July 10

Epic Shaft Battle Number One!

Golf Club Fitting


Alright, let’s start this off with a video:

What’s the takeaway here?

Well, if you couldn’t hear the Voice Caddy lady…

Distances for the V2:

  • 239 yards
  • 239 yards
  • 252 yards

Three Shot Average: 243 yards

Distances for the Nanotech:

  • 242 yards
  • 244 yards
  • 211 yards*

Three Shot Average: 232 yards

*= the last shot was terrible!  A heel shot low on the face, that barely got 10 feet off the ground…  It kinda skews the numbers, but I figured we’d remove the two worst shots and see what happens.

Shot removed for V2: 239 yards

Shot removed for Nanotech: 211 yards

New average for V2: 245.5 yards

New average for Nanotech: 243 yards

Result of the test: DRAW

Now, can we check this?  Let’s start with the stats:

ProForce V2 (get it from Hireko Golf for $59.99 here!):

  • Uncut Weight: 66g
  • Torque: 3.0*
  • Butt Diameter: .600″
  • Uncut Length: 46″
  • Trajectory (according to Hireko): “Mid”
  • Parallel Tip Section Length: 4″

Epic Shaft Battle Number One

FGS NanoTech (get it from Diamond Tour Golf on sale for $14.99 here!):

  • Uncut Weight: 65g
  • Torque: 3.0*
  • Butt Diameter: .600″
  • Uncut Length: 46″
  • Trajectory (according to DTG): “Mid-High”
  • Parallel Tip Section: 2.5″

Epic Shaft Battle Number One

Aside from the PTS, a 1.5″ difference, the shafts spec out the same.  One can infer that, because the V2 has more reinforcement in the tip (4″ worth), it’s tip is stiffer, which can lead to the V2 having a slightly more boring trajectory… in the hands of someone with that “ideal” late release.

Let’s see what the V2 looks like in the Shaft Bend Profile software:

Epic Shaft Battle Number One

Thirteen matches.  Make of this what you will.

Unfortunately, the Nanotech isn’t in the database… which kinda sucks in hindsight, now that I think about it.  Oh, well…

Please keep in mind that all of this comes with the “YMMV” clause.

The point of this is to show that, in most situations, there’s really little difference in the playability of a golf shaft.  What this test can’t show is the “feel” of a golf shaft.  While these are both “S” flex (take that for what it’s worth… which isn’t much), YOU are the ultimate determinant on what “feels” good.  Go see a local clubfitter to find out what you need.

Also Starring In This Battle: the Voice Caddy SC200

This is a handy little tool you can use to do your own comparisons.  Whether it’s shafts, lofts, lengths… it’s a pretty accurate little device to see what tweaks you make and how it effects one specification form the other.

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