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Nippon 950gh Shafts to step or not to step


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#1 rmurph7

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:20 PM

I’m playing with Nippon 950gh Stiff shafts and am seeing the ball run too much on the greens and the trajectory is lower than I would like.  The regular flexes feel to “whippy” and have a bigger dispersion but I like the trajectory.

So I’m looking at 950gh SR flex or the 950gh HT stiffs but having a hard time finding a place that carries those as demos?  Also, I am considering soft stepping my 950gh stiffs I have to get more flex.  Any thoughts?  Has any moved from 950gh to the HT’s?


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:15 AM

I purchased a set of the SR flex in the 950gh off Rakuten, installed in some Mizuno heads, and found it was the best fit for me; later I sold those irons and ordered a new set Mizunos.  Couldn't get the SR flex here in the states of course, so I ordered stiff flex soft stepped 2X.  Unfortunately, neither the feel or trajectory/spin on these seemed similar to the SR flex to me.  Ended up ordering another set of SR flex off Rakuten and reshafting--that shaft/flex just works best for me and I haven't been able to be happy with the stiff flex soft stepped.....

Haven't ever tried the HT's.
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:02 AM

Just a thought...

...I went from Nippon NS Pro 950gh R-flex in my baby blades to NS Pro 850gh S-flex in another set of baby blades.  End result was about the same ball height, and I also gained almost 1/2 club in length due to the lighter weight.  I can swing the 850s faster.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:52 AM

actually it be worth your while checking out the 950GH SR flex on Rakuten - cheaper than the US and fast delivery to US .
Also consider the 980GH SR or  S (balance point a little closer to the putt compared to 950GH) these are shafts spec for Srixon Asia - you might find pulled sets on rakuten?
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for the input.  One last question, SR stands for Stiff Regular and not Senior flex?


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:35 PM

I currently game Nippon 950GH SSX1 (Stiff flex) in my Mizuno MP5's which I was fitted for and I love them

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:38 AM

View Postrmurph7, on 11 April 2018 - 07:11 PM, said:

Thanks for the input.  One last question, SR stands for Stiff Regular and not Senior flex?

Thats correct asian brand  shafts often have SR (Stiff Regular)  shafts and it typically goes like this  R1 R SR S X XS
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:55 PM

Nah you ain't gonna see much if any difference stepping em....

Just move down a flex, you'll get used to em

I swing stiff in modus and 1050's have no trouble stopping the ball

But I have buddy's who play 950 in reg and one who plays a stiff...i hit both and could play em....

SR can mean soft reg or stiff reg (possibly senior idk) just depends on brand...not sure how Nippon does it

Just checked it is stiff reg (SR)

Edited by dunn, 16 April 2018 - 04:59 PM.


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