Fujikura Speeder Pro & Speeder Pro Tour Spec Shaft Review

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The new Fujikura Speeder Pro and Speeder Pro Tour Spec add some very nice mid-launch, mid-spin fitting options to the Fujikura line up.  Great balance in both, but very different feel.

Introduction

Last year, Fujikura delivered an unexpected hit with their Pro Series shafts, which delivered solid performance and really high value.  For 2015, they’re building on their mid-priced Pro platform with the Speeder Pro and Speeder Pro Tour Spec.

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Feel

Where last year’s two Pro series shafts felt similar, the new Fujikura Speeder Pro and Speeder Pro Tour Spec are as different as any two Fuji shafts I’ve tested.  The standard Speeder Pro is the softest-to-flex Fujikura shaft that I’ve ever hit.  It’s far from limp, but it does have a big, prounounced kick in the lower-middle section of the shaft.  If you liked last year’s Pro shaft but want more kick, the Speeder Pro is for you.

The Speeder Pro Tour Spec went the other way: it’s much more stout than last year’s Pro Tour Spec.  Again, the difference between the Speeder Pro and the Speeder Pro Tour Spec is the biggest I’ve seen between a standard and Tour Spec model.  The Speeder Pro Tour Spec will be able to stand up to your most aggressive swings.

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Looks

The Speeder Pro shafts borrow liberally from last year’s Pro shafts with their large, wrap-around graphics.  Both the standard and Tour Spec are black and green.  The green is a touch darker than lime with just a little sparkle to it.  Personally, I love the color combo, and I think the graphics still stand up as being sharp without creating a distraction at address.

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Performance

The first thing I noticed when I plugged the Fujikura Speeder Pro into my PING G30 was how well-balanced it is.  I almost want to say it feels light, but during the swing it felt every bit of the 70-odd grams that I prefer.

When testing these shafts with SkyTrak, the numbers showed the same thing that I felt: these are two very different shafts.  The Speeder Pro was really effortless to swing because of its big kick.  The right side of the course was totally out of play as I hit draw after draw…and a couple hooks.  The Speeder Pro Tour Spec, however, flipped things 180 degrees: I didn’t have to worry about hitting a ball left.  I consistently hit fades and pushes unless I really worked to draw one.

Both shafts produced very solid ball speed, consistent launch angles, and good distance.

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Conclusion

It didn’t take long for the Fujikura Speeder Pro to create buzz here at Plugged In Golf HQ: shortly after receiving his, Bill texted me to say that it would likely replace last year’s Pro in his driver.  Whether you’re interested in the standard Speeder Pro or the Tour Spec, you can check them out at Club Champion or your local Fujikura fitter.

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24 Comments

  1. Paul Adams

    Hey Matt,

    Hope you’re keeping well.
    How would you say this compares to the Aldila Rogue?

    I’ve been using the Rogue to good results, but see you’re getting some good distance from these…

    • Matt Saternus

      Paul,

      The Rogue has a “tighter” feel to it and a little less “action.” The Speeder Pro Tour Spec is a lot closer to the Rogue than the standard Speeder Pro.

      Best,

      Matt

  2. Paul Adams

    Hi Matt,

    When I say Rogue I mean the 125 MSi Tour version, which I’ve found has excellent dispersion across driver and 3 wood.

    Does the TSpec equate well against the 125MSi?

    • Matt Saternus

      Paul,

      I think they could be in the same conversation, but the 125 MSI Rogue is a $1,000 shaft that’s pretty unique in its combination of feel and performance.

      Best,

      Matt

  3. Eric Small

    Is the shaft black and green? Every pic I’ve seen including the ones here make it look Navy Blue. Also how would you compare this shaft to the Ping tour stiff in the G30. I am thinking of making a move.

    • Matt Saternus

      It’s a matte black – I can see how it could look somewhat closer to navy in certain light.
      This is much smoother than the PING Tour shafts, in my opinion.

      Best,

      Matt

      • thanks for confirming it is black cause form many pics online it looks navy blue. can you confirm it is green not yellowish i color? thank you

  4. I just ordered the pro 66 my normal ball flight is low and a bit to the right I’m. 9 handicap swing average is 95 speed I’m 61 years old and hit the ball 240 to 250 is the pro 66 the right shaft for my 10 degree g30

  5. I Matt,
    When I review the numbers, I am surprise to see that the speeder pro tour spec is lauching highier with more spin. Is this the situation?

    Thanks,

    • Matt Saternus

      Richard,

      That’s how the shafts performed for me, but it’s not necessarily indicative of how they will perform for anyone else.

      Best,

      Matt

  6. I wondered what club length you play in the G30? It’s a pretty heavy head and was curious if you played a shorter length.

  7. Which model did you use, the 66 or 76?

    Thanks

  8. Above you say the rogue is tighter than tour spec, do you mean the silver or the black? As I play rogue black in stiff and I find it to soft and lack the control I want.

    Adam

  9. Looking for a real shaft fitter in northern California that has all your shots to fit me to and just n other the most popular of ones. If I’m spending 250.00 to 350.00 on a shaft I want to know this guy knows what he is doing. Any suggestions?

    • Matt Saternus

      Todd,

      There are Club Champion locations in Seattle and LA. Those would be the only places I could endorse as having a complete selection of shafts.

      Best,

      Matt

  10. Guy Eckenroth

    How stiff is the speederPRO 78i regular shaft? Is it close to a senior shaft?

    • Matt Saternus

      Guy,

      I haven’t hit the regular or senior flex, so I can’t give you an informed comparison.

      Best,

      Matt

  11. David Lee Swanson

    Good afternoon,
    How good are the Fujikawa Speeder Pro 78i shafts, A flex, in Wilson Staff C300? I’m 77 and my swing speed is around 87 with a driver. Currently have 2015 Callaway Big Bertha with UST Mamiya F3 shafts.

    • Matt Saternus

      David,

      Almost all modern shafts are objectively good in that they are consistent. The question is, instead, “Is this a good shaft for my swing?” which can only be answered by actually swinging the club, preferably under the supervision of a fitter.

      Best,

      Matt

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