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Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:08 pm

Posted by Kevmc


HI guys looking to trim my jpx900 driver shaft down to 44" im missing too many fairways with current length and having previously done this with my 850 I think its way forward.

question tho, would this increase shaft flex drastically im already x stiff flex due to tempo, also I know weight changes with 850 I found 2 10g weights worked best rather than 2 8g but not sure what to do with weights on 900??
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Re: 44 inch shaft

Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:21 pm

Posted by PaulBoy


You don't say what length the shaft is currently, but presume it is 45 or 45.5? - Cutting it down at the butt end will not affect the flex too much, whereas trimming it at the tip end would make it even stiffer than it already is - As to the swing weight, yes trimming an inch or more will affect the swing weight quite a bit - Someone like Stewart will know how much & hopefully he will add this (or one of the other technically minded chaps like hursty?)
It's a good plan though - Most Tour Pros play their drivers between 44-45" - It's well known that you will hit the centre of the face more with a shorter shaft
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Re: 44 inch shaft

Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:35 pm

Posted by Kevmc


PaulBoy wrote:

You don't say what length the shaft is currently, but presume it is 45 or 45.5? - Cutting it down at the butt end will not affect the flex too much, whereas trimming it at the tip end would make it even stiffer than it already is - As to the swing weight, yes trimming an inch or more will affect the swing weight quite a bit - Someone like Stewart will know how much & hopefully he will add this (or one of the other technically minded chaps like hursty?)
It's a good plan though - Most Tour Pros play their drivers between 44-45" - It's well known that you will hit the centre of the face more with a shorter shaft
Good luck

cheers Paul, I think standard is 45", I also regripped with a midsize which is 10g heavier but this hasn't really worked so is coming back off, I think 1" is 6 swing points so I would need 10-12g of weight added to head, I could order another 10g weight and use it but would rather someone advised me :) 
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Re: 44 inch shaft

Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:35 pm

Posted by Kevmc


PaulBoy wrote:

You don't say what length the shaft is currently, but presume it is 45 or 45.5? - Cutting it down at the butt end will not affect the flex too much, whereas trimming it at the tip end would make it even stiffer than it already is - As to the swing weight, yes trimming an inch or more will affect the swing weight quite a bit - Someone like Stewart will know how much & hopefully he will add this (or one of the other technically minded chaps like hursty?)
It's a good plan though - Most Tour Pros play their drivers between 44-45" - It's well known that you will hit the centre of the face more with a shorter shaft
Good luck

cheers Paul, I think standard is 45", I also regripped with a midsize which is 10g heavier but this hasn't really worked so is coming back off, I think 1" is 6 swing points so I would need 10-12g of weight added to head, I could order another 10g weight and use it but would rather someone advised me :) 
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Re: 44 inch shaft

Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:58 pm

Posted by hursty


Have a look at this:Kevs Noddy Guide to messing with Shafts!!

From the Titleist site but some good explanations mate including Team Titleist employees.
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Re: 44 inch shaft

Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:12 am

Posted by chrism_s


Quick question, why take some length off as opposed to gripping down? I have a stupidly long shaft in my ping driver so grip down and inch and a bit.

Does that have a similar impact on swing weight? I know the club will weigh the same but the pivot length is part of swing weight as well isn't it?
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Re: 44 inch shaft

Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:08 pm

Posted by Kgrove


This isn't exactly on target for the thread, but is picking up the idea. The link below is MyGolfSpy testing a Callaway driver offered in both a 45.5" and 44.5" shaft to see how the shaft length affected performance. 

https://mygolfspy.com/2017-callaway-big ... er-review/

The results were as expected, but it helps to put some numbers to it. The 1" shorter shaft cost the testers about 3 yards of distance but improved the consistency of their shots, coincidentally the average was 3 yards closer to the target line. I don't think the testing commented on swing weights etc. 
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Re: 44 inch shaft

Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:58 pm

Posted by seanmor


Kevmc wrote:

HI guys looking to trim my jpx900 driver shaft down to 44" im missing too many fairways with current length and having previously done this with my 850 I think its way forward.

question tho, would this increase shaft flex drastically im already x stiff flex due to tempo, also I know weight changes with 850 I found 2 10g weights worked best rather than 2 8g but not sure what to do with weights on 900??


Hi Kev,
Would be interested to know if you did anything yet about shortening your driver shaft down
to 44” As I was also looking at doing this with my JPX 900 driver shaft,

And if you did what you used to cut the shaft length also what difference if any it made
to the swing weight and if you had to add any extra weights to the club head,

Would also appreciate any other relevant info that would be of help when attempting this
alteration,

Cheers

John
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Re: 44 inch shaft

Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:52 pm

Posted by Kevmc


seanmor wrote:

Kevmc wrote:

HI guys looking to trim my jpx900 driver shaft down to 44" im missing too many fairways with current length and having previously done this with my 850 I think its way forward.

question tho, would this increase shaft flex drastically im already x stiff flex due to tempo, also I know weight changes with 850 I found 2 10g weights worked best rather than 2 8g but not sure what to do with weights on 900??


Hi Kev,
Would be interested to know if you did anything yet about shortening your driver shaft down
to 44” As I was also looking at doing this with my JPX 900 driver shaft,

And if you did what you used to cut the shaft length also what difference if any it made
to the swing weight and if you had to add any extra weights to the club head,

Would also appreciate any other relevant info that would be of help when attempting this
alteration,

Cheers

John

thanks to the very Kind Paulboy I now have another shaft, I took plunge and took an inch off the grip side of my other shaft, it did imo noticeably change the weight, to combat this I added a little weight to head but its very easy stages and impossible to say what difference it'll make to overall shots etc.

I also found that fitting a midsize grip upset my driver a fair bit so I returned to a standard one, 

ive currently got the shaft Paul sent me in play ill swap around and have a play with weights etc at range over winter, 

if you want my honest opinion leave it be unless you have another shaft to fall back on.
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Re: 44 inch shaft

Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:23 pm

Posted by seanmor


Kevmc wrote:

seanmor wrote:

Kevmc писал(а):

thanks to the very Kind Paulboy I now have another shaft, I took plunge and took an inch off the grip side of my other shaft, it did imo noticeably change the weight, to combat this I added a little weight to head but its very easy stages and impossible to say what difference it'll make to overall shots etc.

I also found that fitting a midsize grip upset my driver a fair bit so I returned to a standard one, 

ive currently got the shaft Paul sent me in play ill swap around and have a play with weights etc at range over winter, 

if you want my honest opinion leave it be unless you have another shaft to fall back on.


Thanks Kevin I PM you 

Cheers John
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