Graphite Design Tour AD DI (Deep Impact) performance shaft was launched in 2010 in orange/white and is available now also in black/white color scheme.
The Tour AD DI is designed to provide more power and stability. The Tour AD DI, manufactured exclusively at Graphite Design Japan, has been integrated with Toray Company’s new Nanomaterial technology in the tip section of the shaft. This unique technology allows the player to create an epic IMPACT on ball speed while still providing exceptional feel and control.
The mid bend profile of the Tour AD DI allows the player to load the shaft properly, yet maintains a firm enough tip section through IMPACT producing optimal spin and launch conditions. Result, the Graphite Design Tour AD DI will deliver players to the next level in shaft performance and impress an epic IMPACT on your game!
Adam Scott won the 2013 Masters playing this shaft in his driver and Tiger Woods has been using it for about two years now. Stacy Lewis is now using it. On any given week, there are 10 to 12 in play on the PGA tour. There is nothing like PGA Tour success to draw attention to a driver golf shaft.
Looking at the EI with the aid of a linear regression line we would see a shaft with a stiff butt and tip compared to the mid. A popular profile that is reminiscent of the Diamana Blue Board.
The Shaft Stiffness Profile chart is a comparison of the 60X version of the GD Tour AD DI and Diamana Blue Board shafts. Now we see that #1 and #2 are playing the same profile. As I watched the charts form during measuring the Graphite Design TourAD DI, my thoughts went to the many times I have heard Kim Braly describe the KBS Tour golf shafts as the perfect whip, consistently losing stiffness, with no bumps along the way.
That is the perfect description of the Graphite Design Tour AD DI Golf Shaft.
A smooth release of energy with a stiff tip to control the presentation of the head to the ball late in the swing.
I believe we are seeing a shaft that will present the head tilted upward, perhaps creating launch while controlling spin. For those of us with a negative angle of attack, this radical change in stiffness 17″ from the tip may just do that.
The verdict: The Graphite Design Tour AD is a premium shaft. The MSRP is $500, street price is $380. The torque ascends smoothly from tip to butt. The linear profiles are some of the smoothest I have ever seen. Craftmanship of this shaft is excellent. A true luxury ride for the golfer looking to play the best of the best.
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