Mitsubishi Tensei Pro Red Golf Shaft Review

Mitsubishi Tensei Pro Red Golf Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
Highlands Performance Golf Center, Carrollton Texas

The last profile added to the Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei Pro family of driver shafts is the Tensei Pro Red. Like the other Tensei Pro driver shafts I has a carbon Fiber Kevlar woven material place just below the hands. As you can see in the chart, this material substantially  increases hoop strength in this area of the shaft. Hoop deformation in carbon fiber golf shafts is a function of wall thickness. The wall thickness in the butt end of a golf shaft is thin. Therefore the shaft deforms more. This has classical be called ovaling. Ovaling is thought to create dispersion. I have seen various materials use in this area to stabilize driver shafts. I have never seen as dramatic an effect on hoop deformation as I see in the Tensei Pro. Take note, the OEM shafts have only 4″ of this material which is little more than cosmetics. The Tensei Pro models have 11+” and the hoop deformation profiles are dramatically lower in this area. 

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Mitsubishi Diamana X Golf Shaft Review

Mitsubishi Diamana X Golf Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

The Mitsubishi Diamana X is another of a small number of super shafts in the $750 plus price point. It is a white board profile, restricting it to those that are looking for a low launch, low spin shaft design. To quote Mitsubishi Chemical, “The Diamana™ X-Series continues to push the limits of golf shaft performance by taking a spare no expense approach to materials, design and innovation. The new Diamana™ X-Series utilizes our patented Multi-Dimensional Interlay (M.D.I.) construction technique, and features 90-Ton and 78-Ton DIALEAD™ Pitch Fiber angle plies combined with a full-length application of our MR70 fiber – the strongest carbon fiber in today’s market, to deliver one of the most stable, lowest torque, high-performance golf shafts Mitsubishi Chemical has ever developed.” I could not have said it any better than that, now, let’s look at the measurements to see what makes the Diamana X worth $750 to a golfer. 

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Mitsubishi KuroKage XD Shaft Review

Mitsubishi KuroKage XD Driver Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

The KuroKage XD joins the aftermarket family of KuroKage X driver shafts. This started with the KuroKage Proto TiNi several years ago. The KuroKage Proto morphed into the KuroKage XM which was simply updated graphics on a very successful shaft. Now, the KuroKage XT has been updated to the KuroKage XD.

The KuroKage XD has a dual wrap of Titanium Nickel prepreg in the tip as you can see in this image. Titanium Mickel (TiNi) is an elastic wire that immediately springs back to its original shape when stretched. It is used to increase the tip stability of the shaft. If a single wrap is good, as illustrated by multiple PGA Tour wins, Then a double wrap should be better. This is one of an array of that tip reinforcements used by Mitsubishi Chemical. The Tensei Pro White and Tensei Pro Blue have boron reinforced tips.  The Tensei Pro Orange has high density MR70 in the tip.

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Mitsubishi Diamana Thump Iron Shaft Review

Mitsubishi Diamana Thump Iron Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

 

This is the second release of a Diamana Thump Iron Shaft. The first release, in 2010, was eventually discontinued. At $160 per shaft, or $1280 per set of shafts, there was little interest. I am surprised to see the shaft again being offered. Perhaps PXG’s success at selling uber expensive irons demonstrated there is a market for ultra premium irons.

What exactly do you get at $160 per shaft? Much like an exotic sports car you get light weight strength. I am seeing equivalent steel stiffness with 10 to 15 grams less weigh. I am not referring the the R,S,X denoted on shafts. Those letters are meaningless ways to compare shafts outside of their own particular model. I am referring to area under the EI curve, the only functional method I have seen to rate shaft stiffness. I have to get into the 125 gram range in steel to see a stiffness match to the 2018 Mitsubishi Chemical Thump 105 gram iron shafts. These are truly exotic iron shafts at a truly exotic price. Unless you are comfortable with the stiffness found in something like a 125 gram KBS tour this is not a shaft you can load. But if you are, you have to see what happens when your clubs weigh loses 15 grams. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers.

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Mitsubishi Thump Hybrid Golf Shaft Review

Mitsubishi Diamana Thump Hybrid Shaft Review

By Russ Ryden, Fit2Score, A Dallas Fort Worth Club Fitter & Club Maker
The Golf Center at the Highlands, Carrollton Texas

I cannot recall how long the Diamana Thump Hybrid has been in my bag.  I am playing the original 95 gram Thump that was made with a .350 tip. For many years I has been available as an unlisted special order shaft to Mitsubishi Dealers. I have ordered and installed them for many of my fitting clients. At last, the Diamana Thump has been reissued with a .370 tip and new graphics. There are three models, 90S, 90X and 100X.

I have long described the Thump Hybrid as a steel shaft made out of carbon fiber. It sits in the same weight range as mid weight steel. And it is every bit as stiff, if not stiffer than steel in the weight range. The low torque that is an inherent property of steel is built into the Thump. If the $200+ price of a Thump, or other high performance carbon fiber hybrid shafts, is not in your budget then go with steel. However, there are a few reasons you would choose carbon fiber over steel. 

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The .370 tip fits most all current generation hybrids. No longer will you have to shim the .355 tips of the older design. If you have used the earlier generation you will find the tips to ever so slightly firmer in the new design. Torque is slightly lower as well. It is time to put some new hot face hybrids in my bag.