Fujikura SIX & SIX Tour Spec Shaft Review

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The Fujikura SIX and SIX Tour Spec are ideal for players who want to drop some of the weight in their shaft without losing control or consistency.

Introduction

While sub-60 gram shafts are now a dime a dozen, the original Fujikura SIX was a revelation when it was released.  Promising heavy weight consistency with light weight speed, the SIX found its way into the drivers of thousands of golfers.  Now Fujikura has taken that classic SIX profile and updated it with modern materials and construction for even better performance.

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Feel

Both the SIX and the SIX Tour Spec delivered exactly the feel that I have come to expect from Fujikura shafts.  Both are smooth in the butt section of the shaft with very stable tip sections.  The difference between the two is the amount of kick and the feel of the mid section.  The Tour Spec is noticeably tighter with less kick, while the standard SIX has a more pronounced action through the ball.

It’s also worth noting that this is a lightweight shaft that doesn’t feel light.  While some may not like that, I think that this shaft’s target audience – players who need to drop weight but may not want to – will love it.

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Looks

The Fujikura SIX shafts sport a classic blue and grey color scheme with the industrial “FUJIKURA” graphics found on the Pro and Speeder Pro shafts.  I’ve always liked this graphic package, and I only like it more in this subdued colorway.  I particularly like that the graphics stop over 18 inches from the club head to minimize distraction at address.

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Performance

When I write a review, I try to get all my thoughts in order before I read the manufacturer’s description so that the review doesn’t sound like a glorified press release.  After testing the Fujikura SIX shafts, I sat down at my computer, jotted down a few notes, then went to the Fujikura website to look up some specs.  As my eyes wandered to the description, my hand found its way forcefully to my forehead: Fujikura’s description matched my notes nearly word for word.

Fujikura says that the SIX is designed to perform like a heavier shaft but with the club head speed benefits of a lighter shaft, which is exactly what it does.  Both the standard SIX and the Tour Spec versions performed brilliantly for me despite the fact that I always game shafts that are at least 10 grams heavier.  The lighter weight was not immediately noticeable to me, and I can’t say that I saw a huge club head speed boost, but as the testing went on I did feel that less effort was required to swing the SIX compared to my gamer.

The numbers that I got from these shafts were fairly similar, though I did have a slight preference for the SIX Tour Spec.  While I really liked the more active feel of the SIX, the Tour Spec made me feel that I could swing all-out without fear of a hook.

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Conclusion

I never thought that I’d consider a shaft under 70 grams, much less one that’s under 60, but the Fujikura SIX has shown me that light weight and consistency are not mutually exclusive.  If you want a boost to your club head speed without sacrificing control, get to your local Fujikura dealer to check these shafts out.

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Matt Saternus

Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Plugged In Golf. He's worked in nearly every job in the golf industry from club fitting to instruction to writing and speaking. Matt lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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10 Comments

  1. Hey Matt thanks for the great review. As someone who has reviewed this and the Speeder Evolution 661 tour spec, what shaft and flex would you recommend to perform similar to my current whiteboard d+ 60g X flex?

    • Matt Saternus

      Don,

      I would recommend working with a fitter and trying both. I don’t think either are terribly close to the Whiteboard that you’re currently playing in terms of feel. Between the two, though, I think the SIX Tour Spec is closer.

      Best,

      Matt

  2. Bruce Kelly

    How does the SIX compare with the Aldila Rouge 60 110 MSI?

    • Matt Saternus

      Bruce,

      I never tested them head to head, so I wouldn’t feel great about making any comparative statements. As always, we believe in fitting over buy-and-try.

      Best,

      Matt

  3. Hello,
    I need some advice on a shaft for my Big Bertha v series , it’s set at 8.5 with a graphite design G40 shaft stiff.
    1/2 tipped . Distance is about 235-240 max with roll I have tried a Fujikura six regular with a 915 Titleist D2 head, the ball goes high right or low left.
    A Fujikura pro 63 stiff with the titleist head and the ball fight it’s nice but loose about 10 to 15 yards.

    My swing speed is about 96- 98
    Total distance with roll 235-240

    I will take any advice thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      James,

      With a swing speed of 98, fully optimized you would get 245 yards of carry. That tells me there is some yardage still on the table, but, depending on how much roll you’re currently getting, maybe not a lot.

      As far as what to try, we avoid making any recommendations because A) we believe in fitting and B) there’s no way for us to give good advice over the internet. I’d rather people be frustrated with my good advice than happy with bad advice.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Hi Matt,

    Currently thinking of switching my fitted shaft Fujikura Six Tour Spec X-Stiff on my Taylormade SLDR onto a Titleist 915 D2. SLDR lofted up to 10.5 and thinking of getting same loft for the 915 D2 as well.My swing speed is about 106 and I’m getting average carry of 255-260yards.Swapping them in thinking D2 915 would be more forgiving and less dispersion.

    Any setback or any input you can give with me swapping heads with these shaft, thanks

    Regards,

    Zakir

    • Matt Saternus

      Zakir,

      There’s no way for anyone to know how that combination will work for you. I know “Buy, Try, Sell” can be fun, but ultimately we strongly recommend fitting to everyone who wants more distance, accuracy, and consistency.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. Ashley Dutton

    What’s the difference with these and the fujikura six xlr8??? Recently tested the tour spec six which gave me the best numbers from the combination I tried but didn’t try the xlr8 any major difference other then it’s even lighter?

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