What makes a $400 shaft any better than a $50-$60 dollar shaft? Are the tolerances in the specifications that much better? If I were to have a less expensive shaft “pured” wouldn’t that in essence make it as good as the more expensive shaft?
I’ll admit I have a couple of the $899 Matrix shafts that came out around 10 years ago. I’ve used them in several heads over the years, and done lots of launch monitor testing. Yes, it does perform better. For me, that was about 2 yards better on average. And it feels great too. Probably my favorite ever shaft, #2 being a Fujikura SIX.
I’ve also found plenty of sub $50 shafts that get close enough to the $899 Matrix in performance and feel.