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After reading the article on MyGolfSpy.com about how some shaft companies shaft the consumer with club company collabs and 3rd part shaft makers label led as legit, I'm concerned that an Aldila shaft I purchased to replace the unbranded REAX shaft in my ‘17 M2 3 wood could be fake or sup par quality. I bought it from Mike's Golf Outlet through eBay (good thing I can return for almost any reason) and it was listed as a Rogue 959 Blue 110 MSI 55G stiff. Does anyone know of any club manufacturer collabs with this shaft or even heard of it? From everything I've seen, it's almost like a Rogue Elite Blue/Rogue Silver 110 mashup. Anyone know of or seen this? IMG_5026.JPG

 

 

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Seems legit since it's on Aldila's website and they mention that shaft is only available through club fitters - so it's definitely not a made for shaft

 

http://www.aldila.com/rogue-elite-blue-2/

 

https://pluggedingolf.com/aldila-rogue-elite-shaft-review/

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Agree with jlukes I have read a couple articles on this shaft not to long ago.

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What's weird though is the shaft pictured when you look close says Rogue 110 MSI and then 959. Also couldn't find any other pics with the color pattern and the same lettering like the one above. I could be over reacting.

 

 

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Scratch that, I think it does say 859. Maybe it was an early run. I've seen other articles where the same company has changed the design shortly after introducing first runs so maybe that's the case here too.

 

 

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Send a photo and ask the manufacturer directly. They should be able to give you THE definitive answer 😁.

 

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Send a photo and ask the manufacturer directly. They should be able to give you THE definitive answer .

 

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What's more is they would probably gladly send you a legit shaft to get a hold of the fake and know who/when sold it too you. 

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What's more is they would probably gladly send you a legit shaft to get a hold of the fake and know who/when sold it too you. 

Or they won't give you any details, and tell you to stick with authorized retailers/fitters if you don't want to have this risk.

Happened to me when I tried to verify a S/N on a putter a few years ago.

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I would hope that gets me the best results, but still slightly skeptical after reading the below article. Do the administrators of this forum participate? I wonder if they could help. Anyways, check out the below. It's a VERY interesting read: https://mygolfspy.com/made-for-shafts-a-closer-look/

 

 

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Yes, but it does not pertain to your situation. The Rogue Elite series was 100% aftermarket. None of these shafts were ever offered through a major OEM. The only way to get these shafts was through an aftermarket fitter/builder

 

So it's either a Rogue elite shaft or a counterfeit. There's no such thing as a Rogue elite made for shaft

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The 110 MSI Silver was available as an aftermarket upgrade for TaylorMade's though, and it almost looks exactly like one aside from the blue and 859 on it. That's what has me skeptical. Like I said, I could just be overthinking. I'd like to believe I lucked up on a legit stick.

 

 

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The 110 MSI Silver was available as an aftermarket upgrade for TaylorMade's though, and it almost looks exactly like one aside from the blue and 859 on it. That's what has me skeptical. Like I said, I could just be overthinking. I'd like to believe I lucked up on a legit stick.

 

 

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Did you read the links I posted? It's a completely different shaft than the Rogue silver.

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:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
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Did you read the links I posted? It's a completely different shaft than the Rogue silver.

I saw those on the Aldila site last week but if you look at the shaft in the original comment, it doesn't look like the Elite.

 

 

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I saw those on the Aldila site last week but if you look at the shaft in the original comment, it doesn't look like the Elite.

 

 

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More specifically, the Elite blue doesn't say 110 MSI anywhere on the shaft on Aldila's website. Should have clarified.

 

 

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Looking closer at your picture I see what you mean. Looks like a bad counterfeit

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:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
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I may have lucked out. Reached out to Aldila and their shaft tech said it's nearly practically impossible for someone to replicate the graphics with the Rogue series, and it's very possible this could have been the design for the Rogue Elite Blue pre-mass-release i.e. it could likely be a demo shaft. He also said he hasn't heard anything in a long time of any counterfeiting of their brand, so for the time being, I feel a bit more assured.

 

 

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Look closely and notice the designs parallel in the digitized graphics. I sent an email with these and a few more pics to the tech at Aldila. I was pretty psyched when he called with the news. The shaft was a demo of the Rogue Elite series pre-release that weren't meant to be released to the public! I asked about the 110 MSI on the shaft and he said they removed the label because they changed the material before they released the final series. He said I have a pretty rare shaft as it turns out! Awesome news to hear! And the eBay store Mikes Golf Outlet sold it for $63! They have a ton of good priced shafts, but I just happened to pick the needle in the hay stack! I'll hold on to this one for a good long time. Thought everyone might be interested in the final verdict. A big thanks to Steve at Aldila!

 

 

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