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The Banzai Hybrid shaft may have a fresh, new look, but the high-performance design still provides the same exceptional combination of quality materials, engineering and process technology.

 

These shafts have a mid profile with a low torque of 3.2°, giving better distance and tight shot dispersion.

 

The Banzai Hybrid shaft may have a fresh, new look, but the high-performance design still provides the same exceptional combination of quality materials, engineering and process technology.

 

These shafts have a mid profile with a low torque of 3.2°, giving better distance and tight shot dispersion.

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I have heard great things about the hybrid model of this shaft, although have never actually played it.

 

However, I recently purchased two of the 44" fairway shafts with 0.335 tip in stiff flex. Having installed the first one in my sonartec NP99 7 wood I can comment as follows:

 

1, The shaft has a slightly different profile than other Fuji shafts, being thinner toward the tip

 

2, It actually feels stiffer than the stiff flex when you wobble the clubhead

 

3, It has a fairly stiff butt section and soft tip, which gets the ball up more than you would expect given the stiff feeling at address (kind of like the graphite version of rifle in this regard, as I have always found rifles to feel really stiff but launch high due to their soft tip)

 

4, Overall, I am happy with this shaft, as it gives tight dispersion with a nice kick at the bottom to offer higher than average ball flight.

 

5, I would recommend this shaft to those that like a firm yet smooth loading shaft that launches high on their fairway woods (especially suitable for low launching heads such as Sonartec - in fact at the cheap price I am surprised Sonartec hasn't adopted it for its clubs as standard, as it is much better than the NV line IMHO)

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I'm surprised there aren't anymore reviews on this shaft... I just got one put in my Nickent hybrid today to give it a whirl. I just couldnt justify putting a Epic shaft in my hybrid since it would cost more than the club itself! lol. Anyways I'll give my full review tomorrow.

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I used the Hybrid with this shaft today and I got a few opportunities to hit it... I must say I'm extremely impressed. The shaft loads and unloads really smoothly with zero harshness whatsoever. It seems to have a higher ball flight with tight dispersion. This matched with my Nickent 17* is a winner. This shaft/head combo will be in my bag for quite sometime.

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I love this shaft on my X-Hot fairway wood :good:

I extended the shaft (stiff) to 45" and am able to control direction pretty well and hammer the ball 260-270 yrds. Definitely a better stick than the NV which I felt was all over the place.. :)

 

 

Same! I absolutely kill the ball with my x hot... although I do need a stiff shaft, but I'm thinking of just getting a stiff pull out of someone else's xhot.

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