Tech Talk: Nunchuk’s xi graphite iron shaft
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)