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MEMBER REVIEWS: Fujikura Ventus Shafts! See What Members Are Saying!

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  • jetsetter808jetsetter808 Members  93WRX Points: 38Posts: 93 Fairways
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    Ordered a Black 6x going to pick it up tomorrow, going into a G410 LST

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  • Fujikura GolfFujikura Golf Sponsors  381WRX Points: 345Posts: 381 Greens
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    nice! Yesterday's winning shaft :) Let us know how you like it.

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  • WardonationWardonation Members  1613WRX Points: 202Handicap: +2.8Posts: 1,613 Platinum Tees
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    @Fujikura Golf So being a typical wrxer I made a mistake and have a couple questions for you? Swing speed 111 mph, fast transition short backswing, AOA +4 path in/out 4 degrees. I played the Blue 6x NOT tipped in my G410 LST at 44.5" (best combo ever). I went a did fitting and we decided to tip a 6X 1". I have been struggling since, so I ordered a 6X and now wonder if I should put it straight in or tip it a 1/4"? I was looking for a little tighter dispersion. I also put a 7S in my 3wood but we tipped 1.5" and I am wondering if I messed that one as well? I feel I have to really try and load both of the tipped shafts... Thanks as always...

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10876WRX Points: 3,984Handicap: 8Posts: 10,876 ClubWRX
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    I have tried a lot of stuff over the past year and Ventus and the Motore X are tops for me in the total package category.

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  • therealjonzonetherealjonzone Members  2831WRX Points: 398Handicap: 2.9Posts: 2,831 Titanium Tees
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    @Fujikura Golf the ultimate SIM Shootout takes place next week

    Atmos Black 7x untipped at 44.5” vs the Ventus Black 7x in the same specs.

    Any idea what the Swingweight will be with the Ventus if the build right now is D4.5 with the Atmos?

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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members  3368WRX Points: 1,458Posts: 3,368 Titanium Tees
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    IMO unless you have a crazy swing speed or prefer extremely stiff tips I wouldnt tip the Ventus at all. Tipping 1" or more screwed the pooch.

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  • My2DogsMy2Dogs Members  1325WRX Points: 233Posts: 1,325 Platinum Tees
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    I bought a 7X from a fellow WRX’er and he made the mistake of tipping it 2inches. I was going to throw it into a 3 wood but since everything was closed I haven’t been able to cut it down. I asked Fujikura about it and they said that extreme of tipping makes it about 10-15% more stout than a normal 7X. They recommend no tipping or I believe 1/2 inch on drivers if I remember correctly.

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    Driver: Mavrik Triple Diamond 9*- Ventus Black 6X
    3 wood: Callaway Tour Issued Mavrik - Ventus Red 7X
    Hybrid: TM SIM 19*  Gost X-Flex
    4i PXG Gen2 Utility Iron DG X100
    5-GW PXG Gen3 DG X100. (5 and 6 Players, 7-GW Tour)
    Callaway MD4 Tactical 54* bent to 55* SW
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    Odyssey EXO 7S, 35inch
  • serveitup911serveitup911 Members  603WRX Points: 123Handicap: 3Posts: 603 Golden Tee
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    In my initial testing of the Blue 7X untipped in my new 3 wood, I’ve never tried a shaft that so profoundly helped me absolutely dime the ball repeatedly in the sweet spot.


    The blue loads easily in transition and then absolutely explodes through impact. It feels like I’m hardly swinging it and the ball speeds are barely less than my G410 LST driver.

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    Ping G410 LST 10.5 Speeder 661 Evolution IV X
    Cobra Big Tour 13.5 3 wood Ventus Blue 7 X
    Cobra Speedzone 18.5 5 wood @ 17.5 Ventus Blue 8 X
    Titleist TS3 21 degree hybrid @ 20 Atmos TS Blue HB 8 X
    Ping i210 5-9 Power Spec Steelfiber i110 S hardstepped
    Ping Glide 2 Stealth SS 45, 50, 55, 60 KBS 610 Wedge 120 S
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  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 Foxboro, MAMembers  2900WRX Points: 286Handicap: +0.8Posts: 2,900 Titanium Tees
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    Need to see some Velocore RED 7x feedback in Fairways!


    Please!

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  • chadillac65chadillac65 FloridaMembers  336WRX Points: 87Handicap: 2Posts: 336 Greens
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    I was fit at Club Champion and I play three of these shafts. Best shaft I have ever played!

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    Driver: TaylorMade Sim 10.5* Fujikura Ventus Blue 7-X 45.5 inches
    3 Wood: Ping 410 14.5 LST Fujikura Ventus Blue 8-X 43.25 inches
    5 Wood: Ping 410 17.5 Fujikura Ventus Blue 8-X 42.75 inches 
    Irons: TaylorMade P790 4-PW Project X LZ 6.5 +1/4
    Wedge: TaylorMade Mill Grind 2 48, 54, 60 PX 6.0 +1/4
    Putter: Scotty Cameron NewPort 2 Circle t 35 inches
  • ljfont79ljfont79 Members  7WRX Points: 16Handicap: 4Posts: 7 Bunkers
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    Waiting for my Blue 6x to get here to game in my TS3. Just need a SIM to put it in

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  • knudson81knudson81 My WITB is $100 but my swing is $.50 Marshals, Media Staffer  3348WRX Points: 387Posts: 3,348 Marshals
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    I played the Ventus Red 7x prototype last year in my XR16 3w and it was a great combination. Launch is more mid/high than "high" but the stability and consistency is really what shines. I have never been a big fairway wood guy, but that 3w combo became my go-to for days where the driver wasn't working or I needed to hit the fairway on a tight hole. Easy to hit off the deck and even hitting down on the ball didn't produce too much spin. For a higher launch shaft it definitely plays true to flex, not soft by any means.

    Got another Red 7x for my Mavrik SZ 3w that went in the bag this year and it already has become a club I have a bunch of confidence in and like to hit.

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  • My2DogsMy2Dogs Members  1325WRX Points: 233Posts: 1,325 Platinum Tees
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    I’ve got a Red 7X in a Tour Issued Mavrik right at 15* (15.2 for exact measurements). I have the 7X Blue in a Tour Issued Flash SZ as well. I like the Mavrik better. Don’t know if it’s the Red or the head but I think a lot has to do with the head as it’s more shallow and I like those. The Red feels nice, does get up higher than the FSZ with the Blue. Both feel smooth to me. Good spin so don’t think it’s going to go crazy with high spin numbers as some think. I get decent roll out. I play a high draw as my normal shot but still can hit straight or a fade. A bigger fade is my issue as I’m late or leave the club face a little open, nothing fixes a bad swing. As Knutson81 says, not soft but doesn’t feel harsh or boardy to me. Stable and nice high shots, also seems to go better through the wind than other shafts (Ventus in general).

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    Driver: Mavrik Triple Diamond 9*- Ventus Black 6X
    3 wood: Callaway Tour Issued Mavrik - Ventus Red 7X
    Hybrid: TM SIM 19*  Gost X-Flex
    4i PXG Gen2 Utility Iron DG X100
    5-GW PXG Gen3 DG X100. (5 and 6 Players, 7-GW Tour)
    Callaway MD4 Tactical 54* bent to 55* SW
    Vokey SM8 60* LW
    Odyssey EXO 7S, 35inch
  • dlow206dlow206 Members  362WRX Points: 133Posts: 362 Greens
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    I put a Ventus Red Velocore 5S in my SIM Max. It felt like I was cheating. I put a few swings on the ball that I thought for sure would snap hook into the woods but somehow the ball faded back into the fairway.

    I'm a high handicapper and sometimes I unintentionally hit a draw and sometimes a fade. Ball almost never went left with the Ventus Red. Did miss a few that ended up being a push fade. I need to adjust to that.

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  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 Foxboro, MAMembers  2900WRX Points: 286Handicap: +0.8Posts: 2,900 Titanium Tees
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    Hmmm. Interesting notes. Thank You!

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    Callaway Bertha Epic Flash 9° Speeder Tourspec 553 X
    Callaway TC Super Hybrid 16° Speeder Tourspec 904 X
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    Miura Craftsmen CB•301 4 - 6 iSeries Proto CWT 105 X
    Miura Craftsmen TB•000 7 - 9
     iSeries Proto CWT 105 X
     Miura Handgrind Raw 46 • 06 iSeries Proto CWT 105 X
    Miura Handgrind Raw 52 • 10 iSeries Proto CWT 105 X
    Miura Handgrind Raw 58 • 10 iSeries Proto CWT 105 X
    Miura Tour Milled Raw 64 • 16 iSeries Proto CWT 105 X
    Toulon Garage Palm Beach Stroke Lab Graphite Steel X
    Bridgestone Tour B XS '20
    Miura 
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    Jones Utility Trouper '20
  • BrianWeaver1333BrianWeaver1333 Members  57WRX Points: 39Posts: 57 Bunkers
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    Thanks for all the great info, looking forward to my ventus coming in soon!

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  • OverDrawOverDraw Members  2WRX Points: 10Posts: 2 Starters
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    I'm having trouble finding information on which swing speeds fit into which flexes with the Ventus. Looking at either a Blue 7S or 7X, I swing between 110-115 with a medium quick transition. Miss is a hook if that matters. What would people recommend?

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10876WRX Points: 3,984Handicap: 8Posts: 10,876 ClubWRX
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    That is pretty square in the middle of the x range.

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    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 49 and 64
    WEDGES: Titleist SM7 54 and 60 KBS tour custom matte black shafts.
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  • bombdropbombdrop Members  30WRX Points: 29Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    Went from a HULK 6X to a Ventus Black 7X. Ventus is noticeably higher launch and a lot smoother. Haven't hit it enough if its actually longer but feels a bit more forgiving.

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  • LemondeLemonde Members  811WRX Points: 125Posts: 811 Golden Tee
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    Ventus black is easy to load and won’t go left. Ie snap hook. Now you can pull it but it won’t be a 30 yard pull, maybe half. Mine is untipped. I find it hard to believe the adapters are not as stiff as the shafts themselves. So why tip?

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    TaylorMade SIM 10.5 Fujikura Ventus Velocore Black 6X
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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers  5629WRX Points: 525Handicap: 10Posts: 5,629 Titanium Tees
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10876WRX Points: 3,984Handicap: 8Posts: 10,876 ClubWRX
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    I wish I had not sold my ventus 😥... I may have to call up peoples and get another... Trying new stuff is not always worth it.

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    Driver: Taylormade SIM 10.5 KBS TD 70TX
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 49 and 64
    WEDGES: Titleist SM7 54 and 60 KBS tour custom matte black shafts.
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers  5629WRX Points: 525Handicap: 10Posts: 5,629 Titanium Tees
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    What did you move in to from the Ventus?

    I love driver shafts with a little softer handle and the Ventus sounds like the ticket.

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10876WRX Points: 3,984Handicap: 8Posts: 10,876 ClubWRX
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    For no other reason than new and shinny.. I saw something else I wanted to try..

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    Driver: Taylormade SIM 10.5 KBS TD 70TX
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 49 and 64
    WEDGES: Titleist SM7 54 and 60 KBS tour custom matte black shafts.
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • uglandeuglande Members  498WRX Points: 335Posts: 498 Greens
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    Had my first range session with Ventus blue 7X in a TS3 3W (coming from Hzrdus yellow HC). Took a while for me to make the adjustment, but then started to stripe them nicely with good numbers across the board. I was only hitting from a tee so I need to test off turf next.

    As others have said, the shaft is very stable but still feels smooth. The feel of impact is a little more variable, because when you hit center you're rewarded with a powerful and satisfying thwack but mishits are a little more harsh than usual because the tip is so stiff. But this doesn't bother me. I play blades in my irons and like to have a precise sense of strike.

    I was hitting these a little lower on average than my current shaft, and the flex felt like the max of what I can handle. I am normally a high ball hitter, so I would advise people not to automatically jump to the Ventus Black thinking that the Blue is going to launch too high. That was definitely not my experience.

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    Titleist TS2 3w 7w Ventus Blue 7X
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  • therealjonzonetherealjonzone Members  2831WRX Points: 398Handicap: 2.9Posts: 2,831 Titanium Tees
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    The fact that people assume they’ll hit the mid launch or high launch shafts higher based on profile, is why it’s so important to go on profile of how the shaft feels, not simply OEM launch profile.

    I hit the Atmos Black higher than the Atmos Blue, simply because the more linear profile of the Black allows me to square up better for my swing.

    Ventus Black 7x should arrive finally this week for testing.

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  • Double DodgerDouble Dodger Members  199WRX Points: 104Posts: 199 Fairways
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    Can anyone give an honest comparison between the VeloCore and the shaft used in OEM clubs that does not have the VeloCore labeling?

    If I have tried the OEM shaft have I tried the aftermarket shaft. If I don’t like one will I not like the others performance?

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  • AtlantaGolf3AtlantaGolf3 Members  56WRX Points: 47Posts: 56 Bunkers
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    I’ve played the Blue 6x in my 9° EF head turned down to 8° and I’ve been ecstatic at the results. I am not the fastest swinger and I’ve get a mid-fast swing speed. When I lay into it, I probably can hit 114, but more commonly average 109-112. It’s surprisingly very smooth and you are able to feel the kick of the shaft. When I into a swing I you get toe strikes/over draws. Not really a hook, but a little left of comfort. I am not a super high spin player and create a lot of launch through hitting up on the ball I typically don’t need to drop spin. It can get just too low.

    Out of shear curiosity, I bought a Black 6x to see how it performed in a side by side comparison. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to power up the shaft on a regular basis. I also worried the spin would drop off to where the ball would travel nowhere.

    I’ve been blown away by how stable the shaft feels on all swings. Both controlled, slower swings and going all out for it. The flight is towering and longer than the blue. Higher flight and less lateral curvature than the blue 6x and further carry. Only slight draw left on my typical toe hit. Heel side was a straight push but only 10-15 yards to the right. Right push dropped a little carry distance, but consistently put the ball in play.

    I don’t have the data on the black, but the gave me spin around 2,150-2400. I am guessing the Black would be around 2k, but most people on these threads would be able to tell me differently.

    Most importantly I am able to find the center of the face more consistently and my misses are not as drastic.

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