Shortening a Driver Shaft
Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:11 AM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:34 AM
Edited by Donly, 18 December 2010 - 09:02 AM.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:18 AM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:35 AM
With regard to the tape. How would I know what is needed on each end? An d where does one find that sort of tape?
Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:52 AM
The HD6 is a good shaft, but depending on your swingspeed and how you load the shaft, it could be a bit weak for you. It's recommended range is 97-102 mph, therefore you could be a little over. High draws usually indicate a more flexible shaft. If you want to bring the ballflight down, consider tipping the shaft you already have, or go for something with a stronger flex. Like the HD6 strong for example.
Edited by jaskanski, 18 December 2010 - 09:53 AM.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:04 AM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:13 AM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:20 PM
By far the cheapest experiment is to cut an inch from the butt (yes it will be stiffer and the swing weight will drop to near a C8).
If the swing weight number is important to you the try a Winn Lite (26g) , and you will be right back near where you started.
Or usa a regular grip and add 12g's of headweight, your flex will return to it's original state with the same D4..
Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:06 AM
As an alternative, if you start off with an uncut shaft and wanted a standard stiff shaft that was at a 44.5 inch total driver length, what does a club builder do? Do they cut some off of each end or are some shafts just made shorter?
Sorry if these questions are dumb, but I've been an off the rack guy forever and was thinking about making some changes, as my entire bag is pretty solid and I'm tired of playing in the woods. In the old days of shorter drivers, I did not have near the problems I've had the last couple of years.
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