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#1 Mububban

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:18 AM

Has anyone used, or is currently using, a half steel and half graphite shaft? I'm aiming to buy some Wilson Di11 irons and as well as steel and graphite, they offer a half and half shaft, with graphite at the grip end, and steel at the head end. I've been told that several companies used to offer this style of shaft, but don't any longer. I'm wondering why.... They're the same price as graphite, I'm planning to demo them at my local Drummond but just wondering if anyone here has any experience with them? Whether older models or a newer model?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:59 AM

Why? What is the reported benefit? How do they join them? It sounds like a recipe for broken shafts.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:52 AM

2 year old technology that never took off.

#4 Kiwi

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:15 AM

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:28 AM

I normally only come here to read the posts but I'll offer some input. I have the di11's with the half half shaft. They are joined quite well don't know how though but I would not be worried about the shaft breaking. They are designed to allow you a faster swing speed but also the stiffness of steel so that you don't get any twisting of the club head. To me they feel quite good as I have a medium swing speed. Some of my playing partners have high swing speeds and they are 50/50 on whether they like it or not. They are a uniflex shaft so a proper stiff or xstiff shaft would suit them better. To me the half half shaft feels whippy. I struggle to control graphite shafts and struggle with swing speeds on steel shafts so for me they are perfect. For me you can't go wrong with the di11's. I know some here will call them a shovel but compare them to the burner 2.0 or the r11 and you will see the club head is the same size. From address the top line looks identical to the r11 in terms of profile so while they are technically in the sgi category I would put them more into the gi category. Personally I really like them. I'm not an inexperienced golfer and regularly shoot between 80-90 so you don't have to be a high handicapper to play irons like these.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:54 PM

Did you say uniflex? A mass produced one size fits all off the shelf club is for suckers. Stay away. Nippon Modus 3 shafts have the same property, stiff bottom sections. So speak to your club advisors about that one.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:37 AM

Do a proper clubfitting if you're unsure on shafts. Wilson must be confusing themselves with Taylormade trying to flog a hybrid shaft.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:32 PM

you can get lite weight still shafts as lite as 65 grams why would you even consider graphite nippon make a 75 gram shafts and so do a few others, and they perform nicely and no worries getting a replacement either

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:37 PM

Graffaloy Bimatrix is the same sort of thing.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:44 PM

Appears to be bit gimmicky. http://www.wilson.co...&bmLocale=en_AU

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 04:44 AM

I've been using Wilson Half and Half irons for four years.  I find they are easy on the hands and low torque for more accuracy.  The shafts are like new after four years.



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Posted 16 July 2019 - 01:21 AM

I've been using Wilson Half and Half irons for four years. I find they are easy on the hands and low torque for more accuracy. The shafts are like new after four years.


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#13 Commish

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:08 AM

Welcome to the forum.

You can find out about most of the regulars in this thread:

https://forums.iseek...68#entry1654057

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He must have been doing a lot of reading before deciding to dig up a thread from 71/2 years ago for his first post.. :D


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:25 PM

Or a Google search bought it up
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