Played forged Maltby for a long time, and got to know PX 5.5 steel like the back of my hand. But I’m approaching a time when I can benefit from something more shock absorbing. I like economy, and who doesn’t. I really like the look of the Maltby pro series this year and like the price point. I’ve read some good reviews on the Grafftec as well, but the brand is a bit foreign to me. I may try the Maltby series in a stiff, I’ve heard good things about them.
It’s an age old subject, but whose got some ideas on a shaft that’s economical and fairly stout? Played the excaliber tours and loved em. Thanks all.
I have built many demos that I use in my club fitting work and I hit every one of them to see how they perform. I have been very impressed with the new ProSeries, and I like the new paint job, too. Very similar feel to me as the Tour X XCalibers.
It’s not the lightest graphite iron shaft out there, but better players and ball-strikers usually don’t want it too light. I found ball flight more mid than high in the R and S flexes. Very smooth feel through impact without a lot of torque. I think if you try one as Britt suggested, you’ll be pleased. Also, if you really like your Project X’s (I do, too) and just want a softer feel, you might consider installing a cork in the butt end of the shaft when you regrip them. Might actually accomplish the softer feel you’re after. Hope this helps! Michael
The Pro Series shafts have been really good for us over the years. We have them manufactured by a company that is run by a personal friend and understands what we expect in performance. They also happen to be the manufacture for several bands of shafts I can not name, but that we sell and you would undoubtedly be familiar with. Same manufacturer that did the Xcal’s when we were involved in that brand. The also do the Graftech’s for us, which is our brand. The ProSeries have a little stiffer profile than the Xcals. The Kuro Kage Black irons that we sell from Mitsubishi might be another option, but they have a softer profile than both the Pro Series and the Xcal that we carried. For the money, the Pro Series might be worth a try. Since your transitioning from steel, I would definitely only invest in one shaft and just do a 6 or 7 iron first to evaluate if the feel and performance are what your looking for.