'super-lite fm precision' steel shaft?.

'super-lite fm precision' steel shaft?.

Post by david s- » Thu, 25 Jul 2002 17:33:07


We have a party marketing a steel shaft here in Melbourne, Oz, as a 'superlite
Rifle shaft'. I cannot find any reference to it on the 'fm precision' website
and I was wondering if anyone here recognised it.

It is a 'stepped' steel shaft, VERY LIGHT at 90 gms..and it has the familiar
small 'fm precision' logo and 'made in U.S.A.' screen-printed at the top of the
parallel tip section. The 'steps' are so light that you can hardly see them but
it looks like a stepped shaft that has subsequently been through a 'die drawing'
process. The 'steps' are about 1 3/4" apart, but the top 'step' and the bottom
'step' are comprised of multiple (about 4) much smaller  'steps'. If it is not
on the website it might be a shaft that is not marketed in the USA. We are told
that many local pros are switching to them.....but I have also had reports (from
other pro-clubmakers) that these steel shafts are snapping under the grips.

Any information would be welcomed!

cheers
david

 
 
 

'super-lite fm precision' steel shaft?.

Post by Teresa Williamso » Thu, 25 Jul 2002 23:13:46


Quote:
> We have a party marketing a steel shaft here in Melbourne, Oz, as a
'superlite
> Rifle shaft'. I cannot find any reference to it on the 'fm precision'
website
> and I was wondering if anyone here recognised it.

> It is a 'stepped' steel shaft, VERY LIGHT at 90 gms..and it has the
familiar
> small 'fm precision' logo and 'made in U.S.A.' screen-printed at the top
of the
> parallel tip section. The 'steps' are so light that you can hardly see
them but
> it looks like a stepped shaft that has subsequently been through a 'die
drawing'
> process. The 'steps' are about 1 3/4" apart, but the top 'step' and the
bottom
> 'step' are comprised of multiple (about 4) much smaller  'steps'. If it is
not
> on the website it might be a shaft that is not marketed in the USA. We are
told
> that many local pros are switching to them.....but I have also had reports
(from
> other pro-clubmakers) that these steel shafts are snapping under the
grips.

> Any information would be welcomed!

> cheers
> david

Maybe you guys are a test market for the shafts.
I've got the TT TX-90's in my irons right now (the super-duper
ultra-mega lightweight shafts in them (when trimmed, around
90g)) and they play well for me.
I don't think that they are for everybody (most people would
do better with heavier weight shafts) 'cause the lack of weight
might make them a little whippy.
And, as far as snapping under the grip... well....
Quit gripping the club so dang hard. (sorry. Couldn't resist.)

-Mother T-

 
 
 

'super-lite fm precision' steel shaft?.

Post by Ar » Fri, 26 Jul 2002 03:49:06

Maybe you are talking about the Project X Rifle?  I just saw it on
Dynacraft's website today, don't know much about it.  Here is what
they say about it...

The Project X Rifle represents state-of-the-art steel shaft
engineering, with patents on its innovative technology. Testing has
shown the variable rate of taper found in each individual shaft length
to yield a higher launch angle with a low rate of spin, resulting in
an optimum ball flight and extremely tight dispersion pattern. A
rapidly growing number of PGA Tour players are reporting both
exceptional feel and effectiveness with this new shaft, in addition to
the superior performance, consistency and accuracy they have come to
find common among all shafts in the Rifle family.

The Project X Rifle is geared for the stronger player who generates a
lot of clubhead speed. This product is designed to maintain a flatter,
tighter, more consistent ball flight.

Quote:

> We have a party marketing a steel shaft here in Melbourne, Oz, as a 'superlite
> Rifle shaft'. I cannot find any reference to it on the 'fm precision' website
> and I was wondering if anyone here recognised it.

> It is a 'stepped' steel shaft, VERY LIGHT at 90 gms..and it has the familiar
> small 'fm precision' logo and 'made in U.S.A.' screen-printed at the top of the
> parallel tip section. The 'steps' are so light that you can hardly see them but
> it looks like a stepped shaft that has subsequently been through a 'die drawing'
> process. The 'steps' are about 1 3/4" apart, but the top 'step' and the bottom
> 'step' are comprised of multiple (about 4) much smaller  'steps'. If it is not
> on the website it might be a shaft that is not marketed in the USA. We are told
> that many local pros are switching to them.....but I have also had reports (from
> other pro-clubmakers) that these steel shafts are snapping under the grips.

> Any information would be welcomed!

> cheers
> david


 
 
 

'super-lite fm precision' steel shaft?.

Post by Ar » Fri, 26 Jul 2002 03:50:17

Maybe you are talking about the Project X Rifle?  I just saw it on
Dynacraft's website today, don't know much about it.  Here is what
they say about it...

The Project X Rifle represents state-of-the-art steel shaft
engineering, with patents on its innovative technology. Testing has
shown the variable rate of taper found in each individual shaft length
to yield a higher launch angle with a low rate of spin, resulting in
an optimum ball flight and extremely tight dispersion pattern. A
rapidly growing number of PGA Tour players are reporting both
exceptional feel and effectiveness with this new shaft, in addition to
the superior performance, consistency and accuracy they have come to
find common among all shafts in the Rifle family.

The Project X Rifle is geared for the stronger player who generates a
lot of clubhead speed. This product is designed to maintain a flatter,
tighter, more consistent ball flight.

Quote:

> We have a party marketing a steel shaft here in Melbourne, Oz, as a 'superlite
> Rifle shaft'. I cannot find any reference to it on the 'fm precision' website
> and I was wondering if anyone here recognised it.

> It is a 'stepped' steel shaft, VERY LIGHT at 90 gms..and it has the familiar
> small 'fm precision' logo and 'made in U.S.A.' screen-printed at the top of the
> parallel tip section. The 'steps' are so light that you can hardly see them but
> it looks like a stepped shaft that has subsequently been through a 'die drawing'
> process. The 'steps' are about 1 3/4" apart, but the top 'step' and the bottom
> 'step' are comprised of multiple (about 4) much smaller  'steps'. If it is not
> on the website it might be a shaft that is not marketed in the USA. We are told
> that many local pros are switching to them.....but I have also had reports (from
> other pro-clubmakers) that these steel shafts are snapping under the grips.

> Any information would be welcomed!

> cheers
> david