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Hi,

 

I recently switch from Modus 120x to MMT 125tx.

 

My concern is the playing length for the MMTs.

 

Fitters generally adopt a ½" longer length for graphites. However, if both shafts are equal in weights, is the additional ½" necessary?

 

My irons are -¼" off Std Steel length, if I adopt the Graphite stds, wouldn't I be playing a longer club instead?

 

Secondly, besides SW, what other factors that justify the ½" extra for graphites?

 

Tq

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The practice was more common back then - but it was never a good practice.  [/rant]

+1/2" for graphite goes back to the days when graphite iron shafts were primarily light weight and club manufacturers had one head weight.  The extra half inch was to get the swingweight up to their s

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+1/2" for graphite goes back to the days when graphite iron shafts were primarily light weight and club manufacturers had one head weight.  The extra half inch was to get the swingweight up to their standard value.  Shafts like MMT 125's are designed to play at steel lengths.  No reason to go longer.

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20 hours ago, Ashworth20 said:

Fitters generally adopt a ½" longer length for graphites.

 

No they don't.  At least not if they know what they are doing.   If you do run into one that does, find a different fitter.

 

The only justification was laziness - not wanting to have to deal with tip weights when building with graphite shafts.

 

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19 minutes ago, Ashworth20 said:

So I guess this chart is not applicable

 

 

Correct.  It's not.    A good fit for playing length (for irons) is all about body size, posture and mechanics. 

 

Why would anyone think the shaft material has anything to do with it?

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Those charts have been around 30 years. They may have been applicable with the shafts available back then, but not any more.
Today, you can get graphite shafts that are both heavier and stiffer than steel shafts, so there's no reason they should be longer just because they are graphite.

Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 9.5° - HZRDUS Black 65 6.0
Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 15° 3W - Attas Coool 6S
Bridgestone Tour B XD-H 2H 18° - KBS Tour Prototype 85 S

Bridgestone Tour B XD-H 3H 21° - KBS Tour Prototype 85 X
2015 OnOff Kuro Forged 4-PW Fujikura Pro Iron 95i Tour S

Nike VR Pro 52°-10° Fujikura Pro Iron 95i Tour S
Nike VR Pro 58° DS Fujikura Pro Iron 95i Tour S
Grips - Number One 50 Pro Series

Scotty Cameron Oil Can Newport (1996) - KBS black CT Tour, Iomic Black Army
MaxFli Tour (Yellow)

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