Fujikura Ventus Blue TR VeloCore Golf Shaft Review

Fujikura Ventus Blue TR VeloCore 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 Fujikura Ventus Blue TR adds a woven fabric to the shaft reducing hoop deformation where the thin walls of a driver shaft collapse. I have seen a number of woven materials in this area over the years. There have been many attempts to stabilize driver shafts were the wall thickness is thin. The  effectiveness of this reinforcement can be seen by  measuring hoop deformation. Only recently have materials been developed that have a measurable effect on reducing hoop deformation. The first I recall was the carbon kevlar weave used in the Mitsubishi Tensei driver shafts.

When I first got interested in golf shaft technology Fujikura was promoting the Speeder shafts as controlling hoop deformation. I did a quick check of and old 757 and a 553 and did not see the hoop deformation decreases I currently see from woven carbon which Fujikura calls TOW. This can be seen across all weights but is especially pronounced in lighter weigh shafts. In heavier shafts, 70g and 80g, the weave control of hoop deformation is slight. But in light shafts, 50g for example, it is pronounced. The lighter weight models have significantly less material in the butt and the wall thickness is so thin, hoop deformation is pronounced.  

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