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    Posted: 23 October 2008 at 9:10am
I recently got the NP2 irons with KB Tour shaft 5.5 (stiff), 2 degrees flat, 2 degrees strong. After about a month of playing, most of my misses are right - start out straight and drift right.

My question: is this deviation to the right due to the shaft stiffness or the the flatting of the head. My 5 iron ss is 95 MPH using the swing speed radar. I'd appreciate your thoughts.

Other than the misses to the right, these are one fine set of irons. Definitely will not go back to the Taylormade RAC LT's.

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Is it a staight push, fade, etc? What are your divots doing? Any swing clips? 2 degrees flat could create a shot that simply starts right of the target and stays there.
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Were your RACs flat?  Same swing, flatter irons = shots to the push side of target.  If it's excessive, then the toe down condition could also cause the toe to dig and the face to twist open, creating the additional fade movement that you're reporting.

The logic behind combatting toe droop states that a stiffer shaft results in less toe droop, and orienting your shafts so that any spine is at 12 o'clock also reduces toe droop.  Beyond that, it's also the reason why we're advised to setup with the toe slightly up - because of toe droop. 
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Chuck, I do not have any new videos of my swing. Divots (when taken) appear normal - no pronounced gouging either side.

Low post: the RACs were off the shelf so they weren't flattened. Most shots with these irons went left and this may have something to do with the more flexible stock stiff TM shafts. With my 5-iron ss, is the 5.5 the correct stiffness? If so, should I bend 1 degree upright and see if things improve? No doubt, swing mechanics may have something to do with it but lately, woods are pretty straight with some degree of draw in them.

I know I've been guilty of progressively (and unconsciously) drifting the ball position back in my stance and the next time I go to the range, I will try to monitor this as well.
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How did you arrive at a need for 2 flat in the first place?
 
Are the new irons longer or shorter than the old ones?
 
 
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We arrived at 2 deg based on fitting chart and how my shot pattern was with prior irons. The new irons are slightly longer.
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