S2S Red Graphite Wood, Iron & Hybrid Shafts

S2S-Red-Wood-Shaft-mainS2S Red Graphite Wood  & Iron Shafts

A Unique Stiff Butt/Soft Center/Very Stiff Tip Design for Better Players Which Plays Stiff for Control but does not Feel Stiff

Features:

  • S2S Red designed with a unique, different bend profile – the majority of shafts for players with better swing fundamentals follow a similar progression of stiffness of butt firm/center firm/tip stiff over their length.  The butt stiff/center soft/tip stiff design of the S2S Red breaks this tradition to offer the better player a high performance shaft for better control with solid, not too stiff feel.
  • S2S Red shafts are for golfers with an above average to forceful transition and average to fast tempo with a later to very late release to deliver more clubhead stability at impact for control and accuracy but without a “boardy stiff” feel.
  • Fitting difference between S2S Red and S2S Black – the S2S Red and the S2S Black shaft designs can both be played by any golfer with a later to very late release, but the S2S Red is a better fit for the golfer who is a little to a lot more forceful and aggressive on the downswing while the S2S Black is a better fit for the golfer with an average to slightly above average level of downswing aggressiveness.
  • S2S Red iron shafts offer the same butt stiff/center soft/tip stiff design in a heavier > 100g shaft weight for players who wish to switch from steel who are comfortable with a little heavier total weight in the irons.
  • S2S Red Hybrid shafts for players with a very late release with average to above average transition and tempo force with average strength.

S2S Shaft Trim Charts

 

 



Ratings and Reviews

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Rating: 4.1/5 (38 votes cast)

 

S2S Red Graphite Wood, Iron & Hybrid Shafts, 4.1 out of 5 based on 38 ratings

29 Comments

  1. I looked at the bend profile of the S2S Red and S2S Black 65. Both shafts are rated for the same club head speed, transition force and tempo. I understand that Red has a much firmer tip and would suit people with a very late release. But the butt and middle design are very different for the two shafts yet have the same transition and tempo ratings. What differences do the butt to middle profile designs of the two shafts bring for feel and performance giving that a golfer has aggressive transition and tempo and have a late release of the club.

    Thank you

    • LINCOLN

      If you look closely you can see that the transition, tempo and release ratings for the REd go up to 3 while for the Black they stop at 2.5. That’s my rating way to say that the Red can play a little stiffer and hence if the player is above average for downswing aggressiveness in the swing along with having a late release, the Red is perhaps the better of the two. The Red is quite unique in that it’s middle section is soft. That mutes the stiffness of the butt and slightly the upper tip section as well when the golfer releases the club aggressively to the ball. I would say that if you are a very aggressive swinger (a definite HITTER), then fine, try the Red. But if you are just kind of average in downswing aggressiveness then go with the Black. Either than or if your speed would normally put you into a Black S and you are not that aggressive on the downswing, then you could go with a Red R but tip it 3/4″ so it would be in between Red R and Red S.

      Hope this helps,
      TOM

    • TOM

      Thank you for your reply. I now have a better understanding of what the two shafts are designed for. So if we have 2 shafts, one with a Stiff butt and soft mid and the other is the other way around would they perform and feel more or less the same?

    • LINCOLN

      Theoretically it could be possible to get very close in duplicating a butt stiff/mid soft to a butt soft/mid stiff but it would not ever be exactly the same. That’s because of the relationship between actual stiffness and the diameters and wall thickness down the shaft. To a perceptive player, it would feel a little different as he put his transition force on the club and released it to impact.

      TOM

  2. Tom,
    I now have a stock of the S2S Red Stiff wood shafts in my workshop – to possibly demo and convert a couple customers who swing harder than I do! My last order From Diamond shipped me two Red Stiff iron shafts mistakenly instead of the two Red Stiff woods that I had ordered. Of course, they bent over backwards to quickly send me what I had ordered. We get great customer service from Sharon over in the U.K.
    Anyway – I was fitted for Black Regular in the irons because I had to learn (with old steel Dynamic Stiffs and Regulars) not to move as hard at the ball on those shorter shafts (now revisiting that learning by the way thanks to my Red Stiff woods).
    I am wondering if these Red Stiffs might make excellent wedge shafts for me in lowering ball flight – especially on the light touch shots near the green? I have always hit my wedges accurately but way high like mortar rounds, so lowering the launch a bit as I firm up the feel is not an issue for me on them. In fact, I still cling to the seemingly lost art of bump and run 8-irons just off the green when needed.

    • DAVID
      Once you get down to the shorter irons and wedges, the shaft’s flex plays a very much less significant role in the performance of the club. All iron shafts are twice as stiff in actual bending amount for the same flex than wood shafts. And then once you get down to the shorter length irons and wedges, that shorter shaft length plus the fact those shafts are cut more from the tip end anyway means that there is very little bending going on in the wedges. In short irons and wedges, as long as the weight of the shaft is right for the golfer’s tempo and strength, the flex could be 1 to 2 full flexes too stiff for the golfer’s swing speed and nothing bad is going to happen. The golfer may not even feel any difference in flex at those short lengths as well. So if you have a need to use some shafts in some wedges, you could use the Red iron shafts.
      TOM

    • David, I am in need of the S2S Red Stiff shafts (woods, irons and hybrid…in that order of priority) if you have any that are not being used or have not already been spoken for. Thanks forrestgt@hotmail.com

  3. I’m confused because you use 5 iron swingspeed of 95-110 to help with fitting for this shaft. Often people who swing a driver this fast use a stiff, but you are using 5 iron ss. My driver ss is 115 and this shaft seems perfect as I like shafts that feel softer and yet are very stiff tipped. So is your “s” flex what some would call an x flex?

    • William
      If in the iron shaft listings it says 95-110, then I apologize for the miss print. That is a driver clubhead speed that is designated for the Red S shaft for woods, not for the irons. Unfortunately I can’t help you more with this because we have made the decision to discontinue the Red iron and hybrid shafts and there are none of the iron shafts left now. Unfortunately the shaft had too few followers because it was a shaft designed pretty much only for the stronger, more aggressive player with a very late release. most of those player types tend to want to play steel, not graphite.

      Sorry about that,
      TOM

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