The KuroKage XT quickly became popular on the PGA tour. Mitsubishi’s dealers were snapping them up as soon as the shipments arrive. In looking for a profile match, only Mitsubishi shafts were close. An interesting phenomena I never see. It hovers around the Diamana ‘ahina and the first generation Diamana white. I see a variation on the ‘ahina. The flavor is there, the rough edges softened a bit, but if you were a fan of the original Diamana White Board or the second generation ‘ahina, you are going to like the KuroKage XT. The brittle hardness of the Diamana White and the ‘ahina have been softened by increasing the torque of the shafts. Yes, you heard that right, the overall GJ torque profile has been progressively increasing from the White to the ‘ahina and now to the KuroKage XT.
This shaft has long been one of my popular fits for the golfer looking for a low launch low spin Texas wind piercing trajectory. Made in Japan, it has remained in the Mitsubishi product lineup for a long time. Given its popularity on tour, it is likely to remain.
Do not confuse this shaft with the many other variations of the KuroKage driver shaft offered by Mitsubishi. The XT and the XM are the premium KuroKage shafts.
Titanium Nickel (TiNi) Wire
TiNi Wire is a premium elastic wire that immediately springs back to original shape when stretched. Integrating TiNi with carbon fibers in the tip-section allows energy to be loaded and unloaded with great efficiency when the wire stretches, while providing extra strength and stability to the tip. This allows for tighter shot dispersion, even for players with a high swing speed.
Low Resin Content (L.R.C.) Prepreg
Our Low Resin Content (L.R.C.) Prepreg, with up to 15% more carbon fiber and 13% less resin than traditional prepregs allows us to create a higher density of carbon fibers without adding additional weight. The Result: Added strength with enhanced feel.
The Ion Plating process creates a sophisticated, premium finish that cannot be achieved just by applying paint. The shaft is put into a vacuum chamber where chrome or silver alloy ions are fused to the shaft. It’s a more costly, time consuming process but it creates a stunning finish that we think is worth the extra time.
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