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5i DG SL shaft snapped off


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#1 borker

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

Was a little nippy out at the evening range session (55 degrees). Hitting off mats (and working on hitting down a bit more). The True Temper DG SL X100 shaft on my 5i snapped in half right under the ferrule where the hosel starts. Sort of embarrassing. Had the head go flying into the range and luckily I was able to find it in the dark after they closed.

So now how do get that shaft piece out of the hosel easily? I can pull heads with heat and having the shaft as a solid place to grip as I pull the heads off, but I can BARELY grab a piece of the broken shaft sticking out of the hosel with pliers.

Searching around it appears this may be the fault of the SL shaft and has happened to others, being a thinner/lighter shaft. Now I fear these shafts doing it while actually on the course.

Edited by borker, 21 November 2012 - 09:03 AM.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

You are right,SL'S are thin walled and could break when hitting off mats.

You need a vise,rubber vise pads or a rubber shaft clamp, an easy out and a heat gun or torch.
Drill out any epoxy , apply heat, insert your easy out by tapping it in and twist the shaft out.

Come back if you have any ?'s about installing a new shaft.




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