Dumb question re: Precision Rifle shafts - Darkside rookie stuff

Dumb question re: Precision Rifle shafts - Darkside rookie stuff

Post by JE Wesc » Sat, 05 Feb 2005 10:14:50


So I get the Precision Rifle 4.5 shafts - "tip trimmed and frequency
matched" - it says.  And each shaft in deed has a sticker  - "0215.5 CPM",
"0214.9 CPM", etc.  All numbers are pretty close - 214.1 to 0217.0.  They
are trimmed to some lengths with .5 inch differences  and the tips are
roughed up about a inch or so.  The have purple marker dots on the shaft
near the grip ends.

They have ferrules that fit the Argus Ti-2000 oversize iron heads almost
perfectly - perhaps <1/64" over size to be ground down.  They balance (with
a grip ***-banded to the proper end) about 6 1/4" from the end of the
ferrule (uncut).  So far so good...

Here are the "dumb" questions -

1) They are supposed to be for 2 - PW but the 2 shortest are the same
length - 36 3/4 " and the longest is 40 5/16".  Looks to me that they are
intended to be ***trimmed to standard or custom length?  Or did I get a
3-SW set since the two short ones are the same???

2) Does this sound like a good frequency match range?

2) They have purple marker dots on the shaft near the grip end - might those
be indicators of the "spine" or the frequency match point?  If so, how
should I fit it to the face of the clubs - pointed at the top of the club or
in the same direction as the face? Or someplace else?

I am not headed for the ba***t to epoxy them together yet - I'm going to
wait until after the GolfSmith class on Saturday and some advice from the
experts of RSG.  But my hands are sweating to get at it!

--
Jerry
Jerry E. Wesch
Chicago

 
 
 

Dumb question re: Precision Rifle shafts - Darkside rookie stuff

Post by david s- » Sun, 06 Feb 2005 06:52:03

1) It is usual for the 9-iron, PW, and SW to be the same lengths...so
there is no reason to suppose your set is not suited or intended as a
2-PW set.

2) The frequency range indicated looks quite soft compared with that
expected from a 4.5 spec...however, once assembled without ***t***
your clubs are going to be about 2 1/2 -3" overlength....and when you
***trim to correct lengths this should pull the frequencies up by
about 20-25 cpm....bringing you up to the correct Rifle 4.5 spec. If the
usual raw shaft length is 41"...they have obviously started the set with
a 1/2" tip trim....(ie. a 2-iron tip trim)....although I think 'Rifle'
only manufacture their 'blanks' in 43" stock lengths at 2.0, 4.0 and 6.0
stiffness weights....and mass tip trim to the intermediate ranges

3) I would suggest the purple marker dots _are_ related to the spine
position, but would be located on the 'top' side of the shaft to give
you an unambiguous alignment mark for fitting into the head and for
aligning the grip......check this with Golfsmith

4) For assembly, fit your ferrules first....leaving only about 1 1/8" of
the tip protruding...also, use masking tape directly above the ferrule
in order to locate it securely, and for protection of the shaft during
final clean-up........also, it helps to place a pencil line on that
masking tape in the same radial location as the 'purple dot' to aid you
when aligning the shaft with the clubhead. Finally, using another piece
of masking tape about half way up the shaft, clearly mark the club
number, with a line under it (so you don't mix up the #6 with the #9!),
and so that you don't glue the wrong shaft into the wrong head!  (It
_has_ been done, I can assure you!)

cheers
david

 
 
 

Dumb question re: Precision Rifle shafts - Darkside rookie stuff

Post by JE Wesc » Sun, 06 Feb 2005 13:28:57

Thanks!  Since it is going to rain/snow/freeze Sunday, I think I will tackle
the clubs then.


my GI tract quits acting up.

--
Jerry
Jerry E. Wesch
Chicago

Quote:
> 1) It is usual for the 9-iron, PW, and SW to be the same lengths...so
> there is no reason to suppose your set is not suited or intended as a
> 2-PW set.

> 2) The frequency range indicated looks quite soft compared with that
> expected from a 4.5 spec...however, once assembled without ***t***
> your clubs are going to be about 2 1/2 -3" overlength....and when you
> ***trim to correct lengths this should pull the frequencies up by
> about 20-25 cpm....bringing you up to the correct Rifle 4.5 spec. If the
> usual raw shaft length is 41"...they have obviously started the set with
> a 1/2" tip trim....(ie. a 2-iron tip trim)....although I think 'Rifle'
> only manufacture their 'blanks' in 43" stock lengths at 2.0, 4.0 and 6.0
> stiffness weights....and mass tip trim to the intermediate ranges

> 3) I would suggest the purple marker dots _are_ related to the spine
> position, but would be located on the 'top' side of the shaft to give
> you an unambiguous alignment mark for fitting into the head and for
> aligning the grip......check this with Golfsmith

> 4) For assembly, fit your ferrules first....leaving only about 1 1/8" of
> the tip protruding...also, use masking tape directly above the ferrule
> in order to locate it securely, and for protection of the shaft during
> final clean-up........also, it helps to place a pencil line on that
> masking tape in the same radial location as the 'purple dot' to aid you
> when aligning the shaft with the clubhead. Finally, using another piece
> of masking tape about half way up the shaft, clearly mark the club
> number, with a line under it (so you don't mix up the #6 with the #9!),
> and so that you don't glue the wrong shaft into the wrong head!  (It
> _has_ been done, I can assure you!)

> cheers
> david


 
 
 

Dumb question re: Precision Rifle shafts - Darkside rookie stuff

Post by JE Wesc » Mon, 07 Feb 2005 06:47:57

Well - I went to the GolfSmith class and assembled 3 clubs, got the
workbooks and learned a bunch.

First of all, they don't align anything unless you buy the "PURE"d shafts.
About that Fx analyzer and spine finder?  Where is my checkbook!

And putting clubs together is not rocket science - but tweaking them to
really match an individual - Well - that's another level all together.  My
hat's off to the master Darksider's - the learning curve looks significant.

Now off to the ba***t!!!

--
Jerry
Jerry E. Wesch
Chicago

Quote:
> So I get the Precision Rifle 4.5 shafts - "tip trimmed and frequency
> matched" - it says.  And each shaft in deed has a sticker  - "0215.5 CPM",
> "0214.9 CPM", etc.  All numbers are pretty close - 214.1 to 0217.0.  They
> are trimmed to some lengths with .5 inch differences  and the tips are
> roughed up about a inch or so.  The have purple marker dots on the shaft
> near the grip ends.

> They have ferrules that fit the Argus Ti-2000 oversize iron heads almost
> perfectly - perhaps <1/64" over size to be ground down.  They balance
(with
> a grip ***-banded to the proper end) about 6 1/4" from the end of the
> ferrule (uncut).  So far so good...

> Here are the "dumb" questions -

> 1) They are supposed to be for 2 - PW but the 2 shortest are the same
> length - 36 3/4 " and the longest is 40 5/16".  Looks to me that they are
> intended to be ***trimmed to standard or custom length?  Or did I get a
> 3-SW set since the two short ones are the same???

> 2) Does this sound like a good frequency match range?

> 2) They have purple marker dots on the shaft near the grip end - might
those
> be indicators of the "spine" or the frequency match point?  If so, how
> should I fit it to the face of the clubs - pointed at the top of the club
or
> in the same direction as the face? Or someplace else?

> I am not headed for the ba***t to epoxy them together yet - I'm going to
> wait until after the GolfSmith class on Saturday and some advice from the
> experts of RSG.  But my hands are sweating to get at it!

> --
> Jerry
> Jerry E. Wesch
> Chicago

 
 
 

Dumb question re: Precision Rifle shafts - Darkside rookie stuff

Post by Ron Blanchar » Mon, 07 Feb 2005 12:20:56

Quote:

> Well - I went to the GolfSmith class and assembled 3 clubs, got the
> workbooks and learned a bunch.

> First of all, they don't align anything unless you buy the "PURE"d shafts.
> About that Fx analyzer and spine finder?  Where is my checkbook!

> And putting clubs together is not rocket science - but tweaking them to
> really match an individual - Well - that's another level all together.  My
> hat's off to the master Darksider's - the learning curve looks significant.

> Now off to the ba***t!!!

Were you at the Lincoln Park store for your class?  I was up there
picking up some supplies this AM and they had a pretty big session going on.

--
Ron

CHARTER MEMBER, Irrecoverable DarkSiders Association
email me at striker1 at csinet dot net

 
 
 

Dumb question re: Precision Rifle shafts - Darkside rookie stuff

Post by JE Wesc » Tue, 08 Feb 2005 00:07:11

Yep - that was me - with the blue cap and a heavy hand on the belt sander.
The adventure continues.

The GolfSmith guy says put the mysterious "Purple dots" on the back of the
shaft, my handy dandy roller bearing spine finder says the stiff spots are
somewhere else (not correlated to the "purple dots") so I now have no idea
where to align the shafts.

Too much information - not enough knowledge...

--
Jerry
Jerry E. Wesch
Chicago


Quote:

> > Well - I went to the GolfSmith class and assembled 3 clubs, got the
> > workbooks and learned a bunch.

> > First of all, they don't align anything unless you buy the "PURE"d
shafts.
> > About that Fx analyzer and spine finder?  Where is my checkbook!

> > And putting clubs together is not rocket science - but tweaking them to
> > really match an individual - Well - that's another level all together.
My
> > hat's off to the master Darksider's - the learning curve looks
significant.

> > Now off to the ba***t!!!

> Were you at the Lincoln Park store for your class?  I was up there
> picking up some supplies this AM and they had a pretty big session going
on.

> --
> Ron

> CHARTER MEMBER, Irrecoverable DarkSiders Association
> email me at striker1 at csinet dot net