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Hi all,

 

I am playing the Adams Redlines in (R) graphite. I hit the Ping G15s in graphite and loved em. But they are a bit pricey. The steels are a good bit less.

 

The difference between the steels and the graphites would be? (besides the obvious)

 

Also, if I were to move to the steels would I buy (R) as well? Or???

 

Thank you for your help, in advance.

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Originally Posted by MrFreeze View Post

Hi all,

 

I am playing the Adams Redlines in (R) graphite. I hit the Ping G15s in graphite and loved em. But they are a bit pricey. The steels are a good bit less.

 

The difference between the steels and the graphites would be? (besides the obvious)

 

Also, if I were to move to the steels would I buy (R) as well? Or???

 

Thank you for your help, in advance.

 

 

Are you asking about what are the differences between G15 Steel and G15 Steel Shafts, or just steels and graphites in general?  The Ping G15 stocks are going to be AWT (Ascending Weight Technology Shafts).  I had those installed in my G5's over the CS Lite and I thought they were a great shaft.  I had them installed with Cushin inserts to help dampen the impact a little on my wrists and elbows.

 

I have never played the Ping TFC graphite shafts except in Hybrids and woods, but I think they are also great shafts, at least in the clubs.  I'm a Callaway RazrX man now, and I play Graphite Reg flex

 

In general, you can't just assume that a Graphite reg flex shaft is going to hit the same as a reg-flex steel shaft.  The feel is different - the swing weight is different and i most cases, the graphite clubs will be a little longer, which may affect your shotmaking.  Also, in the old days, the belief was that graphite shafts were whippier than steel, but these days, it is not the case.  I would recommend that you try the reg flex steel shafts to see if they feel good to you.  Also, if you can, get fit.  Ping clubs are great clubs, but I really think they work best when they are fit to you.  For me, and only me, I found that I had to have my Ping clubs made a little more upright, and that made all the difference in the world going from G2's to G5's.  But Ping clubs are the only clubs that I ever had to go upright on.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Gary 

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