UST LIN-Q Driver Shaft Review

UST LIN-Q Blue & Red Driver Shaft Review

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

I have limited access to UST shafts as they do not provide review samples. In looking at the UST website they have provided accurate EI profiles of the LIN-Q product line. I would expect as much as they own one of my EI instruments. Carbon fiber materials are constantly being improved. UST tells us that they used the latest generation TORAY prepreg in the LIN-Q. 

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Project X HZRDUS Black Gen4 Driver Shaft Review

TrueTemper Project X HZRDUS Black Gen4 Driver Shaft Review

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

The True Temper HZRDUS Black Gen4 features a new Dual Torsional Design throughout the shaft. It is the fourth HZRDUS Black model so the name Gen4 is appropriate. First was the Black. Next, the Smoke Black. That was followed by the third generation Smoke Black RDX. I see the last three generations as variations on a shaft I had a great respect for, the Project X Loading Zone

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VA Composites Raijin 2.0 Driver Shaft Review

VA Composites Raijin 2.0 Driver Shaft Review

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

The VA Composites Raijin 2.0 is the second version of the VA Composites Raijin, the first shaft produced by Victor Afable in 2017. Raijin 2.0 bears no similarity to the original Raijin. It is a different design with new materials and is Filament Wound. There are very few foundries the I know of that can filament wind.

Typically carbon fiber shafts use flags of prepreg wrapped around a mandrel. Filament wound shafts are made by wrapping ribbons of prepreg around a mandrel. This is done automatically removing the skill of a craftsman from accurately positioning the prepreg flag. Orientation of the fiber is built into the prepreg ribbon.

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VA Composites Raijin Black Driver Shaft Review

VA Composites Raijin Black Driver Shaft Review

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

Victor Afable has been in the golf business for 35 years, most of it on the shaft side. He knows golf shaft design and manufacturing. In 2017 he started his own shaft company, VA Composites. His shaft are made with Torayca prepreg as are most premium shafts. The designs are based on Victors experience on working with PGA Tour.  

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Graphite Designs Tour AD CQ Driver Shaft Review

Graphite Designs Tour AD CQ Golf Shaft Review

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

The Graphite Design Tour AD CQ will be available in January 2023. It is the first carbon fiber shaft to utilize Nita 2G NAMD used in tennis racquets. Carbon Nanotube is bound into high modulus graphite fiber. The fiber quickly snaps back to promote a higher degree of energy transfer. The 2G-Namd fiber is used in the butt section of the shaft. I see a unique EI profile I have not seen an any other currently available driver shaft.

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