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FALL 2017

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UST Mamiya Attas Coool The ninth Attas metalwood shaft iteration, introduced at the PGA Championship in August, is billed as a graphite shaft for all golfers. Credit a new and diverse combination of high quality composite materials for the shafts improved distance feature. It is also designed to enhance accuracy for everyone—professionals or amateurs, men or women. "Long and straight," said UST director of marketing Danny Le. "That's a pretty good combination." The shaft is offered in weights from 40 to 80 grams and flex profiles from L to TX (ladies to tour stiff). MSRP: $400 | ustmamiya.com Aldila X-Torsion Copper T he new X-Torsion Copper is a graphite metalwood shaft that is all about tip stiffness. X-Torsion Copper features a stiff tip along with an exterior innovation—a flat weave material that is intended to provide improved torsional stability in the tip section of the shaft. When joined by its stable mates—Green and Black— it covers the trajectory spectrum. Copper is a mid-launch, low-spin shaft. Green has a mid/low launch with low spin. Black is low launch and low spin. Copper shafts are counter-balanced, with extra weight moved up the shaft toward the grip. Available overall weights are 50, 60, 70 and 80 grams. MSRP: $350 | aldila.com Fujikura Atmos Fujikura has experienced great success with its Tour Spec branding. These shafts come directly from professional tours around the world. The company's Atmos Tour Spec line currently is riding a wave of popularity. To complement Atmos Tour Spec, Fujikura is introducing a new Atmos line (without Tour Spec in the name). Tour Spec is painted white, Atmos is black. Tour Spec is a stiff, stout shaft, while Atmos is somewhat softer with more spin. This allows golfers to get the ball in the air more easily. Atmos also features Fujikura's Red, Blue and Black labeling system—Red for lighter weight and higher launch, Blue for mid weight and launch, Black for heavier weight and lowest launch. MSRP: $250 | fujikuragolf.com Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 105 Many male golfers could learn a thing or two by observing the shafts used by women on the LPGA Tour. For example, Nippon's 105-gram steel iron shaft has been played extensively by Michelle Wie and Brooke Henderson in their irons. Among consumers, this shaft is gaining a reputation for its pinpoint trajectory. Furthermore, Wie and Henderson both exhibit a relatively quick tempo, as do many men. The 105-gram Modus3 Tour 105 has emerged as a solid choice in the lightweight steel category, used by both men and women who swing aggressively, but also value accuracy. MSRP: $37 | nipponshaft.com Engine

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