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Stiffest shaft you've ever seen/played


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#151 getitdaily

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:00 PM

The original graffalloy blue was a board. I couldn't get that shaft to load at all.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:35 PM

Stiffest shaft I’ve tried is the Aldila RIP Alpha 70x in my 910D2, That things a beast.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:50 AM

Another shout for the original Grafalloy Blue. Scaffolding pole.

Edited by thecraw, 13 November 2017 - 06:02 AM.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:38 AM

I never hit them but back in the day I used to make clubs for a Long Drive guy, used to mess with Penley and Harrison 4 and 5 X flex shafts..Put them in Bang heads.

As an aside, the longest shaft I have ever worked with is 8' (FEET!!) Back when Apollo shafts were made in England. Had a few specially made for a trick shot guy. That was fun.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:09 AM

View PostBigBod, on 13 November 2017 - 06:38 AM, said:

I never hit them but back in the day I used to make clubs for a Long Drive guy, used to mess with Penley and Harrison 4 and 5 X flex shafts..Put them in Bang heads.

As an aside, the longest shaft I have ever worked with is 8' (FEET!!) Back when Apollo shafts were made in England. Had a few specially made for a trick shot guy. That was fun.
Back when I was competing in LD was an Accuflex Assassin XXX, on a  Bang 5.5* head, best combo I have ever used.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:26 AM

1st shaft that comes to mind is a Penley Platinum XX that came in a Biggest Big Bertha proto 6 deg. Head.. i won this on a bet from... I think it was Bob Gilder and a callaway rep at the BC Open in like 2000.. Iactually gamed that for quite a while.

More recently i hit some guys 4 deg. Krank with a HOF Platinum in XXX... even at 48" it was tight.. it actually was insanely accurate too.. couldnt really get the launch up but i was one hopping the range with bullets...
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:45 PM

My unicorn Tour AD DI 10-TX is pretty stout in my 3 wood. it may or may not be tipped a bit as well :)
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:41 AM

View PostJCAG, on 12 November 2017 - 06:04 PM, said:

In graphite, the Aldila HM-50.

i got one for my mate and the supplier advised tipping an inch

lasted about 10 shots each

that was the s flex

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:04 AM

Only shaft I've ever played that I felt like I couldn't load worth a damn was the Speeder 7.2 Tour Spec X.

Sold it immediately after trying it out in a R1 I bought off the bay as an experiment.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:16 PM

Holy old thread!

Anyways, I slapped a ProjectX Blue HB6 with an inch of tipping into my 3 hybrid as an experiment. It lasted about one range session before I had him pull it.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:29 PM

Played with another lefty couple 3 years ago.  He had a 7.2 speeder x flex in a 3w with tipping to boot.  He asked if I wanted to swing it.  It was laughable.  I think it messed my swing up the entire round.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

Probably the stiffest shaft I've hit would be a Project X 10A2 that had been tipped somewhere between 2"-2.5", but I quite liked the way it felt. Stiff but not harsh, it just felt very tight. Kind of like I could 'point' where the ball would go.

I did briefly have a Matrix HD10 in X flex tipped 1" (the 'standard' recommended amount for a 3 wood) that felt horrible to me. I would occasionally hit it well, but it felt like I couldn't get it to load at all, and I had no idea where the ball was going.

I've hit a couple of XX Matrix shafts, but those models did not feel anywhere near as difficult to load as the HD10.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:54 PM

Matrix black tie hm3 105Xx I just picked up for my driving iron. Feels as close to a legit telephone pole as anything I’ve hit. And it’s perfect.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:20 PM

ProForce V2 X 96g in a 3 wood
Ping G400 9* Tensei Pro Orange 70 TX
Ping G30 14.5 Tensei Pro Orange 80 TX
Titelst TMB 4i Fujikura Pro 115i
Mizuno MP67 5-PW Fujikura Pro 115i X / Titleist 716 MB 3-PW Super Peening Blue X
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:55 PM

I own a Graphite Design prototype shaft made for Greg Norman.  It's a 3X and in pristine, unused condition

Taylormade M1 (2016 tour head) 9.9 degree Tensei Pro Orange 70g Stiff
Titleist 906F2 15 degree Fujikura Pro 73 Tour Spec stiff
Taylormade SLDR 2 Hybrid Graphite Design Tour AD DI-Hybrid 85 stiff
Ben Hogan '99 Apex Blades (3-PW) Nippon Modus Tour 120 stiff
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Titleist AP2 716 (3-PW) TT S-300 AMT
Miura 52* GW KBS Tour stiff
Scratch Golf LW Nippon Modus Tour 120 stiff
Byron Morgan Epic Day Long Pipe Copper plated
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