KBS Shaft Showcase

GolfMagic talks with KBS European Tour Representative, Paul Steels, to get the low down on one of the most successful shaft brands on Tour.

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Fri, 27 Sep 2019

Created by renowned shaft designer Kim Braly and forged from Tour player feedback, the KBS range of shafts features the most advanced steel shaft technology in the industry. Since its inception in 2008, KBS has set a new standard in steel shafts and has gone on to do the same with graphite versions in recent years with the same unprecedented growth and acclaim. KBS shafts are utilised in leading club manufacturer’s irons, accepted in every manufacturer’s custom department and adopted by over 250 Tour professionals.

With the imminent arrival of the brand-new TD Graphite wood shaft, KBS shafts can now be fitted throughout the bag adding to its Tour-acclaimed irons, wedges, hybrids and putter shafts.

Golf Magic recently met with KBS European Tour representative, Paul Steels to get the low down on the most popular KBS shafts on Tour and for the average aftermarket fitting and how a shaft fitting is a must for your game.

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Top 5 KBS Shafts

S-Taper

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The KBS S-Taper provides superior feel while maintaining shot workability for players seeking a mid-launch and mid-to-low spin shaft. The KBS S-Taper shares the same bend profile as the KBS Tour with elongated step patterns to control spin, generating a stable performance throughout the swing. The S-Taper shaft is available in two finishes: Black PVD and Classic KBS chrome.

“The KBS Tour changed the performance and feel of steel golf shafts on Tour ten years ago. The KBS S-Taper will do the same for a new generation of golfers looking for the best golf shafts on the market. The KBS S-Taper is for the player looking for a straighter and stronger ball flight, with lower spin resulting in Tour caliber performance and feel.” - Kim Braly

Weight: 110g-130g
Tip DIA: .355"
Irons: 2-PW
Length: 37.5" - 41"
Finish: Black PVD / Classic KBS Chrome

C-Taper

Inspired by Tour player feedback, the KBS C-Taper shaft produces a lower flight and spin rate while maintaining the benefits of a piercing trajectory and smooth feel. Incorporating signature KBS technology, the C-Taper shaft maximises energy transfer to improve distance and ball control. Independent testing conducted by KBS of the C-Taper resulted in 5% lower trajectory, 5% less spin and 5% more distance.

“The KBS C-Taper shaft immediately stands out because it has a constant taper design that streamlines energy transfer. When properly fit, the KBS C-Taper shaft produces a low trajectory, low spin and a 5% increase in distance versus its competitors.” - Kim Braly

Weight: 110g-130g
Tip DIA: .355"
Irons: 2-PW
Length: 37.5" - 41"
Finish: Satin / Black

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KBS TOUR

The KBS TOUR is Kim Braly’s signature shaft which is ideal for players who desire shot versatility and a mid-trajectory. Incorporating advanced technology, the KBS TOUR maximises energy transfer and increased shot control. The KBS TOUR offers a smooth, responsive feel and is the preferred model of several of the best golfers in the world.

“The KBS TOUR shaft is the core of the KBS product line. Incorporating proportionate step design and gradual wall thickness, the KBS TOUR shaft is the best feeling shaft on the market.” - Kim Braly

Weight: 110g-130g
Tip DIA: .355"
Irons: 1-PW
Length: 37.5" - 41.5"
Finish: Chrome

Tour Hybrid Graphite Prototype

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Inspired and designed from the KBS Tour Shaft, the most popular steel shaft in the KBS Golf Shaft line. The KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype offers KBS signature feel, but in a graphite shaft. Offering performance and stability throughout the entire shaft lets the player hit more aggressive, longer and consistent shots for hybrid clubs. KBS is the first shaft brand to create a seamless transition from your graphite hybrid shafts to your KBS iron and wedge shafts.

“KBS is proud to introduce its first Tour Graphite SHaft model that will finally be able to link your KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype Shafts with your KBS iron and wedge shafts to create the ultimate in performance and fit throughout your bag.” - Kim Baly

Weight: 65g-105g
Tip DIA: .370"
Irons: Hybrid
Length: 42"
Finish: Matte

610 WEDGE

The KBS 610 WEDGE shaft delivers a lower, more penetrating ball flight with controlled spin. This wedge-specific shaft allows skilled players to produce knock-down and other workable shots into, and around, the greens.

“The KBS 610 WEDGE shaft is a high-performance golf shaft. The shaft was designed to bring the shot down at a less steep angle, so the ball doesn’t spin back as much. The ball will stay closer to where it landed and perform better.” - Kim Braly

Weight: 110g-125g
Tip DIA: .355”
Irons: Wedge
Length: 37”
Finish: Chrome

 

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