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Taylormade Matrix Ozik XCON 5.5


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#1 ChristianR

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:27 PM

I've bought a couple of this shaft in order to upgrade my retail shaft on Tour Burner drive and 3 wood.

They're new, but pull from R7 Limited I think.

Looking at the TM website, the shaft specs are in the middle of retail Xcon 5 and Xcon 6 from Matrix website.

Is this shaft really an Xcon or just painted by TM?


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:22 PM

It is a watered down version of the real one.Specs are different and the torque will be different

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 05:41 PM

I thought it was too soft.  I replaced mine with an XCon 5 but I did go up to a strong flex.  It feels much more stable.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 05:57 PM

Yes, torque is 3.1 versus the 4.0 of the Xcon5 and versus the 2.5 of the Xcon6. Weight is the same of the 5, 60gr.

My question was born after a little story told me by one of my friends.
He is near to become Pro at the end of 2009 season, and actually is sponsored by Titleist. He received a D2 with a Matrix Xcon by Titleist, but he felt something strange immediatly at first ball. So, he make some tests in a fitting lab comparing many shafts, and finally Matrix by Titleist appear to be a regular!
He ask Titleist and they said that under license of Matrix they produce this shaft in China...

So I tought that also my Matrix by TM has a similar story and you confirm.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 02:21 AM

View PostChristianR, on 11 March 2009 - 05:57 PM, said:

Yes, torque is 3.1 versus the 4.0 of the Xcon5 and versus the 2.5 of the Xcon6. Weight is the same of the 5, 60gr.

My question was born after a little story told me by one of my friends.
He is near to become Pro at the end of 2009 season, and actually is sponsored by Titleist. He received a D2 with a Matrix Xcon by Titleist, but he felt something strange immediatly at first ball. So, he make some tests in a fitting lab comparing many shafts, and finally Matrix by Titleist appear to be a regular!
He ask Titleist and they said that under license of Matrix they produce this shaft in China...

So I tought that also my Matrix by TM has a similar story and you confirm.

I'm late responding to this thread, but I had to look for reviews of this shaft.

I've recently picked up a Tour Burner TP with the Titleist/Matrix Xcon 5.5 'S' Flex I just cannot believe how soft it plays. I haven't had it checked in a lab, but it has to be  regular and also the torque feels loose around 4.0. All in all, a hugely disappointing shaft. I don't understand why such a 'High-End' manufacturer would produce such a piece of junk.

I'll replace it with a Graffaloy Blue I have in the garage.


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Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:50 AM

I, along with at least one other person who works in the golf business, feel that the matrix shafts are labeled a bit weak to flex.  Their stiff is more like a regular+.  Look at their CPMs compared to others in the same flex.

I do play two of them in my hybrids and really like them, so I am not bashing the company, just stating my opinion.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 10:39 AM

View PostChristianR, on 11 March 2009 - 01:27 PM, said:

I've bought a couple of this shaft in order to upgrade my retail shaft on Tour Burner drive and 3 wood.

They're new, but pull from R7 Limited I think.

Looking at the TM website, the shaft specs are in the middle of retail Xcon 5 and Xcon 6 from Matrix website.

Is this shaft really an Xcon or just painted by TM?

The TM Matrix Xcon-5.5 is a "made for" shaft but, IMHO, one of the better OEM offerings.  Have always struggled with driver control because of my quick swing tempo/transition, but the Xcon-5.5 in the R7 Limited seems to hold up VERY well.  As always,YMMV.

FWIW, performed a shaft deflection test of the Xcon-5.5 Regular and found that it was actually STIFFER than the GD YS-6 Stiff in my back-up 983K.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 11:14 AM

View PostChristianR, on 11 March 2009 - 05:57 PM, said:

Yes, torque is 3.1 versus the 4.0 of the Xcon5 and versus the 2.5 of the Xcon6. Weight is the same of the 5, 60gr.

My question was born after a little story told me by one of my friends.
He is near to become Pro at the end of 2009 season, and actually is sponsored by Titleist. He received a D2 with a Matrix Xcon by Titleist, but he felt something strange immediatly at first ball. So, he make some tests in a fitting lab comparing many shafts, and finally Matrix by Titleist appear to be a regular!
He ask Titleist and they said that under license of Matrix they produce this shaft in China...

So I tought that also my Matrix by TM has a similar story and you confirm.

FWIW, the torque for the Titleist Xcon-5 and Xcon-6 is 4.5* and 3.9*, respectively, versus 3.1* for the TM Xcon-5.5 Stiff shaft.

http://www.titleist....ult.asp?Filter=




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