Help ?! Shafts: Royal Precision Rifle vs. True Temper Dynamic & Tri-Gold

Help ?! Shafts: Royal Precision Rifle vs. True Temper Dynamic & Tri-Gold

Post by Blue Vo » Sun, 16 Apr 2000 04:00:00


I am buying new clubs and having trouble deciding on a shaft:

iron 5 clubspeed is 79 mph, swingspeed 1.0 sec. : flex R400 or rifle 5.5 ?
Been playing for a year, 20 years old.

What shaft is best for me? Rifle or True Temper, what's the difference?

Thanks,

blue vox

 
 
 

Help ?! Shafts: Royal Precision Rifle vs. True Temper Dynamic & Tri-Gold

Post by FatMa » Sun, 16 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Both shifts are good, who can't go wrong with either. I don't
know much about the new Tri-Gold but have heard glowing reports.
I USE RIFLES !  I'm pretty much a snob about it too <haha>.
You're swing will only get better with faster clubhead speed. I
swing in the 80-85 range for mid irons and use Rifle Lite 6.0
which has the same swing speed as the regular Rifle 5.5. In
hindsight, I may have been better off, at first, with the 5.5 or
even 5.0 Lites but my swing is much better than when I started
playing, so the 6's feel great today.

Taylor Made uses clubs Rifle shifts in all but one line of clubs
(and that one uses TT)and the regular is the 4.5/5.0 and the
stiff is the 5.5/6.0, so go figure.  Got to swing some to "see",
buy them and then forget about them and learn to score.

Rifle shifts have always been good to me and I like the look of
them on my clubs.  A can't go wrong deal.

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Help ?! Shafts: Royal Precision Rifle vs. True Temper Dynamic & Tri-Gold

Post by Zamue » Sun, 16 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am buying new clubs and having trouble deciding on a shaft:

> iron 5 clubspeed is 79 mph, swingspeed 1.0 sec. : flex R400 or rifle 5.5 ?
> Been playing for a year, 20 years old.

> What shaft is best for me? Rifle or True Temper, what's the difference?

Hmmm lets see....

*Twing*...it's HEADS...buy the rifles!

]]]Z[[[

 
 
 

Help ?! Shafts: Royal Precision Rifle vs. True Temper Dynamic & Tri-Gold

Post by David and Caro » Mon, 17 Apr 2000 04:00:00

The clubs I made about 5 weeks ago are the Rifle Tour Flighted 5.5 (five
iron 73mph).  At first I though they were a little stiff, but after using
them for 4 rounds I now think they will be fine.  The Tour Flighted are
claimed to make the long irons easier to hit, and I do notice a difference
from the stiff TT graphite lites I had in my old set.
David


Quote:
> I am buying new clubs and having trouble deciding on a shaft:

> iron 5 clubspeed is 79 mph, swingspeed 1.0 sec. : flex R400 or rifle 5.5 ?
> Been playing for a year, 20 years old.

> What shaft is best for me? Rifle or True Temper, what's the difference?

> Thanks,

> blue vox

 
 
 

Help ?! Shafts: Royal Precision Rifle vs. True Temper Dynamic & Tri-Gold

Post by Barrie Smar » Mon, 17 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Hi,

Studying the Rifle website, 5.5 is their R+ shaft, and with a swing speed
below 85mph, you'll have problems getting enough swing on the ball.  The 4.5
shaft is their R shaft, and even that is on the firm side of regular
(according to the Precision rep).  The TT Tri Metal shaft has a head
specific arrangement, 5 iron for 5 iron only.  The R400 is also R+ according
to TT, their standard regular is R300.  If you look at the website
www.swingweight.com you'll see a lot of club statistics, and the general
consensus amongst shaft makers is that amateurs use shafts that are too
stiff for them.  Might pay to look into this further.

Regards

Barrie Smart


Quote:
> I am buying new clubs and having trouble deciding on a shaft:

> iron 5 clubspeed is 79 mph, swingspeed 1.0 sec. : flex R400 or rifle 5.5 ?
> Been playing for a year, 20 years old.

> What shaft is best for me? Rifle or True Temper, what's the difference?

> Thanks,

> blue vox

 
 
 

Help ?! Shafts: Royal Precision Rifle vs. True Temper Dynamic & Tri-Gold

Post by Joseph N. Hal » Mon, 17 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> [...] and the general
> consensus amongst shaft makers is that amateurs use shafts that are too
> stiff for them.  Might pay to look into this further.

S vs R is more a feel issue than anything else.  Rifles have a peculiar
"tight" feel no matter what flex you use.  It's off-putting at first but
you learn to love it.  At least I did.

If your shaft feels too stiff for you, you'll never feel like you really
get all of a shot, and may wind up overswinging as a result.  A Rifle
shaft probably isn't going to feel too *soft* no matter what flex it is,
except to a very discriminating golfer, because Rifle iron shafts just
don't have that "wobble" after impact that stepped shafts do.

  -joseph

 
 
 

Help ?! Shafts: Royal Precision Rifle vs. True Temper Dynamic & Tri-Gold

Post by Joseph N. Hal » Mon, 17 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Both shifts are good, who can't go wrong with either. I don't
> know much about the new Tri-Gold but have heard glowing reports.
> I USE RIFLES !  I'm pretty much a snob about it too <haha>.
> You're swing will only get better with faster clubhead speed. I
> swing in the 80-85 range for mid irons and use Rifle Lite 6.0
> which has the same swing speed as the regular Rifle 5.5. [...]

I really like the feel of the Rifle Lites.  Even more vibration
reduction than the regular Rifles.

Honestly I don't notice much difference in trajectory with different
flex of Rifle shafts.  I've been the gamut from 5.5 to 7.0 (play
7.0 mostly).  The big difference is feel, but there's not as much
difference in feel between Rifle shafts of different flexes as there
is between conventional steel shafts of different flexes, again
because of the vibration absorbtion.

One thing I don't like is a metal wood head on the end of a Rifle.
First, Rifle wood shafts feel much softer than you'd expect.
Second, the head "boingoingoingoings" after even solid impacts in
a rather unpleasant way.  I recommend stepped steel shafts for
metal woods based on my (somewhat limited) experience.

None of this is an issue with irons.  And there's nothing
prettier than Rifle shafted irons!  Especially with tan Winn grips!
And blades!

(Whoa. I've gotta wipe this drool off my chin.)

  -joseph