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New TPT Red Range Shafts offer an “Improvement Guarantee”

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Swiss manufacturer TPT has just introduced the newest shafts to its lineup: the Red Range.

The shafts are created with Continuous Fiber technology, a patent-pending automated shaft manufacturing process that continuously winds the carbon-fiber prepreg material around the shaft mandrel from tip to handle. The result is golf shafts produced without seams or spines, which can reduce performance and consistency, according to the company.

“Continuous Fiber means that our shafts are made with one start and one stop,” says TPT Co-Founder Gerard Gautier. “We don’t have over-layers. We don’t have gaps. And we can do this because unlike our competitors, we’re not making shafts by hand. We’re using automation.”

TPT Technology

The Red Range of shafts uses TPT’s all-new Thin-Ply 2.0 carbon-fiber prepreg, which according to TPT is two times stronger and three times tougher than the company’s original Thin-Ply material used in its Blue Range.

The Thin-Ply 2.0 utilizes an improved resin formulation TPT developed exclusively for its golf division that gave its designers the freedom to push the performance and durability of TPT shafts further than the previous generation.

The prepreg material is created with an automated process that takes TPT’s ultra-thin carbon-fiber and stacks it together in precise orientations. The sheets are then fused together to multiply their strength and toughness before they’re cut into strips and wound from tip to handle to create a seamless, spineless golf shaft.

The TPT Guarantee

Some golfers have a hard time justifying the performance benefits associated with aftermarket shafts, but TPT is attempting to remove any doubt by introducing the Automatic Improvement Guarantee, a statement of the confidence that its Red Range shafts will offer golfers longer, straighter drives when fit by a TPT Authorized Fitter.

According to the company: “The Automatic Improvement Guarantee is simple. If golfers aren’t seeing the same improved performance with a TPT shaft that they saw in their fitting, they can return it to their participating TPT Authorized fitter within 30 days of purchase for a return or exchange.”

Price and Availability

The Red range shaft series is categorized numerically 14-19, each of which is available in both Hi and Lo models (12 in total). The naming system prioritizes dynamic performance over the non-standardized monikers typically used to define shaft models.

TPT Red shafts are $500 each and are available exclusively through their network of more than 200 authorized fitters around the world.

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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    Feb 28, 2021 at 9:14 am

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  4. Richard

    Apr 21, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    I normally don’t flinch at price. If PXG would come out with a single-length iron set, I’d probably bite. But $500 per shaft? If you’re really serious, that’s $6,000 or so for the bag. Please. I’d love to hear the value proposition where you get $6,000 more of performance, satisfaction, or whatever. Go ahead, I can’t wait to hear it.

    • Try again

      Apr 21, 2020 at 8:49 pm

      Hey smart guy

      “ Red Range shafts will offer golfers longer, straighter drives when fit by a TPT Authorized Fitter.”

      In case you truly can’t read even with a second chance, I’ll point out the words “drives.”

      Pxg single length … Everything about your post is wrong. Just stop

    • Rascal

      Apr 21, 2020 at 8:57 pm

      You failed at “value proposition”.

  5. No Thanks

    Apr 21, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Seeing Leadbetter as their primary endorsement actually would discourage me from using these even if they were free.

    Hell. No.

  6. dat

    Apr 21, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    For $500 it better.

  7. Mower

    Apr 21, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    “TPT Red shafts are $500 each and are available exclusively…” Muaaahahahahaaaarrrrrr! Eh… nope.

  8. Henrik

    Apr 21, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    When is the release date?

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