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KBS $-Taper Iron Shafts




If you're at all into shaft technology, you no doubt know the name Kim Braly -- the KB of KBS Shafts. His fingerprints are all over some of the most popular shafts in golf history, including the Project X and Rifle shafts, and he co-authored patents for Frequency Matching. 


Since 2008 KBS has been cranking out some of golf's most popular shafts, including the Tour, the Tour V, the C-Taper and the C-Taper Lite. KBS is favorite of OEM's and fitters alike, and this year Braly is introducing his latest creation, the $-Taper.


KBS says the $-Taper (let's call it the Money Taper) is a low-spin, mid-launch shaft designed for feel, workability and distance - KBS calls it Tour feel and Money performance (see what they did there?).


As always, we care what you think. MyGolfSpy is looking for 4 avid golfers to test, review and keep a set (4-PW) of the new $-Tapers and let the MGS Community know what you think.


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How To Apply:


In this thread (and ONLY in this thread), please tell us the following:


First name, home state or province

Your current iron/shaft combo

Shaft Flex

Custom fit?

7-iron carry distance


NOTE: This review opportunity is for shafts only - you will be responsible for grips and shaft installation.  Also, please make sure your irons will fit .355 taper tip shafts.


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Good luck, and we'll announce the testers in this thread next week!


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FW Wood: PXG Gen4 2-wood
Hybrids:  PXG Gen4 18-degree
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*
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North Carolina

Wilson f5 tour forged

nippon modus 3 105


Yes custom

7-iron carry distance 160

I love new shafts but mine are .355 tapered and fairly new so it would be a great comparison against Nippon being i really like them, the black pvd is very cool, i use neon green ferrules and with that black would be very noticeable


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John, Ohio

2016 AP 2 with AMT S  +1.00"


Custom fit - yes by Titleist previously but for older irons (these irons are constructed to the same specs)

7 iron carry = 158 yds

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Jasper, Virginia

712 AP1 with True Temper Dynalite Gold XP


Not custom fit

160 yards


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Bio Cell+ 18.5*

G10 24*

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Kevin, Louisiana


Ping S55 with c-taper 125 s+

+1" maroon dot.


Yes... custom fit


7 iron carry, 180 yards


Love the look of the black shafts!



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BOOM!!! Always great things happening here at MGS!


Since the Cobra Connect Challenge is just kicking off I will bow out of this one, good luck to everyone that enters and I'm looking forward to the reviews.

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Shane, Texas

Bridgestone J15 CB w/ Dynamic Gold AMT



7i Carry: 178 yds


Holy Smokes what a great opportunity. These shafts are legit if the pros are bagging them...which they are!

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Gary Nelson Lancashire UK

Mizuno JPX 900 Tour KBS C taper 


Half inch short standard loft and lie

7 Iron carry 160

:callaway-small: rouge subzero Fujikura Evo 2 shaft

:titelist-small:  F2  3 wood Mitsubishi rayon 

:titelist-small:  818.21 hybrid Even flow black

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I've heard amazing things about this shaft.   Good luck everyone!!

:titelist-small: TSR2 10.0 HZRDUS Red CB 6.0 

:titelist-small: TSiR2 10.0  Tensei Blue X ink 55g 

:titelist-small: TSR2 16.5 PX Evenflow 5.5 60 g 

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T200 5-GW SteelFiber I80 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

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