Project X shaft reviews.. anyone please chime in.. - Page 2
A couple points- Ping irons are generally conservative lofts with many if not most clubs being 2 degrees stronger. So it is likely that you are hitting a half club stronger. Also was cuious earlier, what is an 18 handicap doing with MP-33's and Project x shafts other than stimulating the economy? Even my old Muirfields look like stilletos to me know, and I can actually still get around a golf course. Would be cautious taking info from someone regarding how responsive and workable a shaft is when they rarely break 90.
I rarely take advice from people who have 1 post on a forum, and have a piss-poor attitude. (See above)
That aside, I love my PX 6.0 Flighted shafts. I play them in my Bridgestone J36's and they are much more crisp feeling than the S300's I have in my other irons. I notice the biggest difference is the ball flight with the longer irons, I'm hitting those longer and with softer landings than my S300's.
Just thought I would add my .02 cents. Just got fitted for some MP53s. Used the Mizuno shaft optimizer on two different occasions. It recommended the DG X100's (soft stepped) as #1. Then the Project X 6.0 and finally the KBS X. I demoed all three shafts. I was already hitting the DGS300's in another Mizuno iron, so I familiar with their feel and have no problems with them.
I did not care for the feel of the Project X . I am a picker of the ball and seldom leave much divot so my misses are usually thin. They felt harsh on thinly hit shots. Even when flushed they just had a different feel than I am use to. They had the lowest spin rate of the the 3 shafts.
I liked the feel of the KBS alot. I hit the X, obviously without a soft step, but they felt very managable and playable. The only concern I had was the spin rate of the ball. It gave me, by far, the highest spin rate which concerned me the ball would ballon into the wind. I tend to hit the ball high with my short irons anyway.
So in the end, I stuck with the trusty DGS. For my game I think they suit me the best. The KBS, for feel, were probably the best and if the spin rate would have been lower I would have gone with them.
I am not into looking kewl on the course. I want my score card to be kewl at the end of the day.
I would hold off on the Project X Shafts till you try the KBS Shafts !!! I just tried a set of TaylorMade MC Demos with the Project X Shafts 5.5 and they had little to no feel for me. I then tried a KBS R Shaft from the TaylorMade Fitting System in a 6 Iron and WOW what a difference !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I'm thinking about a new set of irons, and I hear some good things about the Project X shaft.
I recently bought a set of Ping i20 irons (5-pw) and was fitted for shafts at a local golf shop. I was able to try the standard Ping CFS shaft and Project X 5.5. I have previously owned clubs (mostly Ping and TaylorMade) with Ping AWT or Dynamic Gold S300 shafts.
I didn't like the Ping AWT shafts as they seemed a little "dead" to me...the Ping CFS shafts are much better. The TT Dynamic Gold S300 when compared to the Project X 5.5 are a little "harsh". The Project X's feel a lot smoother, and I would say the 5.5's are a little less stiff than the DG S300 shafts (maybe about 2/3 between a stiff and regular DG shaft). With the Project X 5.5 shaft I can hit my 7-iron about 155 yards. The Ping CFS shaft was a few yards longer but didn't feel quite as good.
A lot of preference determination is based on feel so what I like may not be good for someone else, Since Project X shafts or other upgrade shafts can increase the cost of a set of clubs by $200 or so, it's worth the effort to do a fitting.