Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
Graphite Design is a company that should not be overlooked if you are in the market for a new shaft for your driver or woods.
While the company doesn’t have the market share that companies like Aldila and Mitsubishi do, their shafts are steadily gaining in popularity.
The Graphite Design Tour AD IZ is a perfect example of why their shafts are gaining more attention.
This is a shaft that is said to deliver high launch and low spin – a great combination for moderate swing speeds players. So does the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ deliver? Let’s find out.
Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Shaft Overview
We’re not huge fans of the orange and matte black color scheme of this shaft. The colors make it look like this is a Halloween-themed shaft.
But once we got past the looks, we were treated with a very fluid feel. “Fluid” is the best adjective to describe the activity of the shaft.
There is a very subtle kick. In fact, unless you really load up on it, it’s easy to miss any distinct kick point.
Instead, the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ flexes smoothly and easily transfers energy down the shaft and into the ball. The Graphite Design Tour AD IZ was built to have a softer midsection than the butt.
And unless you opt for the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ in its lightest weight class (40g), the tip section is very stiff.
Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 4 has a soft tip section. Overall, this isn’t your typical graphite shaft.
It just doesn’t feel exactly like a graphite shaft. But that wasn’t a bad thing for our testers. After a few swings, they grew to enjoy the unique feel of the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ.
Why is the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ So Popular?
It should be noted that the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ comes in a variety of weights and flexes.
This is one of the things that makes it so popular: there is a version of this shaft for pretty much every kind of golfer.