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6 minutes ago, deepbore said:

Anybody got any shafts that worked well that didn't break the bank.  Please give your swing speed too. For me it was the helium black SS 90mph

 

Read around the site a bit. There's a lot more than swing speed to choosing the right shaft.

 

And many year or 2 old fairly high end shafts can be bought used on eBay for $150 or less.

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Callaway Epic Flash SZ Tour AD TP

Ping G425 14.5 Fairway Tour AD TP

Adams Idea Pro 20* Aldila Stiff

Ping G20, 5-PW, DGS300 Yellow Dot

Ping Glide Forged, 48, 52, 56, 60, DGS300

Odyssey 5K Triple Wide 34" (Today)

Titleist ProV1x

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Grafalloy Pro-Launch Blue. I used stiff with my first one 20 or so years ago with a 105 MPH swing speed, my latest one senior flex for my current 85 MPH swing speed.

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Cleveland Launcher HB Driver 10.5 degree

Cleveland Launcher Halo Hybrids 16, 19, 22 degree

Cleveland Launcher HB Irons 5-SW

Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge 60 degree

All with graphite shafts, JumboMax Ultra Lite size S

Taylor Made Daddy Long Legs putter, Winn Dri-Tac Jumbo Lite Pistol Putter Grip

Callaway Supersoft

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In the 15 years I've been playing with aftermarket shafts, I've never paid more than $150 for a shaft. 

 

Plenty to choose from to find a good fit in that price range.    Aldila, UST and Grafalloy are the shaft OEM's to look for for the best bang for the buck - but that doesn't mean those are the only ones to look at.    Need more info on what a good fit might be for you.

 

For me, Aldila 2knv blue is my current favorite with PX Evenflow blue, Diamana S+, UST VTS Silver as good alternatives in that price range as well.   Plenty others that are no longer made but still good that can be easily found on ebay.  Aldila Phenom or vs-proto or PX LZ are the first to pop to mind.

 

Just based on the fact that you like the Helium black, I might consider the Aldila 2knv orange or the Aldila NXT Gen NVS and maybe the UST Proforce V2 HL.

 

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You can find the older Aldila Synergy shafts for less than $100 on eBay now too.  I have the newer Synergy in my driver and love it, so I picked up an older one for my Sim2 Max head so I can test that driver out.  

Driver:  Ping 425Max (Aldila Synergy)

3W&5W:  Mizuno ST-Z (Aldila Synergy)

7W Taylor Made Stealth (Aldila Ascent)

4H:  Taylor Made Sim2 Max (Accra FX)

5-GW:  Taylor Made Sim2 Max (SteelFiber i110)

52* Edel SMS C-Grind (Paderson Wedge Flex)

56*W Cleveland CBX (SteelFiber i110CW)

Bettinardi QB10

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Guess it depends how good of a deal you can find but these shafts I got for all $150 or less. Doesn't mean they are worth that much but sometimes deals are out there:

 

Accra FX 2.0

Kai'li/Blueboard

Evo Speeder ii and iii

2KNV Blue/Green

Elements Chrome

 

Oh and not that it matters at all but speed ranges from 105 (early season out of shape) to 118 (peak, trained and warmed up). 

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10.5* LTDx LS w/ Ventus Black 6x - Playing 9.5* with heavy weight in toe

19* Stealth+ w/ Fuji Pro 2.0 TS 8x - Playing 18* in upright setting

21* Epic Speed | Fujikura Pro 2.0 TS 8x or 20* PSi 3i | PX LZ 6.5 (T200 3i incoming!)

3-PW T200/T100 Combo | PX LZ 6.5

SM8 50/12F, 54/12D, 60/12D | S200

Spider GT

 

 

 

 

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On 5/30/2022 at 10:16 PM, Colej said:

Xcaliber golf shafts are excellent shafts that are worth a look for sure. Options ranging from 45-70 grams in the driver. 
 

Very budget friendly the Maltby Pro Series from Golfworks is a good choice as well. 

Best bang for the buck with very tight tolerances and quality.  

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