Project X VRTX Golf Shaft Review

Project X VRTX Red and Blue 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 True Temper VRTX is a Performance Fitting Center Exclusive Product. In 2019 True Sports, the parent company of True Temper acquired the Ontario based PGMC group which included the Accra brand of golf shafts. PGMC is a distribution company that services the golf club building and fitting community. This acquisition gave True Sports a first class organization to handle sales, service and training for its golf products which include the True Temper and Project X brands. PGMC also handles other True Sports acquisitions, ACCRA, AeroTech and Grafalloy.  I graduated from the Performance Fitting Center adding it to the 9 other certifications I can recall.

The Project X VRTX driver shafts are sold only to PFC club builder / fitters. The VRTX Red is available in 40 to 60 gram models. The VRTX is available in the more traditional 50 to 70 gram range.

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Russ

Evenflow Riptide LX Golf Shaft Review

Evenflow Riptide LX 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 TrueTemper Evenflow Riptide LX is the second of two Riptide X series driver shafts released in late 2021.They contain ultra low modulus prepreg in the tip section. Both the LX and the MX have lower torque that earlier Riptide models which starts in the tip and continues up the shaft. We generally see lower torque tightening dispersion while at the same time created a feel of increased stiffness. In the Riptide X series, feel

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Evenflow Riptide MX Golf Shaft Review

EvenFlow Riptide MX 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

There was a sense of familiarity as the first EI Flex Distribution Graph formed as I measured the Riptide MX. I have seen this profile before, in fact it is an archetypical design. Successful on tour after a very, very long time, the profile is available from several shaft companies.

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Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX Golf Shaft Review

Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX Golf 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 HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX is on of two shafts released in 2021 using Hexcel HexTow carbon fiber. Hexcel is a producer of aerospace grade carbon fiber used in aircraft. I reviewed the HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX last month. The Black is a firmer midsection compliment to the super soft mid Blue RDX.

Lets listen to what TrueTemper has to say about this 2021 Shaft.

The Project X RDX Smoke Black is available as a no charge option from some of the brands. Several models are available from TaylorMade. To compare the Project X Smoke Black RDX to other shafts, lets look at the measurements.

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TrueTemper Elevate ETS Golf Shaft Review

TrueTemper ELEVATE ETS 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 TrueTemper ELEVATE ETS is available in both taper tip and parallel designs. the Elevate ETS 85 and 95 are .370 parallel tip designs. The Elevate ETS 115 is a constant weight taper tip DYNAMIC design offered in R, S and X flex.

Here is what TrueTemper tells us about the ELEVATE ETS.

If you are not familiar with what I refer to as a DYANAMIC design it is explained with this illustration. Dynamic design constant weight taper tip iron sets are a shaft design archetype almost exclusively produced by TrueTemper. The EI profiles change with flex designation. This is discussed in the review of the Dynamic Gold. In many other taper iron sets stiffness is a byproduct of weight, as weight increases, stiffness increases while the EI profiles remain the same. The TrueTemper Dynamic archetype holds weight nearly the same from flex to flex while changing the EI profile. The Elevate ETS R, weighting 115 grams has a longer tip section promoting a higher launch. The Elevate ETS S weighs 116 grams and has a shorter tip section promoting a mid launch. The Elevate ETS X weighs 117 grams and has the shortest tip section promoting the lowest launch of the group. As you look at this illustration you can see how the tip to first step length differences creates three different bend profiles.

This is a vital understanding if you are considering the ELEVATE ETS taper shafts. You have the ability to pick a launch propensity while holding weight constant. Now, lets look at how these three profiles compare in overall stiffness and chart the profiles of the parallel designs.

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