a tool for duplication of specs we have found by trial and error. Here is a chart for shaft weight progression to help you find a starting point for testing. If 95-100 grams is the range that fits you for irons, use the second and third row for suggestion for hybrids, woods and driver. ALL this chart can help with is a starting point for testing, it DONT tell you what you should buy or use.
  19. LOL, you have answered your own question If 474 grams at 35.50" is good for you, and the progression you find is 15 grams pr inch or 7.5 grams pr 0.5", it cant be that hard to find the weight for your GW (15/4 =minus 3.75 grams from your 56 = 470 grams), and the LW would be plus 3.74 grams or 478
  20. So, what you are saying is, that Flightscoipe uses a "special ball" in their model, and thats why it dont fall out of the sky at low spin, and since we are humans, we dont have 15 launch and 1000 rpm of spin if the return values from the LM say we have?
  21. here is a few examples to show the effect of spin. Ball speed 150 - launch angle 10, and spin in intervals of 500 from 1500 to 3500. 3.6 yards is all we can get out of it from spin, so its NOT spin that keeps the ball in the air. Even 1000 rpms is enough to get it out to 226 yards with launch as low as 10 If the same player can get launch angle up to 15* with only 1000 rpm of spin, it still dont fall out of the sky, but improves carry from 233.3 as the best above to 248, so its s myth that lack of spin makes the ball drop out of the sky. We can stretch carry a little if launch is way to low, but thats it.
  22. Like i wrote, go to flightscopes optimizer and see how far you can stretch ball flight with higher spin....you will not be impressed, and its simply not true that the ball falls out of the sky due to lack of spin, its lack of launch angle, PLUS a tilt on the spin axis combined. Even 1750 rpms at only 135 mph ball speed is enough to keep it in the air IF launch angle is good and the tilt is small. If spin was needed, explain this numbers. (distance is meters, and the numbers is from my Trackman)
  23. The energy we transfer to the ball is only 100%, so its a question of how that energy is split up. If a certain amount goes to back spin, less will be available for tilt on the spin axis. The theory is weak since spin from drivers is to the lower end. Another idea is that spin keeps the ball in the air, but thats not really true, so if launch is high enough, we dont need or want high back spin, and its very limited how much back spin can "stretch" carry with a low launch, just try some random numbers on flightscope and you will see that. Optimize impact and PTR, and all of this becomes non issues, its a variable impact and face angle thats the issue when distance and dispersion is bad.
  24. I know you do your own club making, so i suggest you try that shaft as SS1 to make it closer to S+ and see what happens.
  25. That depends on what type of extension you use, the options out there are far from the same, and goes from rigid aluminium, to "chewing gum plastic". But why do you want it 1 inch longer, and from what length to what length?
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