Matrix Ozik Shaft Review


Matrix Shafts has now rebranded as LA Golf Shafts but still bring the best champion approved technology and enhancements to club shafts as before.

The Matrix OZIK shaft hasn’t been around long by golf standards, but since the PGA Tour has started using their shaft in significant numbers, they have earned wide found respect for being a premier golf shaft maker… and the statistics show.

Last updated on September 28, 2020 11:55 pm

In fact, many people may not know this, but Matrix has more PGA tour players in the Top 10 than any other. And, three of the Top Ten players use Matrix shafts. I bolded those two sentences because even I had to take a double-take… impressive.  One would think this stat would belong to a Fujikura or Aldila.  Nope.  Matrix OZIK claims to have more golfers in the Top 10 of the world than any other shaft maker!

Technology consists of three major aspects, Deformation of Energy Analysis, Gradient Energy Flow Design, and Angular Velocity Fulcrum butt design.  Collectively, they make the OZIK what it is today, a solid shaft made for today’s high MOI drivers.

Deformation of Energy Analysis method for evaluating how a shaft construct relates to performance. The technology is deep into physics, or Power = Torque times Angular Velocity, or… speed that mass rotates around an axis.  Matrix thesis is that most shaft are deformed and lost through the shaft’s design.  Not so with Matrix, OZIK.  End result is more energy is transferred at the right time at the right place.  Gradient Energy Flow tip is a design that allows the shaft to be more stable at impact resulting in higher MOI (good thing).  This results in a high launch, lower spin combination that helps the golfer promotes a better launch.  Angular Velocity Fulcrum butt design steals an idea from the Archer in that energy is built in the butt section and releases in the mid section greatly increasing the energy to the clubhead and ball.

The Matrix OZIK XCON, also called X-Axis Control shaft. “This shaft is built for high launch, low spin ball flights” says Matrix and by all counts, they are spot on, take a look at the specs and how the Torque and Launch stays constant throughout the models.

There is very little variety in the Torque and Launch specs.  But for the most part, this is by design.  Matrix has adopted the Higher Launch Lower Torque shaft for a reason.

Two very big thumbs up on the Matrix OZIK.  The pure fact that 3 out of 10 PGA tour players use the shaft, tells me it’s for real.  If you are looking for a high launch, low spin shaft to elevate your game, this is a shaft definitely worth looking at.

Matrix Ozik Shaft

8.5

Design

9.0/10

Quality

9.0/10

Performance

9.0/10

Value

7.0/10

Pros

  • PGA champion approved
  • Cutting edge tech

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Low spin

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