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Top 5 best driver shafts ever


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#1 rkangrah

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:19 PM

If you have to nominate 5 best Driver shafts ever, what would you list in the 5 best DRIVER shafts ever?

Maybe You get more distance or tighter dispersion with these shafts.  Or you really like the feel of this shaft.


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

Number 1 shaft ever has to be just a Dynamic Gold.  Whether you are talking about irons or woods, they are the proctor to which all others are compared.

Outside of that, I would say that Fujikura Speeder would be one.  I always liked the old Matrix shafts like Watson is still using.  Proforce would have to be widely considered as one.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

1) fuji speeder 757
2) Mitsubishi diamana whiteboard
3) true temper ei 70
4) Mitsubishi diamana blue board
5) graphite design tour ad di

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:40 PM

Motore speeders... Any flavor! Specifically the x.1 or x.2... Pretty awesome in fairways too

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:53 PM

View PostMattco, on 24 June 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

Number 1 shaft ever has to be just a Dynamic Gold.  Whether you are talking about irons or woods, they are the proctor to which all others are compared.

Outside of that, I would say that Fujikura Speeder would be one.  I always liked the old Matrix shafts like Watson is still using.  Proforce would have to be widely considered as one.

You meant True Temper Dynamic Gold.  That should be in the Iron category.   This is for top 5 driver shafts.  

BTW I played with DG for about 3 years.  I think they are better suited for long hitter.  They are heavy and feels a bit stout.


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

Of all time the best would have to be:

1) Speeder 757
2) True Temper EI 70
3) Grafalloy ProLite 35
4) Diamana Blue/White
5) Motore Speeder Series

Notable mentions to
GD YS series
GD DI Series
Aldiss NV (lots of guys played this shaft when it first came out)
Dynamic Gold (back in the day of steel shafted drivers)

Titleist 915D3 7.5 w/ Project X HZRDUS Black 75 6.5
Titleist 915Fd 13.5 w/ Project X HZRDUS Black 95 6.5
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:08 PM

If you mean best or most innovative for the time in which they were introduced, rather than best all time (all of those are current or near-current issues), then here's my list, in order of introduction:

Dynamic Gold (yes, Virginia, they do make DG .335)
Fujikura Speeder 757
Innovative UFO 2.2
Aldila NV65 (I know, I know, but most people never tipped it enough...)
Matrix Ozik TP7x

Honorable mention to the Phoenixx RT40 and the Matrix Altus 2007 Proto - the two smoothest driver shafts ever....

Edited by Awalkspoiled, 24 June 2012 - 03:19 PM.

SLDR 430/Matrix Ozik F7M2
Cally XHP 15°/Altus or 3Deep/Striper H2
Cally XHP 18°/23°/ Fibersteel i80/Altus hb
Callaway X-Prototype 24°/Program 95
5-GW RBT/Program 95/130
Scratch D/D 54/Program 130
Mack Daddy PM Grind 58°
Bettinardi QB3

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:14 PM

View Postrkangrah, on 24 June 2012 - 02:53 PM, said:

View PostMattco, on 24 June 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

Number 1 shaft ever has to be just a Dynamic Gold.  Whether you are talking about irons or woods, they are the proctor to which all others are compared.

Outside of that, I would say that Fujikura Speeder would be one.  I always liked the old Matrix shafts like Watson is still using.  Proforce would have to be widely considered as one.

You meant True Temper Dynamic Gold.  That should be in the Iron category.   This is for top 5 driver shafts.  

BTW I played with DG for about 3 years.  I think they are better suited for long hitter.  They are heavy and feels a bit stout.

Dynamic Gold has been around an awful long time to discount it from any "best of" category for shafts.  Because it isn't huge now, doesn't mean it isn't one of the best, if not THE best, of all time.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:16 PM

Grafalloy Prolite 35
Fujikura Speeder 757
UST ProForce V2
Mitsubishi Rayon Blueboard
Graphite Design AD-DI

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:00 PM

PFC Graphite
Project X Tour Issue
Grafalloy Prolite 35
Fujikura Speeder 757
UST ProForce V2

im not familiar with the "oldies" (steel shafted drivers), and i did not range them by "best of its time", but as they where all options right now.

Edited by Howard Jones, 24 June 2012 - 04:01 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

View Postrkangrah, on 24 June 2012 - 02:19 PM, said:

If you have to nominate 5 best Driver shafts ever, what would you list in the 5 best DRIVER shafts ever?

Maybe You get more distance or tighter dispersion with these shafts.  Or you really like the feel of this shaft.

For me it would have to be: Graphite Design YS 7+ stiff flex. This one just fit me perfect on a TM 07 Burner 460. I hit bombs with it!
Fujikura F1
UST Proforce gold
Aldila NVS
Graphite Design AD

Edited by kwooten31, 24 June 2012 - 04:11 PM.

TM SLDR 11 Fujikura Fuel 60
TM SLDR 15 MRC Blueboard 73x5ct
9031DF 20~23 Altus Black Tie, ADDI 105
Cally RAZR X Forged 5-AW, PX flighted
Dynacraft CNC Forged 56&60
Scotty Cameron Cali Monterey

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:23 PM

If we are looking within the last 15 years-

NV series
Prolite series
V2 series
Fuji Speeder
Diamana Series

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:40 PM

My best, meaning if I could play any shaft in my driver RIGHT NOW, without regard to price, it would be:

1.  Aldila RIP'd VS Proto
2.  GD Tour AD DI
3.  Aldila RIP'd NV

honorable mention:  Matrix Code 6

Best current bang for the buck shaft, and an oldie but a cheap goodie:  UST ProForce V2; honorable mention: Aldila NV
Callaway BB Alpha 815 DBD | Aldila RIP'd VS Proto
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

View Postgibbyfan, on 24 June 2012 - 04:23 PM, said:

If we are looking within the last 15 years-

NV series
Prolite series
V2 series
Fuji Speeder
Diamana Series
Yup, thats what I feel
Ping I25 8.5 PWR75 45.25"
TM RBZ Stage 2 Tour 14.5 & 19
Adams Super LS 22 and 25 VS Proto
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:49 PM

Matrix shafts
F7m2
F7m2 ltd
Tp6hd

Fuji shaft
757
660tr

And now my all time favorite

Ust elements mk


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

View PostUgo DeRosa, on 24 June 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:

honorable mention:  Matrix Code 6
Good to see this. G15 with Code 7 being built.

Personal Favs:
Fujikura 660TR
Fujikura Rombax Z series
Project X Tour Issue

That's it. 70% of others mentioned can be found in my closet.
TM '07 Burner TP 8.5 Protopype 80X
TM '07 Burner TP 14.5 PX 10A2
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The Wilson 8802

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:13 PM

1. Speeder 757
2. GD AD DI
3. UST Attas 3
4. Roddio Pentacross WA
5. Fubuki Tour 63
TM M1 460 9.5 - Matrix Ozik White Tie
TM Aeroburner Mini Driver 12 - Speeder 652 TS
TM M1 15 - Speeder 757 Evolution TS
TM M1 19.5 Hybrid - Speeder 869 Evolution
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:45 PM

View PostUgo DeRosa, on 24 June 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:

My best, meaning if I could play any shaft in my driver RIGHT NOW, without regard to price, it would be:

1.  Aldila RIP'd VS Proto
2.  GD Tour AD DI
3.  Aldila RIP'd NV

honorable mention:  Matrix Code 6

Best current bang for the buck shaft, and an oldie but a cheap goodie:  UST ProForce V2; honorable mention: Aldila NV

what?!  there is Rip Vs proto now??  so many RIP variations on the market right now.   Don't know how much they are different from one another.   For example: Rip alpha and Rip NV, both are low launching shaft.  The only difference is the weight.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:58 PM

Diamana Whiteboard 73x
Harrison Saga 60x
UST V2 75x

Meh...those are the only ones I really like.
Mizuno JPX EZ 9.5/Fuji Motore Speeder TS 6.3 x
TEE XCG7 Beta 16.5/Matrix Red Tie X
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:06 PM

Speeder 757
Diamana Whiteboard/ahina'
Aldila NV
Motore Speeder 7.1
Rombax Z

SLDR, 9.5*, 'ahina 60 S
TEE CB4 15*, Xcaliber T6S+
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:34 PM

Anything in lime green

Undecided
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PXG 4-G
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:21 PM

Diamana Blueboard
Adila NVS



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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

Personal favorites are:

Diamana whiteboard
Ust proforce v2
Grafalloy blue
Diamana ahina
Matrix hd6

Honorable mention to Aldila rip nv and the original nv.  I'm looking forward to the kiyoshi I picked up and will hopefully knock out the ahina
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:57 PM

AJ Tech 4000 series
Ozik HD
GD Tour AD DI
UST Tour SPX VTS Silver
Grafalloy Pro Lite 35

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:15 PM

View PostGolfjunki71, on 24 June 2012 - 06:34 PM, said:

Anything in lime green

and with your "screen name" printed on it


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:43 PM

To keep it fairly broad and not have to distinguish between the blue/whitboard,  all the Fuji's and NV's. I'd say...

1) TT Ei-70
2) Diamana series
3) Prolite 35
4) Speeder series
5) Proforce V2

Honorable mention is

1) Tour AD DI
2) Aldila NV
3) TT Dynamic Gold

Edited by npark, 24 June 2012 - 09:44 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:46 PM

It's all subjective. If the shaft doesn't fit your swing, it's no use to you no matter how "good" it is.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:49 PM

Kiyoshi 04 65 (sooooo smooth)
Speeders any
GD Y6
VooDoo
project x flighted for irons!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:52 PM

All things considered look at the prorce v2.  Not a new shaft by any means and the price tag.  Yes there are better but thus is definitely the shaft of my choice.

Edited by Iplaxidentlyshotmyself, 24 June 2012 - 09:53 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:57 PM

my favorites in no particular order

Diamana whiteboard
Proforce V2 (was awesome with 905R)
Speeder 757
Prolite 35
RIP Alpha

915 D2 D+
Titleist 910 D RIP Alpha
Titleist 910 H Diamana
Titleist 712u DG
AP2 714 DG
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