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I've been back and forth on this one for a long time. I used heavier shafts in my driver for years, going from DG to Penley Platinum (a mid 90s gram shaft). I did OK for a few years actually playing the same shaft in a three wood, tipped an inch.

 

In the last few years, I've tried many different driver shafts, and unfortunately that's probably an understatement. For a stretch I used an NV 75 in the driver, and tipped an NV 95 into a three wood, but the three wood just felt much heavier than the driver. Same swingweights, with a 42.5 inch 3 (44.25 inch driver). I just never become convinced that there's any sort of linear relationship here. Aldila makes great shafts, but I just didn't find the matched pair I was looking for.

 

I've known many scratch and a few pro players that are all over the map. I know of one very solid minitour player that has for years used a ProLite as a fairway wood shaft. That's probably the last shaft in the world i'd use, but I've seen him hit it fantastically well in events like Sectional Qualifying for the Open, Grey Goose Tour events, etc, so what do I know!

 

I've just about gotten to the point where I think it's entirely subjective. I went for about nine months last year working on going to R flex shafts across the board (from almost a lifetime of X). That was a disaster. In any case, I'm working on finding a match for an R7/Diamana Blue 63X, and I'm leaning toward tipping an 83, since the TP version is a bit easier to find (and I've heard the Fujikura MR folks say that the TP is a true Diamana but for the paint) and a bit cheaper.

 

I'm thinking about trying a 10 gram or so spread, with the theory that if it feels a little light, I can counterbalance with 15 or 20 grams under the grip to pick up a little feel.

 

The problem is that I don't know why I feel compelled to go with the same shaft manufacturer for the three wood. It would be great if we could all go to the range and hit 30 different three wood head/shaft combinations and be satisfied that the one we picked was the best for our swing. How many times have I gotten excited about a club on the range though, only to have it transmutate into a hooking machine on the course...

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Looking for feedback on the Diamana Blue Label as a fairway shaft in a 3 and 4 wood. Thanks

 

I have several friends that like the blue board in their FW metals. 10 to 20 grams heavier than their driver. I like a little more kick in mine and have switched to the red board. Best feeling FW metal shaft I have ever used!

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