Trimming Instructions for Fujikura Golf Shafts

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Trimming Instructions for Fujikura Golf Shafts
Improve your golf with shafts from Fujikura (Young boy practising golf on the driving range image by Vanessa van Rensburg from Fotolia.com)

For centuries, wooden clubs were the only kind that were available to golfers. When manufacturers learnt how to make steel-shafted clubs, they almost instantly became the clubs of choice and their popularity grew steadily until graphite shafts were first introduced in 1973. They were more easily damaged than steel shafts, but they were lighter and easier to swing. Then manufacturers offered shafts of varying percentages of materials. One of those is Fujikura, a company well-known by professionals and top players around the world.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Buy a set of Fujikura shafts that are best suited to your game. Fujikura shafts are unique because the tips are already trimmed and, depending on the club, each is to be cut a specific length from the butt of the shaft. Your new shafts come with instructions about cutting them, which is well-understood by avid golfers.

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    Apply tape in the area where you plan to trim each shaft. Unlike steel shafts, your new Fujikura shafts can be easily damaged, so you must be careful how you cut them. Wrap several layers of tape around the shaft, then remark the exact spot where you want to cut each shaft.

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    Cut each shaft according to the specific instructions. Never use a tube cutter on your Fujikura composite shafts because they are likely to be damaged. Use an abrasive cut-off wheel, if you have access to one, or a hacksaw with the finest blade you can buy. Needless to say, you'll only have one chance to cut each shaft, so be sure.

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    Abrade the tip of the shaft so that it will bond more tightly in the hosel, or connector, of the club before you attach your new Fujikura shafts to your club heads. Unlike other composite shafts, Fujikura shafts don't have a plastic coating to deal with on the tips, so your job is easier. Carefully use a light sandpaper or a sanding belt with light sandpaper to rough up each tip. If you plan to use a vice for this task, be especially careful because the Fujikura shafts are easily damaged.

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