Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
Being able to find a shaft that suits your swing type is hard enough without having to think about price.
But golfers in 2023 have it pretty good because these days, there are more options than there ever were before.
Today we wanted to shed a little light on a lesser known shaft brand that is muscling its way into the limelight.
Grafalloy shafts are affordable and they are being recommended more and more by professional fitters. But why? Do these budget shafts have any business in your bag?
To help you figure that out, we tested and reviewed the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged shaft.
Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Overview
It’s important to note that there are two versions of the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged shaft: the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Blue and the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Red.
For this particular review, we tested the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Blue.
And in particular, we tested the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Blue 65 which is the mid-weight tier between the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Blue 45 and the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Irons.
This is a 64 gram shaft so it’s a good middle ground between light and heavy iron shafts.
The Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged is a graphite iron shaft so it may be more congenial for players with less aggressive transitions. It has fairly straightforward labeling and graphics design.
The word “Supercharged” is emblazoned on the shaft in white against a blue backdrop. It is a bit on the colorful side; but some golfers actually seek that out.
Why is the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged So Popular?
The Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged is a popular choice for a lot of players because it helps make your irons more manageable.
We can also see why it would be a popular choice among slower swing speed players as well. It has an active profile that really helps you get the most power from your iron heads.
How Does the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Perform?
Surprisingly, the bend point in this shaft is pretty low.
When we would load up on it, we can feel the action near the club head.
In retrospect, we probably shouldn’t have been surprised since the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged is advertised as having a “responsive tip design.”
At the range, the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged was producing very high launch and high spin rates.
For those of us who are a little slower on our backswing, this spin/launch combination works perfectly.
The kick isn’t as smooth as we hoped it would be – especially considering that it comes pretty close to the club head.
But that can be forgiven considering how affordable the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged is.
At times, the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged felt a bit noodly. These times mainly came when our fastest swingers unleashed on this shaft.
But for our testers with moderate swing speeds and tempos, the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged produces a beautiful launch window and increased carry distance.
Around the pin, all that extra spin really comes in handy. Our chip shots felt nice and fluid and there was at least a semblance of control in spin rates.
While the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged isn’t the most stable shaft we have ever tested, it is light and manageable enough to be wielded effectively by beginner and high handicap players.
Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Shaft Specs
|Specs||Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged|
|Available flexes||Regular, stiff, senior|
What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged is available in regular, stiff and senior flex.
The regular and senior flexes should only be reserved for slow swing speeds (around 75 MPH and under). The stiff flex would be good for anyone swinging in the 80 – 85 MPH range.
What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Blue 65 weight class is a 67 gram shaft.
This would be a good choice for players who don’t have a very aggressive backswing and a deliberate tempo.
Why is it So Good?
The Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged shaft is a solid shaft because it will add forgiveness to your irons.
You get easy launch from them and some help with smash factor with the active tip section.
Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged First Impressions
We were first impressed with how balanced this shaft feels.
Usually with shafts in this weight class, you feel like the mid-section is too noodly. But there is a good balance here between tip and butt mass so it feels easy to swing.
Key Features & Performance
The Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged is advertised as having a tip-responsive design which can really be felt on release.
The active tip section will help most players improve their smash factor which will likely have a positive impact on carry distance.
However, faster swingers should beware of the high spin rates this shaft tends to produce.
Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Irons Review
The Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged shaft pairs very well with larger game improvement irons.
It reacts well to a heavier iron head and won’t alter your swing weight too much since it’s already pretty light.
Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Wedges Review
As we mentioned, the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged maintains easy launch and high spins around the pin.
With your wedges and scoring irons, you’ll be able to work the ball up and down and adjust spin acutely even if you are somewhat new to the game.
Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged Pros & Cons
- Active tip section
- Helps improve smash factor
- Increases iron forgiveness
- Very affordable
- Good for deliberate tempo players
- Effortless launch
- Not the smoothest feeling shaft
- A bit unstable on aggressive swings
Overall Score: 94/100
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Who Should Buy it?
The Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged would be a good choice for senior players who need to transition to a lighter, less stout shaft.
They would also be good for beginners and high handicappers looking to make their irons easier to swing.
Finally, the Grafalloy Prolaunch Supercharged shaft would be a good choice for newbie players on a budget.