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serial_ball_killer

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what iron shafts do you play?
« on: December 29, 2003, 05:22:05 PM »
I am thinking about changing my iron shafts and was wondering what shafts everyone is using.

I currently play the Rifle 7.0's but feel that I am hitting the ball too high. On top of that, I seem to be hitting my irons shorter since switching to the Rifles, even though my swingspeed has been increasing.

salty

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what iron shafts do you play?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2003, 09:39:16 AM »
I don't know alot about Rifle shafts but in think thats a pretty stiff shaft to have in your irons. I have True Temper Dynamic Gold  regular flex in my clubs and they work fine. Salty

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Re: what iron shafts do you play?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2003, 12:27:54 PM »
A Rifle 7.0 shaft is extremely stiff , it should only be used by players with a high swing speed , like a Nick Price . 6.0 is more the norm . Remember that you are not swinging a Driver-but an iron . Also you could be loosing distance because the shaft is too stiff for you and there is no lag or kick if you will . Hitting it to high is a swing problem not the shaft , The 7.0 would have a high kick point , so in theory you should have a lower ball flight . Hope this helps my friend : Stick

serial_ball_killer

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2003, 01:53:04 PM »
I was professionally fitted for the Rifles and at the time my 5-iron speed was around 116 MP/H according to the club fitters system. About a year after that, the same club was clocked faster on a Bengco Swing Analyzer. While I trust the club makers judgement - he has a very good reputation - I was just wondering what other alternatives people use.

TimS

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2004, 03:36:29 PM »
I just got rid of the high ball problem.  I hit about 5 buckets of balls just hitting punch shots with 7 irons on down to a sand wedge.  Then I shortened my swing and took a little bit off of it.  I think that's the best way to take down your ball flight.  The rifle 7.0's you're hitting are going to give you among the lowest ball flight of iron shafts that I know of.  You also may want to add some lead tape to raise the swingweight of your irons.  That will help you smooth out your swing.  I hope this helps.
BTW I hit S400's.

eguller

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what iron shafts do you play?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2004, 09:23:03 AM »
Serial - why not just buy an inexpensive 5 iron head and experiment
with shafts.  TT DG x100 or x300 may work for you, but it can be fun
trying different shaft and not to expensive...hope that helps.

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7.5 Riffles
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2004, 12:44:14 PM »
I played the 7.5 riffle for years then I hurt my back about two years ago and switched to a regular true temper shaft.  I hit the regular more accurate then I did the 7.5 because I'm making a better swing and I'm more under control and balanced.

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2004, 03:55:51 PM »
I'm hitting callaway Big Bertha Irons.....I like them alot! THere pretty easy to hit cause the face is to big!

*~kat~* 8)

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2004, 03:57:07 PM »
Well let me resay that! Not that its big just that its heavey!

*~Kat~* 8)
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