SOURCE: Aldila

June 27, 2008 16:15 ET

Aldila Launches VooDoo Shaft Featuring S-core Technology™

Patent Pending One-Piece Carbon Fiber Rib System Increases Distance and Accuracy

POWAY, CA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2008) - Aldila, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDA) announced today the hottest new shaft on Tour has been turning heads with four wins already in PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and European PGA Tour events. Aldila is now launching their new VooDoo shaft featuring S-core Technology™ through leading manufacturers and distributors worldwide. The VooDoo will be included in several major manufacturers' club introductions this fall. In addition, shipments will begin Sept. 1 through Aldila's distribution network to leading club builders.

What sets the VooDoo apart from other shafts is its patent pending S-core, or stabilized core, Technology designed to increase distance and provide outstanding accuracy with each swing. The real "magic" of the VooDoo is the high modulus carbon stabilization rib running the length of the shaft.

"Our S-core Technology dramatically stabilizes the shaft's cross section through the use of an internal carbon fiber rib system," said Mr. John Oldenburg, Aldila's Vice President of Engineering / Product Development. "The innovative rib structure increases hoop strength/stiffness so much that it is 80 percent greater than conventional graphite, and up to 60 percent greater than competitors' attempts at cross sectional stabilization," Mr. Oldenburg said.

According to Mr. Oldenburg, the increased stability allows the VooDoo to better resist shaft ovaling and deformation during the swing, which maximizes energy transfer to the ball and yields unparalleled distance and accuracy. And because the shaft's symmetry is maintained throughout the swing, it loads and unloads more consistently, enabling you to more reliably deliver the club head to the ball every swing.

"As a result, more energy is stored in pure bending and released to the ball at impact which leads to greater ball speed," said Mr. Oldenburg. "With the cross section deformation reduced, the shaft remains more circular and therefore symmetrical during the swing, eliminating dynamic stiffness variations around the shaft and delivering phenomenal consistency swing after swing," Mr. Oldenburg said.

"Since the VooDoo's introduction on Tour, players have provided us with amazing feedback," said Mr. Michael Rossi, Aldila's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "After trying the VooDoo, both Stuart Appleby and Boo Weekley changed all their woods to the VooDoo shaft. Although we have only had it out on Tour for a short time, the VooDoo has recorded four wins, which is the ultimate validation of our new patent pending technology," Mr. Rossi said.

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