Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX Shaft Review

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True Temper has been one of the most trusted names in golf club shafts for as long as anyone can remember. The RDX family of shafts are no exception. For players with below average swing speeds that are looking to hit their tee shots, higher, farther, and more consistently, there’s no more reliable choice than the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’ve been missing out.

Paul Liberatore Paul Liberatore
February 14, 2023
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You will get: Cutting-edge carbon fiber material increases both performance and responsiveness. Different flex options suit golfers with different swing speeds. Active tip section helps golfers get the ball in the air more than other shafts.

For years, True Temper has been an industry leader when it comes to golf shafts.  That’s proven especially true of the Project X family of shafts.  They’re some of the most trusted in the game.

The latest addition to the Project X family is the HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX shaft. 

It’s the highest launching and spinning shaft of any in the HZRDUS family. 

As such, it’s proven immensely popular with amateurs of all abilities that want to hit the ball higher and farther off the tee.

Let’s see what makes this shaft so great.

Key Features

  • Exaggerated mid kick point increases swing and ball speed.
  • Active tip section increases trajectory.
  • Stiff butt section provides plenty of stability.

Who Should Buy the True Temper Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red Shaft?

The Smoke Red RDX is perfect for players with slower to average swing speeds that want to hit the ball higher and farther.   It’s the highest launching and spinning shaft in the HZRDUS family. 

While you’ve probably heard that maximum launch with minimal spin is the perfect combination for maximum distance, that really only holds true for players with faster than average swing speeds which allow them to hit the ball high to begin with.

For us mere mortals with slower swing speeds that have trouble getting the ball in the air, more spin is actually a good thing as it helps us get the ball in the air. 

Because of the cutting-edge tech that went into this shaft, it’s arguably the best in its family for golfers with below average swing speeds.

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Design and Technology

Like all the other Project X shafts, the Smoke Red RDX is made of HexTow carbon fiber.  Through extensive research and testing, the R&D folks at True Temper found that this material delivered optimal feel and performance.

From a structural standpoint, this shaft gives you the best of both worlds.  Stiff butt and midsections give golfers the stability they need through the impact zone to make solid contact with a square face.  At the same time, the hyperactive tip section helps golfers get the ball in the air for maximized carry distance. 

In total, the Smoke Red RDX is perfectly balanced throughout in terms of weight, rigidity, and stability in all the strategic places.

Specs

The True Temper Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX shaft comes in flexes of 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, and TX.

The tip diameter is 0.335 inches. Weights vary slightly depending on flex, but all are less than 100 grams.

9.5Expert Score
Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX Shaft Review
True Temper Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red Shaft

True Temper has been one of the most trusted names in golf club shafts for as long as anyone can remember. The RDX family of shafts are no exception. For players with below average swing speeds that are looking to hit their tee shots, higher, farther, and more consistently, there’s no more reliable choice than the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’ve been missing out.

Innovation
9.7
Performance
9.5
Design/Sound/Feel
9.3
Value
9.5
PROS
  • Cutting-edge carbon fiber material increases both performance and responsiveness.
  • Different flex options suit golfers with different swing speeds.
  • Active tip section helps golfers get the ball in the air more than other shafts.
CONS
  • Not suitable for players with above average swing speeds.
  • Shaft is more expensive than other, comparable shafts.
  • May not be a stock shaft in most drivers and therefore require an upgrade fee.
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Our Experience

The Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX shaft is too light and whippy for me personally.  Not that I swing it like a Tour Player (far from it, trust me), but I’m better suited for the stiffer Smoke Black RDX shaft.

However, a number of guys in my weekly group have the Smoke Red RDX shaft in their drivers and they absolutely love it. 

Not only does it allow them to hit tee shots higher and farther, it has enough stability for them to keep the ball in play more consistently.  Again, the best of both worlds.

Conclusion

True Temper has been one of the most trusted names in golf club shafts for as long as anyone can remember.  The RDX family of shafts are no exception.

For players with below average swing speeds that are looking to hit their tee shots, higher, farther, and more consistently, there’s no more reliable choice than the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you’ve been missing out.

Paul Liberatore
Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast both on Apple and Spotify talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX Shaft Review
Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX Shaft Review

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