Paderson Kinetixx Fairway Golf Shafts
By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas
Paderson makes a full line of filament wound carbon fiber shafts. They tension Kevlar ribbon during winding, a unique construction in the golf shaft business. To most of us, Kevlar is a material we associate with bullet proof vests, but as you will see in this Wikipedia article, it has a wide range of use. Many of them sports related. It is a high strength, low weight fiber. Paderson is not the only company to use Kevlar in golf shaft construction, but I am told they are to only company that can tension it during application to the mandrel, owning the patent for the process.
Most carbon fiber shafts are made by rolling sheets of material over a mandrel. Paderson ‘spins’ a weave of carbon fiber ribbon over the mandrel. This gives them the unique ability to tension the fiber during the weaving process.There is an in depth discussion of their technology and manufacturing process on their website. All but a few of Paderson’s shafts are filament wound. They are one of a very few companies that have this manufacturing technology. This video copied from their site illustrates the process.
Paderson offers a range of tension wound Kevlar fairway shaft weights and profiles. A great matrix of designs for a fitter to work with. The catalog price of $150 puts in at the low end of the range for premium shafts. Lets take a look at the measurements of this very wide range of products.