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Which shaft for a 910D2?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

 First let me tell you about me:   I am 14 years old, 5'4 118 lbs. I am now an 8.6 handicap. I hit driver average about 260-270 yards (at 5000 feet) and carry it about 250 yards.

 

Lately I have been demoing a 910D2 with 9.5 loft and Aldila RIP 60 stiff flex shaft. I have been hitting it very well with the spin and trajectory I want. The 9.5 loft suits me well because with it I have no problem getting the ball high when needed and keep it down when I want. This is the very first time I have hit stiff flex and too be completely honest, I can't tell that much of a difference except it seems more accurate. 

 

Well, I am wondering what you think about what shaft I would benefit from the most? When you tell me, keep in mind I am still growing and will grow a lot in the next 2 years so I don't want to get a regular flex shaft even if that is what suits me best for now.   I know almost nothing about shafts so I was asking for your help to tell me. here is a link to the available shafts for the titleist 910 driver, you need to scroll down and click on "Shaft & Grip":

 

http://www.titleist.com/golf-clubs/drivers/910D2.aspx  

 

There is a 9.5 in the pro shop with an Ahina shaft stiff but other than that I would have to wait for an order to come in. I would prefer the shaft that I would get most distance from even at a small cost of accuracy because I am fairly accurate with driver.

 

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 20

well we havent seen you hit a ball or have your launch and spin numbers with a specific shaft. I would suggest you go to the golf store and tell them to help fit you for a shaft in the head. Try all the stock options and find your best fit, The other shafts that arent stock options have hefty upcharges.

post #3 of 20

i have a 910. i weigh 150lbs, stand at 6,3" and use a daimana 'ilima 61 shaft. i have trouble getting the ball high into the air, so i got the shaft that gave me some help. i fly it about 260 and roll out to 275 when the fairways aren't soaking. I love the shaft i went with, its a great club shaft combo. i suggest it if you have some trouble with ball flight.

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

Well, I tried doing that and their launch moniter only picked up half of the shots and with every shaft i tried, even my own driver it said I was push cutting every shot and then I go to the range and I hit it on target with a slight draw most times.

 

And I don't have a problem controlling my ball flight so it goes about as high as i want it to for now.

 

 But based of what I told you, which shaft would probably be the best for me? My swing tempo is about medium-medium fast too if that matters. And remember I would be willing to sacrifice a little bit of accuracy for an extra 10 yards because I have to play tees farther back this year.

 

 

post #5 of 20


 

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Originally Posted by Backspinalot View Post

Well, I tried doing that and their launch moniter only picked up half of the shots and with every shaft i tried, even my own driver it said I was push cutting every shot and then I go to the range and I hit it on target with a slight draw most times.

 

And I don't have a problem controlling my ball flight so it goes about as high as i want it to for now.

 

 But based of what I told you, which shaft would probably be the best for me? My swing tempo is about medium-medium fast too if that matters. And remember I would be willing to sacrifice a little bit of accuracy for an extra 10 yards because I have to play tees farther back this year.

 

 



well since you are only 14 at 118 pounds I wouldnt get the ahina or the aldila RIP. Without trying them I think the best option would be the made for titleist kali stiff flex, not too low of a ball flight and not too high, you cant really go wrong

post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 

Ok, Thanks!

post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 

Just out of curiousity, how much farther do you think that shaft would go compared to the RIP for me and could I order it with like a 45.5 inch shaft and change the lie .75 degrees or can it just come with the 45"?

post #8 of 20

i dont really know about the size of the driver you should get. The golf store can better give you a fitting on this part. I had a RIP shaft in a demo driver for a few weeks. I could get the ball up with it but Im not sure if I had enough spin sometimes with it, also I didnt like how you couldnt feel the head when hitting the ball that much. Im not a weak guy by any means either. Really though, you should hit them first

post #9 of 20

I m playing 910D2  9.5 with Kai'li 70 Stiff with standard Length.

 

My SS is 103MPH , with this combo , i m hitting about 250Y carry and 25Y Roll at about 100ft Sea Level , Humidity 80 % RH .

 

I did tried the RIP 60 S  / Project X , but the  Kai'li give the best numbers in lunch angle 12~14 deg , 2600 rpm spin and the best feel .

 

It is a very good shaft .

 

I never a believer of a premium shaft , but the results shows.

 

It is further than my 905T 9.5 with Proforce V2 Stiff 65g Stiff and Snake Eyes Viper Tour 10 with Proforce V2 Stiff 57g.

 

Btw , i m 6' weight 170 lbs.


Edited by kevin.chan - 4/8/11 at 1:30am
post #10 of 20


 

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Originally Posted by kevin.chan View Post

I m playing 910D2  9.5 with Kai'li 70 Stiff with standard Length.

 

My SS is 103MPH , with this combo , i m hitting about 250Y carry and 25Y Roll at about 100ft Sea Level , Humidity 80 % RH .

 

I did tried the RIP 60 S  / Project X , but the  Kai'li give the best numbers in lunch angle 12~14 deg , 2600 rpm spin and the best feel .

 

It is a very good shaft .

 

I never a believer of a premium shaft , but the results shows.

 

It is further than my 905T 9.5 with Proforce V2 Stiff 65g Stiff and Snake Eyes Viper Tour 10 with Proforce V2 Stiff 57g.



are you using the made for ka'li or the 299.99 one? Its a hefty upcharge for the non made for, like 200 or something.

post #11 of 20

motteler621 

 

I use the Mitsubishi Diamana Kai'li , not the Made For Titleist , and with up-charge.

post #12 of 20
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motteler621 

 

I use the Mitsubishi Diamana Kai'li , not the Made For Titleist , and with up-charge.



really? how did you work that one out? Usually an upcharge, right

post #13 of 20
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motteler621

I use the Mitsubishi Diamana Kai'li , not the Made For Titleist , and with up-charge.



really? how did you work that one out? Usually an upcharge, right


I paid for the up-charge.
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 

yeah, my swing with my driver, well first of all, I play the ball like 2 inches up from my front foot and shift my weight but mostly rotate behind the ball which makes my launch angle in the 13-16 degree range with the RIP shaft but my spin is low with it and I probably could get a little more carry.

post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 

Any idea though how much farther a 910D2 w/ 9.5 loft, Kai'li 45" shaft stiff would go over a 909Dcomp w/ Diamana 65 regular for Titleist 44.25" 10.5 loft? Based off my launch angle (13-15.5), spin rate (roughly 1300-2200), CHS (101 mph) tempo (medium-medium fast) this is with 910D2 RIP shaft stiff and 9.5 loft

 

 

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Backspinalot View Post

Any idea though how much farther a 910D2 w/ 9.5 loft, Kai'li 45" shaft stiff would go over a 909Dcomp w/ Diamana 65 regular for Titleist 44.25" 10.5 loft? Based off my launch angle (13-15.5), spin rate (roughly 1300-2200), CHS (101 mph) tempo (medium-medium fast) this is with 910D2 RIP shaft stiff and 9.5 loft

 

 



we cant really predict how much farther you are going to hit it. I think it would be a good idea to get the stiff kali in the 910 tho, because for your swing speed you shouldnt be using a regular shafted driver. Your spin is too low with the RIP, go with the Kali. You will loose alot of distance with the RIP shaft, they will just fall to the ground at about 175-180 yards. You might not want to get a 45" driver for your height, I dont know much about sizing though. Talk to your golf shop about this, You will probably only have the 910 for 2 years or so and then you will be able to get a longer driver as you grow; no sense in buying a driver too long for you so you can grow into it in 2-3 years,

post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 

Nahh, the RIP shaft stayed up and carried a good 240 yards and got good roll but I am still going to get the Kali. IMO, I would rather lose 5 yards of carry to add 15 yards of roll though. And I want the 45" length because I have hit like 43" drivers and they go about 25 yards shorter than a 45" and I don't even gain much accuracy with the 43" over a 45". The extra distance will def. be worth it for me.

post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Backspinalot View Post

Nahh, the RIP shaft stayed up and carried a good 240 yards and got good roll but I am still going to get the Kali. IMO, I would rather lose 5 yards of carry to add 15 yards of roll though. And I want the 45" length because I have hit like 43" drivers and they go about 25 yards shorter than a 45" and I don't even gain much accuracy with the 43" over a 45". The extra distance will def. be worth it for me.



Well if the 45" works good for you then go for it. I cant imagine using a 45" driver and only being 5"4, Im 5"9 and use 45 and it seems long, it would be like me using a 47" driver or something. I just know what its like to be 14, you want to get shirts too big for you, shoes a size too big, lol

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