Fujikura is about to introduce a graphite iron shaft called the Pro 95i. The construction of this 95-gram shaft easily will allow clubmakers to build graphite-shafted irons of the same length and swingweight as irons with conventional steel shafts.
Bubba Watson used a pink Grafalloy BiMatrx Tour Prototype shaft in his Ping G25 driver in winning the Northern Trust Open.
Fujikura’s MCI (Metal Composite Iron) shaft recently became widely available through the certified network of Fujikura dealers. This iron shaft is a blend of graphite and steel. The objective is better balance, feel and stability.
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Adding yards to irons was the goal True Temper had in mind for its newest steel shafts, the XP Series.
The new Velox shafts from Matrix simplify the search for the perfect shaft by using one criterion: driver swing speed.
The UST Recoil iron shaft recently became available to consumers, and wood shafts are expected to follow.
Since its launch in Japan in 1997, the Fujikura Speeder 757 has become one of the most recognizable names among shafts.
Graphite shaft maker Matrix has made a name on the PGA Tour, especially for its hybrid shafts. Now, the company is expanding its hybrid line and helping golfers get custom-fit.
Fujikura's Speeder shafts have accounted for more than 50 worldwide victories. The company hopes to add to that total with an updated 757 model. Three other versions are on their way, too.
Shaft manufacturer KBS' latest offering aims to bring C-Taper feel to the masses.
Seeking a heavier driver shaft at The Players Championship, Tiger Woods switched to a 73-gram Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73-X.
The Fujikura Fuel shaft has a mid-to-low trajectory, and Fujikura says it should produce longer drives for most golfers.
KBS’ Kim Braly called the KBS Tour 90 “more of a player’s shaft than a lightweight shaft,” although the shaft appeals to a wide range of skilled golfers.
What is the difference between the Dynamic Gold and Project X? Both are heavy (in the 125-gram range), and they produce similar shot patterns -- but they target different types of feel.
Introduced at the PGA Merchandise Show, the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 features relatively low tip rigidity to produce a higher trajectory.
The shaft of choice on the PGA Tour, the old reliable Dynamic Gold (the first Dynamic shaft appeared in 1942) outnumbers Project X by a 3-1 ratio on Tour.
The original KBS Tour shaft (well-known because of use by Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Adam Scott and others) was followed by the KBS Tour C-Taper and the KBS Tour V2, played by Phil Mickelson.
According to Nippon, the N.S. Pro 950GH is their best-selling shaft, available only through the company's network of custom clubmakers.
Ryan Moore produced four rounds under 70 at Phoenix as he played for the first time with AeroTech SteelFiber composite shafts in his new TaylorMade RocketBladez irons.