Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
Thankfully, for those of us who like to feel the reaction of a shaft, there are plenty of options.
Graphite driver shafts can be had from pretty much any manufacturer. But that doesn’t mean you should choose just any shaft.
Many would argue that your driver is the most important club in your bag. With that in mind, you need to carefully select a shaft that suits your swing speed and tendencies. Today we will be taking a look at the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60.
Right off the bat, this is an active shaft that will really help you out when it comes to energy transfer. But there are performance subtleties that you should know about before you go in for a fitting. Let’s take a look.
Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 Overview
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.
Why is the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 So Popular?
The Evenflow series of shafts is aptly named because it’s known for its even kick.
The Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 is no exception. It gives you an active feel without ever feeling unstable. It’s perfect for the average golfer who wants to really feel that their shaft is working for them and not the other way around.
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 Evenflow Riptide 60 Shaft Specs
|Specs||Project X Evenflow Riptide 60|
|Available flexes||Light, regular, stiff, extra stiff|
What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 is available in a wide array of flexes.
If you’re swinging under 80 MPH, the light and regular flexes will be most beneficial for you. For 80+ MPH swingers, the stiff and extra stiff versions will be more your speed.
What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 specifically only comes in a 61 gram version.
This is a light weight shaft that will likely benefit players with a deliberate tempo and those that swing their drivers under 85 MPH.
Why is it So Good?
What we really like about the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 was that it was clearly an active shaft but it still offered plenty of control.
Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 First Impressions
The first thing that we noticed about the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 was that it felt very light in the hands.
It makes you feel like you can really load up on it and when you actually do, it gives a “stouter” than anticipated response.
Key Features & Performance
The Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 is billed as having a mid kick point and mid torque.
We’d have to say that description is completely accurate. You get expected spin rates and mid-low launch angles.
Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 Driver Review
The Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 pairs well with oversized game improvement drivers. If you;re gaming a 460cc driver and you want an active response and enhanced control, the Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 is a great option.
Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 Fairway Wood Review
The Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 is a good match for your longer fairway woods because it will help you reach the pin with its active response.
Project X Evenflow Riptide 60 Pros & Cons
- Active response
- Good for mid handicappers
- Good for high handicappers
- Too noodly for 95+ MPH swingers
Overall Score: 95/100
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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.