Tradsports Even though I consider you a SPAMMER, what with the new membership + drumming up an older thread + adding a link in your posting, I'll make a short answer. With a few questions.
I don't really care what Carter is putting in his shafts, or what he is putting them through, or if he is hand making them.... he has nothing to prove to me. I've played enough Penley shafts to know they were the best shafts ever made....I'll bar none at this point. And those shafts were not the most expensive on the market, but affordable for everyone, hack or Pro. They played great, they played consistent. AS LONG AS YOU HIT THEM CONSISTENT!!
What shaft do you use in your 3 or 5 wood club???
Not an off assumption, I don't think, but I assume you do use a FW club off the tee at least a couple times per round, no?
And, at that 3 'cap, I assume you only still only hit around 50-60% of your FWs because the Pros only(at the top best) hit lower 70%, and you cannot be better than them at 3.
How many strokes will this shaft take off a typical golfer's 18 hole score?
You see, it's not how far or straight you hit off the tee, it's the final score that players look at, and it's what pays those Pros. (LDers excepted)
Carter, and other shaft designers, are always barking up the wrong tree(teeshots). Max of 14 per round. What about shafts for those other 70-80-90+ strokes? The ones that really count?
I've got $9.99 shafts in my drivers.
Do you really think I'm going to hit the ball farther or even straighter, with a $250 shaft?
Do you really think I'm going to hit the ball more consistently, either longer or straighter?
What if I tell you I'm a scratch golfer?
What if I say I'm an 11 'capper?