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10 minutes ago, Mrf@0000843 said:

was thinking of replacing my steel shafted irons to steel fiber  shafts for senior flex. For my taylormade m2 irons. Has anyone used these shafts and their thoughts. thanks..

I think if you do some forum searches you will find multiple people’s opinions.  As with anything some people think they are great while others don’t like them.    Flex is only one consideration as the product has multiple weight classes and profiles.  Many people believe they play a bit stiffer than the indicated flex.  Use the search feature and you should be able to find some information, but you should really try the shafts to see how they work for you.  

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One thing worth checking out is the cost of upgrading a new set of irons with the steel fibers.  By the time you pay retail for the shafts and then someone to pull your old shafts and install the new ones plus new grips, etc you might be surprised at the total cost compared to just getting a new set of irons and paying the upcharge to get steel fibers from the manufacturer.

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5 minutes ago, ChitownM2 said:

One thing worth checking out is the cost of upgrading a new set of irons with the steel fibers.  By the time you pay retail for the shafts and then someone to pull your old shafts and install the new ones plus new grips, etc you might be surprised at the total cost compared to just getting a new set of irons and paying the upcharge to get steel fibers from the manufacturer.

This is true. Unless you build them yourself or have a friend, reshafting can get spendy. Luckily for me, I can do my own club builds, so I can do all sorts of experiments. Got a new build drying in the garage right now lol (just a single club reshaft). 

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Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
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I just had my Project X 6.0s replaced with Steelfiber i95s in stiff flex.  I looked into it largely out of concern for my joints, but I did end up seeing a performance benefit...I've picked up more spin and half a club across the set.

You've already gotten good advice here...not the most cost effective way to go, I was just in a position to get the shafts on a deal but couldn't make new irons work.  And above all, get fit get fit get fit.  They do play a little stiff to flex for one, and there are other options out there in this space...I continue to hear lots of good things about Mitsubishi MMTs, and Recoils are always an option.  

Flex being one fitting concern, swing weight is the factor you really have to pay attention to.  You can't just swap the shaft and go.  In my case, I have gamed a mid-size Golf Pride MMC grip for years, but with a grip that heavy and a shaft that light the swing weights were waaay too light.  I had to switch to a Dri-Tac Lite to get me back to the swing weight I need to be in.

In short, I LOVE my Steelfiber's, but they're not for everybody and you need a good fitter to make them work for you.

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Others touched on the cost as well as finding the right weight and series.

The i series for pretty much every golfer I know play stiffer to flex. Those who play them go down both in weight class and flex. As an example brand Snedeker plays i95s where he was in x flex and 120+ in his order shafts. For many they feel harsh as well.

I don’t have any experience with the fc series.

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There are a lot of other good graphite options out there. Mostly on the forums, folks talk about MMT, Steelfiber, and Recoils. There are also Accra, LAGP, Graphite Design, etc. in iron shafts. 

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Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
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On 9/28/2021 at 12:30 PM, Mrf@0000843 said:

was thinking of replacing my steel shafted irons to steel fiber  shafts for senior flex. For my taylormade m2 irons. Has anyone used these shafts and their thoughts. thanks..

I recently tested SF's against Recoil, Accra, MCA, KBS, and Oban, and found them to be the stiffest and having the least "feel" to them.  But, as is with all of these options, ymmv.  Also, unless you've tested these on a similar style head, my advice is to do so before committing to them.  I was REALLY surprised by the differences between shafts both in feel and LM performance (my first switch from steel).  Lastly, @ChitownM2and @dlow206are correct that you may be better off price wise ordering new clubs with these or whichever other composite shaft you decide on.

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