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My driver shaft snapped....how do I pick a new one?


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Today I hit a drive, everything was normal. As I came around on my follow through the club fell to the ground, and I was holding about 16 inches of the shaft including the grip. IDK how or why, but it snapped clean in half. The driver is 3 or 4 years old. I have been hitting it very well and avg 56% fairways. Low ball flight and my SS is 104-105. Ive never bought an aftermarket shaft and would kinda like to keep my current club head. Anyone have any advice?
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My brother had the exact same problem with the exact same driver. After two factory shaft replacements he bought a new driver but later had the Cleveland reshafted with a Proforce V2 stiff. He still uses it to this day and it has not broken again. Given your swing speed I think you'd do fine with the same.
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Ive seen the Pro Force V2 on sale in Golf Galaxy, but how do I get fitted for the shaft?

There should be some guidelines on the UST website-and you can also use your former shaft as a gauge. I don't know your swing, but if you were using a stiff shaft and swing 105 I'd stick with stiff, or stiff +, which is how the V2 feels to me (a little stiff to flex). I didn't note that you were a low ball hitter initially, so I wouldn't recommend the Proforce-it's high kick with a stiff tip which keeps the ball down. V2 is mid-launch, and you could decide if you want the same weight as your old shaft or something heavier. I personally like slightly heavier driver shafts, 75-80 grams, though my Prolite is a 68 gram Xstiff. Can probably find the V2 you want on ebay for a song, and as you said, your local shops should also carry it.

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There should be some guidelines on the UST website-and you can also use your former shaft as a gauge. I don't know your swing, but if you were using a stiff shaft and swing 105 I'd stick with stiff, or stiff +, which is how the V2 feels to me (a little stiff to flex). I didn't note that you were a low ball hitter initially, so I wouldn't recommend the Proforce-it's high kick with a stiff tip which keeps the ball down. V2 is mid-launch, and you could decide if you want the same weight as your old shaft or something heavier. I personally like slightly heavier driver shafts, 75-80 grams, though my Prolite is a 68 gram Xstiff. Can probably find the V2 you want on ebay for a song, and as you said, your local shops should also carry it.

Thanks for the advice. I really have to try to hit it high. I would say I usually keep my drives under the tree level (25-35ft)
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Go to your local store and they will put you on there monitor and have you hit some balls and they will suggest a shaft for you based on your numbers.
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