Nippon Shaft has launched its the first ever hybrid shaft made of steel and graphite, which is designed to bring the best characteristics of both materials to hybrid clubs.
The new new N.S.PRO MODUS³ Hybrid Graphite On Steel Technology shaft provides users of hybrid clubs with the solid feel and tighter dispersion associated with steel along with the easier launch, greater distance, higher trajectory and vibration-dampening qualities of graphite.
Nippon Shaft’s patented special adhesive enables the thin-walled, 70g steel shaft to adhere to an outer coating of multi-layered carbon (graphite) to create a shaft of ideal weight and flexibility. The bend profile of the shafts is based on the tour-validated N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 105, which is designed to promote an easy launch, mid-peak trajectory and spin.
“It truly is a hybrid shaft for hybrid clubs,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing manager for Nippon Shaft. “Most golfers use steel shafts in their irons and graphite shafts in their drivers and 3-woods, but the N.S. PROMODUS³ Hybrid Shaft is made specifically for hybrid clubs.
Fukuda added: “We think the concept will make sense to golfers, who will be convinced when they experience the performance of the hybrid shaft. Any current MODUS³ user will quickly be familiar with the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Hybrid Shaft and that users of other shafts will immediately feel its improved quality.”
Nippon Shafts are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through Nippon Shaft’s dedicated global club fitter network.