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I bought a Paderson Ballistic TP driver shaft directly from them. Went to have the tip prepped and have a ping adapter installed at a local fitter / club builder. He said that he has done 3 of these and everyone had come back to him because the head flew off. So he refuses to work on them now.

 

He said it had to do with the the way the graphite is on the tip where when he sanded it down you can see the filaments sticking out (like whiskers I guess???).

 

Has anyone else run into this or heard of this happening? TIA

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Sound fishy to me.

 

He shouldn't be prepping so much that filaments are showing.

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I agree. You prep graphite to remove the paint and resin from the tip. That’s it. Any more than that is excessive and can cause issues. Sounds like he’s using a belt sander with either the wrong grit or too much power. I scrape the paint off with scissors…works great btw, and then lightly sand with 180 grit paper to make sure the resin is gone. Never seen hairs on the shaft tip after prepping. 

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With the paderson shaft I know the graphite is layered differently, wasn't sure that had anything to do with it or not. This is from their site: KGTP75-D is a Mid Balance, Mid kick point advanced composite shaft pre-loaded with a visible fiber structural grid Engineered according to each flex

 

Tip prepping from the site: 

  1. Please do not Chamfer the tips however light belt abrasion is recommended.
    *Tip preparation: light belt abrasion or hand sanding recommended prior to final assembly.
    *To ensure a smooth and clean build, we perform a post-production tip preparation: 1″ Metalwoods, 1.25″ Irons. depending on hosel bore depth, there will in many assemblies be the need to lightly sand beyond the prepared surface delivered. Light belt abrasion is also recommended to insure a full shaft insert and adequate epoxy adhesion. Do not Chamfer tip section or blade prep (scratch) tip to prepare for epoxy.

 

 

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Steel fiber shafts are similar and require very little sanding. 

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Agreed with the guys above. I am not familiar with Paderson shafts, but I know they are built a little differently. It sounds like he gets away with whatever methods he uses on other shafts, which may be excessive/incorrect, but does not with the Padersons. Good call taking it to someone else. 

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