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Shaft stiffness in steel irons???

I have taylormade burner steel irons and I was wondering what would the flex of steel be if you were to compare it to graphite shafts, like regular, stiff, super stiff, etc...THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:

If i understand you correctly, i think you misunderstand shafts. Steel shafts vs. graphite shafts these days is more of a competition of weights, not flexibility. Both steel and Graphite have different flex profiles available from Ladies (L) to super stiff (X). Graphite may feel a little more whippy than steel because of the lighter weight. Shafts will vary by company as well. Stiff from True temper may not be as stiff as one from Aldila, or vice verse. You can also make a shaft play stiffer or more flexible by where you cut the length. This is called tipping. Take more from the bottom and it will be stiffer, more from the grip end and it will play more flexible.
Sep 27, 2017

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