2013 Buyer's Guide Shafts
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By Brady Riggs, PGA
|Even after years of preaching it in the pages of Golf Tips, it seems many golfers still ignore the most critical component of the golf club. Really, once you find the right head to your liking, what shaft you put in it makes all the difference in how well it will work for you. Pay attention not only to flex, but also factors such as torque, length and weight. All these variables need to be considered if you want to make the most of any club in your golf bag.|
AldilaKey Feature: The mean, pirate-looking graphics on the new RIP Phenom hide a ton of new technology geared for added stability and power. The Hyperbolic Flex Zone provides a stiff tip section and a firm butt section, meaning the shaft flexes in the center. Thus, you have a penetrating launch and a very fast swing speed, thanks to some serious tech under the hood. It's our favorite Aldila shaft!
Who It's For: Golfers who want maximum power and control without a ballooning ballflight.
Specs: Comes in 50g or 70g in R, S or X flex.
aldila.com | $159
AldilaKey Feature: As the name implies, the Trinity combines three technologies into one shaft: RIP technology for control and distance; S-Core Tech for incredible stability; and Micro Laminate Tech for improved feel.
Who It's For: All player types, since the shaft features three of the latest and best innovations from Aldila. Shots fire with a Tour-like launch and minimal spin.
Specs: Comes in 63g-69g in A, R, S, X and TX flex.
aldila.com | $199
FujikuraKey Feature: Designed as a lightweight, higher-balance-point shaft, the Blur helps golfers generate greater clubhead speed without compromising the great feel that some lightweight shafts just don't have.
Who It's For: Anyone who wants an instant boost in clubhead speed, thanks to a lighter shaft that doesn't feel like a lighter shaft.
Specs: Comes in a wide variety of performance profiles, ranging from 47g to 65g.
fujikuragolf.com | $175
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