Head or Shaft ? article in General Equipment Talk Posted August 3, 2014 In general, I think the shaft does very little to affect the performance, however it does affect feel and affect how you swing. If a shaft feels too stiff and boardy, one would tend to swing harder just to get the right feel, resulting in overall poor performance. The right shaft matched to a club head of choice WILL result in very significant performance improvements. I say that with confidence because that is exactly what happened to me. That said, when dealing with club heads like SLDR, finding the right loft matters because here again you want to get the right launch and spin numbers - which is highly dependant on getting the loft correct.