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Can these shafts be used in a "standard" setup?


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#1 dg_1983

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:12 PM

Needing to refresh my memory.

Can there really be used 4-pw without messing up the flex? I thought taper shafts were all discrete lengths based on the club they were to play in.  




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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:15 PM

I'm not sure what you're confused about?  It says they're .355 and it lists the discreet lengths available

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:24 PM

The part about 2-8 iron length part.

How is a 41inch taper shaft suitable for a 2 or 4 iron?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:43 PM

View Postdg_1983, on 12 September 2017 - 02:24 PM, said:

The part about 2-8 iron length part.

How is a 41inch taper shaft suitable for a 2 or 4 iron?

it means .the tip trimming has been done for you.(unlike .370 shafts) Which means you cut the butt to your desired playing length.
So if you want to replace an 8 iron shaft you buy the discrete length 8 iron and it will play to the desired flex.
You can also soft step or hard step but I don't think this is what you were asking for.

https://www.hirekogo...taper-iron.html

https://www.hirekogo...n.php?code=IH19

Edited by Curious, 12 September 2017 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:48 PM

The auction is for a set of 7 shafts, one at each length listed. Given they are taper I'm confused by the statement that they can be fitted in 2-8 or 3-9 or 4-pw because as stated the tip is already done.

To take those 7 shafts and fit them in 4-pw wouldn't I be soft stepping twice?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:58 PM

Yes you would be soft stepping twice. The 41 inch shaft is made to go into a 2 iron.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:02 PM

Thanks, it's an odd eBay advert stating it that way.

Soft stepping twice, how should that make them play? A touch softer :)
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:09 PM

For sure but not sure if the grip diameter would be affected if you cut more than 4 inches of the butt

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:12 PM

Why would 4inches need taken off?

I thought playing length only differed 1/2 inch per club? So it would be an inch from the 2 iron butt to play 4iron length, no?
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:10 PM

The 2 iron shaft measures 41 inches uncut. Let's say the BBGM is 1 inch. So once you stick the shaft in the hosel you'll have a total length of 43 inches. Now if you play your 4 iron at 38.5 that means you'll have to remove 4.5 inches from the butt. Less if you play it at a longer length
I can't tell you 100% I don't have the shaft in front of me therefore I can't measure it. But I'm pretty sure that the grip under your right hand will be smaller.
Anyways although the offer might be tempting I for one would pass. It would imho far from an ideal fit.

Edited by Curious, 12 September 2017 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:33 AM

Got you, thanks for spending the time. I knew I need a refresher on the details!

The problem you mention - that must be the case for all soft stepping ?

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:48 AM

Soft stepping x2 only increases the butt cut by 1". It does depend on the final playing length and BBGM of the head but that little change in butt trim is unlikely to have any adverse impact on the grip size.   Even if it does a little, some extra grip tape can easily compensate for it.

Also, that particular shaft is a very tip stiff shaft to begin with.   If that's the type of shaft you were looking for, then yes, I'd pass.   But if you don't need a super low launching shaft, the soft step x2 might not be a problem.

What iron shafts are you playing now?

Edited by Stuart G., 13 September 2017 - 02:51 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:27 AM

The soft stepping increases butt trim 1" - to confirm - to get to standard length 2 iron from that 41inch shaft I would be trimming the butt a little anyway right? its just an extra inch to accommodate the soft step which I can save with extra tape!

The shafts caught my eye - given the good price - I was just looking at my options for tinkering - thanks for the time!
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:18 AM

Yes - all new uncut irons shafts will need to be butt trimmed for standard length builds.   A 'standard' 2 iron playing length of ~39.5" - minus a typical BBGM of between 1" to 1.5" would mean a cut shaft length of a bit less then 38" - 38.5".   So around 2.5" to 3" of normal butt trim if not soft stepped.

The NV irons shafts is a solid design.  Some might say 'stout' but a good choice for someone who's swing is suited to a lower launching design or someone with an aggressive transition or someone who doesn't like the feel of a lot of loading.  If you are not in one of those categories, the soft stepping x2 could be a good thing.  

Personally I prefer the vs-proto 100 iron shafts - but I could easily play the NV's 105's.   I even have an old Ping i5 2 iron with that shaft in it (they didn't make a 2 iron version of the vs-proto 100's) and played it for a few years before giving into the hybrid craze.

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