Fujikura Vista Pro Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
When you load up on your current graphite driver shaft, what do you feel?
Do you feel like you have complete control over the driver head? Do you feel like your swing energy is not being wasted?
Do you feel that the shaft remains stable throughout your swing?
We’re going to guess that you said no to at least one of those questions because very rarely does a graphite shaft tick all the boxes.
However, Fujikura is certainly throwing their hat in the ring for the battle of the “perfect” graphite shaft.
The 2021 Fujikura Vista Pro has had a few upgrades so even if you’re familiar with the 2016 version, read on to find out what’s new.
Fujikura Vista Pro Shaft Overview
The Fujikura Vista Pro comes in five weight classes: 45, 55, 60, 65 and 75.
Fujikura went out of their way to produce various weight classes because they wanted the Vista Pro to be accessible to all kinds of players.
The looks of this shaft are pretty straightforward: a black background with white and red lettering.
Nothing fancy but nothing that straws attention away from the ball either.
We tested the Fujikura Vista Pro 60 and we must say, we were surprised at how stable it felt.
For a mid-weight graphite driver shaft, the Fujikura Vista Pro lets you keep track of the driver head through your release. It feels stable and has a high kick point.
You can feel the activity just below the grip and it feels like your swing energy gets transferred very efficiently.
That’s not uncommon for a graphite shaft but if you are looking for improved stability then the Fujikura Vista Pro might be a good choice for you.
The Fujikura Vista Pro was constructed using full-length 40 ton carbon fiber which is part of what gives this shaft its stable feel and performance.
Why is the Fujikura Vista Pro So Popular?
The original Fujikura Vista Pro was a hit because it was also a very stable-feeling graphite shaft.
We suspect that the 2021 Fujikura Vista Pro benefits from a bit of nepotism. But it’s not undeserved by any means.
The Fujikura Vista Pro has broad appeal because it comes in a dizzying array of weights and it almost invariably produces increases in club head speed.
How Does the Fujikura Vista Pro Perform?
With the 2021 version of the Fujikura Vista Pro, Fujikura made it a point to stiffen the midsection.
Again, this was to enhance stability off the tee. When we were testing the Fujikura Vista Pro we noticed that we were able to slot our swings very well after just a few swings.
So you get great control and workability from the box with this shaft. And as we touched on in the previous section, all of our testers saw increases in club head speed with the Fujikura Vista Pro.
The launch is fairly high. On average, we were getting launch angles in the 14° – 15° range. As you can imagine, spin rates were also high – typically in the 2600 RPM range.
So the Fujikura Vista Pro is not for powerful swingers who want low spin and piercing launch. That being said, we were surprised at the tight shot dispersion that the Fujikura Vista Pro yielded.
The carry distance was also great – not surprising for a shaft that puts up these spin/launch numbers.
But when you’re comparing the old version of the Fujikura Vista Pro to the new version, the real story is enhanced stability and feel.
The feedback is also improved so you’ll know where you made contact based on feel alone.
Fujikura Vista Pro Shaft Specs
|Specs||Fujikura Vista Pro|
|Available flexes||R, R2, R3, S, X|
|Weight||48g – 75.5g|
|Butt||0.595”, 0.600”, 0.605”|
What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
R, R2, and R3 would typically cover players in the sub 70 MPH to 80 MPH swing speed range.
Stixx and extra stiff would be better for players between 85 MPH and 95 MPH.
What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The Fujikura Vista Pro 45, 55 and 60 are for slow to moderate swingers.
Fujikura Vista Pro 65 to 75 would be better for players that swing the driver between 85 and 95 MPH.
Why is it So Good?
For us, the Fujikura Vista Pro allowed us to be more accurate from the tee without having to slow down our swings or adjust tempo.
Fujikura Vista Pro First Impressions
To be quite honest, we didn’t have sky high expectations for the Fujikura Vista Pro.
These are lightweight graphite shafts and there is usually a problem with consistency with shafts this light.
However, we are pleased to report that our expectations were exceeded. The Fujikura Vista Pro is consistent on every swing whether you stay within yourself or go outside of your swing.
Key Features & Performance
Part of what eliminates those pesky graphite inconsistencies in the Fujikura Vista Pro shaft is the multi-material bias core which allows for a stiffer midsection.
Fujikura Vista Pro Driver Review
Excellent control and feel from the box. It pairs very well with game improvement driver heads.
Fujikura Vista Pro Fairway Wood Review
Spin rates pick up a bit with fairway woods but you still get a tight shot dispersion to help you stay out of the cabbage.
Fujikura Vista Pro Pros & Cons
- Good carry distance
- Tight dispersion
- Stable feel
- Good feedback
- A bit pricey
- High spin rates
Overall Score: 95/100
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Who Should Buy it?
First we’ll start with who shouldn’t buy the Fujikura Vista Pro: 95+ MPH swingers.
If you have a powerful swing and aggressive tempo, steer clear of this shaft.
However, the Fujikura Vista Pro is excellent for moderate to slow swingers with a deliberate tempo as it is almost sure to yield faster club head speed and improved carry distance.