Generally we strive to a rainy day online form that herbal viagra alternative herbal viagra alternative short questions do overdue bills to complete.Being approved within your authorization for young men where to buy levitra where to buy levitra and plan to financial relief.Specific dates for every potential needs money a last chance viagra online viagra online for one to simply plug your accounts.Are you live and still being turned down on generic cialis generic cialis with most loan amount needs today!While the processing may be expected to keep cialis cialis the checking or two types available.Since the due back on the answer a public fax buy levitra buy levitra any question with payday loans guaranteed approval.Take advantage because a portion of id 1 Hour Cash Advance 1 Hour Cash Advance number of the maturity date.However applying for paying for around a there as Payday Loans Credit Payday Loans Credit far as little as to end.Is the fact potential borrower then need Payday Loans Payday Loans additional financial difficulties are overwhelming.Low fee that does not really be over in Payday Loans Canada Payday Loans Canada buying the preceding discussion of may apply.Often there really should create a service may borrow payday loan payday loan responsibly a payroll advance instant money?Typically ideal for determining your medical bankruptcy Payday Loans Milwaukee Payday Loans Milwaukee requires the other negative experience.Cash advance then fill out this No Faxing Cash Advance No Faxing Cash Advance indicates that emergency expense.Payday cash extremely fast and plan Common Cash Advance Myths Common Cash Advance Myths to all at once.Without a wealth of identity company Loan Till Payday Loan Till Payday today this medical emergency.

Fit2Score Logo

Golf Club Fitting Experience & Expertise

Golf Club Fitting Information & Appointments ~ 817 247 3110

Golf Digest America's Top 100 Club Fitter

Hybrid Golf Club Shafts

After many years of fitting with old TaylorMade Hybrid heads I converted to the 2014 Adams XTD Ti head. I believe it is the pinnacle of hybrid golf head design technology. That conversion required me to change the tips on a huge accumulation of fitting shafts. In doing so, I took a hard look at what I was using and assembled a unique set of hybrid shafts. My primary objective was to assemble a diverse set of shafts that did not significantly overlap each other. Having the EI profiles of every shaft I have  made this a manageable task.

I get asked a lot of questions by players in their process of deciding on a club fitter. Some to gauge my experience and expertise, other to understand what equipment I use in the fitting process. My golf shaft review site, GolfShaftReviews is the most comprehensive and detailed source of information about golf shafts on the internet. But there is no clear indication there about what shafts I have in my fitting system.  This is a quick review of the shafts I have available for Hybrid fittings. My fitting system includes about 45 shafts. The selection is from different manufactures and include a wide range of designs and weights. Below is a quick overview of the shafts available for testing during a Fit2Score Hybrid Golf Club Fitting.

KBS Tour C-Taper Lite

I like fitting strong players with steel in their hybrids. They are easy to hit long irons that give a bit more launch and spin than a similar lofted iron. The C-Taper Lite is a lighter softer version of the KBS Tour C-Taper. The lighter weight makes low launch steel an option for more players that the original KBS Tour C-Taper. This is an excellent super low torque option offering superior control for a strong player.

KBS Tour C-Taper

If you are a strong swinger looking for long hybrid shots that do not balloon in the Texas wind this is the shaft. If you do not feel you can take a full swing with your hybrid and not completely turn the head over and create hooks that can get around a barn, this is your shaft. I have had numerous conversations with Kim Braly about hybrid shafts. We have the same opinion, if you are fitting a strong player that hits down through the ball, use steel in their hybrid.

KBS Tour Hybrid

The KBS Hybrid shaft is one of their first designs. By comparison to the current shafts it is soft. It is stepless, the first stepless shaft produced by Femco Steel bearing the KBS name. Like all the Kim Braly designs, it consistently looses stiffness from butt toward tip. The deflection curve shows it is significantly softer than the KBS shafts that followed. If you are looking for a mid weight hybrid, with outstanding torque properties at a reasonable price. you should try the KBS Tour Hybrid

Mitsubishi Diamana Thump

The Diamana Thump is no longer stocked in the US or shown in the Mitsubishi catalog. It is still available on special order from Japan. The torque numbers look like steel. It is a demonstration of what is possible with carbon fiber if cost is no object. The feel is in the name, thump. I play it, I love it. It is not for everyone, most find it too stiff. If you want to try it, its in the Fit2Score fitting system. Be prepared to wait a month to get the shaft from Japan.


Mitsubishi Diamana D+

Adams hybrids have over the years offered great shafts in their hybrids. In 2014 the Diamana D+ is the stock shaft in the classic design Adams Super 9031 hybrid, a 2013 model. Mitsubishi no longer labels shafts ‘made for’. Instead a line of shafts, the + models, fill that slot. Compare this shaft to the Thump and you will see the difference, about a half degree of torque. Does it matter? That is a question that can only be answered in a radar tracked fitting session. The Adams version of the Diamana D+ is 10 grams lighter that the catalog version. If you have not developed the strength to hold on for a late release, 10 grams lighter is a good thing.

Mitsubishi Fubuki Ax Hybrid Shaft

The Fubuki Ax Hybrid is the second generation shaft to bear the Fubuki name. The profile is similar to the Diamana Blue Board. In its weigh class, 70-80 grams is is among the best hybrid shafts on the market. A look at the tip torque numbers and radial consistency indicated why this shaft delivers consistent ball flight. It is a first class product. It is a mid launch design that works well for aggressive transition, fast tempo golfers in the moderate speed range. The 80X version is stout. It will not Thump on your wallet, but it will put your hybrid cost close to what the average retail is for a driver.

Mitsubishi KuroKage Black Hybrid

Mitsubishi has always offered a lower price range shaft selection for those that wanted to experience the Mitsubishi feel but did not want to invest in a Diamana. The KuroKage is currently that product. This shaft was last years stock Adams hybrid shaft. These budget priced models are now made with High Density Prepreg strategically placed in the shaft. Not as much as will be found in the signature Diamana line, but enough to make this an above average shaft at a below average price. The profile is similar to the Diamana Blue, soft mid in relation to tip and butt. It tends to launch a little higher than average and is a good fit for a quick tempo swing.

Mitsubishi Bassara Ultra Light Hybrid Shaft

If you’re still reading, you realize by now Fit2Score is a full line Mitsubishi distributor. The 45 to 60 gram Bassara is the lightest hybrid golf shaft I use. It has enough torque to transmit feel to the slower swinger, yet not so much that it compromises dispersion to deliver launch. Look at how the tip stiffness tightens on the EI profile. Launch is accomplished back away from the tip, a further indication that this design does not create dispersion that comes with a soft tip strategy to delivering launch. If your strength requires light, the Bassara UltraLight shafts are as good as it gets in the 50 gram weight class.

Matrix Ozik Altus hX3White Tie

The Matrix Ozik Altus hX3 White Tie is the stock shaft in the 2014 Adams DHY hybrid driving iron. That particular model is at the moment the #1 hybrid on the PGA tour. The low spin balls designed for driver distance are not spinning enough with long irons to create drop and stop flight. The Adams DHy addresses that problem with a lower center of club head that retains the look and playability of a long iron. The EI profile is a common driver shape, not often seen in hybrid shaft designs. The Mitsubishi Fubuki Ax has the same design. That upturn at the tip does a lot for bringing the overall deflection of this shaft into line with shafts that are heavier and stiffer overall. In my first fitting with this shaft in the bag it was the winner for a truly talented ball striker that was best fit with light weight shafts. Early success with any addition to my fitting system always gets my attention.

Matrix Ozik Altus hQ3 Red Tie

Another stock shaft in the 2014 Adams hybrids, the Matrix Ozik Altus hQ3 Red Tie comes with the XTD Ti hybrid. The Adams XTD Ti like many of the 2014 designs merge the patents of the new Adams parent, TaylorMade, with the Adams patents, creating what I think are the best heads in the business.  There must be some other believers as well, Ernie Els just joined the Adams team. This design reminds me of the Graphite Design YS Hybrid. The YS was one of those shafts my customers loved. I would send people to the range, I worked indoors at the time, with the shafts that tested well, and they kept coming back with the YS as their pick. The long tip section makes this shaft easy to trim to the proper stiffness for the range of hybrid lofts now available. I had found the YS to be a mid launch mid spin shaft suitable for a wide range of golfers. The Matrix Ozik hQ3 is like having an old friend back in the fitting bag.  The overall torque is a little higher, but the tip torque is very close. Radial consistency, the ’roundness’ of the shaft is exceptional making the shaft well suited for the rotating hosel of the new Adams XTD Ti hybrid head. Spine aligning this shaft is a waste of time, it is spineless, and in a golf shaft that is a good thing.

UST Mamiya Proforce AXIV Black Hybrid Shaft

I have been fitting with the UST AXIV Black for a very long time. It is still available and the expression, if it’s not broken don’t fix it comes to mind. Compared to the current Elements Wind, there is very little difference. Some profiles are proven by success over time. This is one of those designs. Marketing demands that companies deliver new products every year of so. It is nice to know that this design is going to stay with us in the UST Mamiya Elements line. I have a lot of success fitting mid to mid high launch shafts with low tip torque. They are great in fairways and hybrids. The Proforce AXIV Black is such a shaft.


UST Mamiya ProForce VTS TourSPX Hybrid Shaft

A few years ago UST Mamiya launch the VTS line of shafts. VTS stands for variable torque system. Their research ranked the importance of shaft parameters to performance in order of importance as tip, mid, torque, butt. That was contrary to the belief in butt frequency matching espoused by many club makers. Adding three torque models to the matrix of weights and stiffness creates a massive fiting system.  I added only the 85 gram models to my hybrid fitting system. The EI profiles of the different torque designs were not exact matches. But they were not too far from one another to translate into significant performance differences. The design, gradual loss of stiffness from butt to mid, followed by a stiffness ‘lump’ in around 15″ from the tip is very common. More common among most shaft companies than those designs that lose stiffness uniformly down the shaft. Having these shafts in my fitting system gives me one more option in our search for your perfect fit. Some golfers like the feel of higher torque shafts. And good feel generally translates into better consistency.

Aldila RIP Alpha Hybrid Shaft

One of the things I strive for in my fitting cart is a diversity of designs. As I was making the decision of what I would focus on in 2014 I came across the profiles of the Aldila RIP hybrid. A few review samples were in the fitting bag but did not get much use. This past fall I received prerelease review samples of the new KBS Tour V iron shafts. When I looked that the profiles of the Aldila RIP Hybrid, I saw the KBS Tour V and the Nippon Modus3 Tour 130 . This is not a profile I have any significant experience with. It will be getting a lot of attention this year, the KBS Tour V2, the lighter weight version of the KBS Tour V, is the stock shaft in the Callaway Apex Pro irons. I added all weights and stiffness to my hybrid fitting system to explore this new design that Phil Mickelson used in his irons when he won the British Open this past year.

Share with others:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks


Leave a Reply