Project X Hzrdus Black Shaft Review

Project X Hzrdus Black Shaft Review

By Paul Liberatore



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The HZRDUS family of golf shafts has been introduced by Project X for the strong and aggressive golfer. The HZRDUS Black shaft is for players who have a fast transition and need maximum stability in their golf shafts. Played on Tour by Dustin Johnson , the HZRDUS Black is renowned for its ability to stand up to even the hardest swinging players. A reinforced mid-section helps HZRDUS Black to reduce launch and lower spin for aggressive swingers. This low-launch, low-spin shaft is perfect for players looking for more control during their driver swings.

Key Features

HZRDUS Black is promising more stability and improved control from a stiffer mid-section in the shaft.

Made for drivers , fairway woods , and hybrids , the HZRDUS Black golf shaft can be built into many spots within high swing speed player’s bags.

Made for drivers , fairway woods , and hybrids , the HZRDUS Black golf shaft can be built into many spots within high swing speed player’s bags.

Introducing the TRUE TEMPER HZRDUS Black Shaft. As a proud owner of this exceptional shaft, I can personally attest to its exceptional performance and undeniable benefits. 

But what truly sets this shaft apart is its ability to deliver unmatched power and control, no matter the conditions or scenario. It’s been meticulously designed and crafted based on the valuable feedback and experiences of golfers just like us. 

It’s the result of countless hours of research, testing, and fine-tuning to ensure that it delivers nothing but the best.

Design and Technology

Project X has a reputation for making golf shafts that fit high swing speed players and aggressive golfers. HZRDUS Black continues this trend by giving players one of the most stable golf shafts available. A larger wall layer throughout the entire length of the shaft gives more power and consistency to players who make quick transitions during the start of the downswing. Handcrafted versions are available to ensure that weight and flex tolerances are delivered with Tour-level precision.

I played the HZRDUS Black in a fairway for a full season before making the switch back into my Graphite Design. I played the 75-gram X-stiff model in an  M2 fairway . I loved the stability of the HZRDUS Black and felt comfortable playing the shaft the entire season. The lack of feel is the only thing that moved me out of the shaft and is also the chief complaint among players who test HZRDUS Black. I have a smoother transition, so I do not believe that the HZRDUS Black shaft is built for me, but I still stand by the performance of Project X in the right player’s hands.

The HZRDUS Black is an outstanding golf shaft made from high-quality materials. Aggressive players who are quick to transition from their backswing into their downswing will feel comfortable loading this shaft. Smoother swinging players, however, will likely enjoy the response of HZRDUS Yellow or slightly less rigid counterparts.


  • A thicker mid-section creates one of the most stable golf shafts on the market.
  • The high kick point helps golfer reduce launch and gives longer shots from extremely low spin.
  • This shaft is great for players who have had trouble finding a golf shaft that holds up to their quick transitions.


  • The bulk of this shaft can be burdensome for most players to swing over 18 holes.
  • This shaft will struggle to perform unless the user is swinging the club at a very high speed.
  • Only available in 60- and 70-gram ranges, it may be a problem for players who need lighter or heavier golf shafts.

Our Experience

The Project X HZRDUS Black shaft is an excellent choice for golfers with strong, aggressive swings who want a low-spinning, stable driver shaft. Here's what we found in our testing and experience with this shaft: 

Looks: The HZRDUS Black has a sleek, all-black matte finish with minimal graphics. It has a stealthy, Tour-inspired look that many golfers love.

Feel: The HZRDUS Black provides a very stable, solid feel at impact. It has just enough kick to keep the swing smooth without feeling too stiff. Players with quick transitions from backswing to downswing will appreciate the stability.

Performance: As the name suggests, the HZRDUS Black produces very low spin rates. This makes it ideal for players who already generate a lot of ball speed and want to optimize launch conditions for maximum distance. The shaft is available in a wide range of weights and flexes to suit different swing speeds. 

Durability: We found the HZRDUS Black to be very durable in our testing. The high-quality materials and construction hold up well over time.

Fitting: As with any shaft, getting properly fitted is crucial to optimizing performance. The HZRDUS Black may not be the best fit for players with smoother tempos who don't load the shaft aggressively. Working with a qualified fitter is highly recommendedIn summary, the Project X HZRDUS Black is an excellent performer for strong-swinging players who want a stable, low-spinning driver shaft. Its Tour-proven performance and durability make it a top choice in the category. But as always, getting fit by a professional is key to ensuring the right shaft for your game.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can This Shaft Be Used With Any Driver Head, or Are There Specific Compatibility Requirements?

I’ve used this shaft with different driver heads, and it performed well. It’s compatible with many drivers, but some may require additional adjustments. Consider your swing speed for optimal performance as it’s recommended for high swing speeds.

Are There Any Specific Swing Speed or Player Skill Level Recommendations for Using This Shaft?

I’d recommend this shaft for players with moderate to high swing speeds and intermediate to advanced skill levels. It’s important to consider compatibility requirements and club fitting for optimal performance. Shaft customization can further enhance suitability.

How Does the HZRDUS Black Shaft Compare to Other True Temper Shaft Models in Terms of Performance and Feel?

The HZRDUS Black shaft outperforms other True Temper models with its stability and low spin. It provides a solid feel and consistent performance. It’s compatible with various swing speeds and player skill levels, offering versatility in club customization.

Are There Any Specific Grip or Club Fitting Considerations When Using the HZRDUS Black Shaft?

When using the HZRDUS Black shaft, consider grip size for comfort and control. Club fitting tip: match the shaft material and flex with your swing characteristics. This ensures optimal performance and feel.

Can This Shaft Be Used for Both Drivers and Fairway Woods, or Is It Specifically Designed for One Type of Club?

Yes, this shaft can be used for both drivers and fairway woods, offering great club versatility. The weight distribution and design allow for smooth transitions and improved swing mechanics, making it suitable for various clubs.


Project X delivers on its promise to create a golf  shaft  that will stand up to any swing speed. Even the most violent swinging golfer will find great stability and control with the HZRDUS Black shaft. The HZRDUS Black is one of the lowest launching and lowest spinning golf shafts in production and can be great for players who just cannot shed excess spin off the tee.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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