2015 Buyer’s Guide Shafts

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Aldila

Tour Rogue
aldila.com

Key Features: Outstanding consistency has made this shaft extremely popular among Tour players, thanks to something Aldila calls "Graphitic Carbon." Look for some low-spin drives with this shaft—exactly what Tour players want.
Specs: Available in two models (Black and the stiffer-tipped Silver for extra-low spin) in models for drivers, woods and hybrids (Black only).

Tour Green & Blue
aldila.com

Key Features: The new Tour Green & Blue from Aldila are designed to maximize the power you have inherent in your golf swing—they make the best of what you give them, helping you hit longer drives with a mid-height trajectory. The Blue has much of the same technology as the Green, only with a softer tip section for a higher ballflight.
Specs: Both models come in a variety of flexes and weights, and also in hybrid shaft versions.

Fujikura

Speeder Evolution
fujikuragolf.com

Key Features: The Speeder series by Fujikura is already wildly popular, so any improvements are like making something already great even greater. This shaft has new materials in key areas on the shaft, resulting in more kick speed, which, as you would guess, means more distance. Can it get any better? Hmm, we think not.
Specs: Available in six models in a wide variety of flex profiles.

Speeder Pro
fujikuragolf.com

Key Features: With an enlarged handle end for a thicker feel, the Speeder Pro has a smooth feel that feels just as smooth no matter how hard or easy you swing it. Expect a mid-launch, mid-spin profile in every model, and the familiar Speeder consistency and distance you already expect.
Specs: Available in four varieties in several flex options.

Grafalloy

ProLaunch Blue Supercharged
grafalloy.com

Key Features: The ProLaunch Blue Supercharged has a tip-responsive design that allows all golfers to maximize distance through improved launch angles. These shafts feature counterbalanced technology for maximized speed at impact. Also available in Supercharged Red with a stiffer tip.
Specs: Available in S, R and A flexes.


Graphite Design

Tour AD MJ
proschoicegolfshafts.com

Key Features: The popular Tour AD line continues to grow with the Tour AD MJ shaft. Designed with a softer tip and stiffer mid to butt section to promote a higher launch condition and low/mid spin, the Tour AD MJ also utilizes Toray NANOALLOY® material technology (known as "DI Technology") in the tip section of the shaft for additional shaft stability, exceptional feel and precise ball control.
Specs: Available in R1, R2, SR, S and X flexes in various corresponding weight profiles.

YS NanoReloaded
proschoicegolfshafts.com

Key Features: Manufactured using 46t premium carbon-fiber materials, the addition of the DI Technology provides the new YS NanoReloaded with additional stability without the loss of feel. What does that mean? Simply put, they hold up when your tempo doesn't.
Specs: Available in L, A, R, S and X flexes in various corresponding weight profiles.

Matrix Shafts

TPHDe
matrixshafts.com

Key Features:Hexadecagonal geometry for enhanced feel, with Advanced Zylon and Boron Interply Technology. The center of gravity has been revised to allow for longer builds and use of heavier heads.
Specs: Available in three weight classes in a mix of A, R, S and X flexes.

Mitsubishi Rayon

Diamana +PLUS Series
mitsubishirayongolf.com

Key Features: An adaptive balance point for precision fitting, Multi-Dimension Interlay and an advanced resin system combine for some technology that, we admit,
is way above our heads. All you need to know is that
the Diamana series is seriously good and resides
at the top of the heap in terms of sheer build quality and performance.
Specs: Available in 10 different models in a huge array of weights and flexes for drivers, woods and hybrids.

Diamana Thump Fairway
mitsubishirayongolf.com

Key Features: The Thump packs a ton of power for your fairway woods. A moderately firm tip profile helps to provide stability, while at the same time helping to promote a higher launch and moderate spin for control off the tee and softer landing shots.
Specs: Available in three weight models in a variety of flexes.

Kuro Kage Red
mitsubishirayongolf.com

Key Features: Weighing in at a light 50 grams, the KK Red offers the type of stability you'd normally expect from a heavier shaft, that is, expect big drives without the added spin you sometimes get when you go lightweight.
Specs: Available in A, S, R and X flexes.

nVentix

Nunchuk
nventix.com

Key Features: One flex, one weight (104g), three distinct regions, with the center region being the only area that actually flexes. The shaft reduces droop, making it easier to hit the sweet spot more often. In English, you've gotta try it to understand the unique feel and performance of this shaft. And we mean that in a really good way. It very well may be the wave that other companies will soon follow.
Specs: One flex, one weight. There's also a hybrid model and a newer model for irons. 


Oban

ISAWA
obanshafts.com

Key Features: The ISAWA is an active-bend-profile shaft, ideal for golfers seeking mid-high launch and low-mid spin characteristics. OBAN's proprietary multiplex technology (MPT) leverages the unique strength and flexibility of the latest high-modulus aerospace exotics to optimize energy transfer to the ball.
Specs: Available in three weight classes in a variety of A, R, S and X flexes.

Project X

LZ Hand Crafted
pxshaft.com

Key Features: A unique "Loading Zone" technology for a flexible mid-section with proprietary FlexLok™ torsional bands. These two technologies work together to produce maximum shaft loading without the loss of stability.
Specs: Available in three weight models in various
frequencies. Project X doesn't use standard flex labels.

UST Mamiya

ATTAS 5 GoGo
ustmamiya.com

Key Features: The use of ultra-high-modulus, low-resin content materials along with NANOALLOY® produces amazing feel. The constant-taper design promotes better energy transfer from the shaft to the ball for increased velocity and greater distance.
Specs: Available in four weight classes in a variety of flexes.

ATTAS 6STAR
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Key Features:The constant-taper design offers players a precise feel of more energy transfer to the ball for instant player feedback with greater distance. Like all other ATTAS shafts, the tight tolerances during the manufacturing process ensure some serious consistency and performance.
Specs: Available in R, S and X flexes in four weight classifications.


SHAFTS FOR IRONS

Aerotech

SteelFiber Series
aerotechgolfshafts.com

Key Features: Over 59 miles of steel fiber (are you kidding us?) cover a high-modulus composite core for one of the most unique iron shafts (let alone any shaft) ever made. Expect steel-like consistency and graphite feel and distance.
Specs: Available in five different models for different types of players, each in a variety of flexes.

Aldila

RIP Iron
aldila.com

Key Features:The RIP Iron has a low-torque design, not just among graphite iron shafts, but low torque when compared to steel models, as well. The tip and butt sections remain firm, while the center section does the bending work for the utmost in distance and control. And, like the wood RIP shafts, it's made with the same RIP technology that made those shafts so popular.
Specs: Available in 90 and 115 composite models in a variety of flexes.

KBS Shafts

Hi-Rev 2.0
kbsgolfshafts.com

Key Features:Designed for players who already love the feel and performance of the KBS Tour steel iron shaft, but who want added spin with their wedges. The active-tip design increases spin for greater stopping power. Don't worry—this shaft is still remarkably sturdy and consistent.
Specs: Designed for wedges and available in X, S and R flexes.

610 Wedge
kbsgolfshafts.com

Key Features:Another KBS shaft for wedges? Yep, only this time the 610 WEDGE shaft delivers a lower trajectory and added spin—the ideal formula that better players often wish to achieve with their short shots. Want to hit knockdown shots that stick? This is your shaft.
Specs: Designed for wedges and comes in S+, S and R flexes.

Mitsubishi Rayon

OT Iron Series
mitsubishirayongolf.com

Key Features:Essentially, the OT shaft is a composite iron shaft for golfers who want the feel of steel, without giving up on added customization, control and
consistency of composite. The "braiding" technology using Tow Prepreg is incredibly resistant to twisting and ovaling, and creates a shaft with no spine so the shaft performs more consistently than a shaft made with traditional sheet prepreg or steel.
Specs: Two weight models, both in R and S flexes.

Nippon

N.S. Pro ZELOS 7
nipponshaft.com

Key Features:The N.S. PRO ZELOS 7 is designed with a low kickpoint and evenly distributed rigidity, which delivers more than ample flexibility from tip to butt. As the world's lightest steel shaft, the ZELOS 7 is easy to handle, with an extremely smooth swing and gentle touch.
Specs: Available in R, R2 and S flexes.

nVentix

Nunchuk xi
nventix.com

Key Features:The same Tri-Zonal Tech that made the single-flex Nunchuk wood shaft so popular is here in a graphite shaft for irons. Again, the one-size-fits-all mantra is here, too, promising minimal vibration,
better feel and more "bio-feedback" to help golfers make similar swings with each iron in the bag.
Specs: Available in 104g, one flex/length. Butt trim to desired length.
True Temper

True Temper

DG Pro
truetemper.com

Key Features:A progressive design (meaning the shafts have different design profiles for long, mid- and short irons) lends a higher ballflight in long irons and a controlled flight and cushioned feel in short irons. Middle irons are a mix of both. Long irons fly higher, short irons fly lower, and middle irons, again, fall in between. Spin is also optimized for each shaft.
Specs: The steel progressive design comes in three flexes, each with
progressive step patterns and weights in the full set.

XP Series
truetemper.com

Key Features:Designed specifically for players with deliberate swing speeds (you know who you are), the lightweight XP 95 shafts promote a high trajectory for maximum distance. If you want big distance (TT claims you can increase distance up to 6 to 8 yards more!), but have a faster tempo, the XP 105 is 10 grams heavier (105g), but still lends a high launch for max carry.
Specs: Both shafts come in S and R profiles.

Project X

PXi
pxshaft.com

Key Features: The PXi is a tapered steel shaft, designed for an aggressive player with a higher swing speed looking for a low-spin launch and a mid-low trajectory. That said, the PXi retains a smooth feel and has a lighter weight, making it a top choice among elite players who want the extra swing speed and distance that come from weight reduction in the shafts.
Specs: Available in four flexes from 108g to 117g.

UST Mamiya

Elements Series
ustmamiya.com

Key Features:Each shaft in the Elements Series (Earth, Wind, Fire and the new ion-plated Chrome series) is fitted by a TSPX fitter, meaning that fitter is certified and is an expert, making sure you get the perfect shaft for your golf game. Whether it's a low, mid- or high launch with whatever spin you need, a TSPX fitter will give you the most personalized fit you can get from UST Mamiya. Every Tour player using a UST Mamiya shaft was fitted by a TSPX fitter. No exceptions.
Specs: Each shaft caters to a specific launch/spin ballflight, with a variety of flexes and weights within that set to choose from.

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