Re: Shaft Lenght Reduction-will i lose distanceDepends...
i have a 45" SQ and a 44" 905R.
Now the SQ is a flat out bomber, but i really never felt comfortable playing it tot he full lenght and it always just felt akward.. so i decided to dick around with my EPIC and chopped it an inch so that the 905 played 44. It really does help, seeing as it and my Sonartec 3 wood are now the same lenght and only 5 degrees apart haha. but its much more accurate, and i am actually starting to pick up some yardage vs the superquad because i feel witt he shorter shaft i am more in control, and can take a better rip at it each time. plus i can still lay back a schoche and lay one in the fairway about 250 with annoying consistency now. well, maybe not all that annoying =P
Overall, im very happy i did it, i will probboly never play a 45 inch again. Plus, 46 inches is a real long driver to begin with, plus when you put taht with a 49 gram shaft, CoughBurnerCough your gonna be pretty off. Atleast i was.
Jaybird, i gotta think about taht one.. If you tip a shaft, i know it will make it stiffer, but if you make anything shorter, wont it become more stiff? i mean, isnt that just basic physics?