LA Golf OLYSS Prototype Shafts

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Some THPers will have this new shaft in hand and this thread will be for their thoughts, pictures and reviews. This shaft is now in the bags of a handful of players on tour.
 

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First look OLYSS

First look OLYSS

From Oly regarding this shaft: "Another prototype we’ve testing has been put in play by Jason Dufner. Since putting this shaft in play, his driving distance and accuracy have increased tremendously. He lead the field in driving accuracy at the Memorial and was 3rd in accuracy at the US Open, hitting 82% of the fairways in a tight Open setup. This new shaft, code named OLYSS (OLY Signature Series, ‘Oly’ is my industry nickname), is a mid/low launch, low spin product. It has a straight taper profile from the very butt end down to the tip, to provide exceptional feel. In short: OLYSS (offered in 75-S, 75-X, 65-R, 65-S, 65-X, 55-R, 55-S) – mid launch, low spin, softer feel."


I plan on putting this shaft into my Epic Flash. I have been playing the HZRDUS Smoke 70g 6.5 and find this shaft to be a little soft at times, so it will be interesting to see how this one performs against the Smoke. The Smoke is still a very low/low shaft, so hopefully I can see a mid launch and flat trajectory out of the OLYSS.
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Yep - it has this going on too - so that should help. :)
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The graphics are very conservative and black all the way until about midway trough the labeling where it turns slightly clear and you can see the graphite weave. Classic look!!
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Really looking forward to your feedback
 

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Looks like those are formulas for shaft engineering. I have no idea the exact meaning but I could give a good guess..? Sounds like an email question for John.


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This shaft is going to look in the Cobra F9 Avalanche head
 

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Not gonna lie I’m kind of jealous you got yours already haha.
 

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This shaft is going to look in the Cobra F9 Avalanche head
It’s going to look even better in the Yellow F9 head!


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The graphics look familiar but really awesome. Excited to see how it shapes up to the smoke
 

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The graphics look familiar but really awesome. Excited to see how it shapes up to the smoke
I like the red LAGP logo standing out by itself from a distance. Very cool logo IMO. Im going to start watching for these on tour.
 

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Adapter installed. I will get a grip on it today and then maybe get out tomorrow to see how she performs.



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Adapter installed. I will get a grip on it today and then maybe get out tomorrow to see how she performs.



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Nice!! I’m hoping to get out there tomorrow too or Wednesday.


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What did you guys do for tip trimming?
 

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LA Golf OLYSS Prototype Shafts

What did you guys do for tip trimming?
Oly recommended no tip trimming for me, so I am following his advice.


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Another pic, just because I dig their logo.


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Grip installed. Now can I wait until tomorrow to hit it?


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That color combo with the grip is
 

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That color combo with the grip is
That's just the grip I use on my Epic Flash, but it did turn out looking AWESOME! I may have to skip the gym today and hit the range :)
 

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Well I can’t find anywhere local that sells a two part epoxy gun so I ordered another Golfworks epoxy with a plunger. Puts my build time to Thursday and my first swing on Friday. I’m glad I get to play on Saturday for this shafts maiden voyage!


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Well I can’t find anywhere local that sells a two part epoxy gun so I ordered another Golfworks epoxy with a plunger. Puts my build time to Thursday and my first swing on Friday. I’m glad I get to play on Saturday for this shafts maiden voyage!


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IF it makes you feel any better at all- the local shops that assured me a few weeks back that they had a cobra adapter in stock are now all out of them. ETA for adapter = Thursday for me-- knew I should have ordered ahead of time but was assured... "we'll have em"
 

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IF it makes you feel any better at all- the local shops that assured me a few weeks back that they had a cobra adapter in stock are now all out of them. ETA for adapter = Thursday for me-- knew I should have ordered ahead of time but was assured... "we'll have em"
Let me know if that falls through and I’ll send one your way ASAP.


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Oh yeah!!!! This shaft is gorgeous. Love the visible carbon that fades to black towards the bottom of the shaft.


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I got an OLYSS 65-S. The description of the OLYSS sounded like it was in my wheel house for recent shafts I’ve been fit into. I’ve had a few tweaks that woke my swing up and I’ve been working on increasing my clubhead speed so 60g in a stiffer profile should suit me nicely.


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Oh, hello now. Another LA Shafts review? Nice. Looking forward to feedback on both of these.

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Oh, hello now. Another LA Shafts review? Nice. Looking forward to feedback on both of these.

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I believe there are 3-4 of us that will be reviewing this particular LA Golf Shaft. I forgot who is reviewing the Byson Protos.


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LA Golf OLYSS Prototype Shafts

I received the OLYSS 65S

Mid Launch/Low Spin/Softer Feel



Logo freaking down baby!!!





More From Oly:

Roberto Diaz put an OLYSS 65 Tour X in play last week at the Travelers. He finished tied for 8th for his first top ten ever (in a full field event – had a T10 in Puerto Rico last fall). He hit 84% of the fairways in the event. His average going into the week was 66%.


Towel is wicked soft and high quality and the poker chips are high end as well
 
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