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TM r5 Dual N reshaft option


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using Cobra pullout?
I have a TM r5N driver with stock MAS2 5-65 tip firm reg. flex shaft that I typically hit much lower than I'd like. Right now my total distance is about 240 yards, with 30 yards of that being roll. If there is one thing that I'd like to see in my game, it's a much higher trajectory and more carry with the big stick. As I see it, I have two options to correct this:
  1. Get a new 11½°/12°/13° loft driver (SQ Lucky 13?), or
  2. Try a lower kickpoint/softer tip/higher-launching shaft in the r5.

Last week, my Vector LM specs were:

SS= 88-92 mph
Ball speed = 125-130 mph
Launch angle = 9-12°
Backspin = 2,900-3,200 rpm

I'm a solid 14 h'cap with a long, smooth, medium tempo swing, and lately I've been thinking about putting an NVS into the r5. However, while I was checking online for prices I came across a 43½" long Cobra NV-HL 60g pullout from a SZ 460 at half the price of a new NVS. I've play tested the Cobra SZ 460 before and liked the club very much.

What I'd like to know is whether a regular NVS or the Cobra NV-HL in my r5 would help increase my trajectory, and if the Cobra pullout would get me back to the stock shaft length of 45" once it's fitted into the r5 head? I know that the Cobra is a .335" tip vs. the r5's .350", so it would need to be shimmed. Also, what is the actual shaft insertion depth on the r5N head?

I've read that the r5 also uses a special inset ferrule: is that required for a reshaft? Also, is the silver barrel part (that has the serial no. on it) below the plastic ferrule integral to the head, or a separate piece epoxied in place?

If you can help with the above questions, thanks in advance. If you have any other shaft recommendations, high-loft driver feedback, etc., please let me know.

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