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I have heard a lot about Barney Adams's new stability putter shaft with its reported 1 degree of torque and he makes a compelling story about missing putts because of shaft deflection.  However, $200 for a putter shaft is pretty steep, especially when the putter may have already cost $200-$400.   Are there other alternatives out there for a more reasonable price?  Can I get similar results from a Dynamic Gold X100 (1.5 degrees torque, less after being cut) which runs less than $30?   

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Anything else is an alternative. Is there anything that advertises that it does the same thing? No.

Putter shafts do have a variety of flexes, you can try iron shafts, graphite shafts, etc. but this one is unique. It is not the same as a stroke lab or the UST frequency filtered shaft.

Does it work? Some say yes, some say no.

If you want to try this, you have to bite the bullet.

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This article:

https://mygolfspy.com/barney-adams-stability-putter-shaft/

talks about that shaft, and discusses at least one alternate.  I have a hard time believing that stiffness, whether in flex or in torsion, makes a significant different in putting.  The movements (and related accelerations) are just so slow that there's very little opportunity for twist or flex with normal shafts.  I don't doubt that weight, and distribution of weight, can make a difference for some players, but increased stiffness seems unnecessary.  The graphs being used in this shafts marketing show "wild oscillation" of the putterhead after impact using a steel shaft.  The article makes the very valid point that what happens after impact doesn't actually influence the path of the golf ball, because its AFTER the impact.  

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I have a hard time believing that stiffness, whether in flex or in torsion, makes a significant different in putting. .  


I mostly agree with you. Feel becomes a driving factor. The stability shaft changes the feel of the putter. Just like people will swear by the true temper YSC or Mills pencil shaft. Do they
Actually improve performance? If you find the right feel, I am sure that you can optimize performance.
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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

I mostly agree with you. Feel becomes a driving factor. The stability shaft changes the feel of the putter. Just like people will swear by the true temper YSC or Mills pencil shaft. Do they
Actually improve performance? If you find the right feel, I am sure that you can optimize performance.

 

No argument, for many players, if it feels better, they'll putt better, even if there's no "scientific" reason for the improved performance.  .  

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Reston, Virginia

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