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SHAFT REVIEW! – RT Technologies Zeus LT Shaft

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RT Technologies Shaft Review

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Congrats to DL!  You are the winner of this RT Technologies Zues LT Shaft. You lucky dog.

Introduction

One of the best things about writing for MyGolfSpy is that I’m usually one of the first to know about awesome new products, and I get to share them with you, the readers.  Sometimes, however, it’s a reader who introduces me to something awesome.  Such is the case with RT Technologies shafts: I had never heard of them until MGS forum legend JMiller posted about them.

What makes RT Technologies special? The “RT” stands for “rigorously tested” and they mean it: every shaft that is sent out is within 2 CPM from shaft to shaft and within 1 CPM in a 360* rotation (meaning it won’t feel or play differently if you change the orientation in your adjustable driver).  It’s also a company that has had tour validation: 3 majors and 22 total tour titles plus hundreds of top 5 and top 10 finishes.

Intrigued?  I’d sure hope so.

RT Technologies Shaft Review

Notes, Feel, Price, and Miscellaneous

The shaft that I tested is the Zeus LT Tour Prototype.  It weighs in at 68 grams, is offered in stiff and x-flex, and has a torque rating of 3.2.  It has a mid/high bend or kickpoint and is billed as a low spin shaft.  RT Technologies does offer a family of other models in various weights and profiles which you can see on their website.

Aesthetically, the Zeus is a bit bland.  There’s a shiny burnt orange section near the grip that fades into a chrome/silver color.  The logo is fairly minimal, and it can be easily hidden as it doesn’t wrap around the shaft.  This focus on performance over paint will sorely disappoint the parking lot pros.

When it comes to feel, the Zeus is unlike any low spin shaft I’ve tested…and I’ve tried some good ones.  Low spin shafts tend to feel boardy.  The very best steer clear of feeling like a telephone pole, but they rarely have much kick.  The RT Zeus, however, kicks like a mule.  It’s not a torque-y, “whippy” feel whatsoever, just a really nice, stable kick.  Obviously this is subjective, but I think the Zeus LT is the best feeling low spin shaft out there.

The Zeus retails through the RT Technologies website for $220.

RT Technologies Shaft Review

Performance

For the Performance testing, I pitted the RT Technologies Zeus against the Fujikura Motore Speeder 6.2 Tour Spec, both in a Callaway RAZR Fit 10.5 head on a FlightScope X2 launch monitor.  Since these shots were all hit outdoors with FlightScope, there is no longer a need to divide to performance into Launch Monitor and Real World: these are real world results measured by the best launch monitor technology.  I hit 10 “good” shots with each shaft, changing frequently so that fatigue was not an issue, nor did I get grooved with one shaft to the detriment of fairness.  I went through this process three times and averaged the sets of data.

RT Technologies Shaft Review

DATA

ANALYSIS

As you can see from the data, the RT Technologies Zeus went toe –to-toe with one of the hottest shafts on the market and held its own in every category.  The thing that remains shocking to me is how different it feels compared to the 6.2 Tour Spec.  The 6.2 TS is often regarded of as a boardy, low spin shaft, while the Zeus LT is anything but.  Based on feel, you would never think that these two shafts would produce comparable numbers, but they did.

The best thing about the Zeus LT, for my swing, is that I felt like I could go after the ball without fear of it flying 3 miles left.  Without fear of the hook, I didn’t hit the giant block.  This confidence is reflected in the outstanding accuracy number that the Zeus LT produced.

RT Technologies Shaft Review

Conclusion

While I can’t guarantee that it will stay there, I can say that for right now, the RT Technologies Zeus LT is in the bag.  That’s saying a lot when you consider the amount of different shafts I’ve had the opportunity to use over the last year.  There’s simply nothing the Zeus LT doesn’t offer: it keeps the spin low, the ball stays in the fairway, and the feel is great.  I have tried plenty of shafts that can do two of those, but this is one of the few that offers all three in spades.  Though you definitely won’t find them in your local big box, go yourself a favor and track down a qualified fitter who stocks RT Technologies the next time you’re looking to upgrade your bag.  I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

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Post a comment below telling us what YOU would name a shaft if you designed the next hot shaft in golf.  We will select a winner to receive a stiff flex RT Technologies Zeus LT shaft.

{ 112 comments… read them below or add one }

Dustin December 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

Beast Mode!

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hckymeyer December 6, 2012 at 8:20 am

The Hedgehog

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stevenhw8 December 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

Fox Two

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Frank December 6, 2012 at 9:18 am

Since the shaft is rarely the focus of the average (non MGS) golfer I would name my shaft the Silent assassin! the shaft would be dubbed with a rifle and scope graphic.

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volker krajewski December 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

I would name the shaft 1) THOR

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Devon Montoya December 6, 2012 at 10:02 am

I would name a shaft “The Titan” because it sounds like a sweet shaft name

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Brad December 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

Samuel L. Jackson

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Golfer Ryan December 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

Blitz

Since Zeus is God of Thunder and Lightening, it would be a “fitting” choice……

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RP Jacobs II December 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

As always, excellent review! And yep, the reason that I have one in my Superfast TP(though I could definitely use another one as I have one or two other drivers..LOL), is because of a conversation I had with JMiller( Hey Bro, everytime I swing my Fg iron, you’re in my thoughts..:-)). This shaft is all that & then some! Top notch!

My name contribution: The DEEP, as in takin it deep, which this shaft does.

Thanx for the review

Fairways & Greens 4ever

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Brian December 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

RT Technologies “Bravo Zulu”

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Ice December 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

I’d name my shaft the Ice Breaker. It would break the ice between you and your playing partners on the first tee, because yor drive would look so good.

An unfortunate second meaning could be someone using the shaft to break me :(

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Seth December 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

Reign

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ms1195 December 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

Rob Schneider cause this thing bombs every time.

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Ben S December 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

Optimus Prime or
PLPS- “perfect launch perfect spin”

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Wannabegolfer67 December 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

Sticking with the Zeus theme..I’d name it “lightning rod”

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Greg December 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

El Kabong!

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Bigtmatdaddy December 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

All of the RT family of shafts are very good and maintain the very highest level of consistancy.
I have personally witnessed the owner checking these shafts one by one when they arrive from the factory. If it’s not right, it goes back, no questions asked. The hybrid shaft might be the most accurate hybrid shaft ever made and is gamed by a lot of tour pros out there today. But, due to contractual obligations they remain anonymous.

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Bigtmatdaddy December 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

As far as a name
“PERFECTION”
That pretty well descibes it.
Or
“RT RG3 PRO”
I kind of like it.

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Brandon Kerr December 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

The Stiffie

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Torre December 6, 2012 at 11:09 am

I think if I designed a shaft, I would call it THUNDER.

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Jeff December 6, 2012 at 11:12 am

Here are a few: Harpoon, outlaw, focus, javelin, ripper, bulldog and firebolt

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Kayvon December 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

Bad mother…
[shut your mouth]
But I’m talking bout Shaft.

Or maybe just Sex Machine.

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luke-donald-duck December 6, 2012 at 11:26 am

Just cause it would be so awesome, I’d name my shaft the “Magnus”.

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Dan Walker December 6, 2012 at 11:31 am

Kaboom or whaaaat.

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Will December 6, 2012 at 11:34 am

I’d name it the Albatross.

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Chuck Stopani December 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

A LUNGO the shaft of love.

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Drew December 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

I would call it. “The One”.

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David Mc December 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

My shaft range name is Joule. A premium golf shaft should transfer maximum golfer energy to the golf ball.
P.S. RT missed an opportunity as the website is devoid of any product information!

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Barbajo December 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Mr. Roundtree, or Thunderstick!

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RP Jacobs II December 7, 2012 at 5:55 am

I can see Thunderstruck, but Dude, Mr Roundtree? What the hell? LMAO

Hope you’re havin a good pre-Holiday season

:-)

Fairways & Greens 4ever

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James Hamilton December 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I would call it the slingshot express or the blastasticalamazingsuperduperuglystickwithbeautyresults.

I might just settle with beauties beast!

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Chris December 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm

The Tomahawk. Your ball will take off from the tee box like a missle!
It would be a long hitting, low launch, low spin shaft just like the Tomahawk Missle.
Definition of the Tomahawk Missle.
The Tomahawk is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile. Introduced by General Dynamics in the 1970s, it was designed as a medium- to long-range, low-altitude missile that could be launched from a surface platform.

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George Byrnes December 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm

IDT2

“I do this; it does that.” The number should be a superscript 2 for “squared”

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Shaft Naming Pro December 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Major (weights or flexes denoted with icons such as trophys from the four majors)

Royal Energy & Ancient Power (the REAPer)

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Paul S December 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Zeus themed? The Lightning Rod

Really though, let’s just face the facts and call it Aaron Rodgers if it really is as accurate as they say it is.

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Matt W December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm

THUNDERBOLT or KRONOS

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Sven Hallauer December 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I’d call the next shaft Thor, after the norse god of thunder.

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finalist December 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Monkey Flex

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joet December 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Odysseus. The walk up to that bombed drive in the fairway would be a long one. And it’s in keeping with the Greek theme.

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finalist December 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

The Love Shaft …red ion plated that fades to white of course.

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Tim December 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Poptropica

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Tim December 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Or maybe Comet, Starling,

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David Landig December 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Deep Space………

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Kip December 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

iphone 6…

or maybe Zeus 2013 so you can keep the cool name and update the version.

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Ivo December 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Athena – she is beautiful and she plays with my balls

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Mark December 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Way Out Yonder

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Christian Furu December 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Stick to the “god theme” but move to Norse mythology. Lots of strong names.

1. Jormungandr – (Midgard Serpent) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6rmungandr
I can see some cool graphics for that shaft :)

2. Ragnarok – (the end of the world, and new beginning) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar%C3%B6k

3. Yggdrasil – (central in Norse mythology) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yggdrasil

And you’ve got Aegir, Heimdall, Balder, Tyr, Loki +++. Someone really needs to use Norse in golf products and shafts are perfect :)

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RP Jacobs II December 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

Ya obviously put some though into this. Nice choices!

Fairways & Greens 4ever

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AJ December 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

HALO

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Trebuchet December 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Chakra (With up to 7 options for variants and marketing spins for each)

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Chuck Lovenguth December 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I would definitely consider naming the shaft Mjolnir.
Mjolnir was the name of Thor’s Hammer of the Gods.

Quite fitting, don’tcha think?

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Travis December 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

CONDOR

Flies fast and far.

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manbearpig December 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm

RocketShaftz

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Wannabegolfer67 December 7, 2012 at 8:21 am

LOL!!! TM probably already owns the rights the that one!!

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ninetails December 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Sniper

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Jgolf December 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Keep it simple and let the tech speak for itself remains my guiding principle. I’d coin it simply A1 (or something that while simple creates a similar premium mind set)

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jay hall December 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

lightening rod

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Ron Forest December 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm

The Master

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obo December 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Name for a shaft… Hyper 9
Thanks for the review.

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Super Tuna December 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Washi
(Japanese for Eagle. Snappy feeling shafts designed for long carries on warm summer golfing days)

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mike December 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Gad-Zeus

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Steve Pitts December 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Rolling Thunder

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Steve Sales December 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Greg has the best one. El Kabong. That Quickdraw McGraw was one smart horse eh Greg?

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Joe December 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I’d call the shaft “Samurai Sword”.
Just recently watched that Kill Bill movie again, and Uma Thurman really wreaked havoc with that specially made sword.
This review sounds great. This shaft sounds like what many of us are looking for.

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bradylybbert December 7, 2012 at 12:05 am

kamikazie

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john December 7, 2012 at 12:32 am

as most golf products are usually well researched before being named, i am thinking nirvanna would be a good name,

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ron jmes December 7, 2012 at 1:40 am

the ultimate -the pinnacle of shafts

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Christian Haas December 7, 2012 at 2:47 am

Long don (in Silver)

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lambo December 7, 2012 at 4:18 am

Long Dong!

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RAT December 7, 2012 at 5:50 am

THUNDERSTRUCK

THUNDERSTICK

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Denver December 7, 2012 at 6:08 am

REDRUM

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Crow December 7, 2012 at 6:52 am

Slingblade

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Pete W December 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

Real simple…..BOOM STICK

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Justin December 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

Add “Tour Spec” to any of the above and you got a winner!

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Tider992010 December 7, 2012 at 8:56 am

Military Term: Bravo Zulu means ‘Well Done’.

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Damon December 7, 2012 at 9:04 am

Nice review. I’ve never really considered these shafts, but would now especially understanding about the great quality control. I do have a couple of questions.

I was recently fit by Bridgestone Golf at one of their outdoor ball fittings. I was measured at 107 MPH swing speed, 155 mph ball speed, 12.5* launch. Spin was in the 2350 range. According to their launch monitor, I was hitting the ball about 265 yards total, and with perfect launch parameters could see 273 yards.

On the course, I see anywhere from 250 – 275 yards with the driver. I have the occasional 290 – 300 yard drive when the stars/moon/hard fairways align.

According to your Flightscope, you have similar launch characteristics to me, but were seeing 290+ yards. Just curious if you see that type of performance on the course. I keep feeling that I am not getting the most out of my driver. Thanks!

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GolfSpy Matt December 7, 2012 at 9:17 am

Part of that disparity is the roll, I would expect. I never tweaked my FlightScope settings, so the software assumes the ground is “hard” and so it gets a lot of roll. If I made the ground “soft” the numbers would be different.

What I see on the course depends on the ground conditions and how well I’m hitting it. These numbers are really good for me.

Best,

Matt

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Damon December 7, 2012 at 9:27 am

Thanks for quick reply – makes sense.

For future reviews, maybe break out the distance into Carry, Roll, Total?

I think depending on the situation, course, weather, etc – these are good numbers to know. Two shafts might get to similar distances, but via different ways.

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Jeff March 21, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Matt-
I know this review is old but I have a similar swing characteristics to yours, have you found a shaft that beats this shaft? I am intrigued by the Fujikura Motore Speeder 757 and Pro Series Tour Spec coming out but wanted to see if you continued to like this shaft.
Thanks.

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StephenH December 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

“Walk Softly”

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KenS December 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

I would call it the “Blow Tourch”

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Ray December 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Since someone already took Mjolnir I will go with “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” for comedy and for a technical name S.L.O.T. Super Launch Optimum Trajectory.

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Ray December 7, 2012 at 1:02 pm

One More. SlingShot

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Andy G December 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Nuked

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Chris P December 7, 2012 at 6:11 pm

The “Hubble” because you’ll need a telescope to see where your ball landed.

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kevin December 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

i’d name it SweatLou

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Hans December 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Major TOM ( tough old mother)

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bullwinkle December 8, 2012 at 1:21 am

Fastest and most accurate Striking snake in the World is the Black Mamba which seems really appropriate.

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Joey davis December 8, 2012 at 2:36 am

I would call it “Oblivion”

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Mstod December 8, 2012 at 9:50 am

Light, and snappy. The Bull Whip.

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Scott December 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

OUTLAW PLAIN AND SIMPLE

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Scott December 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

“MONEY MAKER”!

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RADAR December 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

The shaft would be ” EVOLUTION” …….Radar

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DL December 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

The Frozen Rope.

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Keith Hanna December 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

The FuBaR

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Jpr December 9, 2012 at 12:12 am

Prove it

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John December 9, 2012 at 6:44 am

How about “ForShow”?

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Logan Jones December 9, 2012 at 7:37 am

Shankers Delight Proto Lt 1567446387.1

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g5robo December 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

“Major Kong” from dr. strangelove

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Juno December 9, 2012 at 9:46 pm

H. Hanzo Shafts; simple chrome shaft with bold red ink splatter pattern near the end of the grip and black japanese kanji going down the spine that says(translated) “That really was a Hattori Hanzo sword”

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jmiller065 December 10, 2012 at 6:14 am

I just now got around to reading the review and sort of had to chuckle that I’m a “forum legend”. I am happy to see that this preformed well for you and you loved the feel. I think i compared most other low spin shaft to feeling a lot like a PX iron shaft and the RT Technologies line up to feel more like a KBS type of shaft. Any one that likes the KBS feel should at least try the shaft out. If you have issues with finding one to buy I can help, contact me via PM on the forums.

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RP Jacobs II December 11, 2012 at 8:43 am

Hey Dude, Thanx for jumpin on. And the legend lives on :-) . Anyway, yea though I got the Midas in my TMaG T Spoon(versus hybrid) and my shaft is cut 1/2″ short of standard, it’s an unbelievable shaft. Really, if ya offered me either the Zeus or Midas, I’d take the Midas, cuz it is one great shaft.

The Best to ya Bro

Fairways & Greens 4ever

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Matt haldeman December 10, 2012 at 8:01 am

JeZeus

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JBones December 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

Ball Buster. It busts the balls off the tee, so you can busts your buddies balls when you’re 30yds past them.

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Golfer Burnz December 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm

HumDinger

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BJB December 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Cool looking shaft.

My name…gotta go with Hefe! (BOSS if you dont speak spanish)

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jmiller065 December 11, 2012 at 7:08 am

Actually it’s Jefe (Boss) in Spanish, J is pronounced like an H :)

Given the RT Technologies website is under going maintenance currently. So here is the info for contacting someone that can sell you RT Shafts… BTW The Midas Hybrid shaft is the shaft that has won everything on tour.

Name: Jim Smiley
E-Mail: [email protected]
Title: RT Technologies Distributor / Certified Master fitter & builder

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Meex Jnr December 17, 2012 at 1:41 am

“The Anhialator 3000″

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theoriginalshank December 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm

The “B-52″. As in bomber. Maybe the beginning of a line of shafts named after bombers..

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bobby barnes April 1, 2013 at 8:55 am

REWRITE: “RAGING CAJUN”

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Cliff June 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Spike

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bobby barnes June 26, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I CALL MY ZEUS LT TOUR SHAFT “LOUISIANA LIGHTNING”

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