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UST MAMIYA Elements Chrome Over the last two years, you've heard about the development and design of the UST MAMIYA Recoil Prototype iron shafts. I hear they have even caught the undivided attention of Golfspy Tony and could be in his irons this season. The Elements Chrome was designed to be the 46â€ version of the Recoil Prototypes for the driver and fairway woods. They're calling it, â€œState of the art in carbon fiber golf shaft design, utilizing key technologies developed over 22 years of R&D to produce the longest and straightest shaft in golf.â€ Sound familiar? Yep, the long version of the Recoil. Many of the same properties of the Recoil shafts show up in the Elements Chrome. It's designed to optimize the â€œspring effectâ€ and the most efficient energy transfer from butt to tip. According to UST MAMIYA, this â€œelementâ€ maximizes ball speed and tightens up dispersion. The shaft maintains variable wall thickness throughout the shaft which contributes to that Recoil-like feel. Like many of the UST MAMIYA offerings over the years, the Elements Chrome is counter balanced. At the conclusion of the 2013 season, well, I mean, the start of the 2013-2014 season last October, the Elements Chrome started to make it's way onto the PGA Tour. The shaft is designed to increase ball speed, and UST MAMIYA engineers cite gains of 3-5 MPH off the driver. Tour testing has demonstrated the Elements Chrome to be a mid launch, low spin shaft. Like previous offerings such as the ATTAS Series of shafts, UST MAMIYA offers in-between flex offerings. With the Elements Chrome, the standard stiff will profile closer to the TS (something in-between Stiff and X-Stiff,) but will have more torque. My first order of business will be the installation of the Elements Chrome into a SLDR 3W...