GRAPHITE WOOD & IRON SHAFTS
The lightest shaft fitting options…
S2S Blue 45 and 55 are the lightest weight shafts to offer light total weights for golfers with smooth/average transition/tempo
S2S Blue iron shafts in AA, A and R flexes offer the lightest total weight of any iron shaft in the S2S shaft design line
Tom, I have a 775HS Hybrid with the S2S White Hybrid shaft in A flex and woud like to get more height on my shots. Your S2S Blue is has the same frequency as the white shaft at 16″ and 11″ but 20 cpm and 15 cpm higher at 26″ and 21″ respectively. I am not sure if this profie being stiffer than your White hybrid woulld be of benefit unless the lighter weight is a more significant factor resulting in higher trajectory. Also is there a future shaft expected to be added to your shaft offerings that may better… Read more »
Keep in mind that the shaft can only help increase shot height for players who have a relatively late to very late unhinging of the wrist cock release on the downswing. Players with a midway to early release tend not to see much of a height increase when moving into a softer tip or softer overall shaft. If you do have a late-ish release, then the shaft that could help push the ball higher would really be the S2S Green.
Tom, thanks. My release is close to if not a little later than the release range for the white and blue hybrid shafts so I didn’t see how there would be a tradjectory increase with the blue hybrid over the white as confirmed by your response. Thanks for your response.
I have a spare blue wood shaft in A-flex and was wondering if I could tip trim it to an R-flex?
It won’t be precisely the same as buying an A flex separately, but if you cut 1.5″ from the tip end of the raw uncut A flex shaft, it will be as close to the R as you can get.
Thanks, Tom, I will try this.
639/5000 Hello Tom, I’am a french golfer, I have since a few months a Set Sterling (Iron 5 -> GW with 8iron length, Regular S2S Superlite Steel shaft) I am very happy 🙂 (I have an average 85Mph swing speed with iron 5) I wanted to complete my series and gain a little distance I bought 2 clubs : 1) the hybrid 5 sterling (loft 21.5 °) 7 iron length with shaft Regular S2S Superlite Steel and 2) iron 4 sterling (8 iron length) with White S2S graphite iron shaft I have trouble hitting them every 2 🙁 you advise… Read more »
Pierre Thank you for taking your time to stop by and ask for a little help. Your English is superb and believe us, you would not want us to try to respond to you in French! WE’re pleased to hear that you like the Sterling Irons. For the 5 hybrid, the first thing to try to do before changing the shaft and length would be to be sure you are using the same ball position and feel like you are using the same swing motion that you use with the other Sterling irons. Ideally the 5 hybrid in the Sterling… Read more »
Does the balance point listed for all of the shafts have any correlation to a shaft’s kick point? Thanks.
BILL Let me first clarify kick point before going to the balance point. Kick point is a dead term and has been for the better part of the last 10+ years. It was a term conceived way back in the 1950s when shaft makers really did not know nearly as much as they do today about a shaft’s bend profile. bend profile is the distribution of stiffness over the length of a shaft. What the old term kick point was trying to convey was the stiffness of the tip section with regard to the stiffness of the rest of the… Read more »
Your response, as always, was very helpful. Much thanks.
I’ve taken notes on all of the graphite iron shafts and have come up with a list of stiffest tips to most flexible tips. In order of the shafts that I noted, the Red R is the stiffest followed by the Black R, Blue R, Blue A, Ruby A, White R, Green R, White A, and Green A. Assuming that I did the work correctly, can I further assume that the order of lowest ball flight to highest ball flight would be the same (i.e Red R is the lowest ball flight and Green A is the highest ball flight?)… Read more »
BILL The rule of thumb is the stiffer the tip section, the lower the ball flight . . . . BUT . . . . shafts tend to only demonstrate shot height differences for golfers who have a later to late to very late release of the wrist hinge angle on the downswing. If the player releases the wrist hinge angle early to midway, the differences in tip stiffness may be able to be felt by the golfer but seeing much of a shot height difference just won’t happen. But yes for players with a late-ish to late release, your… Read more »
just had the s25blue 45 fitted to my callaway big bertha alpha driver
by wayne at fairway custom tamworth u/k seems to be working just fine not up with the big boys but straight and going further than i was hitting it so well pleased that i chose a custom club fitter