Graphite Designs latest addition to in the Tour AD premium line of golf shafts, the Graphite Design Tour AD VR – designed to “Vanquish all Rivals” is now in stock at TPC. In our constant quest to carry “Only the Best” products we tested these shafts and were blown away by this profile.
Atheistically, the VR falls right in line with the AD line. The graphics might not be as bold or conspicuous as others but it’s a dependable no-nonsense approach that seldom results in a color scheme anyone would consider an eyesore.
The Tour AD VR, like other premium Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality 50t carbon-fiber materials and it has a slightly higher balance point than the other current Tour AD wood shaft profiles. The Tour AD VR shaft also utilizes FTT -Fast Taper Technology, which incorporates a faster taper rate from the grip to the lower mid-section of the shaft, providing the overall feeling of greater club head control at impact and an increase in club head speed. According to Graphite Design, the kickpoint on the AD VR has been pulled up slightly to promote lower launch.
The technology behind the VR is insane. The Tour AD VR utilizes TORAYCA ® T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY ® technology in the tip section of the shaft for additional shaft stability, exceptional feel and precise ball control.
As we do with all our products, we fully tested the VR in our vetting process before adding it to our inventory and and in our testing we found this shaft to have a softer tip however slightly stiffer mid section and butt section when compared to the IZ. The VR also launched a hair lower than the IZ in our testing. If you liked the IZ but are looking for a slightly lower launch, the VR is definitely something you should consider. If you have any questions on the new VR please email Will! Or to purchase please go here.