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#1 Taz Kim

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

Ok im not sure if this has been answered yet but ive been scouring the internet, youtube, and golf forums for a black and white answer.  what is the difference between lets say a hzrdus yellow (black shaft with yellow writing) to a hzrdus hc yellow (yellow shaft with black writing).  any input would be much appreciated.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:51 PM

All I've been able to extract is that the handcrafted versions have tighter manufacturing tolerances. I play the yellow handcrafted in my driver and the red "stock" shaft in my fairway woods. I do not notice a huge difference - I love them both. I'm sure someone who is a better player / faster swing speed / more tech savvy than me could tell a difference.  

Price wise, you can find the stock version for about half the handcrafted price.
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:33 AM

i found the handcrafted to be a bit smoother feeling. probably placebo. i'm guessing it's marketing. the handrafted got it's name b/c they are "hand rolled"? i think that's what i've heard. but most likely it's just a tolerance thing.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:23 AM

Handcrafted referred to the series of shafts that were to tighter specifications and, at one time not sure if this is the case still, were made out of the California plant.  I had a Loading Zone Handcrafted in my driver for a few rounds, and a mass produced LZ in my old XR Pro fairway wood.  I hit the non-handcrafted one better in my opinion.  I sold the Handcrafted one within 2 range sessions, it never saw a golf course.  The specs were identical to my Ping Tour 65 I had in there already but it somehow felt a bit worse (very, very boardy even at the same torque and flex).  

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:02 AM

I just had a fitting and hit the HC yellow and the stock yellow. Other than the (in my opinion) eye sore of the HC yellow, I didn't see any significant difference


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 03:28 PM

I have both a handcrafted black and a retail black.  Both feel exactly the same to me.
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:06 PM

Same thing as DG X100 vs DG Tour Issue X100. Just tighter tolerances and they're hand rolled.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:18 PM

I have read both ways on this.
Hazrdus Black Handcrafted 5.5 vs 6.0.

I know all brands are different but 5.5 is regular? Stiff?
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:41 PM

Always thought 5.5 was like R, 6.0 S, and 6.5 X

Only difference between shafts is HC is literally rolled by hand, non HC is mass produced. The yellow colored HZRDUS yellow is the retail version (can be had in HC and non HC versions), the black with yellow lettering is the Tour version.

Edited by disk, 16 October 2017 - 08:41 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

The HC shafts are made in the US while the regular shafts are made somewhere in Asia. The tolerances of the actual prepeg from the material supplier may be tighter and they may potentially measure/test the HC shafts more thoroughly following production.

BTW, even low end shafts made overseas are hand rolled around a dowel by a human.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:24 PM

View Postdisk, on 16 October 2017 - 08:41 PM, said:

Always thought 5.5 was like R, 6.0 S, and 6.5 X

Only difference between shafts is HC is literally rolled by hand, non HC is mass produced. The yellow colored HZRDUS yellow is the retail version (can be had in HC and non HC versions), the black with yellow lettering is the Tour version.
Is Px always soft? From their website faq's on Hzrdus:
Hzrdus shafts are stiffer to stated flex than other Project X shafts. If you are unsure choose the softer flex.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:33 PM

No real discernible difference between the two
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:34 PM

View Postbill1710, on 16 October 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

No real discernible difference between the two
Between 5.5 and 6.0?
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:15 PM

View PostShilgy, on 16 October 2017 - 09:34 PM, said:

View Postbill1710, on 16 October 2017 - 09:33 PM, said:

No real discernible difference between the two
Between 5.5 and 6.0?
no between HC and non, sorry
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:35 PM

It's called "Nice Marketing"
Have tested 3 of each in these models with no comparable difference.....

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:38 PM

The biggest difference is marketing and pricing.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:15 AM

Correct, profiles meant to be same; however- cheaper materials made in factories overseas that lack the same QC tolerances- non hC version is created so OEMs can put a $2 shaft in there and have people think itís the same as the $350 shaft. No arguing that one!

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:58 AM

View Postdisk, on 16 October 2017 - 08:41 PM, said:

Always thought 5.5 was like R, 6.0 S, and 6.5 X

Only difference between shafts is HC is literally rolled by hand, non HC is mass produced. The yellow colored HZRDUS yellow is the retail version (can be had in HC and non HC versions), the black with yellow lettering is the Tour version.

In the irons, the answer by my most PX fitters is that 5.0 regular+, 5.5 is stiff, 6.0 is Stiff+/X, 6.5 is X, 7.0 is X+.  However, this is based off of the old Rifle FCM profiles, as PX is 0.5 FCM firmer than the old system, so they do play a touch stiffer than the old Rifle shafts.  

In woods, they only have 5.0 (regular), 6.0 (stiff), 6.5 (X), and I think 7.0 in some models.  

View PostShilgy, on 16 October 2017 - 09:24 PM, said:

Is Px always soft? From their website faq's on Hzrdus:
Hzrdus shafts are stiffer to stated flex than other Project X shafts. If you are unsure choose the softer flex.

I found the opposite in many cases.  The PX LZ 53g was very weak to flex (or so I thought).  I had a 53g 6.0 and at my ~98-100mph swing it felt like I had little control.  However, my dad, who swings about 10mph slower than me had a PX LZ 53g 5.0 and thought it felt perfect for him.  Conversely, I found the LZ 6.0 64g to be about bang on spec.  The T1100 and HZRDUS Black and Yellows seem to be about the same, if not firmer than flex, based on feel...but the T800 feels soft.  I think PX shafts are very weight sensitive, where the sub 50g ones feel very soft to flex and the 60+g feel bang on/if not more stiff.
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:30 AM

^^So based on all that a Hzrdus Black HC 75g 5.5 should play a bit stiff to flex. Similar to most stiff flex wood shafts?
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:29 AM

I hope this helps and the Yellow and Red Hzrdus are a little more complicated than the black.

In regards to the Hadcrafted versions. In both the black shaft with red or yellow writing is a tour issue one that retails around $20 more than the yellow or red shafts. They were developed as the tour players liked the profiles but wanted a black finish. The handcrafted models are all made in the Usa to higher tolerances and they only make under a 100 a day as the process takes longer

The normal "stock' handcrafted which companies like TM use or Callaway with the T800 is made in the far east and are mass produced. These are made to look like the tour option but are alot cheaper and so tolerances etc are lower on production line. TM will buy shafts for cents per shaft so manufacturers lower standards.

I have a Handcrafted Black 6.6 in my driver (Epic SZ) and also a 105g in both hybrid and 2 iron and they play better and have a more responsive feel than the non handcrafted versions, but you are paying a lot of this "feeling"

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:36 AM

Higher tolerances in handmade shafts has always befuddled me. A machine can literally do the same task, exactly the same hundreds of times. A human is going to do something slightly different in any repeatable task. How can tolerances be higher for handmade?

Now, I could see that end product (the stuff that passes qc) has tighter tolerances IF every handmade shaft was qc tested and the ones that didn't pass were thrown out. This would make sense because every shaft would be tested and the waste would justify the high cost for the handmade.

But to suggest a human is going to produce higher quality products than a machine, in these days, doesn't jive.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:55 PM

View Postgetitdaily, on 14 November 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:

Higher tolerances in handmade shafts has always befuddled me. A machine can literally do the same task, exactly the same hundreds of times. A human is going to do something slightly different in any repeatable task. How can tolerances be higher for handmade?

Now, I could see that end product (the stuff that passes qc) has tighter tolerances IF every handmade shaft was qc tested and the ones that didn't pass were thrown out. This would make sense because every shaft would be tested and the waste would justify the high cost for the handmade.

But to suggest a human is going to produce higher quality products than a machine, in these days, doesn't jive.

Agreed, although I believe the majority (if not all) composite shafts are initially hand rolled by a human. The big difference between high dollar and cheap shafts are A) production location/labor cost B) post-production QC tolerances C) material cost. Most of these differences are generally indistinguishable for the majority of golfers.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:26 AM

View PostShilgy, on 17 October 2017 - 09:30 AM, said:

^^So based on all that a Hzrdus Black HC 75g 5.5 should play a bit stiff to flex. Similar to most stiff flex wood shafts?

Sorry I didn't see this earlier.  Yes, the HZRDUS Black driver 5.5 is their regular flex, however, it will play more similarly to many other Stiffs in terms of feel and kick, at least in my testing it did.
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