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I think the shaft on my ball retriever is wearing out.

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On 5/4/2017 at 9:15 PM, Stillnumber1 said:

I golfed with a gentleman today who claimed that golf shafts "wear out" and need to be replaced every 4 years (assuming 50 rounds per year).

 

Can anyone (equipment junkies, club builders, club fitters, etc.) please chime in with your thoughts on this?

 

Is this a valid claim?

I think his claim is off by at least one order of magnitude. I am still double hulling 40 year old gen 1 graphite fly rods that effectively use the same basic build technology and, see much higher duty cycles.

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Well, Bernhard Langer may disagree since he transferred the same Hogan Apex shafts into many sets over the years. He played a lot with them and very well!

Driver Titleist 910 with KuroKage R or Cleveland Classic

3 wd Titleist 910 with Diamana

7 wd Snake eyes with Irod

23 and 28 Adams Idea Pro Gold Hybrids with nv protos

Irons either Adams Idea Pro Gold chrome or smoke, or wishon 555 with KK 70

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I don't think they wear out but have seen many sets of steel that develop quite a warp to them.

Driver Titleist 910 with KuroKage R or Cleveland Classic

3 wd Titleist 910 with Diamana

7 wd Snake eyes with Irod

23 and 28 Adams Idea Pro Gold Hybrids with nv protos

Irons either Adams Idea Pro Gold chrome or smoke, or wishon 555 with KK 70

TM wedges

Putters - Snake eyes (4), Cleveland (8), Cameron (6), or others.

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I have never seen a graphite shaft "wear out" from normal play going back at least 30yrs. I have had to reshaft numerous steel, aluminum Easton -( anyone remember those? )due to getting bent/warped.

Now where I do caution my friends that like to reshaft alot is with the graphite shafts as the shaft tips can change size/diameter if one does not properly pull & prep the shaft tip. Can't count how many times I get asked to fix an improperly pulled/damaged graphite shaft. Many times I can't the damage is so bad.

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