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Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft Review

There’s one day each year that I count down the days in excitement. My birthday? No. Christmas? Nope. It’s the day when Graphite Design releases their new shaft! New for 2022, the Tour AD UB shaft (nicknamed “Up and Beyond” ) will present an option for players looking for a mid launch and low/mid spin rates. They offer up a new twist on their classic paint scheme and the most modern materials and shaft technology.

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Bold and blue! The Graphite Design Tour AD UB comes in with a sparkling and vibrant light blue color scheme that fades into a deep silver at the tip. This blue has a metallic shimmer to it and has notes of teal and sky blue depending on what light you’re in. (You can tell I’m a whiskey fan if I’m detecting “notes” in my…golf shaft paint colors too…) It’s a similar look as the nearly all black Tour AD XC from two years ago with a darker paint job, but your eye will catch the more neutral silver color when addressing the ball. While the Tour AD UB may not have the boldness of the bright orange of the hyper popular Tour AD DI , it’s as distinctive as ever.

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How Does it Feel?

I’ve been able to hit most of Graphite Design’s shaft lineup, and I’d describe the Tour AD UB as a stout but responsive golf shaft. What I’ve always liked about this brand is that they’ll accurately present what their shafts will feel like (in relation to other Graphite Design shafts) so you can choose what you like best. For example, most will describe the Tour AD BB and the Tour AD XC as feeling softer in the hands and firmer in the tip, or the Tour AD DI feeling all around “smooth”. The Tour AD UB feels as they say it does – medium through the hands and mid section, then a bit stiffer in the tip section . In my testing and on course experience, that describes it well.

I won’t describe this shaft as particularly smooth, and I don’t detect a huge “kick” to it either. It’s a pleasing feeling, kind of a “really hard hit” if that makes sense . It definitely feels a bit more stout and substantial than most Graphite Design shafts I’ve tried. While I’m no bomber, I’ve settled in to 70g X-Flex shafts for most models. The 6X is all I can handle here. For a long time, I’ve been waiting for a profile that can dial me in that last little bit. It’s now highly possible the Tour AD UB can give my gamer some challenges for 2022!

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On-Course Performance

For the last 18 months or so, I’ve played 75%+ of my rounds with the Graphite Design Tour AD TP. I love it because it has a fun, smooth kick to it and I can really feel where the clubhead is during the swing. It pairs well with my preferred driver head, and I get reliable contact and distance with it. However, at times it launches a touch high and a sometimes a bit spinny (described as mid/high launch and low spin profile). That’s where the Tour AD UB comes in…

This shaft has seemed to hit the right trajectory windows for me so far. It’s that true mid-flight that I’m looking for, but not a hint of ballooning. Lately I’ve been trying to eliminate the left side of the course, so I attempt a straight ball or a power fade. When I square it up, the Tour AD UB gives me exactly what I want, and it’s deep bombs down the right-center of the fairway. If I leave the club face a bit open, yeah, it’s got a stiffer tip section so it will exaggerate the fade, but that’s on me.

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Final Thoughts – Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft

With the Graphite Design Tour AD UB, we have another worthy addition to an already loaded menu of premium golf shafts. This year’s offering fills the need for a mid flight, mid/low spin profile with their usual visually recognizable styling. It may not have the most distinct feel to it, but it’s the golf shots you hit that matter most.

That’s one of the reasons I’ve become a big fan of Graphite Design shafts. Once you become familiar with the brand, you can make those subtle adjustments among shafts, flexes, and weights without significantly changing the feel like you would if you went brand to brand. I bet you if we did a “blind taste test” on the range, I could pick out a Graphite Design! Oh and if we’re doing a taste test, make sure to bring the Lagavulin, the Springbank, and the Bruichladdich too.

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Hi Jon, would you say the AD UB is comparable to the Ventus Blue (if you have tried the Ventus Blue)? I moved from the AD DI 6X to the Ventus Blue 6X this year and was hoping the AD UB would be similar to the Ventus Blue based on the Medium+, Medium+, Stiff+ butt to tip profile. Thanks!

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This is actually something I can comment on considering I’ve used the AD DI a lot and the Ventus Blue is in the bag a lot too! All 6X btw. My opinion is that they get firmer and a wee bit harsher as you go along from the AD DI to the Ventus Blue to the AD UB. Performance in all three is great. I typically hit the AD DI longest, but it can get offline. The Ventus Blue is a bit more controllable, and I too am hoping the AD UB can kind of steal away a few more yards but maintain the control. By my “eye test”, all of them seem to launch in about the same window and I don’t have any issues with too much spin on any of them. TL/DR, if you like those two shafts, I think you’ll like the AD UB too. Plus, it looks rad.

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I gamed the VENTUS BLUE 6-X all last year in TSI3 9 deg. I was at 65-75′ apex with 155-158 mph ball speed 2200 rpm typically. With the AD-UB-6-X it kicks the ball higher for me, 85-95′, same spin, and tighter dispersion. Loved the VENTUS BLUE but I find the AD-UB-6 more optimized for my game and a slightly higher launch.

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Both great shafts and both I’ve a had a lot of time to play with. Your take is pretty similar to mine. Both really good products!

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For me Tour AD DI still my best choice since 2014

There’s a reason it’s still winning tournaments on the PGA Tour. It’s legendary.

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Great review. When u say not overly smooth, is there any shaft in your mind that is similar in feel?? Cheers

Hard to say, as I’ve not hit EVERYTHING out there. In relation to other Graphite Design shafts, most of them are butter smooth and have a satisfying kick. I don’t often play other brands at this point. I think my comment above was that it’s a “hard hit” feeling.

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Hey Jon, your comment comparing and contrasting the AD UB with the Ventus Blue and AD DI was super helpful. I wondered if you might similarly share some thoughts on how the AD UB stacks up against the AD HD?

The two shafts I’ve used the most over the last year have been Ventus Blue and AD HD. I love, I mean LOVE, the feel from the AD HD. I like a mid-soft shaft that kicks, and the AD HD does that for me. Problem is, it sometimes tends to get high and spinny on me. Ventus Blue gets me into a slightly better window, but — and maybe I’m crazy here, but this is how it feels to me — it’s a little soft in the handle and the kickpoint is higher than I’d like, and that can cause some timing issues.

I’ve wondered if the AD UB might give me something similar to the AD HD, just tightening things up a bit. I’m a little concerned about what GD describes as a softer handle in the UB … which has me thinking it might be time to revisit something that’s more stiff-soft-stiff like the RDX Blue. Or the new Ventus TR seems really interesting as well.

Hey thanks! Just so happens that we both have a lot of experience with all those shafts. I really like the AD HD and the Ventus Blue. I’m still trying to figure out the AD UB. They call it Medium+, Medium+, Stiff, but I have found the AD UB to be pretty stout and just… heavy feeling. Hard to describe. My good swings are laserbombs, but I’m trying to figure out how to control it. To my eye, spin is probably the least of all of them with the UB, and the handle feels the stiffest. AD HD feels way softer in the hands IMO. Totally anecdotal, others may have wildly different experiences with it.

I’m going to spend more time with the AD UB this spring, but it’ll take a lot to get me to move away from my current faves, the AD TP or AD VR. I’ll also say that I’m pretty psyched for the updated Ventus TR too…

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Hi Jon, greetings from the island of Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia. I have been gaming UB 5s for the past 1 year. Stock shot is high baby fade. Thinking of changing to a less stout shaft that could still generate a lower ball flight and more roll upon landing. Would DI 5s be something worth trying OR would the DI be something too similar to the UB?

Hard to say! That’s a fine tuning that is best left to a professional fitter. In my hands, the UB and the DI feel very different. They’re not too far off in profile, but the DI is way smoother, the UB more stout the whole way.

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  • Updated: June 8, 2022

Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft Review

Will this upgrade go up and beyond your current gamer.

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Tyler Fitzel Professional club fitter and author at Independent Golf Reviews

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I used the Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft for 8 rounds of golf in AZ this winter. I’ve also been able to hit it indoors on the work simulators .

This is the definitive Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft Review for 2022.

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New in 22’ Graphite Design is ready to take your golf game Up and Beyond with the latest addition to the Tour AD line-up, the UB. Well known for high performance and premium golf shafts, the engineers at Graphite Design are continuously seeking to produce the optimal shaft for your game. With 5 weight options and 6 flex designations, the Tour AD UB will have a shaft to go Up and Beyond your current gamer.

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Looks- Designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, the new Tour AD UB has a very eye appealing color pop. The distinctive bands of a Graphite Design Tour AD shaft are black and silver set in a metallic blue which fades to all silver near the tip of the shaft. The silver color on the bottom of the shaft makes any driver head color blend nicely with the numerous color schemes we see in the game.

Feel- The new Tour AD UB has the feel you have come to love from a Tour AD shaft. Feel is always subject to the person making the comments, but this shaft is yet again an instant winner for the response it has when loading and unloading during the swing. The profile is described as Medium+ Butt Section – Medium+ Mid Section and Stiff+ Tip Section. I like how all the shafts for Graphite Design can be compared by Stiffness using the 3 zones of the shaft. Before you even try the shaft you can identify the key elements you need for the best fit. The Tour AD UB has a slightly more stable feel at impact for me than the Tour AD HD did. It was like I could feel more of the contact when the club face met the ball.

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Performance- I was able to compare the last three Tour AD shaft models side by side and it helps to understand the performance differences I’ve been seeing over a three year period of time. The new Tour AD UB has been the best fit for my game for several reasons. First, I feel a more solid contact in the clubface with the ball. The added ball speed helps to create more distance without having to swing off-balanced. Second, my optimal launch and spin numbers for an attack angle up 4* is 15.0-16.0 degrees and 2300 rpm. Generally speaking of course, these averages should yield a 250-275 yard drive. Third, I have found more fairways at a greater distance. It goes without saying Accuracy and Distance is the ultimate combination. Tracking my stats over the past 3 years, my average number of fairways hit has increased from 44% to 55%.

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Technology- The new Graphite Design Tour AD UB utilizes the same TORAYCA ® T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY ® technology as the past few Tour AD shafts. This provides the tip section of the shaft with additional shaft stability, exceptional feel and precise ball control. 

The Tour AD UB also utilizes TORAYCA ® M40X carbon-fiber pre-preg in the Mid to Tip section of the shaft as did the HD and XC models before it. This strength in transition from Mid to Tip helps create a Mid Launch and Low/Mid Spin characteristics, as well as give the shaft rotational stability for added consistency in shot dispersion. 

Along with TORAYCA ® and NANOALLOY ® is Graphite Design’s proprietary M aterial S tiffness I ntegration ( MSI ) design philosophy and technology. The way each layer of material is used helps create the unmistakable feel and performance in all Graphite Design shafts. This attention to detail in production is what makes Graphite Design one of the industry leaders.

For decades Graphite Design has released an award worthy shaft and 2022 is no exception. The 2022 Tour AD UB shaft is a Mid Launch with Low/Mid Spin and is a great fit for someone needing a penetrating ball flight with a slightly higher spin rate. Many factors go into finding the optimal shaft for your swing, find an Authorized Dealer to help you get the right Tour AD shaft in your club.

With 33 years of Tour proven A ccuracy & D istance… Maybe it’s time for you to experience the difference a premium, Graphite Design shaft can make!

ℹ️  About: Well known for high performance and premium golf shafts, the engineers at Graphite Design are continuously seeking to produce the optimal shaft for your game. The Tour AD UB will have a shaft to go Up and Beyond your current gamer.

✅  Pros: Amazing Feel, Excellent Launch, Longer, Wider audience, Looks great

⛔  Cons: $500

⛳  Verdict: If you want to uprade your stock shaft, Graphite Design is one of the best options,and the UB is Up and Beyond.

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Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft Review

Graphite design tour ad ub driver shaft review, by russ ryden, fit2score, a dallas fort worth club fitter & club maker the highlands performance golf center, carrollton texas  golf digest certified america’s 100 best club fitter.

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Introducing Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft, Optimized for head performance with large and high moment of inertia.

The "TOUR AD UB" series is a shaft that directly transmits power to the ball by further utilizing the head performance of the current large size and high moment of inertia. High-strength, high-elasticity carbon fiber "Trading Card ® M40X" is used for the tip to the middle part, and "Trading Card T1100G" is used for the tip part to increase the rigidity of the tip to the middle part, thereby suppressing unnecessary movement of the head and making it stronger. Achieves a hitting impact.

The Tour AD UB features a strong impact with no energy loss that suppresses twisting of the shaft due to high rigidity and a shaft behavior that makes it easy to take timing due to the slow taper design. Trading Card® T1100G Achieves both high strength and high elastic modulus by firing technology that precisely controls the fiber structure at the nano level. Trading Card M40X Effectively demonstrates the performance of the new grade M40X of Toray's carbon fiber Trading Card MX series. Therefore, Toray specially designed the prepreg for graphite design.

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LPGA CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER PLAYS GRAPHITE DESIGN TOUR AD UB6 STIFF

November 20, 2023

Carlsbad, CA   – Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. announced today that the winner of the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship, held at the Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD UB6 Stiff flex wood shaft in her Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 10.5° Driver.  The champion shot a record setting total score of 27 under to claim her 5 th LPGA tour win.

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“Congratulations to the winner of the LPGA Tour Championship.  This is the champion’s 5 th win on the LPGA Tour.  The winner trusted her Graphite Design Tour AD driver shaft to hit 86% of the fairways for the week and average 255 yards off the tee to win $2 million”, stated Erik Boysen, Vice President of Tour Promotions, Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts, Inc.

Designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, the Graphite Design Tour AD UB – Up and Beyond wood shafts are metallic blue with a silver spray faded tip and black accents and finished with a gloss clear coat.

The Tour AD UB, like the other high performance Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality carbon-fiber materials and are available in 40g R2, R1 and S flex, 50g R2, R1, S and X flex, 60g SR, S, X and TX flex, 70g S, X and TX flex and 80g S and X flex. 

The Tour AD UB shaft profile is medium+ in the butt section, medium+ in the center section and has a stiff+ tip to promote a mid-launch angle and low/mid ball spin rates. The Tour AD UB shafts utilizes the modern TORAYCA® M40X carbon-fiber material in the mid to tip section of the shaft and the ultra-high modulus TORAYCA® T1100G carbon-fiber material in the tip section of the shaft for unrivaled shaft stability and precise ball control without the loss of the exceptional feel that Graphite Design shafts are so well known for.

Visit your local Graphite Design dealer and experience the tour level performance that the Tour AD UB wood shafts with TORAYCA® M40X and T1100G material technologies can offer resulting in your golf game moving Up and Beyond all of your expectations.

About Graphite Design:

Located in the city of Chichibu, Japan, Graphite Design has 33 years of experience designing and manufacturing premium graphite composite golf shafts.  Numerous Graphite Design shafts can be seen in play by the best professional players on all tours worldwide.  Validating the company’s “ Tour AD ” logo, all of Graphite Design’s Tour-proven shafts specifically promote “ Accuracy and Distance ”.  On Tour, Graphite Design shafts recorded 51 Global tournament victories in 2022 and have helped numerous golf professionals earn well over 500 tour victories and multi-millions of dollars in prize money since inception.   Graphite Design continues to be the most dominant, #1 shaft brand on the Japanese JGTO Professional Tour for the past twenty years. 

About Pro’s Choice:

Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts is the exclusive distributor of Graphite Design golf shafts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, UAE, S. Africa, S. America, and Australia.  Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts distributes all of the current Graphite Design shafts including the new 2024 Tour AD VF model of wood shafts as well the Graphite Design MAD, Tour AD CQ, Tour AD UB, Tour AD HD, Tour AD XC, Tour AD VR, Tour AD IZ, Tour AD TP and Tour AD DI models of shafts.  The company is located in Carlsbad, California with a distribution warehouse located in San Diego. 

For more information about Pro’s Choice Golf Shafts or Graphite Design shafts, please contact Bill McPherson at 619-454-6283 or [email protected] , or visit www.proschoicegolfshafts.com .  For tour promotions inquiries, please contact Erik Boysen at [email protected]

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The Graphite Designs Tour AD DI shaft feels great and put up some spectacular numbers.  Easy to see why it’s such a hit on the PGA Tour.

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Introduction

The goal of any manufacturer is to build hype around their product organically.  Smothering the consumer with ads is fine, but it’s nothing compared to the consumer seeing all of their friends talking about and using a product.  That latter scenario is what seemed to happen overnight with the Graphite Designs Tour AD DI shaft.

From Charles Howell III to Tiger Woods to Adam Scott, it felt like every PGA Tour pro was playing the orange “Deep Impact,” and every forum was chattering about it.  The momentum continues to the 2016-2017 season as Hideki Matsuyama uses one in his driver to stack up wins.  We put this tour-proven shaft through the paces to see how it performs for those of us without PGA Tour swings.

Love the AD DI but want something new?  Check out the Graphite Design Tour AD UB HERE

Graphite Designs has a formula for the graphics of their Tour AD shafts, and the DI doesn’t vary from it.  It’s primarily one solid color with some rings in the mid-butt area and very simple graphics .  While some of the colors are bold, the graphics are no nonsense.

Unlike most of their line up, the AD DI does come in two flavors: black and the signature orange .  Go stealth or stand out, the choice is yours.

Somehow I missed out on the AD DI craze a couple years ago, but after one swing I immediately understood what all the fuss was about.  This shaft has a tremendous kick to it, but it never feels out of control.  The company’s description is “Medium” in the butt and mid and “Stiff” in the tip, which matches my assessment exactly.  You get a smooth, powerful kick through impact, but the tip doesn’t feel loose or torque-y, even on mishits.

As an aside, kudos to Graphite Designs for taking all the voodoo out of shaft descriptions.  For each of their shafts, they describe the butt, mid, and tip sections on a scale that ranges from “Very Stiff” to “Soft.”  This makes it easy to figure out what you might like and what you want to try next.

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Performance

When I love the feel of a shaft, chances are its going to perform well for me.  That was certainly the case with the Graphite Designs AD DI.

I started my testing with the stiff flex version of the AD DI.  The smooth kick made me feel like I was delivering effortless power to the ball, and the results were very solid.  When I bumped up to the X flex, things got even better.  The kick was slightly less pronounced, as you’d expect, but the consistency of the results was through the roof.  Every shot was near the center of the face, and the monitor was showing the same push-draw time after time .

For players who haven’t hit Graphite Designs shafts and can’t make use of their feel chart, I would say that the AD DI is a mix of the Diamana Blue and White shafts.  It has the smooth feel and pronounced kick of the blue with the strong tip of the white.  For me, that adds up to great consistency with tremendous feel .

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Prior to this review, my experience with  Graphite Designs  shafts had been minimal, but now the AD DI is making a serious push to go in the bag.  It blends some of the best attributes of my favorite shafts, and the performance simply can’t be argued with.  Waiting to get this into play is just one more reason that this winter is going to feel really long.

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First of all, I thank you for your website. Passionate about golf and about gear of golf , you are for me , the website number one on the subject .

I particularly appreciated your review of the ADDI shaft. GRAPHITE DESIGN being one of my favorite trademarks. I hope that others tests of the range are going to follow. Thank you again ! Excuse-me for my broken English. Patrick

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Hey Matt, always enjoy reading your reviews. This GD Tour AD DI is a shaft I keep hearing about and seeing in clubs over the years. It was no surprise to hear you were impressed by it, but it was really interesting to see that you were concentrating on the proper flex for yourself(S vs. XS). With that said, I was wondering what your thoughts are on the Stiff shaft. I know you will ultimately fall back on getting fit….understood. But given what you experienced for yourself, which appeared to be that you need the XS shaft for your swing speed to maximize accuracy, what would you venture the S flex would be good for in terms of swing speed? Assuming a smooth swing and 102-103 mph….S flex? Once again, I know a fitting is absolutely a must, but what swing speed range do you think might benefit best from the S flex AD DI shaft?

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The thing that impressed me about the AD DI is that I could have been very happy playing the S, I just preferred the shot shape with the X. The S is also so smooth, I think it could work all the way down to, perhaps 95 MPH. Around 100 MPH is probably the sweet spot.

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Matt, surprised it has taken so long to try out this iconic shaft. I am 100 SS and the GD DI 60 Stiff is the shaft I keep coming back to. Best feel yet never seems overpowered. Also agreed with the comment that it sits between the Diamana Blue and White. More stable than the Blue and more feel than the White.

And if you want that next level of stiffness / low ball flight try the BB. I noticed Kaymer just moved from DI to BB in driver, but kept DI in other woods. It also comes in Black which I think was a special order/ request from Adam Scott a few years back.

First of all I thank you for your site !

For me you are the number one ! I particularly appreciated your review of the ADDI ; GD being one of my favorites trademarks I hope that others tests of the range are going to follow

thank you again Patrick ( paris)

We will have a review of the AD TP coming soon and hopefully more to follow after that. Any models in particular that you’re interested in?

Thank you Matt !

a review of the AD TP would be perfect ! AD MT too !

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Thanks, Matt. As it is often said the shaft is the “engine” of the club and the key to proper fitting. For us mere mortals, may I presume that this shaft also comes in a “Regular” form for slower swing speeds? Thanks again. Steve

Yes, it’s available in R2 (senior) through X.

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I have the AD DI-7s shaft in my TaylorMade 2017 M2 3 wood. It’s the best club I’ve ever owned. My swing speed is around 105mph, yet I feel as if however hard I swing with this shaft, it just copes and continues to deliver. The feel is exquisite. Now all I have to do is see if I can find a driver to put this shaft into!

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Hi Matt, I have just purchased a Ping G400 Max Driver…Reg stock stand.shaft. I am 70 yo on 18 h/c. Would I benefit from fitting an Ad Di Shaft ? In a regular form. My swing speed is around 90 to100. Can I buy in Australia?

I’m not sure who distributes Graphite Design in Australia.

There’s no inherent reason why the AD DI would be better than the stock PING shaft. The only way it would be better is if it’s a better fit for your swing, which you could find out by working with a high quality club fitter.

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Love the podcast!

Are these averages from the S or X flex?

This was a while back but I believe the X was the better fit.

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What was your ball flight with the S?

I’m not going to be able to reliably tell you any more than is in the review, this was written quite a while back.

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Great review. How would you compare this shaft to the Tensei series? Also, in the past have you ever put together a shaft comparison chart?

There are a lot of different profiles in the Tensei series, but overall both the Tensei and Graphite Designs shafts are consistent and high quality. I have not put together a shaft comparison chart because we encourage everyone to be fit.

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Hi Matt, I have the choice of the Di 60g stiff or VENTUS Black 6 60g in New St200 G, VENTUS is newer to market, what do you think.?

I would suggest getting fit and finding the best option for your swing. If you want to know what fits my swing, you can see my WITB here: https://pluggedingolf.com/about/matt-saternus/matts-whats-in-the-bag/

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Hey Matt, Hopefully you still remember the feel of this shaft since it was reviewed a number of years ago…. In the review you stated that the feel was somewhere between Diamana BF and DF. Now I am curious to know whether the feel of the AD DI is similar to the Diamana ZF in your experience since the ZF is considered to be in between DF and BF regarding feel. I know you did the review on the ZF already but maybe I am just looking for a confirmation. Hope you can answer my question, thanks!

Overall, yes, they’re somewhat similar.

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would you recommend AD_D1 7x for a senior who’s swing speed is down?

A 70 gram X flex is not something I would recommend for someone whose speed is going down, unless it’s going down from a truly elite level.

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Are you able to share what head(s) you had conducted this shaft review with? As always appreciate you and plugged in.

Thanks, Mike

I always test with my gamer, the PING G425 Max.

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I demoed the DI-6s with a fitter a while back and he thought it was my best fit from what we had available. However my club head SS is only mid, maybe high 90s, which according to GD suggests a stiff- regular. The fitter doesn’t have a SR with a Ping tip to demo. I’m playing a Ping tour 65 stiff ok right now but the DI was better.

If anything, the DI-6 stiff plays smoother/less demanding than the Ping tour stiff, true? Apparently the DI-6s might play ok down to mid 90s as you mentioned? Otoh worst case, a stiff-regular wouldn’t be flimsy, true?

Thanks for any thoughts…$370 shaft, good grief:-)

Yes, I think the AD-DI will feel softer/smoother than the PING Tour in the same flex. Personally, I would be hesitant to buy anything I hadn’t tested, especially for $370. If you thought the stiff felt good and it worked well, I would stick with that rather than taking a chance on the SR.

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Good morning! I wanted to see if you could share a thought or two comparing the Tour AD DI vs the Ventus TR Red. Thanks

I have a full review of the Ventus TR Red here: https://pluggedingolf.com/fujikura-ventus-tr-red-shaft-review/

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Shaft Test: Graphite Design’s new Tour AD-TP versus the famous Tour AD-DI

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With a similar profile to the company’s famous Tour AD-DI shaft, and a few new technologies for a slightly different ball flight, Graphite Design’s new Tour AD-TP shaft will surely entice a legion of high-spin golfers.

The new shafts are made for a mid launch and low spin rates, according to Graphite Design’s website, while the Tour AD-DI shafts are made for mid/high to high launch angles and low to low/mid spin rates. Certainly, they are in the same wheelhouse, but for anyone looking to create a slightly more penetrating ball flight with lower launch and lower spin, the new shaft could be their winning ticket.

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To accomplish its performance, the AD-TP shafts are made with a faster taper rate from the lower-mid section to the tip of the shaft, and use an all-new graphite material from Toray Industries called T1100G carbon fiber pre-preg. They also use Toray’s Nanoalloy technology in the tip section, which was first introduced in Graphite Design’s Tour AD-DI. It help golfers gain more control of the club face by resisting torque.  Read more about the Tour AD-TP shaft’s tech here .

Here’s the bend profile of the Tour AD-TP shafts, according to Graphite Design’s website:

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And here’s how the Tour AD-TP shafts stack up versus the other Tour AD shafts:

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As you can see, the Tour AD-TP (top row) compared to the Tour AD-DI (bottom row) will have a firmer mid and butt section, but will also have the familiar stiff tip section.

Personally, I’ve tested just about every new mainstream driver shaft that’s come out in the past three years, and I just haven’t been able to find something that matches my swing like the Tour AD-DI. As a golfer who fights a nasty hook and too much spin, it’s the stiffness and stability of the tip of the shaft that makes me comfortable enough to “go at it.” I’m also a Mets fan, so I like the orange color.

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But for whatever reason, my golfing brain finds other shafts to load and unload way differently, either forcing me to flip or block drives, leading to tragic results. So although I often test the latest and greatest golf shafts for you, the GolfWRX readers, I’ve all but given up on other shafts making it into my gamer driver. Yes, other shafts have given me “more optimal” numbers in a Trackman environment, but there’s nothing optimal about feeling like you’re going to duck hook the ball off the planet with OB stakes left.

When Graphite Design announced a new shaft with a similar profile that’s made to create a slightly more penetrating trajectory, however, I’ll admit I was excited to try it. Let’s see how the numbers played out.

The Numbers

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I tested my Tour AD-DI gamer shaft (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch) against a Tour AD-TP shaft (45.5 inches, untipped) and a Tour AD-TP shaft (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch) in a TaylorMade M1 460 head (10.5 degrees) set to neutral. Yes, I have a bit more swing speed in the tank than displayed below, but it’s also late October and I don’t want to have a blown out back all winter. I conducted my testing at the Launch Pad at Carl’s Golfland on TrackMan 4 using premium golf balls.

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Magenta = Tour AD-TP (tipped 1 inch)

Observations

— Shots with the un-tipped shaft trended to the right. It felt like the face was opening on the downswing and I couldn’t turn my shots over. The data solidifies for me that performance matches my feel, and that I do indeed need a tipped shaft.

— The AD-DI shaft had the highest spin (2953 rpm), highest landing angle, most height (122.1 feet) and launched the highest (13.7 degrees).

— The AD-TP (tipped 1 inch) carried 4.9 yards shorter than the Tour AD-DI, but went 3.7 yards longer in total. This shows how much more penetrating the ball flight with a AD-TP shaft can be.

— Spin rate dropped from 2953 rpm with the Tour AD-DI (tipped 1 inch) to 2460 rpm with the AD-TP (tipped 1 inch).

— With nearly identical clubhead speed, ball speed and smash factors, it’s clear the Tour AD-TP was offering better numbers and tighter dispersion for me.

The Takeaway

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The Graphite Design Tour AD-TP shaft is currently selling for $500 at retail. Based on the improvement I saw in my numbers, I would say that the new shaft is worth the value for my swing. The profile and new materials are a match for me in regards to ball flight characteristics and feel. I would describe the feel as “smooth-stiff, with a stable tip.”

Of course, it’s important to undergo a proper fitting, as you saw that the un-tipped version of the Tour AD-GP shaft was giving me fits. But, if you’re like me and struggle with high spin rates and inconsistency, the Tour AD-TP shaft may help you find more accuracy… and a bit more distance, too.

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Nov 21, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Confidence is worth a ton…so if the shoe fits….

Bottom line find one for a song and play it!

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Oct 31, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Andrew, the author of this review, comments about hitting duck hooks because that is his miss when he uses a shaft that doesn’t “fit” his swing style. It is the same issue I fight. The fact he has peppered the right side of the grid would be comforting for him. All in all, Andrew fits the new TP shaft pretty well.

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Oct 30, 2016 at 11:57 pm

Some shafts get progressively weaker to the tip (Rogue, AD-DI), many increase stiffness into the tip (most other GD tour AD models, Kuro Kage) To assume all shafts need to be tipped just seems uninformed. Tipping off stiffness in a shaft like a AD-BB is just going to lower the kick point and give you a softer tip; exact opposite of tipping a AD-DI.

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Oct 30, 2016 at 11:05 pm

Wow the author tried really hard to say this is better. The chart looks pretty much the same for all three shafts as far as landing zone. Just one leftward (I’m guess more of a hook) shot skewed the oval left. Unless he’s a left hander, none of his shots were hooks, rather either push or slices. Strange for him to say that he’s fighting a hook when he didn’t hit any.

The real difference does seem to be one offering more roll and one more carry due to launch angle changes I’m guessing due to the stiffer mid and butt sections. Worth it? The argument seems a bit thin.

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Brand new for 2022, Graphite Design introduces the latest in the Tour AD premium line of golf shafts, the Graphite Design Tour AD UB – Up and Beyond. Designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, the new Tour AD UB graphite shafts are metallic blue with a silver spray faded tip and black accents and finished with a gloss clear coat. The Tour AD UB, like the other high performance Tour AD graphite shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality carbon-fiber materials and are available in 40g R2, R1 and S flex, 50g R2, R1, S and X flex, 60g SR, S, X and TX flex, 70g S, X and TX flex and 80g S and X flex.

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“Tour players play golf. Businessmen run businesses,” he said. “They don’t tell us how to hit 7-irons. We shouldn’t be telling them how to run a business.”

McIlroy resigned from the PGA Tour board in November, right before the tour settled on Strategic Sports Group as its best private equity option. SSG then became a minority investor in a deal initially worth $1.5 billion, potentially worth double that.

McIlroy thought he had a path back to the board when Webb Simpson wanted McIlroy to replace him. That idea was nixed last week, and Monahan appointed McIlroy to a committee that is directly involved with PIF discussions.

The tour has six players on the PGA Tour board, compared with five independent directors. On the PGA Tour Enterprises board — the commercial company in which SSG invested — there are six players and six independent directors (including Monahan). Former PGA Tour player Joe Ogilvie serves as a “liaison director.”

Glover said having too much player control is what led Dunne to resign at a time when the tour could use his expertise. Ed Herlihy, chairman of the PGA Tour Inc. board, also was involved with Dunne in setting up the Al-Rumayyan meeting. Herlihy is regarded as one of the top attorneys in mergers and acquisitions. He is not on the PGA Tour Enterprises board.

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By Judge Smails June 28, 2022 in WRX Club Techs

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It seems I am reviewing a sleeper here!

I recently purchased an AD HD 7x driver shaft and wanted to share my initial thoughts.  Often times when I purchase new equipment I don't feel compelled to review it because (1) I don't love it THAT much and (2) there are already countless threads singing it's praises.

I will start by saying this isn't a Trackman numbers based review, it's real life, grass driving range swings in a TSi3 10*.

I have gamed an Aldila Rogue White 7X flex in my driver for the last two years.  Before that I played a Tour AD DI 7x for the better part of a decade.  I moved to the White because I started to find the AD DI felt a little "loose."  (However, when I take my old AD DI 7x, 915D3 combo to the range I immediately wonder why I ever let it go.). The White isn't sexy, it's not premium, heck, it's not even the once universally drool inducing "TX" version of the White (owned it, liked it, just not as much). Just the plan ole X flex White!

Given that the White X isn't sexy, I've worked unreasonably hard to kick it out of the bag.  Yet, it remains.

I have tried the White 1k TX, the Orange 1k TX, the Ventus Blue TR 6x and the Ventus TR 7x this year.  After multiple range session with the aforementioned shafts I always come back to the White X.

Fast forward to this week when I have been testing the AD HD 7x.  Let's just say I love it more than my ex-wife who had vicious ADHD (sorry, couldn't resist).  

The shaft was comfortable from the start and I attribute that to the lineal nature of the flex.  As all the previous technical reviews have said, it basically has a similar stiffness in the butt, mid and tip.  What this results in for me is a very straight ballflight with consistent height, no matter how good or bad of a swing I put on the ball.  it's really just remarkably consistent.

As my "relationship" with this shaft moves forward, I will be sure to review it more.  However, my initial impression is that this is a HIGHLY underrated and reviewed shaft here on WRX.

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It seems I am reviewing a sleeper here!   I recently purchased an AD HD 7x driver shaft and wanted to share my initial thoughts.  Often times when I purchase new equipment I don't feel compe

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Had the HD 6TX earlier this year.  Don't get me wrong it's a good shaft but it didn't work for me.  Saw the ball going left far too often when I went for the fences so it had to go.  I will say that l

It's weird, but you either love stiff handle shafts or hate them.  I did fare well with the Ventus Black but didn't love the way it felt.  Nowadays I'm rolling with linear low/low shafts but like the

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Love the HD. I have a 7X in my 3 wood right now. It feels like a lot of the GD shafts, but with a tighter handle and the kick a little lower. I like it a lot as a driver shaft, too -- just wound up going with the Diamana TB instead there for now.

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I want one to test. It’s the only GD shaft I haven’t tried in driver yet.

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It’s the only driver shaft I’ve ever kept more than a year and it’s been solidly in the bag for the last two and half years.  It’s cured my hoing.

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9 hours ago, third-times-a-charm said: I want one to test. It’s the only GD shaft I haven’t tried in driver yet.

What are you waiting for?  😁

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Had the HD 6TX earlier this year.  Don't get me wrong it's a good shaft but it didn't work for me.  Saw the ball going left far too often when I went for the fences so it had to go.  I will say that like the latest gen AD shafts, it's got really good feel to it.  Dare I say that the UB and HD feel better than the latest gen Tensei, Diamana or Ventus line for me.  Glad to see the HD is working out for you OP. 

12 minutes ago, phizzy30 said: What are you waiting for?  😁

Someone to sell one in my spec below $150  🤣

9 minutes ago, phizzy30 said: Had the HD 6TX earlier this year.  Don't get me wrong it's a good shaft but it didn't work for me.  Saw the ball going left far too often when I went for the fences so it had to go.  I will say that like the latest gen AD shafts, it's got really good feel to it.  Dare I say that the UB and HD feel better than the latest gen Tensei, Diamana or Ventus line for me.  Glad to see the HD is working out for you OP. 

Seems you've also hit a bunch of GD shafts. Did you tip them? Which was the best GD shaft for you (even though you're in the TPO now)? Have you hit the TP or IZ?

I will be testing the XC, IZ, and UB this week, and the UB is tipped .5".

I've got three ADHD's in my bag- love them. 

Just now, third-times-a-charm said:   Someone to sell one in my spec below $150  🤣     Seems you've also hit a bunch of GD shafts. Did you tip them? Which was the best GD shaft for you (even though you're in the TPO now)? Have you hit the TP or IZ?   I will be testing the XC, IZ, and UB this week, and the UB is tipped .5".

They've been tipped one inch.  I really enjoyed the UB out the bunch.  My cousin has the TP so yes and I've tested the IZ. 

Cellis

21 minutes ago, phizzy30 said: They've been tipped one inch.  I really enjoyed the UB out the bunch.  My cousin has the TP so yes and I've tested the IZ. 

I 100% agree about the UB. Probably best feeling GD I have hit and I have basically hit them all at this point. UB would still be in my bag if not for the Ventus Black. I should have tipped my UB though and it probably would have been closer..

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3 hours ago, phizzy30 said: They've been tipped one inch.  I really enjoyed the UB out the bunch.  My cousin has the TP so yes and I've tested the IZ. 
2 hours ago, Cellis said: I 100% agree about the UB. Probably best feeling GD I have hit and I have basically hit them all at this point. UB would still be in my bag if not for the Ventus Black. I should have tipped my UB though and it probably would have been closer..

The UB is such an awesome fairway wood shaft. 

I have three fairway woods right now -- a 3W with the HD 7X and a 5W with a DI 8X that are my gamers, and a 3W with a UB 7X that I'm also really loving (and honestly I need to sell one of the 3Ws, but I just can't decide which one I like best).

I think the UB a terrific blend of everything that makes Graphite Design shafts so good. Its softer handle and mid-section feel amazing and help keep my tempo and transition from speeding up too much -- which is the same reason the DI has worked really well for me for a long time. But it's more stable and keeps the ball flight down a little compared to the DI. It also has a bit of the HD's crispness and snappiness through impact. 

I've definitely been thinking about switching from the DI 8X to a UB 8X with my higher-lofted fairway wood. I'm mostly just hanging tight until I get a chance to try the TSR woods and see if Titleist offers the UB as a custom option.

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5 hours ago, phizzy30 said: Had the HD 6TX earlier this year.  Don't get me wrong it's a good shaft but it didn't work for me.  Saw the ball going left far too often when I went for the fences so it had to go. 

This was my result for many GD shafts, and why I haven't tried the HD or UB.  The only GD shafts that don't go left on me are the XC and BB.  Also have a GP that I can game, but I can't step on it...

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16 minutes ago, hagimihale said:   This was my result for many GD shafts, and why I haven't tried the HD or UB.  The only GD shafts that don't go left on me are the XC and BB.  Also have a GP that I can game, but I can't step on it...

How does the GP compare to others you've played or tried? It's one of the only GD shafts I haven't hit, and I've been curious about it.

@eric61 :  It is very tip-stiff.  The XC is the only other GD shaft I've hit that feels as stable in the tip. Note that I've never hit the M9003, which is supposed to be the most stable shaft in their lineup.

I feel more mid-shaft hinge in the GP than I do in the XC.  Probably why I get along with the XC better.  GP and BB felt pretty close.  When I slowed down my transition with the GP I could play a nice cut.  But if I stepped on it, the left side came into play.

All other GD shafts I've hit (DI, VR, MT) felt softer and all of them went left.  Though the VR was more of a controlled draw, so I probably could have made that work if I had to.

From softest (most left friendly) to stiffest (least left friendly) to me: DI, MT, VR, GP, BB, XC

1 hour ago, hagimihale said: @eric61 :  It is very tip-stiff.  The XC is the only other GD shaft I've hit that feels as stable in the tip. Note that I've never hit the M9003, which is supposed to be the most stable shaft in their lineup.   I feel more mid-shaft hinge in the GP than I do in the XC.  Probably why I get along with the XC better.  GP and BB felt pretty close.  When I slowed down my transition with the GP I could play a nice cut.  But if I stepped on it, the left side came into play.   All other GD shafts I've hit (DI, VR, MT) felt softer and all of them went left.  Though the VR was more of a controlled draw, so I probably could have made that work if I had to.   From softest (most left friendly) to stiffest (least left friendly) to me: DI, MT, VR, GP, BB, XC

Good to know! It sounds like the exact reasons the XC was better for you would make the GP better for me. I like a stiff tip and a mid-hinge in driver shafts. I get that to an extent with the HD, but imagine the GP might be a little lower-launching and more abrupt in its transition from softer to stiffer areas?

1 hour ago, hagimihale said:   This was my result for many GD shafts, and why I haven't tried the HD or UB.  The only GD shafts that don't go left on me are the XC and BB.  Also have a GP that I can game, but I can't step on it...

They're both softer in the handle, so if you like a white board type profile, it might be worth testing. 

Just now, eric61 said: Good to know! It sounds like the exact reasons the XC was better for you would make the GP better for me. I like a stiff tip and a mid-hinge in driver shafts. I get that to an extent with the HD, but imagine the GP might be a little lower-launching and more abrupt in its transition from softer to stiffer areas?

GP and HD a very similar launch IMO.  If anything the HD might launch one degree higher.  They feel different though.  HD is smooth with a little bit of kick to it whereas the GP has a little kick but also less feel IMO.  I'm willing to bet that it has to do more with the materials used more specifically the T1100 in the HD which gives it better/smoother feel. 

Thanks

3 hours ago, eric61 said:   The UB is such an awesome fairway wood shaft.    I have three fairway woods right now -- a 3W with the HD 7X and a 5W with a DI 8X that are my gamers, and a 3W with a UB 7X that I'm also really loving (and honestly I need to sell one of the 3Ws, but I just can't decide which one I like best).   I think the UB a terrific blend of everything that makes Graphite Design shafts so good. Its softer handle and mid-section feel amazing and help keep my tempo and transition from speeding up too much -- which is the same reason the DI has worked really well for me for a long time. But it's more stable and keeps the ball flight down a little compared to the DI. It also has a bit of the HD's crispness and snappiness through impact.    I've definitely been thinking about switching from the DI 8X to a UB 8X with my higher-lofted fairway wood. I'm mostly just hanging tight until I get a chance to try the TSR woods and see if Titleist offers the UB as a custom option.

I sprayed the ball all over the place with the DI. UB is much more stable IMO and feels smoother.  I struggling with the lefts atm with the ZF especially when I step on it in my 3 metal so I'm contemplating whether I should wait for the Kai'li Blue, TPB 1K or possibly go with something else like the UB or HD.  Thing is, the ZF just feels right/good. Decisions, decisions.........

4 minutes ago, phizzy30 said: GP and HD a very similar launch IMO.  If anything the HD might launch one degree higher.  They feel different though.  HD is smooth with a little bit of kick to it whereas the GP has a little kick but also less feel IMO.  I'm willing to bet that it has to do more with the materials used more specifically the T1100 in the HD which gives it better/smoother feel. 

I agree with everything except the GP also uses T1100 

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Just now, mokedaddy said:   I agree with everything except the GP also uses T1100    https://proschoicegolfshafts.com/tour-ad-gp-shafts/

Ah ok you got me there then.  The GP still has less feel for me, so it must be something else.  Maybe the M40X?

4 minutes ago, phizzy30 said: Ah ok you got me there then.  The GP still has less feel for me, so it must be something else.  Maybe the M40X?

To me the GP has less feel as well.  I’m not sure what it is honestly.  I think the HD has the fast taper technology that the TP and VR have so that may have something to do with it.

6 hours ago, Cellis said: I 100% agree about the UB. Probably best feeling GD I have hit and I have basically hit them all at this point. UB would still be in my bag if not for the Ventus Black. I should have tipped my UB though and it probably would have been closer..

It's weird, but you either love stiff handle shafts or hate them.  I did fare well with the Ventus Black but didn't love the way it felt.  Nowadays I'm rolling with linear low/low shafts but like the softer handle shafts aka white board profile.  Something about the UB where it feels really good but doesn't feel all loose and whippy.  Just a tiny kick at the bottom for me yet so stable. 

1 hour ago, phizzy30 said: It's weird, but you either love stiff handle shafts or hate them.  I did fare well with the Ventus Black but didn't love the way it felt.  Nowadays I'm rolling with linear low/low shafts but like the softer handle shafts aka white board profile.  Something about the UB where it feels really good but doesn't feel all loose and whippy.  Just a tiny kick at the bottom for me yet so stable. 

I thought I liked more of a blueboard profile but through learning about GD shafts from experienced players like yourself, and trying many models, I have found I do well with a stable shaft that has a softer handle so it does not feel too stiff. (In Ventus, I am a fan of the Red.)

I have the XC in driver and the BB in a fairway and if I switched, would probably be for the UB. I like how the softer handle lets me feel the club shallowing at the top. Helps me to be patient with my shoulders/arms so they arrive on time, after my lower body, instead of the other way around. I can hit lots of shafts, but a shaft that helps my sequence puts the ball in the fairway more.

I find the XC easy to fade or draw and it is smoother by a smidge than the BB. GD shafts feel so smooth and yet solid, that’s my favorite thing about them. 

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I am a GD guy and have pretty much played all except the XC. Played the HD for months and keep getting fit into the TP and using it for the third time in a Rogue ST now. Feels ok, goes a little high and don’t feel the same kick as the HD (which got loose).  IZ is a bomber for sure, but too high now for my swing changes. More positive AOA now.   

How would the UB compare? XC sounds interesting as I liked WB shaft years ago. Been fit into the TPW twice too. Should I give the UB or XC for my next trial? 

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40 minutes ago, OspreyCI said: I am a GD guy and have pretty much played all except the XC. Played the HD for months and keep getting fit into the TP and using it for the third time in a Rogue ST now. Feels ok, goes a little high and don’t feel the same kick as the HD (which got loose).  IZ is a bomber for sure, but too high now for my swing changes. More positive AOA now.    How would the UB compare? XC sounds interesting as I liked WB shaft years ago. Been fit into the TPW twice too. Should I give the UB or XC for my next trial? 

I have TP in my fairways and I'm testing the UB and XC tommorow along with the IZ in driver.

23 minutes ago, third-times-a-charm said:   I have TP in my fairways and I'm testing the UB and XC tommorow along with the IZ in driver.

Can’t wait to hear your feedback. 

1 hour ago, OspreyCI said: I am a GD guy and have pretty much played all except the XC. Played the HD for months and keep getting fit into the TP and using it for the third time in a Rogue ST now. Feels ok, goes a little high and don’t feel the same kick as the HD (which got loose).  IZ is a bomber for sure, but too high now for my swing changes. More positive AOA now.    How would the UB compare? XC sounds interesting as I liked WB shaft years ago. Been fit into the TPW twice too. Should I give the UB or XC for my next trial? 

UB was more anti-left for me than the HD or TP.  It's actually mid-low for me very much like the GP and XC but has the best feel out of the bunch.  The difference between the UB and XC is that XC has very stiff mid whereas the UB is soft.  Still, the UB doesn't feel really loose and soft in the middle like the DI did for me.  It's probably the most stable tip stiff, soft mid shaft I've ever had.  Are you hard loader/aggressive transition player or smooth?  The XC seems to hold up a little better for the aggressive player IMO.  I know it's one of my favorite GD shafts besides the UB. 

32 minutes ago, phizzy30 said: UB was more anti-left for me than the HD or TP.  It's actually mid-low for me very much like the GP and XC but has the best feel out of the bunch.  The difference between the UB and XC is that XC has very stiff mid whereas the UB is soft.  Still, the UB doesn't feel really loose and soft in the middle like the DI did for me.  It's probably the most stable tip stiff, soft mid shaft I've ever had.  Are you hard loader/aggressive transition player or smooth?  The XC seems to hold up a little better for the aggressive player IMO.  I know it's one of my favorite GD shafts besides the UB. 

Thanks man. I have an aggressive transition. Maybe the XC would be worth a try? Tired of the TP going left and high. Of course, it’s a driver head and swing issue, but anything can help. 

Just now, OspreyCI said: Thanks man. I have an aggressive transition. Maybe the XC would be worth a try? Tired of the TP going left and high. Of course, it’s a driver head and swing issue, but anything can help. 

XC is definitely worth a try.  The trade off is that it's not as smooth as the UB. 

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  1. Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft Review

    The Graphite Design Tour AD UB sticks with the tried and true aesthetic of the Tour AD series but with one of the series's bolder color choices. The upper portion of the shaft is a very attractive blue that I can best describe as a dark turquoise . Just below the branding, that shifts to silver for a less distracting look at address.

  2. Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft Review

    For example, most will describe the Tour AD BB and the Tour AD XC as feeling softer in the hands and firmer in the tip, or the Tour AD DI feeling all around "smooth". The Tour AD UB feels as they say it does - medium through the hands and mid section, then a bit stiffer in the tip section. In my testing and on course experience, that ...

  3. Tour AD UB Shafts

    The Tour AD UB, like the other high performance Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality carbon-fiber materials and are available in 40g R2, R1 and S flex, 50g R2, R1, S and X flex, 60g SR, S, X and TX flex, 70g S, X and TX flex and 80g S and X flex. The Tour AD UB shaft profile is medium+ in the butt section, medium+ in the ...

  4. Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft

    The Tour AD UB will have a shaft to go Up and Beyond your current gamer. Pros: Amazing Feel, Excellent Launch, Longer, Wider audience, Looks great. ⛔ Cons: $500. ⛳ Verdict: If you want to uprade your stock shaft, Graphite Design is one of the best options,and the UB is Up and Beyond. OVERALL.

  5. Tour AD UB

    Carlsbad, CA - November 21, 2023 - Pro's Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. announced today that the winner of the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship, held at the Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD UB6 Stiff flex wood shaft in her Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 10.5° Driver.

  6. Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft Review

    The Graphite Design Tour AD UB is the second shaft from Graphite Design to use Torayca ® M40X pre-preg. Torayca ® M40X has both high strength and does not deform when loaded. Tensile Modulus is the mechanical property the relates force to deformation. The material in the UB does not elongate when loaded. In a golf shaft, the energy applied is ...

  7. Graphite Design Tour AD UB Graphite Wood Shafts

    The "TOUR AD UB" series is a shaft that directly transmits power to the ball by further utilizing the head performance of the current large size and high moment of inertia. High-strength, high-elasticity carbon fiber "Trading Card ® M40X" is used for the tip to the middle part, and "Trading Card T1100G" is used for the tip part to increase the ...

  8. Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft

    The "TOUR AD UB" series is a shaft that directly transmits power to the ball by further utilizing the head performance of the current large size and high moment of inertia. High-strength, high-elasticity carbon fiber "Trading Card ® M40X" is used for the tip to the middle part, and "Trading Card ® T1100G" is used for the tip part to increase ...

  9. Club Junkie: Reviewing Callaway's NEW Apex UW and Graphite ...

    Callaway's new Apex UW wood blends a fairway wood and hybrid together for wild distance and accuracy. The UW is easy to hit and crazy long but also lets skilled players work the ball however they would like. Graphite Design's new Tour AD UB shaft is a new stout mid-launch and mid/low-spin shaft. Smooth and tight, this shaft takes a little ...

  10. Lpga Cme Group Tour Championship Winner Plays Graphite Design Tour Ad

    The Tour AD UB shaft profile is medium+ in the butt section, medium+ in the center section and has a stiff+ tip to promote a mid-launch angle and low/mid ball spin rates. The Tour AD UB shafts utilizes the modern TORAYCA® M40X carbon-fiber material in the mid to tip section of the shaft and the ultra-high modulus TORAYCA® T1100G carbon-fiber ...

  11. *Graphite Design Lovers Anonymous* Tour AD UB vs IZ vs XC and ...

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  12. Graphite Designs Tour AD DI Shaft Review

    The Graphite Designs Tour AD DI shaft feels great and put up some spectacular numbers. Easy to see why it's such a hit on the PGA Tour. Check out the low launch, ... Check out the Graphite Design Tour AD UB HERE. Looks. Graphite Designs has a formula for the graphics of their Tour AD shafts, and the DI doesn't vary from it. ...

  13. Shaft Test: Graphite Design's new Tour AD-TP versus the ...

    The Numbers. I tested my Tour AD-DI gamer shaft (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch) against a Tour AD-TP shaft (45.5 inches, untipped) and a Tour AD-TP shaft (45.5 inches, tipped 1 inch) in a TaylorMade M1 460 head (10.5 degrees) set to neutral. Yes, I have a bit more swing speed in the tank than displayed below, but it's also late October and I don't want to have a blown out back all winter.

  14. Graphite Design Tour AD Wood Shafts

    Please click on an item below to view more info about that shaft. Tour AD VF - NEW for 2024 - Available Now. Tour AD CQ. Tour AD UB. Tour AD HD. Tour AD XC. Tour AD DI. Tour AD DI - Black. Tour AD VR.

  15. Shaft Review

    The Tour AD IZ wood shaft will help produce higher launch angles than normal and lower spin (for 4 of the 5 weight classes: IZ-5, -6, -7, and -8). With the shaft having a firmer grip section, a slightly softer mid section, and back to a moderate tip section, this helps load the shaft for efficient energy transfer and higher shots, all while ...

  16. Graphite Design Tour AD UB Graphite Shaft

    The Tour AD UB shaft profile is medium+ in the butt section, medium+ in the center section and has a stiff+ tip to promote a mid-launch angle and low/mid ball spin rates. The Tour AD UB shafts utilizes the modern TORAYCA® M40X carbon-fiber material in the mid to tip section of the shaft and the ultra-high modulus TORAYCA® T1100G carbon-fiber ...

  17. Graphite Design Tour AD UB Driver Shaft (D-42438122200)

    Shop new and used Graphite Design Tour AD UB Driver Shaft at 2nd Swing Golf today. Trade in your old clubs and save even more on your next purchase of Graphite Design Tour AD UB Driver Shaft (D-42438122200). Videos. Specs. SHAFT TYPE. FLEX. LENGTH. WEIGHT. TIP OD. TIP PARA. BUTT OD. TORQUE. KICK POINT. LAUNCH. SPIN. Tour AD UB 4 R2.

  18. Prabhas starrer 'Kalki 2898 AD' gears up for grand promotional tour

    With a star-studded cast including Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Disha Patani, the film is set to hit theatres on June 27, 2024. 'Kalki 2898 AD' is set for a grand ...

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  20. Cheaper Alternative to Graphite Design Tour AD UB7

    Total Rating 100%. Posted May 20, 2023 (edited) Like a lot of people on here, I got fit into the Graphite Design Tour AD UB Shaft Stiff during a Titleist fitting and really ended up liking it. Not enough to pull the rigger on the full setup at $800+ but enough to consider picking up the shaft. Anything similar and potentially cheaper that is ...

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  22. Rory McIlroy says PGA Tour is 'worse off' without Jimmy Dunne on board

    Updated 3:42 PM PDT, May 15, 2024. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rory McIlroy believes the potential for a deal between the PGA Tour and the Saudi backers of LIV Golf has stalled because board member Jimmy Dunne was left out of the mix, and the tour suffered a "huge loss" when Dunne decided to resign. Dunne, a power broker on Wall Street and in ...

  23. Tour AD HD Shafts

    The Tour AD HD, like the other high performance Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality carbon-fiber materials and are available in 40g R2, R1 and S flex, 50g R2, R1, S and X flex, 60g SR, S, X and TX flex, 70g S, X and TX flex and 80g S and X flex. The Tour AD HD shaft profile is firm in the butt section, firm in the center ...

  24. Taylor Swift's last Eras Tour show in Paris was full of Travis Kelce

    Taylor Swift closed out her four-night Eras Tour run in Paris on Sunday with a show that appeared to be Taylor-made for Travis Kelce. Kelce attended the concert alongside Gigi Hadid and Oscar ...

  25. Burger King's Fan-Favorite Mozzarella Sticks Get a Glow-Up

    Alongside the menu swap, the new Chicken Philly Royal Crispy Wrap is also joining the lineup, featuring a soft, warm tortilla stuffed full of white meat breast fillet, savory Royal sauce, melted ...

  26. 16-year-old amateur Kris Kim wows golf world by making cut on PGA Tour

    The 16-year-old amateur carded a three-under-68 first round and four-under-67 second round at the tournament in McKinney, Texas, showing few signs of the nerves he later admitted to having on the ...

  27. AD HD vs. UB vs. Ventus Blue vs. Diamana TB

    AD UB I have not tried yet but have read on here it's linear feeling and higher spin than the XC (as far as 'low spin' Tour AD shafts go) AD XC I am going to add to this list because I just moved into it from the ZF and its blown me away and is a fantastic mid/low shaft with great feel and is not a low/low as people call it (for me)

  28. Scottie Scheffler arrested in alleged assault on police officer outside

    The world's top-ranked golfer, Scottie Scheffler, was arrested, charged with felony assault and released from jail before shooting a stellar 5-under par at the PGA Championship on Friday in a ...

  29. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tour documentary to debut on

    Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their most recent tour in February of 2023. In September, the 74-year-old rock legend announced he had to reschedule over 20 shows as he recovered from ...

  30. GD Tour AD HD. Very Positive Review

    Before that I played a Tour AD DI 7x for the better part of a decade. I moved to the White because I started to find the AD DI felt a little "loose." (However, when I take my old AD DI 7x, 915D3 combo to the range I immediately wonder why I ever let it go.). ... The difference between the UB and XC is that XC has very stiff mid whereas the UB ...