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 for fitting golf clubs. Creating a uniform system was possible, it just had not been done. I learned what I could from golf shaft engineers, purchased the instruments that were available and invented what was not. It took a few years to refine the process and many, many years to acquire and measure the popular golf shafts. This site presents the knowledge of golf shafts that has not been shared by the shaft companies that have the data. Not all do, and many have purchased my EI instrument for their labs.

If you are new to this site, the technology menu is a collection of articles that will help you 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 make better decisions when selecting your golf clubs.

It took years to understand shaft measurement and many more years to accumulate a meaningful database of shaft measurements. 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.

If you are a golf professional and would like access to more data there are two choices. Golf Professional subscribers get access to a larger set of data and individual profiles of all the shaft model weights and stiffness variations that were made available. Fit2Score Affiliates have access to the entire database through Excel. To hear a recent podcast interview I did about golf shafts with Tony Wright, a Fit2Score Software Affiliate, Click Here.

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Oban CT-125 Golf Shaft Review

Oban CT-125 Iron Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas 
Golf Digest Certified America’s 100 Best Club Fitter

The Oban CT-125 is the last of the weights that will be made in this model. It joins the previously reviewed CT-100 and CT-115, completing the fitting matrix of the series. Each weight has 11 shafts from which the club builder can select a subset to build a set. The extended range allows for fine tuning stiffness by “soft stepping” or “hard stepping”. This is not exactly the correct term for this design, but it is a concept you may be familiar with. Building a set of 8 shafts from the 11 available allows for three steps in either the soft or hard direction. A smaller set of 6 or 7 irons adds more stiffness options. Most other constant weight shaft brands produce 8 or 9 shafts in a model matrix.

If you do not follow my YouTube Channel, Devoted Golfer, this was shot at the 2019 PGA Merchandise show. Ralph Reichart, owner of Oban talks about briefly about the extrusion process used by Shimada to make the CT series of iron shafts. 

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Russ

Aldila 2KVX NV Blue Golf Shaft Review

Aldila 2KVX NV Blue Driver Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas 
Golf Digest Certified America’s 100 Best Club Fitter

The Aldila 2KVX-NV series is popular with many of club fitters. While it is reasonably priced it does not sacrifice quality or performance. The NV Blue got overlooked when I reviewed the Orange and Green 2KVX-NV Driver Shafts. Aldila shafts are designed in fitting families. The 2KVX-NV follows that tradition.

the 2KVX-NV Blue is the mid launch member of the series. It is made of thin layers of high strength fiber. Those thin layers allowed Aldila engineers to craft linear designs without compromising torque or hoop strength of the shaft. 

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The technical section of the site is open to all. In it you can learn about the terms and concepts discussed in the reviews.

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Enjoy and Good Golf,
Russ

Aldila Quaranta Driver Shaft Review

Aldila Quaranta Driver Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas 
Golf Digest Certified America’s 100 Best Club Fitter

The Aldila Quaranta shafts are light weigh only, reminding me of the Ultra Light Mitsubishi Bassara shafts. So many other shaft designs have been extended down to the 50 gram range that I have moved away from fitting with Ultra Light models. The tip stiffness and torque of the Sapphire are impressive.
This video was shot at the 2019 PGA Merchandise show outdoors on demo day were the grass grows and the wind blows. The second camera was out of focus, but the discussion of the Aldila products was to good to ignore. The Quaranta discussion starts at the 4:40 mark. The discussion highlights some aspects of these shafts that you should here before we move on to the numbers.

The technical discussion and measurements are available only to registered subscribers

Aldila Rogue Silver 130 Golf Shaft Review

Aldila Rogue Silver 130 MSI Driver Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas 
Golf Digest Certified America’s 100 Best Club Fitter

The Rogue Silver 130 is the latest version of a profile that goes back to some of my earliest measurements. The profile has had great tour success as the Aldila Tour Green. Lets take a look at the Silver 130 MSI profile and then compare it to earlier versions of this design.

This video was shot at the 2019 PGA Merchandise show outdoors on demo day were the grass grows and the wind blows. The second camera was out of focus, but the discussion of the Aldila products was to good to ignore. The Rogue 130 discussion starts at the 2:33 mark.

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Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green Golf Shaft Review

Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green Golf Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas 
Golf Digest Certified America’s 100 Best Club Fitter

The HZRDUS Smoke Green is the third design in the Smoke series. With the HZRDUS Smoke Black and the HZRDUS Smoke Yellow, it completes a fitting set. The HZRDUS Smoke Green is the first shaft from TrueTemper to use a new material, Hexcel’s HexTow HN63. It is lighter yet stiffer than previous material.

When I first wrote this review I did not notice that some of the shafts were marked with a very small TX below the stiffness number. This caused some confusion that resolved when the non TX 6,5 shafts arrived.

The TX versions are different EI profiles. They have much firmer midlsections.

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If you want to truly understand golf shafts, register for an annual subscription of $10. Ten dollars is less than the cost of a sleeve of premium golf balls or a bucket of range balls. Your support will keep Golf Shaft Reviews going and growing. This website is the only comprehensive information source about golf shafts available to the public. I do not receive compensation from the shaft companies nor clutter the site with ads.

The technical section of the site is open to all. In it you can learn about the terms and concepts discussed in the reviews.

Information provided at registration will NEVER be shared with ANYONE. To be notified of new reviews, follow DevotedGolfer on facebook.

Enjoy and Good Golf,
Russ