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Graphite Design Tour AD DI (Deep Impact) Golf Shaft
I. Who is the Graphite Design Tour AD DI Golf Shaft For:
This golf shaft is for the player who is seeking a premium quality High-launching low-spin shaft with the ultra smooth “glassy” feel that has become uniquely intertwined with Graphite Design’s Tour AD brand. This golf shaft fits into the hands of players who have smooth tempos, a mid release, moderate swing speeds, desire a higher launching bend profile, ultra low spin rates, want to be able to get maximum carry distance, and get fantastic roll out! This shaft has fit phenomenally into many PGA Tour, NCAA, and competitive high-school golfers, and those who know and love the signature feel of a Graphite Design golf shaft!
II. What Do I Need to Know About the Graphite Design Tour AD DI Golf Shaft:
Far and away the most popular golf shaft EVER made! While some might point out that the original Fujikura Speeder 757 was the first true premium golf shaft and Mitsubishi’s Blueboard and Whiteboard shafts the first to achieve cult following, the Graphite Design Tour AD DI is still actively competing in the market and breaking sales records to the day with no end in site! A lot of this is due impart to the fact that the DI’s bend profile fits 80 percent of golf swings and has that amazing Graphite Design feel and engineered performance designed to maximize carry distance! This is accomplished by promoting a higher launch angle and a low spin tip section. The Graphite Design Tour AD DI golf shaft is made of a premium proprietary 50-ton Nanoalloy graphite material that has given the Graphite Design Tour AD DI family its unique and signature feel! The bend profile is one where players will feel the shaft flex in the mid section, promoting a high launch angle great for maximizing carry distance, and the stiff tip section will help promote an ultra low ball spin effect for straighter drives, amazing feedback, stability on off-centered shots, and extra roll out on the fairway!
What sets this shaft apart from others is that it falls into the same category of shafts (high-launch, low-spin) is the ultra smooth feel that is unique to the Graphite Design Tour AD brand and effortless kick that occurs through impact, and that it has one of the most stable low-spinning tip sections of many premium level golf shaft manufacturers.
Player Profile: Tempo: smooth, Transition: moderate, Release: mid, Swing Speed: Moderate, Trajectory: high, Spin: low.
III. Other Golf Shafts to Compare to the Graphite Design Tour AD DI Golf Shaft:
-Graphite Design Tour AD TP
-Mitsubishi Fubuki J
-Oban Kiyoshi Purple
IV. Additional Information About the Graphite Design Tour AD DI Golf Shaft:
This orange shaft (also comes in black) was brought to iconic levels in 2010 after Tiger Woods began playing it along with many other PGA tour players following suit. However, this shaft is not just for touring pros. The mid section bend profile and ultra stable low-spin tip section promotes a piercing and towering ball flight that maximizes carry distance and the majority of golfers will benefit from. The DI has a very smooth “bullwhip” like load and release to it, which makes for effortless drives. Players with relatively moderate tempos looking to maximize their carry distance will benefit immensely from the Graphite Design Tour AD DI! A couple other golf shaft to seriously consider is the new Graphite Design Tour AD TP, which is considered a slightly “tighter” version of the DI, The Mitsubishi Fubuki J, which is a counterbalanced high launch low spin shaft that actually has two kick-points and tungsten mesh for stability, and the Oban Kiyoshi Purple, which is a slightly heavier more stable version of the DI.
General Swing Speed Recommendation: Regular (R1): 86-95mph, Stiff-Regular (SR): 92-98mph, Stiff (S): 96-105mph, X-Stiff (X): 105+mph,
If you love the uniquely smooth feel and high performance of Graphite Design golf shafts and want to maximize the carry distance on your drives, this is the shaft for you!
I had demoed various shafts for different drivers trying to hone in the right shaft for my swing. The 2 I had settled on were the Ventus Blue Velocore 6S and the Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6S. I had previously used the GD shaft on a few drivers so I knew what it would feel like, but wanted to try it in different driver heads. The Ventus was amazing, really tightened up my dispersion and I could feel the driver head wherever it was on my backswing and downswing. In the end, I chose the GD DI 6S because it felt a tad softer in the middle so I can feel the torque a bit more, and it gave me a slightly higher launch. Combine that with my Mizuno STZ-220 driver, and I get a few more yards of carry, plus a bit of roll due to the lower spin component of the shaft and driver combo. The people at Shaft Shaft were nothing short of amazing. They got it dialed down exactly the way I had asked, cut it to my specific length, installed the tip, and shipped it very quickly. I highly recommend them for any of your shaft needs. They will not disappoint. Joe Navejas on 9th Oct 2022
I tried 4 different rental shafts and this one worked the best for me. I am 77 and have a total back fusion. Could not play for 18 months. Started back playing 2 months ago and shot 78 today. Even though it was from the "old man tees" you still have top get the ball in the hole. I highly recommend their shaft rental program. Phil was a great help in suggesting what shafts for me to try. I picked up 15+ yards that I had lost since the back surgery and had great dispersion. Lanny King on 12th Jun 2020
Today, I finally shot even par 72. The AD DI 6x is a great fit for my swing. My new shaft gives me better control off the tee. Now, I'am consistently hitting more fairways. Thanks ShaftShack for offerring the demo option to test shafts prior to purchase. danaja14215 on 9th Jun 2017
I never knew a premium shaft could make such a difference. The ball explodes off my M2 much more than with the stock Fujikura shaft. For all those aged egos that can't make the transition from stiff to regular, the Stiff Regular (SR) in this DI-6 is a must try. I am so impressed with this shaft that I am looking to replace all my fairways and hybrids with the GD DI-6. You will not be disappointed in this shaft.
the guys at Shaft Shack were very helpful in my decision and their service was perfect. Thanks! J T Lofton on 6th Oct 2016