Fujikura Ventus Golf Shaft Review

Fujikura Ventus Shaft Review

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

Fujikura tells us the Ventus driver shaft is made with full length Pitch 70 Ton Carbon Fiber material that is 150% stronger than Toray T1100g. T1100g is used in many premium driver shafts. In the Ventus,the 70 ton full length fiberis combined with 40 Ton Carbon Fiber to minimizes twisting. We here from them that high torque creates dispersion. The design of the Ventus is low tip torque to decrease dispersion. Years of fitting experience validate this torque observation. The stock shafts in most drivers have higher torque than the shaft upgrades offered by both the club companies and aftermarket fitters.

We know that very low torque shafts feel boardy. That can be mitigated by having a low torque tip combined with a higher torque mid and but. The tip resists twist at impact while the higher torque in the mid and butt restore feel.

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Fujikura Speeder Evolution V Golf Shaft Review

Fujikura Speeder Evolution V Shaft Review

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

Now that we have the fifth generation of the Speeder Evolution one wonders if this was a marketing strategy planned at the beginning or that evolved over the years. The fundamental design has not changed,a good thing. Along the way there were subtle tweaks.

Alex Dee, the Vice President of Fujikura Golf Shafts is one of the top golf shaft techs in the business. A conversation with him is an insight into where golf shaft fitting and golf shaft design is headed. This video was shot in January 2018 at the PGA Merchandise Show.

 Lets start by by looking at the last three Speeder Evolutions. 

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Fujikura Speeder TR Golf Shaft Review

Fujikura Speeder TR Shaft Review

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

If you liked the Fujikura Speeder Pro TS you know this shaft. As Fujikura says on their website, the midsection is tightened with a smoother hinge from the butt. I see a better integration of butt into midsection. 

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Fujikura Jewel Diamond Platinum Golf Shaft Review

Fujikura Diamond Speeder Shaft Review
Fujikura Platinum Speeder Shaft Review

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

The price of premium golf shafts is no longer bound by the $360 ceiling that has been in place for the last few years. Mitsubishi, Oban, TPT and now Fujikura are producing a new generation of shafts and pricing them appropriately to cover the cost of the high density prepreg use in the shafts. The Fujikura Jewel Speeders have full length 90 ton fabric and Torayca T1100G.The price, $550 per shaft. What I see in these shafts is stiffness and torque numbers that correspond to shafts that last year were 5 to 15 grams heavier. These are the carbon fibers materials used in commercial airplanes where the strength to weight ratio matters. The shaft companies have to compete for these materials with other industries that buy vast quantities of fabric compared to the very small needs of the golf shaft business. Fujikura is offering two models, the Diamond and the Platinum that we can clearly see from the tip to butt ratios are low launch and high launch. 

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Fujikura Speeder Evolution IV Golf Shaft Review

Fujikura Speeder Evolution IV Shaft Review

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

The Fujikura Speeder Evolution IV released in 2018. The review of the Evolution I was published in 2015, the Evolution III in 2017. I see the first three generations as variations on a theme. The slope of the profile got flatter from generation to generation. Flatter slopes or higher tip to butt rations tend to facilitate lower launch. The Speeder Evolution IV takes the next step in reducing launch/spin. 

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