Hireko Golf Introduces New Acer XDS React Irons
We would like to announce that the Hireko forum has received a new a facelift. Actually it is bit more than that as we now have a new host with a whole lot of new features to make your visit better. If you are unaware of the Hireko Golf forum or has been a while since you last stopped by, it is just another way to ask or search for questions 24/7/365 at your convenience in addition to all the information we publish weekly and store on the Hireko Blog.
If you will be participating for the very first time, you will need to register separately for this forum. Your Hireko user name and ID may no longer work the same as the shopping site. However, if you have participated previously, you will not have to re-register and continue to post as you have in the past.
The new Hireko forum is much more powerful than the older format. For one, the search feature is better. If you are looking for older threads, don’t worry. They are all still there instead of moved to the Archive forums or missing altogether so you search answers to your questions on a number of topics. The site is also more secure and allows you to change your personal settings.
Speaking of which, don’t forget to click on the FAQ at the top to explain all of those features. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Don’t be shy. Play around and check out the new environment as well as join on in the conversation with fellow golfers or ask our staff a question. The Hireko Forum is just another example of how Hireko is able to assist customers stay up-to-date and receive the information they need immediately.
|Apollo Steel Shafts: A More In-Depth Look
A lot had been written on our Blog about the new Apollo steel shafts and rightfully so. Why? Low price, wide range of products and customer satisfaction had made the newer Acculite Series and Phantom an instant success. But let’s not forget about some of the other shafts in the Apollo line. Some of which have been fan favorites for many, many years. If you are not already familiar with these or this is your first experience with Apollo steel shafts, here is a brief skinny about each one of them.
Then there is the Acculite 95 Gunsmoke, which is the same exact shaft as the Acculite 95 but with that smokin’ hot black PVD finish. This is the same finish as you see on all those high end black driver heads like our Power Play Caiman and even our Dynacraft Prophet Tour irons.
Last but not least is the Phantom, which is the stepless ultra-light shaft with a slightly firmer tip than the Acculite 95. All of these shafts perform great and are at a price everyone can afford.
But let’s not forget about some of the other shafts in the Apollo line. Some of which have been fan favorites for many, many years. If you are not already familiar with these or this is your first experience with Apollo steel shafts, here is a brief skinny about each one of them.
The ladies and senior flexes are very well suited to the needs of the slower swinging golfer as they are probably the softest and most flexible steel shafts produced today. The R&S flexes are substantially stiffer and heavier for control while the softer tip section serves to help square the face for those who suffer with pushing, fading or even slicing their irons.
One other note in particular is the A-flex version of the Shadow makes an excellent hybrid shaft for average strength male golfers. Yes, that’s right, this is not just a good senior iron shaft, but a hybrid shafts for lower lofted models for much stronger golfers.
While most of you are looking at steel shafts for irons, wedges and even some hybrids, I want to talk about the wood shaft. Yes, manufacturers still do manage to manufacturer a few models these days. It is the lightest, most affordable steel wood shaft on the market and a great choice for consumers looking for a lightweight alternative to graphite in their fairway woods.
A few years ago the A/L version was redesigned. It is now softer and lighter weight making it a much more playable shaft for slower swinging golfers.
As a synopsis, here are a couple of comparison charts to show how each shaft is positioned with in the line with regards to weight and stiffness. The first chart shows the relative weight of a cut shaft for a 5-iron for either the R-flex or A-flex in each model.
Assembled 5-iron Frequency (cpm) Comparison