You are correct, according to Aldila'a web sight. We publish only what the manufacturers recommend, and in this case Aldila altered the trimming recommendation after our catalog was printed. Either way is OK, W1 or W21. If you trim an inch from the tip on fairway woods, they will simply play stiffer than if if you do not. Approximately 1/2 flex stiffer, based on our experience. the shaft only has 3" of parallel tip section length, so trimming more than 1 " could cause issues, depending on the hosel bore depth f the wood you are using.
Date published: 2014-08-29