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Spotted: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ

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We spotted Graphite Design’s new Tour AD IZ shaft being tested on the range at the Dell Technologies Championship. Graphite Design has shared the following information about the shaft, which will be available October 2.

Like Graphite Design’s legendary Tour AD DI shaft, the Tour AD IZ is designed to promote a higher launch angle and lower spin rate. IZ stands for “Into the Zone,” and the new shaft will be available in five weights (40, 50, 60, 70, and 80 grams) and five flexes (R1, R2, R, SR, and X).

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Construction-wise, the Tour AD IZ is made from 50-ton, aerospace-quality graphite. It also uses Torayca T1100 G pre-preg with “Nanoalloy,” which is incorporated into the tip-section of the shaft to promote increased stability. The stronger, lighter-weight material eliminates the need to use additional graphite material to stiffen the tip section, which promotes a better feel. The shaft will carry an MSRP of $500.

Profile and Specs

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  • IZ-4: Soft Tip Section, Medium Mid-Section, Medium Butt Section
  • IZ-5, IZ-6, IZ-7, IZ-8: Firm + Tip Section, Medium Tip Section, Firm Butt Section

Comparison Chart

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Graphics provided by Pro’s Choice. You can learn more about the Tour AD IZ from Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts.

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  1. Golfandpuff

    Aug 30, 2017 at 10:43 am

    I just wish it did not retail for $500!

    • Zak Kozuchowski

      Aug 30, 2017 at 11:39 am

      MAP should be $379 at most fitters.

  2. Joe Golfer

    Aug 29, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I like the comparison chart at the bottom of the article.
    I just wish that there was something that tells you which profile would be most suitable for various types of swing styles/tempos….

    • Tcann32

      Aug 30, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      It’s hard to recommend a shaft without seeing someones swing, and the way their swing affects a shaft, and the way the shaft affects the swing.

      Everyone is so different that it’s hard to recommend “blindly”, but in everything I’ve tested and researched I’ve found that for myself and my swing profile (Medium-quick tempo, fast transition, mid-late release) that the first part of a shaft I look for is the butt stiffness. If the butt is too soft, then I lose track of the club in my swing, and it affects my release of the club. Tip stiffness is what I look at for launch and spin rates, and mid-shaft profile can make up for one of the other two, depending on the other portions profiles. That obviously wasn’t a scientific explanation, but if you look at your swing, and the way you load the club, and what you’re looking for in terms of launch and spin profile, you can make a closer guess on what might fit you best.

      As far as this shaft goes, it’s reminiscent of the AD-MJ, which is a great shaft.

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Adam Scott WITB 2021 (October)

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  • Adam Scott’s what’s in the bag accurate as of the CJ Cup . 

Driver: Titleist TSi4 (9 degrees, A2 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (16.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 9 X

7-wood: Titleist TSi2 (21 degrees @20.25, D1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 9 X

Irons: Titleist 681AS (4-9)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (48-10F, 52-12F, 56-10S, 60-10S)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Xperimental Prototype Rev X11 (long)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Scott marks his ball with dots in the pattern of the Southern Cross, which is featured on the Australian flag.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Fujikura Speeder NX shafts feature new Variable Torque Core design

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The latest evolution of the Fujikura Speeder Evolution line isn’t a Fujikura Speeder Evolution.

What?

For the first time in eight years, Fujikura is dropping the “Evolution” tag as it launches the new Fujikura Speeder NX shaft.

The centerpiece of the update to the popular platform is VTC (Variable Torque Core) technology, which adds additional stiffness to the tip and butt sections of the club and reduces twisting in the core.

According to Fujikura, the Speeder NX offers “traditional Speeder feel” in a more stable, consistent platform, informed by Enso 3D motion capture analysis.

“Speeder NX provides players enhanced stability and performance benefits while maintaining the smooth Speeder feel we all know and love. It’s an excellent blend of new technology and feel to reinvent the Speeder line.” – Fujkura’s Spencer Reynolds

Described as a mid-high launch, mid-low spin shaft, the company says the Speeder NX, being softer in the tip, is higher launching and higher spinning than the Fujikura Ventus Blue.

The Speeder NX is available in four weight profiles: 40, 50, 60, and 70. MSRP is $400.Full details below.

Our Brian Knudson took the Speeder NX for a test drive during a recent episode of his Gear Junkie podcast.

See what GolfWRX members are saying in the forums. 

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Callaway unveils new Epic Max Star family

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Callaway has unveiled its new Epic Max Star family, with the ultra-lightweight new additions hitting retail on November 4, 2021.

Epic Max Star Driver

The new driver is 52 grams lighter than the Epic Max Driver and features an A.I.-designed Jailbreak Speed Frame that is built to enhance horizontal and torsional stability in design to increase ball speeds across the face.

Additionally, the A.I.-designed Flash Face works with the Jailbreak Speed Frame in a bid to promote fast speeds across a more expansive area.

The driver is constructed from a lighter, stronger Triaxial Carbon material that saves significant weight vs titanium, with that saved weight redistributed in design to promote high launch and more forgiveness.

Specs & Pricing 

The driver contains a 9g adjust sliding rear weight and comes equipped with an ATTAS Speed T1100 Shaft that is just 36 grams, combined with a Winn Dri-Tac Lite Grip that’s just 25 grams and a D1 swingweight.

Price: $699.99

Epic Max Fairway Wood

The latest fairway woods from Callaway are also engineered with A.I. for a new Jailbreak system that spreads and angles the Jailbreak blades. Along with stiffening the body, the new design aims to allow the forged face cup to flex more for added ball speeds.

As with the driver, the woods are constructed from a lighter, stronger Triaxial Carbon material in design to promote a high launch and more forgiveness.

Launch and spin on the Epic Max Star fairways are tunable using 5 & 12g weights, with the heavy weight in the rear designed for more forgiveness and the heavy weight in the front aiming to offer lower launch and spin.

Specs & Pricing 

The woods come with an ATTAS Speed Shaft, combined with a Winn Dri-Tac Lite Grip, and a fixed hosel that bids to save additional weight.

Price: $429.99

Epic Max Star Hybrids

The new hybrids from Callaway contain Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades that are engineered to increase vertical stiffness near the sole of the club, creating more speed low on the face where players often mishit their hybrids.

These blades allow the Face Cup to flex on the crown in design to promote better spin rate consistency, and the bars are spread to enhance torsional stiffness, which seeks to offer more forgiveness across the face.

A Triaxial Carbon Crown lowers the Center of Gravity which is in design to create higher launch windows to complement all of the ball speeds. The longer profile and deeper CG seeks to offer golfers a hybrid with the DNA and performance capabilities of a fairway wood.

Specs & Pricing 

The hybrids come with an ATTAS shaft and fixed hosel designed to help to reduce the overall club weight for easy speed.

Price: $349.99

Epic Max Star Irons

The Epic Max Star irons contain an A.I. designed Flash Face Cup – the first of its kind in an Epic Star iron. The Flash Face architecture in each iron creates high COR’s in design for fast ball speeds and improved spin robustness for every club.

Forged from 1025 mild carbon steel body and with Callaway’s urethane microspheres, the irons are designed to deliver exceptional sound and feel at impact, while the enhanced shaping bids to improve feel through the turf.

A sizeable Tungsten Energy Core has also been engineered into the Epic Max Star Irons, with the hollow body construction including an exceptional amount of tungsten per iron, in design to promote easier launch characteristics while improving forgiveness. 

Specs & Pricing 

The irons arrive with an ATTAS Speed Shaft, combined with a Winn Dri-Tac Lite Grip, helping to save additional weight.

Price: $349.99.

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