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    Re: Does shaft weight really matter?


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    Re: Does shaft weight really matter?

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    Re: Does shaft weight really matter?

    personal thought only but defo yes, too light a shaft is fair too whippy for me and usually goes left, to heavy a shaft and I block it right,

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    Re: Does shaft weight really matter?

    Equally, the best shaft for you on a launch monitor may not be the one you actually want to play golf with. My Epic gave the best numbers with the 55g hazardus, but out on the course, it just feels way too light, and i dont like it. Put a 62g fujikura in it, and i hit it way better, but the numbers on the monitor were worse.

    75 odd gram shafts in a driver are pretty heavy though.

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    Re: Does shaft weight really matter?

    Shaft weight and quality are what make the biggest difference. You can stick pretty much any head you want on a club if the shaft is right.
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    Re: Does shaft weight really matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yant View Post
    Shaft weight and quality are what make the biggest difference. You can stick pretty much any head you want on a club if the shaft is right.
    that's nonsense. the head is by far more important when it comes to club selection. you cant make a bad club great with the right shaft but you can make a great club better with the right shaft.


    if you had a poor iron striker that struggles to get the ball in the air. then, by your theory if you have him a nike vrs blade then it'll be ok as long as the shaft is ok?. giving him a ping g400 with a ladies shaft would still be more suitable
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    Re: Does shaft weight really matter?

    When it comes to shafts in woods weight is not the only issue. It is also very largely about where in the shaft the kick point is.

    This can affect the amount of lag in the club head reaching the ball and the face angle at impact.

    You can have a lightweight shaft with very high kick point and it does not feel 'whippy' as some describe it.

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    Re: Does shaft weight really matter?

    Heavier shafts will tend to go lower and straighter as they are less whippy as a rule of thumb. If you have the strength and can sacrifice a few mph in club head speed then go for a 70g shaft. I'm being very generic.
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    Re: Does shaft weight really matter?

    Shaft weight is certainly an important consideration, now deemed at least, if not more, important than Flex! Though, as noted, there are several other characteristics to consider.

    A heavier shaft tends to force a smoother transition, so training yourself to be smoother could be a better solution - as it also tends to slow the swing down too!

    Worth trying a few others before deciding that the pretty heavy Rogue is the one for you! And it may well be to 'auditioning curse' where it all seems magic until it's paid for!

    I have a pretty light Driver shaft (that I believe I swing 'smoothly), but iron ones are 'heavy' to avoid dispersion issues that I have with 'light' ones!
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