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I have hit a bunch of them over the years, some cheaper, some more expensive.  Played the original Grafalloy Blue shaft in my driver for many years, also used to play the ProForce V2.  Had the Rogue 125 in a Titleist 915 driver that felt like a 2x4 and was super spendy.  Hard to remember them all because I am kind of a shaft *****. 

 

In recent years I've had drivers with the Kiyoshi Oban black, Atmos tour spec black and Aldila NV 2KXV green.  I think if I had to pick a favorite, I'd pick the 2kxv, which I broke accidentally last year during a tournament 😞

 

I now have my eyes on a Ventus black, but the price tag is quite high so I think I'll hold off and continue to game my Oban black for now.  It's not my favorite shaft but I feel like I hit it consistently the best.

 

What are everyone's favs, oldie and newbies welcome.

 

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Driver: Taylormade '16 M2, Aldila NV 2KXV X

3W:  Taylormade '16 M2, Speeder 661 X

3:  Callaway X-forged UT 21*

4-P:  Callaway X-Forged, Modus 3 120 - S

Wedges:  50* - Callaway Apex Pro 19, 54* - Taylormade Milled Grind 2 black, 58* - Taylormade Milled Grind 2 black

Putter:  currently Odyssey Works V-Line Versa CB - 36"

Ball - Bridgestone Tour B X

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Ventus Black, Atmos Black Tour Spec, Diamana White Board/D+, Grafalloy Blue (not sure if low/low, but was legit), Hzrdus Black, Fubuki Alpha, Veylix Rome


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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My favorite all time shaft was the Mitsubishi TP-70 LT in the first R7 Quad Tour Preferred head. I would do bad things to get an uncut new one today to play.

Others were UST ProForce gold 75, the OG Grafalloy ProLite35 and Fujikura FitOn11.


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  • TaylorMade SIM2 8* Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Vokey SM8 50 Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

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My favorite all time shaft was the Mitsubishi TP-70 LT in the first R7 Quad Tour Preferred head. I would do bad things to get an uncut new one today to play.

Others were UST ProForce gold 75, the OG Grafalloy ProLite35 and Fujikura FitOn11.


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Ooooo, that Proforce Gold 65X was a BEAST in my Cleveland Launcher 460!!!!


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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Ooooo, that Proforce Gold 65X was a BEAST in my Cleveland Launcher 460!!!!


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Cleveland Launcher & 460 were so good. 

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  • TaylorMade SIM2 8* Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Vokey SM8 50 Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

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My top favorites I've played in order...

Aldila Synergy Black

PX Hzrdus Green

PX Hzrdus Black

Diamana D+

Aldila RIP Phenom NL

 

 

 

  • TaylorMade SIM2 9.7* - Graphite Design Tour AD-HD 7 TX
  • TaylorMade M6 15.9* - PX HZRDUS Green 80 6.5
  • Titleist 816 H2 20* - MCA Diamana S+ 90 X 
  • Srixon Z565 3i - PX 6.5
  • Srixon Z745 4-P - PX LZ 7.0
  • Vokey SM8 52F / 58K - DG TI S400
  • Scotty Cameron X7 Phantom 34”
  • Titleist -Pro V1X
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On 3/25/2020 at 8:26 PM, PMookie said:


Ooooo, that Proforce Gold 65X was a BEAST in my Cleveland Launcher 460!!!!


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Had this exact setup as well.  If I remember it was one of the earliest heads that sounded like the Carbon heads of today.  They then went to that hideous aluminum bat sounding Hi-Bore 🙂

 

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Driver: Taylormade '16 M2, Aldila NV 2KXV X

3W:  Taylormade '16 M2, Speeder 661 X

3:  Callaway X-forged UT 21*

4-P:  Callaway X-Forged, Modus 3 120 - S

Wedges:  50* - Callaway Apex Pro 19, 54* - Taylormade Milled Grind 2 black, 58* - Taylormade Milled Grind 2 black

Putter:  currently Odyssey Works V-Line Versa CB - 36"

Ball - Bridgestone Tour B X

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On 3/25/2020 at 6:17 PM, PMookie said:

Ventus Black, Atmos Black Tour Spec, Diamana White Board/D+, Grafalloy Blue (not sure if low/low, but was legit), Hzrdus Black, Fubuki Alpha, Veylix Rome


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Forgot about the Fubuki Alpha shaft, had that on a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha head.

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Driver: Taylormade '16 M2, Aldila NV 2KXV X

3W:  Taylormade '16 M2, Speeder 661 X

3:  Callaway X-forged UT 21*

4-P:  Callaway X-Forged, Modus 3 120 - S

Wedges:  50* - Callaway Apex Pro 19, 54* - Taylormade Milled Grind 2 black, 58* - Taylormade Milled Grind 2 black

Putter:  currently Odyssey Works V-Line Versa CB - 36"

Ball - Bridgestone Tour B X

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Forgot about the Fubuki Alpha shaft, had that on a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha head.

I ended-up with that Alpha in the last Nakashima head I had. I forgot about it until this thread- it was smooth, and I loved the white color.


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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Ventus black. Nothing else I have played can compete with it. 

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:titelist-small:                     Vokey SM8 59 04 L  (KBS 610)

:scotty-cameron-1:                Special Select SquareBack 2 33"

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Think I've only played the Fubuki alpha and ProForce V2. Really liked them!

As a matter of fact, I still have the Fubuki paired with an Adams Speed 12 LS. One of my favorite heads as well.

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:callaway-small: X2 Hot 3 Deep 14.5* w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 S
:taylormade-small: JetSpeed 5W 19* w/ Matrix Velox T 69 S OR :adams-small: Super LS 3H 19* w/ Kuro Kage Black 80 S
:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
:EVNROLL: ER1 34" w/ SuperStroke Fatso 2.0
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Some of my favs......

Project X Blue ...irons

Aldila Rogue

Kurokage Silver

UST Mamiya ck Blue

Recoil 460.......irons


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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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On 3/27/2020 at 3:15 PM, THEZIPR23 said:

Ventus black. Nothing else I have played can compete with it. 

I have heard so much of this, thinking I'm going to have to just try one 🙂

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Driver: Taylormade '16 M2, Aldila NV 2KXV X

3W:  Taylormade '16 M2, Speeder 661 X

3:  Callaway X-forged UT 21*

4-P:  Callaway X-Forged, Modus 3 120 - S

Wedges:  50* - Callaway Apex Pro 19, 54* - Taylormade Milled Grind 2 black, 58* - Taylormade Milled Grind 2 black

Putter:  currently Odyssey Works V-Line Versa CB - 36"

Ball - Bridgestone Tour B X

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On 3/25/2020 at 6:23 PM, bens197 said:

My favorite all time shaft was the Mitsubishi TP-70 LT in the first R7 Quad Tour Preferred head. I would do bad things to get an uncut new one today to play.

Others were UST ProForce gold 75, the OG Grafalloy ProLite35 and Fujikura FitOn11.


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I know it's not uncut, but this what you're talking about?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TaylorMade-R7-Quad-TP-8-5-Driver-Tour-Preferred-TP-70-LT-Stiff-Graphite-44-75/383479605692?hash=item59492a69bc:g:cvwAAOSwkxlefNcE

 

As to the OP, the only shafts I have much experience with in the low/low category are the HZRDUS Black, but I love it.  I've moved to the Smoke Black in the driver, but I have a Black in the 5wd and love the fact that it's nearly impossible to spin the ball too much.  Even into the wind, the ball is predictable.

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Taylormade SIM2 Max 9° w/ PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0, 60g @ 45"

TM V-Steel 5wd w/ Aldila Rogue Max 85x (holding down the fort until I can acquire a new fairway wood)

Srixon Z765 irons w/ PX LZ 6.0 (holding down the fort until I can get new irons)

Cleveland RTX-4 58/03

Odyssey SL EXO Marxman

Pondering:

Epic Speed 4wd or SIM2 Max 3HL

Callaway UT

Srixon irons (some combination of ZX5, ZX7, and forged) likely with Aerotech i95 or i110 stiff shafts

Either RTX Zipcore or CBX2 wedge(s)

 

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I know it's not uncut, but this what you're talking about?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/TaylorMade-R7-Quad-TP-8-5-Driver-Tour-Preferred-TP-70-LT-Stiff-Graphite-44-75/383479605692?hash=item59492a69bc:g:cvwAAOSwkxlefNcE
 
As to the OP, the only shafts I have much experience with in the low/low category are the HZRDUS Black, but I love it.  I've moved to the Smoke Black in the driver, but I have a Black in the 5wd and love the fact that it's nearly impossible to spin the ball too much.  Even into the wind, the ball is predictable.

Yup. What a machine.


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  • TaylorMade SIM2 8* Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Vokey SM8 50 Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

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Late to this party, but I have to give a shout to the Aldila ProtoPype.  Lowest shaft I've ever hit, lower than the HZRDUS Black.

Little hard to find these days  

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila NV75 X, 43.5" -or- SpeedZone, HZRDUS Black 75 6.5, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42" -or- Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Mizuno TPM-2, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TM TP5

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On 3/27/2020 at 1:15 PM, THEZIPR23 said:

Ventus black. Nothing else I have played can compete with it. 

Same. Ventus black feels amazing with my swing. Produces a slight fade no matter how hard I swing it. I just cannot hook it unless I snap my wrists extremely hard and early. 

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Stats: 5'4", Male, R-Handed, Moderate Tempo, Driver SS 115mph
 

Driver: Taylormade SiM Max 9*, TM Ventus Blue 6X
3w/5w: Callaway X-Hot, S-flex Fubuki shafts
3h: Tour Edge EXS Pro, Smoke Black 80g 6.0
4i-PW: Mizuno MP-4, DG S300
Wedges: Titleist SM7
56* Wedge: Callaway Jaws w/ 12* of bounce

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Agreed, I play the Ventus black, and it is awesome. I just stack my strikes on the sweet spot like never before, and it’s given me a confidence like no other. No ballooning off the tee either is a game changer, I play often in 20 mph winds, so hitting into wind I’m not punished near as much as I was before Ventus. 

:taylormade-small: SIM 2 9* FUJIKURA Ventus Blue w/ Velocore 6-X

:taylormade-small: Sim Max 15* Aldila Rogue Silver 70 X-Stiff

:titelist-small: TS3 18* @ 17.25 Hzrdus Smoke Black 70 6.5

:titelist-small: TSi2 18* @ 20*Hybrid Mitsubishi Tensei AV White Raw 90 X

PXG 0311 P 5-7 FUJIKURA PRO115i TS S (HS)

PXG 0311 T 8-PW FUJIKURA PRO115i TS S (HS)

:mizuno-small: T20 50*, 60 @ 58* Dynamic Gold TI S400

:taylormade-small: Milled Grind 3 54.11 Dynamic Gold TI S200 

:EVNROLL: ER5v Short Plumbers Neck 35" 

:titelist-small:   -PRO V1x

:Clicgear:  3.5+ Push Cart

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