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Aldila Trinity Golf Shaft Review


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


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 Golf Shaft Review


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


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.


Aldila _44Magnum_Specs