• Announcements

    • iacas

      Create a Signature!   02/05/2016

      Everyone, go here and edit your signature this week: http://thesandtrap.com/settings/signature/.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
lhshurdl3r

Wilson Staff Iron Shaft Flexes

14 posts in this topic

I've noticed a lot of the Wilson Staff irons come with "Uniflex" shafts... Is this a happy-medium between Regular and Stiff flex?

I've been searching for a set of new Ci7's but it's tough to find them in Stiff flex.

Thanks
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

I've noticed a lot of the Wilson Staff irons come with "Uniflex" shafts... Is this a happy-medium between Regular and Stiff flex?

Medium, yes. Happy, well that is up to you. I am a borderline guy that is now playing regular flex irons. I hit the callaway uniflex and didn't mind the shaft.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks. I've played stiff shafts in all of my clubs for the past few years... but recently my transition has been less aggressive to work on my control and ball striking. I'm a bit hesitant to order a Uniflex, so I might just hold on until I can find a Stiff set somewhere.

These online shops are weird with pricing.. some sites offer them for $199, others $299... then you have guys on Ebay selling used sets for $275 lol
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've noticed a lot of the Wilson Staff irons come with "Uniflex" shafts... Is this a happy-medium between Regular and Stiff flex?

The wilson ultra lite steel shafts in uniflex will play soft if you prefer a stiff shaft they are like a mid dynalite r/s higher launch softer tip. The callaway uniflex was either a rifle or Dynamic gold depending on the iron with a single hard step. So a heavier shaft in the callaway versus a lighter shaft in the wilson.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have 2 sets of WS irons, the Ci7s in a stiff TX-105 steel, and the Di9s with uniflex TX-99 steel (the weights being 105g and 99g respectively). Though I could get away with stiff flex, I tend to play regular flex shafts for a bit more kick. To be honest, the stiff TX-105 in the Ci7 is a bit too stiff for me, which is one reason I stopped playing them. If OP was a lefty, I could sell you my set (very lightly used). The TX-105 are definitely not a whimpy stiff flex. The uniflex shafts in my Di9s (technically fat shafts) are great for me--definitely a nice happy medium, not too stiff, not too whippy (and I like the 99g weight--I don't need a real heavy shaft).

So while you still may require a stiff shaft, the uniflex could work for you, but obviously you'd need to try it out for yourself. And I am not sure what the specific uniflex shaft is in the Ci7s, since the Ci7s were only offered stock with the TX-105 shafts, regular or stiff, at least initially.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I swing easy so I am fine with the Uniflex that came in mine. I was expecting R, but apparently Wilson made a change late in the Ci7's lifecycle away from the TX shaft to the Uniflex shaft.

I only have a SW with the S-flex TX shaft, so it is kind of hard to gauge, but it doesn't feel that much different than the other shafts to me. My guess is they're kind of a "firm" flex, between reg and stiff.

edit: I paid $199 for 4-GW around Christmas 09, and another $30ish for the SW. Definitely don't pay $300! They're nice clubs IMO but they're easily had for $200 new.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies everybody. I don't swing too hard anymore so the Uniflex may work for me. I just put a bid on a set of Mizuno MP-60's which end in about 20minutes, if I don't win them I'm going to search for a set of Ci7's and give the Uniflex shafts a shot.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

$230 plus shipping for the Mp-60's. Pretty darn good deal considering every other auction I saw on Ebay going for at least $260. They should be here on Monday (according to FedEx) so I'll definitely be hitting the range with them and probably taking them out for 9 hole after :) Pretty excited!
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

$230 plus shipping for the Mp-60's. Pretty darn good deal considering every other auction I saw on Ebay going for at least $260. They should be here on Monday (according to FedEx) so I'll definitely be hitting the range with them and probably taking them out for 9 hole after :) Pretty excited!

New? That seems too good to be true.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New? That seems too good to be true.

Nah they're used. 8.5/10 condition.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nah they're used. 8.5/10 condition.

Solid deal then, congrats. There is currently a MP60/MP33 mixed set for >$200 that seems like a good deal, too.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Solid deal then, congrats. There is currently a MP60/MP33 mixed set for >$200 that seems like a good deal, too.

Totally different beast than the mild ci7's

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Totally different beast than the mild ci7's

Yeah definitely not for me. But the OP is a 12.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • How do I organize a charity tournament to be a raging success?
      26 and a stroke? Holy smokes. Very sorry to hear that.  I have no idea how to organize a tournament but I have played in my share. The best ones are scrambles where you can organize your own team. The outcome has rarely ever mattered to us as long as we were well fed. Find a local restaurant (usually a bbq place) that wants to help you out and give a discount for advertising and spend your money there. Everyone will love to come for a good meal. Some nice prizes and maybe a raffle with some local companies offering you something if you are able to convince them it is worth it to give something to the cause.  Another thing I have seen work well is a silent auction at the end with donated items. I donated airline miles of which I have tons and 100,000 miles went for $205. Free gift for me and the cause got $205. 
    • How to eliminate blowup holes
      Haha - I get a couple of reputation points for a post and then go and have a blow up hole. Good drive, left myself 145 in down hill (8i), aimed #deadcenter, pulled 2 shots 25 yards left out of bounds, made 9 (+5) in a 9 hole round of (+11). A better way to avoid blow up holes - play stableford!
    • Donald Trump for president?
      Come on now, that's a bit uncalled for in Bernies case.  His political ideals might be way left, but he is at least honest and virtuous.
    • Jack or Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?
      I'll have to examine your other post closer. That's a good point to consider about the expansion to Continental Europe. Largely explains the poor showing of UK & Ireland in the 60's with many top tier European players not eligible. But considering the 200 million U.S. population base to 63 million in the U.K. & Ireland at the time, the latter did surprisingly well if population base was all that matters. IMO an established competitive golfing culture matters in producing elite players too. Those same European players excluded from Ryder Cup were always eligible for the Majors. The Ryder Cup is also a limited field event. It concentrates the 12 top players of the European Tour. From what I've read, depth of field is still stronger for the 'typical' PGA event, though some non-major Euro events are now stronger than some of the 'minor' PGA events. That is a significant change in Euro competitiveness from the 60's. To some extent that 30% drop sounds like it could be due to simply more international players occupying slots in the fields. If the period you mention covers when majors started to use OWGR for automatic qualification that has some not insignificant inherent issues in terms of strength of field. Having a guaranteed start rather than having to qualify would certainly make for an easier decision to travel to the event. But I'm not arguing against the policy decision facilitating international competition with a little points boost just trying to point out that field strength may not have been as weak in Jack's day as you seem to think. Compared to his peers, which is really the only thing I think you can do without speculative nuance I agree there's no question he's the best golfer. I'm really just arguing that standouts of their caliber (so many more wins so many more majors) than typical players among already elite fields are so rare, that I expect they both represent near the achievable human pinnacle in golf talent, which I don't think really differs within a few generations. The nuances of comparison across eras is interesting to me so I'll debate relative points, but I'm against arguments undervaluing Jack's achievements against 'weak fields'. They both faced very stiff competition.   I'm not dissing Jack. I think his achievements are amazing. I also think the same of Tiger's record. IMO winning percentage per start in the Majors is a very significant stat and Tiger has that in his favor (they are both top 10 and within ~ 2% of each other's number). That number is not the official one for Jack though, I truncated his Major starts to end at age 47, which I think is a reasonable cutoff for competitiveness. If Tiger competes as long as Jack did his major win % (up to age 47) might stay about the same, increase, or decrease (more likely), but he certainly won't match the 18 Majors if he doesn't get like 22+ more major starts between now and age 47.
    • Wedges, Bounce, and Ground Conditions
      Typically more bounce (or a "healthy" amount of bounce) helps in any condition.  
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. glinks
      glinks
      (43 years old)
  • Blog Entries