Review: Talamonti Light 55 Shaft
“Light Done Right” is evident on the course. While this shaft is lighter, it is not over the top. It has a great balance point that doesn’t throw your swing completely off because of the weight difference. Immediately the ball flight is noticably good; it is a quick rise off the face with a flat, mid trajectory that descends gradually to the ground. It is very similar to the Talamonti PD-70 shaft, yet almost 20 grams lighter. It also appeared to offer fairly low spin rates due to the ample roll out and lack of side spin. This is the rarest feature in a lightweight shaft.
But what sets all Talamonti shafts apart from their competitors is the dispersion. Phil continues to design shafts that are as tight as any I have played. I have confidence when I put a Talamonti shaft in my club that I will find the fairway the majority of the time. This one was no different. While a bad swing will alway produce bad results, it seemed like marginal swings still found the targeted area. While in previous shaft lines he had special shaft orientation installation instructions, because of the adjustable hosels, there isn’t really the same need for that.
The feel of the Light 55 is very smooth with a controled release. It didn’t feel loose or have a strong kick, just a consistent feeling from takeaway to follow through.
Finally a lightweight shaft that is has lower spin, mid launch, tight dispersion and excellent feel. Phil Talamonti really knows how to make a great shaft. While you can’t just walk into any golf store and demo one of these shafts, I don’t think you will be disappointed with a Talamonti shaft. Give him a call/email, he will work with you to get you in the best fitting shaft for your swing, it might just be the Talamonti Light 55; it is “Light Done Right”
For more information: www.talamontishafts.com
–A little higher cost for this shaft