Project X HZRDUS Hybrid Shaft Review

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The Project X HZRDUS hybrid shaft offers supreme control and shot making ability for your long game.


A good hybrid can be invaluable to a golfer.  It can elevate a good round to a great round, or it can save a bad round from going completely off the rails.  A bad hybrid, however, is a wasted spot in the bag, a head cover that may as well be empty.

Since we know that the shaft is critically important to the performance of the club, shouldn’t we pay more attention to what we’re putting in our hybrids?  I have, and the benefits have been huge.

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Just like the driver shaft, the calling card of the HZRDUS Black hybrid shaft is stability.  There’s very little kick and absolutely no torque-y, twisty feel around impact.  This is a shaft meant to take your hardest swings without losing consistency.

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The Project X HZRDUS Black hybrid shaft has the same graphic package as the HZRDUS driver shafts.  The hazmat placard that displays the torque, flex, weight, and spin characteristic is the only thing that disrupts the all black look.

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Just like the HZRDUS Black driver shaft, the hybrid version is built for low spin and consistency.  In a hybrid, the low spin isn’t as much about increasing distance (though it does do that) as it is about improving predictability.  The PING G Crossover that I installed my HZRDUS Black hybrid shaft in goes an extra 5-10 yards because of the switch, but the more important thing to me is that it’s nearly unaffected by the wind.

Most critically, though, is that I know where the ball is going all the time.  So many hybrids that I’ve tested can go hard left in the blink of an eye.  A lot of that is due to the head, but some of that is due to hybrid shafts that are too light, too soft, or have too much torque.  The HZRDUS Black is none of those things.  When paired with a well-fit head, this shaft will produce a strong, consistent ball flight all day long.

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While it’s not as sexy as saying, “I gained 10 yards with my driver,” being able to say, “I know where my hybrid is going” is just as important to my game, maybe more.  For the first time in a while, I have that confidence because of the Project X HZRDUS Black hybrid shaft.  Check out your local Project X fitter to see if it can do the same for you.

Matt Saternus
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  1. Great article!

    I recently switched to the Apex hybrid with an Aldika Tour Green shaft and gained the same type of predictability which had made a huge difference for my game.
    I had already gone through about 4 hybrids before this and couldn’t escape the “surprise hard left” round killers.

    I’m glad to see more hybrid shafts coming out with a focus on accuracy and consistency!

  2. Kurt Klussmann

    Great review. I found the same result when testing the same (Srixon) head comparing it to the Myazaki shaft (which I actually really enjoy in my driver and 3 wood). But I have had the occasional “hooks” with my older (Myazaki shafted) hybrid. I also tried out and liked the CLK Mizuno which has a Fujikura Speeder Evo shaft. How do you think it compares with the Project X HZRDUS shaft???

    • Matt Saternus


      The Speeder is much smoother than the HZRDUS. If you want something tip-stiff, opt for the HZRDUS.



  3. How would you compare this to the tensei pro blue or fujikura atmos black hybrid shafts? I’m using the HZRDUS smoke in my driver and fairway figure the hzrdus black would be the best for a hybrid shaft.

    • Matt Saternus


      Both the Tensei and ATMOS are much smoother than the HZRDUS. The HZRDUS is good if you like something that feels more like steel.



  4. I was looking to finally complement my Srixon iron set with Nippon Modus Pro 120 stiff shafts and found a Srixon 4 hybrid with the hazard black shaft in 5.5. The sales guy suggested to try the 5.5 because it is heavier then most other hybrid shafts, 85g, and I finials found a combo I trust. Had a Mizuno JPX 900 with a speeder evo shaft in stiff and I was never able to hit it great. Maybe the Mizzi blue threw me off.

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