I got the R1 as a birthday gift a few weeks back with the stock Aldila Phenom 55 g stiff... more like a wet noodle than anything else. The sound was horrible from this driver head IMO, but the ball really goes!
I have played a retail Aldila RIP Alpha 70 XX for around 2 years, my gamer shaft. I pulled the R11 tip from the gamer myself, swapped it with an R1 tip from Dallas Golf and a few days later I made the trip down to Sellingers Power Golf in Roanoke for last bits of my planned overhaul. Last step in the plan was to have them hot melt the head to dull the sound. They added 2g to the inside center of the crown.
My gamer shaft finally gave up the ghost after around 20 swings. 298 average with a handful out to 315. I had pulled it 3 times before this, and bought it as a pull, so I guess it's had a full life as shafts go.
Absolutely gutted me seeing that shaft break. Since there is only one way to cure this ill... on its way from the tour van is an Aldila RIP Phenom 70 Tour X NL. Any experience with this shaft folks?