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(4) TESTER ANNOUNCED: KBS TOUR Prototype Hybrid Shafts

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Huge fan of KBS shafts!  I'd love to put these through their paces all summer and fall here in the Seattle Area.


- Brandon, Seattle, WA  

- Adams Proto 22 with Aldila Black stiff,  Cobra F7 with Fujikara Pro Stiff

- I probably need Stiff 85 gram in cobra, 85 or 95 gram in Adams.

- I have good distance but tend to pull them into a bit of a hook, mores than any of my other clubs.



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John Shuff from Mississippi

Ben Hogan 20 & 25 degree hybrids, both with UST iRoD 75 gram F4 (S) shafts

I was custom fit for them but they are the Company's standard specs for the respective lofts.

Having these be a little shorter than hybrids from other companies makes them very easy to hit very close to straight when I swing within myself.



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Charles    Massachusetts


Callaway X2Hot Hybrid 4h  Aldila Tour Blue Regular


Not custom fit


Would like a little more consistency

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Ron - Colorado  7.5 index

3 hybrid 19 deg Reg shaft  4 hybrid 22 deg Reg Shaft

Off the shelf

Strong on hitting mostly straight or drawing the shot on demand.  Do not cut the ball very much.  4 hybrid goes 205 to 215 and 3 hybrid 215 - 230.

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I would put them in my Ping G25 hybrids. Regular flex. Stock shafts.


Dave, Frankfort , KY


Strength: hit 4 and 5 ok. Weakness: very inconsistent with 3.



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- Your first name & home state/province: Marcelo from Missouri

- Your current hybrid and shaft combo, with lofts: RBZ 3Hybrid, Stiff Shaft, 19*, Callaway FT 4Hybrid, Stiff Shaft, 24*

- Hybrid/shaft custom fit?: No, Standard is fine

- Strengths/weakness of your hybrid game: Strength - Consistent shot making.  Weakness - None.


Thanks in advance if chosen!

Clubs in my Ogio Shredder Cart Bag

Driver: Ping G400 10 deg
Fairway: Titleist 917F2 3 Wood 15 deg
Hybrids: Titleist 816H1 3 hybrid 19 deg, 
TaylorMade M2 4 hybrid 23 deg
Irons: Srixon Z565 4-AW

Wedges: Titleist SM6 54* and SM7 60* 
Putter: Nike Method Core i3
Ball: OnCore Elixir

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North Carolina

Taylormade rescue w/ 85g x-stiff stock shaft (not custom fit). And a taylorlmade M2 tour driving iron w/ KBS tour X-stiff shaft(custom fit).

Current miss is to the right

Would like the X-Stiff 85g or 95g shaft



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- Duncan Castles, Western Cape

- KBS steel hybrid shaft, R flex with Wishon 775HS heads 18, 21 + 25 degrees.

- Custom fit by Golf Science

- More consistent with hybrids than 5 iron with fewer big misses. Heads work well from a variety of lies, including bunkers. Generally struggle for trajectory with 18 degree hybrid. Sometime hit 25 degree hybrid too high.


Really like the KBS steel hybrid shafts, which perform better for me than the graphite shafts they replaced. Am therefore intrigued to compare them head-to-head to these prototype shafts.

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Jake Ohio

Taylormade rbz 19 degree with matrix ozik


Over drawing



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Driver: 2017 Taylormade M2 10.5 Degrees 

Wood: 2016 Taylormade M2 16.5 Degrees

Hybrids: Rbz Black Edition 3 & 4 Hybrids

Irons: Taylormade Speedblades 5-Pw

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Sm6 wedges 50 54 & 58

Putter: Taylormade TP soto

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Josh - New Zealand

Callaway Big Bertha alpha 815 18 degree loft (set to 17), Fujikura Speeder 865 X flex.

Fitted myself using the trackman at work.

Good distance and generally consistent.

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- Mike & ON

- Adams Tight LiesYour current hybrid and shaft combo, with lofts

- Adams TIght Lies 3-19degree; 5-25degree/Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage 6SHY FLEX-R; not custom fit

- Good off tee & soft landings on approach; Tend to slice (surprisingly not a hook) on mishits

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Hi everybody


I'm Manuel from Madrid, Spain.


I have two hybrids in my bag

- Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 Tour 18,5 deg. Shaft Rocketfuel Stiff

- Taylormade Aeroburner 22 deg. Shaft Matrix Speed Rul-z Stiff


Swing speed 102/105 mph.

I have a great distance with my hybrids but sometimes i hit hook/pull-hook

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Bradd - New Jersey

My trusty Ping G10 with UST (black, yellow, white one) I can't remember the model, 23 degree and stiff.   I also have a Mizuno JPX 900 3 Hybrid 19 degrees with Speedster 757 Stiff.   

The only clubs in my bag that were not custom fit.   

Strengths, I hit my G10 215 and straight, it is my go to club when I need a 205+ yard shot.   Lately I have been hitting it too high but that is me, not the club.   My JPX 900 is loooooonng.   I can carry it 240 when I need to but the ball flight is very low, I am looking to get this up a bit.   I also tend to snap hook it a bit but again, I think that is pilot error (isn't it all).  


I have been carrying hybrids since Orlimar came out with them and have found them to be one of the best additions to my bag over the years,  I have tried several other 2 and 3 hybrids over the years without much success but am enjoying the Mizuno and been gaming it a lot lately.  


Would love to try these shafts and see if they can provide the consistency that my irons have with KBS Tour shafts.   

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Honolulu Hawaii

Tour stage UTX 21*

Tend to snap hook hybrids



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Moved from Japan to Hawaii in 2007, Played JDM irons (PRGR ID forged) for many years

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Chris - Florida

2015 Cobra Bio Cell w/stock stiff mid flex/mid torque 63G loft: adjusted to 19-degrees

Off the rack purchase

Strengths:  trouble shots/working ball right-to-left

Weakness:  consistent trajectory


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