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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?

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, TT Dynalite steel R, 38.75", 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
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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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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.

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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, TT Dynalite steel R, 38.75", 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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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:16 PM

You use one flex more stiff to account for extra head weight in the wedge that the 8 iron doesnt have. The stiffer flex will cause the ball to launch slightly lower but with more spin which is the reason people do this. So if you play R flex you will need S flex 8i shaft. Try it. You can use same flex but that will super soft step 3x and cause club to play softer esp on greenside shots. Rember a playa wants high Irons and low wedges. Ive been using this for years and can spin the crap out of the ball when I want to. Usually dont and just want it to drop hop and stop. This to me, helps that.

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:44 PM

View PostMilfordlefty, on 10 July 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

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?

I used an 8 iron shaft for more than a decade, but almost never at full length. I choked it down almost every time I used it. My wedge was the length of a normal 8 iron as I had soft stepped my entire set. I was able to get comfortable with the set but found the use of the wedge was best choked. In short, the only real advantage I got from the long shaft was a softer shaft.



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Posted 23 July 2018 - 12:37 PM

View Postkylemd, on 22 July 2018 - 10:16 PM, said:

You use one flex more stiff to account for extra head weight in the wedge that the 8 iron doesnt have. The stiffer flex will cause the ball to launch slightly lower but with more spin which is the reason people do this. So if you play R flex you will need S flex 8i shaft. Try it. You can use same flex but that will super soft step 3x and cause club to play softer esp on greenside shots. Rember a playa wants high Irons and low wedges. Ive been using this for years and can spin the crap out of the ball when I want to. Usually dont and just want it to drop hop and stop. This to me, helps that.

I-yi-yi, a little confused now. Lets see if I have your idea right, Same flex as irons 8i shaft in wedge will play softer and impart more 'feel' on partial. one flex more stiff as iron 8i shaft in wedge will lower flight, but more spin. Just a question of which do I want, correct?
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, TT Dynalite steel R, 38.75", 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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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:29 PM

I tried it on a gap wedge in a set of i5's.  Because of the way I use a gap wedge, I could never positively say it made a difference.

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 01:06 AM

I took the .355 s300s out and put in dynalite 109 .370 stiff tipped to 8i and installed in 52/56/60.

Best thing I ever did... (for me).

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:31 AM

thx for the input.
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, TT Dynalite steel R, 38.75", 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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