Fujikura Atmos Red Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight

Fujikura Atmos Red Shaft

The Fujikura Atmos line of shafts comes in three flavors: red, blue and black.

Fujikura Atmos Blue produces mid launch, Fujikura Atmos Black produces the lowest launch of the trio and the Fujikura Atmos Red produces the highest launch.

As you can see from the title, today we will be taking a look at the Fujikura Atmos Red.

Within the red series there are two versions that denote two different weight classes. The Fujikura Atmos Red 5 comes in 55g and 57g versions.

The Fujikura Atmos Red 6 series is only available in a 65g version. The Fujikura Atmos Red 5 also has a slightly lower bend point than the Fujikura Atmos Red 6.

Still, the butt section in both versions is consistent. You get a solid kick from both of them that begins low in the shaft.

While we were lucky enough to test both the Fujikura Atmos Red 5 and Fujikura Atmos Red 6, for this review we will be focusing on the Fujikura Atmos Red 6.

Fujikura Atmos Red Shaft Overview

In terms of feel, the Fujikura Atmos Red feels a lot like the Fujikura Vista Pro shaft.

It is surprisingly stable for a graphite shaft and delivers surprisingly tight dispersion.

In true Fujikura fashion, the graphics and branding are kept pretty simple except for the “splitting cells” design near the grip.

The Fujikura Atmos Red was designed for players with a deliberate swing tempo.

It was made to launch high but still maintain a smooth feel. It delivers on this promise. You get the signature Fujikura silky feel from the Fujikura Atmos Red shaft and the ability to bring the ball down with snow on it.

The Fujikura Atmos Red doesn’t punish mis-hits too harshly. For you most part, you get a sweet baby draw on perfect strikes.

On mis-hits, your draw might not curve back so smoothly and you might see some inconsistencies in dispersion.

But for us, these inconsistencies were few and far between – they usually only occurred on our ugliest mis-hits.

Why is the Fujikura Atmos Red So Popular?

We suspect that the Fujikura Atmos Red shaft is popular because it performs well for slower swingers without feeling loose.

Again, the feel and consistency reminded us a lot of the Fujikura Vista Pro shafts – you get a semi-stiff feel from the midsection and great stability.

How Does the Fujikura Atmos Red Perform?

First and foremost, we have to mention the spin rates.

For a shaft that launches ridiculously high, the spin rates were extraordinarily low: consistently in the 1800 – 1900 RPM range. We’re not quite sure what to make of that.

In terms of performance, this combination of high spin and low launch produced excellent carry distance but minimal roll out.

It should also be mentioned that of the entire Fujikura Atmos line (red, blue and black) the Fujikura Atmos Red has the softest-feeling tip section.

Still, you don’t ever feel like the club head is out of control. We’re not sure how Fujikura did it but they managed to make a shaft that was stable and active-feeling in the tip section.

Shot dispersion was nice and tight and the Fujikura Atmos Red played long for our moderate swing speed testers.

Our more deliberate tempo testers were averaging a carry distance of 260.7 yards after three swings. For the most part, we were seeing divergences of 10-12 yards – not bad for a lightweight graphite shaft.

Club head speed was also phenomenal. It would appear that the active tip section really helps with smash factor. On average, our testers were getting club head speed readouts in the 100 – 105 MPH range.

Fujikura Atmos Red Shaft Specs

Specs Fujikura Atmos Red
Available flexes R2, R, S
Weight 55g, 57g, 65g
Butt .620”
Tip 3.0 (parallel)
Length 46”

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

R2 and R flex would be good for players swinging their drivers below 80 MPH.

Stiff flex would be better for players in the 80 – 90 MPH range.

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

Throughout the Fujikura Atmos Red range, you only get three weight options.

The 55g version would be better for slow swingers with a very deliberate tempo. 57 grams would be good for 80 – 85 MPH swing speeds. The 65g version is great for swings in the 85 – 90 MPH range.

Why is it So Good?

Fujikura Atmos Red Shaft1

The Fujikura Atmos Red is a good shaft for slower swingers.

One of the best things about this shaft is that it really does help improve your club head speed.

Fujikura Atmos Red First Impressions

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At first, we were very impressed with how easy it was to launch the ball high with this shaft.

It felt comfortable to swing and remained stable on our strongest swings.

Key Features & Performance

The Fujikura Atmos Red has the softest tip section of any of the Fujikura Atmos shafts.

While we can’t be certain, we feel that this feature is what contributes to the excellent club head speed.

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The Fujikura Atmos Red pairs very well with 460cc game improvement driver heads.

It will allow you to fully unleash oversized heads for max distance.

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Off the deck, launch angles were toned down just a bit which we really liked because the spin rates remained low.

Fujikura Atmos Red Pros & Cons


  • Lightweight
  • Good for slow swingers
  • Active tip
  • Very stable
  • Tight dispersion


  • Not for fast swingers
  • Dispersion can be a bit inconsistent

Fujikura Atmos Red Shaft

Overall Score: 96/100

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Who Should Buy it?

The Fujikura Atmos Red should be gamed by beginners, high handicappers or senior players.

Basically, if you have a swing speed below 90 MPH, this is one of your best shaft options.

And if you are really looking to dial in your drive figures and improve your consistency, you can’t do much better than the Fujikura Atmos Red.

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