When JC and Jennifer contacted me about their new shaft line, I thought it would be pretty good based upon the write up I saw. Well, I had a chance to put the new Rome 688 in play with my ZL Encore and the results were pretty sweet. First off, the cosmetics are awesome…love the ion plating. I am not sure if design-wise this is meant to happen but of the two ion plated shafts I have tested, my club head speed increased by roughly 1 mph (92 to 93) so there is something going on here. The shaft feels very stable and gives low-to-mid spin numbers. Ball flight is right on track with my current shaft, the Elements 7 MK. For every test I do, all shafts are built to my exact specs for length, flex and swing weight. That said, the Rome yielded about 5 extra total yards on my best hits but dispersion was a little wider than I would like. I think that is because I typically play a little heavier shaft for control. We are excited to be able to carry this shaft line. Can’t wait to get the Alpina in for testing!