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New and Improved Shaft Chart


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#721 Dcoop86

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 11:21 PM

View PostEHolm, on 23 December 2017 - 10:01 PM, said:

I tried both and went w the X7, on a track man it was slightly lower launch and apex. Spin was a touch lower but it was mainly feel that decided for me

Meaning the X7 felt better to you? Do mind describing the difference? And where did you have an opportunity to test them out?? I can't find anywhere that carries both for demo.


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 07:50 AM

sorry to ask but whats FCM and is the OP post the up to date one?

What do people see in this chart? not a critique just looking to understand more about shafts.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 08:09 AM

View PostPerseveringGolf, on 24 December 2017 - 07:50 AM, said:

sorry to ask but whats FCM and is the OP post the up to date one?

FCM stands for (originally) Brunswick (later Royal Precision) Frequency Coefficient Matching scale.   Think of it as a numerical alternative to the more traditional flex labels such as ladies, senior, regular, stiff, x-stiff  (sometimes referred to as LARSX).

View PostPerseveringGolf, on 24 December 2017 - 07:50 AM, said:

What do people see in this chart? not a critique just looking to understand more about shafts.

As many know, there is no standard for flex so people (mistakenly)  try to use this rating as a more uniform way to measure and compare 'flex' across different companies and different shaft models (which is the point of the table).   However, it's actually very poor way to do that since it's based on butt frequency - which is a very incomplete representation of the flex.   As with any other butt frequency matching - it's ONLY really useful in the context of matching shafts of the exact same model in a set.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:29 AM

would a club that is built 1/2" longer be the same as soft stepping?

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:18 AM

View Postfranklin15, on 12 January 2018 - 01:29 AM, said:

would a club that is built 1/2" longer be the same as soft stepping?

No.  not even remotely the same.   Might even be closer to hard stepping IF you reduced the head weight to swing weight the same as it was at the shorter length.


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