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Golf Shafts 5 years 10 months ago #94440

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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.

Welcome back and great info. We always preach to get fitted, it really is so important to our individual swings.

Golf Shafts 5 years 10 months ago #94443

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tmvds wrote:
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.

Welcome back and great info. We always preach to get fitted, it really is so important to our individual swings.
thanks! I was educated by the fitter quite a bit. Most of us buy shafts based only on swing speed, which I had always done too, but as he correctly pointed out to me, 2 guys who have the same swing speed might LOAD the shaft very differently and then it's apples and oranges with the same swing speed. An experienced fitter is going to watch for this, not just the numbers on the Flightscope/Trackman, although those numbers are important too. I only wish I had done this years ago...
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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Golf Shafts 5 years 10 months ago #94444

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tmvds wrote:
CoreyKasif wrote:
tmvds wrote:
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.

Welcome back and great info. We always preach to get fitted, it really is so important to our individual swings.
thanks! I was educated by the fitter quite a bit. Most of us buy shafts based only on swing speed, which I had always done too, but as he correctly pointed out to me, 2 guys who have the same swing speed might LOAD the shaft very differently and then it's apples and oranges with the same swing speed. An experienced fitter is going to watch for this, not just the numbers on the Flightscope/Trackman, although those numbers are important too. I only wish I had done this years ago...

Load is basically the force you create from the transition from your upswing to your downswing. Its important to find how the shaft flexes and kick points from this transition to have the right shaft kick, tip and flex.
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Those are all great points, I might just go see a professional fitter and see what I get fit into, worse comes to worse, I can get those shafts and then just sell of what I have left.
Driver: Callaway X2Hot
FW Wood: Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver
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
Cleats: Softspikes Cyclone