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Mizuno Fujikura so xlr8 shaft characteristics

Thu May 18, 2017 3:08 am

Posted by Terry


I am expecting the jpx ez driver to arrive in the next day or so and am now wondering if I may have made an error in the shaft.
I normally use a reg. with a torque in low fours. I border on reg to firm in the ping . I noticed that the Mizuno specs show the shaft 6 xlr8 with a torque in the 5's so I ordered a stiff on the basis it may play a bit soft.
Am I right?
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Re: Mizuno Fujikura so xlr8 shaft characteristics

Thu May 18, 2017 7:43 am

Posted by hursty


Terry wrote:

I am expecting the jpx ez driver to arrive in the next day or so and am now wondering if I may have made an error in the shaft.
I normally use a reg. with a torque in low fours. I border on reg to firm in the ping . I noticed that the Mizuno specs show the shaft 6 xlr8 with a torque in the 5's so I ordered a stiff on the basis it may play a bit soft.
Am I right?


My personal findings on the Fuji Six Xlr8 in stiff in my EZ was that it felt like wet spaghetti to swing so if your used to reg shafts then the stiff version might suit you.
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Re: Mizuno Fujikura so xlr8 shaft characteristics

Thu May 18, 2017 9:37 am

Posted by Terry


Phew,
thanks Mate
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Re: Mizuno Fujikura so xlr8 shaft characteristics

Thu May 18, 2017 5:19 pm

Posted by PaulBoy


hursty wrote:

Terry wrote:

I am expecting the jpx ez driver to arrive in the next day or so and am now wondering if I may have made an error in the shaft.
I normally use a reg. with a torque in low fours. I border on reg to firm in the ping . I noticed that the Mizuno specs show the shaft 6 xlr8 with a torque in the 5's so I ordered a stiff on the basis it may play a bit soft.
Am I right?


My personal findings on the Fuji Six Xlr8 in stiff in my EZ was that it felt like wet spaghetti to swing so if your used to reg shafts then the stiff version might suit you.

Not quite sure about hurstys "wet noodle" analogy, but I also found it to be very whippy for a stiff & definitely didn't work too well with my fast aggressive swing! - Here is what the Fujikura website says about it:

SIX XLR8 Advantages
  • XLR8 for more reactive mid-section and increased kick speed
  • Sub 60 gram shafts are able to achieve mid-launch with mid-spin profiles
  • Benefits a golfer with slow to average swing speed that is looking to more aggressively drive the ball down the fairway
Cheers ... Paul
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Re: Mizuno Fujikura so xlr8 shaft characteristics

Thu May 18, 2017 5:52 pm

Posted by hursty


PaulBoy wrote:

hursty wrote:

Terry wrote:

I am expecting the jpx ez driver to arrive in the next day or so and am now wondering if I may have made an error in the shaft.
I normally use a reg. with a torque in low fours. I border on reg to firm in the ping . I noticed that the Mizuno specs show the shaft 6 xlr8 with a torque in the 5's so I ordered a stiff on the basis it may play a bit soft.
Am I right?


My personal findings on the Fuji Six Xlr8 in stiff in my EZ was that it felt like wet spaghetti to swing so if your used to reg shafts then the stiff version might suit you.

Not quite sure about hurstys "wet noodle" analogy, but I also found it to be very whippy for a stiff & definitely didn't work too well with my fast aggressive swing! - Here is what the Fujikura website says about it:

SIX XLR8 Advantages
  • XLR8 for more reactive mid-section and increased kick speed
  • Sub 60 gram shafts are able to achieve mid-launch with mid-spin profiles
  • Benefits a golfer with slow to average swing speed that is looking to more aggressively drive the ball down the fairway
Cheers ... Paul


The Fujikura website missed this bullet point off:

  • Benefits a magician that is used to performing the floppy wand trick
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Re: Mizuno Fujikura so xlr8 shaft characteristics

Thu May 18, 2017 9:18 pm

Posted by Kgrove


{USERNAME} wrote:

The Fujikura website missed this bullet point off:

  • Benefits a magician that is used to performing the floppy wand trick


My wife read this and suggested I get the XLR8. :-)
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Re: Mizuno Fujikura so xlr8 shaft characteristics

Thu May 18, 2017 10:42 pm

Posted by Terry


Sounds like my kind of shaft.  
Although from above comments I might need to tip it or save it for old age.
Might get spare adaptor or two and try some other shafts just in case.. 
thanks 
oops , FedEx just delivered. Hmm I really like the colour scheme ,first mizzy driver for me.
stiff  shaft seems to be more flexible and longer than the reg.  Fuji pro 50 in the SLDR.
Have set up 11.5 with fade weight. (As per SLDR). I just know it's a keeper.
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Re: Mizuno Fujikura so xlr8 shaft characteristics

Sat May 20, 2017 5:26 am

Posted by Terry


Just got back from practice fairway .
11.5 with weight on fade gave medium flight with draw/ hook.
At 11.5 face was too closed and I started adjusting in hands SO
10.5 with weight at back gave high flight with faint fade .
10.5 with weight on fade purrrfect ,med./ high flight straight down the barrel or baby draw.
As with the SLDR with the weight on fade I could feel the  head squaring up on downswing
Being a user of reg shafts found the stiff xlr8 just right. 
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Re: Mizuno Fujikura so xlr8 shaft characteristics

Sat May 20, 2017 12:51 pm

Posted by DGMP


Terry wrote:

Just got back from practice fairway .
11.5 with weight on fade gave medium flight with draw/ hook.
At 11.5 face was too closed and I started adjusting in hands SO
10.5 with weight at back gave high flight with faint fade .
10.5 with weight on fade purrrfect ,med./ high flight straight down the barrel or baby draw.
As with the SLDR with the weight on fade I could feel the  head squaring up on downswing
Being a user of reg shafts found the stiff xlr8 just right. 


For the JPX-EZ the XLR8 is a long finished length (45.75" with grip) because of that shaft's weighting.
Specifically, the extra weight at its butt end counter balances the EZ's relatively heavy head weight.
To promote long drives , Mizuno wanted an extra long shaft, and the counter balance weighting of the XLR8 allows for the extra length without the club's swing weight being too heavy. A stock Mizuno JPX-EZ with XLR8 has a D4 swing weight.
The XLR8 is a good fitting shaft for a smooth tempo, smooth transition swinger.
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Re: Mizuno Fujikura so xlr8 shaft characteristics

Sat May 20, 2017 8:56 pm

Posted by Terry


DGMP wrote:

Terry wrote:

Just got back from practice fairway .
11.5 with weight on fade gave medium flight with draw/ hook.
At 11.5 face was too closed and I started adjusting in hands SO
10.5 with weight at back gave high flight with faint fade .
10.5 with weight on fade purrrfect ,med./ high flight straight down the barrel or baby draw.
As with the SLDR with the weight on fade I could feel the  head squaring up on downswing
Being a user of reg shafts found the stiff xlr8 just right. 


For the JPX-EZ the XLR8 is a long finished length (45.75" with grip) because of that shaft's weighting.
Specifically, the extra weight at its butt end counter balances the EZ's relatively heavy head weight.
To promote long drives , Mizuno wanted an extra long shaft, and the counter balance weighting of the XLR8 allows for the extra length without the club's swing weight being too heavy. A stock Mizuno JPX-EZ with XLR8 has a D4 swing weight.
The XLR8 is a good fitting shaft for a smooth tempo, smooth transition swinger.

That explanation is pretty much what I felt.
First thing I did when received was compare length with SLDR with standard shaft .
With the shaft being so long I initially felt disconnected from the ball,if you know what I mean, and mindful of keeping a smooth  swing and not swaying , like that exercise of swinging a broom . After 50 or so balls and adjusting setting I was getting the length of the SLDR with a much better flight  for less effort..
The S shaft felt as ,if not more flexible than the R TM shaft when giving it a waggle
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