Matrix Ozik Overview/Technology
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The Matrix OZIK shaft hasn’t been around long but that short time, Matrix has gained a wide earned respect for being a premier golf shaft maker.
In fact, many people may not know this, but Matrix has more PGA tour players in the Top 10 than any other. And, 3 of the Top 10 players use Matrix. I bolded those two sentences because even I had to take a double-take… impressive. One would think this stat would belong to a Fujikura or Aldila. Nope. Matrix OZIK claims to have more golfers in the Top 10 of the world than any other shaft maker!
Technology consists of three major aspects, Deformation of Energy Analysis, Gradient Energy Flow Design, and Angular Velocity Fulcrum butt design. Collectively, they make the OZIK what it is today, a solid shaft made for today’s high MOI drivers. Deformation of Energy Analysis a a method for evaluating how a shaft construct relates to performance. The technology is deep into physics, or Power= Torque times Angular Velocity, or… speed that mass rotates around an axis. Matrix thesis is that most shaft are deformed and lost through the shaft’s design. Not so with Matrix, OZIK. End result is more energy is transferred at the right time at the right place. Gradient Energy Flow tip is a design that allows the shaft to be more stable at impact resulting in higher MOI (good thing). This result in a high launch, lower sping combination that helps the golfer promote a better launch. Angular Velocity Fulcrum butt design steals an idea from the Archer in that energy is built in the butt section and releases in the mid section greatly increasing the energy to the clubhead and ball.
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Matrix OZIK Spec Sheet
|Matrix OZIK XCON||F||L||Wt||Launch||Tip||Spin||Tq||Tip
|Matrix OZIK XCON 5||L,A||46||55||High||Firm||Low||4.3||3.5|
|Matrix OZIK XCON 5||R,F||46||57||High||Firm||Low||4.3||3.5|
|Matrix OZIK XCON 5||S||46||59||High||Firm||Low||4.0||3.5|
|Matrix OZIK XCON 5||X||46||60||High||Firm||Low||4.0||3.5|
|Matrix OZIK XCON 6||A||46||65||High||Firm||Low||2.5||3.0|
|Matrix OZIK XCON 6||R,F||46||67||High||Firm||Low||2.5||3.0|
|Matrix OZIK XCON 6||S,SG||46||68||High||Firm||Low||2.5||3.0|
|Matrix OZIK XCON 6||X,XX||46||69||High||Firm||Low||2.5||3.0|
|Matrix OZIK XCON 7||R,F||46||76||High||Firm||Low||2.4||3.0|
|Matrix OZIK XCON7||S,SG||46||78||High||Firm||Low||2.4||3.0|
|Matrix OZIK XCON 7||X,XX||46||79||High||Firm||Low||2.4||3.0|
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Actual Player Feedback-
“I have been converted to the Matrix Ozik line of shafts from my beloved Diamanas. Despite my previous efforts at not liking the Matrix Ozik shafts, the X Con line has won me over”
“The ball seems to hang in the air while still going further, it comes down with a shallow angle of descent for decent roll”
The Matrix OZIK XCON, also called X-Axis Control shaft. “This shaft is built for high launch, low spin ball flights” says Matrix and by all counts, they are spot on, take a look at the specs and how the Torque and Launch stays constant throughout the models.
There is very little variety in the Torque and Launch specs. But for the most part, this is by design. Matrix has adopted the High(er) Launch Low(er) Torque shaft for a reason.
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Two very big thumbs up on the Matrix OZIK. The pure fact that 3 out of 10 PGA tour players use the shaft, tells me it’s for real. If you are looking for a high launch, low spin shaft to elevate your game, this is a shaft definitely worth looking at. Return to Golf Gear Select Home.
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Pretty sure I would rather have 5 Cameron Putters to rotate blame for missed putts rather than pay for one of these “$1000″ shafts!
$1000.00 shaft – are you kidding? I just picked up a Calloway FT-i 9.5* with the Xcon-6 stiff flex for $79.99 in near perfect condition at my local Play it Again Sports store! Absolutely love it!! For a novice who has tried 6 different drivers in the past week, this is the BY FAR the most accurate, doesn’t drive any further than the others, but that is just my novice swing, accurate, accurate, accurate….
just recently got a 909f2 5 wood from titleist and my pro and i went before i bought it out on the range tried different shafts and i like the nv shaft myself buy hit everything in titleist fitting program i ended up liking the matrix xcon 6stiff best to my surpurse i hit it well and have great control and i must say i never heard of them my advise to all folks 55 and older or even younger try the matrix you just might be surprised as i was
oh for driveforshow these shafts dont cost that much
paul a while ago you wrote about matrix ozik xcon shaft. I’m stuck between regular and stiff, swing speed in mid 90. Would like to try regular but have heard shaft is a bit whippy. I do not have a fast tempo and don’t mind having shaft do some of the work. 60 yrs old, 10 hdcp. Your opinion? Thanks Rich
Rich, did you ever decide on a shaft? I purchased a TM Burner Superfast 2.0 driver with a stiff shaft upon advice of Golfsmith. I just don’t feel any which in the shaft and wonder if I should have gotten a regular flex. I appear to hit is decently (I can carry about 225 – 250 depending upon my irregular swing and usually have total distance of 235 – 260) and sometimes crank one 270. I hit my 7 iron about 150 (again give or take) with regular shafts.
I work full-time seasonal (retired) at a new golf course in Delaware, and have been back into golf for the last 3 years. I have tried many clubs and many many shafts. I had a Graphite Design Pershing 55G Stiff in my Adams A3 Boxer until 3 months ago. I had a profession stick a 60G Matrix Ozik R in my 10* Driver and I will not go back to any other shaft….This thing sold me from the first day on the range…Nice loft,super carry, and very low spin…….Now if I can talk Adams Golf out of another one it will go in my Insight BUL….
This combo performs tons better than my KZG with the ProLaunch Blue so now it sits in the garage
Great for a smooth slow swing. I am 0 handicap with a ss of 110 and matrix doesn’t make a stiff enough shaft for me. Their x is more like a stiff, the stiff is more like a regular and so on. My recommendation is get fitted. Don’t be like me and buy this on a recommendation from a friend and be disappointed. Alot of better shafts on the market such as NV 85, ProLauch Platinum 75 even the Old Grafalloy prolite 35.
In retort to this gentlemen’s comment, he is definately uninformed about Matrix Ozik shafts. I also have a 110 mph swing speed and their are multiiple choices to choose from. Also a scratch player doesn’t take equipment advice from friends. He obviously knows zero about the TP series or even the F6M2, that have flexs from stiff to stron to x or two xx. If a xx Tp 7 isn’t stiff enough then go play your VALUE shafts like you mentioned..The 3 shafts above don’t even warrant a shaft I would put in my Hybrid…Ozik shafts have something for everyone, but bring your checkbook…but it is worth it.
i too have a swing speed of 110. i’m a plus 1 handicap. i play the hd6 in stiff. it is an awesome shaft. there’s much more to distance than swingspeed. the x con 6 is another great shaft with very low torque. very piercing ball flight. you can rip at this shaft with awesome control.
Mike I think your right, Built for a slow smooth swing. I have an xcon 7 and that’s the way it swings. It’s a strong flex but feels more like a reg flex. Just gotta adjust to it’s nuances.
Wow your a “0”? Your really good. What are you listening to your friends for if your a “0”? Do you count all your strokes?
I was just fitted for a Titlest 909 D2 driver and after being monitored on a scope for an hour by a Titlest master club fitter he recommended the Matrix Ozik XCon-6 shaft. I have used the stock shafts Titlest puts on their demo clubs, the Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board and the Aldila VS Proto and hit the ball pretty well. The club fitter initially thought he’d recommend the Aldila Voodoo shaft but after monitoring my drives with a variety of shafts he recommended the Matrix Ozik. I had never heard of the Matrix Ozik but I have since read up on the company and understand that 3 of the top 10 touring pros use the Matriz Ozik. I’m looking forward to playing a round once my new driver is delivered.
Hey Mike, thanks for the feedback on the Ozik. There’s nothing like a good fitting to get you the feedback we all need.
I am currently playing a TM R9 460 driver with a Matrix OZIK HD6 shaft in an S-flex (stiff, not strong flex) and I think that I have found a great shaft for my 100 MPH (+/- 2 MPH), quick-tempo swing that tends to generate hooks with the driver and fairway woods when I get out of control. This shaft has been an excellent fit for me so far …. nice long and straight drives with low spin and mid launch. Here is the information from Matrix for their HD Series shafts ……
With the Matrix Ozik HD and Matrix Ozik TPHD franchise, Matrix created new levels of structural strength and combined them with advancements in spin control. “HD” refers to the hexdecagonal (16-sided) internal platform on which the new designs are built. With the stronger 16-cutt butt section, Matrix engineers were able to better structure and strengthen the tip without adding overall weight and, at time, even lowering balance points to better match today’s high MOI, low CG heads. The result is a stronger tip-strength-to-weight ratio than found with any previous Matrix Ozik.
The internal HD structure can be made more consistently uniform than a circular design, further reducing the need for specific orientation during installation.
In terms of performance, players should look forward to flatter, more piercing Tour-type ball flights and a more stable feeling than they have ever experienced with a Matrix Ozik shaft.
Construction and Materials:
16-Cut Hexadecagon Internal Structure (patent pending)
20 Individual Carbon Layers
6 Unique Fiber types
Strategically placed section of 1KA Woven fiber
Specifications: Ozik Series Flex Weight Torque Kick Point Tip Stiff. Spin Length Tip Par.
Ozik HD 6 A 62.0 3.2 Mid/High Firm Low 46″ 3.0″
Ozik HD 6 R, F 64.0 3.2 Mid/High Firm Low 46″ 3.0″
Ozik HD 6 S, SG 66.0 3.2 Mid/High Firm Low 46″ 3.0″
Ozik HD 6 X, XX 68.5 3.2 Mid/High Firm Low 46″ 3.0″
I have the real matrix code 6 firm flex in a 9015d 9.5*…not to be confused with the stock matrix shaft the club normally comes with. I also have the stock 9015d w/ stock matrix 60s stiff shaft in both 9.5 and 10.5. The real deal code 6 in firm flex is a heavier and (much) more stable shaft then the stock matrix 60s (stiff) shaft. In my limited experience, I would say that the code-6 in firm is more stable than any stock stiff shaft I have hit, yet also more lively…it is perhaps this lively feeling that makes others think this shaft plays soft. The 9015d 9.5* w/ firm code-6 is my reference driver…nothing yet compares to the feel, distance, trajectory and accuracy and pure joy I get…I love the weight and balance of the code-6…the stock 9015d head is quite light…I added lead tape to the bottom rear of the clubhead and play it at 44.5″…with the added lead tape it swignweights around D1.5 with a standard grip….I would say that D1.5 with a code-6 at 44.5″ is a heavier driver and would appeal to someone who prefers a little heavier shaft/weight in a driver…the code 6 seems to feel/play a little heavier than it’s listed weight. For reference, I’m 61 years old with a ss of about 95…I can swing a little higher but probably play around 95 under normal conditions swinging through the ball at about 90%…I have found that the code-6 is best able to handle swing variations on the course…With my worst swings and the code-6, duck hooks become strong draws and slices become high fades…this builds confidence to go for shots/shapes that I would not try with other drivers. I am able to hit power fades and draws with the club though not always on command (smile). Given my experience with the code-6, I just took a fly on a demo R9 tp 10.5 degrees with the optional Matrix HD6 shaft in stiff flex but have not received it yet. I’m hoping the matrix HD6 stiff in the R9 tp 10.5 head will play similarly to the firm code-6 in the 9015d 9.5 head. I’m left handed…I can’t say that I have hit every shaft out there…my options on demo day are limited…but I feel very fortunate to have discovered the Matrix code-6…for what it’s worth I play mp-60 irons +1/4 standard length and standard lie w/ DGr300 shafts that appear to have been tipped by Mizuno about 1/4 inch or perhaps hard stepped once…I play 6-PW and hybrids above the 6 iron…if the code-6 in firm flex were a DG iron shaft, I would say it plays somewhere between a S300 soft stepped and an r300 hard stepped…