The 2013 version of the annual Hireko trademarked shaft testing project provides up-to-date measurements of thousands of shafts.
Normally we would make a much larger announcement, but fewer shafts were added to this year’s 2013 Hireko Golf Shaft Fitting Addendum than in any other year we since its inception. However, I would like to give a call out and thank True Temper (who also makes Grafalloy and Project X graphite and steel shafts), FST (who produces KBS steel) as well as the fine folks at UST-Mamiya for participating this year and sending samples for us to cut up and test so clubmakers and consumers alike would have a better idea of how the shafts stack up against others that have been tested.
These free resources are just another prime example of how Hireko is committed to educating our customer base. Whether you are clubfitting your customer trying to select the correct golf shaft or a golfer deciding which golf shaft is best for your game, Hireko has made it easier and more efficient for you. Take advantage and be sure to use these resources to their fullest.
The 2013 version of the annual Hireko Golf Shaft Fitting Addendum trademarked shaft testing project provides up-to-date measurements of thousands of golf shafts. Included are technical measurements of raw and cut weights, frequencies, torques, balance points and recommended swing speed ranges for each shaft. Included is an explanation of how to use the Dynamic Shaft Fitting Index (DSFI) in total club fitting applications. Written by Jeff Summitt.
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Simply the best way to select the right golf shaft for your golf game!
One of the comments we received from customers on our new golf clubmaking catalog was “Where was the golf shaft fitting chart located in the back of the golf clubmaking catalog you had the past 3 years? I used that a lot for reference.” To be totally honest, we didn’t have the room this year to insert the 3 extra pages needed in the catalog. However, we realize that a lot of our customers used this as a handy reference guide so we have now updated it and made it downloadable on our site. Not only that, but we made it more interactive at the same time.
What is different?
Not only is the Hireko Quick Shaft Fitting Guide updated to reflect the new golf shafts in the catalog, but we have added hyperlinks to each of the products. With one click, you can now go directly to it’s Hireko golf shafts page, read the description, look up the pricing and detailed specifications to compare products and even order. This will help you choose the best shaft for your game.
What does Hireko Quick Shaft Fitting Guide do?
For those not familiar with the Hireko Quick Shaft Fitting Guide, it is a guide to help filter the wood and irons shafts we offer by clubhead speed (or player’s distance), shaft weight and ball flight. The categorization is based on our ongoing golf shaft testing project called the Dynamic Shaft Fitting Index or DSFI for short.
The key is to find the group or category of graphite or steel shafts based on your or your customer’s golf swing speed, distance and tempo. From there, we break it down in different weight ranges starting from lightest golf shaft to heaviest within the grouping. For example, if you or your custom is looking for more distance, you would choose a golf shaft that is lighter. For more control, you would select a heavier golf shaft. Once the weight range has been selected, then you can sub-filter those golf shafts based on trajectory or fade/draw. In a nutshell, the Hireko Quick Shaft Fitting Guide saves times from sorting through 50 pages of shaft in the catalog or thumbing through countless web pages to find a suitable shaft.
The Hireko Shaft Fitting Guide is just another example of how we are committed to educating our customer base and making ordering or selecting golf shafts more efficient.