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It depends on your swing speed. You have to find a store with a simulator, radar or something to record your swing speed.

This may also change depending on what club it is. Graphite, steel, driver, hybrid, 9 iron, Taylormade, Titleist, Cobra, Ping etc. Suffice to say, it is recommended to get yourself fit for the clubs.
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How does one know what shaft stiffness they should be using?

Like previously mentioned, its best to get fitted. You will be suprised at how much actaul flexes vary between manufacturers, despite what letter is silk screened onto the shaft.

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Seems like I read a story talking about this the other day. . . . I'm probably way off but it said as a general rule if you hit your 7i 150 everytime you probably need a stiff. But like most have said, way better to get fit and see for sure!!
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Seems like I read a story talking about this the other day. . . . I'm probably way off but it said as a general rule if you hit your 7i 150 everytime you probably need a stiff. But like most have said, way better to get fit and see for sure!!

In a level shot with no wind my 7i goes about 155. I play regular shafts in my irons. Just goes to show that eveybody is different.

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Seems like I read a story talking about this the other day. . . . I'm probably way off but it said as a general rule if you hit your 7i 150 everytime you probably need a stiff. But like most have said, way better to get fit and see for sure!!

I don't buy into those static fitting rules, there are so many factors involved in hitting the ball, using only distance is in my opinion inaccurate. Not to mention that a Stiff shaft is not always a Stiff shaft.

The best way is to find a golf center, shop or something and get some data on it. Bring your own clubs and hit them, then try out various shafts and clubs they have available.
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I got measured. I hit my 7 iron 165 with no wind leval ground. 8 goes 150. Clubhead speed with driver is just at 100mph. I use a stiff...driver through wedge. I play a higher ball so i dont need help getting it up. With ping i like their zz65 shaft. Dynamic Gold is also a fav. of mine with its higher flex point.
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you can tell your self by doing this

-go with what feels right. some people like incredibly stiff shafts in their 3 woods, and like that feel, but may prefer a stiff or regular flex in driver. if it feels good you have a better chance of hitting it well.

if your hooking the ball and it doesnt seem to be a swing issue, get stiffer shafts
-if you slice it, get a weaker shaft!

Of course being fit works well, but this is the easy way to do it with little money spent!
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Shaft weight makes a big difference too.
My woods have DG stiff steel shafts. I cant swing fast enough for them really but i like the low ballflight i get from them.

I´ve only been fitted for 1 club so far and that´s my hybrid. I had a 88mph SS and the R flex flew too high.

I want to get my driver adjusted since there´s only 20 yards between my hybrid and it. I´ve just been teeing off with the hybrid for the past few rounds since i prefer being off the fairway. The shaft on my driver is a soft regular, i´m going to get fitted when i have enough money for a new shaft.
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I know some very good players who

but most of the blades don't come with regular shafts ;)

Ego is hard to overcome. I think this is why most manufacturer's OEM "stiff" shafts tend to play flexier than the stiff shafts direct from a shaft manufacturer (and for example why a shaft manufacturer usually won't list the shaft specs of the "Nike" or "Cobra" version of their brand-name shaft on their websites).
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Im gonna go out on a limb here and say: Screw the swing monitors and go out to a good hitting area with different flexes to see what your ball flight/pattern is. Nobody needs to tell you anything once you see for yourself, and that goes double for some computer.
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