All the way back in the beginning of August at the 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, we spotted a new, “Japan” release of a Fujikura Speeder Evolution IV shaft — we were left to speculate about its materials, specs and profile, however. Today, Fujikura officially introduced the Speeder Evolution IV shafts, and we now have all of the information.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the Speeder Evolution IV shafts

Fujikura’s line of Speeder shafts began with the Speeder 757, and it has been one of the most popular shaft lines on Tour since the late 1990s. Before this release, there was also a Speeder Evolution I (highest launch, mid-spin), II (low-to-mid launch, low spin) and III (mid-launch, mid-spin). The new Evolution IV is most like the Evo II; it’s designed for low launch and low spin, but “has a slightly softer mid-to-tip section to increase launch angle while maintaining low torque and spin,” according to Fujikura.

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The Evo IV shaft also uses new materials and constructions including a new high-performance intermediate modulus 70-ton material for lightweight stability, and an “Engineered Outer Bias Technology” for a smoother loading feel. Like previous Speeder Evolution shafts, the Evo IV uses Metal Composite Technology, 90 Ton Carbon Fiber and Maximum Fiber Content pre-preg.

Fujikura’s Evolution IV will be available from 56-to-77 grams (569, 661 and 757) with flexes ranging from SR up to X. They will be available for $400 (MSRP) starting on October 1, selling exclusively at JDSClubs.com, and available through Fujikura’s national charter dealer on November 1.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the Speeder Evolution IV shafts

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  1. So a site that entrenches itself in the equipment world of golf should not be mentioning the release of a new version of a shaft that was vastly popular? And Heaven forbid a manufacture try to improve on a popular model using new tech and materials.

    • What was wrong with the previous old models? Should they all be chucked out and replaced with the new and improved model shafts so you can finally hit the ball solidly? And what happens when they come out with another model claiming superiority over the previous model? Watcha gonna do then??

      • I didn’t say that there was anything wrong with the new models, but as far as performance goes using new tech and new materials could improve a shafts play-ability, feel, consistency. if a company is not improving on there current line of products they wouldn’t be in business for very long.

        Also just because a company comes out with a new model doesn’t mean its going to out perform for some players, I get that but for some it can. The what was wrong with the previous model comment is an odd one because everything over they years have had new renditions not just in golf but cars, structures. everything evolves (pun intended) over the years why would that stop with shafts? Unless you are still hitting your driver with a TT DG S300 driver shaft that is.

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