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NV 75 Stiff + 1''
Hey guys,

I bought a J33R 460 with NV75 Stiff Shaft and was playing fine, but realized i was driving about 10 yards less than my friend who use to drive about the same distance. I compared the shaft length and I realized my driver was 44'' long.

I am wondering if I can extend my shaft to 45'' without any side effects. Is this possible? Will the shaft lose its characterstics? How will it change how driver feels and performs?

Lastly, is it a better idea to just get a new shaft that's 45''?

Thanks alot.
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If you just want the extra inch, it's pretty easy to do. Just rip off the grip, go to golfsmith and buy a graphite shaft extension and epoxy it in.

 

With an added 1" you will gain 6 SW points!!! D2-D8, so the club head will feel significantly heavier. So you're going to have to figure out a way to lighten the head significantly. The J33's known for being a heavy head that plays well at shorter lengths. . .

 

Also, by adding an inch, it's highly likely that you will lose some accuracy in where you contact the ball on the face. If you start hitting the ball away from center, you may lose distance with a longer club instead of gain it. I don't know how good of a ball striker you are, but a 45" driver isn't something I'd reccomend for a LOT of people IMHO.

 

I think you're best served by getting to a clubfitter and make sure the head / shaft combination fits you before throwing the extension in.

 

Hope that helps.

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