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Looking for a few shafts to request in a fitting.  Some shafts in the past that I’ve gotten along with well are:

 

Fubuki K 70

UST Elements Chrome 7T

Aldila Tour Green 75

Aldila 2KXV 75

Aldila RIP Phenom 70 (Favorite)

 

Seem to like stiff butt and tip with softer mid I would say?  I’m currently demoing a HZRDUS RDX Blue and like it but probably too light and soft (6.0 60 gram).  Is ventus blue worth trying?

 

Thanks!

 

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Ventus Blue is a fine shaft, if you're comfortable with the softer handle and ultra-stiff tip, and where cost is a factor.  FYI: Higgo just won Palmetto using Ventus Blue in Driver and wood.

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Tensei Pro Orange and VA Nemesys are another two. I have the Tensei PO in my hybrid and a 2KXV in my 3W. 

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Lefty

Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - HZRDUS RDX Smoke Blue 6.0

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping G410 - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

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DI, TP, Oban Tour Limited, Ventus Blue are some of the shafts that come to mind.  I've had all of them in my bag minus the TP which are in two of my cousins bags.  Awesome shaft.  FYI, I had the Fubuki K in my R11 dot and absolutely hated it.  It would go everywhere but straight.  Had it in the bag for 2 weeks and then it was gone.  

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1 hour ago, thinch84 said:

Looking for a few shafts to request in a fitting.  Some shafts in the past that I’ve gotten along with well are:

 

Fubuki K 70

UST Elements Chrome 7T

Aldila Tour Green 75

Aldila 2KXV 75

Aldila RIP Phenom 70 (Favorite)

 

Seem to like stiff butt and tip with softer mid I would say?  I’m currently demoing a HZRDUS RDX Blue and like it but probably too light and soft (6.0 60 gram).  Is ventus blue worth trying?

 

Thanks!

 

Rogue tour 125? It's like a high end Tour green, and it's more butt heavy

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My Favorite CB shaft of all time is the Aldila XTorsion Copperhead in 60TX.  Current shaft is Evenflow riptide CB- pretty good as well. I like Rogue Black as well- for some reason I see a touch more spin with it.

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I play an Aldila Xtorsion Copper 60TX, but it comes in 70TX as well. It’s kind of in between the Hzrdus Yellow and Tensei Orange PO. 
 

The 60TX is higher torque than the 70TX. The 70 TX felt much stiffer even though it was only 3 grams heavier at 70g while the 60TX is 67g. 


the 60TX feels a bit like the 2KXV while the 70TX feels more tight like the UST Chrome for me. 

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Personally I seem to get along better with CB shafts in the woods. Favorites so far have been the Rdx Blue 70g 6.5, Tensei Orange 70g TX & Hzrdus Smoke Yellow 6.5 70g.

Definitely try the Rdx Blue in 6.5/70g to see how you like it.

 

During a demo session for 3w and switched from Motore F1 (very linear profile) to Rdx Blue and the difference was huge.

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13 hours ago, MattM97 said:

Tensei Pro Orange and VA Nemesys are another two. I have the Tensei PO in my hybrid and a 2KXV in my 3W. 

Great shafts. Ive got TPO in driver and Nemsesys in my 3w and hybrid. Im surprised how much I like the counter balanced in the 2h. That extra head weight makes it a monster!


Im really curious to try the Nemesys in driver but TPO is so good for that spot

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correct me if im wrong but I dont recall Ventus Blue being counter balanced or high balance point.....

 

Like mentioned before id give Tensei Pro Orange 60tx a chance. Its tip stiff and butt stiff but does not feel boardy at all. Very controllable and easy to hit


Also id try the original HZRDUS Yellow , not the hzrdus smoke yellow. IMO the smoke yellow is a softer than the original yellow. I personally had much better success with the original. For reference I have a more aggressive and fast transition to my downwing

PXG Gen4 0811x 7.5*.... Accra Tour Z RPG 362 LBP M5

TM 300 Mini 13.5*.... Ventus Black 7x

PXG Gen4 0317 2h 18* hybrid.... Ventus Blue 9x or New Level NLU-01 18*... Ventus Black 9tx

PXG Gen2 Utility 22*.... Accra iSteel 125

New Level PF-1 Black 5-P ... Accra iSteel 125

Corey Paul wedges 52 , 56 , 60 ... KBS $-Taper 125 S+

 2021 Scotty Phantom x5.5 w/ Stability Tour Black

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1 minute ago, JoeFrigo said:

Great shafts. Ive got TPO in driver and Nemsesys in my 3w and hybrid. Im surprised how much I like the counter balanced in the 2h. That extra head weight makes it a monster!


Im really curious to try the Nemesys in driver but TPO is so good for that spot

 

I've been struggling to find a driver shaft, going to try the 2KXV, TPO, Nemesys and the TPT I heard is supposed to be a great shaft for me as well. 

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Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - HZRDUS RDX Smoke Blue 6.0

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping G410 - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Handmade - Kingdom Putter - NCW Boyd - and more. 

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11 minutes ago, MattM97 said:

 

I've been struggling to find a driver shaft, going to try the 2KXV, TPO, Nemesys and the TPT I heard is supposed to be a great shaft for me as well. 

how do you like the 2KXV? My other 3w shaft is the new Tensei AV Raw Orange 70tx. Different feel than the TPO for sure. TPO is more stiff. AV Raw Orange has a subtle kick

 

I dont have another CB driver shaft but id be willing to move either the AV Raw Orange or Nemesys 3w shafts. Having too many shafts always leads me to constantly tinker

PXG Gen4 0811x 7.5*.... Accra Tour Z RPG 362 LBP M5

TM 300 Mini 13.5*.... Ventus Black 7x

PXG Gen4 0317 2h 18* hybrid.... Ventus Blue 9x or New Level NLU-01 18*... Ventus Black 9tx

PXG Gen2 Utility 22*.... Accra iSteel 125

New Level PF-1 Black 5-P ... Accra iSteel 125

Corey Paul wedges 52 , 56 , 60 ... KBS $-Taper 125 S+

 2021 Scotty Phantom x5.5 w/ Stability Tour Black

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5 minutes ago, JoeFrigo said:

how do you like the 2KXV? My other 3w shaft is the new Tensei AV Raw Orange 70tx. Different feel than the TPO for sure. TPO is more stiff. AV Raw Orange has a subtle kick

 

I dont have another CB driver shaft but id be willing to move either the AV Raw Orange or Nemesys 3w shafts. Having too many shafts always leads me to constantly tinker

 

It's stout but I'm rocking the Green 75X in my 3W but it works for my swing when I'm playing on a semi regular basis, right now it's meh cause I haven't been playing much. But it's an easy feel for me to repeat and the 3W has been a great club for me. If the feel is similar in my driver then I'll have some good success with that. The TPO was close but just hit that 2KXV better. 

Lefty

Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - HZRDUS RDX Smoke Blue 6.0

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping G410 - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Handmade - Kingdom Putter - NCW Boyd - and more. 

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On 6/14/2021 at 9:30 PM, Krt22 said:

AD-VR fits the bill as well. Im not sure the ventus blue is really a high balance point shaft, but it has the that profile

 

If you like stiff handle, stiff tip with a lively mid section, the Diamana ZF is great (my current gamer)

Mind telling me more about how you like the ZF?  Really interested to try this!

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13 minutes ago, thinch84 said:

Mind telling me more about how you like the ZF?  Really interested to try this!

I like it a lot to be honest.  I had been playing heavier CB options because I like the stiffer handle sections (ADVR, RDX Blue, Tensei PO, Rouge white), but this is working out well. I tend to stike a bit low on the face so struggle with launch and a left miss, this launches very nicely with the kick in the mid section, but still also very stable so you need to really put a bad swing on it to make it go left. I play the 60TX tipped 3/4" , sim 2 opened up a bit.

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