Mitsubishi Chemical continues to dominate the wood shafts on worldwide tours and in the drivers and fairway woods of elite players’ bags. The Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi shaft is the next iteration in the titanium-nickel wire (TiNi) family. The TiNi fibers help reinforce each Kuro Kage shaft tip to deliver players more stability, more power, and more control. The Dual-Core design incorporates two layers of the elastic titanium to increase tip stiffness and provide a mid-launch, low-spin beast of a golf shaft. The Kuro Kago Silver Dual-Core TiNi is perfect for high swing speed players looking to get more distance and lower spin from the tee.
- Dual-Core Titanium Nickel (TiNi) Wire reinforces the tip of the Kuro Kage golf shaft to provide ultimate recoil after impact and tighter shot dispersion.
- Low resin content (L.R.C.) prepreg is made with 15% more carbon fiber and 15% less synthetic resin to improve the strength to weight ratio of the shaft.
- Variable torque in each shaft gives Mitsubishi the ability to design a line of a shaft that complements players of various abilities and swing speeds.
Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Shaft Detailed Review
Design and Technology
The Mitsubishi Kuro Kage line of shafts have been played by Tour pros including Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia. The newest model, the Silver Dual-Core TiNi is built for a larger variety of players who are seeking improved distance and accuracy in their metalwood performance. This mid-launch, low-spin golf shaft combines carbon fiber, elastic titanium nickel wire, and low resin prepreg to give golfers more control at all driver and fairway wood club head speeds.
I have played a version of the Silver TiNi driver shaft previously, so I was excited to see how Mitsubishi has improved its design. The Silver Dual-Core TiNi that I tested was the 70-gram X-stiff version in my Ping G400 Max driver. The shaft held up well with my swing speed of around 118 miles per hour. I have played a number of Mitsubishi shafts and am always impressed with their ability to couple superior stability with a smooth feel. The Kuro Kage shaft is something that I would recommend to any player looking to stabilize their driver; although, have not found this model to complement fairway woods very well.
The Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi has been built with more titanium nickel to increase firmness in the tip without creating a golf shaft that feel harsh to swing. Mitsubishi has created a wood shaft that fits players of all swing speeds with a blend of launch and spin that maximizes distance and forgiveness off the tee box. Players familiar with the Kuro Kage line and other Mitsubishi shafts need to try the newest Dual-Core offering.
Kuro Kage Silver Dual Core Tini Shaft
- A second layer of titanium nickel (TiNi) adds stability and control in a reinforced tip design.
- Variable torque gives club fitters and golfers more options for those who enjoy a softer feeling shaft.
- The Silver Dual-Core TiNi has a similar feel to prior Kuro Kage models with improved performance.
- This shaft does not offer ideal conditions for fairway woods coming from the tee and ground.
- Although cheaper than most other premium shafts, some players can find better performance elsewhere.
- Very high swing speeds may need a shaft with a higher kick point if they are looking for lower launch.
The Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi is available in weight ranges between 50- and 90-grams. Higher torque specs in lighter shafts give players more feel as their swing speeds decrease. High swing speed players should look more in the 60- to 80-gram offerings for lower torque, more stable offerings. The 50- and 60-gram models come in three flexes of regular, stiff, and extra-stiff. The 70-gram range is available in stiff and extra-stiff options while the 80-gram shaft is only available in the extra-stiff flex.
The Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi shaft offers a variety of torques, flexes, and weights that can be fit to a wide range of golfers. Testing with this shaft shows it shining in the hands of higher swing speed players. I believe that they can better take advantage of the reinforced tip section. The guarantee of higher quality, low resin materials mean that players are getting the ultimate in golf shaft performance throughout the entire swing. The use of the ultra-strong titanium nickel (TiNi) wire helps create more accuracy and better performance on driver shots.
Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi Shaft Video Review
How Does the Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Shaft Compare?
Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange
The Tensei CK Pro Orange is one of the most popular shafts currently on golfing tours. The Tensei Pro Orange uses carbon DuPont Kevlar, MR70, low resin content, and tungsten power to deliver an ultra-tip stiff design made for golfers looking for the best performance possible. Tungsten powder allows Mitsubishi to relocate the balance point of the shaft more near the butt section for increased swing speeds and a counter-balanced feel. The Tensei CK Pro Orange shaft is a low launch, low spin shaft built for players looking to take their driving to the next level.
The Ventus uses Fujikura’s VeloCore technology to give players maximum stability and forgiveness without a harsh feel. Ventus is perfect for players looking to get the most out of their driver without sacrificing feel. VeloCore improves energy transfer throughout the entire golf shaft by blending 70 Ton and 40 Ton carbon fiber. 70 Ton carbon fiber is 150% stronger than the next leading, T1100g, fiber and makes the Ventus shaft the most forgiving shaft on the market. Players looking to dial in their misses form off-center strikes can benefit from the added stability and great feedback of the Fujikura Ventus shaft.
Project X HZRDUS Black
The HZRDUS Black is the low launch, low spin shaft offering from Project X. HZRDUS Black features an ultra-stable midsection for players with an aggressive tempo and high swing speed. Players looking to gain control can look to the HZRDUS Black to help them through the entire golf swing. Optimized taper and high-performance resin materials combine to give players a unique feel and better launch and spin conditions during violent transitions.
Should You Buy the Kuro Kage Shaft?
This shaft is a standout performer in the driver shaft category. Other shaft models may offer better performance for fairway woods coming from the tee or the turf. Mitsubishi delivers on its promise of an improved Kuro Kage shaft in the Dual-Core TiNi design. The variable torque system makes it easy to fit into players of all swing speeds and feel preferences. This shaft is not made for only the highest swinging player, but I have found it best in their hands. Players coming from previous generation Kuro Kage models will love the similar feel and added performance of the Silver Dual-Core TiNi shaft.
- Key Features
- Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Shaft Detailed Review
- Kuro Kage Silver Dual Core Tini Shaft
- Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi Shaft Video Review
- How Does the Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Shaft Compare?
- Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange
- Fujikura Ventus
- Project X HZRDUS Black
- Should You Buy the Kuro Kage Shaft?