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05-05-2010, 05:46 PM
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Shaft Selection...

I'm looking to pick up a next shaft in the near future but I really have no clue which will offer me the best return. Currently, I have an Easton Ultra-Lite (green) from several years back and a Harrow 300 shaft. Both are around 92-96 flex.

I'd like to try something around the 80-85 flex range and am looking for something comparable to the ultra-lite in weight. My preference would probably be warrior or bauer, but I'm open to any suggestions. also, I don't really want to spend more than 90 with shipping and would prefer a tapered shaft.


What do you think I should look at?

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My favorite shafts are the harrow 300 and dolomite...neither are 90 shipped unless you use disconts or buy used though

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Not knowing your body weight and stuff the flex is hard to recommend BUT the Harrow shafts are good as are the Warrior AK27 shafts, I have never used any but some knowledgable folk around here swear by them.

I would try one if one came across for me to check out for a decent price.

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I'm about 180 right now. I'd like to try a whippy flex and something a little lighter than the Harrow 300. If it comes down to it though, I may just order another Harrow when the discount comes back.

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The Dolos will probably give up a little bit in terms of puck feel, but they have an awesome kick to them and are a little lighter. I really do like them, but I need a 65 flex or so since the 75's are too stiff for me. Shame I passed up on the pro stocks a couple years back which has flexes as low as 60 for seniors!

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My favorite is the AK-27.

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The One95 shaft is great, tapered or standard.

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I think I'm leaning towards picking up a Warrior Swizzle from my LHS and putting a spare Harrow blade I have into it. Anyone have any input on the Swizzle?

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I have been using a one 95, 87 flex, for over a year now. I can't say anything bad about it.

I haven't used a warrior 2-piece so I can't comment on that.

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I like the AK-27, I have the Inno Maniac right now as well. Anything from Warrior is good for me.


huh huh, huh huh... He said shaft.

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I just picked up an 80 flex ballistik 52 cal and I LOVE it. It took me a bit to get used to the whippy flex, and the feel as compared to my one90...but it's light as hell and feels nice.

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Swizzle takes standard blades, Harrow should all be tapered unless you've got something I'm not familiar with.

The Swizzle is a price point...honestly for that money I'd be looking around for something else.

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Swizzle takes standard blades, Harrow should all be tapered unless you've got something I'm not familiar with.

The Swizzle is a price point...honestly for that money I'd be looking around for something else.

Yeah I just realized that. I'm going to see what my LHS's have in stock and take it from there.



Also, I am used to probably a 92-96 flex shaft and I'm looking at the range or 82-85. Any big differences I'll notice? Never tried a flex that low.

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I started out with an 87 flex stick cut way down that was stiff as a board. Moving to a whippy 75 flex I could finally feel the stick flex a bit and my accuracy improved. I'm just moving down to a 60-65 flex stick and it REALLY flexes, which feels really good when you get in the groove. Considering the amount of pure strength it takes to flex a 100 stick as much as a pro does, and every shot benefits from stick flexing, the idea of moving way down in flex to load up as much as possible makes a ton of sense.

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