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I'm considering buying a new R5 now that prices have come down a bit, but am a novice when it comes to finding the right shaft. Looks like the club comes in one of these 3:

 

Aldila NV65

Fujikura Speeder 757

M.A.S.2 5-55

 

Can you guys tell me the difference between these three shafts?

 

I'm a high handicapper with a driver swing speed probably somewhere near 85-90mph. I usually carry a well hit drive about 220-230. Thanks.

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Without a doubt, try to swing w/ all three shafts and then go with what feels/works the best...for you. All the shafts mentioned are going to have a different feel as well as different ball flight...it all depends on what you're looking for.

 

If none of this matters and you're just looking for suggestions, I'd personally go with the Fuji.

 

Hope this helps.

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I'm considering buying a new R5 now that prices have come down a bit, but am a novice when it comes to finding the right shaft. Looks like the club comes in one of these 3:

 

Aldila NV65

Fujikura Speeder 757

M.A.S.2 5-55

 

Can you guys tell me the difference between these three shafts?

 

I'm a high handicapper with a driver swing speed probably somewhere near 85-90mph. I usually carry a well hit drive about 220-230. Thanks.

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Hi, sundial! I'm a 14 h'cap with a 90 mph swing speed, and just went through a major driver search (read all about it at this Golfwrx post, http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/index.php?sh...ndpost&p=62046).

 

I hit the latest and greatest drivers from Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Nike, Ping and Taylor Made. Shafts that I tried included the manufacturers' stock variants, Aldila NV & NVS, ProLaunch Blue, and Graphite Design YS-6+.

 

In the end, I plumped for the TM r5 Neutral 10.5° driver with the stock MAS 2 5-65 regular flex shaft. This shaft is 65 grams with a firm tip, whereas the r5 Draw has a lighter MAS 2 5-55 shaft with a soft tip. The latter shaft combination helps you increase clubhead speed and promotes a right to left ball flight (= more distance).

 

Maybe I would have liked to have come away with a "stand out from the crowd" non-stock shaft option in my driver, but the truth of the matter was that I hit the stock shaft much, much better than anything else that I tried. I guess it just suited my swing better. Out on the course, this also proved to be true.

 

While not a direct answer to your question, my advice would be to hit as many driver/shaft combos as you can (and not all on the same day either, as your swing can change slightly day-to-day), and see what it is you like the feel of, and get the best results with. My experience resulted in my purchasing the one driver that I thought (on paper) I would like the least, and hit the worst. My testing seemed to turn my preconceptions totally on their head. Go figure! Anyway, go have some fun finding out!

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