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  • #16
    I went from steel shafts in my Burner 2.0 to Recoil shafts in my Apex irons, then to steel shafts in subsequent irons. While I liked the feel of the Recoil shafts, as my swing speed went up a bit I started enjoying the stability of steel shafts, which in turn brought me back to steel. I won't lie, money also played a role.
    My Chev stand bag contains:
    WITB

    F7 10į
    XR 4-wood LZ stiff
    X2Hot 3 hybrid 19į
    King Forged CB/MB Black irons (Courtesy of THP's Holiday Cheer 2018!)
    MD4 Tactical 54į SuperSpin 58į
    White Hot RX#2
    Z-Star


    Proud participant in the 2014 Morgan Cup!

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    • #17
      I did graphite for a couple years and then last fall went back to steel in a set of Ping i500ís. I had gotten pretty used to the graphite and was honestly nervous to do steel again, but I went with a lightweight steel and they have been great so far. With that said, if given a choice, Iíd probably choose to back to graphite. Just personal preference.
      In my Cirrus stand bag:

      Driver: GS53 9* ( v2 CB 7F5)
      Wood: XD 3w/5w ( Proforce v2)
      Irons: JGR HF 2 (Modus3 Tour 105 stiff)
      Wedge: XW-1 52*/56*/60* (Modus3 Tour 105 stiff)
      Putter: Huntington Beach 6
      Ball: Tour B RX

      2019 THP Bridgestone Championship @Firestone CC
      2019 Shaft Up #3 with @Olympia Fields CC

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      • #18
        Iíve gone back and forth between graphite and steel several times. I canít comment on your spin issues but the transition isnít all that hard
        F9 Driver - 9*
        F9 Fairway - 14.5*
        F9 Irons - 4-G (Modus 105s)
        KING Black Wedges (52*, 56*, 60*)
        Stroke Lab #7s

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        • #19
          I switched to graphite for nearly a year after an elbow injury. It was sure nice to get back to steel again. Graphite is great in the woods and driver, but in the irons it was just too hard for me to be consistent with my distances.
          What's In The Bag:

          Driver: Titleist 915 D3, 8.5-degrees, 44.5" Stiff
          3-Wood: R7, X-Stiff
          Long Hybrid: TP Rescue, 17-degrees
          Short Hybrid: ZEVO ZU-1, 21-degrees
          4-5 Irons: X-20, Stiff
          6-PW Irons: X-Forged, Stiff
          Wedges: 53-degree Diadic, 60-degree CG12
          Putter: Rife 2-Bar Mallet

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          • #20
            The VSS system TT has in their irons - both the pro and the regular - is as good at dampening vibration as the recoil 110s were for me. The Elevate 95, while I’m still not sold that they’re the right shaft for me, feel as good as any graphite shaft I’ve played.
            Proud member of Team THP in the 2018 Granddaddy with

            Driver: Epic Flash With Custom HZRDUS Smoke
            Fairway: Epic Flash with Tensei Blue 75
            Hybrids: '19 Apex 3h and 4h with Catalyst 70
            Irons: Apex Forged 5-PW w/ Elevate 95
            Wedges: MD4 48-54-58 w/ Modus 105
            Putter: Stroke Lab Three
            Ball: Chrome Soft X

            Thanks to PX and THP for an incredible Handcrafted Experience!

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            • #21
              I tried the Recoil 125 F5ís (X-flex) and they were terrible for me. I played some of my worst golf during that brief period. They do not provide the same control that lower torque, lower launching steel shafts provide for fast club head speeds and/or aggressive transitions.

              They did feel good though. Just didnít work for me.
              OGIO Silencer Stand Bag
              Driver: PXG 0811X, PX EvenFlow Blk 75/6.5
              Fairway: PXG 0341, PX EvenFlow Blk 75/6.5
              Irons: PXG 0311T 3-PW, TT DG TI X100
              Wedges: PXG 0311 50*/54*/58*, TT DG TI X100
              Putter: PXG Bat Attack H
              Precision Pro NX7 Pro Range Finder

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              • #22
                I went from the KBS Tour 120S to Steelfiber 110S and ended up going to the Project X LZ 6.5. I wanted to go graphite in hopes that it would alleviate some of the carpal in my left wrist, but frankly stiff and X level graphite felt the same, if not worse than steel. I didn't put any vibration dampening in either shaft, and as my swing has gotten better, the pain has subsided anyway.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Precis1on View Post
                  I went from the KBS Tour 120S to Steelfiber 110S and ended up going to the Project X LZ 6.5. I wanted to go graphite in hopes that it would alleviate some of the carpal in my left wrist, but frankly stiff and X level graphite felt the same, if not worse than steel. I didn't put any vibration dampening in either shaft, and as my swing has gotten better, the pain has subsided anyway.
                  Thatís the nature of SteelFiber. Blended shaft so you donít get as much of the dampening effect as you will with Recoils or others, in my experiences.

                  I also think steelfiber feel horrible though.
                  WITB:
                  TaylorMade
                  - M6 9.0 -
                  UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue 77F5
                  TaylorMade - Original One 13.5 - Fujikura Evolution V X
                  PING - G410 19.0/22.0 - Alta CB 70S
                  Callaway - Apex CF19 Combo 5-PW - True Temper Elevate X100
                  Cleveland - RTX4 Raw 48M/54M/60XL - DG TI S400
                  SWAG
                  - Tour Proto Savage Too -
                  Center-Shaft 373g
                  Taylormade - 2019 TP5x


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                  • #24
                    I get better distance control out of steel... sometime's I nuke the occasional shot over the green with graphite and sit in the FW with astonishment on how that was possible
                    ST-190 Driver / Graphite Design Tour AD I-Z 8x
                    CB Pro F2 15.5 / Fujikura Fuel 70x TS
                    CB Pro f2 18 / Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution x
                    Ezone MB 3,4i Matrix Altus, 5-7i XP100x, 8-PW X100
                    Wedge Series 51,55,59 DG wedge
                    SC Red X5 Putter 33.75
                    Tour B xs


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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by ProZoneGolf View Post
                      I get better distance control out of steel... sometime's I nuke the occasional shot over the green with graphite and sit in the FW with astonishment on how that was possible
                      May I ask which graphite shafts you've tried? I've only played Recoil 95's as far as graphite goes, and have never experienced this.


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                      Driver: EXS
                      Hybrids: XRail 20, 23
                      Irons:
                      JPX 919 HM/HM Pro 5-GW with Recoils
                      Wedges: PING Gorge 54į,58į
                      Putter:
                      7s O-Works

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                      • #26
                        Been playing Recoil 125s for ages now and launch the ball quite high with them - spin #s on those have always been on the high side. Trying out a set of Accra 90is now and they seem to launch lower but haven't hit a sim to test out spin numbers. All that said, I was hitting a friends set of AP2s with Project x PXi irons and they were incredible. So much so that I'm debating on switching back. They felt so smooth but they look like they peak higher than my Recoils.
                        Epic / Aldila Rogue
                        Epic 3W & 7W / ProjectX Hzrdus
                        Epic 3H & 4H / Recoil ES 780 F4
                        Apex CF 16 5-A / UST Recoil 110 F4
                        RTX 3.0 CB 54ļ & 58ļ / UST Recoil 110 F5
                        Evnroll ER2

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by ProZoneGolf View Post
                          I get better distance control out of steel... sometime's I nuke the occasional shot over the green with graphite and sit in the FW with astonishment on how that was possible
                          What in the world graphite are you using?

                          Iíve played a lot lot lot of them, and never had that situation occur so Iím curious.
                          WITB:
                          TaylorMade
                          - M6 9.0 -
                          UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue 77F5
                          TaylorMade - Original One 13.5 - Fujikura Evolution V X
                          PING - G410 19.0/22.0 - Alta CB 70S
                          Callaway - Apex CF19 Combo 5-PW - True Temper Elevate X100
                          Cleveland - RTX4 Raw 48M/54M/60XL - DG TI S400
                          SWAG
                          - Tour Proto Savage Too -
                          Center-Shaft 373g
                          Taylormade - 2019 TP5x


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