The Pro Orange is the third shaft in the Tensei product line. As noted on the Mitsubishi Chemical website “this is the first of it’s kind bend profile for MCA GOLF.” Many of Mitsubishi’s designs are variations of previous themes. The Tensei Pro Orange is unique. I keep inserting the word Pro in my description of this shaft. The Tensei Orange, a shaft sold to the club companies is not the same. The difference between the two can be seen on the Mitsubishi website. The torque and the bend profiles are quite different.
he Tensei CK shafts are an evolution in multi material construction from Mitsubishi. Kevlar “CK” material is woven into the butt section of the shaft. There is a notable increase in the hoop strength of the Tensei Shafts that corresponds exactly to the section of the shaft where the weave can be seen through the clear coat on the shaft. I have seen hoop stabilization in the butt section of other shafts but nothing comes close to the Tensei Hoop Profiles. The metal mesh used it the Fubuki line does not come close the what Mitsubishi has achieved with the Carbon Fiber Kevlar weave. The Carbon Fiber Kevlar weave in the Tensei CK Pro shafts is about 11″ long. The weave in the OEM version is about 4″, hardly enough to do much of anything.
The Tensei CK Pro tip-section is reinforced with MR70 – Mitsubishi Chemical’s strongest carbon fiber to date. It delivers lower torque and tour preferred control and stability. It is not to be confused with the shafts that are offered in OEM off the rack drivers. Those lack the reinforced tips and are available in a wider range of weights and flex. The MR70 adds tip stiffness that makes this shaft a unique Mitsubishi Chemical design.
For a full review of this shaft visit Golf Shaft Reviews