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#1 inpresX

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

Miyazaki has a new shaft out called the Kena. It's been out since the end of September in Japan. Has anybody tried them yet?
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These shafts look sweet.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:58 PM

Only one so far, I'm trying to get the others.

Effectively, it's the new version of the Kusala line. As the B. Asha line is replacing the C.Kua's, the Kena's are the same to the Kusala. Seems shakey about whether we're going to see a NA release of the line soon.

These are one of the stock options in the new Srixon adjustable line.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

Tuna, thanks as always. I just read Cadmans post about the Kena being the new replacement for the Kuas. So it makes sense that these are just 'updates' similar to what  MRC did.

That said, what IS the update aside from those sweet sweet graphics?
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

On the Srixon japan website, it says that the COG of the shaft is moved 20mm toward the hands by varying the wall thickness. This is supposed to increase club head speed, but I wonder if such a small difference in COG location can be felt?

http://golf.dunlop.c..._z925_driv.html

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

View PostinpresX, on 14 November 2012 - 08:27 PM, said:

On the Srixon japan website, it says that the COG of the shaft is moved 20mm toward the hands by varying the wall thickness. This is supposed to increase club head speed, but I wonder if such a small difference in COG location can be felt?

http://golf.dunlop.c..._z925_driv.html



couldn't you achieve the same by counterweighting or even using a heavier grip?


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

View PostRuss757, on 14 November 2012 - 07:02 PM, said:

Tuna, thanks as always. I just read Cadmans post about the Kena being the new replacement for the Kuas. So it makes sense that these are just 'updates' similar to what  MRC did.

That said, what IS the update aside from those sweet sweet graphics?

Hey Russ!
They've done three things that are noteworth here.
1: They've moved the balance point closer to the hands. According to their research this is allowing the clubhead to pick up speed and giving the average player another 1 to 3mph in club head speed. IE a boost of about 2 to 8 yards over the same model in the Kusala line

2: They've stiffened up the torque. One of the best things, IMO, about the Kusala line is that they have great feel. However some of the stronger players thought they were a bit loose which didn't really let them go after it as they wanted. All of them have been tightened up with a new weave. We'll see on that one. Also to note here, the White model isn't included in the Kena line as of yet.

3: They've moved all their carbon over to 70t for this line. Generally this disolved into a bunch of gook that no one can understand. The gist is that it's high end stuff (80t is the best used at the moment and it's not that wide spread yet) which is how they were able to tighten the weave to tighten the shaft.

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View PostinpresX, on 14 November 2012 - 08:27 PM, said:

On the Srixon japan website, it says that the COG of the shaft is moved 20mm toward the hands by varying the wall thickness. This is supposed to increase club head speed, but I wonder if such a small difference in COG location can be felt?

http://golf.dunlop.c..._z925_driv.html

couldn't you achieve the same by counterweighting or even using a heavier grip?

In theory but it doesn't seem to work the same for everyone. In players that are more feel oriented, I've had better luck with moving them to a counter balanced shaft from the get go. Attas INT and the Blur line are good for both qualities. For the guys that are really strong and need that weight under their hands (and typically play PX shafts. Not flighted, not PXi) to stay on plane, using a counter weight through the grip seems to be more of a helpful reminder.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:12 AM

I'm sorry to see they went counter balanced on these shafts.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:23 AM

well wouldnt the asha be considered thier 'white' line?
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

View PostRuss757, on 15 November 2012 - 04:23 AM, said:

well wouldnt the asha be considered thier 'white' line?

No. Much lower launch and a very different profile. The Asha replaces the Kua.

It;'s meant for hard transitioners who want to pick up speed due to a light weight shaft. Smooth swingers might as well use a telephone pole.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

View PostSuper Tuna, on 15 November 2012 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostRuss757, on 15 November 2012 - 04:23 AM, said:

well wouldnt the asha be considered thier 'white' line?

No. Much lower launch and a very different profile. The Asha replaces the Kua.

It;'s meant for hard transitioners who want to pick up speed due to a light weight shaft. Smooth swingers might as well use a telephone pole.

well then I should say thank you in advance. Not a huge fan of playing with poles or rebar.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

View PostQegurezi, on 15 November 2012 - 02:12 AM, said:

I'm sorry to see they went counter balanced on these shafts.
I totally agree. You would think they would go in the other direction by moving the balance toward the head?




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