January 17, 2013 By Michael D
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?
January 18, 2013 at 9:49am
The KBS C-Tapers will launch and spin the ball less. My personal feeling was that the KBC C-Tapers felt slightly stiffer.
February 20, 2013 at 5:39pm
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.
February 21, 2013 at 12:16pm
There will be no change in the swing weight with that shaft.
February 21, 2013 at 5:43pm
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?
February 22, 2013 at 9:42am
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.
February 22, 2013 at 3:48pm
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'.
February 23, 2013 at 12:53pm
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.
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