2009 Shafts Buyer's Guide

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Accra AXIV
Key Feature: The AXIV line is built with a Tetra-Axial (4-axis) weave that’s made especially to resist deformation upon impact with the ball. Though lesser known than some, Accra makes extremely high-quality shafts that are worth a look, particularly if you’re interested in increasing your driving accuracy
What We Like: Another excellent product from a manufacturer that has always made solid driver shafts.
Who It’s For: Those looking for another option for their driver that the guys in their regular foursome might not have.
Material: High-modulus composite
Weight: 60g, 65g, 70g. 80g
Torque: 2.2-3.5
Flex Point: Mid
Flexes: X, S, R, A, L
Aldila DVS
Key Feature: Similar to the VS Proto, the DVS is built with Micro Laminate Technology and carbon nanotubes. Of course, Aldila’s proprietary A65 Performance Resin System also contributes to the impressive consistency and overall performance of the DVS design.
What We Like: Carbon nanotubes are expensive for a reason—they help provide extreme strength and resiliency; Aldila’s Micro Laminate Technology.
Who It’s For: Better players who like the stability and strength of the VS Proto, but want some added flexibility and snap through impact.
Material: Nano carbon
Weight: 63g, 71g, 84g, 91g
Torque: 1.8-3.3
Flex Point: Mid
Flexes: X, S, R
Aldila NVS
Key Feature: High-quality Micro Laminate construction that provides increased consistency and improved performance. A more flexible and responsive tip section gives players with slightly lower swing speeds more optimal launch conditions.
What We Like: A slightly more tip-flexible shaft that still provides consistency and a good feel. All of those low-torque, stiff-tip models the guys on Tour use aren’t for everyone.
Who It’s For: Golfers who want an exceptionally high-quality composite shaft that’s easier to load than the typical tip-stiff model, making it easier to hit and more forgiving.
Material: Nano carbon
Weight: 55g, 65g, 75g, 85g, 95g, 105g
Flex Point: Mid
Flexes: X, S, R, A, L
Aldila Voodoo
Key Feature: S-core Technology functions to stabilize the shaft through the use of an innovative internal rib design. The result is less cross-sectional deformation (aka ovaling) during the swing and a more efficient transfer of energy to the ball.
What We Like: The engineers at Aldila keep pushing the envelope to develop better products, and they continue to accomplish their goals.
Who It’s For: While the Voodoo is a popular choice for PGA Tour players and better amateurs alike, there’s a model to fit just about any player who wants a true premium-quality shaft.
Material: Nano carbon
Weight: 65g-76g
Torque: 2.8-4.2
Flex Point: Mid-High
Flexes: X, S, R


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