Mitsubishi Diamana ZF Golf Shaft
The ZF combines the extreme stability that players have grown accustom to with the DF and whiteboard offerings from Mitsubishi with the BF, blueboard feel that many love. The ZF importantly will also fit almost any driver or fairway wood style and may enable you to continue to pound your favorite clubs with more ease and less stress and expense. As the rules of golf continue to limit golf club heads and ball speeds, performance gains can be found through proper fittings, especially in golf shafts and the ZF should be on any serious golfer’s list to test this season.
The Diamana line of golf shafts from Mitsubishi Chemical is one of the most well-established names in high performance driver and fairway wood graphite shafts. Currently being used by many of the top name players in the world, Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, and Justin Thomas to name a few, the Diamana has seen worldwide success in several iterations and continues to improve the performance of elite and casual golfers. The newest line of Diamana shafts features the typical whiteboard style – DF, the blueboard style – BF, and an all new hybrid style – ZF. This review will take a deep dive into the brand new ZF that can be found in Justin Thomas driver currently.
- The Diamana ZF shaft features technologies such as MR70 carbon fiber, Boron fibers, a special ion plating the to create stability, stiffness, and sophistication.
- The ZF shaft is specifically engineered to fall between the bend profiles of the DF and BF to create a consistent golf shaft with mid to low launch and low spin.
- The ZF boasts a stable butt and tip section with a slightly softer mid-section for optimized feel and energy transfer at a variety of swing speeds.
Diamana ZF Golf Shaft Detailed Review
Design and Technology
Mitsubishi designed the ZF shaft to be incredibly stable but create feel and feedback that lets golfers effortlessly produce more acceleration through the hitting area. MR70 carbon fiber has been integrated into the ZF shaft specifically to create more strength, (20% stronger than other materials) and more consistency (10% higher modulus). Boron is used to reinforce the golf shaft to stand up to all types of swing style and speeds and create enhanced energy transfer for better results at impact.
Diamana is a brand I have used and loved many times. My one exception with it has always been, the whiteboard style gives me the best numbers, but the blueboard feels so much better. Also, the difference in these two, now DF and BF, models made it difficult to fit golfers of select swing speeds or that required more versatility when coming from different areas of the golf course with a fairway wood. ZF solves each of these problems wonderfully. ZF is versatile enough to give to players that swing at almost any speed and can be used in a fairway wood to launch the golf ball higher into greens from fairways and roughs or create laser-like penetrating shots with that same club coming from the tee.
It is extremely easy to see why Justin Thomas and others have moved to the ZF shaft. Its stability helped me tighten my strike dispersion and enabled me to hit any shot I wanted to during testing and play. I have played Mitsubishi’s Tensei CK Pro Orange shaft for more than two season now but the ZF is making a serious contention for my driver spot and my fairway wood as well. The standout feature of the Diamana ZF shaft is how easily I could hit it high, hit it low, and the versatility it created from a variety of lies with my fairway woods.
Who should buy the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF Golf Shaft?
Shaft fitting is one of the most difficult aspects of golf club fitting. Mainly, each player is different and one golf shaft that is high launching, low spinning for one golfer may be low launching and high spinning for the next. Importantly, the best golf shaft tailors to a wide range of players and make the game easier for the person who is swinging it. The ZF combines the extreme stability that players have grown accustom to with the DF and whiteboard offerings from Mitsubishi with the BF, blueboard feel that many love. The ZF importantly will also fit almost any driver or fairway wood style and may enable you to continue to pound your favorite clubs with more ease and less stress and expense. As the rules of golf continue to limit golf club heads and ball speeds, performance gains can be found through proper fittings, especially in golf shafts and the ZF should be on any serious golfer’s list to test this season.
The Diamana ZF is available at professional club fitting locations. It is standard in 13 different models to suit almost any golfer. Weights from 40-grams to 80-grams can be fit in flexes ranging from Regular to Tour-Extra-Stiff. Each ZF shaft model features a middle to high kick point to product mid to low launches in standardized testing.
Mitsubishi dominate the golf shaft space on professional golfing tours. The ZF shaft is extremely well-balanced and pairs great with drivers ranging from forgiving to extremely low spin. The ZF is also an exceptional choice in 3 or 5 woods. It is a testament to the engineering prowess of Mitsubishi that they have observed the need for a model between the DF and BF and have fit the ZF in perfectly. In total, the proprietary materials designed by Mitsubishi is the hallmark of their “Material Difference” and the major reason they continue to dominate the golf shaft space.