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Going from 104 gram steel to 64 gram grafit shafts... What to consider...


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Hej. Im planning to go from 104 steel iron shafts to 64 gram grafits shafts.

I`ll expect some change in swing weight, due to the overall weight change.

ill be okay to goo a couple of point down in swing weight, but is there a way to control it, some formular or likewise, so i can built them, with out just try and try aging.. ?

im going from stiff steel to reg grafits, due to age and a bit slower swing speed at the moment..

I will do the tip trimming according to manefactor specs..

all shafts are extended 1 inch

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I would probably do just one club to begin with, 7 or 8 iron, and see what tweaks would be needed to make it playable for me before building the rest of the set.

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Unlike some here, I don't believe in getting fitted for everyone all the time, but yours is a case where a fitting would be money well spent. That's a radical change, not one I'd make without guidance - and not a free fitting at big box store unless you know/trust someone. I insisted on a fitting going from 105 gram steel stiff to 95 gram graphite regular with my irons - I wouldn't consider 104g steel S to 64g graphite R without guidance, but do as you see fit.

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7 hours ago, Middler said:

Unlike some here, I don't believe in getting fitted for everyone all the time, but yours is a case where a fitting would be money well spent. That's a radical change, not one I'd make without guidance - and not a free fitting at big box store unless you know/trust someone. I insisted on a fitting going from 105 gram steel stiff to 95 gram graphite regular with my irons - I wouldn't consider 104g steel S to 64g graphite R without guidance, but do as you see fit.

Yes, I agree.  I went from 98g (AWT steel) to 80g (MMT's) and noticed it.  Aside from the OP's rather significant change is shaft weight, I also think anyone moving from steel into graphite would be wise to get fitted if possible.  I personally found BIG differences in shaft feel and performance testing composites - much less dramatic than when I tested various steel shafts prior to moving into graphite.

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All calculations goes in direction of an overall weight drop on aprox 35 grams. , an a swing weight around D0, so ill go along with the one club testing set up.

Time will tell... Thanks for input :O)

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along with Swing weight the feel will be completely different as you are leaving steel and going to graphite. The feel will be muted. not bad just different

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