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Buy whatever .355 taper tip shaft you prefer in 3 iron spec and butt cut it to your preferred playing length.  Dry fit with a split grip and figure out if you need any tip weights to achieve the swing

Buy whatever .355 taper tip shaft you prefer in 3 iron spec and butt cut it to your preferred playing length.  Dry fit with a split grip and figure out if you need any tip weights to achieve the swingweight you desire.  Then glue it up and install the grip.

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5 hours ago, BackNine29 said:

I have a Cobra S2 forged 3-iron head that I'd like to shaft.  I see the Cobra 3-iron spec for this model is .355 and 39.0".  Do I simply buy a 39" .355 taper tip steel 3-iron shaft and install it in the head or a shorter shaft to account for the head to make it 39"?  Thx.

 

Just to add to what @Nessism was getting at.  When you buy a shaft blank, the length you see for that shaft is the uncut blank length.  That is NOT the playing length.  The head can add roughly 1" to 1.5" to the playing length.   You pick the shaft length that corresponds to the 3i blank.  That can be different depending on the  particular model shaft.    e.g. the 3i shaft might be 40.0" for TT DG,  but 40.5" for KBS Tour.

 

All blanks are going to be longer than the majority of people need to get the desired playing length so expect to have to cut it down to get the actual playing length.

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