Mizuno has announced a raft of new technical breakthroughs in what it’s called ‘a year of innovation’ with the new JPX850 line. The line boasts a number of technical and manufacturing breakthroughs for the Japanese manufacturer – all industry firsts, aimed at increasing ball speed and distance.
Arguably the most impressive and surprising is the introduction of BORON within Mizuno’s revered Grain Flow Forging process. The introduction of Boron (JPX850 Forged) has allowed Mizuno to increase the strength of its Forged material, allowing its R&D team greater design freedom – and ultimately more distance from iron to iron.
There is also a timely re-introduction of Mizuno’s Fast Track sliding weight system in the JPX850 driver. Having introduced Fast Track back in 2007, Mizuno has proved to be a step ahead of its competitors having introduced their own sliding weight systems in the last 12 months. The new Fast Track sliding system works back from the face – allowing golfers to dramatically change their spin rates. Mizuno’s research unveiled that optimising spin rate was the quickest way to increase overall driving distance.
The Shockwave sole is a new take on increasing ball speed from the face of the smaller headed hybrids and fairway woods. The corrugated effect allows the entire head to flex on impact – delivering an additional energy source to the clubface.
“It’s rare to have so many breakthrough technologies at one time,” commented Tetsuya Kanayama, Senior R&D Manager. “Normally golf equipment evolves with incremental changes. So we are incredibly proud to unveil these breakthroughs and help golfers hit the ball further than ever before.”