Originally Posted by TaylorMadeTaylor
Thanks guys, went and hit the RIP yesterday and really liked it. Hit it on the sim and not a launch monitor but the ballflight looked to be good, penetrating flight and lots of roll. But, this shaft is stiff! Tried the 70S and it feels and plays like an X.
Anyway, can't get a hold of an hd6 to demo anywhere! Asked GG and all sorts of pro shops and stores but nothing.
Really, you found it to be stiff as an X? Just out of curiosity, what's your swing speed. When I demo'd it I felt that it was a whippy stiff. I do have some good clubhead speed though, I didn't try it in an X, I only tried the Diamana Ahina and Project X in x-stiff, ended up with the Ahina X, which I never wanted to get an X, but for some reason it got my launch angles up and still kept consistent spin.
On that note, does anyone know why an X would produce a higher ball flight? I swing consistently from 110+, and I always thought that an X stiff would be more difficult to get up. I asked the guy there and he said "it just does sometimes", this partly being the reason I have a hard time trusting any fitter who is not PGA certified. It baffled me, I really did not want to get an X, but it worked, and now I hit the son of a gun a mile!