UST Mamiya Attas Shaft Review

UST Attas ShaftOverview/Technology-

UST released a first-generation Attas shaft that should accommodate the majority of golfers.  The Attas has ultra tight tolerances that are achieved through the use of low resin prepreg in the precision controlled one-off production process.

UST wanted a shaft that they could release to the common, every day golfer looking for exceptional feel, responsive tip, with a mid to high launch. The constant taper design offers improves energy release which increases ball speed and distance. Increase ball speed = Increased distance.

UST Attas Specs-

Stiffness Tip
Model Flex Weight Torque Launch Butt OD Butt Mid Tip Parallel Tip OD Length
2350 R2 53 g 5.3 Med-High 0.595 “ 237 5.2 21 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2350 R 53 g 5.2 Med-High 0.597 “ 252 5.9 23 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2350 S 53 g 5.2 Med-High 0.597 “ 266 6.6 25 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2360 R2 66 g 3.8 Med-High 0.603 “ 246 6.2 23 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2360 R 67 g 3.7 Med-High 0.605 “ 259 6.9 25 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2360 S 68 g 3.7 Med-High 0.608 “ 272 7.5 27 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2360 X 69 g 3.6 Med-High 0.610 “ 286 8.2 29 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2370 R 75 g 3.0 Med-High 0.610 “ 258 7.1 27 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2370 S 77 g 2.9 Med-High 0.614 “ 273 7.8 28 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2370 X 78 g 2.9 Med-High 0.614 “ 288 8.5 30 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2380 S 86 g 2.6 Med-High 0.615 “ 276 7.6 28 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2380 X 89 g 2.6 Med-High 0.617 “ 292 8.5 30 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2390 S 97 g 2.4 Med-High 0.625 “ 273 7.7 29 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “
2390 X 99 g 2.4 Med-High 0.625 “ 290 8.4 31 4.0″ 0.335 “ 46 “

Actual Player Feedback-

“The longest and straightest. Period!”

Summary-

The UST Mamaiya Attas shaft is or was played by the following PGA players: Justin Leonard, Hunter Mahan, Stewart Cink, Carl Petterson, Scott Verplank and Simon Dyson.  Needless to say, if the shaft got the attention of at least six top players in the world, it should be on your short list to try out to see if it fits your swing and game.  Please note, that the tour version have a much stiffer tip with 90 gram versions.  Of course This of course is the first generation Attas, subsequent releases will be reviewed very soon, so stay tuned for that.

Aldila RIP Phenom Shaft Review

aldila rip phenom shaftOverview-

The RIP Phenom is a combination of Aldila’s Tour proven RIP Technology along with a unique composite construction to create a new and innovative shaft flex profile for maximum distance and control ?the Hyperbolic Flex Zone. RIP Technology repositions the materials and patterns to optimize the performance characteristics of the shaft. The Phenom Hyperbolic Flex Zone provides a stiff tip section for optimal launch and spin control, with a very firm butt section for an incredibly stable feel, while the center section of the shaft is softer to provide outstanding kick through impact to maximize ball speed.

Specs-

Flex Frequency Torque Weight Launch

RIP Alpha 60 Wood

R 245 3.2 62g. Low-Mid
S 260 2.9 63g. Low-Mid
X 275 2.7 66g. Low-Mid

RIP Alpha 70 Wood

R 245 3.0 74g. Low-Mid
S 260 2.7 74g. Low-Mid
X 275 2.4 77g. Low-Mid

RIP Alpha 80 Wood

S 260 2.2 85g. Low-Mid
X 275 2.0 88g. Low-Mid

RIP Alpha 85 Hybrid

R 265 2.2 86g. Low-Mid
S 280 2.0 89g. Low-Mid
X 295 1.8 89g. Low-Mid

RIP Alpha 105 Hybrid

S 280 1.8 103g. Low-Mid
X 295 1.5 103g. Low-Mid

RIP Beta 60 Wood

R 245 3.9 62g. Mid
S 260 3.5 64g. Mid
X 275 3.2 66g. Mid

RIP Beta 70 Wood

S 260 3.1 74g. Mid
X 275 2.8 76g. Mid

RIP Gamma 60 Wood

R 250 3.7 69g. Low-Mid
S 265 3.4 69g. Low-Mid
X 280 3.2 71g. Low-Mid

RIP Gamma 70 Wood

R 250 3.5 78g. Low-Mid
S 265 3.2 79g. Low-Mid
X 280 3.0 81g. Low-Mid