Aldila Shaft Specifications

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Aldila Shaft Specifications
Aldila shafts are designed to improve a golfer's game. (playing golf image by Joann Cooper from Fotolia.com)

Aldila is one of the world's leading producers of high-performance golf shafts for club manufacturers like Callaway, TaylorMade and Ping. As of October 2010, Aldila has eight different product lines and is a leading brand on the PGA Tour. Using only Aldila shafts in his woods and hybrids, Graeme McDowell claimed his first major championship at the 2010 U.S. Open, while British Open runner-up Lee Westwood used the company's Voodoo shafts.

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Voodoo

The Voodoo shaft set features Aldila's S-Core Technology designed to prevent energy-wasting deformation that affect other shafts. All fives lines are available with an extra stiff, stiff or regular flex. The VS6 and VS7 for woods have tip diameters ranging between .335 and .350 inches with a butt diameter of .630 inches and a torque -- the number of degrees the shaft twists under a given amount of force -- between 2.8 to 4.2, while the Voodoo Hybrid VS8 has a tip diameter of .370 inches, a butt diameter of .630 inches and a torque between 2.2 and 3.4. The Voodoo NV6 has a tip diameter of .335 inches, a butt diameter of .630 inches and a torque between 3.2 and 4. The NV7 has the same tip diameter as the NV6, but a slightly smaller butt diameter and a torque ranging from 2.8 to 3.5.

RIP

The RIP line consists of the 60 Wood and 70 Wood. There are three variations of each shaft -- extra stiff, stiff and regular. Shaft flex is determined by frequency, which is calculated by counting the number of times the clubhead vibrates; it is measured in cycles per minute. The extra stiff RIP 60 has a frequency of 245, a torque of 3.2 and weighs 62 grams. The stiff version has a frequency of 260, a torque of 2.9 and weighs 63 grams, while the shaft with regular flex has a frequency of 275, a torque of 2.7 and a weight of 66 grams. Frequency ranges from 245 to 275 for the RIP 70 shafts, and the torque is between 2.4 and 3. The RIP 70 line heavier than the RIP 60 set.

En Fuego

The En Fuego series offers shafts with three flex profiles to enhance ball flight. The line consists of the Serrano, Serrano Hybrid, Wasabi and Habanero. The Serrano range has a tip diameter of .335 inches. and a butt diameter of .64 inches while the torque ranges from 4 to 4.5. All the Serrano Hybrid shafts have a tip diameter of either .355 or .37 inches, a butt diameter of .625 inches and a torque of 1.8. The Wasabi and Habanero sets have tip diameters of .335 inches and butt diameters of .64 inches. The torque ranges from 4 to 4.5 for the Wasabi shafts and between 5 and 5.3 for the Habanero line.

DVS

The DVS 60 for woods have a tip diameter of either .335 or .35 inches and a butt diameter ranging from .625 to .63 inches. The extra stiff, stiff and regular flex shafts have a torque of 3.3. The DVS 90 Hybrid shafts with an extra stiff and regular flex have tip diameter of either .355 or .37 inches, while the shaft with a stiff flex ranges between .335 and .37 inches. All three shafts have a butt diameter of .625 inches and a torque of 1.8.

VS Proto

The VS Proto series is equipped with Aldila's Next-Generation Micro Laminate Technology. The VS Proto 60, 70 and 80 lines designed for woods have tip diameter of .335 or .35 inches, butt diameter of .62 or .625 inches and a torque between 2.2 and 3.2. The VS Proto Hybrid 80 and 95 sets have a tip diameter of .355 or .37 inches and a butt diameter of .625 or .63 inches The VS Proto Hybrid 80 line has a torque of 2, while the 90 series shafts have a torque of 1.4. The VS Proto Iron 80, which is also available for senior golfers, has a tip diameter of .355 or .37 inches, a butt diameter between .62 and .63 inches, and torque that ranges from 1.4 to 2.9. The VS Proto Iron 100 has a tip diameter of .355 or .37 inches, a butt diameter of .625 inches and a torque of 2.2 or 2.3.

NV, NVS and Value Series

The Aldila NV, NVS and Value Series lines features shafts with extra stiff, stiff, regular, senior and ladies flex ratings. The NV and Value Series have shafts for woods, irons and hybrid clubs, while the NVS only offers products for woods and hybrids.

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