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The Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2 757 is similar to the Speeder Evolution, but with more counterbalancing and a stiffer tip to accommodate the newest driver heads. Tremendous smooth feel.
As someone who writes about golf equipment, my bag changes more than most. One thing has remained constant for the last couple years: my driver shaft. When Fujikura relaunched the Speeder 757, it immediately went into the bag. Last year, the Speeder Evolution 757 replaced it due to the upgraded feel. Can the Speeder Evolution II 757 make it three straights years of Speeder dominance?
My favorite thing about the Speeder Evolution 757 was the feel. The “whip crack” energy transfer always felt stable but powerful. In the new Speeder Evolution 2 757, that same feel is there, but it’s a bit tighter. I would say that the Evolution 2 757 feels like it’s between the Evolution 757 and the Evolution 757 Tour Spec, though closer to the standard version. In short, anyone who liked the Evolution 757 but felt that it was a little too lively will think the Speeder Evolution 2 757 is perfect.
The Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2 757 trades in the Evolution’s beautiful blue finish for a fiery combination of red, orange, and yellow that extends the entire length of the shaft. The graphics are largely unchanged with the giant white “Speeder” logo opposite the model and flex.
When I first read the specs on the new Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2 757
, I didn’t think I’d be making a change from last year’s model. The Evo 2 is more counterbalanced
and has a stiffer tip section
for a slightly lower ball flight. Neither of those things is objectively good or bad, but I didn’t think they were things I wanted. When I actually took the shaft to the course, I found out I was wrong.
The thing that I failed to consider when looking at the specs of the Evolution II is that driver heads are changing – specifically, they’re getting heavier. Fujikura knows this, and they’re engineering their shafts to deliver the same great performance despite the changes to the modern driver head. In simple terms, when the head gets heavier, it puts more stress on the shaft and raises the swing weight. By making the shaft counterbalanced and more tip stiff, Fujikura is really just offsetting those changes in the head.
The bottom line is this: when I put the Speeder Evolution 2 757 into my new PING G LS Tec driver
, I got great results. The launch and spin numbers were similar to those that I got from the original Speeder Evolution 757 – meaning they were damn near optimal
– but the one change was superior accuracy
. My club speed is creeping up slowly, and the slightly stiffer tip in the Evolution II is the perfect insurance against hooks.
Though we often get attached to our equipment, progress, and the need to change, are inevitable. As much as I love the Speeder Evolution 757 – especially the color – the new Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2 757
performs just a bit better in the driver I’m using, so it’s in the bag. If you’re interested in learning if the new Speeder can improve your driving, check in with a qualified fitter
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Speeder Evo II LM Data
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