I have an old titleist Kai'li 65 shaft that I want to tip trim to make it similar to the Project X tour 7C3. The custom shaft page says the PX is 3.5 torque but the 910 driver brochure says it has a 3.2 torque. The titleist Kai'li is a 4.2. If I trip trim 1" will that bring the torque to 3.7? Will the shaft play like the 7C3? Appreciate you thoughts.
This is an interesting question.... And since I didn't see any response here for you, I thought I would give it a shot for you based on my limited knowledge of the subject.
The torque of a shaft is actually the measurement of the torsional flex ( twisting) about the centerline. Typically, the higher the torque, the easier it will twist. This relates to how easily you can release the club. Typically harder swingers prefer lower torque #s so they can swing and release hard and not snap hook it. Heavier weight shafts will also typically have lower torque numbers in a given shaft line. This also relates to the torque of the shaft if you don't hit the sweet spot. If you hit one more towards the toe, a lower torque shaft will hold the line better.
Next, we have shaft deflection, which is adjusted by tipping, and typically measured in cycles per minute ( CPM) by clamping one end of the shaft and exciting the shaft to get a measurement.
Tipping should increase the stiffness and bring the ball flight down, but I think the torque would remain the same.
So I would think you could make the shaft play stiffer by tipping it, but you are not going to get the same feel between the two different shafts.
The reply above nailed it, the kaili is never going to play like the project x no matter how much you tip it