If Aldila offers it, now we can likely get it!
While just a few weeks ago we added the much anticipated Aldila Rogue and Tour Red series to our website, we didn’t make mention of what else we had added. The “what else” were all – and I mean all – the other Aldila shafts we hadn’t listed on our website previously. We can’t expect to sell any of these shafts unless you know we can get them for you, so here is a quick synopsis of those offerings.
Taper tipped iron shafts
There are a lot of irons currently in play that require taper tip shafts, most of which are steel-shafted. As golfers get older and look to lighten up their clubs, many look toward graphite shafts. We do offer some taper tip graphite iron shafts from the likes of Aerotech and UST-Mamiya, but we were still missing some holes. For instance, we no longer offered any senior flex shafts. Sure, you might be able to soft-step a regular flex shaft to make it slightly softer. It just isn’t the same as if you had dedicated A-flex shafts like we now have in the NV Comp 85 and the VS Proto 85. Those same shafts are available in R, S and X-flex shaft too. The other taper tip iron shafts from Aldila are the:
- NV 105 (R, S and X-flex)
- VS Proto 100 (R, S and X-flex)
- RIP 90 (R, S and X flex)
- RIP 115 (R, S and X-flex)
This provides a matrix of different weights and flexes to cover a wide range of golfers looking to retrofit their existing OEM irons.
More parallel tip iron shafts too
We didn’t just add taper tip shafts, but also all the parallel tip shafts that will fit our irons and wedges too. These will include the aforementioned NV Comp 85, VS Proto 85 and 100 (in the same flexes) as well as the pink NV 55 shaft for ladies. These would be a nice addition to the iBella Obsession iron. In each of these cases the shafts are a dedicated length for a particular iron head or wedge rather than a master shaft that is tip trimmed like most other parallel tip shafts.
Look at all these 0.350” wood shafts
For those that know me well, I eschew 0.350” shafts as it doubles up our inventory. Plus most of the heads you can use them for have adjustable hosel adapters or can use special conversion ferrules to reduce the diameter to use 0.335” shafts. However, we get a number of requests and we want to service our customer based the best that we can. So we have added all following shafts that are offered with a 0.350” tip.
- NV 55 Pink (L-flex)
- NV 55 Green (A, R and S-flex)
- NV 65 Green (R, S and X-flex)
- NV 75 Green (R, S and X-flex)
- NVS 45 Pink (L-flex)
- NVS 45 Orange (L and A-flex)
- NVS 55 Orange (A, R, S and X-flex)
- NVS 65 Orange (R, S and X-flex)
- NVS 75 Orange (R, S and X-flex)
- VS Proto 60 (R, S and X-flex)
- VS Proto 70 (R, S and X-flex)
- VS Proto 80 (R, S and X-flex)
If you can’t find a weight or flex you need, then I am sorry you are out of luck.
More hybrids including the hard-to-find 0.355” tapered models
Yes, we have all the Aldila hybrid shafts too in both 0.370” parallel tip and 0.355” taper tip. If you are wondering who in the Sam Hill uses or had used taper tip shaft in hybrids, you have the following: Adams, older Ben Hogan and Cobra Baffler, Bridgestone, Mizuno Nike, Ping, TaylorMade TP, Titleist (some of which were originally steel-shafted). The ones below with asterisks next to their name are the one which are also available with the 0.355” taper tip. Note some listed here we have before but include the missing flexes we didn’t offer before.
- *NV 55 Pink (L-flex)
- *NV 85 Green (R, S and X-flex)
- *NVS 85 Orange (R, S and X-flex)
- RIP Phenom 65 (L, A, R, S and X-flex)
- Tour Blue 85 (R, S, X and Tour X-flex)
- Tour Green 85 (R, S, X and Tour X-flex)
- *VS Proto 80 (R, S and X-flex)
- *VS Proto 95 (R, S and X-flex)
Opps, I think we went batty and added even more 0.335” wood shafts
In several of the wood lines we did not offer a flex or Aldila added one mid-year that was not included in our 2014 catalog. In other cases we dropped the ball completely and never listed a particular model. Those include in no specific order: NV 44 Magnum, RIP Phenom 50, 60 and 80, NV 55 Green, NVS 45 and 55 Orange as well as VS Proto 60, 70 and 80 woods.
Another way to think of it, if Aldila offers it, we can likely get it for you. As you can see, we added more shafts than you can shake a stick at. But we want to prove once again that Hireko is your one stop source for all your component needs.