The Aldila Trinity released in late 2012. It combines the three Aldila technologies. Micro Laminate, thin fiber was introduced with the Aldila NV. S-core, a corkscrew internal rib system was introduced with the Voodoo. Reverse Interlaminar Placement pioneered with the RIP. The Aldila Trinity combines all three of these in a single product.
Aldila has traditionally produced families of shafts with different profiles in different weight/flex versions of the model. The Trinity follows that philosophy. The R & S versions of the Trinity are designed to launch higher with more spin. The S & X versions, have stiffer mid and tip sections, to drop the launch and spin for the golfer that has the speed to load stiffer shafts. The Tour X version is what Aldila designs for tour grade players.
ALDILA 44 MAGNUM
The Aldila 44 Magnum is the first ultralite driver shaft from Aldila. Fitter take note, the R & S profiles are different from the X and Tour X. When I look at the specs on the R& S verions, I see a shaft I used to love, the Mitsubishi Bassara Hawk which was a light weight Diamana White Board. The Magnum 44 torque for the R & S is however 1.5 degrees more than the Hawk. You can expect a low launch when properly fit. If you like light weight shafts, and over power them, this will move to a boring mid launch trajectory. Those higher torque numbers are a concern if you over power these softer flex versions.
The X and Tour X versions have some additonal stiffness in the tip area, and butt torque at 4.8 and 4.3. With 3.3 and 3.1 tip torque, These are respectable numbers in a 49 gram shaft. I am planning some range testing on a stack of light weight shafts that have been accumulating. Radial quality is excellent, the shafts are suitable for rotating hosels.