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In, my search for the perfect shaft I decided to try some "L" flex shafts to see what the difference might be. One shaft the tip is .350 and it played as a regular flex. I got some other L flex and it seems they are neck and neck with an "A" flex shaft. I am trying to find a real whipper if you will, something with lots of kick. I am trying a cheapo L flex shaft and it is working really well. So much so it transformed the driver, a PXG Gen 5 into a formidable weapon. It is a UST Mamiya dRVR L flex. I did flo it, as I always flo cheaper shafts to get the most bang out of them. Anyways the subject matter is: how would you choose your shaft flex to get the most bang out of your driver, as in shot dispersion and of course length. As a graying senior I need all the help I can get with both. I am now at the point of needing more length. The Gen 5 is at 12* and the shaft that came with it, though an A shaft, just did not have the kick I needed. This shaft, el cheapo dRVR, has a very smooth kick to it. It is set at 46," and did great at the range and on the course. the added bonus is the color matches the club perfectly. As for accuracy it is spot on. I epoxied the tip on, cut it, and added the grip. Very pleased. I am also trying an SK Fiber Tour Trac 55 for the G Max, but my gut feeling is the Distanza shaft has this spot won.

Ping G Max 10.5

Callaway B21 5, 7, & 9 wd  

Ping G410 5, & 6 hy

Callaway Maverik Max 7-sw

Vokey SM7 58* D grind

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13 hours ago, platgof said:

Anyways the subject matter is: how would you choose your shaft flex to get the most bang out of your driver, as in shot dispersion and of course length.

 

The only good option is trial and error testing.   Keep looking until you find the one that works the way you want it to.    It's a bit more efficient process with a good fitter, but that's not required.

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I put an L flex shaft in the PXG Gen5 driver, and shot my lowest round ever, go figure. This shaft was like $20 shipped. I was struggling with it on the front nine, but had the wrong tees, so I teed it lower, and it worked great.

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Ping G Max 10.5

Callaway B21 5, 7, & 9 wd  

Ping G410 5, & 6 hy

Callaway Maverik Max 7-sw

Vokey SM7 58* D grind

Odyssey 11 

 

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