How many times have you heard it said that there is no standard rating system for golf shafts. When I entered the golf club fitting business over a decade ago I learned what a huge problem that presented to a fitter. This site shares the knowledge of golf shafts accumulated through years of club fitting, club building and golf shaft measuring. The technology menu is a collection of articles focused on understanding golf shaft design and the attributes of the golf shaft that can be independently measured. My objective in creating this site is to balance the marketing messages of the golf business with some science. And ultimately to help you play better golf.

It took years to understand shaft measurement and many more years to accumulate a meaningful database of shaft measurements. Golf Shaft Reviews focuses on providing unbiased standardized measurements of golf shafts. The magnitude of that accomplishment did not occur to me until a golf shaft company owner said it to me.

If you believe as I do that the golf shaft is essential to good golf, register now. Testing shafts and writing articles takes a great amount of time. The membership fee underwrites the time and resources needed to keep this site going and growing. It also funds the acquisition of shafts that have not been available. You will notice, this site is does not run ads, that allows me to remain unbiased in the articles.

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Graphite Design Tour AD VR Golf Shaft Review

Graphite Design Tour AD VR Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

The Graphite Design Tour AD VR driver shaft released in late 2018. Like the Tour AD IZ and the Tour AD TP its construction includes TORAYCA T1100G carbon fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY technology in the tip section. it is quite similar to these two shafts until we get to the tip section. There it is a combination of those two designs. 

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Russ

TPT Golf Driver Shaft Review

TPT Golf Drive Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

TPT Golf is a division of a Swiss technology and composite firm that developed carbon fiber materials. They have produced America’s Cup yacht sails, lightweight racing car bodies, skis, snowboards, watch bodies, aircraft parts and satellite parts. They offered their prepreg to shaft companies and was told it was too expensive. Their only choice to enter the golf market was to make their own shafts. Their ultra premium shafts quickly appeared in the bags of several marque PGA players.

Thin Ply Technology (TPT) shafts have double the layers of material found in typical ultra premium shafts. Prepreg tapes are wrapped on the mandrel on CNC winders. Most other shafts are hand rolled, much like cigars. TPT makes the prepreg ribbon and can orientate the fiber direction in the ribbon. That creates a uniquely new method of creating golf shafts. They can adjust shaft properties in unique ways to adjust shaft performance. I have been to the Swiss R&D site demonstrating the process of EI measurement with my instrument and software.

This video was shot on the closing afternoon of the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show. Jeff Meyer, one of the top shaft designers in the business explains some of the TPT technology.

Let’s take a look at the Low Kick Point and Mid Kick Point profiles.

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Fujikura Speeder Evolution V Golf Shaft Review

Fujikura Speeder Evolution V Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

Now that we have the fifth generation of the Speeder Evolution one wonders if this was a marketing strategy planned at the beginning or that evolved over the years. The fundamental design has not changed,a good thing. Along the way there were subtle tweaks.

Alex Dee, the Vice President of Fujikura Golf Shafts is one of the top golf shaft techs in the business. A conversation with him is an insight into where golf shaft fitting and golf shaft design is headed. This video was shot in January 2018 at the PGA Merchandise Show.

 Lets start by by looking at the last three Speeder Evolutions. 

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VA Composites Drago Golf Shaft Review

VA Composites Drago Driver Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

Victor Afable has been in the golf business for 35 years, most of it on the shaft side. He knows golf shaft design and manufacturing. Two years ago he started his own shaft company, VA Composites. His shaft are made with Torayca prepreg as are most premium shafts. The designs are based on Victors extensive experience in the shaft business.

This video shot at the 2018 PGA Merchandise show before the Drago design had been completed.

Now that the Drago has released, let’s look at the measurements. 

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KBS TGI Tapered Iron Shaft Review

KBS TGI Tapered Iron Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

The parallel KBS Tour Graphite Iron, TGI shafts released earlier this year and was reviewed in May. The constant weight, taper tip version just released in July 2018. It took KBS longer than expected to get the constant weight taper profiles where they wanted them. In this video, shot in January at the PGA Merchandise Show, Kim Braly talks about the Tour Graphite iron Shafts.

If you do not fully understand the difference between parallel and constant weight tapers please read the Technical article “Parallel vs Constant Weight Iron Shafts“, Lets move on to look at the measurments of the KBS TGI tapers. 

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Russ