Tuesday, February 28, 2012
2012 Buyer's Guide Shafts
It's the club's engine. Are you in need of a tune-up?
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SK FiberKey Feature: Looking for an awesome value-minded shaft? The Superfly (what a great name!) is an ultralight (47-53g) shaft that will instantly add more clubhead speed to your golf swing. And in case you aren't familiar with SK Fiber, they've been making some of our favorite shafts in the last few years. You can go ahead and add this one to the list. A great buy.
Who It's For: Golfers with average swing speeds who want some immediate distance and a high, towering ballflight.
Specs: Comes in three flexes—A, R, S.
skfiber.com | $55
UST MamiyaKey Feature: UST Mamiya says this is the longest and straightest shaft the company has ever made! Combining the control of the Attas and the power of the Attas 2, the Attas 3 uses a high-modulus, constant-taper design that delivers on what it promises: huge, straight, high-flying drives no matter what your skill level.
Who It's For: Trajectories can be fine-tuned based on weight/flex. Expect a high-launch/low-spin flight.
Specs: A huge variety of flexes and weights ranging from 46g to 85g, in R to XX flexes.
ustmamiya.com | $459
UST MamiyaKey Feature: The high-performance Proforce series has long been a very popular shaft, and now the VTS integrates torque in the fitting process. There are three torque ratings to choose from (Black, Silver, Red), helping golfers dial in the perfect shaft for their swings. It works!
Who It's For: Literally, every type of player. Adding torque as a fitting variable is a genius idea.
Specs: Three torque ratings in a variety of weights and flexes. Hybrid shafts available, too.
ustmamiya.com | $172
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