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Hzrdus smoke black x-stiff 60g. 
keeps me from pulling my drives often

low spin and low launch suit me as i hit the ball high. 
shaft feels great for my aggressive transition. 

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I have two that I use.  My primary is a Project X HZRDUS Black Hand Crafted.  The other One I use is a UST Mamiya V2 Tour.  Both are stiff flex.  Low Launch/Low Spin seems to work best for me.

Driver: :cobra:F9 Project X HZRDUS Black
Woods: :bridgestone: JGR 3w UST Mamiya V2
Hybrids: :bridgestone: JGR 3h/4h Graphite Design AD DI
Irons: :bridgestone: HF2 5-AW Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff
Wedges:  :callaway: MD4 54/58 C grind
Putter: :scotty: Squareback Select
Ball: :bridgestone: Tour B-RX
Grips: : :GolfPride: MCC +4 Align
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Just picked up a ventus black cheap and love it... 7x

replaced a aldila silver 110 7x 

 

I’m coming back to golf from an injury so my swing speed is way down... but it’s good even when not swinging hard.

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Mavrik 9 degree - Ventus Black 7X

Mavrik 13.5 Degree - Hazardus Smoke

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Sub70 4u - Proforce V2 8F5

Sub70 5i - DG S400

Adams CMB 6-GW - Project X 6.0

Sub70 54 (286) and 58 (JB Low Bounce) - S300

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On 3/24/2021 at 5:33 AM, Pupini said:

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.

I have to agree with you. I have been playing a Fujikura 757 evo for years on my Mizuno JPX 850. I recently was  gifted a PING G410 LST and I had a Fujikura 757 Evo installed. I just doesn't fit the same as my Mizuno. 

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I have used a steel shaft on my driver until my older brother broke it when he was trying to stretch before he hit a ball at a range back in high school. Unfortunately, back then it was very difficult have a the shaft changed to keep using the driver. When I started playing golf graphite and carbon fibre shafts were just coming out and very expensive, the major concern was that the new shafts had the flexibility but not the strenght compared to steel shafts. Being that it has been 20 years since then it is very difficult to say if a steel, graphite or carbon fibre shaft is the best for a driver, it should be up to player themselves as to which shaft suits them based on their swing speed. I am still struggling with that as I am coming back to golf and would need to go for a fitting to determine which shaft is the best for my driver, as shaft technology has changed so much I can't say which shaft manufacturer is the best and with varying shaft weights it is upto the player to make that decision.

Lefty coming back to golf.

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Gone through a few over the past year. Current is MOTOREX F1 6X. Was fitted for this and produced great numbers for me and it feels fantastic. I am a fan of stiff throughout as I do not like to feel that bend in my transition. I loved the HZRDUS line Green and Black would have been my choice if I went with a Titleist driver this year but the MOTOREX felt as good if not better and was a standard shaft for Cobra.

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For now, I am sticking with the EvenFlow Black 6.5.  The Ventus Blue in my 3 wood does everything I had hoped for and will likely be in contention for my next driver.  

The EF feels wonderfully smooth and has one of the most penetrating flights I've ever seen.  

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Since 2019, I've gone through a handful of shaft/head combinations:

  • HZRDUS Smoke Black 6S / Epic Flash
  • HZRDUS Yellow 6S / Epic Flash
  • Aldila Rogue Silver 6S / SpeedZone Xtreme
  • Aldila Rogue White 6X / Mavrik
  • Dumina AutoFlex 505X / Mavrik

I was fit for all but the Rogue White/AutoFlex. I started working more on my driver swing with lessons after I got the SpeedZone and found I didn't launch it very well. I had previously been setup with low/low shafts to offset a very steep AoA with the driver.

I self-fit myself to the Mavrik / Rogue White combo and really liked it. But then I fell for the AutoFlex hype and have thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. I seem to be getting very good launch conditions and my distance has increased a bit since putting it in play.

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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Max LS (9°), 45.75", Dumina AutoFlex SF505X | Unofficial AutoFlex Review
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callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
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cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
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callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
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Right now it's the stock Diamana S Limited in S flex that comes with the Taylormade Sim. I'm liking it more than the previous shaft I had, which was the Hzrdus yellow with a cobra head, just could never get a consistent feel with it. I tend to hit with lots of spin and high though so this mid launch could get me some high risers I think. I would love to try a Ventus blue or black, or Tensei white or orange since I like the blue in my fairway. I probably should get fit eventually, I am just so inconsistent with my play I can never justify it.

Driver: Taylormade Sim (Handcrafted Hzrdus Yellow 63g 6.5 flex)

Fairway: Mizuno ST200ts 15* (Tensei Blue X Flex) (Needs to be replaced)

Utility: Sub 70 699u 17* 2 iron (Proforce V2 S Flex) / Sub 70 699u Pro 19.5* 3 iron (Hzrdus Smoke 6.0)

Irons: Mizuno MP 25 4-PW (Project X S Flex)

Wedges: 50* & 54* Cleveland RTX 4 Raw, 58* Cobra Snakebite Versatile Grind/60* PM Grind Callaway

Putter: Tommy Armour Habanero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1/Pro V1x

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I was using a Project X Blood Orange Max Carry stiff flex. Low 50 gram shaft. I want swinging fast and playing hurt. This Shaft gave me good distance. 

I have since moved on to a Japanese model, Project X Ion Blue shaft in Stiff. A bit softer tip than the US model. A definite rocket launcher. I put the shaft in regular flex in my 3, 5 and 7 wood. Great investment for my game.

Playing Callaway Rouge woods.

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I am found of the Miyasaki stock shaft 5r, 4443 *Japan made*, that comes with the Cleveland Hb Turbo driver. 

I am a lefty, and wath I love about this shaft, it's the Trajectory a nice mid high lauch with,praticly no dispersion 3 to 4 yards width in sync time after time again.

The distance is normal, if I compare to a Fly Z, *non xl or non plus* middle of the range.

Very well balanced shaft, not for everyone because this shaft has a slim line profile,,,, but in the other end it does cuts through the wind with a medium to slow swing speed of 86 mph. Just the pergect fit for this kind of swing . You would be amazed on how it works in narrow fairways if you need to rebuilt you confidence this one for you.. 

Have a wonderful day. 

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I game a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6S shaft.  This is a low spin, low/mid launch shaft.  The tip section is stiff with medium mid and butt sections.  I feel I can load this shaft without muscling this shaft while the stiff tip add to shot stability. 

Driver:  TaylorMade 300 Mini 11.5° (10.2°), Fujikura Ventus Blue 5S Velocore

3W:  TaylorMade M4 15°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

Hybrid:  TaylorMade Sim2 2 Iron Hybrid 17°, Mitsubishi Tensai AV Raw Blue 80 stiff

Irons:  Ben Hogan Icon blades 4-PW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

GW / LW:  Scratch Golf 1018 forged 50°/ 58° DS, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

SW:  Callaway MD5 Jaws 54°, TT DG Tour Issue S200 115g wedge shaft

Putter: Byron Morgan DH89 GSS custom, Salty MidPlus cork grip

Grips: BestGrips Augusta Microperf leather slip on

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On 3/30/2021 at 2:26 PM, ryno_wineo said:

Paired my Callaway Epic Max LS 9* with the UST Lin-Q Purple 7F5, 1" tipped (hard). 

 

My 3 finalists were:

  • Lin-Q Purple 7F5
    • #2 in overall launch numbers
    • Purple isn't for everyone
    • Lowest average spin
    • Tied for best L/R dispersion
    • Fastest average clubhead speed by 3.6 mph
    • Least efficient (smash factor); first in distance
  • Ventus Black 7X
    • Best consistency in numbers throughout swings
    • Tied for best L/R dispersion
    • Slowest average clubhead speed
    • Went into the fitting with a "Team Ventus" mentality
    • Most expensive
  • KBS TD 70 Cat5
    • Felt great
    • Largest L/R dispersion difference between the three
    • Highest average spin
    • Most punished on mishits

Driver finally showed up today (ordered in January)!

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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Max LS 9°, UST Lin-Q Purple 7F5 1” tipped

3 Wood:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Titanium Rocket 13.5°, UST Lin-Q Purple 7F5

2 Iron:  :callaway-small: X Forged UT 18°, Mitsubishi MMT UT 105 TX

4-PW:  :callaway-small: X Forged CB irons, DG Tour Issue x100 +1” 2° flat

Wedges:  :mizuno-small: T20, KBS Wedge shaft, 50°/54°/58°

Putter:  Toulon Atlanta, Stroke Lab Shaft

Ball:  :titelist-small: ProV1x Optic Yellow

Bag:  :Ogio: 2021 Woode 8 Hybrid Stand Bag

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