HZRDUS T1100 Shaft Review

20170211_111206_001HZRDUS T1100 shaft review.  The latest in the Project X HZRDUS lineup uses the highly acclaimed Toray composite maker TORAYCA T1100G material.  This high strength yet high modulus material improves strength (resist ovaling during the swing) and impact resistance (less movement on off-center hits).  Interestingly this material is being used not only in the HZRDUS T1100 but also in the Graphite Design Tour AD TP line (more on those later)

The HZRDUS T1100 shafts come in 65 gram weight in 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5 flex and a 75 gram weight in 6.0 and 6.5 flex.  In our analysis, both the 65 and 75 gram versions in 6.0 and 6.5 flex played a full flex stiff, so be prepared.  By design, these shafts are for more aggressive players (fast transition, late release) with high ball speeds (north of 110 mph).  The HZRDUS T1100 is designed to be a lower spinning and lower launching shaft than the HZRDUS Black, which was borne out in our testing.  Interestingly, the HZRDUS Black is truly a mid-launch, but slightly lower spin shaft than what would be expected.  The HZRDUS T1100 launched about 0.5 degrees lower with 230 rpm lower spin than the HZRDUS Black in the 75 gram shafts we tested. 

The biggest  difference between the HZRDUS T1100 and the Black is the lower torque and firmer mid-section create a VERY stable feel throughout the swing.  The T1100 feels totally solid with very little “kick” at impact, even for fast transition players.  The HZRDUS T1100 is slightly counterbalanced which makes it a good alternative for higher weighted heads like the EPIC, M1 and G LS TEC.

We did a small test against the Graphite Design Tour AD TP shaft which also has the T1100G material in its design.  This is a completely different shaft design with a much softer mid section.  The aggressive swing testers did not like the feel of Tour AD TP…too much movement during the swing, while the smoother swing players loved the hinged feel of the Tour AD TP.  And, the resulting launch and spin numbers showed that the HZRDUS T1100 was a better fit for those aggressive swings.

So, for this shaft, wimps need not apply!

Dan Sueltz