Nippon Regio Formula Plus Driver Shafts Review

Nippon Regio Formula Plus Driver Shafts 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

It has been 9 years since I looked at the first generation Nippon Regio Driver shafts. That review included only one of the three models. In this review, all three models were measured and compared. While Nippon is well know for their iron shafts, the driver shafts in the US are not popular. That is an understatement, they are virtually unknown. Over the last several years a few of my long term affiliated trainers and players have raved about their experience with the Regio Formula Plus driver shafts.

As with all Nippon golf shafts, the quality and consistency of the Regio Formula Plus Shafts are second to none. They are all made in Japan, expensive, and reflect the attention to quality that we expect from Japanese made products.

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Project X U Golf Shaft Review

Project X U 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 Project X Utility (U) is a 0.370 tip, 40.5 inch long utility iron or hybrid shaft. It is designed to compliment the Project X iron shafts. After seeing it I wish more iron shaft companies would design similar compliments to their popular iron shafts.

I use steel shafts in strong player hybrids. This usually means using a tapered 2 iron shaft with a shim. The shim is necessary to put a 0.355 shaft into todays typical 0.370 hybrid hosel. The advantage of using steel in a hybrid is a combination of cost and consistency. Steel is 3 to 4 times the cost of a premium carbon fiber shaft. And, it matches the feel and rigidity of the strong players irons making it a perfect extension of the iron set.

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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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KBS Tour Lite Golf Shaft Review

KBS Tour Lite 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 KBS Tour 90 has been replaced by the KBS Tour Lite. The Tour Lite is available in three weights, 95, 100 and 105. Lets take a close look at the profile and specifications of this shaft.

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