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#1 Montecristo37

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:40 AM

Hi there,


1 week ago, I bought a Mizuno MP18 fli hi 2 iron with an upgraded shaft (Aldila tour Green 3.7 torque, Stiff) on eBay. The shaft broke today after I drove off the tee... Not only I'm disappointed but also I think that the guy that sold me this tricked me a little bit: the iron tip is .355 diameter and the shaft is meant to be .335 in these specs :bb: .First question, I'm wrong or did he put a wrong shaft cause of diameter? It could explain why it broke.

Second question: now the harm is done, I'm looking for a new graphite shaft in .355 for my 2 iron, any idea of a good replacement shaft?



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:46 AM

Hi Cyril,

Nothing to be done unfortunately about the Tour Green.  It is not a shaft that Mizuno offers, so there is no warranty at all.  As for shafts that would be similar, the Project X LZ Tour would be similar, it weighs in at 83g I believe for long irons (so only marginally heavier than what was currently in there), has an almost identical torque rating (feel) to what was in there, and is a very stable shaft with a penetrating ball flight.  

If you do some scrolling through this Clubmakers Forum, there was a topic on this shaft late last week/early this week that provides some insight.  

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:47 AM

Thank you phatchrisrules for the answer, I will look into that part of the forum in depth and consider this shaft !
No driver for now -- Will get custom fit
Cobra F7 set at 13.5° (Hzrdus Red 6.0)
Mizuno MP18 fli-hi 2 iron (Tensei white stiff)
Titleist 712 4-9 (ProjectX 6.0)
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Callaway Mack Daddy forged 58°
Scotty Cameron Coronado

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:10 AM

Was probably a hybrid shaft that was sanded down to fit in. Common practice but obviously runs more of a risk.
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:12 AM

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:22 AM

You can always bore out the hosel for a .370 shaft.
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:24 AM

Tensei Pro White Hybrid.  It’s a weapon in a driving iron.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 02:04 PM

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll compare what's better for me. Boring out the head is quite hard, isn't it? I mean it's hard to drill a hole perfectly straight
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Cobra F7 set at 13.5° (Hzrdus Red 6.0)
Mizuno MP18 fli-hi 2 iron (Tensei white stiff)
Titleist 712 4-9 (ProjectX 6.0)
Titleist Vokey SM5 46°
TItleist Vokey SM6 50°/54°
Callaway Mack Daddy forged 58°
Scotty Cameron Coronado

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:30 PM

To close this topic, I listened to some of you: I bought a Tensei White hybrid shaft Stiff in .370. Know I'll look for topics that deal with boring out a club head! A big thx to the forum
No driver for now -- Will get custom fit
Cobra F7 set at 13.5° (Hzrdus Red 6.0)
Mizuno MP18 fli-hi 2 iron (Tensei white stiff)
Titleist 712 4-9 (ProjectX 6.0)
Titleist Vokey SM5 46°
TItleist Vokey SM6 50°/54°
Callaway Mack Daddy forged 58°
Scotty Cameron Coronado

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:40 AM

View PostMontecristo37, on 09 February 2018 - 07:30 PM, said:

To close this topic, I listened to some of you: I bought a Tensei White hybrid shaft Stiff in .370. Know I'll look for topics that deal with boring out a club head! A big thx to the forum

Don't do it yourself if its your first time.  You could muck it up beyond repair.  Find a reputable club builder that can do it.  Another option is to shave down the shaft (carefully) so it fits snugly in the .355 head.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:35 AM

View PostMontecristo37, on 08 February 2018 - 02:04 PM, said:

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll compare what's better for me. Boring out the head is quite hard, isn't it? I mean it's hard to drill a hole perfectly straight

It's not hard. Hosel is already 0.370 and goes down to 0.355 just for the tip. Don't use a regular drill bit but instead get a reamer... they look like that https://www.golfwork...amers/p/GW0115/
Then use a t-handle tap holder to bore out your head. Because the reamer already goes into the hosel about half way you don't have to worry about anything.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:08 AM

Hum, two very different information here ^^ I must do it myself as no one in my region will do it (yes it’s not the US and all its clubmaking...)

Isn’t using a T handle exhausting ? How can I make sure I bore out without modifying lie and loft ?


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No driver for now -- Will get custom fit
Cobra F7 set at 13.5° (Hzrdus Red 6.0)
Mizuno MP18 fli-hi 2 iron (Tensei white stiff)
Titleist 712 4-9 (ProjectX 6.0)
Titleist Vokey SM5 46°
TItleist Vokey SM6 50°/54°
Callaway Mack Daddy forged 58°
Scotty Cameron Coronado

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:46 AM

I would taper the shaft but I would certainly understand being hesitant based on your previous experience.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:31 PM

View PostMontecristo37, on 14 February 2018 - 09:08 AM, said:

Hum, two very different information here ^^ I must do it myself as no one in my region will do it (yes it’s not the US and all its clubmaking...)

Isn’t using a T handle exhausting ? How can I make sure I bore out without modifying lie and loft ?


Thank you guys

You have no idea how easy it is to remove .015" of metal when your reamer is sharp. Not sure what to tell you... maybe you should have someone do it for you if you're having all these questions.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:54 PM

I just bought the 3 iron head.  I put a Program 130 shaft in there with a 10 g plug at the end.  I built it to the standard length.  Unfortunately the swing weight is only c8.  Time for tape!


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 05:49 AM

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Hey guys, just update this old post with some photos I have done since the repair. It went quite smoothly and I put a white grip for aesthetic reasons (it looks pretty good in my opinion)
No driver for now -- Will get custom fit
Cobra F7 set at 13.5° (Hzrdus Red 6.0)
Mizuno MP18 fli-hi 2 iron (Tensei white stiff)
Titleist 712 4-9 (ProjectX 6.0)
Titleist Vokey SM5 46°
TItleist Vokey SM6 50°/54°
Callaway Mack Daddy forged 58°
Scotty Cameron Coronado

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:21 AM

View PostMontecristo37, on 27 March 2018 - 05:49 AM, said:

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Hey guys, just update this old post with some photos I have done since the repair. It went quite smoothly and I put a white grip for aesthetic reasons (it looks pretty good in my opinion)

Looks good...just turn down that ferrule and gently scrape away that extra glue and you could sell it as tour ;)
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Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50/SS, 54/ES, 58/ES - Modus 105 Wedge Master's Green
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