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Golf Shafts 5 years 10 months ago #94260

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Just wondering if someone can give me more insight in on some 3 sets of golf shafts and what to expect from each one.
True Temper S300, KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff and KBS Tour S+. Those are the 3, would like to know kind of a flight, spin and a little bit of a difference as to what to expect b/w each one! Thanks for anyone with any knowledge!
Driver: Callaway X2Hot
FW Wood: Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver
Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot Pro 18*
Irons: Cobra Bio Cell + 3-GW
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Golf Shafts 5 years 10 months ago #94359

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I have no experience with the C-Taper light. But it is basically the common mans C-taper. The problem with the c-taper is how stiff and heavy they are and was always recommended as being soft stepped by KBS. Now they have the C-taper to lower weight and get a more mid launch most people need.

Not a fan of the S300. Just not my bag. So anything I say about them would be biased.
The KBS Tour is a good shaft that I like. I always got good flight and feel from them.

All three really depend on your swings and needs. whats the void you are looking to fill with new shafts?
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Golf Shafts 5 years 10 months ago #94362

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I actually like the S300 shafts but like the DG pro versions much better. I also have used the normal C-Taper shafts in a number of clubs I have tested. The difference between those and the Lite version is obviously weight but the Lite is for a higher ball flight. The KBS Tour are also a great choice. I see them being similar to the S300.

The C-Taper Lite will give you softer landings and higher ball flight. The S300 and KBS Tour will give you a more mid trajectory.
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Like Corey, I also like the S300 and actually use them on my irons. I tend to have a very high ball flight and they have helped me maintain lower trajectories and add some distance. They seemed to be a bit heavier though and I actually have them in a regular vs stiff flex like the rest of my clubs. For me, they fit great though and give me a solid ball flight.
Driver - R9 Stiff 8.5 (Thanks Corey)
Hybrid - Taylormade Rbz Stage 2 Stiff
Irons - Cobra Amp 4-9
Wedges - Scor 43, 47, 51, 55, 59
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Golf Shafts 5 years 9 months ago #94438

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jmcelroy wrote:
I have no experience with the C-Taper light. But it is basically the common mans C-taper. The problem with the c-taper is how stiff and heavy they are and was always recommended as being soft stepped by KBS. Now they have the C-taper to lower weight and get a more mid launch most people need.

Not a fan of the S300. Just not my bag. So anything I say about them would be biased.
The KBS Tour is a good shaft that I like. I always got good flight and feel from them.

All three really depend on your swings and needs. whats the void you are looking to fill with new shafts?

Well I guess the biggest thing is maximizing distance without to many issues, I know if a shaft ends up being to heavy and stiff it can come at a distance loss, but if it ends up to light you could hit them to high and lose distance as well. I never have an issue with having a high enough ball flight, just have a set of C Taper Lites laying around and trying to decide if I went to them that the ball flight would be to high and cost me distance or would I possibly be able to keep same kind of trajectory as the S300 that are in the Bio Cell + and gain a little extra distance from the lighter shaft.
Driver: Callaway X2Hot
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Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot Pro 18*
Irons: Cobra Bio Cell + 3-GW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX 2.0 60*
Putter: Bettinardi QB6
Ball: Srixon Z-Star
Grips: Black Widow - Tour Silk II
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Howdy, long time no talk. I went through an extremely thorough fitting for my irons about a month ago and it was surprising. I have been in stiff shafts for years and I'm not getting younger or stronger.....but I was put in to the KBS Tour V X-flex, 120 gm shafts. Those are quite a bit heavier than what I had been using, but my dispersion went from 24 yards on 15 shots to 7 yards on 15 shots. Swingweight also went up 2 points with the KBS which I thought was going to eventually hurt my distance, but it has had the opposite effect. I am actually hitting them straighter, LONGER and higher. If somebody had told me to try the KBS in X flex, I never would have done it because I wouldn't have believed it, but I'm damn glad I listened to the clubfitter. This was not a fitter at a golf superstore, but a guy who makes his living at it. Long story short: I think it's worth the money to get a thorough fitting and listen to their guidance. I won't buy another shaft for any club without doing this process again.
Driver: Callaway Rogue, UST V5 shaft
Fairway: Titleist 915f 15 degree
Hybrid: Titleist 915
Irons: Ping i200
Wedges: Vokey 56* PXG 60*
Putter: EVNRoll ER9
Ball: Snell My Tour Ball
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