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Smart to get a 3w shaft same as driver?


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#1 cj4501

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:59 PM

So i have a hzrdus red 75g 6.0 in my driver and love it. 43.5in on my fly z+, thinking about a f7 3w with exact shaft.  What would be different?  Good/bad idea?


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:04 PM

I can only judge from my experience.... I need a different shaft in my 3w from my driver.

The simple explanation is I very slightly hit down on the ball with my 3 wood and driver... this works well for the 3w but is bad for the driver. Therefore, I need a different type of shaft in my driver which is higher launch and lower spin than my 3w.

I would guess that some players can find exact matches in the shafts between the 2 clubs but the majority would need a slightly different profile.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:02 PM

Same shaft works for me.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:55 PM

Same shaft for me. Blueboard 70.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:03 PM

I have had both in the past.  Currently I have different shafts in my driver and 3 wood but I have had them the same in the past.  If you are looking to get a F7 I would wait because the F8's are coming and they are great! And the price of the F7 will go down at that time as well.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:11 PM

I use to play all the same shafts in my driver to my 3&5wd but now they are all different and work best for me in that particular club. It’s not an exact science.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:13 PM

View PostGrover21, on 12 October 2017 - 05:03 PM, said:

I have had both in the past.  Currently I have different shafts in my driver and 3 wood but I have had them the same in the past.  If you are looking to get a F7 I would wait because the F8's are coming and they are great! And the price of the F7 will go down at that time as well.
Yea i sawback, this F7 for the Hazardous red is pretty damn cheap

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:25 PM

One of my golfing buddies won a competition a few years back and part of it was getting a professional fitting off the Euro Tour fitter for one of the OEMs. The fitter added 23 yard carry with driver and the same shaft (some version of AD DI shaft) was duly fitted to his 3-wood but cut down one inch iirc. I’ve seen him carry it 236 yards uphill on a par 5 and the flight and control is something else.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:45 PM

View Postmahonie, on 12 October 2017 - 05:25 PM, said:

One of my golfing buddies won a competition a few years back and part of it was getting a professional fitting off the Euro Tour fitter for one of the OEMs. The fitter added 23 yard carry with driver and the same shaft (some version of AD DI shaft) was duly fitted to his 3-wood but cut down one inch iirc. I’ve seen him carry it 236 yards uphill on a par 5 and the flight and control is something else.
nice ya thinking about getting it and cutting it to 42. Driver is 43.5

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:17 AM

View Postcj4501, on 12 October 2017 - 02:59 PM, said:

So i have a hzrdus red 75g 6.0 in my driver and love it. 43.5in on my fly z+, thinking about a f7 3w with exact shaft.  What would be different?  Good/bad idea?

Everyone is a bit different.   In general, most like the fairway shafts to be a little heavier then the driver shaft due to the shorter playing length (~10 gm is most common).    But some like similar stiffness profiles, some like different profiles.  Only way to find out is to try the different options out and see what works for you.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:24 AM

It could go either way, though it isn't the worst way to start the process.  Nothing substitutes for testing any club, especially in this day and age of interchangeable shafts and launch monitors.

Personally, I've had it work both ways.  Back in the days before launch monitors, I used to use the NVS in fairway woods and just loved it, but it was never especially good for me in a driver.  3 years ago, I got fitted to a G30 driver with the TFC stock shaft, then tried it in the fairway woods and liked it there, too.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:45 AM

I currently play the stock Alta shaft on my G LST, and a Diamana D+ 82x in the 3W, I do, however have the D+ 72x for the driver as well(I also have a Rogue Silver 125 MSI X-Flex and the Ping Tour X-Flex), it works well, but the Alta gives me the best overall performance...
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:50 AM

I went with the same shaft in all my woods - 7TX, 8X, 8X

But that's because I don't think I can find anything much better than what I've got. It also provides the similar ball flight I want from all the woods. It's also nice to have the same loading pattern.

So I say if you find your perfect shaft and want similar flight/spin from all your woods, go for it! However for most driver and fw shaft will be different

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:54 AM

I've got the Alta in my Driver, 5 wood, and 4 hybrid.  I'm not sure if that counts because I believe they all have a slightly different profile.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:23 AM

Driver, 3 wood and 5 wood, they all have different head weight and playing length.  
I guess if you like the shaft and fell confident standing over the golf ball with these, then, good to try them out.

Personally, the lighter driver shaft in the 5 wood might present a balancing issue for my guys.  You could explore the possibility of getting the same brand and model of the shaft but in a heavier weight group specifically designed for fairway wood.  This way you get the right tool for the job and they'll all match in the bag ( appearance of the equipment is important to some of the golfers, but I'm a practical man ).

Edited by wkuo3, 13 October 2017 - 08:23 AM.


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