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Apollo Shadow UL Graphite Golf Shaft
Apollo Shadow UL Graphite Golf Shafts
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For the Apollo Shadow UL Graphite, the trimming instruction data you provide for a 3 Wood says to cut the 46" raw length shaft 1 1/2" (your W4 code) for women and 2 1/2" (your A8 code) for seniors. Since you specify the raw length of the shaft as 46", this would seem to result after cutting with a 3 wood shaft of 44 1/2" for a woman and 43 1/2" for a senior.. Since a common length for a 3 wood with graphite shaft is 42" for a woman's club and 43" for a man's (senior's) club, can you explain how this can be achieved with this shaft and the trimming guidance Hireko has provided?
Question by: Richtee on Jun 8, 2014, 9:14 AM

The trimming instruction provided are for tip trimming only (for flex). Your final length is determined by butt trimming. We cannot specify butt trimming for two reasons. 1. Not everyone will require the same length. 2. The bottom of bore to ground line measurement for fairway woods are not universal.
Answer by: Richard Lin on Jun 9, 2014, 9:06 AM
What is the tip trim for a driver on the wood shafts?
Question by: Paul Newton on Aug 11, 2014, 7:11 AM

For either L or R-flex you would tip trim 1". For either A or S-flex, it would be 2" tip trim. You can click on the Specifications tab above the description. In the table you can find a column for the Trim Chart. You can click on the flex you want and a pop up box will appear with the tip trimming instructions for each of the clubs.
Answer by: Richard Lin on Aug 12, 2014, 7:08 AM
I have never installed a shaft before so please excuse this basic question. I see that the tip trimming chart for the stiff flex driver is 2”, and the raw length is 46”. Does this mean that that if I tip trim this shaft 2” that the longest playing length will be 44”? I understand that trimming from the tip determines flex and from the butt determines length, so perhaps my question has more to do with the definition of “raw length” and “playing length.” Also, if I were to trim it 3” and install it in a driver, would the shaft effectively play as an “x” flex? Thank you for taking the time to answer, I’m excited to get my old driver with a broken shaft back in play.
Question by: Seth Johnson on Apr 10, 2023, 11:16 AM
The "raw length" is also the same as the "uncut length" or the length at which you purchase the shaft. In this case it is 46". Playing length is how long the total club is once fully assembled with the head and grip. If you trim 2" off the tip for a driver to make it stiff flex, that leaves the shaft at 44". Once you install it into the head, you will gain extra length since the shaft doesn't penetrate through the sole of the club. For most modern drivers you will gain 1.5".

If you attempted to tip trim 3", it can be done because there is adequate parallel tip length. However, you won't get to a normal X flex shaft. The other issue it you might not be able to achieve your desired playing length without adding a shaft extender.
Answer by: Jeff Summitt on Apr 10, 2023, 11:32 AM

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