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I am going to purchase a new set of irons in the next couple of months and I am undecided on which shafts I should get in them. At the moment I have R300 shafts in my 3 and 4 irons while I have regular flex True Temper Firesticks in my other irons. I am looking for a slightly higher ball flight in my long irons and so I am wondering if Project X shafts are for me.

PS: The irons I am going to purchase will probably be Mizuno MP-57's.

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I have heard that the project x produce a flat, low ball flight??

From what I've seen they launch high but then flatten out and penetrate. Feel is also drastically different from other shafts so I suggest you try them before you buy them...

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...I am looking for a slightly higher ball flight in my long irons and so I am wondering if Project X shafts are for me...

As supercow mentions it would be good if you could try them out, yes the feel is different. Also they are heavier than your current shafts so that may be an issue. Overall the shaft is just made to perform different so I suggest that you find a fitter if possible.

I have heard that the project x produce a flat, low ball flight??

The Project X and other Rifle shafts produce a higher launch with low spin, so flat yes but low no. The Dynamic Gold and other similar TT shafts produce a low launch with higher spin. I know people are in a rage for getting a high launch, low spin shaft for their driver but irons need to be treated differently.

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In what way do they need to treat irons differently? I am thinking about getting flighted Rifles or PX's in my clubs as I hit my friend's set well, but I am waffling...

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In what way do they need to treat irons differently? I am thinking about getting flighted Rifles or PX's in my clubs as I hit my friend's set well, but I am waffling...

Because many people need the added spin to maintain distance and control.

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The Project X was designed for the high spin player, looking to reduce lift. That is why they are popular on tour, ie davis love, baddely, villegas.

Try this shaft, this is one of Mizuno's best steel shafts. Nippon NS Pro 950, see Mizunousa.com.

Only weighs 97-100 grams, raises your ball flight some, but keeps you in control.

ALso has the benefit of being lighter. (More clubhead speed).

Good Luck!

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The Project X was designed for the high spin player, looking to reduce lift. That is why they are popular on tour, ie davis love, baddely, villegas.

I have a couple questions about this shaft:

1. The Nippon NS Pro 950 has a high ball flight but how much spin does it produce? 2. I play at a windy course so will I still be able to play low punch shots with it.

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I have a couple questions about this shaft:

NS 950 produces quite a bit of spin, assuming you make solid contact with a descending blow. It's typically very popular among players who have a smooth tempo and are shallow through impact taking little to no divots.

The added spin comes not from the shaft itself, but from the flexible tip which increases dynamic loft at impact. If you can hit a low punch shot now, these shafts will not stop you from doing so. Again, best advice is to get to a demo day and try them out for yourself.

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Thanks for the information, I shall consider the Nippon Ns Pro 950 shafts. How do you find out what shafts works for your irons?

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NS 950 produces quite a bit of spin, assuming you make solid contact with a descending blow. It's typically very popular among players who have a smooth tempo and are shallow through impact taking little to no divots.

Thanks for that information. The shafts sound good and it is really good that you can hit the ball low. The only problem is that you say they are best for people who take little to no divots but I usually make quite large divots so maybe they are not perfect for me.

That said, they still might suit me so I will have to go to a demo day or to a golf shop and see if I can find a set that I can try out.

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