Project X Even Flow Riptide Review
Building off the success of the original EvenFlow, EvenFlow Riptide is designed with improved stability that builds on the widely successful “even bend” profile to provide unmatched feel and maximum energy transfer. Riptide is a mid spin/launch design and features Torsional Stability Optimization which allows for an extremely stable shaft while maintaining the signature smooth EvenFlow feel.
Premium golf shaft often become associated with high swing speed players and elite golfers. The truth is, any player serious about their game needs to be considering aftermarket golf shafts. The Even Flow line from Project X has become a staple in the golf bags of amateur players at almost every club head speed. The beauty of Even Flow has always been its signature feel and precise feedback. Players have occasionally had to forgo this experience because the stability of Even Flow shafts have not stood up to other offerings. Thanks to Riptide this may no longer be the case. This review will describe whether the feel of Even Flow with enhanced stability in the Riptide range can become the best of both world for non-professional and professional golfers alike.
- Project X Even Flow Riptide uses a similar construction to the other Even Flow shafts but has been reinforced in key areas for improved performance and control.
- Even Flow Riptide beautifully blends the feel of the Even Flow family with better energy transfer and more stability.
- The Even Flow Riptide shaft will fit well with golfers that loved the response of the previous Even Flow shafts but struggled to dial in their exact launch and spin profiles.
Should You Buy the Even Flow Riptide Shaft?
My favorite thing about new products is when they perfectly accommodate a space that exist in golf club markets. The Even Flow Riptide will be the perfect fit for the golfer that wants to play the smooth bend of the prior Even Flow shafts but have been disappointed with their launch monitor and golf club numbers. Higher swing speed players especially may find that the Riptide offers more control, higher ball speeds, and longer carry and total distances. Going and getting the Even Flow Riptide into your hands will let you know exactly what this blend of power and elegance can create when paired with your favorite clubhead.
Project X Even Flow Riptide Detailed Review
Design and Technology
The Even Flow Riptide golf shaft builds upon the efficient energy transfer of the “even” bend profile associated with all the Even Flow shafts. This even bend not only creates a better feel through the entire golf swing but can product more energy at a wider range of driver and fairway wood club head speeds. Riptide specifically uses ultra-high modulus materials and a reduced resin content creating higher quality and manufacturing tolerances. The introduction of Project X Small Batch line means even more reliability between each shaft so players and club fitters know exactly what the shaft will do time after time.
The Project X Even Flow Riptide can be purchased through any of Project X’s advanced fitting locations and worldwide club fitters. The Riptide shaft is available within Project X’s Small Batch platform for improved quality and consistency. Riptide can be assumed to be available in 60, 70, and 80-gram weight ranges with more details coming very soon.
Like many players that have been fit for their golf clubs, I always fall in love with smooth feeling golf shafts. The Even Flow series always delivers a product that is outstanding to swing, but for me, has not yet delivered the performance necessary to make it into my golf bag. The Even Flow Riptide immediately changed that, once installed I watched my backspin reduce, launch level out perfectly into MY window, and ball speeds jumped.
Having tried both the Even Flow Black and Even Flow T1100 shaft the Riptide already had my attention. I think what Project X was trying to do with the Even Flow T1100 they mastered with the Even Flow Riptide. More stability through the entire golf swing and at impact without sacrificing any of the feel that can be created by the “even” bend design. With this newest design, I think many golfers, but especially higher swing speed players, can be comfortably fit into an Even Flow product that delivers exceptional feel coupled with their ideal club head and golf ball performance.
Building off the success of the original EvenFlow, EvenFlow Riptide is designed with improved stability that builds on the widely successful "even bend" profile to provide unmatched feel and maximum energy transfer. Riptide is a mid spin/launch design and features Torsional Stability Optimization which allows for an extremely stable shaft while maintaining the signature smooth EvenFlow feel.
- Even Flow Riptide maintains the “even” bend profile that players love with explosive distances and more control through impact.
- The Riptide shaft is available through Project X’s Small Batch platform that ensures higher product tolerances and less variability shaft-to-shaft.
- The versatility of Even Flow Riptide shaft will appeal to a wide range of golfers and almost all club heads speeds.
- The Small Batch Even Flow Riptide golf shaft will only be available in advanced fitting locations and may be difficult to demo or test.
- The cost of aftermarket premium golf shafts like the Riptide offer more performance for most golfers but will still be difficult for budget conscious golfers.
- Players with aggressive tempos may favor a profile with a stiffer tip design in drivers when coming from the tee box.
Project X realized they had a winner once the Even Flow’s even bend profile produced so many great responses in the hands of golfers. If there was an issue previously with Even Flow not filling the performance category for some, Riptide will fit nicely in addressing those gaps. The Even Flow Riptide golf shaft is a well-balanced golf shaft designed with feel in mind with performance as a monumental bonus.
How Does the Even Flow Riptide Shaft Compare?
Project X Even Flow T1100
Even Flow T1100 was introduced to offer stability in parallel with the even bend profile of the Even Flow golf shafts. The T1100 is crafted with extremely high modulus fibers to maintain its shape better and create more power at higher club head speeds. Even Flow T1100 is a low launch, low spin golf shaft that stays away from the boardy feel that can be felt with far too many options.
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