Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight

Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue Shaft

Believe it or not, the first Ventus Blue shaft hit the tour all the way back in 2018.

So it’s been six long years since we have been treated to a new version of this lauded shaft.

So if you’re a fan of the Ventus Blue shafts, 2024 will be a good year for you.

Fujikura has finally dropped the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue with Velocore+ technology and they’re claiming it offers superior club head stabilization and dispersion.

So does the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue live up to the hype? I tested it to find out.

Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue Shaft Overview

The Fujikara 2024 Ventus Blue shaft features a re-imagined VeloCore design – they’re calling it VeloCore+.

VeloCore+ is a full-length material so it runs throughout the length of the shaft. It provides a very stable base and is enhanced through the use of 70 ton pitch high modulus carbon fiber.

The Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue is a wood shaft that promotes mid/low launch and low spin – just like the original Ventus Blue shafts.

In fact, Fujikura has gone to great lengths to state that the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue is just like the original, only better.

So you get the same launch and spin profiles as the original.

We’ll get to the performance in a minute but I want to talk about how this shaft feels.

The Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue is soft in the handle, stiff in the midsection and feels really stiff in the tip section – very familiar for anyone who has gamed the original Ventus Blue shafts.

The Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue also has a lighter blue matte finish compared to the original which makes it stand out more.

The VeloCore+ branding is on the bottom which is the biggest difference in terms of looks.

Why is the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue So Popular?

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The Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue is going to be a big hit because it takes everything that was great about the original Ventus Blue and simply enhances it.

The new Ventus Blue delivers tight dispersion and even a boost in ball speeds.

How Does the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue Perform?

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In a nutshell, the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue performed very much like the original Ventus.

The bend profile and feel are nearly indistinguishable from the original Ventus Blue shafts. So it didn’t take long for me to get into a groove with this shaft.

The launch angles were right where I expected they’d be: between 12 and 14 degrees, never straying higher or lower.

The spin numbers were actually a bit higher than I would have expected; but that may be just because I brought my winter swing with me into testing.

At any rate, I was averaging 2434 RPMs of spin which isn’t bad at all for my driver; but I do remember the original Ventus Blue being in the 2200-2300 RPM range.

Nevertheless, the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue delivers on its promise of tight dispersion. My average off-line divergence was 14 yards.

Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue Shaft Specs

Specs Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue
Available flexes R2, regular, stiff, extra stiff
Weight 58g-94g
Butt .606-.620
Tip 3.0
Length 46”

What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

R2 and regular will be for 80-90 MPH swingers.

Stiff and extra stiff are more for 91-100 MPH swingers.

What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

The Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue line is broken up into five weight classes: Ventus 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Ventus 5 and Ventus 6 will suit 75-80 MPH swingers. Ventus 7 and 8 are likely better for 81-90 MPH swingers. And Ventus 9 is for your 91+ MPH swingers.

Why is it So Good?

The Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue really does take everything I loved about the original Ventus Blue and enhances it.

The tight dispersion is almost effortless and thanks to less torquing in the tip, I also experienced a slight boost in ball speed.

Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue First Impressions

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I could feel how stable the club head remained even when I flew out on my downswing.

Shots that should have picked up cut spin weren’t spinning excessively. But the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue still felt fast in the hands.

Key Features & Performance

The Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue features VeloCore+ which is a full-length design that allows for a higher bend point with an ultra-stiff tip profile.

This allows for excellent club head speed without the unwanted side spin.

Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue Driver Review

My average carry distance with the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue plugged in was 264.8 yards.

Not amazing but keep in mind I had my winter swing going and it was a particularly chilly morning.

Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue Fairway Wood Review

The low spin really showed in my 3-wood. My average spin rate was 3,296 RPMs. This made for excellent total distance.

Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • It looks really cool
  • Promotes low spin
  • Penetrating launch
  • Great for fast swingers
  • Ultra-stable tip
  • Excellent club head control

Cons:

  • Marginal spin improvements over the original
  • High initial-release price

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Overall Score: 96/100

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Who Should Buy it?

If you’re looking for tighter shot dispersion off the tee and low spin in your woods, the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue will surely deliver.

Even more to the point, if you were a fan of the original Ventus Blue shaft, you will love everything about this latest iteration.

The bend point, feel and launch properties are very similar. The starkest difference is the clubhead control.

The Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue represents a major breakthrough in club head stability without sacrificing speed.

If you’re expecting a huge distance upgrade from the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue you may want to temper your expectations just a bit.

If you’re anything like me, the Fujikura 2024 Ventus Blue will give you about a 5-10 yard boost in distance over the original.

But overall, this is a very accurate shaft that will tame your cut spin while providing a smooth feel.

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