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Tech Talk: Nunchuk’s xi graphite iron shaft

by   |   February 7, 2013
Nunchuk xi

Golfers are always searching for ways to remove variables from their game. That’s why many spend hours on the range with hopes of developing the consistency that will allow them to hit longer, straighter shots.

One way that golfers can improve their consistency without practice, according to nVentix, is to use one of the company’s Nunchuk shafts. Nunchuk shafts are different than other shafts on the market because they don’t come in different flexes. They’re made with rigid tip and butt sections that inventor Gerry Hogan says minimizes shaft droop and bend to give golfer a better chance to hit the sweet spot.

Nunchuk’s wood and hybrid shafts have already found the winner’s circle on the PGA Tour — Jhonnatan Vegas used one in his driver, 3 wood and hybrid in 2011 to win the Humana Challenge, and Brandt Snedeker used a Nunchuk shaft in his hybrid when he won the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open.

nVentix hopes to have the same success with its new graphite iron shaft, the Nunchuk xi, which debuted at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show. The shaft has the same design theory has the company’s driver/fairway and hybrid shafts, as well as the same weight — about 104 grams. It’s available in both 0.355-inch and 0.370-inch models and will retail for $75 per shaft.

Learn more about the shaft from the interview below with GolfWRX’s Zak Kozuchowski and PGA Professional and nVentix Board Chairman Bryan Nicholson.

Nunchuk xi Tech Specs: 

  • Torque — 3.3 degrees
  • Weight — 104 grams
  • Length — 40 inches
  • Tip outside diameter (OD) — 0.355 and 0.370
  • Butt OD — 0.610 inches
  • Parallel tip — 2 inches (0.370-inch model)

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5 Comments

  1. Mark Blake

    February 8, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Another person with negative comments that has never tried it. The nunchuk is completely different concept from any other shaft ever – throw all the old rules out the window.

    I have got 3 in all my woods, the numbers say it is impossible for me to hit, yet it’s just magic. I cant wait to get the irons set up.

    • Nick West

      February 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

      What is your average drive and average 6 iron? Do you hit these longer or straighter or both?

  2. Ken Boucher

    February 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    being a clubmaker ,this sounds like a gimmick to sell. Most people would never be affected by shaft droop. Also if your putting grahite in your irons why would you put one in which weighs that much?? You gain nothing, I would much prefer graphite Design tour AD shafts in Miura heads. Beetr scores and fantastic feel. My 2 cents worth

    • Scott

      February 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      I realize that keeping up on all of the lastest techonology is difficult to do at best, but being a club fitter, you should realize that there are benefits to graphite shafts other than weight. I have been playing the Matrix MFS 115 graphite iron shafts for years, specificaly because they were heavy. The feel of the shaft is amazing without sacrificing accuracy or consistancy. I am looking forward to seeing how graphite shafts for irons keep improving.

  3. J

    February 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I would need 12 shafts for all my irons… Crazy…900 for a set of shafts.

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