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RIP alpha vs. RIP'd NV??

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#1 SteveL1


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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:28 PM

What would a guy notice most going from a RIP alpha to a RIP'd NV in the same weight and flex? The alpha has a torque rating of 2.7 and the NV is 3.8. My first guess is that the NV will be a little less consistent and possibly launch higher? How do the spin #'s and feel compare?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:06 PM

The higher torque will have a softer or "smoother" feel.  What it will actually do for your performance is anyones guess.  For some players, a higher torque shaft is easier to turn over for a draw.....for others it can leave the face more open, for some others it can just create wider dispersion in general, etc...


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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:37 PM

I've tested both and the RIP'd NV feels a lot smoother compared to the alpha.  I would have to say that the NV version launches only slightly higher.  I didn't find either one hard to turn over.  NV version also spun a little more as well.  Think of it as an NV with tighter dispersion and less spin.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:24 PM

Funny this post shows up... I called ALDILA today and the alpha will launch lower and spin lower than the rip'd nv.  The alpha is their current low/low.

A side note the PHENOM shaft will have a similar launch angle to the beta with lower spin.  I could be off base - but it sure seems like they have a lot of shafts that are very close.  Gives players a lot of options for feel and playability.
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