TaylorMade Shafts: The MCA Kuro Kage vs. The Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow
Give some thought to the shafts you choose to pair with your TaylorMade driver. As much as the club head can make a difference in ball flight, distance and shot dispersion, the shaft you choose to pair with it makes as much of an impact if not more.
Let’s take a close look at the fine points of some top tier options from Mitsubishi and True Temper that would pair beautifully with some TaylorMade drivers and make fine TaylorMade shafts.
The MCA Kuro KageTM
The Mitsubishi Kuro KageTM series of shafts is defined predominantly by two separate but equally important technological aspects: prepreg L.R.C. (Low Resin Content) carbon fiber and Titanium Nickel (TiNi) wire.
The prepreg L.R.C. carbon fiber used in these shafts offers quire a few unique benefits. One is that the lower resin content saves space in the fiber matrix, making it possible to create lighter, thinner shafts.
But they’re not just thinner and lighter: using less space for resin means a higher density of carbon fiber can be utilized in the same space. It means these shafts are not only thinner, but stronger and tougher. They also load better due to the higher density of fibers.
In addition, these shafts are supplemented with Titanium Nickel (TiNi) wires that reinforce the carbon fiber matrix. These wires make the shafts stronger and stiffer, but they also enable them to load and unload with greater efficiency.
The use of this TiNi wire has also enables Mitsubishi to create tour-weighted shafts that are stronger and more consistent. The balance of high density, L.R.C. fiber and wire creates more durable, more consistent shafts that load energy efficiency and unload fluid, allowing for not only greater power through the swing but also greater stability and control.
The Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow
The MCA Kuro KageTM series might produce excellent driver shafts for players with higher swing speeds – but let’s take a look at something a bit different: the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow, which is equally suitable as a TaylorMade shaft.
The Project X HAZRDUS Smoke Yellow is a counterbalanced shaft with a very stiff shaft flex, designed to deliver low launch, low spin golf ball flight. Because of its counterbalanced design, it allows for extra mass to be added to the golf club head to deliver higher ball speeds.
As stiff as they are, they’re optimized for players with fast swing speeds and moderate tempos. They boast a particularly stiff midsection and tip section, with a tapered grip that helps to maximize control and stability through the swing.
Players that have been frustrated by mid-spin-rated shafts with higher flexibility ratings would do well to investigate a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow for their fairway woods and TaylorMade drivers. Because this shaft is ideal for players with a slower tempo, it’s likely more suitable for players with high swing speeds – but not so high that it merits the use of an extremely stiff, tour-weight shaft like one from the Kuro KageTM series.
Get Your TaylorMade Shafts at Dallas Golf Company
Interested in learning more about either of these TaylorMade shafts? Looking for something a little more flexible, perhaps a shaft that will make it possible to generate higher ball flight? Visit Dallas Golf Company online at DallasGolf.com or visit them in their store in Dallas, Texas.
While you can score a deal on quality shafts and clubs on their website, and even use their golf shaft fitting tool, if you need an expert’s help, visit their store and take advantage of their professional golf club fitting services to find the ideal shaft for your specific needs.
You can also call them at 800-955-9550 for further assistance!
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