Friday, March 18, 2011
2011 Buyer's Guide Shafts
Is the shaft really the engine of the club?
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True TemperKey Features: A speed step design improves feel and durability, and maximizes trajectory.
What We Like: It’s superlightweight for a faster swing speed, and is a more durable alternative to graphite.
Who It’s For: Anyone wanting the consistency of steel with the distance and feel of graphite.
Specs: Available in 85g in R, S, X.
truetemper.com | $45
True TemperKey Features: Delivers extra trajectory and spin performance through a more
Dynalite Gold XP
responsive tip section.
What We Like: Helps the ball get up quickly.
Who It’s For: Most golfers, especially lower ball hitters seeking high launch
and peak trajectory.
Specs: Tapered available in 113, 117 and 120g; parallel available in 117 and 121g in R, S, X.
truetemper.com | $30
Ust MamiyaKey Features: Reduced ply inserts and maximized full-length layers create a balance between torque and flex, for more-efficient shaft loading and a smoother bend profile. Constant taper yields more energy transfer to the ball.
What We Like: The use of Ultra-High modulus, low-resin materials improves feel and creates a tighter shot dispersion.
Who It’s For: Players seeking a midlaunch, with tight dispersion and penetrating ballflight.
Specs: Available in 47, 52, 64, 65, 68, 73, 75, 83 and 85g in various flexes.
ustmamiya.com | $399
Ust MamiyaKey Features: The advanced aerospace micro-ply technology with 38 Micro-Ply layers improves feel without sacrificing performance.
What We Like: Its low torque-to-weight ratio delivers the punch necessary for today’s driver clubheads. Nice price too.
Who It’s For: All golfers.
Specs: Available in 50, 51 and 52g in various flexes.
ustmamiya.com | $49
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