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I use a Lin Q gunmetal made by UST Mamiya. I use this shaft because it helped me reduce spin (this has been a major problem for me before this shaft and a few lessons). Most low spin shafts seem to have very low forgiveness as well, but this did not seem to be the case for me with this shaft, my misses just flew like misses with a mid spin shaft. Another major reason why I use this shaft is because it was what I was fitted for. I was lucky enough to have a fitting from Josh at TPC Sawgrass, and durring this fitting we were both surprised by how much this shaft helped me. I would love to hear what everyone uses


Best of luck - Myles Riley

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sim driver

sim 3 wood

m5 titanium 5 wood

titleist t300 4-6 irons

titleist t200 7-pw

Vokey sm8 50/54/58

pxg gunboat gen 2 putter 

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I use various shafts depending on the driver and what I go with. Some is tinkering because it’s fun and I want to see what new shafts feel like and how they perform. Usually I have whatever I get fit to which has been hzrdus yellow, Aldila rogue Max or black/silver. I’ve been fit to several UST mamiya shafts. Ventus blue has worked and surprisingly hzrdus smoke green was a good shaft for what I was looking for in feel and dispersion.


Josh is a smart guy and has done a bunch of my fittings before he moved to Florida 

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

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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KBS TD. I liked KBS shafts and found a good deal so I picked it up. Testing on a launch monitor shows I get good launch conditions.

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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

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, Bellum Winmore 787


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Ventus Red 5s. Fitter said it was perfect for me due to the flex being a true stiff profile but plenty of launch for me to play a 9* head to keep my launch and spin window ideal.

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Back to using the venerable Grafalloy Prolaunch Red - it just works. Launch and spin are exactly where I want them to be (low/low) and the price is insanely cheap for a shaft of this quality. I liked it so much I got one installed in my 3-wood too.

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Xphlexxx Busa Liquid 2. I did a fitting a little while back and it gave me the most consistent numbers, and flight path out of all the options I tried that day.

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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2 hours ago, cnosil said:

KBS TD. I liked KBS shafts and found a good deal so I picked it up. Testing on a launch monitor shows I get good launch conditions.

Same here.  The TD 50 Cat 2 was the frontrunner in distance and accuracy over the stock Alta CB Red and a handful of others at my recent Truespec fitting.  Better yet, after a questionable start, I found its groove (or it found mine) and I'm seeing better numbers in play than I did on the LM.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)



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I play a Graphite Design AD-XC 6S. I selected it because I was a tester for the TSI 2 and during my Titleist fitting, it was the best performing stock / premium stock option that was in the fitting cart.

I have a KBS TD shaft waiting to be tried. Got that one in a giveaway from KBS. 

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
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 - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"

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KBS TD 50 Cat 3 .. Was fitted for this shaft with my Ping G400 SFT .. It had the best dispersion from all shafts I tested..

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:ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:taylormade-small: 3 Rescue Hybrid

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

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Ventus Blue 6X for me.  Simple reasoning for me, just like so many others.  It was best for me during my Callaway fitting with the Mavrik Sub Zero head.  

In the past was fitted to a Fuji Pro 2.0 Tour Spec with a TS3.  Next driver will probably be a different shaft combo, however I really do like the Ventus currently.  Since I'm getting a late start to the season this year and will not probably play until May, I'll likely give the the 2021 drivers a chance next year and see if they outperform anything.

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Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

2 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

4 Iron - Srixon ZX 23* Recoil F5                                                     Testing: :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron Graphite Design Tour AD IZ X Hybrid Shaft

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X                   Testing: :titelist-small: T100-S 5 - GW KBS Tour 130 X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngJaws 5 Wedge 58* DG Tour Issue Stiff

Putter:   :scotty-small: Phantom 5.5 34"      Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"      Taylormade Tour Black Spider 34"

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every shaft I use I was fit in to at one point or another, except the wedges and putter. If I notice something wonky going on when I make good swings then I'll go get re-fit but if you have the opportunity I think you should play the one that you get fit for and ignore the label/brand name/hype in order to shoot your lowest scores.

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Kuro Kage XT 70TX. i put 4 shafts head to head against each other this winter and the KK produced the best launch and spin combination by far. 

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image.png.926c5dbfc594427870bc33c43f290630.pngSIM2 8º | KuroKage XD 70TX 

  image.png.4f15ae5144722103242556b2db6d1033.pngSIM 3W 14º | Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 9TX

image.png.bce9eebd9a20266703b359d88959bbcb.pngSIM2 5W 18º | Fujikura Ventus Black 10X
Titleist logo | Logo gallery, Golf birthday party, Logo designU500 2i | Fujikura Ventus HB Black 10TX
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Vokey Design Vector Logo | Free Download - (.SVG   .PNG) format - VTLogo.com SM6 52* SM8 56* SM8 60* | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
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Mitsubishi Tensei pro white tx 60 gram: I was fit for this shaft while I was playing a g410 plus and still had a negative aoa on my driver swing. Since then, I’ve changed my aoa to positive, and now play a g410 LST instead. I also just did a true golf fit online fitting which suggested a PXG 0211 9 degree with a Hzrdus yellow x stiff 60 gram, which I bought and have been testing...

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Currently, I play the HZRDS Smoke Black x flex.  It's not too bad, but if money was no object I would be using the Whiteboard.  I had that in my previous shaft and still use it in my 3 wood.  I love the whiteboard.  The Smoke is nice too, don't get me wrong.  I have a quick transition and it is able to keep up with all the forces with no problem.   

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   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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On 3/22/2021 at 1:18 PM, jaskanski said:

Back to using the venerable Grafalloy Prolaunch Red - it just works. Launch and spin are exactly where I want them to be (low/low) and the price is insanely cheap for a shaft of this quality. I liked it so much I got one installed in my 3-wood too.

That was the Holy Grail shaft for my G10 driver I used for years and years.  I should get one and pop a G410 adapter on it to compare to the Accra.  

I compared the Accra gamer to a couple of EvenFlow's in different flex's.  The Accra won out but I am a tinkerer and will probably try a few others as time goes on.  I tend to stick with a clubhead once I find one I like and try different shafts & weight combinations.

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Modern Bag:  Ping G410+ 9*, Accra TourZ X265 M5;  Snake Eyes 15*, 18* & 23* Hybrids; Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  Cleveland Tour Action 49*, 53*, 57*; PX LZ 6.5 ;  Ping Heppler Fetch;  Ball - Snell MTB-X; Bag - Sun Mountain H2NO 

Classic Bag:  Driver - Wilson Staff Persimmon; 3w - Hogan Speed Slot; 5w - Wilson Staff Tour Block; 3 - pw - Staff Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

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Handcrafted Project X LZ 5.5 flex. I use it because it works. And despite being 5.5, it can handle a fast swing when 6.0 flex in other shafts wont handle the hard, fast swing which is 108 for me.

I chose it after trying 30ish driver shafts in various products. It's older, but its consistent for me

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I went for a full driver fitting a few weeks ago and the best shaft for me was the KBS TD with the Ping 425LST. After going through the fitting, I am now a firm believer that there is no one size its all approach. Just because I like the KBS TD with the PIng, doesn't mean it will react the same when paired with a TM or Callaway head for example.

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ping.png.7c5862342023c35b77c4616604806e90.png Driver: 425LST w / KBS TD60 X-Stiff

callaway-golf-vector-logo.png.493ab23d387785f73cfea313e1af01a6.png 3-Wood: Callaway Rogue

596048109_ScreenShot2021-02-28at3_28_30PM.png.6dfa8b67ed327055667700b4ef19afd1.png Sub70 699Pro: 5&6 Irons w/ Aldila NV Graphite Shaft - Stiff - 1/2" short

596048109_ScreenShot2021-02-28at3_28_30PM.png.6dfa8b67ed327055667700b4ef19afd1.png Sub70 639CB: 7-PW w/ Aldila NV Graphite Shaft - Stiff - 1/2" short

596048109_ScreenShot2021-02-28at3_28_30PM.png.6dfa8b67ed327055667700b4ef19afd1.pngHybrid - 939X: with Proforce V2 Stiff

1884238425_Titleistlogo.png.90c97c2fbcb19171e8ef7dc60bee0fc4.pngSM7 50* & 56*

167032231_GELlogo.jpeg.060ddfab800aed4c79ddd5d4ccc47ee0.jpegPutter: OPAL

vicegolf_logo.png.26dae2f1802c046450d6ce62d44baf39.png VICE - Pro Plus

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I have the Aldila Rogue White 130 M.S.I. 60 X as this is what I was recently fitted for. I booked a fitting as the ball was 'ballooning' and the fitter advised I was getting way too much back spin with my current, stiff shafted driver.

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:callaway-small:, Driver, Mavrik Max 10.5*, Aldila rouge white 60, XS flex

:mizuno-small:, 3 Wood, MX-700, S flex

:callaway-small:, 4 Hybrid, Mavrik Max, S flex

 :Sub70: , 5-PW 699 Pro, KBS Tour S flex

:titelist-small:, Wedges, Vokey, 52*, 56*, 60*

:odyssey-small:, Putter, Stroke Lab Black #7

:bridgestone-small:, Ball, Tour B X

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Lots of stiff and x flex shafts in this thread.  I'll throw in one for those of us who are speed challenged:  The Ping Distanza.  40 gram range, light flex and high launch.  It works perfectly for my 88 mph swing with a lazy, smooth tempo. The other day, I was getting close to the theoretical max carry for my swing speed with a 10.5 degree lofted head.  At 12 degrees, I probably would have gotten a little more carry.  If you are a smooth swinging player with <90 mph club head speed try it out.  One day I may try it in a non-Ping driver.

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14 of the following:

Ping G400 Max

Cobra King F9 Speedback 3 wood

Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Taylormade M4 5 hybrid

Callaway Mavrik Max 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 Sigma 2 Anser

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