Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Shaft Review

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The Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 shaft expands the Modus line to fit golfers who prefer lighter weight shafts.  Extremely smooth feel and consistent performance.

Introduction

When I was first introduced to the Modus 3 Tour 105, I assumed that it was a shaft designed only to bring Modus quality to players who need lighter shafts.  I was surprised to learn, however, that the Tour 105 trails only the Tour 120 in terms of play on tour.  Once I tried the Tour 105, it was easy to understand why.

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Feel

Every Nippon shaft that I’ve ever used has felt great, but the Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 is the smoothest of the smooth.  Even when I tried this shaft in an X-flex, getting it to load and kick was effortless.  The trade off for that kind of feel is usually consistency, but no such sacrifice is required here.  The Tour 105 did the same thing swing after swing whether I tried to stand on it or just made an easy pass at the ball.

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Performance

I’ve said numerous times that whether it’s driver shafts or iron shafts, I like a lot of weight.  That said, if I was ever forced to play a lighter shaft, it would likely be the Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105.  When I put this into my testing irons, I found them to be so easy to swing.  Though I was missing roughly 20 grams, the balance was so good that the transition was easy to make.

In terms of ball flight, the Tour 105 performs exactly as billed.  It launches the ball noticeably higher than the Tour 120, but the flight is still penetrating and controlled.  For players that need more help holding greens or simply want to get more air under the ball, the Tour 105 is worth a look.

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Conclusion

With the addition of the Modus 3 Tour 105, Nippon now has a family of tour-caliber shafts that can fit virtually any golfer.  From the player that wants to keep the ball down (Tour 120) to the player seeking maximum height (Tour 130), and those in between (Tour 105 and Tour 125), Nippon has given their fitters the ability to give every player sensational feel and performance.

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116 Comments

  1. Matt,
    I always had hard time with light shaft. i am still play wih DG S300 and I have good feeling and results.
    I know tha Nippon has a very good feel. I want to try something close to DG but just a bit smoother. I was thinking about the 130 gr. Or 120 gr.
    Have you tried the 120 and 130?
    Which one you prefe for your swing?

    Thank you,

  2. Hi Matt,
    I installed a Modus 3 120 in my 6 iron Mizuno MP 37. It is the first time that I prefer another steel shaft over the Dynamic Gold s300.
    Ball flight is just a bit higher, disperson seem to be better, distance is about the same but the feeling is softer. Very easy to play with.
    I will reshaft the 7 other irons of this set and will see what happen with short and long irons.

    Best regards and continue your good work

  3. Hi Matt,
    Which between 105 and 120 do you prefer?
    Is the 105 longer and lower spin?
    As per Npippon web site, the 105 is lower. But I think it is depending from player.

    Thanks

  4. Hi Matt,

    I’ve playing DGTI S400 for a couple years and was interested to try something smoother. Re-shafted my set with Modus 120 stiff and they feel great but balloon on me and am a club shorter. Which modus shaft would be similar to DGTI S400 and DG Onyx for wedges?

    Thanks…

  5. Hey Matt!

    Right now I’m using the N.S Pro 950GH. My swing speed is about 95-99 mp/h with a 7-iron and I do prefer lightweight shafts. Could this shaft be an option for me?

  6. Whats flex do you think would be good for a 88-90mph 7 iron swing speed? I normally play S flex irons with no problem.

    • Matt Saternus

      Jake,

      We avoid making recommendations like that online, we always recommend getting a fitting.

      Best,

      Matt

  7. Matt – how would Modus 105 compare to XP 105 in stiff flex in terms of launch and spin? Would these be for totally different swing characteristics?

    Thanks!

  8. Hi Matt,
    I am playing Modus 120 in my Mp 37-I just notice that I am just few yards shorter than my DG s300. But the accurancy is a lot better. I hit more green in regulation. I really like these shafts.
    I tried the Modus 105 Inside in simulator. I was hitting a Ping I , 7 iron with Modus 105 and compared it to my Mizuno Mp 37 with Modus 120. I gain like 4 mph with the 105. I know that Ping have stronger loft than my Mizuno but if I gain swing speed, I should gain distance. On simulator, launch angle, dispersion are very similar. I was not hitting the 105 higher.

    I would like to reshaft a set of MB 714 with the 105.
    Do you think, I am making an error and should buy Modus 120?
    I could not have a 105 shaft to test outside.
    Another option is buying a 6 iron Modus 105 shaft and test it outside before ordering the other 7 shafts.

    I am also palying the 125 Modus wedge in my 52 and 58 Titleist wedge and I love them.

    Thank you for your help

    • Matt Saternus

      Richard,

      If you have the time and inclination, I’d suggest trying the 105 in a 6I outside. If not, I’d go with the shaft you know from experience works on the course.

      Best,

      Matt

      • G’day there, hope you may be of assistance,recently been fitted for new irons, they have suggested s200 shafts. I have found the same clubs with these irons which l know little about.Do any compare with these, any suggestions would be appreciated . Cheers Steven

  9. I currently play the Callaway CF 16 with the KBS Tour 90 shaft regular flex. I have now realized I should have went with stiff flex in my iron set, what Nippon shaft would be comparable to the Tour 90. Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Blake,

      The closest in weight would be the Tour 105, but I would work with a fitter to find the correct bend profile and weight for you.

      Best,

      Matt

  10. Hi Matt,

    I’ve used Bridgestone J40 w/ KBS Tour (S). I am about switching to new Srixon Iron (probably 765), but want to know which MODUS has similar profile with KBS Tour. I like the KBS, but want to have little lighter weight and make lower ball flight than KBS. Please advise me!

    Thanks,
    Bobby

    • Matt Saternus

      Bobby,

      The only good answer is to get fit. It would be irresponsible of us to tell you, “Just jump into those ____ shafts, no problem, you’ll hit ’em great!”

      Best,

      Matt

  11. Hi Matt,

    I’m currently playing 714 AP2’s with DG S300 Shafts. I recently got fit, and the Modus 120 were the shafts for me with the Ping i Iron head. Now, the Modus Tour 105 is a shaft option for Ping; however, I’m thinking it will lead to too high of a ball flight and may not be stiff enough. Is this accurate? If so, would getting the Tour 105 X Stiff be an option, or should I just bite the bullet & do a custom order with Modus 120’s?

    Thanks,
    Brett

    • Matt Saternus

      Brett,

      Get the 120’s. There’s no way to know exactly what the lighter weight will do for you, but it’s not what you were fit for, so why risk it?

      Best,

      Matt

  12. Jack Taylor

    Hi Matt, I am looking to get a 3 iron and I have tried the 105 and liked it however I think I may be better with something a little heavier, like the 120 or 125. I currently play the DG s300 pro. Would you suggest the 125 or 120?

  13. Hi Matt,
    I have an 84 swing speed with my irons. I play with NS Pro 950 stiff in my Ping Eye 2 berrilliums. Recently, I bought the Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 105 regular flex shafts from someone I met. I couldn’t pass up the deal. Will these shafts be to “whippy” for me? Should I replace them with my 950 stiff flex?

    Thanks, José

    • Matt Saternus

      Jose,

      The only way to get a definitive answer would be to work with a qualified club fitter.

      Best,

      Matt

  14. Thanks, Matt. I appreciate your time.

    Best,
    Jose

  15. Hi Matt
    How does the 105 tour stiff compare to the ns pro 950 stiff in terms of easy to load and kick.

  16. Hi Matt , recently purchased taylormade p790s with DG Tour 105 S300 shafts as it’s a stock offering for taylormade ! However I have never been a fan of the dynamic golf S300 and just learned its similar bend profile to the original S300! Now dispersion is great but lacks feel in my opinion kind of harsh ! I have a 30 day playability guarantee and trying to decide if Modus tour 105 would be a better option ! I’m looking for higher launch , better feel and similar dispersion ! Can u provide a brief comparison of these two shafts ?

    • Matt Saternus

      Jay,

      To me, all of the Modus shafts feel far better than Dynamic Gold, but that’s subjective. As to higher launch and similar dispersion, that’s all a question of how the shaft fits you. I’ve had good results with transitioning from DG to Modus.

      Best,

      Matt

      • Thanks Matt , I have a set of Ping S55 with Ping CFS shafts stiff and trying to find a similar shaft for the Taylormade P790 irons ! They offer the Modus Tour 105 , the PX LZ 6.0 , and Kbs Ctaper light ! Any recommendation ? I cant demo them but know I definitely need more feel than the dynamic gold 105 that came with them

  17. Hello Matt,
    Enjoy your reviews and informative updates on equipment.
    I recently bought the Ping G irons with the modus 105 in stiff, coming from playing PX 5.5 flighted.
    The Pings give me ease of use without looking like the backend of a shovel, and the shafts are an absolute treat to use.
    I am not a super fast swinger (not sure of speed but average 156yards carry 7 iron) but I know what works for me as too soft and I am 30 yards left all day, but these shafts seem to allow me to swing hard or soft and react accordingly to input.
    The PX in comparison although a nice shaft/weight were harsher on feel and I recently ended up having carpal tunnel surgery on my wrist also, so the 105 is IMO kind on the limbs!
    Recommend for anyone in the market to give these a try or fitting.

  18. Hi Matt! I’m in the market for Taylor Made P790 and still deciding on what shaft to have. I’m wondering if the Nippon Modus3 T105 is a good fit.

    • Matt Saternus

      George,

      There’s no way to give a good answer to that without fitting you in person. I would recommend visiting a local fitter.

      Best,

      Matt

  19. Barry Weller

    Hey Matt I’ve got the taylormade rsi 2 I was thinking of going to the 770s but decided iam going to stay with the rsi. BUT iam going to pull my kbs shafts out and go to the ns.105s but iam not sure if going with the 125 wouldn’t be better. Iam at about at 100 105 swing speed with my 7I I like a low to mid carry what do you think 125 or 120 stiff? Iam also wanting to change my driver shaft and iam thinking of the 8000 I have the tm r15 10.5 what do you think?

    • Matt Saternus

      Barry,

      There’s no way for me to make a credible recommendation over the internet. The best thing to do is work with a qualified fitter like Club Champion to dial in your clubs.

      Best,

      Matt

  20. Matt, was there a noticeable difference in the X-stiff compared to the Stiff in the 105?

    • Matt Saternus

      Bill,

      For my swing speed, the difference isn’t huge. Someone with more speed may notice the difference more.

      Best,

      Matt

  21. John Schneider

    I am currently set on getting a new set of TM P790 and have narrowed it down to two shafts, the Nippon Pro Modus 105 Stiff and the KBS C-taper Lite XS. Can you tell me the difference between these two shafts and if you have a preference between them. My club head speed on the 7 iron is 81-83 Mph with a smooth tempo. My launch with a 34 deg iron is 19-21 degrees.

  22. So what woukd the feel difference be? I read your review and you appeared to like the feel of the ctaper lite. I cant imagine the modus 105 has less feel?

    • Matt Saternus

      John,

      I don’t think there’s an objective “less feel” or “more feel,” it’s all subjective. I can’t say what the feel difference would be for you.

      Best,

      Matt

  23. Jon Walsh

    Matt. Which shaft do you prefer the Modus 105 or the Project X 95 Flighted. I See You reviewed both.

  24. Hello Mat
    I current play with AP2 and PX5.5 , but for me they are a little too stiffer ( in bad days ) . Weight is not a problem , and my average IRON 7 is 160 Yards

    Do you think is better try Modus3 in 105 or 120 ?
    Thanks
    Paolo

    • Matt Saternus

      Paolo,

      The 120 will be closer in weight to what you have now. Whether or not that’s a good thing would be for your fitter to help determine.

      Best,

      Matt

  25. Following a fitting 3 years ago, i bought and played PX 5.5 . My hcp is 7.
    (iron 7 = 158-164 yards)
    I play well but i hate it : weight is ok , but i don’t like low flight , hey are a little too stiff for me and i don’t like the feeling when i don’t it close to the center.

    I want to try other : modus 105

    Thank you

  26. Hi I play S300s which modus shaft will be similar to this?

  27. Laban Wingfield

    I was recently fitted into the Oban CT115 X flex shaft. Do you know which shaft would be most similar to the Oban? It’s labeled as a mid to mid-high launch and mid to mid-low spin shaft and weighs around 115 grams if you are not familiar with the Oban shaft. I was thinking the Nippon NS Pro Modus Tour 105 or KBS Tour ?

    • Matt Saternus

      Laban,

      I haven’t tested the Oban extensively, so I’m not sure what a good comparison would be. Any reason to not go with the Oban if that’s what you were fit for?

      Best,

      Matt

  28. Randall Grubbs

    Just switched from True Temper S300 to the TOUR105.
    love the feel
    Regards
    Randall

  29. Are the DG S300 shafts stiffer or softer than the Modus 3 tour 105 shafts. What swing speeds are recommended for the Modus 3 tour 105 in Stiff vs. the Regular? Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Ron,

      I think the Nippon is smoother but not necessarily softer. As for swing speed, that’s only one variable to consider. If you’re going to change shafts, work with a fitter to find the best one.

      Best,

      Matt

  30. hi i am actually playing taylormade p770 PW to 5Iand p790 with my 4 iron with all KBS TOUR 120 FLT . I have bought 3 and 2 iron p790 but with shaft modus 3 ns pro 120. do i have to buy another KBS FLT 120 shaft to replace? can you tell me what is the différences between the 2 shaft please? (sorry for my bad English, i am frensh ^^) thank you

  31. Tommy Edwards

    Hello Matt,

    It’s been more than two years since your review of the Modus Tour 105. I enjoyed your review and decided to buy a set of JPX 919 (4-PW) with the NS Modus Tour 105 in X-flex. I’ve played two full rounds thus far and find it is a much much higher launch, no doubt. I believe that in the longer clubs this high launch is negatively impacting my distances, however. And in the 4-iron specifically, the ball is curving left way more than I’m used to. What about this profile would cause the higher launch and a curving long iron? Is there a section that is super soft? I’m coming from X100s, getting older and no longer “load” the X100s to the extent where I feel them come alive (if you have experienced this you know what I mean), ergo the reason behind the “switch” to a lighter shaft.

    Did you find this as well (lost distance in longer irons, curve in the long irons)?

    Fore!
    Tom

    • Matt Saternus

      Tommy,

      In switching to the 105, you went a lot lighter and to a slightly higher launching profile. The tip is a little softer than your DGs, which could be the cause of the high lefts.

      Best,

      Matt

  32. Bruce L Hillyer

    Matt,
    I’ve been playing Apex Callaway CF16’s for the last couple of years. They have TT XP 105 shafts. My clubs were recently stolen and I have an opportunity to purchase same irons but with Nippon NS Pro Modus 3 Tour 105 shafts. Will they perform similarly? Age 60, hcp 3, 7 iron 165ish.
    Thanks
    Bruce

    • Matt Saternus

      Bruce,

      The XP and Modus 3 are noticeably different in terms of bend profile. As to how they’ll work for you, I can’t realistically say. I would suggest working with a fitter.

      Best,

      Matt

  33. What would be the potential differences in getting the modus 120 stiff compared to the modus 105 x stiff? Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Craig,

      That depends on how the individual responds to weight and stiffness. There’s no blanket answer for that.

      Best,

      Matt

      • Ok thanks. I see the weight difference would only be about 2 grams between them. Would the 120 S flex expect to have a lower flight with less spin or does the 105 in x flex spin less in general terms. I’m kind of curious if the flex and feel of the 105x would be similar to the 120 S flex if you have tried both. Thanks for any info.

  34. Matt,

    My 12 year-old son is playing tourney golf and getting stronger. He took a spin with my old Mizuno MX20, irons shafted with Nippon NS Pro 1150 GH Tour (regular).

    Beautiful ball flight and center-face strikes, consistently hitting targets. Much better consistency than his Projext X LZ’s in regular (~70g).

    Which of the newer shafts is closest in profile to the 1150GH regular? Modus 105 or 120?

    He plays Mizuno JPX 900 Forged (5-GW) bent weak to JPX 919 Forged specs. Also, would like to know if shafting his wedges with the Nippon Wedge shaft or sticking with the Modus 105/120 would be more beneficial?
    Thank you,

    Thomas

  35. Was looking to replace Apex Pro original (’15) irons with KBS Tour V-110, went through a lot of testing, went about it bass-ackwards, but I really liked the looks and construction of the TM P750. They proved really hard to get, finally got a set and re-shafted with Modus 105. Have also tested multiple near blades Newest Apex Pro, Titl MB>CB, etc., and this shaft brought me a consistency and ease of hitting nearly anything with my specs (2° up + ¾”, test usually + ½”).

    Great dispersion, better descent angle and predictable. I found a winner, I don’t fit by what I hit furthest, but what looks, feels and generates shots I visualize. At 67, admittedly a dinosaur, I needed lighter shafts and these were the ticket, far superior to the Aerotech which many tried to steer me towards, the feel and boring flight just wasn’t there in those.

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  37. Greetings Matt,

    I play the NSPro 1050gh Stiff, love it! I am finding it tough to order these with new iron heads online. Would the Modus 105 compare well?

    Jim.

    • Matt Saternus

      Jim,

      In terms of weight, it’s close, but the bend profile is substantially different. I’d make sure to try the Modus 105 before I ordered a set with them.

      Best,

      Matt

  38. Great article Matt,

    I’m looking to replace the stock KBS MAX 85 S shafts (93.3g) on my Taylormade M4s with a more mid-weight shaft. My swing speed with a 7 iron is mid 80s and I’m looking for something with a bit more control / less distance. I can hit the ball plenty far but sometimes find I lack feel with my irons. I’m torn between the Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S (106.5g) and the KBS Tour 105 S (114g). Any advice regarding the differences between the two and which you hit better? Taylormade is hooking it up with a custom warranty replacement provided I give them the specs in the next couple days so I unfortunately won’t have the opportunity to get fit before choosing.

    Thanks!
    Josh

    • Matt Saternus

      Josh,

      The Nippon is lighter but has a stiffer tip. Neither is a perfect fit for me, but I’d opt for the Modus, personally.

      Best,

      Matt

  39. Hi Matt – need to replace 7 iron shaft (don’t ask) – NS Pro 1050 gh X. I am very happy w the shaft, but these are very hard to find. Is the Modus 105 the new version of that NS Pro?

    • Matt Saternus

      Jeff,

      No, the Modus is distinct from the NS Pro 1050. The 1050 is still available; any Nippon dealer should be able to get one for you.

      -Matt

      • Played with ns pro 105t stiff in Titleist AP1. Can you tell me if the modus 3 105 R will be a suitable shaft replacement or something close to ns pro 105t characteristics.

        • Matt Saternus

          Tony,

          The Modus is very different profile than the NS Pro, so I wouldn’t say they are suitable replacements for each other. Why are you looking to replace the NS Pro?

          -Matt

  40. Hi!

    I am playing the 105 Stiff in Callaway Apex CF16 heads at the moment. I have a history of wrist problems, therefore switching from DG S300 (in a set of Titleist AP2 710) to the 105S to decrease the aggregated tension over a season.

    I really like the feel of the shafts. However, I feel like they tend to balloon on me from time to time, if that’s the correct term. These shots have excessive height, reaching to height earlier, not penetrating through wind and ends up with a significantly shorter carry distance. It is not often enough to ruin my game very much, but often enough not be able to ignore it.

    I would like to stay within the Modus series, do you think 125 Stiff would be better for me?

    FYI: Averaging a carry of 163-166 yards for my 7i

    • Matt Saternus

      Johan,

      If the issue that the launch is too high or that there’s too much spin? In either case, going to the heavier 125 *could* improve that for you.

      Best,

      Matt

  41. Norris Sheaffer

    I PLAY THE NIPPON 840 SHAFTS, WOULD THE MODUS 105 BE AN OPTION?? THANKS NORRIS

    • Matt Saternus

      Norris,

      You would be adding a lot of weight and moving to a stiffer profile. I would suggest trying them in a fitting before making the switch.

      -Matt

  42. Tony kissoonsingh

    Matt,
    Thanks for your reply.
    I have a new set with KBS tour stiff on some JPX 919 forged but find it too heavy and lost lots of distance. I played 710 AP1 with NS Pro 105t stiff and was able to load and unload with a good kick but I am having difficulty with loading the KBS tour stiff. Hence I am looking at options to replace shaft with something that is much easier to load. I am getting older (58) and still thought I can swing any stiff shaft but this one is difficult.

  43. Alan Davies

    HI I Have been playing Ping i20 irons with CFS stiff shaft, which i love for around 6 years. I carry my 7 iron around 155 yards on a med. High trajectory and typically 45-48 deg descent angle. My irons are now really worn and i am looking to replace them. I have tried various shaft/ club options including a club fitting at American Golf which was disappointing to say the least !!.
    I have thought the Nippon Modus 105 stiff in ping 1210 may be comparable and would appreciate your opinion.
    Rgds
    Alan

    • Matt Saternus

      Alan,

      With the caveat that I haven’t tested them head to head, I think the Modus is a bit more stout and lower trajectory.

      -Matt

  44. I prefer the project x 5.5 to the LZ 5.5 bc of the tighter dispersion. Any view on which Modus would be most comparable?

  45. Hey Matt,

    Have you heard of anyone mixing these into an iron set with the 120s or 125s (ie the 105s for the long irons and 120s or 125s for the short)?

    I know the AMT exists for this concept, but so far I’ve liked the feel of the heavier Nippons in my pitching wedge much more than the corresponding AMT shaft, but I do tend to have better results with a lighter shaft in my 4 and 5 irons (which aren’t set matching and are more forgiving than the rest of my irons)

    • Matt Saternus

      Ned,

      I haven’t heard of it firsthand, but it doesn’t seem like a bad idea if you want less weight in the long irons.

      Best,

      Matt

  46. Robert Poag

    Hi Matt, was the MODUS 105 IRON SHAFT, fitted to the Titleist AP1710, looking for a similar feel with the new T200 irons, and was considering changing shafts to the Modus 105.

  47. Daman Grewal

    Hey Matt,
    I tried Modus Tour 105S & Dynamic Gold 105S S300 on Mizuno JPX 921 Forged today. The launch angle was a bit better on Modus VS DD & descent was similar. Couldn’t really tell the roll but I’m assuming the will be close. But Modus did feel a bit lighter & whippy. Now I’m thinking do I need to soft them or not.

  48. I am a senior golfer who hits a 6iron 130 yards. I play ping g25 irons with a soft regular steel shaft. I recently found a U wedge ping g 400 at golf galaxy with the NP pro modus 3 , tour105 shaft. I absolutely kill this club ,higher straighter longer. Was wondering about reshafting my irons with this shaft. Looks like a players shaft am I crazy to think they might work better in my irons?

    • Matt Saternus

      It seems you’ve stumbled upon the wonders of custom fitting! The Modus 3 is a “players shaft” but that doesn’t mean it can’t work beautifully for any golfer, just as their are players on Tour with graphite iron shafts.

      My suggestion would be to take your current irons and get a fitting to find the shaft that will deliver all the benefits you want before taking the plunge into re-shafting your set.

      Best,

      Matt

  49. Steve Caton

    Hi Matt,

    Due to Covid I’m unable to book an appointment with a qualified fitter. Currently playing with KBS C Taper. stiff. Looking at a set of ZX5 with the Nippon Modus 3 105 and wondering how different it might be.

    • Matt Saternus

      Steve,

      Where do you live? If you’re in the US, all 80+ Club Champion locations are open and fitting daily.

      Best,

      Matt

  50. dale suddeth

    hello, is it possible to tell me if my current iron shafts KBS Tour FST (stiff) (still playing old school: Taylormade R7 TP heads) is lighter or heavier than Nippon Modus 3 Tour (105 stiff)? i just ordered Ping i210 (5-P) heard a lot of good things about these heads..i am hoping for higher, smoother trajectory with 105 Modus. NOTE: i have never been fitted-i try to do everything myself thru trial and error. thank you sir! i live in SC, not sure if that has an affect on the shafts responses due to the weather?
    -dale

  51. Hi Matt. Could you give your view please. I am looking to replace my Callaway X hot Pro irons fitted with DG 105 Reg shafts. They have been grest irons really straight with a really stable performance. I have borrowed Srixon ZX7 irons 5 to pw. Fantastic irons fitted with Modus 120 Stiff. Again brilliant performance when I put my best swing on them. The reason for changing from my Callaways was to get a little more height with the slightly weaker lofts. But I am flying the same height. Would I achieve more height with the Modus 105. Stiff or regular. My 7 iron flies 140 to 15o. Many thanks. Tom

    • Matt Saternus

      Tom,

      I apologize for the unsatisfying answer, but the only way to know is to get fit and to test them. Some people will hit the lighter shaft higher, others won’t.

      Best,

      Matt

  52. Hello, i’ve got fitted last few days. And they said i need to changed my shaft weight a bit havier and stiffer, so they told me to game the modus3 105 S ltiff or kbs tour v stiff. Due to the lack of the demo, I couldn’t tried the kbs one. I tried the modus, it felt smooth indeed. Do you have any idea about the comparison between those shaft? And are there any big difference characteristics between those? Thank you

  53. Hi Matt,
    currently my gamer shaft is NS Pro 950, it gives me a very high flight and suspect that it reduces my carry distance. Do you think the Modus3 105 will help me to lower the ball flight and spin? Thanks.

    Kent

    • Matt Saternus

      Kent,

      It’s possible, likely even, but not a guarantee. My recommendation is always to get fit before making a shaft change so you know you’ll get the results that you want.

      Best,

      Matt

  54. Hi Matt,
    I got fitted last week for some new irons (Ping i59) and the fitter recommended this shaft, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in stiff flex. It felt great. Light without being too whippy. 1st time getting fitted. Coming from a set of Mizuno JPX 825 Pro with the stock TT Dynalite XP S300’s. Anxiously awaiting for their arrival.

  55. Jerry clerkin

    I found A g400 u wedge that was fitted with a tour 105 shaft. I need to reshaft my ping g25 irons and was wondering if you think these shafts would be a good idea. I kill the wedge high and straight easy to hit just love it. I am currently hitting soft regular clubs that come standard with the ping irons.

    • Matt Saternus

      Jerry,

      My advice is always to get a fitting before making big changes to your set. I think the Modus is a fantastic shaft, but, like any other shaft, it isn’t a fit for every golfer.

      Best,

      Matt

  56. Hi Matt,
    I hope digging up this old post doesn’t irritate you too much, but was wondering how this shaft compares to the KBS $ taper chrome?
    I would love to get to a fitter but that requires a plane ride that’s not really in my budget right now, I’m fairly isolated here and couldn’t even tell you my swing speed. I’m looking at replacing my current irons with Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal irons and trying to decide on a shaft. I play at a 10-12 handicap(depends on how my year goes, five month season here) and I’m leaning towards the $ taper but these seem to be fairly similar.
    Cheers

  57. How does grip size affect shaft performance? Will the overall kick point on the shaft change if I were to go from midsize to standard with 2 wraps? Im currently playing then modus 105s with midsize grips and have a hard time feeling where the club head is on downswing.

    • Matt Saternus

      Mike,

      The grip size is not going to change anything about the shaft. A smaller grip might increase swing weight, which could give you more feel for the head.

      -Matt

  58. Hi Matt,

    Do you think the flight characteristics are pretty similar with the modus tour 105 vs the KBS c taper lite 105 R?
    Thanks,
    David

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