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Earlier this year I built a set of Maltby TS-1 irons, 4 thru gap wedge using FST Pro 115 irons.  I tip trimmed them starting at stiff + .25" up to X flex in the wedges.

I really like the setup as I'm back to hitting my 7 iron 160 yards.  My problem is I tend to hit them thin on occasion.  I originally trimmed them to 37" 7 iron length with a 5/8" difference going up and 3/8" on down to my wedges.

So here is the dilemma: Do I buy 8 new FST PRO 115 shafts or add extensions to the existing set ?

Is one way better than the other ?  Would extensions screw up my swing weights?

 

 

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16 minutes ago, liermann.mark said:

Earlier this year I built a set of Maltby TS-1 irons, 4 thru gap wedge using FST Pro 115 irons.  I tip trimmed them starting at stiff + .25" up to X flex in the wedges.

I really like the setup as I'm back to hitting my 7 iron 160 yards.  My problem is I tend to hit them thin on occasion.  I originally trimmed them to 37" 7 iron length with a 5/8" difference going up and 3/8" on down to my wedges.

So here is the dilemma: Do I buy 8 new FST PRO 115 shafts or add extensions to the existing set ?

Is one way better than the other ?  Would extensions screw up my swing weights?

 

 

Extensions would change the swing weight, not sure how you define “mess up”.  New shafts would also change the swing weight but not as much since the part of the extension in the shaft adds more weight to the butt end.  

Why do you think the thin shots are related to the club length and not your swing?

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I used to play one length cobra f8's that were all 37.5" graphite.

When I went back to regular clubs I built them at standard length for steel ( 37" ) for the 7 iron and it sometimes feels like I have to reach to strike the ball properly or bend at the waist more than feels comfortable.

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  • Wilson Staff Triton Driver
  • Adams XTD Ti fw
  • Cleveland 588 Hybrids H2 & H3
  • Maltby TS1 irons 4 thru GW
  • Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP SW
  • Carbite Polar Balanced putter

 

 

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Extensions of 1" add 6 grams of weight beyond a new shaft 1" long. I've done it both ways, hence knowing the weight difference. It does change swingweight based on that but it's not significant. This was done with 115 g shafts.

I couldn't tell the difference and the extensions helped the contact. (For me)

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