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MEMBER REVIEWS: TPT Golf Shafts!! See What They Are Saying!!!


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#1 knudson81

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 10:19 AM

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:16 PM

Should recieve my TPT for this weekend.  Looking forward to providing feedback and answering questions.  

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:22 PM

so jealous!!!!

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:24 PM

I went through a fitting and received the shaft this week.  I should be able to get out on the course this weekend.  Other than the Trackman data from my fitting, let me know if there is something particular you want to hear about.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:25 PM

Mega Jelly over here. Always wanted to try one.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:25 PM

Still have to go in for my fitting, but I'm super excited for it. Noticed Jason Day uses one of these. Hopefully I'll start bombing them now!

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:37 PM

View PostESP, on 10 August 2018 - 01:24 PM, said:

I went through a fitting and received the shaft this week.  I should be able to get out on the course this weekend.  Other than the Trackman data from my fitting, let me know if there is something particular you want to hear about.
ESP - interested in the feel compared to a few different shafts --

- Tensei PO, PW
- KK DC TX

**if possible obviously (didn't mean to sound demanding)

Edited by gioguy21, 10 August 2018 - 01:37 PM.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:38 PM

I've had mine for about 10 days.  Want to play a couple of more times before I post review.  I was one of the slower swinging people chosen (90-95 ss).
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:39 PM

View Postgioguy21, on 10 August 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

View PostESP, on 10 August 2018 - 01:24 PM, said:

I went through a fitting and received the shaft this week.  I should be able to get out on the course this weekend.  Other than the Trackman data from my fitting, let me know if there is something particular you want to hear about.
ESP - interested in the feel compared to a few different shafts --

- Tensei PO, PW
- KK DC TX

**if possible obviously (didn't mean to sound demanding)
Toss the AD-IZ in there too if you've hit it.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:56 PM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 10 August 2018 - 01:39 PM, said:

View Postgioguy21, on 10 August 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

View PostESP, on 10 August 2018 - 01:24 PM, said:

I went through a fitting and received the shaft this week.  I should be able to get out on the course this weekend.  Other than the Trackman data from my fitting, let me know if there is something particular you want to hear about.
ESP - interested in the feel compared to a few different shafts --

- Tensei PO, PW
- KK DC TX

**if possible obviously (didn't mean to sound demanding)
Toss the AD-IZ in there too if you've hit it.

Currently playing a Tensei PO V2 and have the PW in my 3w, so I should have some good info there.  I haven't hit the KK DC TX or AD-IZ and don't have access to them.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:13 PM

I have three rounds in and just got done getting numbers outside. More to come shortly.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:33 PM

I went to my fitting in Cary, NC and have received my TPT shaft from Club Champion.  I haven't played on the course with it yet but have been to the driving range to practice with it so far.  I'll add much more review info once I start playing rounds with it.  To start however I'll add some info my fitting and what I ended up getting fit into.

Current Gamer:  Taylormade M3 460 8.5* set to 9* w/ Stulz Nano-Arrow stiff flex (anyone remember this shaft??).  45" D2 swingweight.  Went in with both weights set all the way in the back of the Y track.

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After Fitting:  Taylormade M3 460 8.5* set to 9*.  TPT 16 MKP (Mid Kick Point) MT(Mid Torque) SW(Standard Weight).  45" D3 swingweight.  Moved one weight from the back fade track to the back middle and left the other in back draw.

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I love the way the shaft looks in the light. It looks like an old hickory shaft with wood grain but in matte black finish.

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I swing around 100 mph and usually play a slight fade.  I'm currently a 1.8 handicap with a very consistent swing and have been a clubmaker for over 20 years.  Most of my equipment is pretty much optimized as much as my swing speed can generate but we did get some pretty decent results with the TPT shaft.

Carry distance comparison (blue is gamer, red is TPT):

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Total distance comparison (blue is gamer, red is TPT):

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Gamer Shot Averages:

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TPT Shot Averages:

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Trajectory Comparison:

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The quick summary of the fitting was I kept my spin and launch about the same but increased my ball speed by almost 3 mph.  I was also able to increase my shot height which gave mean average of 9 yards of extra carry and 6 yards of total distance.   The biggest gain in my opinion was the level of consistency in my distances.  With the TPT shaft, all of my shots seemed to land almost the exact same distance, even if I mis-hit a shot a little.  You can see from the Trackman results the distance between my shortest shot and longest shot with the TPT was very small and the grouping was very tight.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:45 PM

View Post03trdblack, on 10 August 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:


Carry distance comparison (blue is gamer, red is TPT):

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Total distance comparison (blue is gamer, red is TPT):

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That dispersion and consistency looks amazing!

I have a similar swing to you. I average 100-102mph, play a pull fade. So I'm interested in which shaft I get put into. I definitely hit my ball a lot higher though. Averaging 69 feet of height with your previous shaft?! Woo. Low bullets that run out a lot. Last time I went to a Trackman, my average height with a driver was 100-110 feet.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:02 PM

View PostjacobEDGE, on 10 August 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:


That dispersion and consistency looks amazing!

I have a similar swing to you. I average 100-102mph, play a pull fade. So I'm interested in which shaft I get put into. I definitely hit my ball a lot higher though. Averaging 69 feet of height with your previous shaft?! Woo. Low bullets that run out a lot. Last time I went to a Trackman, my average height with a driver was 100-110 feet.

Our main goal in the fitting after seeing shots with my gamer was to try and raise either my launch or peak height so that I could get the most out of my carry distance but not to increase the spin. Luckily we were able to do that and the tightened dispersion was just icing on the cake.

Edited by 03trdblack, 10 August 2018 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:02 PM

Incoming soon, would like a little more play time with it and need some time to properly write this shaft up.

I have received my 15 MKP MT SW and have now about 10 rounds with it. My little teaser for now will be this: I have never hit drivers with dispersion like this, it's honestly a shocking change.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:06 PM

View Post03trdblack, on 10 August 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:


Current Gamer:  Taylormade M3 460 8.5* set to 9* w/ Stulz Nano-Arrow stiff flex (anyone remember this shaft??).  45" D2 swingweight.  Went in with both weights set all the way in the back of the Y track.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:16 PM

View PostPixlPutterman, on 10 August 2018 - 03:06 PM, said:

View Post03trdblack, on 10 August 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:

Current Gamer:  Taylormade M3 460 8.5* set to 9* w/ Stulz Nano-Arrow stiff flex (anyone remember this shaft??).  45" D2 swingweight.  Went in with both weights set all the way in the back of the Y track.


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Oh, it happened....

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:31 PM

View Post03trdblack, on 10 August 2018 - 03:16 PM, said:

View PostPixlPutterman, on 10 August 2018 - 03:06 PM, said:

View Post03trdblack, on 10 August 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:

Current Gamer:  Taylormade M3 460 8.5* set to 9* w/ Stulz Nano-Arrow stiff flex (anyone remember this shaft??).  45" D2 swingweight.  Went in with both weights set all the way in the back of the Y track.


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Oh, it happened....

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Bahhhh  I love it, have you played that shaft for a while? I always wanted to try one.

Did you have to decide on an adapter setting prior to installation of the shaft? I assume that shaft has an orientation it is supposed to be played at?

Edited by PixlPutterman , 10 August 2018 - 03:31 PM.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:37 PM

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Bahhhh  I love it, have you played that shaft for a while? I always wanted to try one.

Did you have to decide on an adapter setting prior to installation of the shaft? I assume that shaft has an orientation it is supposed to be played at?

Honestly no I haven't played it long.  I found one online a few months ago for next to nothing and had to try it.  It's been a very consistent shaft, or so I thought before the TPT fitting.

I spine and flo all my shafts so I did that with the Stulz and installed it into the tip where it would give me 9* on the TM head.  Honestly I was quite surprised to find that there was very little spine to the Stulz and I could have aligned it in any direction.  It's weird that a triangular shaped shaft spined so smoothly.

Edited by 03trdblack, 10 August 2018 - 03:37 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:05 PM

Thanks to TPT Golf and Gwrx for selecting me to test this shaft out! I also want to say thanks to Club Champion.

My current index is 1.9. I was fit for my driver at the Kingdom by TM in January. I have the tendency to hook the ball. I was playing a Ping G400 LST with a KK DC 70TX, tipped 1" and moved to the TM M3 440 Fujikura Atmos Black 8TX, also tipped 1". My SS at the Kingdom was about 116 but I was pretty rusty. I play my M3 at 7.5*.

I've been having the best driving season of my life. I've hit more fw's and my misses have been manageable. I do feel like I'm working pretty hard with this set up but the results have been great.

I was fit for my TPT shaft at Club Champion in Philly by Steve Harrow. The 15 LKP/LT/LW was the clear winner, but to be honest, it didn't blow me away. But hitting balls indoors rarely goes well for me. Steve suggested tipping it 1.5". and built it to play 45.5", the same as my current shaft.

When I took it out on the range to test, I wasn't expecting to like it much. It's a 20g drop for me and I need to feel I'm in control with my driver. Heavy has always worked best for me. I fully expected to be yanking it and worried my timing would be a mess. First swing....fast, easy, long. It felt explosive. The sound was a bit more muted.

I spent 40 minutes on the range and did not hit one ball left. As a matter of fact, I was now fading the ball. One after another. That's not my game. I tried drawing the ball and they went dead straight. I use a pretty weak grip, by necessity. I went a little more neutral and finally was able to hit a draw.

I went out on my course to hit balls on a few holes. Same. Fade or straight. I was also seeing about 10 more yards vs my current shaft.

I played three rounds since then and more of the same. I hit both shafts in the same settings side by side on the course and confirmed I was about 10 yards longer with the TPT. We were wet early in the week during this testing, so no roll out.

This afternoon, I was getting a lesson and before we got too far into it, we got some numbers. My ball speed is around 174 vs 170 with my Atmos. Dispersion with both are great but the TPT just feels easy and will not go left. I am launching the ball higher 15 vs.13 but my carry is about 10 yards longer. The spin is a little higher, around 2600-2800.

It's early still but so far I'm pretty shocked by the results. I did not expect this. I've never played a shaft this light. It feels less stable than it performs. By that I mean it feels a little more lively than what I'm used to but I feel very connected.  

It's not a big surprise I'm moving faster with a lighter shaft. But the same dispersion with the extra speed is an upgrade.

Looking forward to getting back out with it this weekend. Feel free to ask any questions and if you're in the area, hit me up for a test!

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:36 PM

That shaft looks so sick in that head
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:06 PM

Just got mine after a fitting at Club Champion.  Looking forward to taking it out to the course.  

Thanks again for the opportunity!

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:18 PM

View Post03trdblack, on 10 August 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:

I went to my fitting in Cary, NC and have received my TPT shaft from Club Champion.  I haven't played on the course with it yet but have been to the driving range to practice with it so far.  I'll add much more review info once I start playing rounds with it.  To start however I'll add some info my fitting and what I ended up getting fit into.

Current Gamer:  Taylormade M3 460 8.5* set to 9* w/ Stulz Nano-Arrow stiff flex (anyone remember this shaft??).  45" D2 swingweight.  Went in with both weights set all the way in the back of the Y track.

After Fitting:  Taylormade M3 460 8.5* set to 9*.  TPT 16 MKP (Mid Kick Point) MT(Mid Torque) SW(Standard Weight).  45" D3 swingweight.  Moved one weight from the back fade track to the back middle and left the other in back draw.            

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I swing around 100 mph and usually play a slight fade.  I'm currently a 1.8 handicap with a very consistent swing and have been a clubmaker for over 20 years.  Most of my equipment is pretty much optimized as much as my swing speed can generate but we did get some pretty decent results with the TPT shaft.

Carry distance comparison (blue is gamer, red is TPT):

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Total distance comparison (blue is gamer, red is TPT):

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Gamer Shot Averages:

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TPT Shot Averages:

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Trajectory Comparison:

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The quick summary of the fitting was I kept my spin and launch about the same but increased my ball speed by almost 3 mph.  I was also able to increase my shot height which gave mean average of 9 yards of extra carry and 6 yards of total distance.   The biggest gain in my opinion was the level of consistency in my distances.  With the TPT shaft, all of my shots seemed to land almost the exact same distance, even if I mis-hit a shot a little.  You can see from the Trackman results the distance between my shortest shot and longest shot with the TPT was very small and the grouping was very tight.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:29 PM

I picked up my shaft a few days ago. I plan on getting out on the course and also on the range in the next few days.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:01 PM

I was fit for the 16 LKP MT SW and coming from a rotation of shafts. Most recently has been the Atmos Black 6x.

Got mine a couple days ago and haven’t been able to spend a lot of time with it. I did get out today though and had a solid day driving.

Initial thoughts on it are the dispersion is insane. I hit a couple during my first range session that I thought would hook off the planet only to look up and find it gently turning left. There is just very little side spin generated with this shaft. It generally just wants to go straight.

I can work it both ways with ease. Smooth, but stable feeling. One piece feel versus the whip feel the Atmos Black had for me.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:38 AM

Thank you to Club Champion and GolfWRX (Brian in particular) for the opportunity to test these out! Looking forward to posting my feedback once I can get it out on the course and hopefully grab some numbers in comparison to my "gamer" setup which has been in the bag for awhile.
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:48 AM

Measuring SW and length to get a good comparison of my current setup vs the TPT 16 MKP MT SW.  My current set up is a 2017 M1 440 at 9.5* with a Tensei Pro Orange V2 60TX.  Plays 45" with a swing weight of D3.  Playing length with the TPT is 45" but comes in at D8!  Weight of PO with grip on is 115g vs 120g for TPT.  I know the PO is counterbalanced but 5 SW points difference seems a little high.  Anyone else getting higher SW with the TPT?
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:00 PM

View PostESP, on 11 August 2018 - 10:48 AM, said:

Measuring SW and length to get a good comparison of my current setup vs the TPT 16 MKP MT SW.  My current set up is a 2017 M1 440 at 9.5* with a Tensei Pro Orange V2 60TX.  Plays 45" with a swing weight of D3.  Playing length with the TPT is 45" but comes in at D8!  Weight of PO with grip on is 115g vs 120g for TPT.  I know the PO is counterbalanced but 5 SW points difference seems a little high.  Anyone else getting higher SW with the TPT?

I was fitted into 45.5 and D8 swingweight (insert the crazy face emoticon here). I knew that would be ridiculous so I had the final build done at 45. I know from plenty of tinkering that around 44.75 works best for me so 45 allow me to choke down just a touch which I like. I would have to check the weight on my M2 head but I believe my setup came out to D2.5 on my scale (head has a strip of lead tape so it will probably be right in between D1-2 which is what I prefer.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:28 PM

Thanks to GolfWRX and TPT! I was in the middle of a 6500 mile road trip when I found out I won. I was really pumped!

I have never been fit before for anything. I always had a good idea of what my needs were and usually could tell quickly if something was going to work or not. Which obviously leads to a lot of experimenting but over the last couple years I have found and settled in on things that I enjoy.

Insert the VA Composites shafts. Loved the hybrid. So I tinkered with a few Raijins and settled on a 74 four for my driver and 3 wood. They have been performing fantastically for me this year. Prior to this shaft in my driver I used a Rogue Black 95msi 70x for a while which also worked very well. I have had success with a few different shafts and to be honest, usually the only reason I move on is because someone posts a WTB for what I have and I get bored. Shafts I have used in drivers include but are probably not limited to: Oban Devotion, Oban kiyoshi purple, white and black, Fujikura 6.2 ts, 6.3 ts, pro 63, 661 evo ts, Aldila Rogue Black, Va Composites Raijin, Slay, UST chrome, Mitsubishi fubuki, fubuki alpha, whiteboard, blueboard, teinsie blue,  Matrix studio 84, black tie, code 8, and probably more.

I have had the same driver head for a couple years now, the Ping G30 ls in 10.5. It has been a great head for me and I've gotten very comfortable with it. With all that being said, my current setup going into this was Ping G30ls 10.5 set to neutral with a VA Raijin 74 four playing 44.5 long at a D6 sw. No tipping. Golf pride tour velvet with an extra wrap of tape. My typical ball flight with this was mid to mid high. I'm a relatively straight driver, my miss is getting stuck which leads to a good hard draw/hook or a straight push. I really liked the feeling of the Raijin, the way it kicked and the flight it gave me. It was pretty consistent for me and victor makes a great product.

So going into the fitting I had only been back 2 days from driving so far. I was tight and hadn't played in about 2 weeks. It was bad timing because the air conditioning in Club Champion was broken so it was hot and muggy inside :(. I was given the green light by club champion to also be fit for a new head at no charge since I was already there. That was awesome of them. When I got there Kyle greeted me and had me fill out a form. I got warmed up and proceeded to hit my setup. You can see the numbers below. We took a break and talked about numbers and what TPT is all about. I told him which shafts I had success with in the past and he knew pretty quickly before I hit anything what would work. Just to put me through the paces I did hit all of the TPT shafts they had, with him saving the best for last. Since I play a shorter driver their shafts were too long for me and I don't like to choke up since the grip feels different but that's just a picky complaint.

The first thing I noticed about the TPT shafts were that they felt a little more crisp than the VA. It wasn't necessarily a bad thing, just different and if it works then it's no big deal. They felt really good, and uniform. Very consistent with how it loaded each swing. The kick in these is also very very consistent which was nice. The VA could tend to get a little loose but nothing crazy.

After settling on the 15 series in the MKP MT SW I continued to try a few different heads: The Ping g400LST, Max, Cobra F8 and F8+, Titleist 917 D3, and the TM M4. I liked how the F8 felt, but it spun too much. The F8+ felt too hard and wasn't as consistent. The Titleist also wasn't as consistent. The G400 LST was great, with one shot besting the G30LS. The Max forgiveness was definitely noticeable, and was my preferred head for that reason, but it launched too high and spun too much. In the end the G30 LS beat everyone else so Kyle agreed that I should just stick with it as it was the best of the bunch.

The end results for the fitting compared with the Raijin are interesting. The Raijin launched a little higher, spun about the same, flew farther and total distance was about equal. The Raijin had a higher ball speed and my SS was a little higher, but I kind of attribute that to swinging in a hot cave for a while before I got to the TPT. The TPT launched a little lower which was Kyle's main goal after seeing my initial numbers. It flew a little shorter on avg, but total distance was about the same. Kyle said my numbers were pretty much optimal with the Raijin (which I assumed based on usage over the year), so the TPT had some work to do to beat it.

Looking at my fitting numbers, you can see it would be a tough task.

Having used it outside in the real world, the results compared to the Raijin are pretty much what I saw in my fitting. I didn't gain much if anything in distance, carry was about the same, maybe a tad less. Ball flight is flatter. The biggest difference I notice is the consistency in the feeling of the shaft during a swing. It really makes me feel confident standing over the ball to just have a rip at it. The 'one piece feeling" Davo mentioned was an interesting comment and the more I paid attention to it, he is right. It is just a great uniform feeling, very stable and very consistent. It honestly has me considering a TPT for my fairway for the added consistency.....even if I don't gain yardage I prefer to be more consistent. Again though, the VA will be tough to beat as it has been the best fairway shaft I have ever used.

I wish I gained a lot of yardage, or my dispersion was 5 yards wide, but it didn't end up being the case. I would say my dispersion IS tighter, and my misses are less severe, so with more time this aspect might show a noticeable difference but right now it is too early to say.

Final build was G30LS 10.5 set to neutral D7.5 SW TPT 15 MKP MT SW at 44.75 with 1/2 inch tipping. I chose a gripmaster perforated grip as my hands tend to slip with a driver sometimes and I have had great luck with this grip preventing that.

Thanks TPT and golfwrx for the experience and this great product! I'm very fortunate, and if anyone has questions please feel free to ask!

I'm including the Puring info for my shaft as well. The few shots I removed from my gamer setup was because those were at the very end when I was super tired and hot from the sauna of a hitting bay. At that point I had hit like 150 shots so they were just swings for the heck of it. And if you take out the mishit of number 3 for my gamer, the averages for the Raijin go to 267 and 288. Carry is a big deal to me, so I will have to see if I can still carry the same parts of the course with the TPT...... which is one reason I loved the Raijin.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:02 PM

View Post03trdblack, on 10 August 2018 - 03:37 PM, said:

View PostPixlPutterman, on 10 August 2018 - 03:31 PM, said:


Bahhhh  I love it, have you played that shaft for a while? I always wanted to try one.

Did you have to decide on an adapter setting prior to installation of the shaft? I assume that shaft has an orientation it is supposed to be played at?

Honestly no I haven't played it long.  I found one online a few months ago for next to nothing and had to try it.  It's been a very consistent shaft, or so I thought before the TPT fitting.

I spine and flo all my shafts so I did that with the Stulz and installed it into the tip where it would give me 9* on the TM head.  Honestly I was quite surprised to find that there was very little spine to the Stulz and I could have aligned it in any direction.  It's weird that a triangular shaped shaft spined so smoothly.


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