Took those four to the range today and see, how the rifle flighted shaft would compare to the regular (clubs 1+2)
Club 1: Apex 50th (2003), steel Rifle Flighted 6.0 shaft, 32,5 degrees (27 balls)
Club 2: Apex 50th (2003), steel regular shaft Apex 3, 32,5 degrees (14 balls)
Club 3: Apex Redline (1988), steel stiff shaft Apex 4, 33,5 degrees (17 balls)
Club 4: Apex ftx (2006), steel regular shaft Apex 3, 30 degrees (20 balls)
As if I was waiting for it - 2 degrees C (25 F), but new range balls. And wind into the boxes. Wind-chill is overrated when you try to murder the range stone trying to keep worm. At least the ball speeds were 10mph compared to last year, don't look at dispersion, side spin, etc. Been hitting <500 balls in the last 3 months. And again, these are range balls made for a too short range. Real distances are longer.
So, these results are just relative to each other - compare the performance of the club/shaft.
The performance of club 3, the Apex Redline blade from 88, amazes me. Feel-wise, I mishit it a couple of times. Compared to the other clubs the 6i has a lower loft - I should have taken the 30 degrees 5i to match the loft.
Compared to the Apex 50, the FTX feels harsh or hard when you hit the ball, more like mishitting the Apex Redline. A pitty that I consider the new FTX to be my gamers. I did test the regular graphite shafted Apex Edge from 2001 again these clubs and it did well back then. Might try it next time again.
I was about the sell the rifle flighted shafted clubs (club 2 is a lonely 6i, not a set). But hey, next round I take my would-love-to-make-em gamers, the Apex 99s with me. So far I did not dare to think I am able to hit the Apex 5 x-stiff shaft well enough.
Ahh, that was fun. Winter could be soooo boring :D