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Driver Shaft "Tipping"

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by warbirdlover, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    On a new driver shaft all the shaft manufacturers don't recommend "tipping" a driver shaft. Yet many do tip them. Is there something to be gained by doing this? Do you tip yours? Do you have to be good for it to help? Just trying to further my understanding of all this stuff. Thanks.
     
  2. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    It's my understanding that you would tip it if you're looking for a lower/boring flight.
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I’ve read that many oems have been tipping their shafts when adding an adapter, I assume it’s from the added weight of the adapter and to keep the playing characteristics the same.
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Another thought, by tipping your basically reducing the most flexible part of the shaft making it feel stiffer. As with most things in golf your mileage may vary based on many variables in your swing.
     
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    You can stiffen a shaft my tipping it. If your shaft is to play at 45" and a cpm of 261, and it is at 256, you may be able to reach your desired frequency by tipping it. Start off with 1/4", then measure frequency. Then another 1/4" and check frequency. Once you reach your desired frequency, but trim. Also, a shaft probably ain't what it's labled... I just built a driver and the shaft I ordered was labeled regular/ stiff. I tipped it untill I didn't have to but trim it, and it still came out 237 @ 45"... 4.1 flex just above senior... some shafts just dont play nicely with others
     
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    Warbirdlover, if you wanna come over one day, I'll show you what I mean and teach you. For free even
     
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    I always tip my driver, unless they were a complete asshole.
     

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