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I am looking into putting graphite shafts into a set of adams cmb that I got at a good buy my question is what shafts? I want a low trajectory ball flight. The shafts I am looking at are the aldila rip tour 115, ust prototype 110, or the fujikura pro i95 shafts. I swing my 6 iron around 88-91 and my driver hovers around 100 sometimes more or less. Currently playino c taper shaft s+ I really like these just thinking of tinkering with a second set and trying graphite. Looking for something very similar to c taper.would soft stepping be recommended I have read this a lot.
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Welcome to the site @Jew2920 .  Your swing speed is pretty fast for graphite.  I swing my 6 iron about 80 and my fitter thought graphite was too light for me.

That being said, I have tried the Aldila RIP in a driver and it is a nice shaft.

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The Aerotech SteelFibers would be worth checking out.  It's technically not a graphite shaft (they are carbon fiber), but it has some of the same benefits and will handle any swing speed.  They tend to play a little stiffer than they are rated, so be aware of that.  In terms of feel and performance they are definitely a good option.

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Aldila make a line called the Proto "By You". They are sold as hybrid shafts at 42" blank and are .370. They are mid bend with 1.4 degrees torque in the 90g series. I want to hit them because thats basically the specs on kbs tour.
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Aldila make a line called the Proto "By You". They are sold as hybrid shafts at 42" blank and are .370. They are mid bend with 1.4 degrees torque in the 90g series. I want to hit them because thats basically the specs on kbs tour.

I play that shaft in my hybrids, and it's a great shaft, but one thing to keep in mind is that they recommend trimming those shafts from the butt only.  Typically parallel tip iron shafts are tipped in 1/2" increments.

http://www.aldila.com/custom-fitting/trimming/

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I know the descending iron weights would change things a lot. I would need a little figuring before I wasted money finding out things that wont work like a tip section that grows in O.D. and wont fit an iron head as a result. Its just easier to buy metal for irons as I really dont have a need for extra lenth or lighter shafts. I am just curious.
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I play my c tapers soft stepped, I tried them straight in and they required a lot more loading to feel right. Though I can handle most x flexes in all my clubs, the c tapers play about half a flex stiff compared to dynamic gold. The X100 is about the same for me as the soft stepped C taper. My swing speed is higher than yours though, so there's a half to full flex difference I would imagine.

If you go with the aldila RIP, I play it in 2 of my low lofted hybrids but the iron shaft itself I haven't tried. The X in the Rip alpha hybrid plays similar to my soft stepped X stiff C tapers which are the same as the S+ straight in. Launch and spin were both similar, and control was solid. So I would recommend you soft step your irons and maybe play a tipped S flex if you try the RIP alpha to match that.

Other than that, it might be worth considering adding like 2 hybrids. If graphite would benefit you, then it's likely it will help the long irons the most. I haven't tried any of the graphite iron shafts, but honestly it won't cost nearly as much to try soft stepping first since you will probably only need to buy one shaft. It's not a difficult job to do yourself if you've done any clubmaking and don't want to spend the money. Hope that helps.

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