Fujikura Speeder Evolution 3 757 Shaft Review

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The Fujikura Speeder Evolution 3 757 is the mid-launch shaft in the Speeder Evolution line up.  Incredible feel.  Huge ball speed.

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Introduction

Two years ago, Fujikura released the Speeder Evolution.  The feel was unlike anything else, and it went right into my bag.  Last year, the Speeder Evolution 2 maintained the great feel with lower launch and spin, and it went into my bag.  Now the Speeder Evolution 3 757 is here, and I can’t wait to see if it will continue Fujikura’s run of success in my driver.

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Feel

Just like the Speeder Evolution and the Speeder Evolution 2, the Fujikura Speeder Evolution 3 has a whip-crack feel that’s unlike anything else I’ve ever swung.  You get the sensation that every ounce of energy is traveling smoothly down the shaft and being delivered to the golf ball.

While all three have commonalities in terms of feel, each has their own flavor.  The original feels the softest, the Evolution II clearly has a firmer tip, and the Evolution 3 is in the middle.  There’s a lot of “action” in this shaft, but it’s miles from loose.

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Looks

For the Speeder Evolution 3, Fujikura chose a paint scheme that’s similar to the Evolution 2, but with darker shades.  Where the Evo 2 was red/orange/yellow, the Speeder Evolution 3 is colored with dark red and maroon.

The graphics are consistent with the past two Speeder Evolution models – busy near the grip, but all business near the club head.

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Performance

Often when I test equipment, I have a notion of what the club or shaft will do before I swing it based on what I’ve read or from past experience.  Having received the Speeder Evolution 3 757 before it was officially announced, I went into my first session blind, save for the knowledge that the last two versions performed very well for me.  After just a few swings, I was sending an email to Fujikura stating, “Whatever you changed for this latest model, you killed it!”

As you can see in the numbers, the Speeder Evolution 3 757 produced the highest ball speed I’ve recorded along with a high launch and moderate spin.  The result was some of the longest drives I’ve ever hit.

The mid-launch profile proved to be a “just right” fit for me in terms of accuracy, too.  I didn’t feel that I had to work hard to keep the ball off the right or the left – I got good results from swinging naturally.

I will have the opportunity to test each of the Speeder Evolution shafts head-to-head in the coming weeks, and I’ll have more comparative data and thoughts then.

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Conclusion

With the Speeder Evolution 3 757, Fujikura has rounded out one of the best-feeling, highest performing lines of shafts in golf.  For the player who felt the original Speeder Evolution was a little too soft, and the Evolution 2 was a little too stiff, the Evolution 3 may be just right.  Find your local Fujikura dealer to schedule your fitting and see if you can evolve into a longer hitter.

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Matt Saternus

Co-founder, Director of Instruction at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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27 Comments

  1. What driver was this shaft tested in? Also, these shafts are stock in the new Mizuno JPX 900 Driver and FW

  2. How would you compare to Diamana BF?
    Looks like from the review the BF was in the 60g range and 757 is obviously in the 70g range, but is the profile similar?

  3. Hi Matt,

    great review on the evo 3 757.

    question for you do you happen to remember the shaft flex and shaft weight of the one reviewed?

    I have pretty close to same SS as you…

    I currently game the Original Motore Speeder VC 7.2TS X flex in a TM M2

    was curious of you know any big differences between the EVO 3 757 and the shaft i currently game?

    Looking forward to the release of this shaft

    thanks again

    Nick

  4. Any chance you can do a side-by-side comparison on the launch monitor with the Evo III vs the Evo II?

    I’m gaming the Evo II right now and love it but am interested to see what the data shows.

    • Matt mentioned in the review that there will indeed be a comparison coming soon.

      In the meantime, here is Matt’s LM data for the 757 Evo II review (the caveat being that he has since raised his clubhead speed):
      Fuji 757 Evo II LM Data

  5. Matt – You stated that the stock shaft in the Mizuno driver may have the same name but it wasn’t the same shaft. How significant is the difference between a stock shaft and an after market shaft other than the cost?

    • Tom,

      The gap varies from shaft to shaft. You’d need to look at the spec sheets to see the measurable differences.

      -Matt

  6. What benefits would there be to someone with a slower swing speed, say 90-95 mph? You long knockers need to consider those of us who need all the speed and distance we can get.

    • WB,

      A well-fit shaft has the same benefits for players of any speed: more distance and superior accuracy.

      Best,

      Matt

  7. Mizuno offers the real deal shaft in the evo 2. It’s not a sticker on a watered down shaft. It’s been proven repeatedly that Mizuno offered real deal shafts in the JPX 900 driver/wood range.

    I’m really interested in this Evo 3 though! I currently game the new Blue Board S+ 60 X flex . When I’m on, love the shaft. Long and straight. But that’s the problem, not consistent with it. Can’t wait to try this shaft!

    • Brian,

      Can you let us know where it’s been “proven repeatedly” that the shafts in these Mizuno woods are $400 aftermarket Evo 2s? I would be very interested to see that.

      Thanks,

      Matt

  8. Hi Matt, can you tell us your secret? How you have managed to add 10 mph to your club head speed?

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  10. Hi Matt,
    Impressive review and performance.
    I notice that you have a lot of more speed compared to previous versions of speeder evolution (1 and 11).
    Is it the shaft or you changed something?
    I would like to obtain same result.
    I still playing the 757 Evolution (Blue) and loved it.

    Best regards,

    • Richard,

      I wish there was a shaft that would add 10 MPH of club speed, but, if there is, I don’t know about it.

      Best,

      Matt

  11. I’ve been reading your reviews for a while and noticed your club head speed has increased quite a bit. I was just curious how you accomplished that. We used to be about the same, not any more.