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Golfworks has released an interesting new counterbalance putter shaft under the Maltby line. The shaft is appears to be a heavy aluminum shaft on the butt end that transitions into steel for the final few inches. The stock shaft is 38" and the heavy aluminum portion represents 32" from the butt. According to Britt Lindsey's comments on the Maltby Forum, it appears the shaft is designed for putter heads ranging from approximately 360 - 390 grams but must be at least 350 grams to have any feel. The shaft itself weighs 265 grams which is considerably heavier than the roughly 130 gram standard putter shafts. I find this shaft to be intriguing and wonder if anyone has ordered one yet. I can't seem to find much else like it on the market but I'm sure it's not alone. Maybe it's a ripoff of something else out there but I can't seem to find much. There are the BGT Stability shafts but they don't seem to have the same weight to them and they cost around $300. I'm curious if anyone has any insights on these shafts. The idea of counterbalancing a putter using a shaft that distributes the weight more evenly through the length of the club than just shaft butt weights and heavy grips seems interesting.
I recently installed a shaft into a fairway wood and immediately realized it was much too light. I am eventually going to swap it out for a heavier shaft but in the mean time I was wondering if I could just add lead tape to the shaft. I like the feel of the shaft, it is just too light for the club head it is in. I searched the site and didn't see any topics on adding lead tape to shafts to increase their weight. I have heard that adding tape to the shaft near the hosel weakens tip stiffness just slightly and was thinking that I would add tape near the hosel, in the middle of the shaft and just under the grip. Hopefully this will keep the shafts characteristics true and allow me to add some weight at the same time. I have never seen someone add lead tape to a shaft that I can think of(usually just the head) so I'm not sure what it will do. Any thoughts from those more knowledgeable members may be helpful to some of us trying to learn. If this little experiment doesn't work out then all I'm out is some lead tape, so no big deal. Thanks in advance for any info on the subject.