Reshafting Wilson fluid feel irons
Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:58 AM
Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:43 AM
Driver: Titleist 908 D2 (9.5)
3 wood: Cleveland hi-Bore (15)
2hi: Callaway BB Diablo (18)
Irons 3-E Hogan Apex Edge Pro/Apex 4 +5/8”
Wedges: Titleist 5612 and Iron Nelson prototype 59°
Putter: Macgregor Autograph Jackie Pung
Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:28 AM
If someone came up to me today with a set and asked me to reshaft them, I likely would say no. It's just not worth the effort.
Jazz Bear Cat 3 wd Aerotech Stiff
Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
Vokey SM2 52º cc
Ping ES 56º and ES 60º
Scotty X7M Dual 38"
MCC Align Midsize
Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:28 PM
Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:02 PM
The irons featured in that thread were 1959 Dyna-powered. For that particular year (and perhaps others) the shafts were both pinned as well as threaded in place. The thread direction was opposite the hand of the club, ie: right hand irons have left hand threads on the end of the shafts. I believe this was so that if anything, the connection would only get tighter when you hit a ball.
I've also worked on 71-72 buttonback Dynapower irons and I can say that they are NOT threaded and come apart much easier. I don't have any experience with other years of fluid-feel irons so I cannot say whether or not they are threaded.
Personally I would replace the "plug" material with red silicone as previously mentioned but will add this: assemble the head and shaft (grip too) then swing weight each iron as you inject the rubber to get it exactly what you want. Place your club on the scale, set the scale to your desired SW, then slowly inject the rubber until the scale balances out. Then wipe the excess off level with a wet finger. The above thread link talks about this.
Again, all this is just my experience with these irons. I'm no expert - just a man with a love for Wilson and a desire to retain the "Fluid-Feel".
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