Oban Tour Limited Golf Shaft Review


By Tony Curro  –  Tru-Fit Custom Clubs
Colonie – NY, Lenox – MA, Manchester – VT & Latham – NY

Kiyoshi Tour Limited Image

The latest model from Oban Composites is the Kyoshi Tour Limited.  Released in 2014, this high modulus composite shaft features a tip section that is stiffer than all of the other  Kyoshi models.  Looking at the EI bend profile of this shaft, the shaft maintains it’s stiffness to about the 15 inch mark, then drastically softens and maintains that softness through the shaft to the butt section where it stiffens again around the 33 inch section.  We used the 60 in 04 (stiff) flex.  This shaft in the 60 and 70 stiffens in the butt section to produce higher launch conditions without increasing spin rates.   We took the shaft to the range to test it out, and came back with some profound results.

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Tru-Fit Custom Clubs is both a mobile fitting studio and operates out of 691 Troy=Schenectady Road in Latham, NY. We specialize in custom fit OEM equipment. Our product line includes Adams,Callaway, Tour Edge Exotics (Exotics end only), Mizuno, Cleveland/Srixon, Taylormade, Miura, as well as Bettinardi and Piretti putters. Our fitting studio is equipped with over 400 aftermarket shaft offerings from: Accra, Aerotech, Matrix, KBS, Nippon, Miyazaki, Oban, and UST TourSPX. Our quick connector system allows the golfer to test over 10,000 different head/shaft combinations, and compare data on our state of the art Flightscope Launch monitoring system. Additional data about the golfers swing is graphed in 3D by our Skypro club tracking system. Fittings by appointment only (518) 469-7729

  • Greg

    I am interested in this shaft and was wondering if it was tipped before use? It is a nice high launch low spin medium torque shaft. Not many can deliver it all. Also your thoughts playing it 1/4 shorter in a tileist 913 / 193 g head. I have weights to play with. Goal is to try and vary launch with different wind conditions by using the weights.