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-
RIP 60 Wood
RIP 70 Wood
“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”