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33 minutes ago, mickeyplyler said:

I bought a used shaft that was in a three wood but I want to put it in my five wood.  It is 5/8 of an inch longer than my current five wood shaft.  Which end should I trim the 5/8 inch?  Thank you.  

 

What's the make/model/weight of the shaft?   Different shaft OEM's use different recommendations or tipping.

 

Have you ever hit or tested or demo'd that shaft model before in any club?


Do you know how much (if any) it was tipped for the 3wd it came out of?

 

If you're not sure about either of those last two things - it's actually best (or safest) not to cut either end.   Just install it in the 5wd and test it out choking up to the desired length.   If it feels and performs fine - then go back and butt cut it to length.   If it feels a little soft, then go back and tip trim it.   If it feels very soft - don't waste your time with it because 5/8" of tipping likely wont fix it.

 

 

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AD-DI trimming instructions call for 0.5" tip trim for 3 woods, and 1" for 5 woods.

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Sub 70 849 Pro 10.5° - Tour AD-IZ 6S
Sub 70 949X 4 wood - Tour AD-IZ 7S

Honma TW-X 3 iron - Vizzard 85S

Srixon Z-765 4i, 5i - Srixon Z-965 6-PW - Fujikura Pro Iron 95i Tour Spec S

Nike VR Pro Wedges (black nitride by Flanigan Bilt) - Fujikura Pro Iron 95i Tour Spec S - 52°-10°, 56°-14°, 60°-10°

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Tbf from what I can tell my fwy shafts aren't tipped. Diamana kai'li 80-s. And I'm hitting it great. I confirmed it's not with a 70gr shaft I have that was a fwy shaft turned driver shaft.

Mizuno Stz-220 9.5° PX Hzrdus Smoke Blue Rdx 60 6.0 

Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15° Diamana Kai'li 80 x5ct s-flex

Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 18° Diamana S 83 x5ct x-flex

Taylormade TP Udi 18° Kbs C-taper lite s-flex

Bridgestone Tour-B X-CB 4-PW Project X LZ 6.0

Cobra MIM 50°, 56° V grind KBS Hi-REV 2.0 125 s-flex

Toulon Chicago Stroke Lab

Maxfli Tour X

Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

Bagboy Nitron 

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9 hours ago, mickeyplyler said:

It is 5/8 of an inch longer than my current five wood shaft.  Which end should I trim the 5/8 inch?


 

3 hours ago, Ger21 said:

AD-DI trimming instructions call for 0.5" tip trim for 3 woods, and 1" for 5 woods.


They also recommended leaving 0.5” of the parallel tip above the hosel, so be sure to check the BBGM and current tipping before you tip trim the full amount you’re asking about. 
 

Always leave a minimum of 0.5” of the parallel tip section of the shaft above the hosel. For example with a hosel depth of 1.5” and a parallel tip length of 4.0”, the tip trim length should not exceed 2.0”

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