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    I've been building and customizing clubs for years and am sometimes confused by the various tip sizes. I used to look at a wood shaft and tell
    right away that it was a 335 or 350. Now either the eyes are gone or
    they are being made to look very similar. I recently had to order a shaft
    for a taylor superquad tp driver and was uncertain about the tip size.
    I called Golfsmith customer service and asked a young lady there was size
    tip shaft it called for, she informed me that all taylor heads took a 350
    tip shaft. I disagreed with that statement but since I was uncertain and
    had not removed the original shaft, I ordered the appropriate shaft with
    a 350 tip. On arrival and after removing the head, guess what? It takes
    a 335 tip shaft. I informed golfsmith later that I had gotten the wrong
    info and they of course apologized and offered to exchange the shaft.
    My question here is, is there a website that posts the information on what heads take what tip size shafts

  • #2
    Re: proper tip sizes

    I have yet to find them, but apparently the golfworks website supplies tip charts. Also, http://www.golfshafts.com.au/golf_cl...l_diameter.htm is a good start.

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    • #3
      Re: proper tip sizes

      Originally posted by mike1310 View Post
      I've been building and customizing clubs for years and am sometimes confused by the various tip sizes. I used to look at a wood shaft and tell
      right away that it was a 335 or 350. Now either the eyes are gone or
      they are being made to look very similar. I recently had to order a shaft
      for a taylor superquad tp driver and was uncertain about the tip size.
      I called Golfsmith customer service and asked a young lady there was size
      tip shaft it called for, she informed me that all taylor heads took a 350
      tip shaft. I disagreed with that statement but since I was uncertain and
      had not removed the original shaft, I ordered the appropriate shaft with
      a 350 tip. On arrival and after removing the head, guess what? It takes
      a 335 tip shaft. I informed golfsmith later that I had gotten the wrong
      info and they of course apologized and offered to exchange the shaft.
      My question here is, is there a website that posts the information on what heads take what tip size shafts
      Interesting, Mike. I've been building clubs for several years also. Not so much for other people now, but I still customize my own clubs.

      As you know, most wood shafts are .335 tip, so as you were surprised by the Golfsmith rep, I would have been too.

      The exception I know of, having owned several models of GGB Callaway woods in the past, I believe the shafts for the bore through heads are flared, so they are .335 a few inches above the hosel and as they approach and enter the head, they flare to (.350??). I still have them, and if curious enough I could check. I never bothered, because I did not want to get involved in removing and replacing bore through shafts, anyways.

      Most other woods I bought and built had .335. I have a Big Bertha 2008 and it looks like a .335 My friend has a TaylorMade Burner and it looks like .335.

      When I was building clubs, I used to research to find out which actual shaft manufacturer provided the club manufacturer with the stock shafts on their equipment. For instance, who actually made the "RCH96" Callaway shaft. Then I would look at the specs for the shaft at the manufacturer's website. It should be easier now, because the shaft manufacturer is front and center on the logo on the shaft, for instance Mitsubishi Reax so and so. Actually, Golfsmith should be able to tell you this.

      I would have used a calipher or divider to check the shaft I was replacing, if there was any doubt. I had to do this with old clubs, as they were sometimes different. Shafts could be parallel or tapered tip. I had to ream out hosels of iron heads to receive shafts, it was a time consuming awful job.

      I just thought of something. Golfworks has a excellent service through their website, which fields these type of questions and their inhouse expert club maker will reply. The guy is legend and really knowledgeable. You could see the level of this by checking in there.

      Hope this helps,

      Ted

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      • #4
        Re: proper tip sizes

        thanks, Ted, I'll check out golfworks to see what they have

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