Hello readers,

In this post we are continuing with the Building Series. The next step in the process is prepping the shaft and cutting it to its correct length depending on the iron it is going into.  Depending on what type of shaft you are using whether it is a tapper tip or a parallel tip shaft, there are a few different steps you have to take. With a parallel tip shaft you have to cut the tip off the shaft to move its kick point.  Parallel shafts already come flexed, however we “tip” it to put the kick point in its correct position for the iron. In the picture below we are tipping the shaft 1 1/2″ for the 4 iron that the shaft will be going into.

Here in this picture we are cutting the shaft on the tip where we marked it. Again, we are doing this to move the kick point of the shaft to its correct position for the 4 iron that it will go into.

Once we have the shaft “tipped,” we now have to abrade it or prep it. What we are basically doing here is taking the chrome plating off the shaft. This helps with the epoxy to stick nice and tight on the exterior of the shaft and on the inside of the hosel.

Once we abrade the shaft, we now have to measure it to the correct length for the iron that it will be going into.

Here is the final step of this stage of the building process. We are cutting the butt of the shaft to get the desired length for the iron it will be going into.

There you have it! This CG 7 iron set is cut to the correct length and we can proceed to the next step in the building process.

Be sure to check back next week for the next stage in our building process!

Frank

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Randy says:

    What is soft-stepping a shaft? Does it launch the ball higher for each respective club?

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  2. Frank says:

    Your correct Randy. It does launch the ball higher for each respective club.

    What we do is tip the shaft 1/2″ less than what we normally would. For instance, we would normally tip a 4 iron 1 1/2 inches. But for soft-stepping a shaft we would only tip it 1 inch. Which is what we normally tip a 3 iron. Putting in the softer tipped shaft will launch higher.

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