Nippon 950 Vs Nippon Modus 105 Shaft Comparison

Nippon 950 Vs Nippon Modus 105 Shaft

In the following comparison overview, I tell you about the pros and cons of the Nippon 950 and Nippon Modus 105 shafts.

Nippon 950 Shaft Overview


“The Nippon 950 comes in regular (94.5g), stiff/regular (97g), stiff (98g) and extra stiff flex (104g).”

I tested the stiff, 98g version. At first, I nearly forgot that this was a steel shaft. It feels nearly as fluid as a graphite shaft.

The kick point is in the middle and is easily activated. This means really good club head speed.

But the Nippon 950 wasn’t as stable as the Modus 105. The Nippon 950 yielded wider dispersion and less predictable spin rates.

Nippon Modus 105 Shaft Overview

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“The Modus 105 comes in regular (103), stiff (106.5g) and extra stiff (112g) flex.”

I tested the stiff, 106.5g version. The Modus 105 has less torque than the Nippon 950 and the kick point is higher.

The launch was surprisingly high but my spin rates were staying within a reasonable range.

I liked the control of the Modus compared to the Nippon 950. But the Modus 105 isn’t for players with deliberate tempos.

“The Nippon 950 is good for slower swing speed players while the Nippon Modus 105 is for powerful swingers who want to maintain stability.”

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.

Nippon Modus 105 Pros & Cons


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


  • Relatively high spin

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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