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For the past 5 or 6 years I’ve played the Aldila VS Proto “By You” shaft in driver (60 gram) and 3 wood (70 gram). It’s is s solid mid trajectory mid spin shaft that I am very familiar with. However, they are no longer available new and I get dizzy studying the current offerings. My SS is about 100 and driving is the strongest aspect of the game. Generally I prefer mid to high trajectory and mid to high spin shafts. Does anyone have any suggestions for current offerings that fit these characteristics? Please don’t suggest that I get fitted - long story but it isn’t going to happen. Many thanks.

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Tour Blue is said to be in the line of succession from the VS Proto.

Also a big and long time Aldila blue fan. Just me but I like the Aldila Rip Phenom or NV 2kxv blue as a replacement more than the Tour Blue or Rogue Black (which also are in the same mid-trajectory al

Tour Blue is said to be in the line of succession from the VS Proto.

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The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: Original One 11.5* (tuned down), Motore Speeder 6.3 TS X -or- Fly-Z+, Matrix 7m3 X, 43.5" 

3w: King LTD, Aldila RIP Beta 90 X -or- TM Stage 2 Tour, BiMatrix Proto Lime X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h or 3h, NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4; 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, SteelFiber i125 S -or- Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; PM Grind 19 58*; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, Dynamic S
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34" -or- Cleveland Huntington Beach #1, 34.5" -or- Rife Bimini, 34" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TaylorMade TP5, Kirkland Signature v3.2

GripMaster Roo or Kidd leather grips

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Also a big and long time Aldila blue fan.

Just me but I like the Aldila Rip Phenom or NV 2kxv blue as a replacement more than the Tour Blue or Rogue Black (which also are in the same mid-trajectory aldila line and may be possible alternatives). Especially for the 60 gm version since they are closer in weight. The Tour Blue and Rogue Black '60's' are really closer to 70 gm shafts.

Other OEM options I've found to work well: PX LZ (not made but still can find some) or PX Evenflow Blue I found to be pretty close in feel.

Obviously as with any shaft recommendation, YRMV.

 

FWIW - the Aldila chronological progression/lineage for the vs-proto line was:

Vs-proto, VS Voodoo, Rip Phenom, Tour Blue, Rogue Black, Rogue elite blue, NV 2kxv blue.

 

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They can still be found in several weights/flexes on eBay from very reputable sellers. May even be some online retailers who still have new old stock at reduced prices - pretty sure I’ve seen a site or two recently who had them (BillyBobs is one).

Taylormade SIM 10.5* - Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Callaway Alpha 816 15* - Diamana B 80x
Adams MB2 Raw Tour Issue 4-PW - KBS CTaper 120
Bridgestone J15 50.08 - DG Tour Issue S400
Callaway MD2 Tour Grind 54.09 - Nippon Modus 125 Wedge
Scotty Cameron Milspec 350
Bridgestone Tour B XS

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