Key Features: The JDL is designed to perform the same no matter how it’s oriented into an adjustable-hosel driver—no matter what setting you choose for face/lie angle, you’ll reap the best performance the shaft can deliver. For us, that’s a mid-launch with mid-spin for the best in distance and control.
Specs: Available in four models from 49g to 87g in a variety of flexes.
Key Features: The B.Asha uses Miyazaki’s International Flex Code, making it easy to choose the right flex (across the entire shaft) for your game. Need a stiff butt section and soft tip, or vice versa? There’s a Code for both kinds of shafts. In fact, the way the B.Asha shafts are categorized, there’s a shaft for just about everyone and every desired type of launch. All of them have a silky-smooth feel and Samurai-inspired graphics.
Specs: A huge assortment of weight and flex characteristics to choose from.
Key Features: Not unlike the original Kuro Kage, the Black edition has a smooth bend profile, but with a softer mid-section, stiffer tip and butt section, and a higher balance point. In simple terms, it lightens the club’s swingweight for more speed without adding length to the shaft. Oh, yeah, and it has all the fancy Prepreg composite technology one would expect from a premium MRC shaft. One can expect a mid-launch with mid-spin rates with this shaft.
Specs: Available in four weight models (50g, 60g, 70g, 80g) in a variety of flexes.
Key Features: The Fubuki Z shafts are designed for golfers who want a stable shaft that promotes a low-spin, high-launch ballflight. Go ahead and add some loft to your driver, and let the Fubuki Z help do some work in reducing spin, thus helping you hit the ball farther and straighter. By the way, the Fubuki Z feels really smooth. Need a lower launch? Try the Fubuki ZT for a mid-height ballflight.
Specs: Available in three models in X, S, R flexes.
Key Features: Each shaft in the Ozik series is designed for the serious golfer, and the new TP6HDe is no exception. It uniquely has a hexadecagonal design (16-sided) for outstanding strength and Interply Hybrid Technology, with Boron in the construction for an insane level of symmetry and performance. Over your head? Yeah, ours, too. Just know it’s as good a shaft as you can get from the Ozik line (and that’s saying a lot).
Specs: Available in a wide range of flexes and profiles.
Key Features: There are two models in the Velocity line, the Sp and St. The Sp has a backweighted design (for longer clubs or clubs with heavier heads) and has mid-launch, mid-spin characteristics. This makes the ball fly higher and farther for just about every type of player. The Velocity St is similar in structure (using Matrix’s DE Curve design), but has a stiffer tip section for a lower ballflight. Faster swingers will dig that.
Specs: Available in four weights in a variety of flexes.
Key Features: Designed with much of the same technology you’ll find in the Tour AD DI, the new Tour AD MT has a stiffer mid-section and a slightly softer tip, which means it’s better designed for today’s driver clubheads that promote a low-spin/high-launch ballflight. Like every Tour AD shaft, the Tour AD MT comes in a wide variety of weights and flexes. We love the yellow.
Specs: Available in a huge spectrum of flexes and weights for almost every type of player.
Key Features: The original Blue was one of the most popular shafts of the last few years, and this version looks to follow with the same level of popularity. Look for a low-launch, no-ballooning trajectory with added control and stability. It’s super-stable and easy to make hard swings without the ball ballooning out of control. We consider this to be a shaft for golfers with fast swings who want maximum distance.
Key Features: There are three shafts (Pro 53, Pro 63 and Pro 73), each designed for the golfer who ultimately wants a mid-launch and low-spin ballflight. The differences are in weight, with the lighter shafts also more suited for slower tempos and the heavier (Pro 73) more suited for players with faster tempos. The Pro 73 Tour Spec is for players with fast swing speeds who want that mid-launch/low-spin flight.
Specs: Available in three models in various lofts.
Key Features: The Motore Speeder 757 (also 661, 569 and 474) feature Triax Core Technology, “which is Triax three-directional woven graphite material on the inside layer of the shaft (vs. closer to the core), enhancing its contribution to increased speed and stability.” In simple English, it means the Motore Speeder 757 is a premium shaft for a powerful, consistent low to mid-spin/mid- to high launch.
Specs: Available in four models in a wide variety of flexes and weights.