Fujikura Atmos Black Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
The Fujikura Atmos series of shafts has been lauded for its simple fitting.
The differences between the black, red and blue models can be reduced to launch: low, high and mid respectively. But there is more to the story with these shafts.
We know because we have tested all of them. For the following review though, we will be focusing specifically on the Fujikura Atmos Black shaft.
At a glance, it would appear that the Fujikura Atmos Black is the shaft in the Atmos family that is geared towards better players with stronger swings. But is that really the case? Let’s find out.
Fujikura Atmos Black Shaft Overview
The Fujikura Atmos Black has a torque rating of 4.2°.
So right off the bat, this isn’t the stoutest graphite shaft we have ever played; but the torque is still pretty low overall.
The feel of the Fujikura Atmos Black is actually pretty interesting. It has a relatively stiff tip but you still get a clear, modest kick in the midsection.
Another thing to note about the Fujikura Atmos Black is that it has the same butt stiffness profile as the Red and Blue Atmos shafts.
That was one of the main marketing points when these shafts first came out: that the butt profile across all three shafts was identical.
As advertised, the Fujikura Atmos Black shaft launches low. Our launch angles during testing stayed in the 11 – 13 degree range.
The feel is also very stable. Even on really powerful swings there was no whip or twisting. We experienced really acute control over the club head.
While the Fujikura Atmos Black didn’t feel as smooth as say, Ventus shafts, it wasn’t overly boardy.
Why is the Fujikura Atmos Black So Popular?
We think the Fujikura Atmos Black is a popular shaft because it can be gamed by strong swingers; but it doesn’t feel ridiculously heavy.
Even in the 80 gram weight class, the Fujikura Atmos Black feels manageable and fast in the hands.
How Does the Fujikura Atmos Black Perform?
We were very pleased with the launch monitor data we were getting while testing the Fujikura Atmos Black.
The performance was exactly in line with what we were expecting and what we predicted before breaking out the launch monitor.
The shot dispersion was especially pleasing. At no point did the off-line divergence exceed 11 yards. Our average carry distance after three swings apiece was 261.5 yards.
Rollout distance was also exceptional. It wasn’t abnormal for us to get rollouts of 12+ yards. Spin rates were also nice and low.
For the most part they stayed in the 1700 – 1900 RPM range. So it was no wonder we were getting such impressive carries – a low piercing trajectory will always pair well with low spin rates.
So yes, the Fujikura Atmos Black shaft is in fact a great shaft for better players with powerful swings.
You don’t have to swing outside of yourself to get good numbers though. We found that the Fujikura Atmos Black plays long whether you stand on it or reign your swing in a little.
Fujikura Atmos Black Shaft Specs
|Specs||Fujikura Atmos Black|
|Available flexes||Regular, stiff, extra stiff|
|Weight||60, 70 and 80 gram weight classes|
What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The Fujikura Atmos Black shaft comes in regular, stiff and extra stiff flex.
Regular and stiff would be ideal for 80-90 MPH swingers. Extra stiff would be good for 90-95 MPH swingers.
What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The 60g and 70g weight class is more for 85-95 MPH swingers.
Extra stiff should be looked at by anyone swinging their driver faster than 95 MPH.
Why is it So Good?
For us, we loved the Fujikura Atmos Black because it produces really tight shot dispersion.
It will help you control your most powerful swings and help you rip the ball through the heart of the fairway.
Fujikura Atmos Black First Impressions
Our first impression was that the flight was pretty boring.
You can count on straight, low flight pretty much regardless of how you swing.
Key Features & Performance
The overall stiff profile of the Fujikura Atmos Black (except for the midsection) is what makes this shaft so controlled and precise.
The accuracy is exceptional and the distance is easy.
Fujikura Atmos Black Driver Review Review
Low spin rates and low launch in the driver are the hallmarks of the performance of this shaft.
It’s great for strong swingers.
Fujikura Atmos Black Fairway Wood Review
Off the deck you get the same straight stability and club head control. Naturally, launch will be a bit higher; but still controlled.
Fujikura Atmos Black Pros & Cons
- Great for fast swing speeds
- Very accurate
- Great club head control
- Good rollout
- Not the silkiest transition we have ever felt
Overall Score: 96/100
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Fujikura Atmos Black 6 Vs Fujikura Atmos Black 7
If you are looking for even tighter dispersion and your swing speed is above 90 MPH, the Fujikura Atmos Black 7 may be a better choice for you.
For this review, we tested the Fujikura Atmos Black 6. The main difference is weight; but you also get slightly better workability in the Fujikura Atmos Black 7.
The kick in the Fujikura Atmos Black 7 is definitely more muted however. So if you want/need a more lively feel in the midsection of your driver shaft, the Fujikura Atmos Black 6 might serve you better.
Who Should Buy it?
The Fujikura Atmos Black shaft is definitely for the powerful swinger who has little to no trouble making consistent contact on full swings.
And if you have an aggressive transition, the Fujikura Atmos Black will help tame it and keep your ball on-line. By far, the thing we liked about this shaft was the tight dispersion.
So if boring flight also appeals to you, you will love the Fujikura Atmos Black.