Project X EvenFlow Blue & EvenFlow Black Shaft Review

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The Project X EvenFlow shafts are a great counterpoint to the HZRDUS line.  Very smooth feel with consistent performance.

Introduction

Project X has been riding a tremendous hot streak with their HZRDUS family of shafts.  These shafts have been in the bags of countless pros and have stacked up wins across professional golf.

The problem is that if you don’t have some serious power, or you just want a shaft with more kick, HZRDUS isn’t for you.  For those players, Project X delivers the long-awaited EvenFlow Blue and EvenFlow Black.

Looks

The Even Flow Blue and Black are some of the most stunning shafts I’ve seen.  The main graphic and branding are fairly basic, but the underlying pattern and color are dynamite.  The blue is one of my favorites of all time, and even the black version is somehow mesmerizing.  I did my best with pictures, but these need to be seen in person to be truly appreciated.

Feel

The key word with EvenFlow is “smooth.”  Both models produce a feel that is effortlessly powerful.

EvenFlow Blue is the model with the bigger kick.  Whether I swung it hard or soft, I felt it hinge right around the logo and explode into the back of the ball.

EvenFlow Black has the same smooth feel but without that distinct kick point.  With the Black, I felt more of an even energy transfer from grip to tip.  For the players transitioning from HZRDUS, the Black will likely be the better choice.

Performance

When I first hit EvenFlow Blue, it felt fast.  When I got on the launch monitor, those feelings were confirmed – I saw ball speeds that I have not seen lately.  EvenFlow Black was very strong as well, with ball speeds as high as any other shaft except the Blue.

EvenFlow Blue was also noticeably higher launching than EvenFlow Black.  In the averages that went into the chart above, the differences were not huge.  However, on the range, which included some outliers, the Blue flew markedly higher.

For my swing and shot shape preferences, the EvenFlow Black was a perfect fit.  Unless I did something really odd with my swing, the ball just went straight.  With the EvenFlow Blue, the tendency was a small draw.  I could get the Blue to over-draw, but I never saw the low hook that I deplore.  Either of these shafts could easily be a gamer for me, but my preference runs toward the slightly stiffer EvenFlow Black.

Conclusion

Project X took their time in creating a follow up the HZRDUS line, and the result was worth the wait.  The EvenFlow shafts have tremendous feel and the stability that stronger players need.  If you like a smooth feel with effortless kick, these are two shafts you need to check out.

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief 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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81 Comments

  1. Good info on the new shafts. Why not have a review by two different swing speeds, 1 at 100 mph or more and 1 at 95 mph or less so all swing speeds are covered and results for a broader group will have an idea of what to expect.

    • Matt Saternus

      William,

      There are logistic realities that prevent that. Also, and perhaps more importantly, we do not publish the LM data so that people can self fit. It’s simply an illustration of what we discuss in the Performance section. We strongly suggest everyone work with a fitter to find the shaft that works best for their swing.

      -Matt

      • Richie greenwood

        Hi Matt.i just got a callaway rogue..I ordered it with a project X even flow blue regular shaft.i swing at 95 mph ..I like regular shaft feels like more lag then stiff shaft for me.i live in Portland Maine so there snow.it came with a synergy regular shaft.im a low ball hitter ..I like 9 degree loft..synergy doesn’t feel bad at the range.but i only have 30 to request a even flow shaft exchange.what shaft would be best..there both..mid–mid launch.what I’ve read.thx Richie

        • Matt Saternus

          Richie,

          There’s no way for me to know that without seeing you in person. My best recommendation would be to find a golf store or a fitter or a range where you can hit the club you have on a launch monitor and see if you’re happy with the results.

          Best,

          Matt

  2. Great feedback as usual. How would these compare to the Speeder Evo II line? I’m a big fan of the Evo II 569, and the EvenFlow Blue is appealing for a try.

  3. Blake Thuelin

    I love the Project X HC Red in my 3 wood. Which of the Evenflow shafts resemble the red most closely? Thanks for the review

    Blake Thuelin
    Lincoln, Ne
    Nippon Modus 120

  4. Matt,

    Great review as always!! Wondering which is more comparable to Evo3 661x?
    Thanks
    Dan

  5. I’ve been playing Aldila NV65 and Tour Green in my driver for quite some time. Would the Black have a similar feel to those?

  6. How does this shaft compare to the tensei orange??

  7. Great review! I am hoping to demo these in the Epic head soon. I’ve been hitting the hzrdus t800 as well as the Rogue Max and was wondering your opinion on which of the EvenFlow shafts may be a better fit?
    I am a high spin player with a mid flight. My driver swing speed is 110-114.
    Thanks!

  8. How would the Even Flow Black 75 6.0 compare to the Oban Devotion 7 04? Would they be similar in terms of stiffness, launch etc. for the same swing? I play the Devotion in my driver and was curious about the characteristics of Black.

    • Matt Saternus

      Amit,

      That comparison will depend on the swing. I would recommend visiting a fitter to see if the EvenFlow can beat your Devotion.

      Best,

      Matt

  9. Parker Criswell

    If currently I play the Aldila Rogue Black (74g, 3.3 torque, stiff flex) and my numbers are 15 launch and 2400 spin, would you recommend the even flow black or blue? Definitely plan on hitting before buying, just wondering what you’d recommend. Thanks!

    • Matt Saternus

      Parker,

      What are you looking for the new shaft to do? Feel different, lower spin, higher launch, more accurate? Your answer would dictate my recommendation.

      Best,

      Matt

      • Parker Criswell

        Looking to keep the great feel that I have with the Rogue. Really just want something that I won’t feel the lag so much with. I guess the real question is, in your opinion, is the even flow black as harsh as the HZRDUS black shaft? Wanted to lower my spin some, just don’t want something that’s boardy, similar to the HZRDUS black.

  10. Hey Matt, I was interested in the hybrid versions of this shaft, how would these compare to the classic Altus and 904HB’s?

    Thanks!

  11. Hi, if my swing speed is 100-107 you think the stiff version of the blue could be enough because I see from your pics that the 6.5 x works on 107-108 .
    Thanks

  12. Hey Matt,
    I could really use your help as I’ve been researching crazeee for a different shaft as I’ve played they Aldila 65g & 75g Stiff for the last 4-5 years in my Taylormade Burner(WHICH I LOVE)- The problem is that I have an M4 and I feel that the tip(adapter) is too stiff for my STIFF club and I’m not getting enough KICK- I’ve hit some GREAT shots, but that HOOK will show up from time to time. I’ve heard that happening in the M-Series. Would the Even Flow Blue 55g Stiff or Black 65 g Stiff be comparable to my Aldila 65 Stiff to give me the smoothness and desired KICK that I’m looking for to go out and SWING FREELY? I feel your knowledge and answer can guide me in the right direction! Thank you so much!!!

    Ty

    • Matt Saternus

      Ty,

      Which Aldila model are you playing now? It’s hard to give any advice without knowing that.

      Best,

      Matt

  13. Hi,
    Hope you can help? I’ve been looking for a light weight soft tip replacement shaft…..I broke my Miyazaki 5R with a flex code of 3553
    My swing speed is around 110. …I also have a 10.5 deg. Epic
    I generally don’t hit the ball very high so I would like to see it higher
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Allan,

      If you’re looking at the EvenFlow line, I would suggest the Blue over the Black for a softer tip. More generally, I would suggest working with a fitter like Club Champion or True Spec to find the right shaft for you.

      Best,

      Matt

  14. What flex did you test?

    • Matt Saternus

      Scoo,

      6.5

      -Matt

      • Thanks! I have a similar swing speed to you Matt (105-109mph). I was thinking about getting the M3 from TM but the stiffest Even Flow they offer is 6.0. Do you think it would not be stiff enough for me? As the 6.5 is not offered by TM I obviously won’t have a chance to compare them…

        • Matt Saternus

          Scoo,

          There’s no way for me to say definitively based only on swing speed. There could certainly be people at that speed who fit the 6.0. Speaking generally, I think the 6.0 would probably be a little soft at that speed, particularly if your transition is a little aggressive and/or you tend toward a hook.

          Best,

          Matt

  15. Hey Matt,

    I’m playing the Aldila NV Green 75gm Stiff
    with 3.3 Torque-

    Thanks,

    Ty

    • Matt Saternus

      Ty,

      The EvenFlow Black will be closer to the NV than the Blue, but neither is that similar. I would recommend working with a fitter like Club Champion or True Spec to find the best combination for you.

      -Matt

  16. Matt,

    Sorry for hammering away..I just really wanted your thoughts on which shaft would give me a little more kick and smoothness with this newer head(M4) than my Taylormade Burner- Not necessarily looking for a similar Shaft as the NV.

    Thanks for your thoughts-

    Ty

    • Matt Saternus

      Ty,

      If you want more kick and feel, I would recommend the Blue. It’s one of my favorite feeling shafts of the last few years.

      Best,

      Matt

  17. Hi Matt,
    You probably know the answer – is the Evenflow blue shaft that comes stock with the Rogue driver “real” or is it a “made-for” product?
    Also – how does it compare to the AD IZ shaft you reviewed recently? Thinking about pairing either with a G400 LST driver I have.
    Got one paired with a 9-degree Rogue head and I like it a lot – surprisingly it launches higher as if the driver head is at 10 degrees. It reminds me of the old tour 7B3 shaft.
    Thanks.

    • Matt Saternus

      Roger,

      The stock EvenFlow is not the same as the Hand Crafted after market version.

      Both the EvenFlow Blue and the AD IZ are shafts with a lot of life in them, but the type of action is unique.

      Best,

      Matt

  18. Brian Thomas

    Been gaming a Mitsubishi Diamana B (S flex) for several years and it’s time to upgrade now that I have purchased a G400 LST driver. My local fitter didn’t have the Even Flow w/ a Ping adaptor so I couldn’t test it. It sounds like it may be a potential replacement for the Diamana B based upon your review for both of these shaft. Thoughts?

    Thank you for your time,
    BT

  19. How does the Blue compare to the Original Diamana BlueBoard?
    Tried to find the Freq. Chart for the EF Blue but no luck

  20. Do have peak height stats from the range? Just curious of the height difference between the two. Thanks

  21. Randy Hanna

    Matt,

    Is there any weight distribution difference between the blue and the black, like there is in the hzrdus line between the black and the red?

    • Matt Saternus

      Randy,

      Nothing significant like in the HZRDUS line where some are counter weighted an some aren’t.

      Best,

      Matt

  22. Hi Mat,

    I have just ordered up the new Rogue sub zero driver with the Hazerdus x flex 70g shaft as I love the feeling and the results were perfect for what I was looking for.
    I’m now looking to get the 13.5 degree sub zero 3 wood and have tried the evenflow x flex which felt totally different to the hazurdus shaft . I also tried the hazurdus in the 3 wood but didn’t like the boardy feel which I preffer in the driver.
    question is- without being able to test the x flex black . what would your recommendations be for what I’m looking for, which is something that launches with low spin and will be easy to get airborne off the ground as well?

    cheers
    Billy

    • Matt Saternus

      Billy,

      With my standard caveat of “only a qualified fitter who sees you in person could really know,” the EvenFlow will probably be easier to launch than the HZRDUS, but the HZRDUS will likely be lower spinning.

      Best,

      Matt

  23. T.J. Hodnett

    Hey Matt, awesome review as usual. Question… being you reviewed both, how would you compare the Even Foow shafts to the Project X LZ driver shafts? Similar or not at all? #Curious

    • Matt Saternus

      TJ,

      Very different feels. The EvenFlow have a flowing energy transfer, very smooth. The LZ has a clear bend point that loads and kicks.

      Best,

      Matt

  24. Hi Matt
    Good reviews always. Just checking which of these two will be closer to Aldila rogue silver

  25. Matt,

    Thank you for the review. I currently have the T800 55g 6.0 in my Epic subzero and am considering the evenflow black 65g 6.0. would I notice a difference?

    • Matt Saternus

      Gara,

      I think there is a substantial difference.

      Best,

      Matt

      • Matt,

        You were correct what a difference from the T800. The black 65g is hands down substantially better. I have a much tighter dispersion on my drives and I’ve picked up distance. My average drive went from 265-270 to 285.

        Thank you!

  26. Nique Delano

    Matt,
    Thanks for the review. Do you have any insight on the project x even flow blue compared to the Fujikura vista pro 65? I play the vista pro 65 in my 3-wood and love it, but I’m not quite liking the results when the vista pro driver shaft is put in my R15 driver. The head of the R15 is on the heavier side so I’m looking for a lighter shaft to help increase swing speeds, while not sacrificing too much accuracy, as I have a swing speed on the slower end of the spectrum.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Matt Saternus

      Nique,

      I haven’t compared the two. I would recommend working with a qualified fitter to find a shaft that works well in your driver.

      Best,

      Matt

  27. Hi Matt

    How would you compare these to the Graphite Design GD DI that you have reveiwed in terms of feel and ball flight.

    Cheers

    • Matt Saternus

      Jason,

      If you’ve read both reviews, there’s not much I can add. I haven’t tested them head to head, so I can’t give any definitive information.

      Best,

      Matt

  28. Matt, I would be interested to get your thoughts on if the Blue or Black is a closer match to an Accra Tour Z M4. Sadly mine cracked and I really enjoyed the smoothness through the swing and impact. I really enjoy that I can feel where the clubhead is through my hands from the top of my backswing to past impact

    • Matt Saternus

      Glen,

      I don’t have any recent experience with Accra shafts, so I don’t have any good info to provide.

      Best,

      Matt

  29. Alexander G Cole

    How would you compare these shafts to the Graphite Design AD DI 7?

  30. I rely on these reviews allot, and as a 88 to 91 mph swinger, it is a joke to be told to “get fit” I know I would be in a GD ADDI 5R1 OR 5R2 and you get to the fitters and all they have are 6s, 6x 7s, and 7x. Getting fit for slow swing speeds is a joke because they do jot carry made up shafts for us to try out and we do need more input from sites for us.

    • Matt Saternus

      Keith,

      I’m not sure where you’re going to get fit, but I know that Club Champion and True Spec both carry plenty of shafts in regular and R2 flexes and lighter weights.
      I appreciate that “Get fit” may not be satisfying advice, but it’s the correct advice. No one can give an accurate recommendation without working with you in person.

      Best,

      Matt

  31. Blake D Ellis

    Matt,

    Did the EvenFlow Blue ever feel whippy or loose? Once you got off the launch monitor and out into the field, was the dispersion of the Blue pretty dependable? Also, any chance the EvenFlow Hybrid shafts will get a stand-alone review in the near future?

    I appreciate your reviews. It typically gives me a good starting point when I go to work with a fitter. I can propose 2 or 3 shafts I’m interested in. Sometimes they fit and sometimes they don’t. Either way, the reviews are enjoyable to read.

    Thank you!
    Blake

    • Matt Saternus

      Blake,

      Easy one first: I don’t have any plans for an EvenFlow hybrid shaft review at the moment, but if there’s enough call for one, I’ll do it.

      I found the Blue to be very predictable in that the ball would generally go straight or draw. I didn’t feel like it was too loose, but I enjoy a shaft with some action in it. I could easily see how someone else might characterize it as whippy.

      Best,

      Matt

  32. Jim Tarulli

    Matt-
    I am a scratch golfer and have not found a good driver shaft fit for me in several years. I currently use a Big Bertha alpha with the stock Fubuki 60 shaft. I have about 107-110 sp.
    with a slower transition and tempo. Everything new that I have tried feels to boardy. I need a softer feeling
    shaft with stability. I am looking into a M3 with either the 6.0 Hazardous red or even flow 6.0 blue.
    Any opinion ?
    Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Jim,

      The EvenFlow will be smoother, but the best approach would be to work with a fitter.

      Best,

      Matt

  33. I have found that neither the Blue or Black is suitable for slower swing speeds. Wouldn’t recommend either one.
    Not a very thorough review merely based on your swing speed.

    • Matt Saternus

      Jim,

      No one with a slower swing should use either of these shafts? Any reasoning behind this?

      -Matt

    • Jim… I would disagree. My driver swing speed is around 90 and the Black EF stiff flex knocked my Devotion 6 O3 (tipped 3/4″) out of the bag. I was also able to move up to the 10.5* Ping G LS Tec and Epic SZ heads with this shaft. I also have a quick transition and sometimes get long in the back swing so the Black performed better than the Blue.

  34. Larry Couts

    Matt , always good reviews! Thank you. My swing speed is 85-87. I currently have the the Alta CB 55 shaft. That shaft feels whippy. Would the Evenflow 55 regular shaft be a better fit?

    • Matt Saternus

      Larry,

      There’s no way to know unless you work with a fitter. To me, the EvenFlow Blue, and even Black, have more action than the Alta.

      Best,

      Matt

  35. Matt,
    Good Morning. I’ve been hitting a Taylormade M2 with the blue Evenflow (6.5, 75g) in it for the past 6 months or so. Are these shafts prone to snapping? Mine snapped approximately 6-8 inches up from the hozzle.

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