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I'm seeking information on what I consider to be a very uncommon TaylorMade bubble shaft from the late 90s. It is a ts100 flex designation found in a TaylorMade titanium rescue hybrid, 15°.   I've owned numerous TaylorMade clubs with bubble shafts from L60 -S90.  However I've never heard of, much less encountered, this particular flex and shaft weight. Any input from the crew out there would be appreciated, and thanks in advance.

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57 minutes ago, Shoals player said:

I'm seeking information on what I consider to be a very uncommon TaylorMade bubble shaft from the late 90s. It is a ts100 flex designation found in a TaylorMade titanium rescue hybrid, 15°.   I've owned numerous TaylorMade clubs with bubble shafts from L60 -S90.  However I've never heard of, much less encountered, this particular flex and shaft weight. Any input from the crew out there would be appreciated, and thanks in advance.

It is simply the extra stiff version of the shaft. I believe the 100 refers to the swing speed needed to hit the shaft, not the shaft weight. However, I may be wrong, so hopefully others will chime in.

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Yes, I know the shaft well. It's got a fairly plain black colour scheme. I got 6 of them new from redundant Tour Van stock some years ago, at driver length. 350 tip. They're extremely stout and did indeed weigh in at 100g for the blanks. At the time, I was told that these were Tour Issue only - never went to retail.

 

I'm not surprised that you found it in a rescue hybrid. Pretty certain that that club would have been crafted on tour. Personally, through trial and error, I found that the shafts were best suited to hybrids, rather than drivers or fairway woods. Once cut down for hybrids (tip trimmed only) they come in at 80-90g and are some of the most solid hybrid shafts I've used. The only pain was gripping them - as they had the usual large butt that the bubble shafts were notorious for. The G-Rip large butt grip is the one I settled upon.

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I had a TS100 in an 8 or 8.5* head back in the late 90s. Found it at a used golf shop in central KS.  Loved that thing all the way up until I snapped the shaft over my knee...the angst of a teenage golfer.

Driver: Callaway Paradym 8* (draw, std) - GD ADXC 7x

3 wood: Taylormade SIM 15* - GD ADDI 7x

5 wood: Ping G30 18* - Diamana Blue 83x

Irons: 3-5 Taylormade 2014 TP MC (2* weak);  6-PW Taylormade 2014 TP MB (1* weak) - Project X 6.5

SW: Scratch 54* bent to 53* - Ctaper 130x

LW: Scratch 58* bent to 59* - Ctaper 130x

Putter: Modified Odyssey 7 w/ welded long slant

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