Thank you both for your response.
Just so you know the type of player I am and why I'm asking, I am a +11 handi, trying to break single digits this year. I revamped my entire set and was fitted from Driver through Putter. I started buying better equipment and am at the point I finally feel the difference. I'm in love with my irons (Mizuno JPX 800 Pro, KBS Tour shafts, X-Flex soft stepped 1x). My wedges are all Vokey's. I put the matching KBS shaft on my 50 degree gap. My 56 is bent 1 degree strong with a stiff KBS Tour. I wanted a softer feel. And my 60 has the stock Vokey shaft since I rarely take full swings with that club.
Based on all my fitting numbers, I bought an Adams 9.5 degree Speedline Fast 12 LS (stiff flex), with the stock Fubuki Alpha. I was not a fan of the club even though my numbers were better in the fitting than my Titlest 910 D2 with the Aldila RIP Alpha 60 shaft (10.5, set up neutral). I eventually traded it back and got the Garmin S3 watch and put my old 910 D2 in the bag.
I've been taking lessons again to break the 10 barrier and have gained 15 yards on my driver. My swing speed varies between 102-105 mph. My normal distance is 250ish and my good hits go 270ish (a little less). I'm not lying, this is my realistic assessment of my game. I guess I’m not the normal 300+ hitter on these boards…don’t mean to poke fun, but let’s face it, a lot of people think they can beat Tiger on these boards
As far as my fairway woods (where my main problem is), I play a 3 & 5 wood. I was fitted into the Adams XTD. The toe weight broke and fell out on the 3. Apparently this is an issue with the 1st generation of heads. They fitted me with the Rombax shaft I spoke about. I never really fell in love with the club unless I hit it dead center. When I did that, the ball went almost as far as my driver. But, I'm an 11 handi, I'm still inconsistent with my contact. I've shot two rounds in the high 70's this year (after having only one 79 more than three years ago). At times, I've looked like a 25 handi and shot a few mid 90's. Others I looked like I would achieve my goal sooner rather than later.
The problem, I love the RBZ head and the forgiveness it has. I know that is a higher spin, high launch head, and might not be for me anymore. But there is something about that head that gives me confidence off the tee and deck. I may give up 10 yards or more because I launch too high and spin the ball more than the XTD. Unfortunately they are glued heads so I can't try out different shaft combos on them. I don't like the stock shaft at all (X-Con5), and the TP stock just seems too off for my swing (Rul 70 shaft). The X-Con7 should be more for me but only comes with the smaller tour head. That should be more forgiving than the XTD head but I’m set on the regular head right now.
Bottom line, I'm looking for a low spin, low launch shaft to counter balance the higher spin, high launch head. I know I can't have everything, forgiving head and low spin. They generally counter each other. If you have a reco it would be greatly appreciated.
Right now, I think I'm just sticking that Rombax in the regular RBZ and hoping for the best. With a lot of luck it works out for me and I don't need to buy another 3 wood otherwise next year I'll go through the top of the bag fitting somewhere else and see what they can do. Chances are I will buy the new 913 D2 when they become available and get fitted for the right shaft. Or whatever TaylorMade's new version of the R11S will be. I'm very picky with my woods as you can see. I like the forgiveness but not the ballooning effect of the higher spin, high launch heads.
Can a different shaft counter balance the effect?
By the way, in my high handicap days I've always been a TaylorMade fan and have played each years Burner models since 07 or 08, my 1st fairways were the V-Steels).
Thank you again for your responses and if you have any other advice / shaft reco's.