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I'm looking to tinker around with the set. I currently play an r510 with a graphite design YS 8.1 x-flex. Hit it well with a mid trajectory, that runs out pretty well, 250-260 carry with a roll out to 280-290max. I also have an r7 with a mitsu ShaqX, I hit this with a little more difficulty. I don't think the ShaqX is right for me in a driver. I like the feel in the ys8.1 better, hence the 510 is my gamer. So I'm looking to try out different shafts that have similar charicteristics as the 8.1 but isn't an 8.1. Any ideas are welcome.
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I'm looking to tinker around with the set. I currently play an r510 with a graphite design YS 8.1 x-flex. Hit it well with a mid trajectory, that runs out pretty well, 250-260 carry with a roll out to 280-290max. I also have an r7 with a mitsu ShaqX, I hit this with a little more difficulty. I don't think the ShaqX is right for me in a driver. I like the feel in the ys8.1 better, hence the 510 is my gamer. So I'm looking to try out different shafts that have similar charicteristics as the 8.1 but isn't an 8.1. Any ideas are welcome.

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I had an SX YS 8.1 in a 320 Tour for the better part of a season a few years ago and liked it a lot. It's had a fairly low torque tip (I think it was around 2.5, but it can depend on how the GD measures it). Have you hit the V2 yet? I've been using a 76 gram V2 for about 6 weeks, and I'm getting really good results in 510DF 8.5. The flex profile seems very well matched for my swing, but it feels a lot like that old 8.1 in the way it loads and releases. You can find them in Cleveland demos, and the Titleists.

 

The NVS in 85 is going to be a reasonably good comparable to the 8.1 too. The Fujikura Pro 80 or Pro 95 are also excellent mid launch shafts, with a little more torque in the tip. What I like about the V2 is the mid bend feel coupled with the very tight tip feel. The Pro80 is a pretty rare shaft but the Pro95 pulls are very reasonable. I think a lot of folks are scared away from the Pro95 for the driver, but for players that like a heavier driver shaft, the Pro95 is a very solid shaft.

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