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The Fujikura Speeder Evolution V is the highest-launching shaft in Fujikura’s premier series. Smooth kick that’s extremely consistent.
If you use Twitter, you’re familiar with the mindless scroll. Most of the accounts you follow post predictably, and you breeze through it without much thought.
I was enjoying such a scroll the week of the PGA Championship when I saw the new Fujikura Speeder Evolution V. Startled, I wondered, “Where did this come from?” There was no pre-release hype, no shadow-y pictures leading up to the announcement. I immediately got off Twitter to learn more, and my gamer, the Speeder Evolution IV, started worrying.
The Speeder Evolution V brings a totally new color combination to the Speeder family. Its full-length gradient blue ranges from powdery shades to stronger royal blues.
What will be familiar to Fujikura fans are the graphics. On one side, you see a white “Speeder” logo, covered in smaller, multi-colored logos. The other side features the primary branding in gold.
As the highest-launching member of the Speeder Evolution family, you might guess that the Evo V would feel the most lively. You would be correct. The Speeder Evolution V has a smooth, active release in the downswing. It feels like all your energy is being poured into the ball, making it a joy to swing.
What separates the Speeder Evolution V from other shafts is consistency. I have often found that the more active the shaft, the more unpredictable it is. With the Evo V, I felt the same release time after time.
Fujikura’s new Speeder Evolution V replaces the original Speeder Evolution as the highest launching member of the family. The feel has changed noticeably – the tip feels much firmer – but it still delivers a higher ball flight with consistency.
Of late, my swing has needed a tip stiff shaft to fight a pull. When I have tested some softer shafts, it’s been like wrestling a snake. I feel like I’m making a variety of different compensations to keep the ball on a reasonable line. With the Speeder Evolution V, even though it wasn’t a perfect fit for my swing, I was able to find a rhythm with it because of the consistent feel and kick. Once I found a swing that worked with it, the Evo V launched high, flat shots with a smooth draw.
The Speeder Evolution V is available in four different models/weights: the 474, 569, 661, and 757. The numbers correspond to weights of approximately 40, 50, 60, and 70 grams. Across the four models, you can get any flex from Senior to Tour X.
Whether you need more hang time on your drives or just prefer a more active feel, the Fujikura Speeder Evolution V will be a welcome addition to the line up. Unlike many active shafts, it gives you consistency from swing to swing that you can rely on.