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The Tin Man

Lies, frequency, Blades and CB's

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Things I learned the hard way:

A 30 year old blade with correct lies is easier to hit then a GI CB that's bent 2 degrees the wrong way.  I play 2 deg toe down, more people play 2 deg toe up. I keep an old Sam Snead  6 iron that's set up correctly for me and take it with me when trying out clubs.

Sometimes I have an iron I can't hit worth squat. When put on a frequency analyzer the problem turns out to be the shaft.

A SW I was splaying balls with made figure 8's.

Brand new out of the box clubs from a major manufacture of good reputation doesn't guarantee the lofts and lies are even.

Shafts marked A, R, S can be the same flex. There's no standard and the only way to know is to have them tested. (Should be done free along with checking loft/lie when buying new.)  About $25 for used clubs.

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Kinda makes you nuts doesn't it?  Imagine you're "average Joe" and trying to get a set of irons with Project X's in them  lol

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Originally Posted by mvmac

Kinda makes you nuts doesn't it?  Imagine you're "average Joe" and trying to get a set of irons with Project X's in them  lol

Choosing the correct shaft is subject I leave to others. But, I have come across factory rejects from brands that should not have factory rejects. $900 irons should not make figure 8"s. (I have only ran into this with "made for xxx  stock factory shafts")

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Wouldn't the best way to get the shafts you want is to just buy custom shafts. If you get Projext X 6.0, your going to get 6.0 shafts in them, and those are stiff shafts. The problem is when you get something like Taylormades with there Taylormad shafts in them. I have a set of them and my shafts are the superfast for the 2009 burners, there a regular flex when they were suppose to be stiff.

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I went to a club fitting and repair school, and the head instructor spent 20+ years working for one of the golf club OEMs.

He said even good metal shafts will have some variation in weights across a production run. A conscientious club maker, he said, will take the raw shafts from say a DG run and sort them into groups of 10 that weigh within a couple of grams of each other. Also, weed out any shafts that got bent a little in handling/shipping. From there, spining the shafts before trimming will help with consistency.

On occasion, a shaft fabricator will come up with a bad batch of shafts - probably shows up more often in graphites. I've had several clubsmiths tell me about this "batch" problem.

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funny this topic came up.....I had to reshaft another club today because I had a club that was ballooning hard that I recently reshafted with a DG x100.......the shaft in question actually freq. out at senior flex......JUNK

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