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#1 kody17

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:35 PM

Currently on sale for $9.98. That is a heck of a deal for a shaft that retails in the mid $20's. Currently have regular and stiff flex available. FYI, they are .370 tip.

Edited by kody17, 13 February 2018 - 02:36 PM.


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#2 VNutz

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:42 PM

I almost jumped at the CTapers, but as noted they are all .370 shafts. Have Nippons as well, also .370s.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:19 PM

I got these on some mp-59s I have.  They shoot it high and straight.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:11 AM

Can You explain what the .370 means/affects? I want these for an old pair of 710AP2 I have sitting around.

Edited by payerasjl, 14 February 2018 - 12:11 AM.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:25 AM

View Postpayerasjl, on 14 February 2018 - 12:11 AM, said:

Can You explain what the .370 means/affects? I want these for an old pair of 710AP2 I have sitting around.

Titleist irons are .355 "taper tip", so you need to get shafts that are .355 diameter. Some clubs are .370 "parallel tip" and use larger diameter shafts. Hope this helps!


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:26 AM

View Postpayerasjl, on 14 February 2018 - 12:11 AM, said:

Can You explain what the .370 means/affects? I want these for an old pair of 710AP2 I have sitting around.

.370 is the tip/Hosel size.  Irons come in .355 and .370.

Your 710 ap2s have .355 hosels.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:27 AM

View Postpayerasjl, on 14 February 2018 - 12:11 AM, said:

Can You explain what the .370 means/affects? I want these for an old pair of 710AP2 I have sitting around.

It’s the shaft diameter inside the hosel. Your ap2s are 355 taper tip, so the 370s are no good for you unless ream (drill) them out to fit.
Usually not recommended.

Edited by VNutz, 14 February 2018 - 12:27 AM.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:58 AM

thanks guys.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:44 PM

Wonder if they come with the shaft band stickers? I know its petty to be worried about but idk I would want them
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:33 PM

View Postskia4life89, on 14 February 2018 - 01:44 PM, said:

Wonder if they come with the shaft band stickers? I know its petty to be worried about but idk I would want them

In my experience KBS will send you labels for free if you ask them


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:26 PM

https://www.rockbott...wood-shaft-350/
Now on sale for $5 each in bulk

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:54 PM

Side question: what are some common .370 hosel irons for these shafts? Pings?

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:25 PM

View Postskia4life89, on 14 February 2018 - 01:44 PM, said:

Wonder if they come with the shaft band stickers? I know its petty to be worried about but idk I would want them

I bought some of the C-tapers they had for sale, and they did not come with the shaft bands.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:34 PM

Pings at taper tip.355
M1 9.5 / AD-TP 6
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M2 Hybrid 19 / KBS Prototype
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:27 PM

I believe the first run Callaway Apex are 370


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:12 PM

Most cobra irons that aren’t their player irons are .370 or dual bore hosel that accepts .355 or .370
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:18 PM

Wow...Did anyone see the SteelFiber i95 in stiff flex iron shafts for $8.99 each?? Of course parallel tip, but...damn...

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:51 PM

View Postchris975d, on 15 February 2018 - 02:18 PM, said:

Wow...Did anyone see the SteelFiber i95 in stiff flex iron shafts for $8.99 each?? Of course parallel tip, but...damn...

RBG has been putting a lot of .370 tip shafts on sale for ridiculous prices. I noticed they got Nippon's for dirt cheap as well too. But yea, that price for SteelFiber is unbeatable.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:56 PM

I'm not gonna lie, the thought of finding some 370 heads just to try some of these has crossed my mind several times the past few days...

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:25 PM

https://www.golfwork.../TaylorMade.pdf

This gives you a breakdown of every club Taylormade has made for the past 20 years.

You can change the name of the manufacturer to get different results for whatever brand you want to play.

Enjoy scouring the spreadsheets for your ideal .370 head.  ;)

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:43 PM

FYI, there is only one Steelfiber i95 available (which also means it is $14.99).  Hopefully that's only because some fellow WRXers already cleaned them out.  Either way, don't go buying a new set of sticks/heads to put those in...

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 06:00 PM

Anyone know if Callaway XR irons are .355 or .370?

Thanks!

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:37 PM

View Postclemsontiger1, on 15 February 2018 - 06:00 PM, said:

Anyone know if Callaway XR irons are .355 or .370?

Thanks!

According to the spreadsheet that I posted above the 2015 XR irons are .370
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:36 PM

FST 90 (under $5) and FST 125 (under $7) both available from Diamond tour golf for less than the kbs shafts. 370 tip

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:04 PM

Bought some and now trying to figure out which heads.  Maltby MMB's for a cheap trial??


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:49 PM

Didn't find any full sets 4-PW available on RBG anyways. Lots of random shaft lengths. Diamondtourgolf.com is a good call. Thanks, Colej!

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:45 AM

View Postthevaporz, on 16 February 2018 - 10:49 PM, said:

Didn't find any full sets 4-PW available on RBG anyways. Lots of random shaft lengths. Diamondtourgolf.com is a good call. Thanks, Colej!

Diamond tour also has short sets of dynamic gold pro shafts with .355 tip. I just built a set for a friend with these shafts.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:04 AM

Most .355 heads can be reamed to .370 in about 30 seconds using a hand held reamer.

Regarding .370" shafts, most are "unitized" trim to fit, which means they are sold in long raw lengths and then the builder tips them and butt cuts to length during install.  This results in a descending weight progression (long iron shafts are heavier than short iron shafts).  Exceptions to this are PX shafts and at least some (if not all) Nippons, which are constant weight .370 shafts.

.355 shafts are usually (almost always these days) constant weight shafts; long iron shafts are the same weight as short iron shafts.  This is done through material manipulation during the shaft manufacturing process.  Constant weight shafts like these are typically stiffer than .370 versions.  Dynamic Gold and KBS Tour are both good examples; the taper tip constant weight version of these shafts are a good bit stiffer than the .370 unitized version.  This is not a problem per say, unless you play the .355 version and purchase the .370's and expect them to play and feel exactly the same though.  

The devil's in the details.

Edited by Nessism, 17 February 2018 - 10:07 AM.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:37 PM

View Postthevaporz, on 14 February 2018 - 06:54 PM, said:

Side question: what are some common .370 hosel irons for these shafts? Pings?

I just bought a set of Adams CB3 satin irons, they are .370 (the standard dark finish as well). I had to shim Recoils into them.
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Driving Iron: Adams DHy 21° Speeder HB 9.8
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:57 PM

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View Postskia4life89, on 14 February 2018 - 01:44 PM, said:

Wonder if they come with the shaft band stickers? I know its petty to be worried about but idk I would want them

In my experience KBS will send you labels for free if you ask them

I second this, but... a few years ago, they used to have a link on their website to order new shaft bands directly (for free). Last winter, I wanted to freshen up my wedges- pull the heads, repaint, regrip, replace the ferrules & bands, etc. I went to KBS's website to order more 610 bands, and the link was no longer there. I had a heck of a time trying to contact anyone to find out if I were still able to obtain replacement shaft bands. It took a lot of email tag and being passed around before I finally found someone who was able to help.

Does anyone have a more direct route/ contact to track down some new bands? I'd think every manufacturer would want fresh shaft bands on every one of their shafts being played, just for the exposure, but the gist I got from the KBS rep was that people were taking advantage of the service and ordering as many replacements as possible to sell on eBay... which unfortunately IS a thing:

https://www.ebay.com... band&_sacat=0.

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° Diamana D+ 70 Limited
Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot Pro 18° Speeder HB 8.8
Driving Iron: Adams DHy 21° Speeder HB 9.8
Irons: Srixon 545 5-pw Recoil 110
Wedges: Cleveland RTX 2.0 raw 48
°, 54°, 60° KBS Black Nickel
Putter: Tad Moore Pro 1S prototype oil can sight dot
Putter: Scotty AOP Newport oil can sight dot
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