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Spotted: Project X HZRDUS “Smoke” shafts

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Photos of a new Project X HZRDUS “Smoke” shaft have popped up in our GolfWRX Forums.

Golfers probably know the “HZRDUS” name from any number of pros who currently play one of the shafts, but most notably Dustin Johnson who switched into the HZRDUS Black driver shaft ahead of the 2018 U.S. Open; he had also been playing the HZRDUS Black in his fairway woods for awhile previously.

But the HZRDUS name has a family of shafts aside from just the Black… there’s also a HZRDUS Yellow, Red and a T1100. Below are the differences between the current stable of shafts, according to Project X.

  • T1100: “HZRDUS T1100 is designed for better players with aggressive swing tempos who are looking for the ultimate in spin reduction.”
  • Black: “HZRDUS Black featured an ultra-stable midsection for players with an aggressive tempo seeking to minimize launch and spin.”
  • Yellow: “HZRDUS Yellow is a back-weighted, low spinning shaft with a straight taper midsection for stronger players with a smooth tempo.”
  • Red: “HZRDUS Red featured the same ultra-stable midsection as HZRDUS Black with a more active for players seeking a higher peak trajectory.”

Where will the new “Smoke” shaft fit into the HZRDUS family of shafts? That remains to be seen. From the photos, we can tell they will be “Low Spin” shafts, and will be available in at least 60- and 70-gram options in a 6.5 TX-Flex. We will update you with more information as it becomes available.

Until then, click here to see more photos of the HZRDUS “Smoke” shaft.

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  1. shawn

    Jul 12, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Ever since graphite shafts were introduced many decades ago, the manufacturers still haven’t solved the problem of soggy floppy shaft tip action… other than building up the shaft to 125 grams, equal to steel shaft weights. The “lighter is faster” is a total scam!!!

  2. ogo

    Jul 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    “Smoke” model…. next is “Vap” model and then “Toke” model for a really really stoned swing … 😮

    • ~j~

      Jul 9, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      they are made in California after all… although good luck trying to convince a stoner into buying the shaft instead of the hash..

      • ogo

        Jul 9, 2018 at 5:59 pm

        Bet they are handmade by illegals because the labor content is high in setting up graphite shaft moldings. Better than picking California strawberries…. 😀
        Oh… and stoners don’t golf… only clowns …!

        • Dad

          Jul 9, 2018 at 11:54 pm

          No wonder California wants to allow illegal immigration… cheap labor to make graphite golf shafts wrapping dirty graphite sheet around a mandrel and then injecting sticky epoxy… a messy laborious job that homegrown Americans reject… for welfare $$$$.

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Driver: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees)
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