UST Recoil 460 F3 Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
We can imagine that it’s difficult to get a shaft to stand out among the crowd.
A lot of players overlook their shafts so we can see why companies tend to err on the side of gimmicks when it comes to shaft marketing. But where do the gimmicks end and where does the performance begin?
Take the UST Recoil 460 F3 shaft for example. UST Mamiya states that their UST Recoil 460 F3 shaft undergoes an ion plating process which allows for a raw look but also adds to the price. We wanted to see for ourselves if this ion plating process actually contributes to the performance of these iron shafts or if it was just a way to charge more.
So we tested the UST Recoil 460 F3 shaft to see if it was really worth the price. Take a look at what we found.
UST Recoil 460 F3 Shaft Overview
We will say that the UST Recoil 460 F3 does look impressive.
The attention to detail in the lettering definitely gives it a premium vibe. This is a graphite iron shaft and it feels light and airy in the hands. So much so that most of our testers remarked that they felt they could swing faster than usual with it.
So we were off to a good start. The UST Recoil 460 F3 in particular is a regular flex shaft but you can get the Recoil in varying weights and flexes ranging from ladies light to stiff. The fact that there is no extra stiff version of this shaft should tell you that the emphasis was on light weight.
The UST Recoil 460 F3 is a great shaft if you are a moderate to slow swing speed player looking to make your irons more manageable. If you are looking to replace your steel iron shafts with graphite shafts, the UST Recoil 460 F3’s may be a bit of a jarring transition because they are so light and flex to a fairly high degree.
However, if you can get past this initial shock, you will be rewarded with improved smash factor and carry distance.
Why is the UST Recoil 460 F3 So Popular?
The UST Recoil 460 F3 is a popular choice because it flattens the learning curve for irons a bit.
This shaft will help you tame your long irons and build your confidence with your scoring irons.
Aidan Lehane here, I’m a Mid-low handicap golfer who has made tremendous progress in breaking 90 in just over 1 year of playing golf seriously.
I get out to the course or range as often as possible and review all the equipment I’ve come across on this blog.