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This was my favorite shaft for a number of years. It was the stock shaft in Callaway's FT-1 almost 20 years ago. As I traded up to newer models I used the after market version. I don't know why I got away from it other than the fact that newer shafts were offered in the drivers I bought. Recently, I bought a Taylormade M6, but didn't particularly like the Atmos shaft. On a lark, I found my old NVS in the garage, added a TM adapter and it's really performing well. Who knows if it will last but for now, it's working. Is anyone else still using this shaft or any other old favorite from decades ago?

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Mine doesn't quite go back as far as the NVS, but I think it is a descendant from the NVS.  I have an Aldila RIP Alpha (red eyes) in my G400 and I absolutely love it.  I have considered seeing if I can find it and have them built for other clubs in the line up.

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The NVS shared the same bend profile as the original Diamana Blue. The blue had a different balance point that was slightly higher which a lot of people preferred the balance/feel of but the NVS was solid. 

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NVS was definitely a friendlier version of the NV Green. As far as lower priced shafts go, in 2005 it was a great bridge to offering custom shaft options for players who weren’t swinging 110mph and didn’t want to spend a ton.

 

My OG shaft was and always will be the Grafalloy ProLite 35. I have one that I would play in a Titleist 913 D3 head every so often.

 

Dollar for dollar that was the best shaft for the money that was ever made.

 

 

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I have to say that I don’t think older shafts are obsolete. I currently game an old Graphite Design G-series in my driver, a discontinued Axivcore fairway wood shaft, an Aldila NV105 shaft in my utility iron, and an Aldila Phenom in my hybrid. They’re all giving me great numbers and I particularly love the feel of the NV105. 

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I personally loved the old Pro Launch 65 Gold in stiff. Now I have gotten too old to swing them but I did find out the other day a guy here has them in Senior flex. But the old NVS is also a great shaft. I had one in a Hogan CS-5 driver and have several Hogan CS Hybrids with that in Hybrid form shaft in them. Also had the NVS 65 in a Wishon driver that hit real good

Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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... I was lucky enough to play a round of golf with John Oldenburg, the designer of the NV and NVS as well as many other shafts before leaving Aldila. I was playing the NV Xtreme at the time, basically a tour version of the NV, and John said that if the original NV or NVS fit your swing with great numbers, you were not going to find a better shaft. He said he was tweaking the designs for those that were just a near fit or didn't fit into the originals. But the Micro Laminate Technology allowing a constant taper was a breakthrough in shaft design and as a smooth swinger I was finally able to play a stiff tipped shaft without it feeling too boardy. Quite a few Pros were still using the NV just a few years ago. And Aldila did some more tweaking to the NV design adding some other features, but it was still basically the NV. Nick Price made a pretty good living using the NVS in his driver and fw woods. 

... So in the immortal almost words of Johnnie Cochran "If it fits, you must not quit." 😉




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On 2/14/2020 at 8:21 AM, Hoganman1 said:

This was my favorite shaft for a number of years. It was the stock shaft in Callaway's FT-1 almost 20 years ago. As I traded up to newer models I used the after market version. I don't know why I got away from it other than the fact that newer shafts were offered in the drivers I bought. Recently, I bought a Taylormade M6, but didn't particularly like the Atmos shaft. On a lark, I found my old NVS in the garage, added a TM adapter and it's really performing well. Who knows if it will last but for now, it's working. Is anyone else still using this shaft or any other old favorite from decades ago?

I played the original Aldila NV in my fairway for a long time and always enjoyed it. I also liked the original Grafalloy Blue, and the Aldila RIP Alpha for my driver. Curious to see what new tech can do for me though.

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Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 54* & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
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I’m using that shaft with an old Titleist 983K and I hit BOMBS. In the last few years I’ve had the 2016 M2, M3, 410 LST, F9, and most recently Mavrik sub zero with a tour issue Tour AD IZ TX. That old 983K with that old NVS has pushed all of them out of the bag. I left the $14.99 sticker on it and rub it in the face of my Sunday group every week. Really want to get it on a GC Quad and see why it’s such a monster

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