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Tech Talk: Nunchuk’s xi graphite iron shaft

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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.

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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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  1. Mark Blake

    Feb 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

      Feb 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

    Feb 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

      Feb 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

    Feb 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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Bubba Watson’s Winning WITB: 2018 Travelers Championship

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Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 degrees, at 7.6 degrees)
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Pink X-Flex
Length: 44.5 inches (tipped 0.5 inches)

Fairway Wood: Ping G (14.5 degrees, at 13.2 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Tour Spec 8.2X
Length: 42 inches, tipped at 1.5 inches
Swing Weight: D3

Irons: Ping iBlade (2 iron), Ping S55 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.25 inches (2 iron), +0.5 inches (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (52-12 SS, 56-12 SS, 60-06 TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.5 inches

Putter: Ping PLD Anser (Blast Finish)
Grip: Ping Pistol
Length, loft, lie: 34.25 inches, 4.5 degrees, 68.5 degrees
Weight: 340 grams

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Bubba plays the Ping Grips made by Golf Pride, and he uses 12 wraps of tape under his lower hand and 10 wraps of tape under his top hand in all clubs except his lob wedge. Lob wedge is 13 (lower hand) and 11 wraps (upper hand).

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Bettinardi unveils new BB1 F Summer Lovin’ putter

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Bettinardi unveiled a new addition to The Hive at its Summer Social last night, and it’ll have you pining for the days of a certain festival on Max Yasgur’s farm.

The BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ putter is a new creation from Robert J. Bettinardi that features the company’s first-ever stainless steel tie-dye PVD pocket insert.

Here are the specs for this truly groovy golf club.

  • Material: 303 Stainless Steel
  • Insert: 303 Stainless Steel Tie Dye PVD
  • Face Milling: Micro Honeycomb
  • Weight: 358 grams
  • Finish: Tour Blast
  • Lie: 70°
  • Loft:
  • Toe Hang: 3/4
  • Grip: Orange Lamkin

The BB1 Flow Summer Lovin’ will be available through The Hive and Bettinardi specialty dealers on Thursday, June 28th for $750.

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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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