Aerotech Claymore Golf Shaft Review

AeroTech Claymore Driver Shaft Review

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

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Aerotech is one of those brands that does not change models every year or two. When a shaft is designed and produced, they keep making it as long as the demand continues. I can remember when the AeroTech Claymore Driver shaft was introduced to club makers almost 10 years ago. it has not changed during that time and remains a great shaft at a truly affordable price. Many things have changed for Aerotech since their iron shafts became popular on the PGA tour, but the company’s focus on golf club fitters has not.

The Aerotech Claymore is made with high modulus carbon fiber. Remember, it was introduced around 2009 when discussions of high modulus materials had not yet become common.  

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AeroTech Powercoil Driver Shaft Review

AeroTech Powercoil Golf Shaft Review

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

ATPCDR_ImageThe AeroTech PowerCoil driver shaft comes in two weights, 50 and 65 grams. As claimed on the Aerotech website, the tip stiffness increases with weight and stiffness. It is filament wound like the SteelFiber and has excellent radial consistency. 

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AeroTech Golf ALT470 Driver Shaft Review

AeroTech ALT470 Driver Shaft Review

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

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Now that AeroTech is the most used carbon fiber iron shaft on the PGA tour the brand name is well known. Chris Hillery has been making driver shafts almost as long as he has made the SteelFiber iron shafts. The Aerotech ALT470 was my go to shaft many years ago when I worked in an academy the specialized in young golfers. 

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AeroTech SteelFiber Constant Weight Iron Golf Shaft Review

Aerotech SteelFiber Iron Shafts – constant weight taper tips

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

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I have known Chris Hilleary, owner of AeroTech almost from the day I started club building. He has always been an active supporter of the club building & fitting organizations. When Matt Kuchar started playing and winning with Aerotech Steel Fiber iron shafts, the brand became better known.

The SteelFiber constant weight taper tip model is the most popular of the Aerotech iron shafts. It comes in five weights, 70, 80, 95, 110 and 125 grams.  The profiles change slightly with each weight.  The torque is slightly higher than steel, but certainly in range for tour grade iron shafts.

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Aerotech SteelFibre shafts have a stainless wire wrapped over a filament wound graphite core, combining the properties of steel and graphite into the shaft.  The construction of the ‘wire’, 1/10 the diameter of a human hair is illustrated here.

Having heard Chris say that the design of the Aerotech SteelFiber shaft eliminates ovaling in the shaft, I tested the claim. In golf shafts, the wall thickness near the butt end of the shaft is thin. In light weight shafts this creates ovaling. The shaft flattens, becoming elliptical when it is loaded. I clamped an 85 gram steel shaft and deflected it 5 inches. I could measure 0.005″ of ovaling. The 80 gram Aerotech SteelFiber shaft ovaled .001″. The combination of carbon fiber and a stainless steel wire wrap does virtually eliminates ovaling in the Aerotech SteelFiber iron shafts, even in the 80 gram version.

Perhaps more significant, Aerotech is one of the few, if not the only company, filament winding carbon fiber shafts.  The material is wound around the mandrel much like thread is wound on a spool. Other carbon fiber shafts are made of sheet of material wrapped around the mandrel. That can create seams, which can create radial stiffness differences around the shaft. The radial consistency of the filament wound Aerotech Steelfiber review samples measured averaged 

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Overall this is a great iron shaft.  If your looking to shed some weight from your irons, the 80 and 95 gram versions will do that without giving up dispersion control. With the success AeroTech is having on the professional tours, availability is now longer limited to custom fitters. AeroTech iron shafts are now available as upgrades from Bridgestone, Cleveland/Srixon, Nike, Ping, TaylorMade, Titleist and Wilson. 

AeroTech SteelFiber Players Spec Iron Golf Shaft Review

Aerotech SteelFiber Players Spec Iron Shafts –
Ascending Weight Taper Tips

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

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Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar brought AeroTech Steel Fiber golf shafts out of the closet. At one time they were known only to custom club builders. In 2014, they will be in some of the fitting carts.  The Players Spec AMI99 is a unique shaft, it is ascending weight. The shaft gets heavier as it gets shorter. Most taper sets maintain the same weight. The Player Spec shafts ascend from 94 gram 3 irons to 108 gram wedges. This creates swing weighed sets that come close to being MOI matched.

Aerotech SteelFibre shafts have a stainless wire wrapped over a filament wound graphite core, combining the properties of steel and graphite into the shaft. The review of the Aerotech constant weight SteelFiber shafts covers this technology. Because the shafts ae filament wound, they are virtually spineless, the radial consistency measurements often show shafts with perfect numbers.  

AeroTech Players Spec EiGjThe bend profile of the Player Spec is almost a perfect match to the Dynamic Gold R300. It is 25 grams lighter. Perhaps that is the attraction on the PGA Tour. Light weight irons shafts with similiar profiles to heavier weight steel. If your looking to shed some weight from your irons, and are attracted to the idea of having the shaft weight increase as your head weight increases, this is one of the very few shafts that offer this feature.

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I have check many sets of AeroTech Steel shaft for consistency. The result is always the same, they ascend consistently in stiffness from shaft to shaft in the set. This chart illustrates that and the table below it shows how the weight increases from shaft to shaft in the set.

I have known Chris Hilleray, the  owner of Aerotech for a long time. This video was shot at the 2012 PGA merchandise show in Orlando, Aerotech had just been discovered on the PGA Tour. Chris is a busy man these days and I have become a better producer of interviews.