Hoping to get some very good opinions from this group! From my previous post on trying the new X Forged irons, I tried several iron shafts, but seem to be in a bit of a dilema.
- Dynamic Gold
- Project X
- KBS Tour
- Mitsubishi OT
I am down to the Dynamic Gold and Project x...and used both previously. My Dad, retired Club Pro has been very loyal to True Temper over the years and thinks I should get the Dynamic Gold Pro shafts vs. Project X. He thinks Project X put too much spin on the ball and the new DG Pro was built to reduce the spin.
My current X forged 13' irons have Project X 6.5, but I previosuly had Dynamic Gold X100 shafts in early sets.
My swing does have a bit of a steeper angle of attack vs. sweeping and I put a ton of spin the ball. About to order my new X Forged irons, but can pull the trigger on the shafts.
Any thoughts from our group on iron shafts?
Thanks in advance!
Nippon or Mitsubishi OT, both in the correct weight and flex.
Nippons are easier on the body then other steel. TT or PX will wear your body down more quickly -- Nippons are smooth, come in a variety of weights - try the Tour Modus in a good weight.
The Mitsubishi OT has no spine- very consistent, even less wear on the body since they are graphite, get the right weight and flex.
If you’re split between the dg and the px 6.5. I would forget the pro and anything graphite. Steep attack angle usually leads to a higher ball flight. Hurting the chances of the px unless that’s because the club is coming back too far. The question may really come down to tempo and release. The x100 and 6.5 have very different profiles. I could be wrong but the px feels stiffer in the butt section. Whereas the x100 feels stiffer in the tip. Similar difference to a UST or Fuji wood shaft. All BS aside. The X100 is a monster that I cant get away from no matter how many times I try a c taper, px or modus. Hit thirty balls with each option on flightscope compare the numbers and make the call.
Well, if you are young, play competitively, and are a high speed, steep player with lots of spin, look at DG.
I am an older guy, and for a 40+, I'd say the OT and Nippon.
Of course, I've seen younger guys play Nippon, but you ought to get fit.
Get on a Trackman is my advice. I am an older guy. I took 9 years away from the game and came back this year. I have had 3 sessions with the Mizuno Optimizer and each time results were pretty consistent. Each time after I purchased the set my trajectory was too high.
My latest round was the 2018 X Forged and fitted into Project X 6.0. I thought they were perfect but the more I played in a little wind, I found longer irons were just getting ate up by the wind. I went to Club Champion and found some of my 6 iron shots were topping out at over 8000 rpm. Playing with Trackman and shaft combinations, swing weight combinations, and a slight tweaking of lofts, it was like magic. After 6 sets of irons this year I finally have the trajectory and spin I was looking for. My six iron average distance went WAY up, spin down to that 5500 to 6000rpm range, smash factor up to about 1.41, and all with lighter SteelFiber shafts. First round with them was yesterday in a steady 17mph wind and they made up for a very mediocre driver. The trajectory was very good and posted a 75 for first score of 2018.
I know this does not help your shaft specifics, but I hate to see you do what I did this year jumping from set to set guessing what might work. Get on a Trackman and you at least will be done guessing about data!