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I acquired seven TaylorMade SLDR 57g senior iron shafts, 41.5″, no trimming instructions included.  I am building 5 thru GW with Adams XTD heads for a left-handed 75 yr old.  He is a former professional tennis player and a good athlete.  He usually shoots even to 4 over on our local 3200yd 9-hole track.  He would like the clubs to be as stiff as possible.  How should I tip trim the shafts to achieve this?

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26 minutes ago, sekerbs said:

I acquired seven TaylorMade SLDR 57g senior iron shafts, 41.5″, no trimming instructions included.  I am building 5 thru GW with Adams XTD heads for a left-handed 75 yr old.  He is a former professional tennis player and a good athlete.  He usually shoots even to 4 over on our local 3200yd 9-hole track.  He would like the clubs to be as stiff as possible.  How should I tip trim the shafts to achieve this?

Closest information i could find is 1" starting at 4 iron and then it half inch increments, up to 4" for wedges, and the butt trim to length. 

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Just to clarify, are these 7 .370 parallel tip shafts?  Or are they .355 taper tip?  If parallel then you can tip trim to adjust the stiffness.  If they are taper tip then you have seven of the same iron shaft and shouldn't be used in a full set build.

 

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2 hours ago, hckymeyer said:

Just to clarify, are these 7 .370 parallel tip shafts?  Or are they .355 taper tip?  If parallel then you can tip trim to adjust the stiffness.  If they are taper tip then you have seven of the same iron shaft and shouldn't be used in a full set build.

 

I had assumed that they were parallel shafts, but makes sense to never assume

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 12/27/2020
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Nippon Modus 120 S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - KBS Hi-Rev S
Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER2
 

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TaylorMade SLDR used Fujikura .370 shafts.  What I don't know is how long the tip section is.  I think it's 6" but not positive.

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On 12/9/2020 at 1:44 PM, RI_Redneck said:

A cheap set of calipers from Home Depot will tell you.

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3 hours ago, McGolf said:

and unit to measure flex.

Slightly off-topic of this thread, but it took me a while to connect that the videos of club building on youtube that I have been watching are you.

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Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 12/27/2020
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Nippon Modus 120 S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - KBS Hi-Rev S
Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER2
 

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On 12/22/2020 at 3:22 PM, dlow206 said:

Slightly off-topic of this thread, but it took me a while to connect that the videos of club building on youtube that I have been watching are you.

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