I just recently built a set of shafts with Rifle Tour Flighted 5.0 shafts and after a couple of rounds, I am a believer.
I have to admit that I was a little skeptical at first. Royal Precision promised “more efficient” energy transfer and soft feel. At the same time, the long irons were supposed to fly higher and the short irons a little lower.
Sounded too good to be true. But I don’t it is. The shafts on my other set are Dynalite Gold w Sensicore. I liked the Sensicore because of the dampening effect on off-center hits. I am sure that I am hitting just as many off center as with my old set; I don’t feel them any more than I did with the Sensicore.
As for ball flight, the promise also holds true. I always hit my long irons a little too low, and my short irons way too high. Both tendencies have, to a certain extent, corrected themselves.
The other advantage of the Rifles is that they are properly balanced. The clubs did not require any additional weighting or other trickery to bring them all to a D2 – D2.5 swingweight.
All, in all, a good thing.