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  • Have you Tried Graphite Iron Shafts?

    I got some recent survey results, so wanted to pose the same question to THPers. Have you tried graphite iron shafts? If yes, why? If no, why not?
    In my 2018 #TheGrandaddy THP Event Bag

    Epic Flash w/ Helium Shaft 45"
    Driver 2: XXIO Prime w/
    Custom THP HZRDUS Shaft 43.5"
    Fairway Wood:
    5 Wood
    Hybrids: Launcher HB
    Irons: Apex 19 w/ Recoil Proto 95
    CBX 50* and RTX-4 56* & 60* PM Grind 19
    Putter: EXO Stroke Lab Marxman
    Chrome Soft X

  • #2
    I switched to graphite because of lingering wrist issues and the results have been great
    Epic Flash SZ
    Epic Flash 3W
    Big Bertha 4H
    CF16 - Recoils
    MD4 (50,54,58)
    PM GRIND 19
    Toulon PDX


    • #3
      I switched to graphite during Shaft up a couple years a go and won't look back now.
      2019 Participant in Ben Hogan Experience!
      2018 Participant in Ultimate Testing with Titleist!
      Proud member of Shaft Up #1 and Shaft Up Finale with UST Mamiya

      TS2 Evenflow White
      3 Wood- TS2 Evenflow White
      Hybrid- XR
      4-PW- 565 Recoil F4 110
      50/54/58- RTX-3 Recoil F4 125
      Putter- Bettinardi


      • #4
        Oh yeah.

        I was lucky enough to win a spot at Shaft Up #1 this year, so I kinda went graphite by default. I'm not sure if/when I would've given them a fair shake otherwise, but I'm extremely grateful that luck was on my side and I was exposed to the awesomeness of graphite in general, and the UST Recoil 110s specifically. Since then I've been talking up graphite iron shafts to all of my playing partners.
        2019 Shaft Up #1 with UST Mamiya participant

        Rogue Driver
        CBx 3-wood
        Maltby KE4 Tour TC 3 hybrid
        F8 4 hybrid
        PTx Pro Irons (5-PW) w/ Recoil 110 F4
        Equalizer 50/54/58 wedges
        EXO Marxman putter


        • #5
          Originally posted by SlightDraw View Post
          I switched to graphite because of lingering wrist issues and the results have been great
          Same here. Helps with arthritis.
          Semper Fi,



          • #6
            Yes, played them for a couple years and enjoyed them. Originally tried them because of elbow pain, but figured I would get fit into them during my most recent fitting. I would definitely play them in the future.
            Epic Flash SZ 9* D/S ADDI 65 SR
            Epic Flash SZ 13.5/18*Rogue Elite Blue 65R
            Rogue 21* VA Composite 85R Slay
            Epic 23* D/+2 ADDI 85 S
            P790 6-AW LZ 5.0
            52* LZ 5.5
            Pm Grind 19 58* Hi Rev 2.0 115
            Stroke Lab EXO 7 mini
            Duo Professional Matte Orange


            • #7
              Yes I have.

              Switched primarily hoping to regain some distance. Stayed with graphite options mainly due to not having such harsh feedback on mishits.

              Tried Recoils multiple times, but haven't been able to find the right match for me. Currently playing Aldila Rogue Graphite in a set of Wilson Staff C200.

              Still holding out hope that I can end up somewhere with a proper fitting, to find that perfect pairing.
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              C200 4 - AW, Cleveland RTX-3 54* & 58*
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              • #8
                I am currently using graphite iron shafts. I was hoping that the lighter weight would give me a boost in swing speed for a little more distance. I've only had them in the bag for about 6-7 rounds so I'm not fully adjusted yet but so far they're okay. Hopefully once I've used them a little more I'll start to get more of a feel for them.
                2019 Championship Participant @ Firestone CC

                In my Bridgestone Lightweight Stand Bag

                M2 Driver
                M2 HL 3 wood
                F8 22 degree hybrid
                F9 4-pw
                Tour B XW-1 50,54,58
                Scotty putter


                • #9
                  I have graphite regular flex Recoils in my older set of Big Bertha's that I am currently playing. And I have Project X graphite shafts in my Hot Metals, but they are senior flex and my swing just doesn't pair up with them now. I really enjoy the way the graphite shafts feel compared to steel. Seems to have less vibration in graphite. I may res-shaft my Hot Metals if I can find a good deal on some graphite shafts.
                  Rouge 10.5 Driver
                  Steelhead 4 & 5 hybrid

                  In my: Mizuno BR-D4C
                  Driver: Rouge 10.5 Degree w/ Dyamana DF reg flex shaft
                  Fairway Woods:Epic Heavenwood
                  Hybrid: Steelhead 4 hybrid
                  Irons: Big Bertha w/ Recoils Reg. Flex
                  Putter: Odyssey O Works #7s
                  Wedges: MD 3 54, MD3 PM Grind 56, 60
                  Balls: Chrome Soft, RXS,
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                  Big Bertha 2015 6 - AW Irons
                  Mack Daddy 3 54
                  Mack Daddy PM Grind 56, 60
                  EXO 7s w/ Counter Balance grip


                  • #10
                    I did to try and combat some elbow issues I was having. It did lessen the impact on my joints but I became far less consistent with my distance control so I decided to go back. I would try them again if I were fit into them this time.
                    Epic Flash 9.5˚
                    Epic Flash 3W
                    Rogue 3H, 4H
                    Apex CF19 5-PW

                    MD4 48S/54S
                    PM Grind 58˚
                    Toulon SL Las Vegas

                    Grandaddy Alumni Team PRESTIGE 2017


                    • #11
                      i have gamed steelfiber, and i have tested recoil, accra and catalyst but ultimately went a different direction. i'm not opposed to it at all, as long as the fit works. honestly it makes a lot of sense for my delivery, just always found slightly better results with steel.

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                      • #12
                        Yes, and still play with them 9 times out of 10. I was fit into a set of Steel Fiber i110s in order to get a lower trajectory, but even though my swing has changed, and I now like a higher ball flight, the graphite shafts are fantastic.

                        I have a set of s400s in my other rotational irons, and there's definitely a difference in weight, but I don't really see much different in the way I play. For that reason, I will probably seriously consider graphite shafts for all sets going forward.

                        Personal note* I love the Paderson shafts.


                        • #13
                          I have tried them a couple of times in the past 10 years - once in a set of Ping G10s and again in a set of Wilson C300s. I wasn't fit for either set. Both felt good, but once my swing began to improve a bit, I switched to steel and I prefer it at the moment. Maybe a properly fit, heavier graphite shaft would challenge my KBS steel shafts, but it would be difficult.
                          In my ultralightweight 2019 Morgan Cup bag:
                          F9 10.5* with Atmos TS Blue 6R
                          3-4W & 5-6W with Atmos TS Blue 6R
                          4H with Atmos TS Black 7R
                          5-GW ForgedTEC Black with Tour 90 R Flex
                          56 and 60* King Black wedges with Tour 90 R Flex
                          O-Works 7s Red
                          Q-Star Tour, Z-Star or Chrome Soft X TT


                          • #14
                            I definitely have. I first used them to help with some joint soreness and i didnt miss any performance compared to steel shafts.
                            In My #TheGrandaddy 2.0 Team Redemption Bag

                            Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 | UST Elements Chrome F4
                            Callaway Epic Flash 3+ 15.5 | Project X Even Flow Green 6.0
                            Callaway Epic Flash Heavenwood 20 | Project X Even Flow Green 6.0
                            Callaway CF-19 Apex Smoke Combo 5-AW | TT Elevate Tour Black S
                            Callaway PM Grind 19 Tour Grey 54/14 | 58/12 | TT Elevate Tour Black S
                            Toulon Stroke Lab Las Vegas | Chrome Soft **


                            • #15
                              I only use graphite shafts now.

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                              Driver: Gigagolf TRX CT Response
                              3w: Gigagolf TRX Slot White
                              Hybrids: #2, #3 Tour Edge HL3 Iron-woods, #4 Tour Edge Bazooka Platinum
                              irons: Gigagolf TRX 5-pw
                              Wedges: Gigagolf S2 - 52*, 56*
                              Putter: Tommy Armour Impact #3


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