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I have always had either DG S300 or S400 in my wedges so just curious if others that either currently play C-Taper or have in the past have used different wedge shafts. 

Thanks, everyone!

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I’ve got KBS Tour 130x in my irons, (Bstone Tour B JGR’s from an MGS test) and I had my Ping wedges made with the same to keep the same feel through the set. I’ve read pros and cons regarding doing this, but it’s working well for me.


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1 hour ago, MGoBlue100 said:

I’ve got KBS Tour 130x in my irons, (Bstone Tour B JGR’s from an MGS test) and I had my Ping wedges made with the same to keep the same feel through the set. I’ve read pros and cons regarding doing this, but it’s working well for me.


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I'd agree -- my best wedge play has always been when I have the same shafts in my wedges and irons. Something to be said for consistency...

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14 hours ago, rsilman said:

I have always had either DG S300 or S400 in my wedges so just curious if others that either currently play C-Taper or have in the past have used different wedge shafts. 

Thanks, everyone!

General rule of thumb is to go a little heavier but slightly softer in the wedges. Its why you see so many pros with x100 iron shafts and s400 wedge shafts 

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5 hours ago, jlukes said:

General rule of thumb is to go a little heavier but slightly softer in the wedges. Its why you see so many pros with x100 iron shafts and s400 wedge shafts 

I asked KBS for a suggestion and they recommended heavier, stiffer, and a PW shaft instead of a "wedge" shaft.  

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16 minutes ago, cnosil said:

I asked KBS for a suggestion and they recommended heavier, stiffer, and a PW shaft instead of a "wedge" shaft.  

Stiffer is... different. Not many people go stiffer in wedges. 

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2 minutes ago, jlukes said:

Stiffer is... different. Not many people go stiffer in wedges. 

i guess everyone has their own thoughts on what should work; that's why you have to try it out. 

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36 minutes ago, cnosil said:

i guess everyone has their own thoughts on what should work; that's why you have to try it out. 

 

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Great video, thanks for sharing @jlukes

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Thanks for all the input guys, much appreciated! 

Cannot wait for the lockdown days to be behind us so I can get back on the course and test some different ones out!

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1 hour ago, jlukes said:

 

He also says lighter in addition to softer.   

https://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2018/03/25/ask-the-equipment-insider-varying-iron-wedge-flex.html- This says softer is about 50/50 on tour.    Softer is also recommended for X players and maybe same for S flex guys.   problems with softer is it generally means lighter.  

General consensus seems to be that if you primarily play partial go heavier and same or slightly less flex.    If you play full then go same.   

I don't think there is a single consensus on what is ideal,  even the video you posted says to experiment. 

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9 hours ago, cnosil said:

He also says lighter in addition to softer.   

https://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2018/03/25/ask-the-equipment-insider-varying-iron-wedge-flex.html- This says softer is about 50/50 on tour.    Softer is also recommended for X players and maybe same for S flex guys.   problems with softer is it generally means lighter.  

General consensus seems to be that if you primarily play partial go heavier and same or slightly less flex.    If you play full then go same.   

I don't think there is a single consensus on what is ideal,  even the video you posted says to experiment. 

Ian Fraser actually says a great trick to the go heavier and softer for slower swing speed players is to go up a flex but then soft step an 8 iron shaft. 

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Bob Vokey suggests going one flex softer in your wedges than the rest of your irons. 

In Bob I trust!

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