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Hi guys, i had a diamana blue board 63S shaft installed in my tour edge exotics driver. At first the driver was performing amazingly but its been 2 week that the driver make a weird noise on the downswing. the noise seem to come from the hossel, it like a cracking sound...sound like glue to me. If I try to waggle the shaft to simulate a downswing, the driver will do the weird noise, kind of like a clunk. The head seem to be very solid and well glued, it does not move at all.

 

Do you think the shaft can be wrongly installed, what should i do? Can this affect the performance of the driver, it does not perform like before it was making the noise.

 

 

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Squeaking or a crackling sound from the hosel during the swing is almost always related to one of two situations. Either the shaft was a poor fit for the hosel, and the epoxy ended up in a fairly thick layer that has now cracked down the length of the hosel and that's allowing a little a crackling sound.

 

The other much more likely scenario is that there's a very flat "bubble" between the shaft and the hosel, and once the epoxy sets up, if that bubble breaks, then you can get a creaking sound that during the swing, or by flexing the shaft with your hand.

 

Both are annoying, but the only way to fix it is to pull the shaft and re do the epoxy job.

 

The epoxy can seem to be in good shape, but with the bubble scenario, it means that in some cases a significant part of the shaft is not epoxied up to the hosel wall. If it was a third or more of the bond area, eventually the whole bond might loosen and fail, especially if the bubble area permits the shaft to shift slightly under the force of impact.

 

I'd just have it pulled and re-set.

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