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For the last year, I've been playing a G20 with a TFC169 D Tour Stiff.  For fun, I picked up a Nike VR Tour with a Project X 6.0.  Took both clubs to the range last night and noticed a big difference.  With the Project X, I could feel the shaft bending on the downswing and then kicking through impact.  I was hitting some bombs.  With the TFC, I didn't feel much if any of that whip-release through the ball.  Felt more like a bat hitting a baseball than a flexible stick transferring energy.

 

I think the shafts are relatively similar, more alike than different, spec-wise.  So, can anyone help me understand what property of the Project X might allow me to flex it like that?  I do like that feeling, though I've only had one range session so I can't say if it's playable.  Ball flights with each were straight enough for me though.

 

As much as it means, the TFC is 63g with 3.9 degrees of torque.  The Project X is 66g with 3.3 degrees.

 

I'll probably play the Nike for a while, but I'd like to understand what exactly it is I like about this shaft for future purchases.

 

Thanks.

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That's surprising that the PX shaft felt "whippy" with an active kick point given that it's heavier and stiffer than your current shaft. 

 

Those two heads are very different too...Swingweight could have been better suited to your swing?

 

I do agree with you though...I hate stiff shafts that have a "dead" feeling to them.

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That's surprising that the PX shaft felt not "whippy" but had an active kick point given that it's heavier and stiffer than your current shaft. 

 

Those two heads are very different too...Swingweight could have been better suited to your swing?

 

I do agree with you though...I hate stiff shafts that have a "dead" feeling to them.

 

So then what do you feel from a shaft that's a tad to "whippy" compared to one that has just enough loading..?

 

For me, I can't really tell if a shaft is loading up, compared to one that hits like a broom stick. I can tell when a shaft is to whippy though, and for me, most reg/firm shafts feel some what whippy, if that explains it..lol

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