2009 Shafts Buyer's Guide

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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 with a lower trajectory.
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.
Who It’s For: Top amateurs and professionals who desire a more penetrating ballflight with a tighter dispersion and maximum clubhead stability.
Weight: 57g, 58g, 65g, 67g, 69g, 73g, 75g, 86g, 87g
Torque: 2.3-3.2
Flex Point: High
Flexes: X, S, R
www.fujikuragolf.com
Grafalloy Axis Blue
Key Feature: Combines the company’s Micro-Mesh Tip Design with Smart-Ply Technology, which was first introduced in the original Axis shaft. Smart-Ply takes advantage of thin layers of unidirectional graphite to stabilize the shaft along six different axes.
What We Like: Grafalloy’s engineers coming up with a unique combo of design elements to produce a cutting-edge product. It’s also nice that the design has been used to create two distinct models that appeal to different players.
Who It’s For: The Axis Blue is aimed at those who want to maximize distance through a higher launch angle.
Material: Smart-Ply fiber Weight: 58g-60g
Torque: 4.0-4.5
Flex Point: Mid
Flexes: X, S, R, A
www.grafalloy.com

Grafalloy Axis Red
Key Feature: Combines the company’s Micro-Mesh Tip Design with Smart-Ply Technology, which was first introduced in the original Axis shaft. Smart-Ply takes advantage of thin layers of unidirectional graphite to stabilize the shaft along six different axes.
What We Like: Grafalloy’s engineers coming up with a unique combo of design elements to produce a cutting-edge product. It’s also nice that the design has been used to create two distinct models that appeal to different players.
Who It’s For: The Axis Red is designed for players who want a more boring, penetrating ballflight for greater trajectory control.
Material: Smart-Ply fiber
Weight: 63g
Torque: 3.8
Flex Point: Mid-High
Flexes: X, S, R
www.grafalloy.com
Grafalloy ProLaunch Platinum
Key Feature: Smart-Ply Technology, which was originally introduced in the Grafalloy Axis shaft, incorporates unidirectional, high-modulus, carbon-fiber material oriented along six separate axes of the shaft to optimize shaft integrity during the downswing. The shaft’s resistance to deformation improves energy transfer.
What We Like: The development and utilization of a new technology to improve performance.
Who It’s For: The full spectrum of players looking for a shaft that helps produce power.
Material: High-modulus graphite with Smart-Ply fiber Weight: 49g-75g
Torque: Low
Flex Point: Medium
Flexes: X, S, R, A
www.grafalloy.com



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