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KBS Tour Shaft for Irons

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The KBS TOUR Shaft incorporates an all-new player driven design offering a unique combination of improved performance and feel for golfers everywhere. Incorporating shaft technologies that maximize energy transfer within a firm total shaft profile; the KBS TOUR shaft produces a more piercing trajectory, maximum distance and all-around smooth feel preferred by many of the best players on the planet.

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Advanced Shaft Technology- AST

Utilizing feedback from the PGA TOUR, the KBS TOUR® Series incorporates an advanced mix of shaft technologies that improve club performance by maximizing energy transfer while maintaining a firm total shaft flex.

Where improved energy transfer contributes to distance gains and smoother feel through impact; KBS shafts also deliver enhanced shot control by maintaining a firm shaft flex. Combined with other design features; a properly fit set of KBS shafts produces a more piercing trajectory for better ball flight and distance control.

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Progressive Weight & Flex

The KBS TOUR® Series optimizes player performance offering a unique integration of shaft weight and flex; where as the shaft weight increases, the shaft flex stiffens in a corresponding fashion. The Progressive Weight & Flex system works in 5 gram increments, moving from 95g to 130g. And is designed on the premise of Cycle per Minute (CPM) matching which KBS shaft designer Kim Braly helped pioneer.

Progressive Weight & Flex serves two major benefits: First, it ensures players are fit with a shaft weight and flex that optimizes their performance based on swing speed. Second, it ensures each set of KBS shafts is precisely matched in flex and weight for more consistent performance. Within this system, slower swing speeds will have a tendency to fit into lighter weight KBS shafts while faster swing speeds will move into heavier weight options. This ensures peak playability and performance for every caliber of player.

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  1. john

    Jul 28, 2014 at 7:00 am

    I was just wondering what shaft would you recommend with swing speed of 82 to 85 mph.
    I’m currently using KBS Tour c-Taper 120 s in 2 iron

  2. Rowan

    Aug 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    just got these shafts (stiff) in my cally musclebacks. best iron shafts ever. flight control plus great feel!

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Kenny Perry WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 US Open (6/12/2018).

Driver: Vertical Groove (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 60 Tour X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7X

5 Wood: TaylorMade M4 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 7TX

Hybrid: Exotix CBX (19 degrees), Adams Idea a12 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-95x Hybrid

Irons: TaylorMade r7 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (54-14), TaylorMade MG Hi-Toe (60), Hopkins Golf (64)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T T5W
Grip: Scotty Cameron Pistol

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Perry’s clubs. 

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SPOTTED: New Callaway Forged irons… Apex or Legacy?

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Photos of a new Callaway Forged iron popped up in our GolfWRX Forums, and our members are trying to figure out whether they’re going to be replacements for Apex Pro irons, or whether they’re an update on the Legacy series. They could also be X-Forged irons, but since Callaway recently came out with new X-Forged irons, that would be unlikely.

Here’s what GolfWRX Members are saying:

  • elwhippy: A new Legacy iron? Looks a bit Japanese shaped. 
  • mattTHEkatt: Like an X-Forged/Legacy Black mashup. They look powerful. 
  • DTown3011: …gotta be the next Apex!
  • J13: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • mgholda: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • TheMoneyShot: I thought Cally was going to phase out the Apex name after they released the MBs?
  • john443: A larger cavity in these then the X- Forged… competitor to the 750 and AP3 maybe? …or Legacy Black finally brought to retail…hallelujah. CF16 replacement???!
  • Equipto: These look very sharp, and like thumpers. I don’t care if they are a Legacy Black or Apex replacement, call them whatever… i’ll try them 
  • mrmikeac: Next gen Callaway Apex Legacy? Hmmmm…..
  • Brizam: The Legacy Black might be the best players cavity back ever made.  If they were to become available they’d move straight to the top of the list of clubs to buy for me. 
  • Jourdan M: This is the Apex Pro 

Here are photos of the new Callaway irons we spotted

Previous Apex Pro irons

Previous Legacy irons

Which one do you think the new iron looks like? 

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Wilson’s new FG Tour V6 RAW irons (yes, they will rust)

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Wilson came out with its FG Tour V6 irons in 2016, but these new Raw versions have a different look… and with time, they’ll have a VERY different look.

The new FG Tour V6 Raw irons have an unplated finish, and they’re designed to “develop a unique patina based on age, exposure and use over time,” according to Wilson. This gives each iron a unique look, and one that’s far from the clean cut original FG Tour release that had a chrome finish (which won’t rust).

In addition to the rusting effect, the irons are different because they have a copper badge in the cavity that will eventually match the color of the golf club over time. Here’s a graphic mock-up of how the Raw irons may look overtime.

Like the original releases, the irons have tungsten weights and mass behind the impact area for a “forged feel” and “improved feedback,” according to the company.

The FG Tour V6 Raw irons are a custom option on Wilson.com, and are available through Wilson’s premium partner accounts as of today, Tuesday, June 19. According to Wilson, the Raw irons “are a very limited production run,” so only a certain amount of sets will even be built.

 

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