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#1 eardna2

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:08 PM

I'm looking to get a new shaft to build a 47 to 48 inch driver. I'm having trouble finding a shaft that's not for swing speeds over 100mph. My swing speed is about 93mph and I don't want something overly stiff. Right now I'm playing a voodoo shaft stiff  and like the feel but I'd like to give a longer driver a try. Any suggestions on a shaft that is 47 to 48 inches thats not specific to long drive champion swing speeds. Thanks for any help you could give.


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:09 AM

The reason you seldom find a shaft that isn't long drive specific longer than 46 inches is because pretty much no one would choose to play a shaft that long for anything else.  They are just harder to control.  There's a reason the tour guys average somewhere closer to 44 and a half.  

That said a 46 inch shaft may play longer when installed, especially it you put it in an adjustable hosel.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:39 AM

Most people can't swing a long driver faster than a regular driver.  Every individual has a point of diminishing return.  It doesn't go faster simply because it's longer unless the swinger has the strength required.  At 93 mph, you must not have much or any release of the club through the ball.  It would probably be fun to play around with though.  You can buy a cheap shaft on Ebay to play with without spending much money at all.  Buy one step stiffer than you normally play, use the full 46" length, and even put an extension in it to get to a full 48".  I carry one all the time and use it on wide open fairways of which my home course has several.



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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:44 AM

Just wait six months or so.  TM will be releasing their next Burner driver with a 47 inch shaft.
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Adams Super XTD Ti 14.5* Wood Fubuki AX
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Titleist Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
TM xFT Wedges, 56* and 60*




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