Dynamic Gold 105 Vs Nippon Modus 105 Shaft Overview

Dynamic Gold 105 Vs Nippon Modus 105 Shaft

It can be tempting to assume that performance is very similar between two steel iron shafts that are the same weight.

How much variance can there be between steel 105g shafts? The answer may shock some golfers.

The reality is that you really have to do your research and go in for a fitting when possible. That’s because different companies use different manufacturing processes to produce their steel shafts.

So today, we will be sharing with you the performance differences between the Nippon Modus 105 and the Dynamic Gold 105 shafts.

Dynamic Gold 105 Shaft Overview

“The Dynamic Gold 105 comes in regular, stiff and extra stiff flex.”

As advertised, the DG 105 produces a mid launch. And more importantly it never balloons out of control – believe us, we tried.

The kick point is just below the midsection but feels incredibly smooth through the transition.

For a lightweight steel shaft, you get a lot of control. While the feel is more akin to a graphite shaft, the dispersion and workability is definitely more steel-like.

However, the DG 105 played a bit shorter than the Nippon Modus 105 in our 7-iron – 3 yards shorter to be exact.

Most of the distance loss had to do with spin. The DG105 was picking up more sidespin than the Nippon Modus 105.

Nippon Modus 105 Shaft Overview

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“The Nippon Modus 105 is available in regular, stiff and extra stiff flex.”

The first difference we noticed was that the Nippon Modus 105 produced slightly higher launch and therefore, slightly softer landings.

Spin rates were also lower with this shaft which resulted in slightly longer carries and rollout.

The kick point on this shaft is higher up which may account for the slightly higher launch. In terms of feel, the Nippon Modus 105 does feel a bit more active than the DG 105.

Still, it never feels out of control. While there is a clear kick on release, it’s a smooth kick that doesn’t seem to affect accuracy.

In fact, our grouping was a bit tighter with the Nippon Modus 105 than it was with the DG105.

“For our money, the Nippon Modus 105 is the superior shaft. It narrowly edges out the DG105 in dispersion, distance and launch.

The only problem we anticipate is that some players may prefer the stabler feel of the DG 105 to the livelier feel of the Modus 105.”

Dynamic Gold 105 First Impressions

The first conclusion we came to about this shaft was that it was light enough for mid handicappers who want to upgrade from graphite to steel shafts.

The transition should be about as seamless as it can be.

Key Features & Performance

The lightweight and varying rigidity zones make it a nice play for people with deliberate swing tempos. If you have a smooth transition, you will feel really comfortable with this shaft.

Dynamic Gold 105 Wedges Review

Like any good DG shaft, the Dynamic Gold 105 has a stiff tip so you get excellent control over the wedge club head.

Dynamic Gold 105 Irons Review

With the longer irons, the Dynamic Gold 105 shaft will help you stay on the fairway and gain some distance thanks to the straighter flight path.

Dynamic Gold 105 Driver Review

The Dynamic Gold 105 will be too light for most players to use from the tee.

Nippon Modus 105 First Impressions

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The first thing that will strike most players is how consistent these lightweight shafts are.

The launch is no shocker; but the tight dispersion on all shots and even loading on all swings are what really stand out.

Key Features & Performance

The lightweight appointments are really what give this shaft its character.

It’s accessible and will help you improve your distance by about half a club.

Nippon Modus 105 Iron Review

 Up to the 9-iron you get really strong trajectory and consistent spin/launch. It’s easy to get the ball in the air and you get a very smooth transition.

Nippon Modus 105 Wedge Review

The spin and launch really come in handy when you’re playing from a tight lie but still want to be aggressive.

Dynamic Gold 105 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Lightweight design
  • Great for players with smooth transition
  • Mid launch
  • Moderate spin
  • Good for moderate swing speeds

Cons:

  • Limited feedback
  • You can’t load the shaft too much

Nippon Modus 105 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Consistent performance
  • Good for a wide variety of players
  • Smooth feel
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to swing

Cons:

  • Relatively high spin

Who Should Buy it? 

The Dynamic Gold 105 would be a great choice for players with moderate swing speeds and deliberate swing tempos.

It would also be a great choice if you want to switch from graphite shafts to steel shafts for your irons.

Overall Score:  96/100

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Who Should Buy it?

The Nippon Modus 105 would fit a wide array of players but we would highly recommend it to mid/high handicappers.

In fact, mid handicappers probably have the most to gain.

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Overall Score: 97/100

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