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I find myself between regular and stiff shafts in my irons. I tend to like shafts that feel/play on the soft side of stiff, like the Modus 120S (in my opinion). 

 

I see that KBS offers "Regular +" and I know that the Project X 5.5's are a bit firmer than a typical regular flex shaft. I just want to make sure I'm not overlooking any other options that fall between Reg and Stiff. 

 

Thanks. 

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Soft step stiff (2x?) or hard step regular?

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2 hours ago, me05501 said:

Project X 5.5's are a bit firmer than a typical regular flex shaft.

 

Caution: I would say that PX 5.0 are firmer than typical R-flex. On average the 5.5 is pretty well in the Stiff range (although there's no industrywide standard for R, S, etc.)

 

KBS models with an R+ flex include KBS Tour FLT, KBS Tour, KBS C-Taper.

 

Consider finding a shaft you like for weight, and then either softstep or hardstep to adjust for feel.

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I played KBS Tour 130x for years and woke up one day and decided I was working too hard. I had an old set of MP32s that I had purchased as a refinish project. They were shafted with DGR400 shafts. Fell in love with them. Flex keeps them ultra smooth. Profile and weight keeps the spin down and feel up. If you are looking for something between the regular and stuff flex, try these. All the regular flex these days seem to be geared toward light weight, which makes them feel even softer/lighter than a tour weight stiff. Try a “tour weight” regular. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I play 6.5 in the driver and don’t overpower the irons at all. 

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