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Robin Arthur and Xcaliber Shafts

Bill SBill S Members Posts: 2
Does anyone have an update on Robin Arthur and Xcaliber shafts? Last I saw was late 2017 when Robin indicated that he had a new line of shafts to unveil for 2018, but website just shifts buying to Golfworks which doesn't carry them anymore.
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  • Hack DaddyHack Daddy Advanced Members Posts: 660
    There's a user that goes by Popeye, whom I believe talks to Robin every so often. Last stated, he was testing a new line of shafts. In fact, I think Popeye had some protos in hand. That being said, I've no knowledge beyond that.



    I did give his tour x iron shafts a run. Decent shafts, although I think they needed a post 100 gram shaft.
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    Nike B1-01 Black pearl shaft, Cork Tree Pistol
    B330s
  • XcalguyXcalguy Members Posts: 6
    Bill S wrote:


    Does anyone have an update on Robin Arthur and Xcaliber shafts? Last I saw was late 2017 when Robin indicated that he had a new line of shafts to unveil for 2018, but website just shifts buying to Golfworks which doesn't carry them anymore.
  • XcalguyXcalguy Members Posts: 6
    Robin Arthur has battled many health issues over the past few years, however he has been given a long term clean bill of health. He got out of the hospital about a month ago, and is back to work re-launching Xcaliber, even back in the gym building his strength. The new website which you can order directly from now is set to launch in 2-3 weeks www.xcalibershafts.com. You can contact him direct at [email protected] if you would like to order shafts before the website is up, we have shafts in stock ready to ship. Robin has put myself Roy Kaltz in place as VP of Operations for Xcaliber, so we will never go offline again! You can contact me at [email protected] with any questions also. We are looking forward to a very exciting 2019 with some very head turning shafts. Stay tuned Xcaliber Shafts are BACK!!!
  • Hack DaddyHack Daddy Advanced Members Posts: 660
    Xcalguy wrote:


    Robin Arthur has battled many health issues over the past few years, however he has been given a long term clean bill of health. He got out of the hospital about a month ago, and is back to work re-launching Xcaliber, even back in the gym building his strength. The new website which you can order directly from now is set to launch in 2-3 weeks www.xcalibershafts.com. You can contact him direct at [email protected] if you would like to order shafts before the website is up, we have shafts in stock ready to ship. Robin has put myself Roy Kaltz in place as VP of Operations for Xcaliber, so we will never go offline again! You can contact me at [email protected] with any questions also. We are looking forward to a very exciting 2019 with some very head turning shafts. Stay tuned Xcaliber Shafts are BACK!!!




    If the website is about to launch, give us some sneak pictures and profiles.
    Nike Vapor Pro Matrix Black Tie 8m3
    Nike VR Pro 18*/21*/24* Project X LZ iron shafts .370
    Nike VR Pro Combo 4-PW S300 AMT .355
    Cobra Tour Trusty 52/56/60 Dynalite 109 .370
    Nike B1-01 Black pearl shaft, Cork Tree Pistol
    B330s
  • Pi5seekerPi5seeker Advanced Members Posts: 825 ✭✭
    I'm anxious for the new line!
    Cobra F8 10.5* Evenflow Blue 65
    SMT 3390 16* Grafalloy Epic FWY
    Maltby KE4 Tour 19* AXE XCaliber
    Cobra King Utility 22.5* C-Taper Lite
    Maltby DBM 5-GW S300
    Maltby Tour Grind MG 56* 60* R300
    Odyssey Works Versa 1W
    QST
    Clicgear 3.5/Callaway ORG. 14l
  • XcalguyXcalguy Members Posts: 6
    Hack Daddy wrote:

    Xcalguy wrote:


    Robin Arthur has battled many health issues over the past few years, however he has been given a long term clean bill of health. He got out of the hospital about a month ago, and is back to work re-launching Xcaliber, even back in the gym building his strength. The new website which you can order directly from now is set to launch in 2-3 weeks www.xcalibershafts.com. You can contact him direct at [email protected] if you would like to order shafts before the website is up, we have shafts in stock ready to ship. Robin has put myself Roy Kaltz in place as VP of Operations for Xcaliber, so we will never go offline again! You can contact me at [email protected] with any questions also. We are looking forward to a very exciting 2019 with some very head turning shafts. Stay tuned Xcaliber Shafts are BACK!!!




    If the website is about to launch, give us some sneak pictures and profiles.
  • XcalguyXcalguy Members Posts: 6
    edited July 2018
    Sorry folks, had to take that picture down. Those shafts will not be unveiled until later this year. My apologies. Here is an edited pic.
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  • Hack DaddyHack Daddy Advanced Members Posts: 660
    Xcalguy wrote:


    Here is a sneak peek of some new shafts.




    I think xcaliber shafts are great. I gamed the tour x for a loooooong time. I've played almost every line in the catalog; SL, pro, etc. Every single one was GREAT.



    But for goodness sake, those graphics are horrendous. As much as I've been anticipating the comeback, does not look appealing, at all.
    Nike Vapor Pro Matrix Black Tie 8m3
    Nike VR Pro 18*/21*/24* Project X LZ iron shafts .370
    Nike VR Pro Combo 4-PW S300 AMT .355
    Cobra Tour Trusty 52/56/60 Dynalite 109 .370
    Nike B1-01 Black pearl shaft, Cork Tree Pistol
    B330s
  • smitty114smitty114 Advanced Members Posts: 256
    I have to agree I’ve always liked the product but some of the choices in graphics have always looked horendous. These dont do the product justice but thats just my opinion. The tour x where incredible shafts and looked amazing.
  • TokerToker Members Posts: 2
    Hey Guys -

    Robin The Cosmetically Blind-One checking in....image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />...



    Hey I appreciate your feedback. I really do and truthfully appreciate all feedback - good, bad and ugly. Over the years I've probably learned more from the clubmakers and fitters than they have learned from me. DEFINITELY more from those Kool Kats than any OEM for sure! And our symbiotic relationship and all parties with their respective tasks and goals so this guy is deeply. grateful for everyone's help.



    Now regarding the cosmetics, even though you're in the minority by far, I still do need to take your consternations - if i can use that word as it seems appropriate - very seriously and I will. And since I assume you've probably never seen the shafts (nor how the backside morphs into an X which is kule...) perhaps your indignation is a bit premature but that doesn't really matter. Your views are your views and that's really that. Even without the site being up (I'll know status tomorrow...) we've shipped close to 100 POs in 3 weeks and i've made a point of asking everyone their thoughts on the cosmetics - 100% favorable. That's not to say they didn't want to say anything negative but that's tall I have to go on.



    But obviously I cannot change the cosmetics as they're already in the market. In 2 years maybe but that decision will make itself.



    Again, thanks for the feedback and the kind words as it relates to performance and pricing <and in a round-about way respecting my/our mantra of telling the truth re: price vs. performance of the shafts and my feeble attempts at bringing a sense of morality to this industry>. Swimming up-stream for sure eh?



    Anyway, you should know I give my 1000%+ on all designs and their testing and their respective cosmetics. When I was doing mini-focus groups including a LOT of folks at last year's PGA Show again everyone was favorable - and I wasn't always standing there to pre-elicit a favorable response - and i'll tell ya....my long-time friends would've given to me unmercifully if they were indeed "horrendous"! And believe me...over the years i've gotten it handed to me pretty good a couple times...image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />...



    Cheers!

    R
  • Howard JonesHoward Jones Advanced Members Posts: 8,413 ✭✭
    Toker wrote:


    Hey Guys -

    Robin The Cosmetically Blind-One checking in.... image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />...



    Hey I appreciate your feedback. I really do and truthfully appreciate all feedback - good, bad and ugly. Over the years I've probably learned more from the clubmakers and fitters than they have learned from me. DEFINITELY more from those Kool Kats than any OEM for sure! And our symbiotic relationship and all parties with their respective tasks and goals so this guy is deeply. grateful for everyone's help.



    Now regarding the cosmetics, even though you're in the minority by far, I still do need to take your consternations - if i can use that word as it seems appropriate - very seriously and I will. And since I assume you've probably never seen the shafts (nor how the backside morphs into an X which is kule...) perhaps your indignation is a bit premature but that doesn't really matter. Your views are your views and that's really that. Even without the site being up (I'll know status tomorrow...) we've shipped close to 100 POs in 3 weeks and i've made a point of asking everyone their thoughts on the cosmetics - 100% favorable. That's not to say they didn't want to say anything negative but that's tall I have to go on.



    But obviously I cannot change the cosmetics as they're already in the market. In 2 years maybe but that decision will make itself.



    Again, thanks for the feedback and the kind words as it relates to performance and pricing <and in a round-about way respecting my/our mantra of telling the truth re: price vs. performance of the shafts and my feeble attempts at bringing a sense of morality to this industry>. Swimming up-stream for sure eh?



    Anyway, you should know I give my 1000%+ on all designs and their testing and their respective cosmetics. When I was doing mini-focus groups including a LOT of folks at last year's PGA Show again everyone was favorable - and I wasn't always standing there to pre-elicit a favorable response - and i'll tell ya....my long-time friends would've given to me unmercifully if they were indeed "horrendous"! And believe me...over the years i've gotten it handed to me pretty good a couple times... image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />...



    Cheers!

    R




    Good to know your are back on your feets and that your line up of shafts continues, the golf industry need folks like you who dont mind swimming up streams. Graphics and colors is important for some, not for others, but the feedback ive got from my customers was that the less colors and labels there is, the better, so a quality shaft dont need fancy graphics, a small sticker if any is all they want. (my customers never wanted shaft labels on their iron shafts, so "less is better" for some.)



    And .....welcome on board, please visit frequently, your knowledge of shafts in general would be a asset for this forum.



    Cheers

    HJ.
  • Hack DaddyHack Daddy Advanced Members Posts: 660

    Toker wrote:


    Hey Guys -

    Robin The Cosmetically Blind-One checking in.... image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />...



    Hey I appreciate your feedback. I really do and truthfully appreciate all feedback - good, bad and ugly. Over the years I've probably learned more from the clubmakers and fitters than they have learned from me. DEFINITELY more from those Kool Kats than any OEM for sure! And our symbiotic relationship and all parties with their respective tasks and goals so this guy is deeply. grateful for everyone's help.



    Now regarding the cosmetics, even though you're in the minority by far, I still do need to take your consternations - if i can use that word as it seems appropriate - very seriously and I will. And since I assume you've probably never seen the shafts (nor how the backside morphs into an X which is kule...) perhaps your indignation is a bit premature but that doesn't really matter. Your views are your views and that's really that. Even without the site being up (I'll know status tomorrow...) we've shipped close to 100 POs in 3 weeks and i've made a point of asking everyone their thoughts on the cosmetics - 100% favorable. That's not to say they didn't want to say anything negative but that's tall I have to go on.



    But obviously I cannot change the cosmetics as they're already in the market. In 2 years maybe but that decision will make itself.



    Again, thanks for the feedback and the kind words as it relates to performance and pricing <and in a round-about way respecting my/our mantra of telling the truth re: price vs. performance of the shafts and my feeble attempts at bringing a sense of morality to this industry>. Swimming up-stream for sure eh?



    Anyway, you should know I give my 1000%+ on all designs and their testing and their respective cosmetics. When I was doing mini-focus groups including a LOT of folks at last year's PGA Show again everyone was favorable - and I wasn't always standing there to pre-elicit a favorable response - and i'll tell ya....my long-time friends would've given to me unmercifully if they were indeed "horrendous"! And believe me...over the years i've gotten it handed to me pretty good a couple times... image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />...



    Cheers!

    R




    Good to know your are back on your feets and that your line up of shafts continues, the golf industry need folks like you who dont mind swimming up streams. Graphics and colors is important for some, not for others, but the feedback ive got from my customers was that the less colors and labels there is, the better, so a quality shaft dont need fancy graphics, a small sticker if any is all they want. (my customers never wanted shaft labels on their iron shafts, so "less is better" for some.)



    And .....welcome on board, please visit frequently, your knowledge of shafts in general would be a asset for this forum.



    Cheers

    HJ.




    I agree 100%, Howard.



    Less the better. Maybe a limited run of fancy colors, matte, etc to satisfy the few.
    Nike Vapor Pro Matrix Black Tie 8m3
    Nike VR Pro 18*/21*/24* Project X LZ iron shafts .370
    Nike VR Pro Combo 4-PW S300 AMT .355
    Cobra Tour Trusty 52/56/60 Dynalite 109 .370
    Nike B1-01 Black pearl shaft, Cork Tree Pistol
    B330s
  • HSTNGolferHSTNGolfer Members Posts: 51
    Looks like the new Xcaliber web site is finally up and running.



    https://xcalibershafts.com/
  • Hack DaddyHack Daddy Advanced Members Posts: 660
    Some of the best golf shafts, with the dumbest **** theme.



    And I've played AXE in everything. So don't @ me.

    Nike Vapor Pro Matrix Black Tie 8m3
    Nike VR Pro 18*/21*/24* Project X LZ iron shafts .370
    Nike VR Pro Combo 4-PW S300 AMT .355
    Cobra Tour Trusty 52/56/60 Dynalite 109 .370
    Nike B1-01 Black pearl shaft, Cork Tree Pistol
    B330s
  • WoodersonWooderson Advanced Members Posts: 1,965 ✭✭
    edited August 2018
    I think they look great. One side seems to have more graphics and the other side is a simple x in a shield.



    Glad you're back Robin. I'll be giving your shafts a try. I'm a fan of the diamana blueboard. What would be comparable in your shafts for a fairway wood.
    Let me tell you what Wooderson is packin'
    Ping G400 Max 9° Tour 65 Stiff

    Callaway Epic Flash 15°
    Callaway Epic Heavenwood
    Ping G410 22°
    Titleist 818 H1 25°
    TM p790 6-PW Modus 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth GW/SW
    Ping Eye2 LW
    Odyssey Marxman
  • GPFGPF Advanced Members Posts: 112
    I also play these shafts in all my clubs except wedges and love them. I wish they toned down the current graphics, though. The first generation graphics (circa 2010-2012) were the nicest, IMO. The simple yet contemporary colors, graphic design and fonts made it easy to match with an assortment of heads and grips. I also think that they would get better brand awareness if they called these "AXE (Arthur Xtreme Engineering)" rather than "XCaliber" shafts which doesn't sound as exciting as the former. This is just my opinion.
  • achappyachappy Advanced Members Posts: 1,105 ✭✭
    I actually like the graphics. But what I don't like is the shipping costs. $20 to ship a shaft is ridiculously high. The previous Tour X 105 was my favorite hybrid shaft (sad to see the 105g was dropped in the new Pro line) but at $20 to ship there's no way I'll order a shaft. Hopefully you are working with some notable distributors like Goflworks/Hireko/Value Golf.
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    Tad Moore Pro 1X La Grange
  • Hack DaddyHack Daddy Advanced Members Posts: 660
    achappy wrote:


    I actually like the graphics. But what I don't like is the shipping costs. $20 to ship a shaft is ridiculously high. The previous Tour X 105 was my favorite hybrid shaft (sad to see the 105g was dropped in the new Pro line) but at $20 to ship there's no way I'll order a shaft. Hopefully you are working with some notable distributors like Goflworks/Hireko/Value Golf.




    What?!!!



    There is zero reason shipping should be $20.



    Smmfh.
    Nike Vapor Pro Matrix Black Tie 8m3
    Nike VR Pro 18*/21*/24* Project X LZ iron shafts .370
    Nike VR Pro Combo 4-PW S300 AMT .355
    Cobra Tour Trusty 52/56/60 Dynalite 109 .370
    Nike B1-01 Black pearl shaft, Cork Tree Pistol
    B330s
  • Jordan SpeethJordan Speeth ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 1,079 ClubWRX
    I agree with most everyone here relative to the graphics, shipping, etc.. The graphics remind me of one of those gaudy ski boats and I wish I could just paint it over but, in my condition, there are bigger fish to fry. I wish they'd just keep them simple and classy....and give them a name that people can take more seriously....just my opinion. If those few small but very important details were different, they'd be too good to be true. I'm a late stage cancer patient and I'm losing strength faster than I can keep up with so I thought I'd try their new Superlight/S shaft in a 44.5" Cobra F8+ driver. The shaft got the SW down to C7, allowing for some hot melt weighting....BUT, I have hit literally nothing but long straight drives with this club...literally every one. I've been using PX LZ's, Hazrdus yellow, Grafalloy Red, etc. and never anything lighter than D3 for my driver, but I've never experienced such a stable shaft as this Superlight....and, for the time being, I'm leaving it right where it is at C7. I've slowed down to right about 95mph with the driver and I can almost swing it without completely wearing me out and I'm carrying it right about 230, which is pretty long for 95mph, but just as important is the dispersion....there is none. At the same time, I ordered an RT Spin Wedge shaft for my 60*. You can hear the ball spinning it's going so hard. Another incredible piece of engineering. If they made this Superlight shaft for irons, I'd have ordered them already. I sure hope they rethink the graphics for the next run of shafts though.
    Cobra F8+ Driver 9.5*- XCaliber Superlite 45 S
    Callaway XR Pro 16* FW- Handcrafted PX LZ 6.0
    Exotics CBX 18* Hybrid- Hzrdus Black S
    Ping G 22* Hybrid- Altus S
    Callaway Apex/Pro Combo 5-Gap- Recoil 760 Smacwrap
    Callaway MD-3 Black Milled 52*/10, 56*/12- KBS Black Tour Custom-S
    Callaway MD-3 Black Milled 60/9- XCaliber RT Spin Graphite
    Odyssey White Hot #7 38"- Superstroke Tank Slim 13"
    Golf Pride MCC Grips-Brandon Grace personal model- grey/green/white (+1 wrap)
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  • Bad9Bad9 Advanced Members Posts: 4,139 ✭✭
    Anyone try the new taper tip, constant weight iron shafts?
    Ping G400 10.5°/Xcaliber SL r flex
    Callaway Heavenwood Xcaliber SL r flex
    Maltby KE4 Tour 25°/Xcaliber HY r flex

    Maltby KE4 Tour 28°/Xcaliber HY r flex
    Ping I200 5-G/CFS70 r flex
    Maltby Tricept 54°/Xcaliber r flex
    Maltby Tricept 58°/Xcaliber r flex
    Mizuno Bettinardi C06
  • the bishopthe bishop Advanced Members Posts: 3,168 ✭✭
    Bump. Has anyone tried the standard (non-pro) fwy shaft and if so what are your experiences? TIA
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    W/S FG Tour F5 15* - Fubuki z65 - S
    W/S FG Tour F5 20*/23* - Fubuki z80 - S
    W/S FG Tour Forged 5-P - DGS300
    W/S PMP Raw 52/56/60 - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    TM Spider X
  • Jordan SpeethJordan Speeth ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 1,079 ClubWRX
    Just when I was ready to order some new lightweight shafts for my hybrids, the website goes down. What's up Robin? I hope you're reintroducing these excellent shafts with a little less in-your-face graphics. You'd be taking the golf world by storm with some serious looking and subtle branding and graphics. I hope all's well with Xcaliber (cringe). I think something along the lines of "KBS". KBS is a good example of a company that has been very successful with their name and graphics...simple, serious, and good.

    They look good>>>they sell. If they look good AND perform well>>>Katie bar the door. These shafts are a real bargain....the best reasonably priced shaft by a mile.
    Cobra F8+ Driver 9.5*- XCaliber Superlite 45 S
    Callaway XR Pro 16* FW- Handcrafted PX LZ 6.0
    Exotics CBX 18* Hybrid- Hzrdus Black S
    Ping G 22* Hybrid- Altus S
    Callaway Apex/Pro Combo 5-Gap- Recoil 760 Smacwrap
    Callaway MD-3 Black Milled 52*/10, 56*/12- KBS Black Tour Custom-S
    Callaway MD-3 Black Milled 60/9- XCaliber RT Spin Graphite
    Odyssey White Hot #7 38"- Superstroke Tank Slim 13"
    Golf Pride MCC Grips-Brandon Grace personal model- grey/green/white (+1 wrap)
    Bridgestone Tour B330
    MG Elite Glove
    2018 Ping Hoofer, Eliott Alistair Leather Bag
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