Appeal for informed knowledge

Hendo

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Joined
Dec 8, 2016
HCP
12
Local club/country
Royal Dornoch
Irons
4-PW Mizuno JPX 850 Forged
Driver
Mizuno JPX EZ 2016 - Fujikara Orochi Stiff
#1
Bought my lad an MP 20 HMB 2 iron but with a Project X 6.0 steel shaft. Would like to get a graphite shaft without breaking the bank (in case that still doesn't work). He had previously hit a Titleist U505 with a Hazrdus Black Smoke RDX Hybrid shaft in and that seemed to suit. So's I don't start buying demo etc shafts that don't fit, it seems that the smoke, and a number of other hybrid graphite shafts are 0.370 tip diameter. I'm guessing that the HMB will be taper 0.355 and so many hybrid demo offerings won't fit once the hybrid adapter is removed. Any thoughts appreciated.
 

MTR

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Nov 24, 2010
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f0re
Local club/country
EU
Irons
MP-9-11-14-29-37
#2
The HMB's have a 0.355 diameter indeed but can easily be reamed out to fit a 0.370 tip. Just be sure to compensate for insertion depth and tipping differences as well as head weight if you want to replicate the U505.
 

Hendo

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Joined
Dec 8, 2016
HCP
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Royal Dornoch
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4-PW Mizuno JPX 850 Forged
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Mizuno JPX EZ 2016 - Fujikara Orochi Stiff
#3
The HMB's have a 0.355 diameter indeed but can easily be reamed out to fit a 0.370 tip. Just be sure to compensate for insertion depth and tipping differences as well as head weight if you want to replicate the U505.
👍 thank you sir.
 

PaulBoy

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Nov 18, 2012
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WHS 4.2
Local club/country
Army GC & New Forest GC
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Mizuno MP-68 (4-PW) or MX20
Driver
Mizuno ST200G Fujikura Atmos Blue 50s
#4
If you don't want to ream out the head as per MTR's advice, what about fitting a UST Recoil iron shaft? - These are graphite & come in .355? - There are many options in terms of weight flex & trajectory?
Good luck
 

Hendo

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Royal Dornoch
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4-PW Mizuno JPX 850 Forged
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Mizuno JPX EZ 2016 - Fujikara Orochi Stiff
#5
Thanks Paul, in the end we put the 2 iron back up for sale and it was snapped up.
 
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