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  • #16
    Originally posted by Phatchrisrules View Post

    Harrison Saga, Penley Striper Tour, Accuflex Creation, Apache Orange Crush, Grafalloy BiMatrix. All shafts from a bygone era that's for sure! I don't know if they would hold up currently with all the T1100, nanotubes, Kevlar, etc etc etc but they certainly were popular back then.
    The Striper was a Harrison shaft. Penleys were great and are still around, used to really enjoy the Stealth and the ETA in particular. I've hit those old shafts on a launch monitor and they do just fine.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by marc757 View Post

      The Striper was a Harrison shaft. Penleys were great and are still around, used to really enjoy the Stealth and the ETA in particular. I've hit those old shafts on a launch monitor and they do just fine.

      OG Speeder 757, 652, Graman UL540, Accuflex Icon v2, Accra SE80, just to name a few more oldie but goodies.
      I always thought it was called the Striper because of the 2-3 yellow bands. My bad!
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      • #18
        I had a graphite designs ys-8 that went into every driver I owned, but it broke and I haven’t been able to find it again and I’m sad
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        • #19
          Can’t remember which came first but the first driver shafts that I remember really working for me were the fujikura pro 95 and flower band diamana white board
          TM M2 D-type 9.5 Accra CS1 70
          TM Jetspeed tour 19* Accra CS1 80
          TM Speedblade 3 iron Accra proto
          TM M2 tour 4-pw Accra ICWT 95
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Swingman View Post
            My first component driver was an SMT 455 Deep Bore with an Accuflex Assassin

            Mercury was another well made shaft.
            I think anyone who used components played that combo, Accuflex VS339 was a better combo for me. The 455 Deep bore is still the best driver head of all time IMO.

            Mercury shafts were fantastic, not many offerings 2 iron shafts and 4 Wood shafts but remain unmatched for quality and consistency and at dirty inexpensive pricing.

            SK Fiber in their early days also produced excellent quality shafts , much more diverse in terms of lines. Their Tour Trac 80/90/100 gram fairway wood shafts were incredibly popular.
            The brand is still around but the shafts are not the same.

            Rapport also had excellent shafts , played their Blue Velvet shaft in a driver for quite a years.

            Merc, and Rapport and I believe also SK were Filament wound shafts

            Another old favourite was the Graphite design Purple Ice which I still use in a Ashton x1 5 wood. GD could not match the quality or pricing of the above but this shaft was and still is ( over 10 years later) a good fit for me.
            Last edited by Weirfan; Nov 25, 2019, 09:31 AM.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Weirfan View Post

              I think anyone who used components played that combo, Accuflex VS339 was a better combo for me. The 455 Deep bore is still the best driver head of all time IMO.

              Mercury shafts were fantastic, not many offerings 2 iron shafts and 4 Wood shafts but remain unmatched for quality and consistency and at dirty inexpensive pricing.

              SK Fiber in their early days also produced excellent quality shafts , much more diverse in terms of lines. Their Tour Trac 80/90/100 gram fairway wood shafts were incredibly popular.
              The brand is still around but the shafts are not the same.

              Rapport also had excellent shafts , played their Blue Velvet shaft in a driver for quite a years.

              Merc, and Rapport and I believe also SK were Filament wound shafts

              Another old favourite was the Graphite design Purple Ice which I still use in a Ashton x1 5 wood. GD could not match the quality or pricing of the above but this shaft was and still is ( over 10 years later) a good fit for me.
              I have a couple of VS339 stiff shafts in an Ashton X1 driver and 3 wood in the basement.

              I had an Apache micro 58 in a Callaway BBB that was a non conforming rocket ship, so like any respectable club Ho I sold it.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Pingeye2_fan View Post

                I have a couple of VS339 stiff shafts in an Ashton X1 driver and 3 wood in the basement.

                I had an Apache micro 58 in a Callaway BBB that was a non conforming rocket ship, so like any respectable club Ho I sold it.
                Old school poon

                The X1 fairway woods still rank top 2 or 3 ever for me , the X1 driver while good did not work the best for me , the Ashton E3 on the other hand mated with a Fuji Speeder 661 was an incredible combo for me though. I ended up buying Cliffs demo ....
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                • #23
                  Rombax were some of my favourites, particularly the Z series.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Phatchrisrules View Post

                    Nunchuk is still around but it was kind of a flop. It had almost zero tour presence (Johnny Vegas only) and it was super heavy and stiff (105g through the whole line wood-iron). Most ams don't have the speed to get a 100g iron shaft loaded properly let alone a driver.

                    Harrison Saga, Penley Striper Tour, Accuflex Creation, Apache Orange Crush, Grafalloy BiMatrix. All shafts from a bygone era that's for sure! I don't know if they would hold up currently with all the T1100, nanotubes, Kevlar, etc etc etc but they certainly were popular back then.
                    Relief Goosen , Ernie Els, John Daly, also play Nunchuk. Several others. No big money to promote a product that goes against the grain. I still sell them. Solid and truley one flex for all levels of players.

                    on another note Mercury was way ahead of the Market. It was more consistent back then than most brands are today,

                    They also had the Kevlar iron shaft Peter.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Albatross View Post
                      I had a graphite designs ys-8 that went into every driver I owned, but it broke and I haven’t been able to find it again and I’m sad

                      try to find a real deal Fujikura Pro Xlr8 Tour Spec. Its almost the identical bend profile. Otherwise yes the tour ad ys is difficult to find but great
                      Driver------TM M6 (9) Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 6X 45.25"
                      3W---------TM M3 (16) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 43.25"
                      5W---------TM M3 (19) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 42.25"
                      3i-----------TM TP UDI (20.5) Dynamic Gold X100
                      Irons-------Mizuno MP4 (4-PW) Modus 3 125X
                      Wedges---TM Milled Grind Modus 3 125X (48) & TM Hi-Toe (54)(60) Modus 3 125 Wedge
                      Putter------TM Spider Tour Black (DJ) 34" SS Pistol GTR

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Kona Golf View Post

                        Relief Goosen , Ernie Els, John Daly, also play Nunchuk. Several others. No big money to promote a product that goes against the grain. I still sell them. Solid and truley one flex for all levels of players.

                        on another note Mercury was way ahead of the Market. It was more consistent back then than most brands are today,

                        They also had the Kevlar iron shaft Peter.
                        Jim, was this awhile ago? The most recent WITB I can find for these players has Els using a Handcrafted Even Flow Blue, Daly with an Atmos Blue Tour Spec, and Goosen with a PX 8C (most recent witb with shafts was around 2016-2017 I could find).
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Phatchrisrules View Post

                          Jim, was this awhile ago? The most recent WITB I can find for these players has Els using a Handcrafted Even Flow Blue, Daly with an Atmos Blue Tour Spec, and Goosen with a PX 8C (most recent witb with shafts was around 2016-2017 I could find).
                          They did Chris, and Daly even had a full bag: http://www.golfwrx.com/201663/john-daly-witb-2014/

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                          • #28
                            Yellow/Purple ProForce 75x for me was the first game changer in Graphite. First one to finally kick out Steel for me.

                            Then in order...

                            V2 Yellow/Black 76x

                            Whiteboard 73x Flowerband...

                            Accra Tour Z 65 (M4 flex tipped as per fitting)

                            Kiyoshi White 65x

                            And now Evenflow White 65x

                            Many others along the way tested/failed for me. Above were the gamers that kept creeping back.

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                            • #29
                              I loved my Sandvik titanium in my langert driver
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