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One of the ongoing debates, or maybe decisions among golfers is graphite or steel for iron shafts. It was long ago decided that graphite is the way to go for drivers, fairway woods and hybrids. But the use of steel in the iron category--maybe due to the name--who know, is still holding strong as the most common material used in most sets of irons on the market.   

With the ever increasing models of graphite and it's lighter weight benefits in the marketplace, steel has fought back with technology and new materials to offer some of the same benefits as steel--namely weight. 

Enter Nippon with the N.S. Pro Zelos model.   A true lightweight steel that offers some of the benefits of graphite--mainly increased speed due to a lighter weight. And, just as Nippon has multiple models in the very successful Modus lineup, it offers three different models in the Zelos line. 

Zelos 6 is the lightest coming in at 68 grams

Zelos 7 offers a range of 73 to 77 grams depending on the flex

Zelos 8 comes in 84 or 87 gram for a bit heavier feel, but still very much in the lightweight category for an iron shaft. 

You can click Here to see the details of each model. 


How To Apply

Link to our Here

We will be choosing one tester for each model. 

In a post below, please provide the following information-DO NOT QUOTE this post when applying! 

Per the request of Nippon the testing is open to U.S. residents. 

Name/City State

Zelos Model & Flex You Wish To Test

Swing Speed

Current Shaft/Flex In Use

That's it!  We'll be choosing the testers sometime next week, so check back and see if you have been chosen.


Note: please apply one once; multiple entries will be removed.
If you'd like to have a discussion regarding the clubs or other things related to them please start a new thread.

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These are good shafts. I did an experiment with the Zelos steel hybrid shafts. Was pretty good but i decided to go back to graphite.

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Elson Southgate, Michigan

Desired Zelos 8 regular

SS 90-95 mph

Current shaft on my irons, True temper xp95 Regular flex.


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Name/City State - Ed, Collingswood NJ 

Zelos Model & Flex You Wish To Test - Would most likely go with the Zelos 7, current shaft is around 88- 98 grams would like to try something to would be lighter

Swing Speed 95 mphs 

Current Shaft/Flex In Use - Oban Steel CT -100 R

:cobra-small: Speedzone Driver Tensei AV Blue or  :ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:titelist-small: T300 4i-GW - Tensei AV Blue AM2 Regular Flex  or :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter - BGT Stability Tour Black shaft 

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Name/City State:  Zachary, Middlesex New Jersey

Zelos Model and Flex You Wish to Test: Zelos 7 Stiff

Swing Speed: 85ish

Current Shaft/Flex in Use: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 Stiff 

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3 Wood: :taylormade-small:SIM 3 Wood 15°, Ventus Black 7S

3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 18°, Ventus Blue 8S

4 Utility: :srixon-small: ZX Utility, Graphite Design Tour IZ 85S, 

5i-AW:  :srixon-small:ZX7, Tour Issue Dynamic Gold 120's S400

56°:  :vokey-small:SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: S, Bounce: 10°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400

60°: :vokey-small: SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: M, Bounce: 8°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:   :EVNROLL:ER5 

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

Official Member Review: Nippon Zelos 7

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Chuck, Everett, WA

Zelos 8 84

swing speed of around 90 -95

Currently using true temper dynamic gold

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Just tap it in.  Lil' taparoo.

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Not a product I would be looking at testing. However Nippon makes nothing but top quality shafts. Whoever is selected is getting a very special treat!

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In my bag:

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone Xtreme 9.0* Fujikura Motore X F1 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Motore X F1 7X

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Wedges: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 3 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X 

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too light for me, good luck everyone! looking forward to the reviews 

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Name/City State - Lance Kulman/Puyallup, Washington

Zelos Model & Flex You Wish To Test - NS PRO ZELOS 7 R flex

Swing Speed - 85mph

Current Shaft/Flex In Use - NS Pro Modus3 Tour Pro 105 R flex/ 1/2 inch longer than standard

WITB - Cobra Dvr, 3wd, 18 degree hybrid & 16.5 degree hybrid, PING I200 irons 4-PW, Ping wedges AW, SW & putter

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Joe / Rohnert Park, Ca

Zelos 8 87 x flex

95 mph with 7 iron

Nippon 120 tour X flex

:cobra-small: Radspeed 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Black 6x

:cobra-small:Radpeed 3W  

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th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0311X Gen 1  4-GW -Nippon Modus 125x Tour

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Jerry, Fresno, CA

Zelos 7 Series Flex R

Swing speed of 87

Current Shaft True Temper XP95/Regular Flex In Use

Looking forward to the possibility of testing a new, innovative light weight, state of the art steel shaft.

Irons: Callaway Rogue 5-PW, AW Men's Right Hand, Standard, Shaft: True Temper XP 95 Steel Regular Flex

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815, Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 565, Regular Flex 

Dexterity: right-handed

Live in Fresno, Ca 93270

Current handicap 33.5 and slowly going down... 

Ball: Titleist Velocity Orange & TaylorMade Distance 

Putters: Odyssey O-Works Red #7S Putter; Odyssey Whitehot XG #9; Nike BC 101 Heel-Toe Putter

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I love my Modus 120s. It’d be fascinating to see if anyone with high swing speed has success controlling the club face with these lightweight shafts though. Doesn’t seem to be who they’re marketed towards, but it’d be cool! Good luck to all who apply!

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Nancy/San Diego CA

NS Pro Zelos 6


graphite Shaft/L Flex

a. Ladies Flex/10-12 degrees loft/25"-27" (male equivalent)

b. Adjustable/Ladies Flex (male equivalent)

c. Right-Handed

d. San Diego

e. -18

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Chuck/Mount Pleasant, SC

Zelos 8, R Flex

Driver swing speed: 93

TRUE TEMPER AMT RED, Flex: R300, Weight: 95g


DRIVER - TSi3 10.75* - Fujikura Speeder 661 TR S   

FAIRWAY - TSi2 15.75* - Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.1 S

HYBRID - 816H1 19.0* - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec S

HYBRID - 818H1 23.0* - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec S

IRONS - T300 (2019) - 5-W - True Temper AMT Red 107g-95gm R300

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Name/City State: Dave  Las Vegas Nevada

Zelos Model & Flex You Wish To Test: Zelos 7 

Swing Speed:  75MPH ( Irons )

Current Shaft/Flex In Use Graphite Design G-Tech Regular

I have a set of iron heads (Golfsmith XPC) that are waiting on shafts :-)

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