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Something in between?
Brought both of my drivers out on Saturday - one a 10.5 G5 with a NV-65 stiff at 45", the other a new (to me) 9.5* Srixon W-506 with a factory Prolaunch Blue stiff. I actually really like my G5, so there was no reason to buy the Srixon here except that I jumped on it b/c I'm on a Srixon tear. Turns out I really like the W-506 as well.

The Prolaunch really did give me a high launch - I hit some big drives if I swung smoothly - all carry, almost no roll. It has a soft, almost mushy feel, however, and definitely felt like getting after it led to a left shot.

Going to the G5 immeditaly thereafter - the NV-65 felt really "glassy" or "tingly" in comparison. It had never bothered me before. Obviously, it launched lower (even in a 10.5 head), and I never felt like I'm going to hook it.

My question, then, is this: is there something with the smoother feel of the Prolaunch, but with a lower launch and a firm tip - but without the glassy feel of the NV-65? kind of a "tweener" between these very different shafts?
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The prolaunch and the NV were the last two shafts i had in my old drivers, other than a brief stint with a fuji tour platform 26.3 in a launcehr comp(didn't like the head). Like you i then wanted to find something in betwwen in terms of stiffness, feel and trajectory. I gave a Grafalloy prototype comp nt 65 a shot in a 10.5* G5 and it has fit the bill perfect. (NV 65 stiff was in a 9.5* 983k and prolaunch 65 stiff was in a 10* G2). Actually i think that that the comp nt feels smoother than the prolaunch while playing stiffer, which i really like. The tour platform 26.3 also felt a million times better than the prolaunch but i got way too much spin with it, but the head also played a role in that. Still might try a 27.3 tipped a bit in my G2 thats laying around doing nothing or even in my G5 three wood with about five to sixe grams added at both the tip and butt to get the overall weight up.

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Hmm, the Comp NT sounds interesting.

 

I have a 26.3 in my 4-wood. It hits the ball high - but solid. It's the Snaartec 26.3 - not sure if that is the same or diff. than an aftermarket 26.3

 

That's a smooth shaft. Maybe too light for a fairway wood shaft for me. But I like the feel. I bet the 27.3 feels good.

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Hmm, the Comp NT sounds interesting.

Sounds like you liked the feel of the Grafalloy better and based on that I'd agree and recommend the Comp NT as well. Otherwise if you do like the NV feel but wanted a little bit higher launch then the NVS is a great shaft as well.

 

I have a 26.3 in my 4-wood. It hits the ball high - but solid. It's the Snaartec 26.3 - not sure if that is the same or diff. than an aftermarket 26.3

 

Did you mean Sonartec? The 26.3 is identical except for the graphics, Sonartec has added their logo to their clubs.

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Got it narrowed down to a Comp NT or a UST V2, both at 65 and stiff.

 

Anyone wanna recommend one over the other for a Srixon W-506 at 9.5*. My ss= 105 last I checked; I am launching the W-506 too high for my taste with the Prolaunch Blue (stiff) that's in it. Like the PL feel pretty much, just launches too high.

 

Anyone gonna tell me to order one pre-Pured?

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