Golf shafts are all the same, aren’t they? WRONG! Take a few minutes to learn about the Ventus. It might just be the game-changer you’re looking for.
1. In Latin, the term Ventus means “Wind.” And, in Greek mythology, it represented (Venti, plural) fierce storm winds. See where this is going? The Ventus shaft is built for speed, power, the swing, etc. Turns out Intro to Philosophy & Religion courses can be linked to golf shafts.
2. Fujikura’s proprietary 3D motion-capture system, Enso®, was critical in the development of the Ventus shaft. The Enso® has been used to measure thousands of shafts and swings while recording multiple data points from each swing. Armed with reams of data, Fujikura engineers knew whether or not they hit the mark on specific shaft-performance attributes.
3. In Ventus, those smart engineering-types developed a mid-launch, low-spin shaft with ultra-stiff tip. All this while allowing the shaft to easily “load” (the flex during the transition from backswing to downswing) and ensuring the head remains stable (limits twist) at impact.
4. VeloCore isn’t a new ab workout machine. Rather, Fujikura’s new, proprietary shaft-core technology (the innermost layers) combines full-length, ultra-high modulus carbon fiber with additional fiber layers wrapped at 45-degrees. The company’s robot testing indicates both center-face contact and off-center contact deliver faster ball speeds, tighter dispersion and a higher “smash factor” than competitors’ products. If only robots could talk.
5. “Velo” is short for Velocity and “Core” stands for, well, core. Get it? The shaft’s high-tech core boosts velocity. Be gentle: The folks in the marketing department are really proud of this one. But, remember, minimizing shaft twist during the swing and on off-center impact boosts energy transfer.
6. Tour acceptance for Ventus is picking up each week. A half-dozen PGA Tour players used the shaft at the Honda Classic during the first week of March. That’s fine but the shaft has attributes to benefit players of ALL skill level. Which includes you, Mister Average Joe.
7. Golfers love choice (who doesn’t?) and the Ventus comes in 10 driver-shaft options for an array of swing speeds and abilities. Shafts range in weight (56 to 86 grams), flex (R2, regular, stiff, extra-stiff) and torque (4.0° to 2.8°).
8. The midnight-navy blue shaft looks cool with shiny silver decals. The scheme also fits the company’s color coding system (Red = High Launch; Blue = Mid Launch; Black= Low Launch), shown below in the ATMOS Tour Spec line.
9. With more than 600 Fujikura authorized dealers worldwide, test-driving the Ventus is a snap. Click here to find a club fitter near you.
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