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  1. Who fit you into those shafts? I'm sorry but that's just crazy - boarder line incompetent. Way too light and way too soft for that kind of swing speed. Unless maybe you're confusing swing speed (club head speed) for ball speed? If that's ball speed it makes much more sense. If you're iron club head speed is > 95 mph, then you should likely be in much heavier and stiffer iron shafts. Most likely 120-130 gm x-stiff (not 70 gm reg flex). There are several choices and as a beginner shaft stiffness is probably not as important so focus on getting the shaft weight r
  2. I don't doubt it felt unbalanced. I wasn't really arguing the results or that the added weight wasn't the problem. Just maybe your specific reasoning for why the weight caused a problem. It's certainly going to change the feel of how the face rotates even if the c.g. doesn't move much, and that change in feel can be enough to screw someone up - even more than normal
  3. Aldila recommends the same for all fairways but again, that's just a recommendation. Other shaft manufacturers might use different recommendations, e.g. 1/2" for 3w, 1" for 5wd, 1-1/2" for 7w. Hard to say what would really work best for you as there are just too many different factors in the build and in your swing that contribute to the stiffness feel. Personally I'd wait to see what happens with the driver and 3wd before deciding what to do with the 5w or 7w.
  4. Can't speak to your case, but in the OP's case, adding only 5 gm to the toe is going to move the c.g.'s maybe 1 mm.
  5. "Need" is a bit strong a word. It's the recommendation from the manufacturer to account for the fact that the fairway heads are heavier than the driver head. If you're unsure just install it untipped but leave it an inch longer on the butt side and go test it choked up. If it feels fine and performs well, then you can trim the butt down to the actual length. If it feels a bit soft then you can go back and tip it that 1".
  6. I know it's probably not the answer you're looking for but really the only way to tell is to give it a try and see what happens. How people's swing reacts to changes in feel from the club is just too subjective to accurately generalize.
  7. If you are asking because you want to buy a shaft for it, just get a .335 shaft (most modern shafts aren't available in .350 anyways) and if it does end up being .350, you can always use a shim (wont cause any problems at all). But based on it's age and the fact that it looks like Srixon didn't move to .335 hosels until 2014 - it most likely is a .350 hosel.
  8. Actually there is a rule, and it's about the only one that's hard and fast in the context of fitting. "The only thing that really matters and tells you how good a fit something might be, is the results you get."
  9. The head weight plays a much more dominant role on how the shaft will play than the length so best advice is to just use that to determine shaft trim or hard/soft stepping. Of course that's assuming that the standard trim is a perfect fit for the shaft in terms of stiffness feel and you have a pretty good sensitivity for changes in stiffness. For many, the difference in feel between 1 hard or soft step can be pretty subtle change so might not even be noticeable.
  10. First of all, in the context of irons, the concept of "optimal" is 100% subjective so not really sure what that means to you. Without that it's hard to answer the question. But in general, iron shafts should be chosen based on feel, consistency, accuracy, dispersion, face control, and in some case those things need to be balanced out with swing speed. But notice that launch, spin and distance is not really included in that list. Those results are not any where near the top in terms of importance for selecting a shaft. Launch and spin should ideally be managed by the head sele
  11. Just remember it's much better to use the distance gaps as the basis for any adjustments instead of making assumptions about distance gaps based on loft increments.
  12. It will change the bounce - but 2* of bounce change is usually not going to be noticeable by most ams. Of course there are always exceptions and it will depend a lot on the particular sole design of the head you choose, your particular mechanics (and how steep you are), the type of turf you typically play, etc..
  13. No it wouldn't become illegal. If the tape comes comes off during the normal course of play, it is true that it is considered 'damaged' under the rules but that doesn't make it unplayable or illegal to use. In fact, in most cases the player is allowed to continue to play the damaged club if it's possible. In the case of lead tape coming off, they also have the option of 'repairing' the club by replacing the lead tape with (exactly) the same amount that came off. see rule 4.1 a (2) https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpre
  14. No reason not to give it a try, but 1) the higher launch in the hybrids typically comes from the design of the hybrid heads, not the shaft. 2) depending on what shafts he's playing in his irons, if there is a big jump in weight between the old shaft in the 6 and the new shaft in the 5 it potentially may cause some issues switching between the clubs. 3) It would be cheaper to just have those irons bent weaker to get more loft.
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