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Is shaft extension of less than half-inch possible, or worth it?


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If someone is reshafting clubs or getting a factory order, it is possible to butt-trim a shaft a quarter-inch longer than standard.

 

But when it comes to practical aspects of shaft extensions, is a half inch about the shortest that can be done?

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58 minutes ago, ChipNRun said:

If someone is reshafting clubs or getting a factory order, it is possible to butt-trim a shaft a quarter-inch longer than standard.

 

But when it comes to practical aspects of shaft extensions, is a half inch about the shortest that can be done?

 

No.  From the standpoint of the build, an extension can be cut down to any length and any precision - just like the original butt cut.   Now whether it's worth it or not from the standpoint of performance is a different question.   In most cases, no it wont make that much of a difference to anyone but the critically OCD.  I don't doubt there might be some exceptions but I think they'd be rare  (and more likely in the short end of the set e.g. putter and wedges).

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You can, but 'if its worth it' is up to you.

 

I keep 1/4" and 1/2" butt extensions around for shaft testing that only have about 1" insertion length into the shaft itself and they have old epoxy on them that keeps them snug. I can pull them out with pliers easily after tapping them in.

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