Anybody have experience comparing the KBS C-Tapers with Project X (Non-Flighted)... I currently play with the PX 6.0 but was curious about the KBS C-Tapers S+....what are the different charcteristics?
The KBS C-Tapers will launch and spin the ball less. My personal feeling was that the KBC C-Tapers felt slightly stiffer.
Do you know what the swing weight is for the C-Taper S with AP2's? I understand Titleist can adjust the swing weight. However, I'm trying to get a feel for how many grams will need to be added to the head to get to D2. This may change my grip selection.
There will be no change in the swing weight with that shaft.
Thanks for the quick response Cameron. I always end up between flexes and have gone with the stiffer flex in the past. I plan on soft stepping the C-Tapers twice. Have you seen similar characteristics with the C-Taper (lower flight, less spin) in the softer flexes as well? I have made some swing changes and now have a more moderate tempo than the last time I was fitted. I'm a bit concerned with the C-Tapers ssx2 being too stiff. Any thoughts?
Those shafts, even soft stepped, should still maintain a low launch/spin characteristic. One option that you may want to consider is going with an R+ instead of the stiff. This is a nice option that KBS offers, which works well for players looking for something stiffer then a regular flex, but softer then a actual stiff flex.
I have 712 MBs with C-Taper 130 Stiff for the 3i, 4i, & 5i; and C-Taper XStiff SSx1 for 6i-9i. For me there is a huge difference in feel and flight between the Project X and KNS C-Tapers. Above is a spreadsheet of shafts with their associated flex (cpm) that I downloaded from GolfWRX - hopefully as useful for you as it was for me. There was also a post about the comparison between these 2 shafts in a 712MB about 2 months ago if you want more info, just search '712MB C-Taper Project X'.
Thanks for the great info. Do you have a high swing speed with a quick transition? My 6 iron swing speed has dropped into the lower 80's since adjusting to a smoother tempo. I have considered the C-Taper R flex, but I do not want a 110 gram shaft. I currently game a True Temper 105 gram S shaft that is supposed to provide a lower ball flight. However, they feel quite light and I tend to balloon the ball. I have played CB's with the Dynamic Gold R300 and S300 shafts. Not bad sticks but I have heard great things about the feel and performance of the C-Tapers. I was hoping to gather enough info to avoid another fitting so I appreciate your input.