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So I’m a beginner; playing mizuno mx900 irons - graphite shafts. Picked these up used for cheap to get started and they are all in great condition. I’m playing fairly well and I plan to get fitted but holding off till after a lesson or two... about 2 weeks ago I think I cracked my 6 iron shaft. The replacement is 30 bucks which is no big deal. But is my shaft really cracked? It sounds like hell when I swing it but I’m new. Can’t really tell. I’ll say I played tennis for 20+ years and have cracked numerous rackets and the sound is eerily familiar. Crunchy/rattly But no visible cracks anywhere? I can also hear a rattle but again. Nothing visible. Under the grip maybe? Any way to tell without pulling the grip off etc. ? 

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Grab the club by the grip in one hand and the head in the other. Twist in opposite directions. If you can hear crackling and crunching, then yes, it's probably cracked.

Grab the club by the grip in one hand and the head in the other. Twist in opposite directions. If you can hear crackling and crunching, then yes, it's probably cracked.

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It might just be some glue that has come loose. 
 

Do as the above posters says and try giving it light twist to see if there is any movement. If yes, or there is a cracking noise then it needs fixing. Don’t twist the head off, if it is only loose you may mess the shaft up, take it for a repair.


If there is no movement then grab hold of the head lightly and tap the handle end on the floor. You are trying to get the shaft to vibrate. If you then get a rattle then there is some loose adhesive in the shaft.

 

Cut a small square in the end of the handle (with a box cutter) and it should come out.

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