Hireko Golf Technical Director Demonstrates A Quick And Easy Way To Swingweight Taper Tip Steel Shafts
Those lead tip pins you bought for steel iron shafts aren’t going to fit inside a 0.355” taper tip steel shaft – no way, no how! Those were developed for 0.370” parallel tip shafts only. Sure, you can use tungsten powder, a cork and a ram rod but there is one other solution you might not have thought of to swingweight 0.355” taper tip steel iron shafts.
OK, I’ll admit our labeling of certain products could be a little better. One of those examples is for the lead tip pins for steel wood shafts. If you are asking “Who still uses steel wood shafts anymore?” all I can say is they come in might handy for 0.355” taper tip steel iron shafts too. These tip pins will fit the inside of the taper tipped steel shaft rather loosely, but the head on the pin will prevent it from going up and down the shaft as it will get trapped between the tip of the shaft and the bottom of the hosel. Just make sure not to pound the head onto the shaft too much during installation otherwise you could break off the head of the tip pin.
To take up the slack, you can take a 7/8” long strip of ½” wide lead tape and wrap it around the stem. You could always use masking tape as well. In either case epoxy will fill up the void, eliminate any rattling and most importantly increase the swingweight to your desired setting.
VIEW VIDEO BLOG BELOW ON HOW TO SWINGWEIGHT TAPER TIP STEEL SHAFTS WITH TIP PINS!