In the next couple of days I'm going to place an order for a 910 driver so it's here by the time the snow is gone. I want to order an aftermarket shaft and I'm wondering what my best options were with the 910. I play a Mutsubishi for Titleist right now in my 907 and it's just not the right shaft (everybody and their brother has recomended that I get away from the "for Titleist" shafts and go aftermarket). Swing speed average is 122 MPH and I hit the ball quite high, so I wouldn't cry if the ball flight came down a little. My tempo is on the medium-fast side and my miss is a big hook (but I play an "S" shaft with a 4.3 torque, so the hook is no shocker).
Also, I'm not sure whether to go with the D2 or D3. I'm a 1.8 handicap that favours a draw, but I like to work it doth ways. Am I correct in assuming that the smaller D3 is easier to work? Any input I could get would be much appreciated. Cheers!
Ok a few things here.
1) I have a swing speed similar to yours and have a D2 9.5 with a Mitsubishi Diamana Ahina 72 X.
This shaft is really good for me, low torque, and lower flight. I hit a high ball also and this give me the flight I want.
If your worried about the "for titleist" don't be. I am friends with our local rep for Titleist and he told me that the R and S flex actually are tweaked by Titleist (more torque and different kick point). HOWEVER the X flex are straight out Mitsubishi and aren't tweaked. I trust him on this and can tell that this club definitely is a solid X flex. Mitsubishi is one of the good shaft makers out there.
2) Between D2 and D3 the decision was pretty easy for me. I chose forgiveness. The D3 has a slightly taller face but I think it's a bit bulky for my eyes to look at. The D2 sets up so solid to the ball, it was the right choice. I am averaging in the 275-290 area and thats with little roll here in Nebraska.
3) Finally if your swinging 122 you need to get rid of that stiff shaft like its diseased. I hope you didnt get fitted for that. Get an X Flex you will love the results.
Go to shaft specs here on Titleist to check out the New Diamana Series by Mitsubishi.
Hope this helps you out.
Great advice Dylan!
Personally, I recently switched from the Project X 6.5 to the Kali (for Titleist) 65 X-stiff. I am very happy with this shaft and the X flex in the "for Titleist" shafts are very close to the after-market Tour versions.
It is hard to break the stigma a proprietary shaft carries but anyone who dismisses the proprietary shaft for that reason alone might be missing an opportunity.