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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Longtime reader here but first time posting to a forum.

I am a big Mizuno fan but never got around to trying the MP-29s until a cheap set just fell into my lap from eBay. I assume the shafts are too stiff for me (and have a new set of Dynaflite R300s that were just pulled from a set of MP-60s ready to put in them) but I have never seen this model name on Royal Precision shafts before...

 

They say Royal Precision, FCM Z-11.

 

I have searched online a bit and found nothing-- the shafts feel fairly stiff, but before I pull them out I don't want to be too hasty. Not too many years ago I had a set with FCM 6.5 shafts and my accuracy was pretty awesome with those sticks (Ping I3).

 

Does anyone know the specs on a Z-11 shafts?

 

thanks

post #2 of 7

The Rifle and Project X shaft brands originally were made by the independent Royal Precision company. RP had financial problems a few years back, and was bought by True Temper.

 

If you contact True Temper, possibly their techs could find the shaft specs in the RP archive material.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks..sent them an email yesterday.

 

I should have noted in my earlier post..these are NOT rifle, stepless shafts...they have steps.

Shaft band also says

By Chicago Golf

on them...

 

I am guessing circa 1997-98?

 

I would just like to determine the flex and weight without going to a club specialist in my area, whom I assume could check the frequency for me.

 

thanks

post #4 of 7

Tracking down the origins of old golf clubs can be quite interesting.

 

For $12, I bought a Callaway Big Bertha Warbird 4W with a Fiber-X Colonial shaft. (Had it regripped for $8). Club hits shots into a tight group, but the shaft is stiff, and a little harsh for me and it hurts on distance.

 

Nobody at the golf shops had ever seen the shaft before. Finally, a 50-year-old golf pro recognized the name. He said Fiber-X was one of the original graphite shaft makers, but went out of business many years ago.

 

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At any rate, don't be afraid to have a local guy do a frequency test for you. Many clubmakers would enjoy doing a little historical sleuthing with you.

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post
 

Tracking down the origins of old golf clubs can be quite interesting.

 

For $12, I bought a Callaway Big Bertha Warbird 4W with a Fiber-X Colonial shaft. (Had it regripped for $8). Club hits shots into a tight group, but the shaft is stiff, and a little harsh for me and it hurts on distance.

 

Nobody at the golf shops had ever seen the shaft before. Finally, a 50-year-old golf pro recognized the name. He said Fiber-X was one of the original graphite shaft makers, but went out of business many years ago.

 

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At any rate, don't be afraid to have a local guy do a frequency test for you. Many clubmakers would enjoy doing a little historical sleuthing with you.

 

I think Fiber-X at some point became SK Fiber and they sold a shaft called BM30 Colonial. Of course I don't have any way to know if the Fiber-X Colonial was just renamed BM30 Colonial or totally re-engineered. The BM30 R flex was a 4.5 and the S flex was a 6.0, quite a gap!

 

As for Bill's Z-11s, I would just play with them and see how it goes. Usually within a few round it is pretty clear if it is true Love or DCUWCY.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info.

They seem to play the same as TT DSG300 so my fears about them being super stiff do not seem founded.

My guess is that these were the stepped shaft equivalent of True Temper for the New Brunswick shaft company, better known for their Rifle shafts.

 

Would like to know who decided to call them Z-11 though....and not mention REG or STIFF anywhere on the bands.

post #7 of 7
As far as I know this shaft Royal Precision made the apex shaft, Which is quite a lite shaft, if the trajectory fairly good I'd leave them in
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