Tour AD DI Hybrid Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
The Tour AD DI Hybrid shaft boasts some of the same technologies as shafts produced by more well-known brands.
It has a lot to offer…for the right kind of player. Are you a good fit for this hybrid graphite/carbon fiber shaft?
Find out as I tell you about my experience testing the Tour AD DI.
Tour AD DI Shaft Overview
I have tested one or two Tour AD shafts in the past and the Tour AD DI Hybrid has the same visual effect as the others.
To put it frankly, the Tour AD DI Hybrid looks very busy. It has a metallic white/orange color scheme but it’s the labeling that really stands out.
The brand name, model name, flex and weight indications are all in different fonts which gives the shaft a rather hectic look.
But I loved the feel of this shaft so much that I was easily able to overlook its rather noisy look.
The Tour AD DI has a progressively stiff bend profile: it’s stiff in the tip, a bit lighter in the midsection and soft in the butt.
This creates a very smooth transition even when you really load up on it. I particularly loved the stiff tip section because it allowed for accuracy that you don’t often get in such an active shaft.
The Tour AD DI Hybrid comes in four weight classes: 75g, 85g, 95g and 105g.
The range of weights makes this shaft a good option for players of all skill levels. After all, who couldn’t benefit from superb smoothness and accuracy akin to much stiffer shafts?
Why is the Tour AD DI So Popular?
The Tour AD DI feels fast even if you don’t swing fast.
It feels fluid through transition and through the ball so you don’t waste a drop of swing speed energy.
And my numbers were the proof. During testing, my smash factor stayed between the 1.3 and 1.4 range.
So I would reckon that part of what makes this shaft so popular is its uncanny ability to transfer swing energy into the ball