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Bennowick

Satin Tad Moore fluted Nippon shaft
« on: January 25, 2018, 09:07:10 AM »
I have recently acquired two Tad handmade putters. One has a true temper stepped shaft and the other the satin fluted Nippon. I love the fluted Nippon shafts feel and look. Does anyone have any technical insight on why the Nippon fluted shaft performs as well as it does? Love to hear thoughts on the different shafts that Tad has used on putters and which ones his loyalists love most. Thanks.

Geoff

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Re: Satin Tad Moore fluted Nippon shaft
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 09:14:27 AM »
My favorite Tad set up is either the Danny Edwards original Royal Grip or the one that says TAD on the front and has the cord all the way around. Combine either of those with the fluted shaft and the original PRO 1 head in black melonite and I am happy.

My second favorite is the above mentioned grips with the PRO 1X head in black melonite and double bent shaft.

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Re: Satin Tad Moore fluted Nippon shaft
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 04:02:45 PM »
I have recently acquired two Tad handmade putters. One has a true temper stepped shaft and the other the satin fluted Nippon. I love the fluted Nippon shafts feel and look. Does anyone have any technical insight on why the Nippon fluted shaft performs as well as it does? Love to hear thoughts on the different shafts that Tad has used on putters and which ones his loyalists love most. Thanks.

Geoff
Any pictures?

JTeke

Re: Satin Tad Moore fluted Nippon shaft
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 10:59:55 AM »
I am a HUGE fan of fluted shafts.  I prefer them in every style putter head that I own.  I have one of the Tad fluted satins that you describe and agree with you about the feel.  To me, they feel much softer than step or stepless shafts. 

My favorite shaft for a plumbers neck is the shaft that Scotty put in the Classic 1 heads - they were fluted.  I have rolled a classic 1 with the original fluted shaft next to a classic 1 with a replacement non-fluted shaft and the difference in feel/performance was mind blowing to me. 
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Re: Satin Tad Moore fluted Nippon shaft
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 06:33:56 PM »
I have a bunch of putters with True Temper fluted shafts, mainly early Camerons and the idea is to give more 'feel' apparently. I say apparently because when you get to my age, I am like Roberto Duran - 'Hands of Stone' ha ha.  :)

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Re: Satin Tad Moore fluted Nippon shaft
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 08:01:52 PM »
iirc... one of the desired effects was to limit the amount of twist that the shaft would allow...

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Re: Satin Tad Moore fluted Nippon shaft
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 11:53:12 AM »
Sorry for the delay....I will upload pics later today.

Tad

Re: Satin Tad Moore fluted Nippon shaft
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 11:14:28 PM »
I always felt TT shafts were a little brittle. That’s why the Maxfli Putters I did had frequency matched fluted shafts. I guess someone liked them. Hmmm
The Nippon I felt had gone through a heat treat that made them feel better. I ordered them in satin and I thought they were great.