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.


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

Aldila DVS Shaft Review

aldila dvs shaft


The Aldila DVS touts a revolutionary Micro Laminate Technology (MDT), which has been a proven staple for the shaft maker.  Probably the biggest advantage the DVS has over some of its competitors is the new responsive tip that promotes extra kick at impact, making this a shaft for players looking for more power but yet keeping such measurables as Torque and Launch in check.

Responsive tip with a low torque responds well to certain type of player, namely better than average looking for some distance.

“High performance technology harnessed and perfected into a special blend of weight, torque, flex and feel. Simply put, sneaky long.”

Aldila DVS Specs-

X .335/.350 .630 3.3 Mid 63g 46-3.5 F
S .335/.350 .630 3.3 Mid 63g 46-3.5 F
R .335/.350 .625 3.3 Mid 63g 46-3.5 F

Resources and Sources-

Aldila DVS Shaft Review

Aldila RIP Driver Shaft


Aldila RIP started out with a debut in test mode at the John Deere Classic in July of 2009′ and proved to be a pivotal marketing point for the shaft.  The RIP ripped a course-record low of 61.  And then, Heath Slocum followed up in August using the Aldila RIP in his driver to stun the top players in the world capturing a one-shot victory at The Barclays.  Steve Stricker, Geoff Ogilvy, Ross Fisher have all either played or tested the RIP shaft.  And to top it off, the RIP placed 1st and 2nd at the recent SBS Championship.

The RIP from there has absolutely taken off, and is now one of the most popular shafts on tour as well as on the golf courses around the world.

The Aldila RIP is a lower torque shaft with a stiff tip providing the better player a stable shaft.  Built for stability, reduced spin rate and an optimal trajectory, the RIP is ripe for the pickin’ come 2010.

“RIP(TM) is Aldila’s new shaft technology that provides a lower torque, increased tip stability and better tip stiffness control,” said Stewart Bahl, Aldila’s Marketing Manager. “The RIP(TM) is currently undergoing testing on the PGA Tour and is scheduled to be launched later this year and will be released in 2010 through some of the major OEM’s product lines.”

Aldila RIP Specs-

Flex Frequency Torque Weight Launch

RIP 60 Wood

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

RIP 70 Wood

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

Player Comments-

“RIP is the best shaft on the market”

“Another satisfied person with the RIP. Awesome shaft”

I was driving the ball like I was 25 years old again”

Aldila RIP Comparisons and Resources-

Aldila RIP Shaft Review

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Aldila RIP Specs

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Aldila NV Driver Shaft


The Aldila NV features a unique Micro Laminate Technology (MDT) that provides the player uncompromising power, a consistent flex, and superb feel… a highly effective combination. The Micro Laminate Technology allows for an extraordinary slim design that provides a stable profile. This technology has allowed the shaft to be an outstanding all around performer with fantastic feel.

NV 55

S 335/.350 .620 3.9 Low-Mid 57g 46-3.0 F
R 335/.350 .615 3.9 Low-Mid 56g 46-3.0 F
A 335/.350 .615 3.9 Low-Mid 54g 46-3.0 F
L 335/.350 .615 4.0 Low-Mid 55g 46-3.0 F

NV 65

X .335/.350 .625 3.5 Low-Mid 68g 46-3.0 F
S .335/.350 .625 3.5 Low-Mid 67g 46-3.0 F
R .335/.350 .620 3.5 Low-Mid 67g 46-3.0 F

NV 75

X .335/.350 .625 2.8 Low-Mid 78g 46-3.0 F
S .335/.350 .625 2.8 Low-Mid 78g 46-3.0 F
R .335/.350 .620 2.8 Low-Mid 78g 46-3.0 F

NV 85

X .335/.350 .625 2.6 Low-Mid 88g 46-3.0 F
S .335/.350 .625 2.6 Low-Mid 88g 46-3.0 F
R .335/.350 .620 2.6 Low-Mid 86g 46-3.0 F

Player Comments-

“Replaced the stock shaft on my driver with a pured Aldila NV 65 R”

“This shaft is all about trajectory”

“Dropped 10 strokes off my average at my regular course with the new shaft the first time out. Highly recommended for anyone considering a new shaft. Have it pured; it makes a difference!”

Who’s it For?

The Aldila NV definitely favors the stronger player, looking for a lower or penetrating ball flight.  Given the lower Torque combined with a Low to Mid launch, the NV is best suited for the low to mid handicapper.

Shaft Comparisons and Resources-

Aldila NV Shaft Review

Aldila NV – Leave Your Buddies Green with Envy


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Aldila NV 65 vs. VooDoo

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