GIVEAWAY: Vokey SM8 60* Wedge- ENTER HERE, PING Heppler Anser 2 Putter- ENTER HERE.

The New Ventus Black

2456725
25

Comments

  • mjbaker80mjbaker80 Members  835WRX Points: 297Handicap: 4.2Posts: 835 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #32

    In my experience the Atmos B is lower but again, it’s tipped. The VENTUS black is by no means high launching though

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers  2233WRX Points: 343Posts: 2,233 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #33

    Interesting, thought this was going to be more shaft than the TR line but what you described sounds very enticing.

    Posted:
  • mjbaker80mjbaker80 Members  835WRX Points: 297Handicap: 4.2Posts: 835 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #34

    I’ll be honest, I’m a driver shaft junkie. I’ve now played three rounds with this and it may never leave my bag.

    Posted:
  • Kovey10Kovey10 Antioch, ILMembers  29WRX Points: 36Posts: 29 Bunkers
    Joined:  #35

    I need one of these in my bag ASAP...if anyone can help, PM me.

    Posted:
  • mjbaker80mjbaker80 Members  835WRX Points: 297Handicap: 4.2Posts: 835 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #36

    On -, @Kovey10 said:

    I need one of these in my bag ASAP...if anyone can help, PM me.

    Call JDs Clubs and tell him Baker sent you!

    Posted:
  • mjbaker80mjbaker80 Members  835WRX Points: 297Handicap: 4.2Posts: 835 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #37
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • HitBombsHitBombs Members  117WRX Points: 80Posts: 117 Fairways
    Joined:  #38

    On -, @mjbaker80 said:

    In my experience the Atmos B is lower but again, it’s tipped. The VENTUS black is by no means high launching though

    Have you ever hit a GD tour ad gp? That’s probably more mid launch low spin. But I currently play that in a 6X, wondering how that compares to the new ventus

    Posted:
  • Speeder617Speeder617 ClubWRX  525WRX Points: 85Posts: 525 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #39

    Just hit the black 6x and it's staying in the bag. Everything else felt similar to the blue but definitely lower ball flight.

    Posted:
  • mjbaker80mjbaker80 Members  835WRX Points: 297Handicap: 4.2Posts: 835 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #40

    On -, @chrisw said:

    On -, @mjbaker80 said:

    In my experience the Atmos B is lower but again, it’s tipped. The VENTUS black is by no means high launching though

    Have you ever hit a GD tour ad gp? That’s probably more mid launch low spin. But I currently play that in a 6X, wondering how that compares to the new ventus

    I’ve only swung the GP a few times so I can’t really say sorry!

    Posted:
  • jeffreyjenkinsjeffreyjenkins Members  375WRX Points: 90Posts: 375 Greens
    Joined:  #41

    I want a good comparison between the Ventus Black and the new GD Tour AD XC .... if anybody has hit both of these, let me know

    Posted:
    TM SIM (9.0) Fujikura Evolution IV 661 X
    TM M6 (15) Project X Even Flow Black 75 6.5X
    TM SIM Max Hybrid (19) MRC Tensei White Hybrid 90-TX
    Titleist 716 AP2 4-9 TT DG S400
    Titleist SM7 Raw 46.10, 50.08, 54.10, 60.10 TT S-400
    TM TP Collection Ardmore 2
  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX  4939WRX Points: 352Handicap: 9Posts: 4,939 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #42

    On -, @mjbaker80 said:

    I’ll be honest, I’m a driver shaft junkie. I’ve now played three rounds with this and it may never leave my bag.

    Same. The Ventus is just so good. I'm using the blue and I can't think of a reason to try anything else which NEVER happens to me.

    Posted:
    M6 9°  Fujikura Ventus 6
    TS2 15°  Diamana S+ Ltd 70
    790UDI  PX Catalyst 80 -or- 818H2 19°  GD Tour AD IZ-85
    0311T 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
    SM7 46F 52F 58D  DG 115
    SM7 62M  KBS Tour
    putter, KBS CT Tour, Pro Only *

    (¬¬)
    OLD--WITB Link
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • getair23getair23 Members  2318WRX Points: 427Posts: 2,318 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #43

    The Blue launched a little too high. Black sounds like it might be perfect. Wish I never opened this thread!

    Posted:
    Titleist TS3 9.5  HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5tx 
    Cobra F6 Baffler Elements Chrome 70-x
    Srixon Z 745 (4-pw) KBS tour-x
    Mizuno T20 51* 54* 60* TT x-100
    Callaway PM Grind 64*
    SC Studio Design no. 2
    Pro V1
  • EricgmciEricgmci Members  280WRX Points: 54Handicap: 5Posts: 280 Greens
    Joined:  #44

    Just got the new Ventus black 6x. Really knocked the flight down on g410+. Was playing a tour advr 7x. The black is great, was a little worried it would be boardy but is really smooth! Looking forward to finishing the fall out with this combo.

    Posted:
  • EricgmciEricgmci Members  280WRX Points: 54Handicap: 5Posts: 280 Greens
    Joined:  #45

    Quick round this morning and it does not go left, a very welcome sign to my usual big miss!

    Posted:
  • gambitgambit Members  4464WRX Points: 267Posts: 4,464 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #46

    Can anyone compare the black to the DF or Pro Orange?

    Posted:

    SIM 9 / Tensei Pro Orange 60 TX

    SIM 3/5 Woods / Tensei Pro Blue 70/80 TX

    Tour Issue Adams Pro Mini 23 / AD DI 95x

    Ping Blueprints 5-P / Steelfiber i110S

    Ping Glide Forged 50-54-60 / Steelfiber i125S

    Byron Morgan DH89

    Titleist Linksmaster

  • mjbaker80mjbaker80 Members  835WRX Points: 297Handicap: 4.2Posts: 835 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #47

    For me it’s the antithesis of the TPO. I have never hit a shaft longer but it was wild and hard to tame which happens with counter balancing. The TPO was the wildest shaft I’ve gamed in past 3 years. VB is far and away the most stable. I’m starting to see the VBs horsepower too. I had two drives yesterday that were stupid long.

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • mjmurphymjmurphy Members  168WRX Points: 81Posts: 168 Fairways
    Joined:  #48

    Anyone compared it to the Fuji TR.

    Posted:
  • SMUGamerSMUGamer Members  762WRX Points: 215Posts: 762 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #49

    On -, @mjmurphy said:

    Anyone compared it to the Fuji TR.

    I’d like to know the same.

    Posted:
  • belephantbelephant Members  87WRX Points: 38Posts: 87 Fairways
    Joined:  #50

    Very intriguing. Happy with my TZ6, but I might just have to try this. Generally love Fuji shafts

    Posted:
    PING G400 LST 8.5° | Accra TZ6 65 M5
    PING G410 LST 14.5° | Accra TZ6 85 M5
    Titleist 818 H2 17° | Atmos Black 9X
    Titleist 818 H2 23° | HZRDUS Black 105 6.5
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-P | Modus3 120TX
    Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 50°, 55°, 60° | Dynamic Gold TI S400
    Bettinardi Tour Minovai
  • MrFlapjackMrFlapjack Members  2637WRX Points: 138Handicap: 3.6Posts: 2,637 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #51

    Can anyone compare this the HZRDUS Black, or Synergy Black? Synergy Black is longer for me but not quite as point and shoot as the HZRDUS Black. Wondering if this is the best of both worlds.

    Posted:
    Cobra LTD HZRDUS 75g 6.5 (Synergy Black 70TX tipped 1/2")
    Ping 2014 Rapture 3W - Blueboard 73x5ct
    Cobra F8 3 hybrid (HZRDUS Black 85 6.5)
    4 Hybrid...
    Srixon Z545 5-AW (SF i110 stiff)
    RTX 3.0 - 54 and 58 (SF i125 stiff)
    Ping Ketsch Mid 
  • budcangolfbudcangolf Members  523WRX Points: 173Posts: 523 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #52

    On -, @MrFlapjack said:

    Can anyone compare this the HZRDUS Black, or Synergy Black? Synergy Black is longer for me but not quite as point and shoot as the HZRDUS Black. Wondering if this is the best of both worlds.

    Have one round and a practice session with the Ventus Black 6X. Coming from the Smoke Green “Hulk” 70 6.5TX untipped, decided on the Ventus Black 6X tipped 1”. To my surprise it actually feels a little stiffer and more stout to me than the Hulk does. It seems to launch lower and spin slightly less than the Hulk and feels very tight. Haven’t been on a launch monitor to compare but so far it’s passing the eye test for what I wanted. It’s much tighter and stout feeling than the Synergy black and more similar in feel to the HZRDUS Black or Smoke Green. This shaft does not want to go left from what I’ve seen and definitely delivers on the lower launch and spin with a very stiff feeling handle and uniform feel which is what I prefer. Still getting used to it but so far so good.

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • BetterAtBingoBetterAtBingo Members  145WRX Points: 33Posts: 145 Fairways
    Joined:  #53

    Have any of you played the EF Black and the Ventus Black?

    Posted:

    Driver: Epic Flash SZ <-> ATMOS Red 7X

    Fairway: M4 3HL <-> TENSEI Pro Blue 90TX

    Hybrid: Apex '16 <-> HZRDUS Black 105X

    Irons: Apex Pro '16 H20 <-> NIPPON 105S

    Wedges: CBX2 50° / 56° Full Face <-> NIPPON C10S

    Putter: Senita B 400g Slight Arc

    Ball: Tour B RXS

  • Rpete33Rpete33 Members  654WRX Points: 90Handicap: 10Posts: 654 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #54

    On -, @BetterAtBingo said:

    Have any of you played the EF Black and the Ventus Black?

    Would like some input here as well as I currently have EF black and was thinking the Ventus black would be a great upgrade

    Posted:
  • CirclesCircles Members  20WRX Points: 21Posts: 20 Bunkers
    Joined:  #55

    On -, @BetterAtBingo said:

    Have any of you played the EF Black and the Ventus Black?

    I am interested in this comparison as well.

    Posted:
  • coopizzezcoopizzez Members  216WRX Points: 79Posts: 216 Fairways
    Joined:  #56

    So I’m still in the honeymoon phase as I don’t have a ton of time with this shaft, but my first impressions are fabulous with the black 6x. I have worked hard on my tee ball and game a Diamana DF in a TS3, which I love. I have a Ventus blue 6x that I can groove on the range, but it just hasn’t translated to the course. I game a Ventus blue 7x in my 3 wood - it’s perfect fit for me.

    All I can say is the black is awesome. Great feel, low spin, hard to hit left. I hope the honeymoon continues as this will give a DF a run for its money.

    Posted:
  • Fujikura GolfFujikura Golf Sponsors  372WRX Points: 335Posts: 372 Greens
    Joined:  #57

    Hi guys, to answer a few of your questions about how VB compares,
    Ventus Black and Atmos Tour Spec Black will have similar launch + spins. With lower Torque mixed with Velocore Technology Ventus reduces the clubhead from twisting through impact. Centerness of contact and less twist will eliminate gear effect and the ball will fly straighter, not to mention improved ball speed. TR has a much softer tip and higher torque. Due to the increased stiffness in the midsection TR will allow launch to be similar to Atmos Black + Ventus Black but spin will be slightly higher.

    Let us know if that helps clarify and if you have any further questions. Thanks for all of the feedback on VB so far and glad to hear it's working well for those who have tried it. We are sending out 5 shafts to the lucky few who were selected for the testing so those should be live soon, stay tuned.

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • Rpete33Rpete33 Members  654WRX Points: 90Handicap: 10Posts: 654 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #58

    On -, @Fujikura Golf said:

    Hi guys, to answer a few of your questions about how VB compares,
    Ventus Black and Atmos Tour Spec Black will have similar launch + spins. With lower Torque mixed with Velocore Technology Ventus reduces the clubhead from twisting through impact. Centerness of contact and less twist will eliminate gear effect and the ball will fly straighter, not to mention improved ball speed. TR has a much softer tip and higher torque. Due to the increased stiffness in the midsection TR will allow launch to be similar to Atmos Black + Ventus Black but spin will be slightly higher.

    Let us know if that helps clarify and if you have any further questions. Thanks for all of the feedback on VB so far and glad to hear it's working well for those who have tried it. We are sending out 5 shafts to the lucky few who were selected for the testing so those should be live soon, stay tuned.

    Pick me! Pick me! Seriously either way I think I’m sold on the Ventus black, will be getting one soon but would be sick to be selected to win one as well!

    Posted:
  • cj4501cj4501 Members  841WRX Points: 140Posts: 841 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #59

    On -, @mjbaker80 said:

    Yes, the VENTUS black is 6X as well. The smoke green is solid but I think the black flights a little lower for me. The agreement tends to feel a little more lively down at the tip. Granted, I’ve only had the VB in play for days but the misses were significantly better. The launch and spin were pretty close I believe. But? The VENTUS has a lot less movement on the ball after impact. I think the MOI thing is the real deal. My misses are significantly better with it

    Significantly better misses sounds right up my alley. I have a negative AoA and play atmos black ts 6s right now, would black launch to low for ME u think? Was going to try a blue but a stiffer tip to take my hook out sounds beautiful

    Posted:
  • mjbaker80mjbaker80 Members  835WRX Points: 297Handicap: 4.2Posts: 835 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #60

    Hard to say but if you’re in an Atmos black the blue might launch a bit high for you. Atmos black is the lowest launch and spinning on Fuji’s entire shaft chart. I would be shocked if you found the VENTUS black to be too much shaft so long as the right weight and flex. I played in a misty cold rain today and never fought it for a minute.

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • cj4501cj4501 Members  841WRX Points: 140Posts: 841 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #61

    On -, @mjbaker80 said:

    Hard to say but if you’re in an Atmos black the blue might launch a bit high for you. Atmos black is the lowest launch and spinning on Fuji’s entire shaft chart. I would be shocked if you found the VENTUS black to be too much shaft so long as the right weight and flex. I played in a misty cold rain today and never fought it for a minute.

    Interesting, I figured ventus black would launch lower than atmos. Thanks for info!

    Posted:
25

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.