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.

How Does the Veylix Alpina 573 Perform?

Because the Veylix Alpina 573 is a counter-balanced shaft, you can expect increased swing speed.

That’s what we experienced in our test session. It seems the Veylix Alpina 573 was actually built for speed because it’s so light and agile. So swing speed and smash factor are no problems for this shaft. The problem we were having was with sidespin.

Sidespin was a bit out of control with this shaft. While some of the spin can be pinned on how we were swinging this shaft (most of us simply aren’t used to swinging such a light shaft), it’s only natural that a shaft of this substance would produce high spin numbers. In general, the spin figures stayed in the 2600 – 2800 RPM range. However, the spin didn’t do much to hamper carry distance. We were averaging 257.3 yards of carry after three swings each.

The Veylix Alpina 573 definitely rewards a moderate transition tempo. That’s when it feels the best and that’s when you don’t lose any control. If you have an aggressive tempo, you will likely lose the club head more often than not.

Veylix Alpina 573 Shaft Specs

Specs Veylix Alpina 573
Available flexes J1, J2, regular, stiff
Weight 51g, 52.9g, 53.7g, 54.8g
Butt 55
Tip 55, 60
Length 44”

What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

J1 and J2 flex is only for slow swingers in the 50-70 MPH range.

Regular and stiff should fit players in the 71-85 MPH range.

What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

The 51g and 52g versions of the Veylix Alpina 573 shaft would be best for players in the sub 70 MPH swing speed range.

The 53g and 54g versions are better for players in the 71-85 MPH swing speed neighborhood.

Why is it So Good?

The Veylix Alpina 573 is a good shaft if you have a slow to moderate swing speed and a deliberate tempo.

It activates fairly easily and you can feel the smash factor assistance it gives you as a slower swinger.

Veylix Alpina 573 First Impressions

We were very impressed with the beautiful finish on this shaft.

It immediately commands attention but there isn’t so much going on that it distracts you at address.

Key Features & Performance

The Veylix Alpina 573 is made entirely of 40-ton carbon fiber.

This gives it a stouter profile than you would expect from a 54g shaft. The Veylix Alpina 573 produces high launch as well – although we can’t confirm that as a direct result of the 40-ton carbon fiber construction.

Veylix Alpina 573 Driver Review

The Veylix Alpina 573 works very well with larger, game improvement driver heads. It’s a great driver shaft for beginners as well.

Veylix Alpina 573 Fairway Wood Review

On the fairway the Veylix Alpina 573 continued to produce high spin rates. Our 3-wood was spinning more like a 5-wood.

Veylix Alpina 573 Pros & Cons


  • Good stopping power
  • Easy launch
  • Good for slow swing speeds
  • Good for beginners
  • Looks fantastic


  • It’s expensive
  • Excessively spin rates

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who Should Buy it?

The best type of players we can think of for the Veylix Alpina 573 are beginner players.

If you start with this shaft as a new player, you will see club head speed and smash factor closer to intermediate levels.

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