All I can about this shaft is ... "wow".
I reshafted my HiBore XL with the 52 gram version of the V2 HL and boy, what a difference it made. Thanks to two disks in my back which became herniated 15 years ago, I'm now a short hitter in the 205-220 yard range. With the stock Fujikura gold shaft, the two times I used the HiBore I was in the lower end of this range. Thursday, I picked up the reshafted HiBore and this afternoon I used it.
It took a few holes to get used to feel of the new shaft, and then something wonderful began to happen. On the 340 yard 4th hole, I really cranked one. When I got to the ball, I took out my rangefinder and it said I had 78 yards to the pin. Same thing on the 9th hole, a 357 yarder. My rangefinder said 99 yards to the pin. It was the same story once again on No. 15, a 390 yarder, I had 137 yards to the pin.
Comments on performance:
-Trajectory was between medium and high
-The landing angle must not have been steep as roll was pretty good
-I slightly pushed three shots into the adjacent fairway, but the remaining 11 drives were in my fairway
-Shot shape was consistent with my shot shape with myother clubs - a slight draw.
-Even though this is a light shaft at 52 grams, it felt solid and in control thoughout my swing.
-Would highly recommend to anyone with a slower swing speed like mine. I do not know how this shaft would perform for a big hitter.
7/7/08 update: Last weekend on a 470 yard par 5, I spanked one down the middle and when I got to my ball, I sited the distance to the flag with my rangefinder. I could not believe it, but my second shot was 193 yards to a pin which was near the center of the green. If my math is correct, it was a 277 yard drive! I'll say it once again ... "wow".
Edited by Famousdave, 07 July 2008 - 09:54 PM.