Shaft Vs Club head!

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Having recently tried numerous clubs with rifle shafts and dgs shafts,

I cant hit the rifles for buggery regardless of flex i tried 4.5 -6.0 including blades,cut muscle, and cavity back.

dgs300 shafts I cant pretty much hit anything, to a certain degree.
I have also tried the nippon shafts in the mizuno mp 57 that was ok but not as good as dynamic gold!

anyone else have this problem?

Do you think your shaft is more important then your head???? :D :D :D :D
 

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Do you think your shaft is more important then your head???? :D :D :D :D

Short answer. Don't know. When I had the fitting, the techie just kept fitting different shafts on to different heads.(So, ok, I'd already settled on Titleist, but was still open to the actual model). I kept smite-ing the ball with comments such as "that feels heavy", "that feels awkward", "bl**dy hell, that's nice", "don't like it" and so on. Ended up with Rifle Project X's. The surprising bit was that with some of the shafts, the actual difference was very small, but even to a dobber like me, they seemed a huge amount different. In the end, it's what you like.
 

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The shaft is the engine room of the club although the head is important in terms of forgiveness (cavities) and playability (blades and to a degree - forged). However it is finding the right torque to match your mechanics that is the challenge. There are hundreds of shafts out there but finding somewhere to try more than the bog standard few is the problem. I think if you can really find a shaft that works to your swing then go with that and work the head around it.
 

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You know what I definitly think the shaft is more important than the clubhead.

I have tried nippon shafts in a few different clubs, 57's 52's and Orkas. I fly all of them well.

I tried rifles in the 57's and 52's and couldn't get anything to stay in the sky.

The correct shaft will do most of the work but any half decent head will sort of make up the rest for you.
 

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Bu66er, I wish I had made this post.

I have said for years that the shaft is where you get improved performance and consitency. I think that most titanium driver heads are almost identical so the only thing that can changer performance is the shaft. I think if you get fitted for the shaft then they could be fitted into almost any club and you would still perform.
 

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The shaft is definitely more important. At the end of the day a club head that didn't suit you fitted with a shaft that did would produce better results than a suitable club head with a completely wrong shaft.
 

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anyone else have this problem?

Do you think your shaft is more important then the head?

Yes, yes and yes.....I do ok with most but have encountered the odd spec' I can't hit for toffee...

When I was playing to less than 10, I had my 9 irons and 3/5 woods all re-shafted in DG R rather than get new shiny kit.....worked a treat.....

I have all graphite now, unmatching but fine.....

I can't hit a thing with grafalloy.....these are great (it seems to me) and folks love them, but not for me. :(
 

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Having recently tried numerous clubs with rifle shafts and dgs shafts,

I cant hit the rifles for buggery regardless of flex i tried 4.5 -6.0 including blades,cut muscle, and cavity back.

dgs300 shafts I CAN*(not CANT) pretty much hit anything, to a certain degree.
I have also tried the nippon shafts in the mizuno mp 57 that was ok but not as good as dynamic gold!

anyone else have this problem?

Do you think your shaft is more important then your head???? :D :D :D :D
 

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Can't hit rifles. They are way too light.

DGR300s every time for me.

Nippons are even lighter than rifles, so I haven't even tried them, can't see that they will be any different.

Each to their own, there is bound to be something to suit every one.

The head is for looking at. The shaft is the key.
 

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Murph, for me, the lighter the shaft, the better, I like to work the club through the down swing and found it really hard to do with the rifles. The nippons(the lightest) where the best for me to work through the swing. As a side note, didnt matter what clubhead was on the shaft, it was the same for all.
 

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Just had a new Aldilla Stiff Flex shaft put in a JJB Special (Mitsushiba) head and it has made a huge diference to my driving - I do not a high swing speed but it has made my drives straighter and longer.
 

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I dunno, been thinking this one over, and although my expereince is limited, I would have thought that to get a club to 'work' for you, you would need to have both parts working together. A great shaft attached to a house brick isn't going to work any better than a top-of-the-range club head attached to a snooker cue.

I would imagine, but am happy to be told otherwise, that the majority of heads now are made more similarly to each other than they used to be, apart from the obvious difference between 'players' and 'game improvement' clubs, and therefore all hit the ball pretty well. In contrast, shafts are purposefully made to be different in many ways, and therefore I would summise that a player notices the difference between shafts more readily than heads, simply because shafts are desined to give a much wider varirty of characteristics when compared with a head.

I prepare to be shot down in flames here!
 

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I would think that the only way to know for sure is to try the same head with different shafts and the same shaft with different heads. Never having done that, I don't really know.
What i do know is that I like my Rifles.
 

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Give me 10 different heads with my aldila NVS shaft and I bet I could use atleast 8 of them.

Give me 10 different shafts attached to an FT5 head I bet I couldn't hit 8 of them.

I know, I tried.
 

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If you get your irons c/f'ed, then effectively you are trying the same head with a lot of different shafts. That is how I know I can't hit light shafts.
 
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