New Aerotech SteelFiber FC Shafts
Aerotech SteelFiber FC shafts are the latest in composite shaft innovation by Aerotech. FC stands for "Flight Control" meaning players will experience higher ball flight in their longer irons and mid to low-mid flight in the shorter irons versus the original SteelFiber irons. The original models in the 95 and 110 gram weights have been solid performers on the PGA and Champions Tour. More recently, the lighter weight i70 and i80 models have been making big strides on the LPGA tour. These new shafts will give players the feel of a graphite shaft but the heavier weight and higher launch they desire in their games.
The first two models available are the SteelFiber FC 90 and the SteelFiber FC 115. Both models are available in the parallel tip version (.370") and the CW (constant weight) taper tip (.355") model. Over the next few months, both an 80 gram and 70 gram version will hit the market.
Comparison to original SteelFiber Models
In our static testing, the new FC 90 and FC 115 test out with slightly softer tips and slightly stiffer mid sections than the original i95 and i110. Our testing was done with 6 iron CW shafts. This is true to the Aerotech design which will yield roughly a 5 foot higher apex on a 6 iron for better "drop and stop" into the green than their previous models. The FC 110 will definitely have a lower ball flight than the FC 90.
Quality of the new FC series shafts is better in terms of consistency of weight, stiffness, bend profile and torque than most shafts we test in these weight categories.
If you are looking for an alternative to your heavier steel shafts, or want a little more weight in your current graphite irons with better ball flight, these new irons are just the ticket!