2014 Buyer's Guide Shafts

We have several shafts in this roundup for you to choose from. Check 'em out.

Mitsubishi Rayon
Kuro Kage Black HBP
Key Features: Not unlike the original Kuro Kage, the Black edition has a smooth bend profile, but with a softer mid-section, stiffer tip and butt section, and a higher balance point. In simple terms, it lightens the club's swingweight for more speed without adding length to the shaft. Oh, yeah, and it has all the fancy Prepreg composite technology one would expect from a premium MRC shaft. One can expect a mid-launch with mid-spin rates with this shaft.
Specs: Available in four weight models (50g, 60g, 70g, 80g) in a variety of flexes.
mitsubishirayongolf.com
Miyazaki
B.Asha
Key Features: The B.Asha uses Miyazaki's International Flex Code, making it easy to choose the right flex (across the entire shaft) for your game. Need a stiff butt section and soft tip, or vice versa? There's a Code for both kinds of shafts. In fact, the way the B.Asha shafts are categorized, there's a shaft for just about everyone and every desired type of launch.
All of them have a silky-smooth feel and Samurai-inspired graphics.
Specs: A huge assortment of weight and flex characteristics to choose from.
miyazakigolfshafts.com
Miyazaki
JDL
Key Features: The JDL is designed to perform the same no matter how it's oriented into an adjustable-hosel driver—no matter what setting you choose for face/lie angle, you'll reap the best performance the shaft can deliver. For us, that's a mid-launch with mid-spin for the best in distance and control.
Specs: Available in four models from 49g to 87g in a variety of flexes.
miyazakigolfshafts.com
NVENTiX
Nunchuk
Key Features: One flex, one weight (104g), three distinct regions, with the center region being the only area that actually flexes. The shaft reduces droop, making it easier to hit the sweet spot more often. In English, you've gotta try it to understand the unique feel and performance of this shaft. And we mean that in a really good way. It may very well be the wave that other companies will soon follow.
Specs: One flex, one weight. There's also a hybrid model and a newer model for irons.
nventix.com
OBAN
Kiyoshi Series
Key Features: The popular Kiyoshi Series (Purple, White, Black and the new Gold) covers a wide range of player types (the new Gold caters to golfers who want a high-launch with mid-spin characteristics), each using state-of-the-art technology to ensure maximum energy transfer and excellent stability and consistency. In case you were wondering, the colors are cool and they feel incredible in every clubhead we've hit them with.
Specs: All four shafts are designed for different launch/spin, each in a variety of weights and flexes to choose from.
obanshafts.com
OBAN
Tour Limited
Key Features: If you want to look, feel and perform like a Tour player, this shaft ought to be seriously considered. It's expensive (near $500), but it's probably worth it once you get the scoop on the insane technology that goes into reducing ovaling, droop, distortion, etc., thus giving you a shaft for big distance and precision stability. It's a mid/high-launching shaft, but manages to keep spin rates down. The result is serious distance and Tour-worthy control.
Specs: Available in three models, ranging from 58g to 79g in R, S, X flexes.
obanshafts.com
Project X
PXv 39
Key Features: At a crazy 39g (that's really light, folks), the PXv 39 is, according to Project X, the lightest shaft ever made for the U.S. market. It's light, but it's not meant to be taken lightly since it still has the same performance (stability, torsional control and feel) that you'd come to expect from a shaft that weighs one-third more than this one does. Even more impressive, despite being under 40g (before getting trimmed), it still promotes a relatively low launch.
Specs: Available in three flexes, all at 39g.
pxshaft.com
SK Fiber
Pure Energy
Key Features: Pure Energy is designed for today's oversized heads. The low to mid-high kickpoint and responsive tip help to reduce hooks and slices while adding distance. Sounds good, right? We don't put prices in our shaft listings (because they sometimes vary too much), but know that this shaft is a steal at $45. Really, it's a tremendous value.
Specs: Available in S, R, A, L flexes in 56g-65g.
skfiber.com
SK Fiber
Wraith
Key Features: The Wraith shaft is an ultralightweight shaft weighing in at just 50 grams (cut weight for driver). It's designed for players with a slow to moderate tempo seeking a higher launch angle. We dig the hardcore graphics and how light this shaft is! Better yet, it's designed to help golfers get the ball airborne for maximum carry distance. It's simple, really. A lighter shaft means you can swing faster. The Wraith helps you do just that.
Specs: Available in three flexes (S, R, A).
skfiber.com



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