[quote name="Mr. Desmond" url="/t/72690/tm-speedblade-85-vs-ns-pro-950#post_954195"
-- can't imagine a shaft being higher than the NS Pro. 950
-- Nippon also plays a bit soft to flex and the feel is soft
-- If you've got a fitter to build a consistent set ...
-- with a 95 driver SS, the 85 mph 7i sounds high .... maybe 75 mph?
The Nippon has a bit higher flex point than the TM 85, so that should make the TM a bit higher, right? But the fact that the NS is a bit softer both in flex and feel is a positive things for me, because at 60, my swing speed is more likely to decrease than increase, though I am starting to release the club later in my downswing. But that feel factor is important to me. I don 't want to have a situation where the shots feel great but are totally off target, but all other things being reasonably equal, that feel-factor is a big plus.
Lastly, regarding 7i swing speed.... When I was hitting the 7i I wasn't paying close attention to swing speed and knew I could be off. This was made worse by the readings being in m/s, so any errors in memory are made more significant when I converted. The value I remembered was a range really and so call it 75 ~ 80.
Once again, thanks for your input. I can't get reliable info from salesmen in shops here. Part of it is language difficulty. I had sales staff tell me the lie/loft couldn't be adjusted on the Cleveland 588 RTX wedges or the Callaway Mack Daddy 2. I need people who speak my language to allow my bulls@*t filters to work effectively.