Aerotech Ti-Fiber Driver Shaft Review

Aerotech Ti-Fiber Driver Shaft Review

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

Aerotech steel fiber iron shafts are the only graphite shaft that have been consistently played on the tours. The shaft is unique, a thin steel wire is wrapped over a filament wound graphite core. The filament wrapping process, done correctly, creates inherently round shafts by eliminating any possibility of a sheet overlap that can occur in sheet wrapped designs. Until now, this design was limited to iron, hybrid and fairway shafts. Steel is heavy compared to graphite. Too heavy to produce a long driver shaft in the common weight ranges. That problem was overcome in the Aerotech Ti-Fiber driver shaft by using Titanium wire in place of steel.

Listen to Chris Hilleray, the owner of Aerotech explain the shaft at the 2018 PGA Merchandise show.


AeroTech CrosssectionThe TI-Fiber driver shafts wrap a braided titanium wire over a filament wound carbon fiber core. This process is explained in greater detail on the Aerotech website and explained in the Aerotech SteelFiber constant weight taper shafts review. 

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Dynamic Gold 115 Wedge Shaft Review

Dynamic Gold Wedge Golf Shafts – True Temper

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

The introduction of the Dynamic Gold 115 Wedge shaft is yet another event recognizing the trend toward lighter clubs and shafts. The Dynamic Gold Wedge shaft is 130 grams, the Dynamic Gold 115 sheds 12% of the traditional weight. It is time to refresh the 2014 article about Dynamic Gold wedges, putting the Dynamic Gold 115 into perspective with the other TrueTemper wedge shafts. 

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Oban CT-100 Golf Shaft Review

Shamida / Oban CT-100 Golf Shaft Review

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

The OBAN / Shimada CT-100 is a lower weight version of the CT-115 released last year. They give the club builder the ability to fine tune set stiffness in a constant weight, taper tip design. Iron shafts have traditionally been parallel or taper tip. I wrote an article, Parallel vs Constant Weight Irons Shafts, explaining the differences several years ago. The CT-100, like the CT-115, is a set of 12 constant weight shafts from which the club builder selects a group of shafts to build to an exact the stiffness range. This combines the best aspects of constant weigh taper sets with the tunable stiffness of parallel iron sets. This overcomes the tip stiffness compression inherent in parallel iron sets. If you did not understand that statement, read the technical article.

The discussion about the CT-100 starts at the 9:30 mark on this video shot at the 2018 PGA Merchandise show.

Lets take a closer look at the OBAN CT-100. 

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ACCRA Tour Z RPG 400 Golf Shaft Review

ACCRA Tour Z RPG 400 Golf Shaft Review

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

ACCRA added a new profile to the Tour Z RPG in 2018. The Tour Z RPG is a lower launch version of the Tour Z RPG 300 reviewed last year. This video, shot at ACCRA day at the PGA merchandise has Ken Thompson of ACCRA explaining the RPG shafts to the club fitters gathered there.

ACCRA has moved some of their manufacturing to a Japanese foundry. The Tour Z RPG is a made in Japan product. It uses high modulus materials with the lowest resin content of any ACCRA shaft. A new material with a quad weave runs the entire length of the shaft. The 4 Tour Z RPG 400 shafts have consistent bend profiles. Fitters can work to find your proper weight and flex knowing each of these shaft have exactly the same bend properties. The radial consistency was 99.3% with a 0.5% standard deviation. They are round. 

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Graphite Design Chichibu Driver Shaft Review

Graphite Design Chichibu Driver Shaft Review

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

The Graphite Designs Chichibu is an ultralite driver shaft. Uncut weights range from 41 to 46 grams. It is designed for driver swing speeds in the 65 to 85 mph range. This video was shot in January 2018 at the PGA Merchandise show. Bill McPherson and I discuss the Chichibu and other 2018 shafts from Graphite Designs.

Most of Graphite Design’s shafts have models in the 40 gram range. Making light weight shafts is not something new for Graphite Designs. The Chichibu weighs in below the typical Graphite Design Tour AD DI 4 models. 

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TrueTemper AMT Red, AMT Black & AMT White Irons Shaft Review

TrueTemper AMT Iron Shafts

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

AMT stands for Ascending Mass Technology. It is not a new concept. Ping has had ascending weight shafts for many years. The True Temper AMT is one of the stock shafts offered by Titleist in 2018. Several shafts I worked with and played, the Nippon 999’s and the Aerotech Players Spec were ascending. The TrueTemper AMT White is a relabeled Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue that I reviewed in 2016. See that review for a discussion of Ascending Mass shafts.

The AMT Red and the AMT Black are new, lighter weight shafts You can see in the chart below how they differ from the AMT White. 

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