2008 Shaft Buyer's Guide

The engine of every club is the shaft, and now is the time to get your engine running at top speed. Today?s shafts are, without question, better than ever.

Aldila VS Proto
Key Feature: Micro Laminate Technology makes a jump to the future with the addition of carbon nanotubes. Aldila’s proprietary A65 Performance Resin System also adds to the overall performance of the Tour-favored VS Proto.
What We Like: The extreme strength of carbon nanotubes in combination with Aldila’s other impressive technologies makes the VS Proto extremely resilient and consistent. The result is longer, straighter drives for those who can handle it. Lots of Tour validation.
Who It’s For: Stronger, more accomplished players who generate plenty of clubhead speed. The VS Proto is an ultimate performance model and is designed for people like Vijay Singh.
Material: Nano carbon
Weight: 63g, 71g, 81g
Torque: 2.2-3.2
Flex Point: Mid
Flexes: X, S, R
Fujikura E260
Key Feature: Available in 66g, 67g, and 68g weights, the E260 is designed to provide midlaunch and midspin characteristics. Fuji’s extremely high-quality materials and processes combine to produce outstanding consistency and tight dispersion. Like all Fujikura shafts, the E260 also provides an outstanding feel through impact.
What We Like:Fujikura’s dedication to excellence, as well as the ability to design high-quality products that can fit the full spectrum of players. The fact that Tour pros and recreational golfers can all benefit equally is impressive.
Who It’s For: Players desiring midlaunch and midspin characteristics for maximum control and distance. The full spectrum of golfers.
Material: Graphite
Weight: 66g, 67g, 68g
Torque: 3.9
Flex Point: Mid
Flexes: S, R, R2

Fujikura Rombax W
Key Feature: Fujikura’s proprietary Triax material and a new computer-woven, braided box-weave composite fortified with Kevlar Triax throughout the body of the shaft. Medium flex point and low-torque aid in providing stability without too much overall stiffness.
What We Like: The use of the highest-quality materials possible in a variety of weights, torques and stiffness. The fact that just about any type of golfer can find a model to fit his or her individual needs.
Who It’s For: Designed for players with standard ballflight and launch angle who like to swing aggressively without losing control and consistency. Power hitters or those who someday hope to be powerful.
Material: Triax graphite
Weight: 58g, 60g, 62g, 65g, 68g, 70g, 78g, 80g, 81g
Torque: 2.5-3.2
Flex Point: Mid
Flexes: X, S, R
Fujikura Rombax Z
Key Feature: Built with a combination of Fujikura’s proprietary Triax material and a new computer-woven, braided box-weave composite fortified with Kevlar Triax in the tip section. The result is a shaft that provides maximum distance and a penetrating ballflight.
What We Like: Fujikura’s Speeder series seemed like the best thing around at the time. Then they came out with the Rombax series, and now the Z and W. We have to admire Fuji’s continued dedication to excellence.
Who It’s For: Top amateurs and professionals who desire a more penetrating ballflight with a tighter dispersion and maximum clubhead stability through the swing.
Material: Triax graphite
Weight: 57g, 58g, 65g, 67, 69, 73g 75g, 86g, 87g
Torque: 2.3-3.2
Flex Point: High
Flexes: X, S, R


Add Comment