Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange Shaft Review
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One of the most popular shafts of 2018 has been the Mitsubishi TENSEI CK Pro Orange. This shaft was put into play by some of the best players in the world including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, and others. An addition to the popular TENSEI CK Series of shafts, the Pro Orange joins the CK Pro White, CK Pro Blue, and CK Pro Red models. The TENSEI Pro Orange is a high-end shaft designed to help players with high swings speeds get the most out of their club. The TENSEI Pro Orange is perfect for strong players looking to take their game to the next level.
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- TheTENSEI Pro Orange uses a counter-balanced approach alongside extreme tip-stiffness to give versatility to players with high swing speed. Indicative of all CK Pro series, the Pro Orange is engineered with Carbon Fiber and Kevlar® in the butt-section of the shaft.
- This shaft also features a multi-material design utilizing intermittent High Modulus, 40-Ton prepreg and tungsten powder to deliver precise weight throughout. MR70 carbon fiber is infused into the tip section to deliver lower torque and improved stability.
- TENSEI Pro Orange is billed as a top-of-the-line low launch, low spin, high kick point shaft that elite golfers will love. When compared to the rest of the TENSEI Series, the Pro Orange is stiffest in the tip-section and softest in the butt-section. This unique contradiction between the ends of the shaft give it a signature soft feel with precise club head delivery.
TENSEI Pro Orange Shaft Detailed Review
Design and Technology
Mitsubishi is known for making high-quality shafts that tour players love. High swing speed players tend to gravitate towards Mitsubishi offerings to enhance their control but remove the rigid feel that accompanies so many extra-stiff shafts. TENSEI Pro Orange’s true genius is in its counter-balanced design. Allowing high swing players to increase the clubhead weight while maintaining their preferred swing weight can result in massive ball speed increases.
Players with swing speeds above 110 mph will find that heavier driver and fairway wood heads can offer additional ball speeds by using more mass to create a larger impact. By positioning the weight of the golf shaft closer to the butt-section, the Pro Orange allows golfers to add clubhead mass and produce longer drives.
After testing this shaft I quickly adopted it as my gamer. I am fortunate enough to be able to test many aftermarket shafts and have found this to be the best one in my current driver. I have played the TENSEI Pro Orange for one season now and have seen my driver distance and accuracy increase. By utilizing the counter-balanced nature of this shaft, I was able to add additional head weight to my G400 Max driver while maintaining my standard D4 swing weight. This extra head mass allowed me to pick up 3 mph in ball speed.
This added carry distance coupled with the extreme forgiveness in the G400 Max club head design has given me the best all-around driver I have ever played. Without question, my confidence with the driver has never been higher and I achieved my furthest drive to date with a carry of 310 yards as recorded by the GCQuad launch monitor system.
Even though this shaft is built for the faster swing player, I find it to be incredibly smooth, it loads and unloads effortlessly and allows me to know exactly where my club is during all parts of my swing. I have allowed my regular foursome to test it with my driver to get their responses. Even golfers with swing speeds as low as 95 mph with their drivers have noticed how effortless it feels when hitting golf shots. I think that due to the softer butt-section of this shaft, many people beyond just the quickest swingers will be shocked at how great Pro Orange performs in their hands.
Custom Manufactured exclusively by Tour Shop Fresno for your order - we do not sell these through anyone else. They are new, custom manufactured to order, aftermarket shafts that are "Ready to Play" out of the box with adapter sleeve and grip installed. Just add your head and go hit it! Head wrench is not included. Tour Shop Fresno is an Authorized Dealer offering 'Shaft Manufacturer's Warranty' and guaranteed manufacturing workmanship of the assembly. Because they are built to order, you...
- Incredible clubhead stability at the highest swing speeds
- The tip-stiff design gives ultimate control while the soft butt-section yields incredible feel
- Ability to order in a variety of weights and flexes for all player preferences and swings
- Limited availability to demo in retail stores and pro shops
- The TENSEI Pro Orange is expensive, even among aftermarket shafts, with an MSRP of $450
- The counter-balance feel can be odd for golfers used to traditionally weighted shafts
The TENSEI Pro Orange is available in 60g regular, stiff, and tour-extra-stiff options, 70g stiff, and tour-extra-stiff options, 80g tour-extra-stiff, and 90g tour-extra-stiff options. The torque rating for these shafts ranges between 3.6 degrees in the softest flex and lightest 60g model and 2.5 degrees in the stiffest, heaviest 90g model. Every model of the TENSEI Orange comes with a high-kick point design that promotes low-launch and low-spin.
My current gamer is a Ping G400 Max 9-degree headset 1 degree open with a playing loft of 7.9 degrees. My shaft of choice is the TENSEI CK Pro Orange shaft playing at 45 inches in 72g, tour-X-flex. My grip on all my clubs is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet standard grip.
The Mitsubishi TENSEI CK Pro Orange shaft takes advantage of high-quality materials for ultimate performance and aesthetics. Offering golfers unparalleled tip stability with a feel that is smooth rather than firm, TENSEI Pro Orange really shines in the hands of players looking for added accuracy from their driver without wanting to swing a club that feels harsh. The addition of the counter-balanced Pro Orange option to the already impressive TENSEI lineup is why Mitsubishi continues to be the shaft of choice for hundreds of PGA professionals.
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