2010 Buyer's Guide Shafts

It’s remarkable how much a good-quality shaft can change your game.

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Mitsubishi Fubuki Alpha
Key Feature: Mitsubishi refined the original MD Technology designed to create a “hinge-like” effect to help deliver a high launch/low spin in a stiff-tip Tour profile. Depending on the shaft flex, Mitsubishi has used a combination of shaft fibers to help players of varying swing speeds produce the optimal launch.

Material: Graphite
Weight: 54, 56, 57, 61, 63, 65, 73, 75g
Torque: 2.8-4.3
Flex Point: Mid/High
Flexes: R, S, X
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Miyazaki Kusala
Key Feature: The Kusala series comes in three colors, black, silver and blue, each with different characteristics for different player profiles. The company has designed a proprietary International Flex Code fitting system, which replaces the old specifications of frequency, kick point and torque to give fitters a more detailed insight into the specifics of their current shaft.

Material: Graphite
Weight: 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 67, 68, 70, 71, 81, 82g
Torque: 2.6-3.6
Flex Point: Low-Mid (Black Model), Mid (Blue), Mid-High (Silver
Flexes: R, S, X
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Nippon NS Pro 999GH
Key Feature: Based on the award-winning architecture of the NS PRO 950GH iron shaft model, the NS PRO 999GH is an ascending-weight steel shaft that offers high speed in the longer irons, and more feel and control in the shorter irons. The lighter, longer iron shafts increase the golfer's ability to swing the longer irons faster; and the heavier, shorter iron shafts engage the golfer’s larger muscles to better feel the club during the swing. The 999 is finished in a dark, bronze, metallic Ion-Plate finish. Available in 40 different SKUs to fit into most any popular iron model.

Material: Steel
Weight: 98-109g
Flex Point: Mid
Flexes: R, S
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Oban Devotion
Key Feature: The Devotion Series is Oban’s most diverse offering, with various shaft weights. The design pattern remains consistent throughout the Devotion Series, while kick points and torques vary depending on the weight class.

Material: Ultra premium, high-modulus graphite
Weight: 47-83g
Torque: 2.6-5.0
Flex Point: Low/Mid-High
Flexes: L, A, R, S, X, XX
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