Veylix Alpina 573 Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
Aftermarket shafts tend to be hit or miss.
You don’t really know what you’re going to get from a shaft that hasn’t been vetted by a major golf club manufacturer. Sometimes they are amazing and sometimes they are terrible. It mostly depends on the type of player you are but some aftermarket shafts are simply not built well.
If you are in the market for a lightweight aftermarket driver shaft then you may have come across the Veylix Alpina 573. You may also be understandably apprehensive about pulling the trigger on this shaft. Before you make any decisions, be sure to read our review of the Veylix Alpina 573 shaft.
Veylix Alpina 573 Shaft Overview
There is a lot of apparently advanced technology that went into the Veylix Alpina 573 shaft.
The company says that it is a 100% 40-ton carbon fiber shaft which is what makes this ridiculously lightweight shaft so strong and stable. The Veylix Alpina 573 shaft also bears a plasma vapor finish. The finish actually does look really impressive and you won’t have to worry about any stickers or paint wearing away over the seasons.
But let’s get back to the weight of this shaft. The heaviest version of the Veylix Alpina 573 checks in at just 54.8 grams. 54.8! When we got our hands on this shaft we were blown away at how light this shaft felt in the hands and on the downswing. As you can imagine based on the weight, the Veylix Alpina 573 is a relatively high-torque shaft. The heaviest iteration of the Veylix Alpina 573 has a torque rating of 4.37°.
Overall, this is an active-feeling shaft; but it’s not overly active. The most surprising thing about this 54g shaft is that it actually doesn’t feel noodly. All of the action is confined to the midsection and the transition feels lively without being too wild. That’s not to say that the Veylix Alpina 573 can keep up with a 100+ MPH swing. In fact, we got the distinct impression that it couldn’t during our testing. But it does feel surprisingly stable for being such a light shaft.
Why is the Veylix Alpina 573 So Popular?
Fans of the Veylix Alpina 573 shaft often cite how easy this shaft is to swing.
The Veylix Alpina 573 is also slightly counter-balanced so it works well with larger game improvement driver heads. If you do game a larger GI driver head, you may actually gain some swing speed by using a lightweight, counter-balanced shaft like the Veylix Alpina 573.