Overview/Technology-

Fujikura unveiled a new shaft that quite honestly will become a very popular if it holds up to the hype, quite possibly will become the shaft of the year – the Fujikura Motore Speeder.

Introduced at the Japan PGA show, Fujikura has stated the Motore Speeder is the most technologically advanced shaft they’ve made yet, which features the world’s first 7-Ply Cross Axis design. The major advantage of this shaft is indeed the technology behind it – 7 Axis technology, which claims a significant loss in energy and promotes a great feel as well as a kick seen by no other shaft. The Motore Speeder main advantage is definitely its ability to hold its characteristics under stress – no shaft deformation is key. Made for players with relatively low spin coupled with high ball speeds. The result is a medium to high ball launch with extended carry.

Pros/Positives-

Fujikura has left no stone unturned with this one, introducing a truly technological marvel. Great graphics and technology to match, actually looks like the Matrix Ozik with its candy red appearance. Should perform well for the better player.

Cons/Negatives-

Pricey. The going price will be too high for the majority of golfers, somewhere between $300 – $400 range will put this shaft out of reach for the majority of golfers, even the serious ones.

Overview Rating-

This is a shaft to watch for sure. If you like technology, put the Fujikura Motore Speeder on the short list. Being the worlds first 7 axis weave technology, makes this shaft something special.  A significant reduction of twisting and rounding of the shaft resulting in maximum kick and carry without giving up accuracy, will be Fujikura’s push on this great shaft.

Look for updates to this review as it becomes more mainstream.

UPDATES:

11/2/2009:

Ian Poulter won the Barclay’s Singapore Open using the Fujijukura Motore Speeder.

“We’re thrilled with this victory, the first for our new breakthrough Motore Speeder shaft”, says Dave Schnider, President/COO of Fujikura.  “We proudly salute this talented and accomplished player on his come from behind win and return to the winner’s circle the first week he used our new Motore Speeder shaft.”