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- Saturday, September 07, 2013
Reviewed By: smed
i have about 10 rounds on these shafts in the s+ flex. i have played every shaft on the market, and these have no comparison. better feel, longer, awesome penetrating ballflight, and the tightest dispersion ive ever seen. picked up 10+ yds per club over the rifle 6.0's ive played for the last 5 yrs.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Not Just for hard swingers
Reviewed By: Augustine
(Markham, Ontario (Canada))
The C-Taper shafts were designed to fit a very specific group of players who hit the ball very high due to very high swing speeds - for these elite players the C-Tapers was designed for them.
Those of us outside of this group the shaft will still help lower trajectory and correct our balloned shots (due to swing fault of flipping rather than due to high ball speeds). However we often make the mistake of just buying the same flex in the C-Taper from what we've been using and ends up with a shaft that is way too stiff - the C-Tapers is about 1/3 of a flex stiffer than comparable shafts. KBS recommends soft stepping C-Tapers once or twice to make it more playable for us average joes.
I first started playing C-Taper S+ straight in, felt it required very good swings to get anything out of it, then went to PXi (too light), DGS300 (too much spin), and now back to C-Taper S+ but soft stepped twice (bring flex down from 6.7 to 6.1 which is closer to a standard S-flex KBS Tour). Despite the soft stepping my trajectory and spin is still lower than PXi or DGS300, and the fell is incredible. I love the "clickly" feel when hit on the sweet spot and mishits are not as harsh as I'd think from a tip and butt stiff shaft like the C-Taper.
One thing you need to be careful about the C-Taper is that they are counter balanced - when I had my DGS300 shafts playing at standard lenght, my Swightweight was D4, but when i dry fitted my C-Tapers S+ in the same head it dropped down to D2, a loss of 2 swing weight points. For some people, a lighter swinging club will help increase club head speed, but for a feel player like myself, I like heavier feeling irons so i installed my C-Tapers +1/4" which brought the swingweight back up to around D3.5 and it feels perfect!
- Saturday, April 21, 2012
100% agree with the above poster
Reviewed By: Mike Borbely
I 100% agree with the comments by Mike Williford as above. I was fit for the X-stiff (6 iron swing speed 95-98mph with ball speed 130/driver SS 110-118, .25 inch short, 2degrees flat) and have played x100 and PX6.5. I think he is right on the money saying that they require attention and commitment- I feel these play stiffer than x100 and PX6.5 and as far as the 5%/5%/5%, I would definitely agree with the 5% less spin (this was the reason I went with the Ctaper)- for me drop and stop- no sucking back- 3-4-5 iron maybe 5 to 8 feet of roll out. As for the 5% lower trajectory and 5% more distance- not so much- but this is for ME and may not apply to you. I have them in 712/AP2 and I had to de-loft (1-1.5 degrees)my 6-PW to get back to my normal distances and lower the ball flight- I was losing distance when the ball ballooned farther down range and fell straight out of the sky- granted, Titleist has weaker lofts than say Mizuno.... As a test I ordered a S+ shaft and put it in a 712/ap2 6 iron head and it has made a significant difference- I would now agree with the 5% less spin and 5% distance gains but still disagree with the 5% lower trajectory- equal to if not a little higher than X100- Again, this is for me and my swing and may not apply to you and your swing. I would also agree that you should check your ego when testing these shafts- please try at least one flex down. I am in the process of changing from 130gram x-stiff to the 125gram stiff+ for the same reason Mike stated above- sometimes I just want to go out and have a good time and not concentrate so much. With the S+ I can have fun and score well. Good luck! Read More Reviews