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Bore Out Shaft for Tip-Weight Insertion


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#31 Stuart G.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:00 AM

I tried copper wire once.   The fact that it's both softer and more dense then brass give it some advantages.  The downside was the rattles, I couldn't get it to stay quite when longer lengths were used (~8 gm or more).   But maybe you'll have better luck then I did.

Edited by Stuart G., 16 May 2018 - 03:01 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:58 PM

View PostStuart G., on 16 May 2018 - 03:00 AM, said:

I tried copper wire once.   The fact that it's both softer and more dense then brass give it some advantages.  The downside was the rattles, I couldn't get it to stay quite when longer lengths were used (~8 gm or more).   But maybe you'll have better luck then I did.

Yeah, I just epoxied the inside of the shaft tip liberally with a finishing nail, applied a little more to the wire and placed it. I chamfered the sharp ends of the wire weight too, to avoid an internal stress point in the shaft. This was all done to the bare shaft prior to any adapter sleeve installation or hosel placement mind you.

Edited by A.Princey, 16 May 2018 - 08:07 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:56 AM

Yes, epoxy could help prevent the rattle.  But if you epoxy it in, it makes it extremely difficult to remove later on w/o damaging the shaft (and that's an optimistic view).   I'd rather have the rattle :-)   Also with no clear channel for air to escape, it makes the adapter installation later on a bit more complicated.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:51 AM

View PostStuart G., on 17 May 2018 - 03:56 AM, said:

Yes, epoxy could help prevent the rattle.  But if you epoxy it in, it makes it extremely difficult to remove later on w/o damaging the shaft (and that's an optimistic view).   I'd rather have the rattle :-)   Also with no clear channel for air to escape, it makes the adapter installation later on a bit more complicated.
Yeah, these particular shafts I'm using are 4-8 year old models and are modestly priced these days, so removal of the weight is not a concern really, but I see your point.

Edited by A.Princey, 17 May 2018 - 04:52 AM.

Ping G 10.5*, Fuji Pro 63-R 42.75"
'16 M1 3w HL 17*, Xcon 7-S(untipped) 41"
Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
Byron Morgan 615SS 32.5"(or any of 10 other putters...)

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