I installed SteelFiber 95 shafts in some Mizuno MP-30 irons, and I thought I would provide you with some feedback.
The SteelFiber 95 shafts make some aspects of conventional clubmaking obsolete. I have built hundreds of clubs for myself and others over the past 20 years and always found that installing a lighter weight shaft decreased the swingweight. Not so with the SteelFiber 95.
Swingweights with SteelFiber increased to D5 from D3 with Project X steel. The SteelFiber must have the lowest balance point of any shaft that I have used previously.
It is great to have the option of building lightweight clubs while retaining a decent controllable feeling/swingweight.
Wow! And awesome are words that spring immediately to mind. While I have as yet only hit these reshafted irons on the range, they feel great. I could feel the shaft accelerating and launching the ball. I estimate my distances were increased by as much as 5 metres without any feeling of loss of control.
My plan was to keep them for later on as I got older and may still do this. However they are good enough to go in the bag for some game time now and the extra distance will be hard to resist as I am already on the wrong side of 60 years of age. I might get another set of SteelFiber shafts and put them in my primary set of Titleist irons.
I can feel the shaft accelerating and launching the ball yet there was no lack of consistency shot to shot. I estimate that my distances with them are increased by as much as 5 metres, almost back to my heyday distances #4 iron close to 180mtrs, #5 close to 170mtrs.
Thanks for producing such a good product, a real quantum leap in technological development. I suspect that the steelfiber will be huge in terms of market impact when the word spreads. I have already recommended them to two friends for whom I have done reshafts in the past. My local club pro had not heard of them but was very interested in my reports of them.
—Phil Marshall, Sunshine Coast Qld Australia
I would just like to thank you all at Areotech Golf for making such a great product. The i95 Aerotech SteelFiber shafts are truly fantastic. I waited far too long to do this. The feel and accuracy I am achieving with these shafts are amazing. Your suggestions on flex and weight of shaft were perfect. I replaced my Mizuno JPX 800 pros shafts (Dynamic XP stiff) with the Areotech i95 reg flex. Finally my tempo is back. I am striking the ball more pure and confidently than ever before. The testimonial section of your website really helped me in going ahead with my decision. Any one wanting to improve their game should really consider these shafts. Again thank you and I will continue to use these shafts forever.
—Milos Basara Vancouver, Canada