I recently attended a demo day and had the opportunity to hit the Epic SZ driver. We tried a couple of shafts, and I really liked the Aldila Rogue Max 75 in an X flex. Liked the low spin, low trajectory characteristics.
I also hit the Steelhead 3+ and loved it. But, the only X flex he had me hit was the stock Mitsubishi Tensei Blue in 65G. Traditionally, I've had my 3W in the same weight, or heavier shaft as my driver. Also, I didn't seem to have as much control with the Tensei as I did the Rogue Max.
So, the question is if I like the Aldila Rogue Max 75, is it a safe deductive leap to assume I'll like the Aldila Rogue Max 85 X flex?
Driver swing speed is ~105 and pretty aggressive at the top.
Any input/feedback on this shaft is appreciated.
I love the 85 in my 4 wd. I like to keep my woods 10 grams heavier than my driver. I think it preforms great. I would recomend it my swing speed is 117 - 120 mph with my driver, and hit the ball high with woods and irons and like that it knocks down the ball flight a little for my 4 wd.
I do not. I actually play either a Aldila Rogue I/O 70 Graphite in 47.5" or a Matrix Speed-Rulz c type 70 in 45.5" both in extra stiff. One for just pure bombing when there isn't trouble and the Matrix is my daily player just for normal gaming. I just get the preformance i like from those shafts with the epic SZ driver and the Rogue Max gave me what i was looking for from my Steelhead 4+ wood. I look at different shafts for everything just based off what i'm looking for from different clubs. With my driver I want to hit a high fade and with my 4wd i am looking for a more traditional ball flight with a little draw. I can hit my driver well over 300 yard carry when i get after it so I like to have a little more control with that fade. I like to use my 4wd for tighter par 4's or holes that dog leg left. For me it's just easier to control the fade and i play my 4 wd at around 250 carry and let it run out. I have just found that for me this set up works the best. I have tried a lot of different combinations and probably 30 different shafts in my drivers. As my handicap has gotten lower if I can pick up one or two strokes a round is about all i'm relaly going to pick up so if I can do it with a well placed tee shot or a few extra yards off the tee i'm going to do it haha. Good luck with your set up, and I got great advice when I started golfing. A pro can't teach you how to swing harder, but they can teach you how to straighten it out. So swing hard and let the pro figure out how you can hit it straighter haha. God Bless Texas - I started golfing in McAllen Texas.
The Tensei is not for the agressive swinger.
If the Rogue max produced the best results it is NOT a leap to think the fairway shaft of the same make would work better in the SH. You could also look into the EPIC 3 both are good choices.
I too swing at around 105-108 with my driver, but my Epic sz has rogue max 65 stiff instead of 75 because it feels easier for me to swing and control the ball off the club face. For fairwood, I think Tensei might not be a good option since you don't want two drastically different shafts for your driver and fairway wood. I recently purchased a rogue sz 3 wood with aldila rogue silver 70 stiff (77g). I think you should definitely try that shaft as it was really easy for me to launch the ball comparing to other shafts. Also, if you like low spin and low trajectory, it would be a great fit as well!