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Adam Scott switches to MRC Kuro Kage Dual Core shaft in Australia

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Adam Scott has a new driver shaft. The No. 7-ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings switched to Mitsubishi Rayon’s new Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi shaft in his Titleist 917D2 driver at the Australian Open.

Twenty-five hours away (by plane), Webb Simpson and Bill Haas have also switched to the new shaft at the RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort in their Titleist drivers. Scott, Haas and Simpson are each using the 70TX flex.

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Bill Haas with the MRC Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi shaft in his Titleist 917D2 driver.

The Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi is the next generation of MRC’s Kuro Kage Silver TiNi shaft, which uses a 13-inch strip of elastic titanium-and-nickel (TiNi) wire to stabilize the tip section of the shaft for greater consistency. The wire “springs back to its original shape when stretched” according to MRC, which provides a unique feel while enhancing ball speed.

The Dual-Core TiNi, as the name implies, doubles up on the TiNi wire, adding a second strip that makes the tip section of the shaft even more stable, according to MRC Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mark Gunther. He called the bend profiles two shafts “similar,” adding that the addition of a second TiNi wire helps “tighten up” the shaft.

Related: Our head-to-head test of MRC’s Kuro Kage XT, Tensei CK Pro White and Diamana BF-Series shafts

Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi shafts ($300) use MRC’s Low-Resin Content (LRC) prepreg, which has 15 percent more carbon fiber and less resin than traditional prepregs to increase consistency. They’ll be available from authorized MRC retailers and dealers in January 2017.

Weights and Flexes

  • Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 50 Series (R, S, X, TX)
  • Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 60 Series (R, S, X, TX)
  • Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 70 Series (S, X, TX)
  • Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi 80 Series (X, TX)

Related: See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Dual-Core TiNi shafts in our forum.

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Rounding out the lineup: Fujikura Ventus TR Red, Black

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What you need to know: Fujikura introduced the second-generation of its Ventus line with Ventus TR Blue in January. As expected, and as was the case with the original Ventus Blue, Fujikura is now adding Ventus TR Red (mid-high launch), and Ventus TR Black (low launch) to the family.

What’s new

Spread Tow: Improving on the original Ventus Red and Ventus black design, and like Ventus TR Blue, TR Red and TR Black feature “Spread Tow” fabric in the butt-end section to increase torsional stiffness. Spread Tow, essentially, is a checkerboard-like design that weaves fibers together to increase strength and reduce weight. According to Fujikura, the torque is 10 percent stiffer in the section that uses this design.

Additional technology

The Ventus family’s secret sauce is still “VeloCore,” which is a multi-material construction that uses ultra-stiff Pitch 70 Ton carbon fiber to increase stiffness. This enables players to hit the center of the face more often due to a reduction in twisting and droop on the downswing.

Per Fujikura, Enso analytics continue to shown one of the highest stress points of the shaft is the mid/handle section during the transition and downswing. Accordingly, engineers focused on this section of the shaft in the development of Ventus TR with the goal of minimizing twist and ovalization — and maximizing consistency and stability.

In terms of feel, Fujikura says feel is similar to the original Ventus Red and Black but with increased stiffness and lower launch/spin.

What Fujikura says

Fujikura’s Product Marketing Manager, Spencer Reynolds, explains exactly what Spread Tow is and why it’s effective:

“Essentially, there’s a standard carbon weave and then there’s a Spread Tow carbon weave. What a Spread Tow does is it takes all these individual strands of carbon and irons them flat into a tape, and then weaves those over-under, over-under almost like a checkerboard pattern. So there’s very little space for resin to accumulate, you get super low resin content, and then you also get a lot of strength in varying directions. It can take pull and load in multiple directions. Another benefit is that it’s super lightweight. You’re getting an incredible amount of strength, in an ultra-lightweight package.”

Read much more about Spread Tow and the Ventus TR profile in our Ventus TR Blue launch piece.

Regarding the line extension, Reynolds said:

“Any time we incorporate a new technology into a shaft offering, it’s always in the conversation to expand and integrate that technology into additional profiles. The immediate adoption, success, and performance gains we saw from VENTUS TR Blue led us to enhance the line with additional profiles. Expanding VENTUS TR offerings provides fitters more options in the VENTUS line to fit, and ultimately help a wider range of players improve the performance of their drivers and fairway woods. With six VENTUS profiles available with varying performance characteristics, the VENTUS line is truly firing on all cylinders.”

Pricing and availability

MSRP: $350 through 600-plus authorized Fujikura Charter Dealers and select OEM custom programs

Available at retail: End of August

Flexes: TR Red (R2-X flex, 59 grams – 89 grams), TR Black (S-X flex, 59 grams – 89 grams)

 

 

 

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Whats in the Bag

Sungjae Im WITB 2022 (August)

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Driver: Titleist TSi2 (8 degrees, 0.75 degree flat lie)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees, 0.75 degree flat lie)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (3-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (48-10F @47, 54-08M @53, 60-04L)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5 Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion 1.0PT

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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Joohyung Kim’s winning WITB: 2022 Wyndham Championship

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  • Joohyung Kim what’s in the bag accurate as of the Wyndham Championship. Kim’s decision between 2-iron, 3-iron, hybrid is course dependent. More photos from the event here.

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees, A1)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (13.5 degrees, A1)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX

Irons: Titleist T200 (2-3), Titleist T100 (4-PW)
Shafts: Fujikura Ventus Black HB 10 TX (2), Project X 5.5 (3), Project X 6.0 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52-12F, 56-10S), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-A)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron TourType GSS Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Tour 2.0

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride MCC, Golf Pride MCC Align (2-PW)

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