Favorite Vintage Shaft

Re: Favorite Vintage Shaft

Postby IronOfZion » Tue May 04, 2010 4:36 am

scarface wrote:Is there a difference between Pro Pel #1 and Pro Pel Action #1? Anyone have a picture of the shaft band handy?


Should be the same AFAIK.
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Re: Favorite Vintage Shaft

Postby lagpressure » Mon May 17, 2010 8:37 pm

First round out with the MacGregor VFQ's with the Propel #1 shafts..
They feel and play great.. this is the nicest set I have with the Propels.

Hit 15 greens and shot 67 at Mare on their first time out with me... I might have to play them again this week. 8-)
I'll get a pic posted of them soon...
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Re: Favorite Vintage Shaft

Postby lagpressure » Mon May 17, 2010 9:55 pm

These things play like an old blues guitar down on Beale Street. The tone is amazing. 8-)

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Re: Favorite Vintage Shaft

Postby IronOfZion » Wed May 19, 2010 3:56 am

Lag,

Do you have any info on raw weight of the propel #1 shafts?
They feel a tad heavier than apex #5 but I'm not sure.
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Re: Favorite Vintage Shaft

Postby lagpressure » Thu May 20, 2010 12:11 am

I'll be pulling a set of them out of another set Al gave me... and I might stick them in an old set of Hogans for fun. So I will weigh them up after I pull and remove the grips.
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Re: Favorite Vintage Shaft

Postby flolypops » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:02 am

My favourite Vintage Shaft is Mac Pro Pel 1. It is the best for me. It works very well there is no problem regarding it.
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Re: Favorite Vintage Shaft

Postby notzj1701 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:40 pm

My favs are the old TT Tourney Action's (thin silver shaft band) found in the early 50's MacGregor irons (ie M85). They are heavy, super stiff and produce a low, piercing trajectory. I believe these were the main shafts that MacG used in their clubs prior to the Pro-Pels (which have a lower kick-point or flex-point and thus a higher traj). But ProPels are also a very nice shaft. In general I feel the best shafts ever produced are those found in the clubs from the 1950's (ie MacG and Wilson).

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Re: Favorite Vintage Shaft

Postby nfbandon » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:36 pm

I have sets with the propel 1 and with the Action A shafts. Both are great. I agree tat the propels produce a higher ball flight, but not balloon like. The shots from the propels hold their own int the wind.
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Re: Favorite Vintage Shaft

Postby notzj1701 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:38 pm

nfbandon,

Yesss....agreed!!! That's what I was trying, but failing, to say.

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Re: Favorite Vintage Shaft

Postby lagpressure » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:11 pm

I have the green banded Rocket shafts in my 56 Dynas and they are STIFF!!! Whomever owed the set had a custom job done on them because they are tipped 2 inches compared to another similar set I have of them. Thick walled and very heavy. The vibration of a thick walled shaft is very different than all the thin modern shafts that are the current craze. You can really feel what is going on with them at impact.
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