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    3 wood shaft, hybrid and driver matching shaft

    If you find a suitable shaft in your driver should the same shaft in 3 wood and hybrid suit you? Or are there other variables so not necessarily?

    Also is it basically the same shaft cut down or is it ones that are designed to be fairway wood and different again for hybrid?
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    Re: 3 wood shaft, hybrid and driver matching shaft

    Chances are it would suit, but you never know.

    If you do find a driver shaft you want to try in a shorter club, search the manufacturers site for trimming instructions.

    For example, I put a driver shaft in a 3 wood and had to trim 1/2" from the tip then trim to the right length from the butt end.

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    Re: 3 wood shaft, hybrid and driver matching shaft

    Yeah I've seen that on aldila website that's why I was asking as they have different specs on driver and hybrid yet couldn't see anything on fairway woods so was wondering if they're just cut down....

    But then my stock diamana 3 wood shaft is heavier than the relevant same shaft that came with the driver hence why I thought 3 wood shafts were actually made to suit 3 woods rather than cut down driver shafts... If that makes sense

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    Re: 3 wood shaft, hybrid and driver matching shaft

    I think some are specific fairway / hybrid shafts, and some are cut down driver shafts.

    Roughly speaking fairways are usually around 10g heavier than a driver shaft to play the same, and another 10g heavier for hybrid.
    I specifically wanted a lighter fairway shaft so the cut down driver one was ideal.

    It's very much a guessing game, but I wouldn't rule anything out if you have the facility to swap and change yourself.

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    Re: 3 wood shaft, hybrid and driver matching shaft

    Cool thanks... I've got a weight kit too with the 3 wood so can add up to 8g and take off up to 5g so can do a bit if tinkering. My diamana is 70g and think I'd like to try lighter so will maybe test a few after I've done driver

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    Re: 3 wood shaft, hybrid and driver matching shaft

    From my experience driver and 3 wood is fine but prefer a different shaft in the hybrid
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    Re: 3 wood shaft, hybrid and driver matching shaft

    at the moment i have 3 different shafts in; Driver, 3 wood and hybrid all are working pretty well and all offer something a bit different for me.

    only time i had the same shaft was when i had the adila tour green in all 3, but all those were still a different weight shaft.
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    Re: 3 wood shaft, hybrid and driver matching shaft

    I had a fitting for all three

    Driver has one shaft
    3 and 5 wood has another
    Hybrid another

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    Re: 3 wood shaft, hybrid and driver matching shaft

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    at the moment i have 3 different shafts in; Driver, 3 wood and hybrid all are working pretty well and all offer something a bit different for me.

    only time i had the same shaft was when i had the adila tour green in all 3, but all those were still a different weight shaft.
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    Re: 3 wood shaft, hybrid and driver matching shaft

    I've just bought a V2 driver shaft cut down the 3 wood length to match the shaft in my driver at present- will be replacing my diamana blue 70 grams so will be a good bit lighter... got a weight kit though so if too light can add up to 8g extra in head but will see how I get on. weight in shaft is different from weight in head from my understanding right enough?

    Would be too light to put in hybrid but may get V2 hybrid shaft if this works out well.
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