Aldila RIPX Golf Shaft Review

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The RIPX is a premium golf shaft designed for golfers that want a mid-launch, and lower spinning profile. The RIPX golf shaft is a handle stiff golf shaft that can stand up to all swing speeds. RIPX is also a more cost-effective option than other premium golf shafts meaning that budget-conscious players can get the benefits of better performance without giving up their entire golf fund.

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Aldila RIPX Golf Shaft Review
Aldila RIPX Golf Shaft Review

Description

The Aldila RIPX golf shaft and RIP golf shaft line is one of the most prominent in golf. The Reverse Inter-Laminar Placement technology (R.I.P.) is maintained yet, RIPX adds new layers of performance onto the RIP name. The hallmark advantages of the RIPX golf shaft is the stability it provides without a bulky weight. The RIPX uses Micro Mamba technology that is 50% lighter and thinner than the original Mamba technology to give players more efficient energy transfer and a better feel. 

Key Features

  • The RIPX uses both R.I.P. and Micro Mamba technologies to provides a powerful and stable golf shaft with improved feel.
  • RIPX is a handle stiff golf shaft that can provide a more stable sensation during the golf swing.
  • RIPX is the most complete RIP golf yet and golfers that have loved any of the RIP shaft before will fit nicely into RIPX.
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Who Should Buy The Aldila RIPX Golf Shaft?

The RIPX is a premium golf shaft designed for golfers that want a mid-launch, and lower spinning profile. The RIPX golf shaft is a handle stiff golf shaft that can stand up to all swing speeds. RIPX is also a more cost-effective option than other premium golf shafts meaning that budget-conscious players can get the benefits of better performance without giving up their entire golf fund.

Aldila RIPX Golf Shaft Detailed Review

Design and Technology

RIPX uses the Reverse Inter-Laminar Placement technology, or R.I.P., that gives the RIP line of shafts their name. The RIPX advances the material composition of the previous RIP generations however with its use of Micro Mamba technology as well. Micro Mamba – Micro Multi-Axial Material Bias Angle – uses a flat weave in the middle and tip sections of the shaft that is 50% thinner and 50% lighter than the original Mamba. The result is a golf shaft that offers more stability through reduced twisting and better feel.

RIPX Shaft

Specs

Aldila offers the RIPX through their extensive range of dealers. RIPX is available in 55, 65, 75, 85, and 95 weight options. 55 gram shafts come in either regular or stiff flexes. 65 gram shafts can be fit in regular, stiff, and tour extra stiff flexes. 75 gram shafts come in both stiff and tour extra stiff models. 85 and 95 gram shafts are exclusive to tour extra stiff flex.

Our Experience

The RIPX is a surprisingly good golf shaft. RIPX is especially good at its price. The RIPX does well when swinging comfortably but also stood up when I was swinging at my hardest. The firm handle gave me excellent feedback throughout the golf swing and the entire profile of the RIPX inspired confidence. I felt comfortable with the RIPX almost instantly and think that many players can find a similar result.

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Aldila RIPX Golf Shaft Review
Aldila RIPX Review

The RIPX is a premium golf shaft designed for golfers that want a mid-launch, and lower spinning profile. The RIPX golf shaft is a handle stiff golf shaft that can stand up to all swing speeds. RIPX is also a more cost-effective option than other premium golf shafts meaning that budget-conscious players can get the benefits of better performance without giving up their entire golf fund.

Innovation
9
Performance
9
Design
9
Value
10
PROS
  • The RIPX is the most advanced R.I.P. integrated golf shaft and is a well-balanced mid launch, low spin design.
  • RIPX uses higher quality materials to provide better control and stability without the need for excessive bulk or rigidity.
  • The RIPX is one of the best performing golf shafts dollar-for-dollar on the market.
CONS
  • The firm handle of the RIPX will feel harsher than some golfers may prefer.
  • The Aldila RIPX’s higher kick point may present too much dynamic loft for ultra-aggressive swingers.
  • For golfers already in love with their current RIP gamer, RIPX may not offer enough performance boost to justify the upgrade.

Conclusion

Aldila creates golf shafts to perform above all else. The RIP line may be their most famous and RIPX builds upon that name. RIPX is an advanced material golf shaft that can give golfers more options from the tee in their drivers and multiple lies with their fairway metals. RIPX houses update tip and mid-section stability thanks to the Micro Mamba tech and gives golfers more direct feedback with its firm handle. RIPX is an excellent choice for golfers that need a performance boost this season without paying too much.  

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Mitsubishi’s Diamana golf shaft line has classically featured two profiles. The whiteboard and blueboard offer golfers a wide range of performance. However, the Diamana ZF introduces golfers to a new profile that many have been anxiously awaiting. The ZF is best best-of-both-world golf shaft between the whiteboard and blueboard profiles. Stable and unwavering like the whiteboard but with excellent feel and response like the blueboard. The ZF is a smooth golf shaft and tailors to golfers of almost every swing speed and swing type.

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Damon Burrow

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