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They look fine to me.  They look like .370, that were sanded down to fit .355.  

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I think they just need to get the old epoxy scraped off them, and they'd look fine.

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9 hours ago, Jim E said:

I found these shafts on eBay but I’m a little concerned about the tips. Do they look ok or do you think they’re damaged?

 

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No obvious damage but you really need to see the tips after all the epoxy has been removed.

 

FYI - another potential issue is that those tip weights can frequently be PITA to remove w/o damaging the shaft tips IF they are brass instead of lead.  Lead tip weights can be drilled out, brass tip weights can not.  They usually end up being glued to the inside of the shaft with no easy way to apply heat in a way that breaks the epoxy bond yet doesn't damage the graphite tip.   And not removing them will likely mess with your ability to swing weight any new set properly.

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7 minutes ago, Stuart_G said:

 

No obvious damage but you really need to see the tips after all the epoxy has been removed.

 

FYI - another potential issue is that those tip weights can frequently be PITA to remove w/o damaging the shaft tips IF they are brass instead of lead.  Lead tip weights can be drilled out, brass tip weights can not.  They usually end up being glued to the inside of the shaft with no easy way to apply heat in a way that breaks the epoxy bond yet doesn't damage the graphite tip.   And not removing them will likely mess with your ability to swing weight any new set properly.

FWIW I've had success using heat again to break the epoxy and pull them with blunt nose pliers while hot - and if the torch directly on graphite is an issue I have broken .370 adapters I use to put back onto the tip and re-heat that way. YMMV of course.

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12 minutes ago, Stuart_G said:

 

No obvious damage but you really need to see the tips after all the epoxy has been removed.

 

FYI - another potential issue is that those tip weights can frequently be PITA to remove w/o damaging the shaft tips IF they are brass instead of lead.  Lead tip weights can be drilled out, brass tip weights can not.  They usually end up being glued to the inside of the shaft with no easy way to apply heat in a way that breaks the epoxy bond yet doesn't damage the graphite tip.   And not removing them will likely mess with your ability to swing weight any new set properly.

They are Mmt 95s that were pulled from Apex ‘21 heads not pros. I’m a little confused. I’m reading that 95s are taper tip and apex have .370 hosel. Maybe there was shims and they’ve been removed? 

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1 hour ago, third-times-a-charm said:

FWIW I've had success using heat again to break the epoxy and pull them with blunt nose pliers while hot - and if the torch directly on graphite is an issue I have broken .370 adapters I use to put back onto the tip and re-heat that way. YMMV of course.

 

FWIW, I'd say you've been lucky.   Any heat applied to the outside of the shaft to break epoxy at the inside of the shaft means you have to heat up the tip of the shaft MUCH more than you would need to to pull the head or adapter.

 

The limited success I"ve had was by using protecting gel on the shaft and using a torch directly on the tip weight.   Or some have had some success using a high power soldering iron applied directly to the tip.   Some others have had some success w/o heat and using a long steel rod to push the tip weight out from the butt side.

 

ALL methods will have risks - more so than the risk of pulling the head.

 

 

1 hour ago, Jim E said:

They are Mmt 95s that were pulled from Apex ‘21 heads not pros. I’m a little confused. I’m reading that 95s are taper tip and apex have .370 hosel. Maybe there was shims and they’ve been removed? 

 

If that's the case, then yes, it's a pretty good chance that shims were used or the hosel has a universal tip size design.   They've been seen before in some callaway heads.   There also seems to have been some cases in the past where Callway made both a .355 tp and .370 parallel versions of the same head model.

 

Regardless, it's nothing really to worry about.

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