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#1 Philipxhuff

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

Like a lot of people on here I'd like my shafts aligned but don't want to pay. Here's what I do. Go to ace hardware and buy 2 bearing with a big enough inside diameter to fit the butt of the shaft in and another for the tip of the shaft. Then check the plumbing isle for a pipe that those bearing fit in pretty close. Posted Image
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Put the pipe in a vise, set the bearings in there, Aline my shafts and return everything to ace hardware in less than an hour and get my money back. I know ill get crap about returning the stuff but whatever lol. If you want to keep everything it's 50$.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

What an azz.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

I like where you're going here but why not just hang out at the range until someone with nice clubs leaves their bag unattended. No guarantee they'll be spine aligned of course but hey, it's still a win/win.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

dumb question but how do u align them like that and how do know theyre aligned? i thought the clubmakers spun them in this machine?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

whats wrong with returning them and getting ur money back. its not like the bearings are now used and cant be resold again. doesnt harm no1.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

View PostFEWO, on 20 November 2012 - 12:04 PM, said:

whats wrong with returning them and getting ur money back. its not like the bearings are now used and cant be resold again. doesnt harm no1.

Competing with the OP for "Stupidest comment in a thread" award for November?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

Just keep the stuff dude, it's not that expensive...

That aside, I have used this same method before and it works very well.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

View PostFEWO, on 20 November 2012 - 12:02 PM, said:

dumb question but how do u align them like that and how do know theyre aligned? i thought the clubmakers spun them in this machine?
Thats what I would like to know. No point in trying to do this yourself if you don't know what to look for or how to do it.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

How about  returning your free GOLF WRX membership?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

View PostFEWO, on 20 November 2012 - 12:04 PM, said:

whats wrong with returning them and getting ur money back. its not like the bearings are now used and cant be resold again. doesnt harm no1.

Thank you!;) and NBP** I guess I should have said instead of spine


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

View PostPhilipxhuff, on 20 November 2012 - 12:16 PM, said:

View PostFEWO, on 20 November 2012 - 12:04 PM, said:

whats wrong with returning them and getting ur money back. its not like the bearings are now used and cant be resold again. doesnt harm no1.

Thank you! ;) and NBP** I guess I should have said instead of spine

You steal services, you have no spine.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

View PostOUZO Power, on 20 November 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

View PostFEWO, on 20 November 2012 - 12:02 PM, said:

dumb question but how do u align them like that and how do know theyre aligned? i thought the clubmakers spun them in this machine?
Thats what I would like to know. No point in trying to do this yourself if you don't know what to look for or how to do it.

It's about the oscillating action(s).

That'll be $50.00

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

There's videos on YouTube. If you put a shaft in there and put some pressure on it you'll find the nbp easy. That set I did every shaft went straight to it except one shaft had two point and one was noticably more stable so I picked it

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

i built one of those a while back.  Works very well, but I really saw no benefit from having the shafts aligned.

For those asking, every shaft has a spine that causes it to bend differently depending on the direction of force.  When you put the shaft in this device and pull down on it, it flips itself into the same position every time.  You mark the shaft on this plane (called the neutral bend point), then you can either install it with the NBP directly pointing towards or away from the target (depending on which school of thought you subscribe to) and in theory the club will bend on the correct plane when swinging it.  Essentially you're telling the shaft to behave properly by overcoming the limitations of manufacturing.  In theory, if it's not spined, you could not have perfect bend.  Graphite shafts even have multiple spines.

It's a debatable thing, especially considering it requires that your swing is the exact same every time.  Some guys swear by it, while others like myself really saw nothing from it.

I don't understand the thought behind returning everything though.  How would you like it if someone bought a club off of you, used it for a round, cleaned it up, then returned it for a full refund.  Hopefully you end up in a field where you realize the error of your ways.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

Harsh!!! It was ace hardware lol. I was back in 30 min


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

View PostPhilipxhuff, on 20 November 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:

Harsh!!! It was ace hardware lol. I was back in 30 min

Be gone, thief. You've  made it so that if you try to buy anything off BST, nobody will trust you, period, end of story. Shows you have absolutely no character, morals or ethics in the least.

Sucks to be you.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

You mention graphite shafts have multiple spines. Is that for all graphite shafts? In that case if there are multiple spines is it worth the effort of getting it spine aligned for your driver and woods?

Also if you have a stiff iron shaft. I play PX6.5 flighted. Should I even bother?

BTW I wouldn't attempt this myself and return the parts. lol I would get it proffesionally done.

But is it worth it in my case? Or can I save that money for another new toy?
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

View PostPhilipxhuff, on 20 November 2012 - 12:16 PM, said:

View PostFEWO, on 20 November 2012 - 12:04 PM, said:

whats wrong with returning them and getting ur money back. its not like the bearings are now used and cant be resold again. doesnt harm no1.

Thank you! ;) and NBP** I guess I should have said instead of spine

That system in NO WAY finds NBP ... it will likely identify residual bend.

& you should be ashamed of yourself ... nothing like advertising in public, that you're a thief.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

Philipxhuff - star of TLC's new series "Extreme Cheapskates."  lol

Or you could just buy one of these for $30:

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1e74937fbd

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

View Posthoganfan924, on 20 November 2012 - 01:10 PM, said:

Philipxhuff - star of TLC's new series "Extreme Cheapskates."  lol

Or you could just buy one of these for $30:

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1e74937fbd

Don't feed the animals ... that Seller offers a 30 Day, Money Back Guaranty.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

FREE TOOLS - PART 2

Here's what you do. Go down to Ace Hardware and buy a crow bar, bolt cutters, flashlight and a ski mask. :ninja:

Edited by SurfinTurf, 20 November 2012 - 01:28 PM.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Put the pipe in a vise, set the bearings in there, Aline my shafts and return everything to ace hardware in less than an hour and get my money back. I know ill get crap about returning the stuff but whatever lol. If you want to keep everything it's 50$.


I missed this part! Yes, you deserve the crap!

For those that do not think it's worth using this tool to spine shafts, I suggest marking the spined shaft and placing it on a deflection board. Take two readings with the mark in two different places.You will find that the shaft measures two different stiffnesses!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

So you rent the items from your local Ace Hardware and they get no restocking fee? And you do this multiple times? Not only are your actions deplorable, but the staff at your local Ace Hardware are oblivious to what they're allowing you to do. Wow...

Welcome to the blocked list for buyers/sellers. I'd hate to ship you a club and you not like it after using it and sending it back demanding a refund.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

View PostArnie, on 20 November 2012 - 02:19 PM, said:

Put the pipe in a vise, set the bearings in there, Aline my shafts and return everything to ace hardware in less than an hour and get my money back. I know ill get crap about returning the stuff but whatever lol. If you want to keep everything it's 50$.


I missed this part! Yes, you deserve the crap!

For those that do not think it's worth using this tool to spine shafts, I suggest marking the spined shaft and placing it on a deflection board. Take two readings with the mark in two different places.You will find that the shaft measures two different stiffnesses!

It's static and hardly of any value, according to most professional fitters and clubmakers.   I wouldn't even know where to find a deflection board ... an antique shop, perhaps?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

3 bearings and a pvc t joint cost you $50?  That's the second dumbest thing about your post.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

My 2nd time for this exact post tonight.....

DOOSH BAG!




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