POWAY, Calif. – The hottest new shaft on Tour has been turning heads with four wins already in PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and European PGA Tour events. Aldila is now launching their new VooDoo shaft featuring S-core Technology™ through leading manufacturers and distributors worldwide. The VooDoo will be included in several major manufacturer's club introductions this fall. In addition, shipments will begin Sept. 1 through Aldila's distribution network to leading club builders.
What sets the VooDoo apart from other shafts is its patent pending S-core, or stabilized core, Technology designed to increase distance and provide outstanding accuracy with each swing. The real "magic" of the VooDoo is the high modulus carbon stabilization rib running the length of the shaft.
"Our S-core Technology dramatically stabilizes the shaft's cross-section through the use of an internal carbon-fiber rib system," said John Oldenburg, Aldila's Vice President of Engineering. "The innovative rib structure increases hoop strength/stiffness so much that it is 80 percent greater than conventional graphite, and up to 60 percent greater than competitors' attempts at cross sectional stabilization."
According to Oldenburg, the increased stability allows the VooDoo to better resist shaft ovaling and deformation during the swing, which maximizes energy transfer to the ball and yields unparalleled distance and accuracy. And because the shaft's symmetry is maintained throughout the swing, it loads and unloads more consistently, enabling you to more reliably deliver the club head to the ball every swing.
"As a result more energy is stored in pure bending and released to the ball at impact which leads to greater ball speed, Oldenburg said. "With the cross section deformation reduced, the shaft remains more circular and therefore symmetrical during the swing eliminating dynamic stiffness variations around the shaft and delivering phenomenal consistency swing after swing."
"Since the VooDoo's introduction on Tour players have provided us with amazing feedback," said Mike Rossi, Aldila's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "After trying the VooDoo, both Stuart Appleby and Boo Weekley changed all their woods to the VooDoo shaft. Although we have only had it out on Tour for a short time, the VooDoo has recorded four wins, which is the ultimate validation of our new patent pending technology."
Aldila has the unique ability to define the intangibles of the game of golf. To translate numbers into theory, theory into practice, and practice into perfection. They do the experimenting so you don't have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?
Aldila is publicly traded on NASDAQ with the symbol ALDA. Aldila was the leading graphite shaft manufacturer for new drivers, fairway woods and hybrid clubs for 2007 according to the Darrell Survey U.S. National Consumer Survey. For more information on the VooDoo™, DVS™, MOI Proto™, VS Proto™, and NV™ shafts, visit their Web site at www.aldila.com.