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What shafts are the AMT Red and Black good for


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With so many new clubs and shafts out there I want to find the right shaft for my new irons.

I need a new set of Irons, Driver and Woods. My clubs are more than 10 years old. But having trouble trying to get fitted because of the pandemic.

But I have been reading good things about True Temper AMT. But which one Black or Red? Has anyone have used or currently using any of these shafts? 
I have rifle shafts in my current old clubs but I feel its a bit heavy and somewhat stiff now that I am also getting older. I like that the AMT shafts are light but maybe too light then I wont have any feel for the head. My swing speed roughly 93 to 95 mph

Any recommendations as well for other shafts would work. 

I used to coach The First Tee of San Francisco

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18 minutes ago, Theslomo said:

With so many new clubs and shafts out there I want to find the right shaft for my new irons.

I need a new set of Irons, Driver and Woods. My clubs are more than 10 years old. But having trouble trying to get fitted because of the pandemic.

But I have been reading good things about True Temper AMT. But which one Black or Red? Has anyone have used or currently using any of these shafts? 
I have rifle shafts in my current old clubs but I feel its a bit heavy and somewhat stiff now that I am also getting older. I like that the AMT shafts are light but maybe too light then I wont have any feel for the head. My swing speed roughly 93 to 95 mph

Any recommendations as well for other shafts would work. 

I'm not all that knowledgeable, but I was fit into the AMT Red for my Titleist T200s.  You can read my review of the clubs here:

I did get an in-person fitting, and went through a bunch of the "no-upcharge" shafts available through Titleist.  We started out with the KBS Tour, which I had in my previous set of irons.  I honestly hit the clubs well with a variety of shafts, with the AMT Black and Red having the best combination of launch and spin, and ended up choosing the AMT Red based on the anticipated changes that aging will make.  I'm 65 now, and I really believe that I'll want (or maybe need) lighter shafts through the next few years.  My driver speed is just under 100 mph, and my preference was to stay with steel shafts for now.  After a season of experience, I'm pretty happy with the AMT Red.  

 

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The Red is the highest launch and lowest weight of the 3 variations (Red, Black and White).  The White is the heaviest and lowest launch and spin. The Black is in between the others.  

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14 of the following:

Ping G425 Max

Callaway Epic Max 5 wood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

PXG 0311P Gen. 3  6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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The white are the original version of the amt shaft. They will play close to the standard dg shafts.

The red is going to be lighter and help promote more launch and spin. Doesn’t mean it will have the same results for everyone. The black is going to promote lower launch and spin. Again individual results will vary.

A lighter shaft may not make a club feel lighter. Bling buying can be fun as many on here do frequently to tinker but if you are going to invest in clubs it’s best to wait til you can get fitted 

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

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

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I tried the AMT red and black when shopping my iron set. I couldn't hit either so I stuck with classic DG X100.

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Driver: Titleist 915 D3 10.5* 

Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: Titleist 714CB 4-PW

Wedges: Vokey SM5 & SM6 50/54/58

Putter: Odyssey Versa #7 32"

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Lots of great comments already that are in line with what I would say. 

From rifle shafts that are close in weight to Dynamic Gold/Project X shafts in the 127-133g range, with the goal of going lighter, I would suggest the black as a stepping stone and the red is a leap. If you go too light then you might lose your feel and timing - eg the AMT Red. The Black is lighter, but not necessarily in the light category. 

I fall in the camp of believing Shaft weight is more about timing. Small adjustments will have a small influence. Big adjustments will have a big influence. 

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On 2/15/2021 at 6:17 PM, RickyBobby_PR said:

The white are the original version of the amt shaft. They will play close to the standard dg shafts.

The red is going to be lighter and help promote more launch and spin. Doesn’t mean it will have the same results for everyone. The black is going to promote lower launch and spin. Again individual results will vary.

A lighter shaft may not make a club feel lighter. Bling buying can be fun as many on here do frequently to tinker but if you are going to invest in clubs it’s best to wait til you can get fitted 

Black lower than white?

WITB:

Taylormade SIM2 Max 9° w/ PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0, 60g @ 45"

TM V-Steel 5wd w/ Aldila Rogue Max 85x (holding down the fort until I can acquire a new fairway wood)

Srixon Z765 irons w/ PX LZ 6.0 (holding down the fort until I can get new irons)

Cleveland RTX-4 58/03

Odyssey SL EXO Marxman

Pondering:

Epic Speed 4wd or SIM2 Max 3HL

Callaway UT

Srixon irons (some combination of ZX5, ZX7, and forged) likely with Aerotech i95 or i110 stiff shafts

Either RTX Zipcore or CBX2 wedge(s)

 

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2 minutes ago, seeking70's said:

Black lower than white?

No, the black is the middle between the the red and white.

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

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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Thanks for the info, I will definitely take this to account. I am 42 and definitely in 10 years I will be needing some lighter shafts. 

I finally got to try the t200 with the AMT black, definitely did not like the feel of the head. I could not see any AMT red shafts in the shop so I may have come back for another time. But I will keep it mind that the Red has higher launch than the black. I tend to the hit the ball high and loose yardage because of that, so I might stick with the AMT black and maybe even try the white.

 

I used to coach The First Tee of San Francisco

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