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The Adila NV 2KXV Green is a low launching, low spinning shaft that delivers surprisingly smooth feel. A worthy heir to the NV name.
Newer golfers may find this hard to believe, but there was a time when high tech, expensive aftermarket shafts weren’t a big deal. The original Aldila NV – in all its shiny green glory – was one of the first rock star shafts that made it cool to upgrade your graphite. Now, many year later, Aldila has created the NV’s successor, the NV 2KXV Green.
The original NV was famous for being low launching and low spinning. It was not famous for great feel. The NV 2KXV Green, however, feels great. The butt and mid sections load easily in transition and have a smooth kick through impact.
The other thing I like about the feel of the NV 2KXV Green is the balance. The weight feels very evenly distributed throughout the shaft placing ample mass in your hands while maintaining good feel for the club head.
I will admit to being a bit disappointed that the Aldila NV 2KV Green went away from the original green-all-over look, but the new look is still pretty sharp. The graphics borrow heavily from the Rogue with lots of 1s and 0s across the upper section. With the exception of the green NV logo, the graphics are done in shades of grey, so they’re very low key. One other thing that I only noticed when I put the shaft into play is that it actually has two different shades of black: matte black on the lower half and a gloss black on the upper.
One of the things I liked best about testing the Aldila NV 2KXV was that there was no adjustment period when I put it into my PING G driver. The balance and feel were good, nothing extreme that required figuring out. When it came to the ball flight, it was the same thing: I got exactly what I expected (and deserved) from the first swing.
The low launch, low spin performance that you would expect from the Aldila NV are here in the new version. The ball flight was strong and controlled with low spin and lots of roll out. The stiff tip also helped to minimize the right-to-left ball flight that I often fight.
In terms of performance, the new Aldila NV 2KXV Green delivers exactly what you would expect: a controlled, piercing ball flight. What might surprise you, in a very good way, is the exceptionally smooth feel. This is one of the rare shafts that actually does deliver the best of both worlds. Check out your local Aldila fitter to give it a try.