New LAGP shafts - 2019

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  • youngunz5840youngunz5840 Members Posts: 2,341 ✭✭
    The weave pattern reminds me of the project x black shafts
  • leftygolfer15leftygolfer15 Dallas, Tx.Members Posts: 1,296 ✭✭
    edited Feb 11, 2019 10:36pm #3
    I’ve been fortunate enough to hear some rumors about these new protos that’s have gotten me really excited. Not many people know that LAGP has hired John Oldenberg, the incredible shaft designer who created both the Aldila Rogue series as well as the Mitsubishi Tensei line. That’s pretty darn incredible for a small, startup company who bought Matrix out of bankruptcy in an effort to ressurect the Ozik and Altus lines with newer, more modern materials and at lower price points (THDE was $1k now in the $600 range under LAGP) along when a wave of groundbreaking new prototypes. I’m told the shaft they launched at Torrey has a very stiff mid section which is the opposite of most current shafts out there. The only other manufacturer that’s taken this approach is TPT and they have seen success so far. They are going after that same design language but maintaining more feel through Zylon like Matrix had utilized in the past. I’m told this shaft is not for the weak or weakery but they have a handful of other prototypes launching this week at Riv and later in the year, that with player feedback, they plan to tweak the final design to get it perfect and then move to production. I can’t wait to get my hands on a few to try out!
  • Xdmike20Xdmike20 Members Posts: 105 ✭✭
    I am very interested as well. I have a black tie in my driver and a white tie in my 3 wood and I love them. To see them come out with a new lineup would be cool to test out
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  • 03trdblack03trdblack ClubWRX Posts: 1,880 ClubWRX
    edited Feb 12, 2019 4:10pm #5


    I'm told the shaft they launched at Torrey has a very stiff mid section which is the opposite of most current shafts out there. The only other manufacturer that's taken this approach is TPT and they have seen success so far.




    Actually a stiffer mid section has been a staple of the UST shaft lineup and they made a point of this specifically in the Elements line of shafts back from around 2013. There are only so many ways a shaft profile can be built and nothing with bend profile is really "new". What goes around eventually comes back around but with better marketing.



    "UST’s proprietary research has uncovered new data that says that the oft-overlooked mid-section of the shaft is the most important for spin and launch. Armed with this knowledge, they set about designing a series of shafts, Elements Earth, Fire, and Wind, that offer different feels of launch characteristics while all utilizing a stable mid-section."



    "The research to isolate the benefits of Mid-Flex Stability has led to the design and extension of the mid-section profile to enhance performance, reduce dispersion and increase ball speed. The result is longer, straighter and more accurate shots!"
  • leftygolfer15leftygolfer15 Dallas, Tx.Members Posts: 1,296 ✭✭
    03trdblack wrote:



    I'm told the shaft they launched at Torrey has a very stiff mid section which is the opposite of most current shafts out there. The only other manufacturer that's taken this approach is TPT and they have seen success so far.




    Actually a stiffer mid section has been a staple of the UST shaft lineup and they made a point of this specifically in the Elements line of shafts back from around 2013. There are only so many ways a shaft profile can be built and nothing with bend profile is really "new". What goes around eventually comes back around but with better marketing.



    "UST’s proprietary research has uncovered new data that says that the oft-overlooked mid-section of the shaft is the most important for spin and launch. Armed with this knowledge, they set about designing a series of shafts, Elements Earth, Fire, and Wind, that offer different feels of launch characteristics while all utilizing a stable mid-section."



    "The research to isolate the benefits of Mid-Flex Stability has led to the design and extension of the mid-section profile to enhance performance, reduce dispersion and increase ball speed. The result is longer, straighter and more accurate shots!"




    I hadn’t seen this published before, but thanks for sharing. I don’t really think it’s much Marketing on LAGP’s side of things as they’ve literally done none. Perhaps you’re speaking more towards TPT’s stance? Despite the inaccuracy of this being a newer design approach, I don’t think it takes away from what LAGP is doing with only this first prototype which is one of 3-4 they are currently working on. I know several guys like the Elements and TPT shafts, so I think it’s an appropriate segment for them to target for one of their profiles because they can see it being adopted by guys. I for one am excited to get my hands on one at some point and see what they can do because I’ve been a longtime Matrix user in the past.
  • pcs11pcs11 Members Posts: 1,187 ✭✭
    I'm not knocking the new graphics, but I miss that old Matrix candy red.
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  • leftygolfer15leftygolfer15 Dallas, Tx.Members Posts: 1,296 ✭✭
    pcs11 wrote:


    I'm not knocking the new graphics, but I miss that old Matrix candy red.




    My guess is those are just the proto graphics. They may change for a retail release. They also provide complete custom colorization for the main shaft color, logo color and shaft finish at literally ZERO UPCHARGE. This is basically unheard of in my experience. I remember the BSG days when you could pay an upcharge and get the custom candy colored Matrix shafts. I was playing around with the configurator on their website the other day, it’s pretty fun. In my opinion, this is really the future of premium shafts because as we know, very rarely does everyone love whatever graphics a company chooses to use.



    Here’s the link if anyone wants to mess around with it:



    https://lagolfshafts.com/pages/make-it-yours
  • LB1LB1 Members Posts: 52 ✭✭


    I’ve been fortunate enough to hear some rumors about these new protos that’s have gotten me really excited. Not many people know that LAGP has hired John Oldenberg, the incredible shaft designer who created both the Aldila Rogue series as well as the Mitsubishi Tensei line. That’s pretty darn incredible for a small, startup company who bought Matrix out of bankruptcy in an effort to ressurect the Ozik and Altus lines with newer, more modern materials and at lower price points (THDE was $1k now in the $600 range under LAGP) along when a wave of groundbreaking new prototypes. I’m told the shaft they launched at Torrey has a very stiff mid section which is the opposite of most current shafts out there. The only other manufacturer that’s taken this approach is TPT and they have seen success so far. They are going after that same design language but maintaining more feel through Zylon like Matrix had utilized in the past. I’m told this shaft is not for the weak or weakery but they have a handful of other prototypes launching this week at Riv and later in the year, that with player feedback, they plan to tweak the final design to get it perfect and then move to production. I can’t wait to get my hands on a few to try out!


    Bro...do you even golf🤘🏻
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