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> @Stuart_G said:

> > @Z1ggy16 said:

> > Driver shafts shouldn't come tipped, but the issue was that apparently for at least the past 2-3 years, TM has been tipping every shaft 1''.

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> It's actually more like 6-7 years. Best we can tell it started with the SLDR release although there were some mixed reports about it with some R1's as well.

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> And for @mBiden2 - over those years, TM C.S. and not been consistent with what they tell us - so not sure I'd put a lot of faith in that. They may (hopefully) change their policy eventually but I'll believe it when I see it (and can measure it myself), not before.

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Wow that far back? Luckily for me I almost never A) order new and B) use stock options, so it doesn't affect me too much.

 

I think I've read on here Titleist used to do this... Cobra/Cally/Ping don't standard tip do they? I actually wouldn't be surprised if Ping did now, because the G400 and also G410 are fairly heavy heads compared to Flash, M and F9.

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4h - 818 H2 23* | Ventus Blue 10x

Irons - Wilson V6 | Modus 120x  (Cobra Forged CB w Modus 120X being built)

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> @Z1ggy16 said:

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> Wow that far back? Luckily for me I almost never A) order new and B) use stock options, so it doesn't affect me too much.

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Ever since the advent of the adjustable hosels, I generally tend to buy the heads and shafts separately (or just continued to use the old shaft in the new head). So for me it just means staying away from shafts that came out of the TM factory and considering there are plenty of other sources - it hasn't effected me that much. Only got burned once about 5 years ago.

 

> I think I've read on here Titleist used to do this... Cobra/Cally/Ping don't standard tip do they? I actually wouldn't be surprised if Ping did now, because the G400 and also G410 are fairly heavy heads compared to Flash, M and F9.

 

Titleist is the only other OEM I've known to add some tipping to the driver (and they started doing it first - before TM). But at least they only added 1/2" of tipping (instead of the full 1" TM uses) and had a somewhat valid reason for doing it. They wanted the shafts in the "new" (910) std bore heads to more closely match the way they used to perform in the previous bore through heads. People assumed it had to do with the adapter - when really it was the change of bore type. Originally they did it with all aftermarket shafts (but not the OEM stock shafts). Over time they've reduced that to only some shafts. Not sure how that lists looks lately, I haven't really been paying attention since the 915's release. The Team Titleist forum is usually a pretty good source for that info.

 

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Good info as always Stu, thanks. Just something good to have in mind in case I ever did end up in a stock shaft from TM (incredibly unlikely though).

D - Ping G4410+ 9*| Ventus Black 6x (SIM Max 9* on Standby)

3w - Ping G410* @15.5*| Fujikura Pro 2.0 TS 8x (SIM Ti on Standby)

5w - Cobra SZ 18.5* @20* | Accra FX2.0 380 M5

4h - 818 H2 23* | Ventus Blue 10x

Irons - Wilson V6 | Modus 120x  (Cobra Forged CB w Modus 120X being built)

W - SM8 54/12 & 58/8 @59* | S400 Ti

P - Compass Golf Co. Atwood (Newport 2 Timeless Tri sole clone)

Ball - ProV1x

 

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I was telling my dad about this, he got fit for an M5 Driver with a HZRDUS Smoke 70 S. He is 68 and a 260-280 yard driver with his current EPIC and 55g HZRDUS thing shaft.

His opinion was that he was fit using shafts from the fitting cart so there for what worked there is what he is getting from TM.

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> @scott_Donald said:

> I was telling my dad about this, he got fit for an M5 Driver with a HZRDUS Smoke 70 S. He is 68 and a 260-280 yard driver with his current EPIC and 55g HZRDUS thing shaft.

> His opinion was that he was fit using shafts from the fitting cart so there for what worked there is what he is getting from TM.

 

One would certainly hope that to be the case, but there have been enough mixed results from numerous sources concerning experiences with the fitting cart shafts to make it at least questionable.

 

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> @Stuart_G said:

> > @scott_Donald said:

> > I was telling my dad about this, he got fit for an M5 Driver with a HZRDUS Smoke 70 S. He is 68 and a 260-280 yard driver with his current EPIC and 55g HZRDUS thing shaft.

> > His opinion was that he was fit using shafts from the fitting cart so there for what worked there is what he is getting from TM.

>

> One would certainly hope that to be the case, but there have been enough mixed results from numerous sources concerning experiences with the fitting cart shafts to make it at least questionable.

>

 

It arrives today or tomorrow, so will find out when I play with him Saturday! having said that he may never know.

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