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June 4 2013

1:00 PM

KBS adds new shaft to lineup

By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider

One of KBS's most popular shafts is about to get a little bit lighter and more "hittable," after the Boulder, Colorado-based shaft manufacturer announced the addition of C-Taper Lite to its shaft lineup.

Through feedback from recreational players, Kim Braley, KBS's director of R&D and TOUR operations went about designing a lighter version of C-Taper that fit between the Tour and Tour 90, in terms of trajectory and spin.

"We've had tremendous demand for this particular kind of shaft," Braley said. "I really wanted to have a product that fits everybody, and I believe the new C-Taper Lite has a necessary spot in our line. It's lighter and more playable than C-Taper, and I believe it will have a broad appeal for a variety of players."

As opposed to the original C-Taper, which is geared towards players looking for a low trajectory, low spin shaft, KBS's new version will produce a mid-high trajectory and spin rate.

The C-Taper light will come in three flexes with a satin finish, and will be 5-10 grams lighter (105g-115g) than the standard C-Taper that's available in five flexes from 110g-130g.

 

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