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Hi all,

 

Shafts are not only a minefield but also my weakest knowledge point with equipment so looking for help. 
 

What would you suggest for a 5 wood with the aim of achieving a mid to high ball flight. 
 

Driver swing speed on average 100/101

Shafts currently using in signature. Got fitted for the driver and matched the woods, foolishly perhaps but had no other shafts to try. 
 

thanks
 

 

 


 


 

 

Driver: Titleist TSi2 10 / Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue Raw 65 S

3 Wood: Titleist TSi3 15 / Project X RDX Smoke Black 70 6.0

4 Iron: Titleist U500 / Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85 S

5 - 9 Irons: Mizuno 921 Tour / Nippon Modus 3 120 S

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46F, 50F, 54S & 58M / Nippon Modus Wedge 115

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Select (2016) / BGT Stability Tour

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV / Titleist Pro V1x

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Any thoughts on a Fujikura atmos red TS 70?

Driver: Titleist TSi2 10 / Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue Raw 65 S

3 Wood: Titleist TSi3 15 / Project X RDX Smoke Black 70 6.0

4 Iron: Titleist U500 / Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85 S

5 - 9 Irons: Mizuno 921 Tour / Nippon Modus 3 120 S

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46F, 50F, 54S & 58M / Nippon Modus Wedge 115

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Select (2016) / BGT Stability Tour

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV / Titleist Pro V1x

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Rogue Black would be one I might look at first.

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8 minutes ago, RI_Redneck said:

Focus more on the loft of the head than the shaft to get the launch you want. The shaft only helps marginally with launch angle.

BT

While the head is important, there won't be as much variance in 5 wood lofts.  A shaft can make a big difference here in launch. 

To @Murray06  The Helium Black 4 should work well with that

:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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1 hour ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

While the head is important, there won't be as much variance in 5 wood lofts.  A shaft can make a big difference here in launch. 

To @Murray06  The Helium Black 4 should work well with that

I didn't see any reason the OP should be restricted to a 5w. Since the loft is the important factor in getting a FW that launches properly for his swing and fills the distance that it needs to fill, it could be a 4w, 5w, 7w or 9w that fits the situation best. They're all just FWs with lofts stamped on them these days anyway.

BT

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I have the Atmos TS Red 70X in my 4wd.  Love that shaft and highly recommend going to a fitter and testing it out if possible.  Have had the Atmos in the bag for 3 years and I don't see it coming out anytime soon.  I moved to the ventus blue in my driver as I thought the Atmos Red TS 6x in my Driver put the ball too high in the air, FWIW.

Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Speed TD LS 9* / Ventus Blue 6X

Fairway: :callaway-small: Epic Speed 16.5* / Motore X F1 7X

Hybrid: :755178188_TourEdge: CBX 19* / Atmos Blue 7S

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 921 Forged 4i, JPX 921 Tour 5i-PW / Rifle 6.0

Wedges: :vokey-small: 51.11F RAW, 55.11D RAW, 59.07M RAW / Rifle 6.0

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2 hours ago, RI_Redneck said:

I didn't see any reason the OP should be restricted to a 5w. Since the loft is the important factor in getting a FW that launches properly for his swing and fills the distance that it needs to fill, it could be a 4w, 5w, 7w or 9w that fits the situation best. They're all just FWs with lofts stamped on them these days anyway.

BT

I misinterpreted the point of your answer.   I definitely agree a 7w or 9w will obviously deliver more loft. I thought you were saying that a different head of 5 wood would affect the launch more than a shaft.   

  I was answering in the thought he is intent on sticking with a 5 wood.  That the model of 5 wood won't matter as much as the shaft if that is the case.  

:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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5 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

While the head is important, there won't be as much variance in 5 wood lofts.  A shaft can make a big difference here in launch. 

To @Murray06  The Helium Black 4 should work well with that

I've got a slower swing speed than @Murray06, but can attest to the Helium shaft in my 5 wood. Mine is the F2 49g shaft and it is definitely high launch Love everything about my King F-9 5wood.  

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Thanks guys. Had already added the atmos to the list of shafts to test along with aldila tour blue so will add helium black on there also. 
 

 

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Driver: Titleist TSi2 10 / Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue Raw 65 S

3 Wood: Titleist TSi3 15 / Project X RDX Smoke Black 70 6.0

4 Iron: Titleist U500 / Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85 S

5 - 9 Irons: Mizuno 921 Tour / Nippon Modus 3 120 S

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46F, 50F, 54S & 58M / Nippon Modus Wedge 115

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Select (2016) / BGT Stability Tour

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV / Titleist Pro V1x

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On 12/9/2020 at 4:42 PM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I misinterpreted the point of your answer.   I definitely agree a 7w or 9w will obviously deliver more loft. I thought you were saying that a different head of 5 wood would affect the launch more than a shaft.   

  I was answering in the thought he is intent on sticking with a 5 wood.  That the model of 5 wood won't matter as much as the shaft if that is the case.  

No worries. I just see lots of folks attempting to get a decent launch difference by switching shafts and it just doesn't happen. Loft will give a much more substantial change.

Cheers!

BT

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1 hour ago, RI_Redneck said:

No worries. I just see lots of folks attempting to get a decent launch difference by switching shafts and it just doesn't happen. Loft will give a much more substantial change.

Cheers!

BT

One of the biggest misperceptions in golf equipment along with thinking a shaft by itself is going to drastically change spin

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Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

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