2013 Buyer's Guide Shafts

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KBS
C-Taper
Key Feature: The KBS C-Taper steel shaft has a Stiff Tip design for a lower ballflight, all while retaining a smoother feel through impact. This shaft also incorporates much of the same design and tech found in the popular KBS Tour shaft, hence, the buttery feel and Tour-preferred trajec-tory (low launch, low spin) these shafts create. We dig that satin chrome finish, as well.
Who It's For: Golfers who want to shallow-out their iron trajectories while retaining feel and performance.
Specs: Five flexes in progressive weight/flex profiles.
kbsgolfshafts.com | $280/set of 8
Matrix
OZIK X3 White Tie
Key Feature: The new OZIK White Tie shafts promote a high-launch/low-spin ballflight with increased stability and a tighter feel—the whizzes at Matrix have found a way to make the popular OZIK XCON shafts even better than before. All that without adding excess weight. If we had the space to list all the technology in this shaft, we'd need the whole page. It's that awesome.
Who It's For: Everybody wants that high-launch/low-spin flight, and there's a model for everyone in this line.
Specs: Comes in five profiles (4X3-8X3) in a variety of flexes.
matrixshafts.com | $320
Mitsubishi Rayon
Diamana B Series
Key Feature: he third-generation Diamana shafts are here, featuring the latest in curing advancements and tech to make the Diamana line even better. These new shafts are MRC's signature "smooth" blend profile for balanced stiffness on both ends of the shaft and a stiffer midsection. The result? A shaft that's destined to be a huge hit.
Who It's For: Golfers who loved the original Blue Board and who want to hit longer, straighter shots. Simple, huh?
Specs: Comes in 60g, 70g and 80g in R, S, X (no R in 70/80).
mitsubishirayongolf.com | $399
Mitsubishi Rayon
Fubuki K-Series
Key Feature: The K-Series use the same Modulus Differential Technology found in the Fubuki Tour and Fubuki profiles, in addition to the company's Power "Ninja" Core. This allows for a thin layer of metal in the butt section to increase stability and maximize power and speed.
Who It's For: Golfers with average swing speeds who want to play things safe and choose a shaft that's awesome for midlaunch, midspin performance. Comes in hybrids, too.
Specs: Low or Low/Mid kickpoints in a variety of models.
mitsubishirayongolf.com | $359
Mitsubishi Rayon
Kuro Kage
Key Feature: The Kuro Kage shafts are designed with MRC's High Density Prepreg—they have more carbon and less resin. This means that MRC could add more strength to the shaft while at the same time increasing feel.
Who It's For: There are two models to choose from: Black or Silver. The newer Silver model (shown) has a softer tip for a higher launch.
Specs: The Black comes in a variety of wood, hybrid and iron shafts; Silver in a variety of wood and hybrid shafts.
miyazakigolfshafts.com | $175
Miyazaki
B.Asha
Key Feature: Building on the success of the C.Kua line, the B.Asha series has enhancements in weight reduction and more stable International Flex Code profiles. The new B.Asha shafts are poised to be top performers across a wide spectrum of golfers.
Who It's For: With such a wide offering, there's a model B.Asha for every type of player—across the globe, frankly.
Specs: Comes in five models in a wide variety of weight, torque and flex profiles.
miyazakigolfshafts.com | $199



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