yes, i broke a shaft (which i have never done unless i intended to do it...over my knee) but in the process of repairing it, i found out the shafts are not operating on a "flat line frequency". go to surestix.com to see what i'm talking about. so in 6 months i played over 50 rounds of golf with clubs that weren't as advertised. had i not bent one of the shafts, i would have never found out.
@monsas, i never got refitted and paid 50$ more for the same thing.
@mr3wiggle, i found out the butt end of the shaft is cut down so much, they have to add 6 layers of build-up tape before they add the tape to accommodate you actual grip size.
i play a lot of golf. i grew up in the industry. i have been playing 30 years. i've played maybe 5000 rounds of golf. i have never in my life encountered a situation like this. this was actually the first time i ever paid full retail price for something golf related. have i broken clubs? yes. do i make a habit of breaking clubs? no. i have thrown 2 putters in a pond, each one after the western open qualifier. first try i shot 76 with 38 putts and second try i shot 74 with 32 putts. that was 14 years ago. i've broken 1 driver when i was drunk trying to do a trick shot...10 years ago. i also broke another driver over my knee after i hit one OB in a critical match...17 years ago. lastly, i broke an entire set against a tree when i thought i was done playing golf...9 years ago. these were all cases where i intentionally broke clubs. in all that time i have slammed a lot of clubs on the ground out of frustration never breaking or bending a single one until i got this set in which case 2 have broken doing something i have done my entire life...again, with out breaking a club. so i am saying unequivocally, without a doubt, the shafts this company uses are not up to the standard of the less expensive project X or KBS or dynamic gold. i will also add i am very happy with my new aerotech steelfiber shafts.
but the breaking is not what matters here..it's the fact that a company advertised and promised one thing and i found out 6 months later that i was not playing with the correct product.
what would you do if you went to a club fitter and you were fitted for 5.5 PX shafts, but on accident they put in 6.5, and you didn't find out until a few months later after you played 20 lousy rounds of golf and maybe hit 40 crappy buckets of balls....? and maybe in those 20 rounds you lost a couple thousand dollars on top of the greens fee. the whole time you're thinking this is what i was fitted with so it must be my swing that is not working or something else. you might be pretty pissed when you find out the wrong shafts are in your irons.
was i stupid for trusting a friend and paying $1850 for a full set of shafts? yes. in the long run, the shafts i bought will not benefit your game enough to justify the outrageous cost. but again, stupidity aside, i didn't get what was advertised. that's the problem.