I don’t have the specs for the Tour AD MD tour Stiff you listed and I did not see it on the Graphite Design website, so as far as comparing it’s playing characteristics to either the Xcaliber 6+ or the Rogue Silver XS, I can not. My guess is the Xcaliber they are referring to is the Xcaliber Tour 6+ in the TS, since the Xcaliber 6+ does not come in a TS (X) type flex. The Xcaliber Tour 6+ in the TS flex would play about 1/2 a flex more flexible than the Aldila Rogue Silver 60 X, but both would be considered low trajectory shafts. If you have a quicker, more aggressive tempo, the Rogue might be the better choice. If you have a smooth, more moderate tempo, the Xcaliber Tour could work. Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure is to test them. As far as shortening your driver, shortening generally always makes the club easier to control and produces a tighter shot dispersion. The trade off can be a loss of a few yards, but if you actually are able to hit the ball more solid at the shorter length, you could actually hit the ball as far as the longer length, with more consistency.
Here is the details of the above shaft, is it possible to determine an MPF factor from this information or is more physical testing needed?
I am going to try shortening the driver by 1/2in to try for some more consistency, I would need to add an extra 1/8in to the cut to account for the grip butt end correct?
Shaft Type Part Number Flex Length Wt. Tip OD Tip Para. Butt OD Torque Kick pt Launch Spin
TOUR AD MD 6 S ADQMD6-S Stiff 46″ 63g .335″ 4.0″ .600″ 3.5 MID/ HIGH LOW/ MID LOW/ MID
TIP Section MID Section BUTT Section
MEDIUM FIRM MEDIUM