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Any Avg Joe try the 8i shaft in a wedge trick? Question on flex


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#1 Milfordlefty

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:33 PM

Picked up a deal on some older Ping wedges (50-54-58 Tour). They have different shafts in each head. Playing CFS R flex in irons. I'm thinking of matching my CFS R flex iron shafts in the 50 and then try the 8i shaft in the 54 & 58. Based on everything I've read in the equipment & club building forums, they should be SR flex in the 8i shaft. Softer flex for partial shots, but heavier shaft in wedges. Any one of slower swing speed try this?

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:21 PM

I have slow swing speed, about 85-88 w/driver.  Play 54 & 58 OG Sonartec wedges.  Been playing them w/ DG S300 8 iron shafts @ 35.5 inches for years.  Really like the feel.  Get good height.  However I rarely hit a full swing with either one (maybe 1x/round each, if that), which means I grip down on the shaft, which makes it play slightly more stiff feeling, and with that said, for the partial stuff I really like it.  My favorite short shot is the 54 from ~78 yards where I grip down on shaft a couple inches and spin the heck out of it.

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I recommend you give it a try.  Good luck.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:37 PM

For me I use "wedge shafts" because they are heavier. If I made a spinner by going with an R flex 8i shaft, my wedges would be too light. Going with a slightly heavier wedge shaft helps with swing weight and overall feel.
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Posted 19 July 2018 - 01:24 PM

Id say just put  in the same R  shafts in wedge length.  Your probably overthinking it.  

And people that use 8 iron shafts use the SAME  Flex in the 8 iron shaft.  It plays softer because youre soft stepping the shaft one time and the wedge heads are also a bit heavier.


I also agree with the previous post that a regular flex in a heavier model of shaft may be to your liking.

Edited by Jagpilotohio, 19 July 2018 - 01:26 PM.

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 01:20 PM

thanks for all the comments. Based on the comments, the plan is 8i in R flex.

Driver - Ping G400 Max 10.5°, Alta CB R flex, stock length
FW - Adams XTD Ti 5W, 18°, Matrix Red Tie R, Toski Target 7 wood 22°, UST Proforce V2, R
Hybrid - Nickent 3DX 4h, Grafalloy R, 39.25", std° lie angle
Irons - Ping G20 5-W, CFS steel R, Black dot lie, std length
Wedges - Ping Tour 50°-54°-58°, Black dot lie angle, std length
Putter - Original Odyssey #7 XG w/ SuperStroke Flatso 2.0, red paint by Continental Golf

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