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Very cool graphics.  Doesn't look like these are available retail yet.  Tempted to pick one up for testing when they're released.

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NM. Found my answer.


“Graphics: In keeping with Aretera’s strategy of allowing “the fitter to be the hero,” the company has taken an interesting approach to its shaft graphics. In addition to doing away with flex designations, each shaft features three rectangles that are shaded to indicate the relative firmness or flex of the butt, middle, and tip of the shaft. This serves as a handy reference for both fitter and player in communicating how the shaft functions throughout the golf swing. Additionally, graphics for an “active” tip shaft are blue and charcoal for a firmer tip.”

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4 minutes ago, shoeshine said:

NM. Found my answer.


“Graphics: In keeping with Aretera’s strategy of allowing “the fitter to be the hero,” the company has taken an interesting approach to its shaft graphics. In addition to doing away with flex designations, each shaft features three rectangles that are shaded to indicate the relative firmness or flex of the butt, middle, and tip of the shaft. This serves as a handy reference for both fitter and player in communicating how the shaft functions throughout the golf swing. Additionally, graphics for an “active” tip shaft are blue and charcoal for a firmer tip.”

Shaft companies trying to reinvent the R/S/X flex designations are like 2 for 10 in the last decade. Only Accra and UST can get away with this and not go bankrupt. Why new shaft makers feel they need to be different is beyond me. 

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6 minutes ago, third-times-a-charm said:

Shaft companies trying to reinvent the R/S/X flex designations are like 2 for 10 in the last decade. Only Accra and UST can get away with this and not go bankrupt. Why new shaft makers feel they need to be different is beyond me. 

🤷🏻 I believe Mitsubishi does a similar thing with their C6 line

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I don't mind the numerical flex since flex isn't universal but many are doing it as well such as LAGP, KBS and some MCA line. I'm definitely curious on these, I'm sure not cheap but maybe a different approach to the Ventus shafts by the designer. Trying to time a driver fitting for when these are released. 

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2 hours ago, third-times-a-charm said:

Shaft companies trying to reinvent the R/S/X flex designations are like 2 for 10 in the last decade. Only Accra and UST can get away with this and not go bankrupt. Why new shaft makers feel they need to be different is beyond me. 

Nothing like confusing the consumer with yet another arbitrary system that is dependent upon fitter's being well versed, extremely limiting in entering the marketplace. 

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Mike Dee's formerly of Fujikura new biz.. Very curious about these!!

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Just now, QuigleyDU said:

Mike Dee's formerly of Fujikura new biz.. Very curious about these!!

You know you're going to pick one up for testing when these bad boys are released retail, bro.

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1 minute ago, phizzy30 said:

You know you're going to pick one up for testing when these bad boys are released retail, bro.

yeah...... most likely.. lol. 

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3 wood: Paradym 3d Ventus black TR 7x

19 degree UW: Ventus black TR 8x

Mizuno Pro Fli Hi 4 utility Hazrdus black 90 6.5 X

5 -PW: Callaway Apex MB, KBS $ taper 130X

Wedges - Jaws raw 50, 54, 59 KBS $ taper 130x

Putter- Mutant Wilson Staff 8802 with stroke lab shaft
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1 hour ago, shoeshine said:

NM. Found my answer.


“Graphics: In keeping with Aretera’s strategy of allowing “the fitter to be the hero,” the company has taken an interesting approach to its shaft graphics. In addition to doing away with flex designations, each shaft features three rectangles that are shaded to indicate the relative firmness or flex of the butt, middle, and tip of the shaft. This serves as a handy reference for both fitter and player in communicating how the shaft functions throughout the golf swing. Additionally, graphics for an “active” tip shaft are blue and charcoal for a firmer tip.”

Looks as though the blue has a softer tip compared to the black with the mid and handle being similar.  Black will most likely be low launch/spin and blue mid launch/mid-low spin. 

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2 minutes ago, pdiddy3 said:

Just heard back from them on IG. They are working on pricing this week with their retail partners. We should have some more info soon!!

My guess is they will be $400’ish..

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3 wood: Paradym 3d Ventus black TR 7x

19 degree UW: Ventus black TR 8x

Mizuno Pro Fli Hi 4 utility Hazrdus black 90 6.5 X

5 -PW: Callaway Apex MB, KBS $ taper 130X

Wedges - Jaws raw 50, 54, 59 KBS $ taper 130x

Putter- Mutant Wilson Staff 8802 with stroke lab shaft
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Excited to see some more press and marketing on this and then have the real gearheads here on WRX and the TXG guys do some testing. Look awesome!

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On 2/13/2024 at 11:48 PM, DFS PFD said:

Nothing like confusing the consumer with yet another arbitrary system that is dependent upon fitter's being well versed, extremely limiting in entering the marketplace. 

Considering there's no standard aside the use of R-S-X-TX because each producer has it's own parameters, it's already confusing enough...

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5 hours ago, ChristianR said:

Considering there's no standard aside the use of R-S-X-TX because each producer has it's own parameters, it's already confusing enough...

I think this is disingenuous to be honest and I always see people say this in defense of alternate designations but IMO it's less than a half truth.

 

Sure every shaft maker could label any stiffness whatever they want - but they dont. The L/A/R/S/X/etc designations are 98% of the time within the same range of each other because the normalization of those flex ranges over time and what people choose has forced them to. 

 

Of course there are going to be lines of shafts here and there that play soft to flex or strong or etc based on material placement and each person being different in ideals and ability - but from a machine standpoint when you CPM/measure modern shafts out they (again, overwhelmingly generally) come out within the same ranges for these flex designations.

 

Nobody is making an R flex shaft that is as stiff as an X or vice-versa. And as we all know if you want to get fancy, you can do all kinds of things to golf equipment to alter it in feel.

 

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On 2/13/2024 at 2:15 PM, third-times-a-charm said:

Shaft companies trying to reinvent the R/S/X flex designations are like 2 for 10 in the last decade. Only Accra and UST can get away with this and not go bankrupt. Why new shaft makers feel they need to be different is beyond me. 

 

True Temper Project X shafts also?  5.0. 5.5 6.0 6.5 etc

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3 hours ago, easylittle5wood said:

Nothing better than working for yourself. I’m definitely curious about these shafts, especially considering he’s the Ventus creator. 

 

Same after seeing some first impressions at the PGA Show I've been curious. Also curious to see if he's built on the Ventus profile and improved on it, I like the Ventus shafts only up until before impact then just feels off for me, if these improve on that could be in one. 

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3W: 15° Callaway Paradym X | AD-IZ 7X

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

Irons: PXG 0311P 4-6 | 0317CB 7-PW | DG 120 X100

Wedges: SM9 50° - 54° - 58° 

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On 2/13/2024 at 2:52 PM, TiScape said:

If Aretera doesn’t sound like the name of some medication 💊 you would see an ad for on TV, I don’t know what does! 

Maybe prescribed for people with blood clots. 😂😂😂. Please ask your doctor about Aretera.

Possible side effects: slice, hook, excess high or low spin, and occasional constipation caused by out of bounds shots. 

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Interested as well....come on WRX,TXG, etc., these have been to retail for a day....where's the goods? 😁 

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15 minutes ago, Morry said:

Agree

 

LOVE to hear all about them 

 

my new Veylix....lol 

fingers crossed

 

 

Funny....I have a Veylix (Rome 688) also. Always looking for something outside the box 

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