I'm getting ready to reshaft my X20 Tours, which have a 0.355" taper hosel. I'm swapping PX 5.0 Flighted (115 grams w/ med-firm tip) for NS Pro 8950 (97 grams with mid-soft tip). Taper-tip shafts come in sets with tips/raw lengths pre cut for each shaft - you order a W, 9i, 8i etc. shaft to match each iron you have.
(Normal taper procedure: Insert correct shaft into matching iron hosel as is, and butt-trim to length.)
For some reason, the NS Pro 9i R-flex shafts are backordered.
Question: Can I order two 8i shafts, and tip one of them 1/2" and put it into the 9i? I'm worried that, since it is a taper shaft, it might be too large to insert in the 0.355" taper hosel if it has been tipped.
So, can I tip and swap in the 8i shaft, or would it likely not fit into the 9i hosel?