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Old 09-04-2010, 11:17 PM   #1
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So since theres a bike thread i will also start a thread for those of us who golf. i personally suck at golf. I can crush them out there pretty well, but my short game is embarassing.

So without making this question too gay sounding which im sure it already does:


Where is the cheapest place online or locally to get an extra-stiff shaft for my driver?

i broke the shaft on my taylormade R7 yesterday at the range the head flew down range about 100yd and i had to go back this morning to get it back. not impressed. it was the factory extra stiff shaft on the club.

i have no clue how or why it broke but i JUST got a new grip put on it and halfway through the first bucket, CRACK! and i see the head sailing through the air. my friend thought it was hilarious.

golftown is too expensive. im looking at up to $250 and for that price ill just buy a new club. However im rather attached to this driver since ive only owned it for 2 weeks or so. its an R7 superquad with the ultra gangsta magnetic head cover.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:05 AM   #2
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Whoa Chris, take it back to the store?

My name is James and I have a wicked slice
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Try checking out the golfsmith canada site. They have a clearance going on right now on clubmaking stuff as they're shutting down the canadian store in TO. There might not be much selection though.

You can always try giving Taylormade a call/email and ask them if they can replace the shaft with a new one. Never hurts to try that route unless you want to change to a different shaft.
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I got some of my stuff from Riverside Golf Centre.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:36 PM   #5
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^ Riverside always have good deals
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:29 PM   #6
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Whoa Chris, take it back to the store?

My name is James and I have a wicked slice
cant, i bought it used. the R7 is a bit older but it was a good deal and its WAY better than my old big bertha. this is the one with the adjustable weighting to correct wicked slices

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Try checking out the golfsmith canada site. They have a clearance going on right now on clubmaking stuff as they're shutting down the canadian store in TO. There might not be much selection though.

You can always try giving Taylormade a call/email and ask them if they can replace the shaft with a new one. Never hurts to try that route unless you want to change to a different shaft.
thats true. ill give them a call and see what they say. wont be under warranty because im not the original owner. i checked out the golfsmith site. the only thing is ive never had to buy just a shaft so im not exactly sure which one is the best bang for the buck.

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I got some of my stuff from Riverside Golf Centre.
ill check them out too thanks
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:56 PM   #7
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Whoa Chris, take it back to the store?

My name is James and I have a wicked slice
I chuckled at this.
My name is Cameron, I play golf to drink beer and also have a dirty slice.
If anyone is in Victoria and want to go play some golf I would be more than happy to join
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My favourite holes are the doglegs to the right kronizer

Wait, that didn't sound right.
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Good call on the golf thread. There's a few guys on here that golf, and I'm always up for a round. Golf is always better when you get a good size crew together.

Regarding golf stores, Riverside does have good deals once in a while. The other place I seem to end up is Nevada Bobs in Coquitlam.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:41 PM   #10
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yeah id love to get out and play a round with everyone. we should set up a mini meet/golf/beers haha

edit: although i suck at golf...
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any reason why you are wanting a Xstiff shaft ? generally speaking only golfers with extremely fast swing speeds need a shaft of such types.
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You can look up the specs of your stock shaft. Then basically look for a shaft of similar spec on their website. Mainly torque and weight. I believe the profile is the angle of ball flight.

Yeah you gotta have some crazy swing speed to hitting a x-stiff driver like over 110mph.

I just played a round at Northlands. Shot an 84 - lowest round of the year for me
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A trained golf fitter here.

My name's Paul. I love to play golf.

As for shaft, try Golfworks.com they have Canadian warehouse in Ottawa.
Golfsmith is another good guys.
These two actually know what they are doing.
Try to avoid Golftown, they just don't really care.

If you are in Vancouver or North Shore, try Green Room Golf Centre in N.Van, Andrew is an award-winning golf club maker.

Online, you can try rockbottomgolf.com. They sell other's overstocks and leftovers, some dirt cheap wicked deals on site(ex: $19.99 NVS shaft). [Edit] Be sure to know what you are doing for this one.

If we do a golf mini meet at a range, I can probably get out there and give advice in shaft/grip selection...

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Oh, and if you order shaft, make sure you order matching ferrules.
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Just played Mylora at 5 for the first time last week, as well as Saturday - yeah, short game sucks. On some holes if I'm lucky I get the ball on the green off the tee, but then I would argue that it's more luck than actual intention, plus I don't dare to try whacking with a driver.

I do think I would give this game a try so it's time to pick up some equipment for cheap - I didn't have my own clubs, my own gloves, not even shoes
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any reason why you are wanting a Xstiff shaft ? generally speaking only golfers with extremely fast swing speeds need a shaft of such types.
yep because i have a really fast swing speed. my callaway sflex shaft was too soft. used to slice everything. i got the R7 with a x-stiff shaft and its great. until it broke.
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A trained golf fitter here.

My name's Paul. I love to play golf.

As for shaft, try Golfworks.com they have Canadian warehouse in Ottawa.
Golfsmith is another good guys.
These two actually know what they are doing.
Try to avoid Golftown, they just don't really care.

If you are in Vancouver or North Shore, try Green Room Golf Centre in N.Van, Andrew is an award-winning golf club maker.

Online, you can try rockbottomgolf.com. They sell other's overstocks and leftovers, some dirt cheap wicked deals on site(ex: $19.99 NVS shaft). [Edit] Be sure to know what you are doing for this one.

If we do a golf mini meet at a range, I can probably get out there and give advice in shaft/grip selection...
thanks! ill check it out what would you reccommend ? brand? model etc?

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thanks! ill check it out what would you reccommend ? brand? model etc?
Too little information about you and your swing to recommend anything really...
Only thing I can say is what I was taught and I have a strong belief in this:
Shaft is a shaft. What matters is that the shaft is fit for you and your swing.

Oh, and... well... the painting on the shaft!

[edit] What was the broken shaft? Brand/model/length?
What did you like about it? What didn't you like about it?
What do you want to accomplish with the new shaft?
What's your swing like?
How's your typical ball flight?

These questions will help me pick out some shafts for you.

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Too little information about you and your swing to recommend anything really...
Only thing I can say is what I was taught and I have a strong belief in this:
Shaft is a shaft. What matters is that the shaft is fit for you and your swing.

Oh, and... well... the painting on the shaft!

[edit] What was the broken shaft? Brand/model/length?
What did you like about it? What didn't you like about it?
What do you want to accomplish with the new shaft?
What's your swing like?
How's your typical ball flight?

These questions will help me pick out some shafts for you.
Broken Staft was the factory taylormade/fujikura Flex-X shaft TP65 it also says RE AX on it and "rombax technology".

i used to have an S-flex shaft on my old big bertha. too flexy. i have a pic of me in mid swing and the club looks like a banana. as soon as i switched to extra stiff it added atleast 30yd to my drive and made it ALOT more consistent. before i would have a disgusting slice and it was extremely unpredictable. i could feel the club torque in my hands.

Id basically like to just make the club how it was before it broke or if possible somehow make it even better.

the old shaft was 41.25" long from the top of the collar on the neck part of the head. The club is an R7 superquad 460 MWT. 10.5. set up for draw. 12g 12g 1g 1g from the heel out. i just had a brand new Winn Xi7 grip put on it the day before it broke

as for my swing, i have never had it professionally measured but the only driver ive ever been consistent with is this one. Ive tried several in regular and stiff and so far i like the extra stiff the best. is there anywhere i can have my swing speed measured for free?

typical ball flight is good in my opinion. i still get the odd slice/hook in but for the most part its straight. my drives are around 280-300yd if i hit the sweet spot and crush it.

im not really fussy what the shaft looks like just as long as it works well and doesnt break.

Thanks!

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Broken Staft was the factory taylormade/fujikura Flex-X shaft TP65 it also says RE AX on it and "rombax technology".

i used to have an S-flex shaft on my old big bertha. too flexy. i have a pic of me in mid swing and the club looks like a banana. as soon as i switched to extra stiff it added atleast 30yd to my drive and made it ALOT more consistent. before i would have a disgusting slice and it was extremely unpredictable. i could feel the club torque in my hands.

Id basically like to just make the club how it was before it broke or if possible somehow make it even better.

the old shaft was 41.25" long from the top of the collar on the neck part of the head. The club is an R7 superquad 460 MWT. 10.5. set up for draw. 12g 12g 1g 1g from the heel out. i just had a brand new Winn Xi7 grip put on it the day before it broke

as for my swing, i have never had it professionally measured but the only driver ive ever been consistent with is this one. Ive tried several in regular and stiff and so far i like the extra stiff the best. is there anywhere i can have my swing speed measured for free?

typical ball flight is good in my opinion. i still get the odd slice/hook in but for the most part its straight. my drives are around 280-300yd if i hit the sweet spot and crush it.

im not really fussy what the shaft looks like just as long as it works well and doesnt break.

Thanks!

Okay, sounds like you were pretty happy with your old shaft.
Consistency is a nice thing to have and you have it. Occasional slice/hook is okay to ignore as long as you got both happen at the similar rate.
It doesn't matter what your swing looks like, as long as you can hit it the same way most of the times.

It will be impossible to find one that doesn't break though......

Since definition of 'stiffness' varies like hell depending on manufacturer, so getting just 'X-S' won't work. Some XS behaves very much like S or even R...

Let me figure out which shaft has the closest profile and get back to you.

You can measure your swing speed at a simulator booth at Golf Town. It's completely free. Just grab a driver that has the same length as yours and hit some balls. I find the numbers are pretty close to the professional analyzer.
(Don't worry about the ball flight on the simulator. It's not your driver, and DON'T HIT MORE THAN 5 SHOTS on simulator since your mind will try to adjust to the ball flight displayed on simulator.)
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Wait, is yours SuperQuad TP or SuperQuad 460?
Shaft spec seems somewhat odd...
TP has RE*AX TP in it and 460MWT has regular RE*AX in it... different tip size but as per your statement, your 460MWT has TP shaft in it?

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yes the shaft is TP. the head is 460 mwt. however i believe its some special edition one that came with the magnetic head cover. this is what my boss said anyways and hes pretty knowledgeable.
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yes the shaft is TP. the head is 460 mwt. however i believe its some special edition one that came with the magnetic head cover. this is what my boss said anyways and hes pretty knowledgeable.
In this case, you have two options. If the head is 460 MWT, it has .350 tip diameter. In your case, it seems like you had .335 tip shaft held in place with a shim adapter.
At this point, you can choose one of the two.
You can have .350 tip shaft in it(factory setup), or you can keep .335 tip shaft(like SuperQuad TP) using a shim adapter. I recommend latter because there's simply more shafts to choose from. I'll list them both.

First, know your shaft.
Your RE*AX TP65 is a 3.2 torque, High bend, tip stiff, neutral bias.
In plain English, your stock shaft is set up for low and penetrating straight ball flight with maximum roll with somewhat firm impact feel.

Possible replacements have a bit higher torque figure. However it's not so much off so your ball flight won't change but you might feel the impact is a bit smoother.

Following shafts have similar stiffness profile to your stock shaft in order of recommendation: (Seriously, option 1 looks to be the best solution for you since you are not looking to change your ball flight)

.335 option:

1. Look for exact same shaft that's professionally pulled when new.
2. Mitsubishi Fubuki 71gm X torque 3.3
3. Grafalloy ProLite35 66gm X torque 3.5
4. Grafalloy ProLaunch Red with AXIS tech 63gm X torque 3.8
5. UST Proforce V2 Tour (purple top) 71gm X torque 3.4

With option 1, you'll have the same shaft back in that head and won't possibly change anything. You can try Ebay, or try proshop at Golf Town and talk to the club maker to look in the back to see if they have any pull outs.
Fubuki is slightly heavier shaft which will stabilize your swing for consistency, but you might sacrifice swing speed by 1~2 mph.
ProLite35 is a value shaft which is dirt cheap compared to other shafts but its surprisingly well-performing shaft. Everyone using this are really happy.
ProLaunch Red is a new shaft for 2010. This one has a bit higher degree of torque, so you'll get smoother impact.
The V2 Tour Flight is an amazing shaft, not the real tour shaft though, but this shaft with your grip will most likely change in thickness so I put it at #5.

Here's another shaft worth looking at if you have a very low ball flight.

6. Grafalloy ProLaunch Platinum with AXIS tech 66gm X torque 3.3

The platinum has slightly softer tip so you'll feel a softer impact. This shaft raises your ball flight a bit and give you a bit more carry. (possibly increase overall distance)

.350 option:

1. UST Proforce V2 65 TF .350 tip - same spec as above, with .350 tip size and due to tip size increase torque is 3.3 degrees.
2. Grafalloy ProLaunch Blue 55-X, .350 tip - Great shaft. slightly higher ball flight for more carry. Also lighter shaft allowing faster swing speed.
3. Aldila NV-65X .350 tip - Tour-proven greeny meany. Slightly larger butt diameter, makes your grip a bit fatter.

Now, there's a way to save your new grip for reuse, but personally I hate saving a Winn grip... they are PITA to save.

Lastly, as I said earlier, shafts and profiles are VERY different by manufacturers so no matter which shaft you put in, it'll never feel exactly the same.

Well, here's my suggestion and good luck with your shaft hunting.
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wow that was like making my head explode. LOL I'm just simply looking for a set of Irons later on in life. even then that's another can of worms.
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wow that was like making my head explode. LOL I'm just simply looking for a set of Irons later on in life. even then that's another can of worms.
LOL
Irons are waaaay easier than drivers. I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.
I'm too lazy to make myself a nice set of irons.
Oh, and personally, I don't like Mutsubishi shafts... you know why.
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