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Downsides to Butt Trimming Steel Iron Shafts?

post #1 of 9
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Howdy. Hoping for some help from some folks who know these things.

I'm smitten with the Mizuno MP-62's and went through a fitting that called for Rifle Flighted or Project X 6.5's built +.5" over. Standard lofts and lies.

I'm looking at a set online at a great price that have Rifle Flighted 6.5's, but the shafts are built +1.5". My question is, just how badly would I screw these clubs up by trimming an inch off the butt? I'm comfortable swinging anything up to an x100, but I guess I'm concerned about making them feel too boardy.

Am I over thinking this, or is it stupid to cut a full inch off and expect decent performance?

Thanks for any help.
post #2 of 9

Re: Downsides to Butt Trimming Steel Iron Shafts?

it shouldnt mess with performance at all. if you cut an inch off the tip of the shaft then it would play a lot stiffer, but cutting it off the butt is only going to affect the length, not how the shafts play

im pretty sure anyway!
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Re: Downsides to Butt Trimming Steel Iron Shafts?

Originally Posted by McIlroy_man View Post
it shouldnt mess with performance at all. if you cut an inch off the tip of the shaft then it would play a lot stiffer, but cutting it off the butt is only going to affect the length, not how the shafts play

im pretty sure anyway!
Correct. The only thing that would be different is that it would be cut to your specs, which is what you want. But I would measure total length of the club and cut it to the inch your fitter said and not just cut an inch off ASSUMING that they were cut correctly at 1.5'' the first time. Also, when you cut (measuring total length), besure to cut an additional 1/8 inch off because the grip cap will add 1/8'' extra.
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Re: Downsides to Butt Trimming Steel Iron Shafts?

Originally Posted by iammpspeer View Post
Correct. The only thing that would be different is that it would be cut to your specs, which is what you want. But I would measure total length of the club and cut it to the inch your fitter said and not just cut an inch off ASSUMING that they were cut correctly at 1.5'' the first time. Also, when you cut (measuring total length), besure to cut an additional 1/8 inch off because the grip cap will add 1/8'' extra.
Thanks for reminding me to check them to my specs and not just standard.

Do you guys have any thoughts on the differences between the Project X's and the Rifle Flighted? I like that the Rifle Flighted's have somewhat progressive kickpoints, but am a little concerned that a Flighted 6.5 might not be as stiff as a Project X 6.5.

Sorry if that question should go in a separate thread.
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Re: Downsides to Butt Trimming Steel Iron Shafts?

Originally Posted by dembo34 View Post
Thanks for reminding me to check them to my specs and not just standard.

Do you guys have any thoughts on the differences between the Project X's and the Rifle Flighted? I like that the Rifle Flighted's have somewhat progressive kickpoints, but am a little concerned that a Flighted 6.5 might not be as stiff as a Project X 6.5.

Sorry if that question should go in a separate thread.
The difference between the Project X 6.5's and the Project X 6.5 flighted is the kick point, not the flex. The flighted is just designed so your short irons will not go super high and your long irons will not go super low. The flex should feel the same. They have it all on their website. As for the Rifle flighted, I assume it is the same concept.
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Re: Downsides to Butt Trimming Steel Iron Shafts?

Originally Posted by dembo34 View Post
... My question is, just how badly would I screw these clubs up by trimming an inch off the butt?
As others have said, cutting the shaft will increase the stiffness somewhat. Also, a shorter shaft means the swingweight will decrease. Check out Ralph Maltby's site for details:
http://www.ralphmaltby.com/forum/art...ge=17#number12

One inch is quite a bit to cut. If you have $$, you might consider buying a new set made to your specs; could be less hassle overall.
post #7 of 9

Re: Downsides to Butt Trimming Steel Iron Shafts?

They're .355t butt trim only, trim away.
post #8 of 9

Re: Downsides to Butt Trimming Steel Iron Shafts?

Originally Posted by LBlack14 View Post
They're .355t butt trim only, trim away.
+1 .
post #9 of 9

Re: Downsides to Butt Trimming Steel Iron Shafts?

I agree with those that said you should be fine cutting a shaft that is 1.5 over to just .5 over. If they were made properly to begin with it shouldn't be a problem. I have never done it myself, just going off of things I have seen and read about.

Originally Posted by dembo34 View Post
Do you guys have any thoughts on the differences between the Project X's and the Rifle Flighted? I like that the Rifle Flighted's have somewhat progressive kickpoints, but am a little concerned that a Flighted 6.5 might not be as stiff as a Project X 6.5.
If the shaft is a Rifle Flighted 6.5 and NOT a Project X Flighted 6.5, you will see a difference. The Rifle Flighted shaft is completely different than the Project X. A friend has Rifle flighted shafts in the 6.0 flex that I have hit many times, and I have hit PX 6.0 and 6.5, there is no comparison. The PX shafts are much stiffer. The difference between PX regular and PX flighted will be minimal and more of a personal preference type of thing. The stiffness should be pretty close to the same, they will just have a slightly different feel and ball trajectory.
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