Anyone have any experience with the Grafalloy ProLaunch 45 gram R flex shaft?  I installed it in a seniors Mavrik driver last week and first swing it snapped in half at about 10 inched from the hosel.  I was hoping this was going to be a good option for someone looking for a light weight shaft but not anymore and now I’m out $70.  I’ve been doing repairs for my own clubs and friends for over 35 years and this is the first time this has happened.

azstu324 Edited comment June 7, 2024

Pete57 looks like you may have just gotten a defective shaft. I’ve been using the A flex 45g version of this shaft for over 2 years as a makeshift Autoflex or “OttoPhlex”. My swing speed is hovering around 110-112 and it’s still as stable as ever. There’s a fairly large group of us using these 45g Garafalloy shafts for this same purpose and from my experience I don’t know of anybody having them fail, even at much higher swing speeds than are intended for the shaft. Hopefully you can get a replacement. That’s definitely very uncharacteristic from mine and many others experiences with them.