Nippon Zelos 8 Golf Shaft Review

Iron Golf Shafts – NIPPON N.S.PRO Zelos8

By Russ Ryden, A Golf Digest America’s 100 Best Clubfitter
Fit2Score, Dallas Fort Worth, Texas


The Nippon Zelos line of light weight steel now includes an 80 gram model, the Zelos8. it has been exactly a year since I looked at the Zelos7. At that time I had not made the transition to looking at irons sets. I was looking only at 6 iron shafts. The graphic below shows the set images of the Zelos8 and the Zelos7. What we see is a moderate amount of “flighting” in the Zelos design. The longer irons have relatively softer, longer tip sections than the wedges.

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If you find light weight iron shafts fit your strength and style be sure to test the Nippon Zelos family of iron shafts.

  • neil c

    I tried both and immediately noticed the increased stiffness in the zelos 8.the data shows the 8 r is stiffer than the 7 stiff! Not every club guy takes the time to fugure this out.

    • Stiffness ratings, RSX must be read alongside weight. They apply to that weight and do not work as a method for comparing stiffness of different weight shafts. This does not mean the system is broken. It simply reflects how much the average golfer demands to know about golf shafts.
      That is why I created this site.