Project X Even Flow Riptide CB Golf Shaft Review

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The Project X Evenflow Small Batch Riptide CB is ideal for the player looking for a mid launch, mid spin shaft designed with improved stability that builds on the widely successful “even bend” profile to provide unmatched feel.

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Project X Even Flow Riptide CB Golf Shaft Review
Project X Even Flow Riptide CB Golf Shaft Review

Description

The Riptide and Riptide CB golf shafts are the next generation Even Flow golf shaft. Even Flow provides a signature smooth feel and the Riptide looks to expand that with elevated levels of performance. The even bend profile within the Even Flow family can allow more energy transfer throughout the golf swing for more distance even at slower swing speeds. The Riptide CB shaft also features a counterbalanced design that can help golfers maintain their preferred swing weight and add valuable club head speed and forgiveness

Key Features

  • The Even Flow Riptide CB shaft uses a higher balance point to give players more club head speed and forgiveness options.
  • Torsional Stability Optimization generates more stability within the Riptide CB without giving up the Even Flow signature smooth feel.
  • Even Flow Riptide CB is available in Project X’s Small Batch program with uncompromised quality and tolerance control.
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Who Should Buy The Project X Even Flow Riptide CB Golf Shaft?

The Even Flow Riptide CB is best for golfers looking to add mass at the club head for more forgiveness through improved MOI or looking to pick up club head speeds. The Even Flow Riptide is extremely smooth and easy to load and will fit many medium and slower swinging players perfectly. Generally, the Even Flow Riptide CB is a medium launch, medium spin shaft looking to maximize carry and total distances off the tee.

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Design and Technology

Project X’s Even Flow line is constructed on the “even bend” profile that makes each shaft feel so great. The Riptide series of Even Flow golf shafts have been reinforced to add stability without taking that feel away. The Riptide CB adds another layer of custom fit performance with its higher balanced point design. Torsional Stability Optimization helps deliver more power through impact without a harsh feel.

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Specs

The Even Flow Riptide CB shaft comes in 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80 gram weight ranges. Flexes are rated on Project X’s number scale – 4.0 (regular), 5.0 (regular+), 5.5 (stiff), 6.0 (stiff+), 6.5 (extra stiff), 6.5TX (tour extra stiff). Small Batch options are available for tour extra stiff models.

Our Experience

Counter balanced golf shafts like the Riptide CB offer golfers and club builders more options to dial in driver and fairway wood options. The Riptide CB delivers on exactly what it says it is – extremely smooth and easy-to-operate but still have enough kick to produce explosive distance in the right hands. While I personally prefer a golf shaft that is more tip stiff than the Riptide CB, I can see clearly how great this shaft will be in the hands of a lot of golfers. The Riptide CB mixed with a heavier driver head could lead to more distance, more accuracy, and more club head speed immediately. 

9.3Expert Score
Project X Even Flow Riptide CB Golf Shaft Review
Project X Even Flow Riptide CB Golf Shaft Review

The Project X Evenflow Small Batch Riptide CB is ideal for the player looking for a mid launch, mid spin shaft designed with improved stability that builds on the widely successful "even bend" profile to provide unmatched feel.

Innovation
9
Performance
9
Design
10
Value
9
PROS
  • The Even Flow Riptide CB is one of the best feeling golf shaft tested at Golfers Authority.
  • The counterbalanced design of the Riptide CB can give players more club head speed, distance, and forgiveness.
  • The Riptide CB is easy to load and will appeal to golfers of many different club head speeds and skill levels
CONS
  • The blue paint finish is bold and may be distracting for golfers that prefer a traditional look at address.
  • The higher balance point of the Riptide CB will not be the ideal fit for all club builds.
  • Small Batch Riptide CB shafts are available only in select weights.

Conclusion

Even Flow continues to be the go-to shaft for many amateur golfers. The Riptide series promises to expand the fit of the even bend profile to even more golfers. Riptide CB expands further upon that to help fit golfers looking to raise the MOI of their drivers by adding mass to the club head. In total, the combination of the even bend with Torsional Stability Optimization and a higher balance point make the Even Flow Riptide CB one of the most easy-to-swing yet powerful golf shafts available.

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