Project X Cypher Vs Riptide Evenflow Shaft Comparison

Today we are looking at two driver shafts that will suit moderate to slower swing tempos.

We are looking at the Project X Cypher which Produces a high ball flight and relatively high spin rates.

We are also looking at the Riptide Evnflow shaft which encourages a steady and smooth swing tempo with medium height and medium spin rates.

Project X Cypher Overview

The Project X Cypher shaft comes in lite, regular, stiff and extra stiff flavours, weighing from 47gs-56gs.

The shafts are comparably lighter and with the active tip section, you get a high ball flight and high spin rates

We would have liked to have seen a stiffer tip in this one, but it will suit plenty of golfers with slower swing speeds.

Project X Riptide Evenflow Overview

Project X Riptide Evenflow

The Project X EvenFlow Riptide shaft is designed to provide mid-launch and mid-spin with mid torque.

The shaft offers the greatest return for medium swing speeds and medium swing tempos.

The kickpoint is quite progressive and it optimises the energy transfer during the swing.

The Even flow shafts are known for a smooth feel and performance and the Riptide Evenflow is no different.

Best option for choosing between these two is the test them both out.

One we got into the groove with the Evenflow Riptide, we found it to be the best driver for our game.

Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 Overview

Project X Riptide Evenflow

To say that this shaft occupies the “middle of the road” would be an understatement.

During our testing session, we were blown away by the mid launch and mid spin properties of the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60. Even with oversized driver heads, the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 never gets ahead of itself in terms of launch angles.

This is a graphite driver shaft that offers a noticeably active response. That’s not to say that it’s not stable. But you can really feel the release when you load up on it. The Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 is a great shaft if you’re looking for distance help because in all likelihood, no matter what type of swing you have, this shaft will help increase ball speeds.

It did for us in our testing sessions anyway. Another thing we noticed almost immediately was how light the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 feels in the hands. The name is a dead giveaway as to what weights this shaft is available in; but you don’t get the full experience until you have it in your hands.

On the backswing, it feels airy and gives you a sense of confidence. On the downswing, it feels like a loaded rifle ready to go at a moment’s notice. We also really liked the smoky gunmetal background that gives way to the stark, mostly-white lettering.

Project X Cypher First Impressions

The first thing that any player will notice is how light this shaft is.

It feels fast and manageable throughout your swing.

Key Features & Performance

The Project X Cypher features a graphite weave which helps keep the midsection stable and contributes to the consistent performance of this shaft.

Project X Cypher Driver Review

The Project X Cypher performs well with low CG driver heads. The low spin rates will also likely help you increase your carry distance.

Project X Cypher Fairway Wood Review

With fairway woods, the Project X Cypher works as a distance enhancer. Long approaches are made easier and you can bet on staying on the fairway.

How Does the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 Perform?

Something that we really liked about the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 was that even when we hit up on the ball, the flight stayed controlled.

We never got a shot that ballooned out of control. However, on some mis-hits, we did see that the launch angle dropped off quite a bit.

Spin properties were a little above average for most of our testers. However, this translated to improved roll out distance and overall distance. Not by much but enough to leave an impression on us.

But by far, the best thing about this shaft is how much it works for the player. Even on 90% swings, we could feel how much this shaft loaded up and released. Project X did a great job of counter-balancing activity and control because at no point did we feel that the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 shaft was unstable.

Mis-hits are pronounced; but that’s what you should expect from graphite shafts that are as active as this one.

Project X Cypher Pros & Cons


  • Straight flight
  • Low spin
  • Mid-low launch
  • Consistent
  • Good for slow swing speeds


  • Limited roll-out help
  • Not good for fast swing speeds

Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 Pros & Cons


  • Lightweight
  • Active response
  • Stable
  • Good for mid handicappers
  • Good for high handicappers


  • Expensive
  • Too noodly for 95+ MPH swingers

Who Should Buy it?

The Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 is a perfect fit for mid and high handicap players who don’t want to have to dread their shaft every time they’re in the box.

The Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 will work with you not against you.

Overall Score: 95/100

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Who Should Buy it?

The Project X Cypher would be a great fit for senior players or high handicappers who want to improve their accuracy.

It’s very easy to stay on the fairway with this shaft and it’s light enough to work for moderate to slow swing speed players.

Overall Score: 94/100

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