Carlsbad, CA – (February 1, 2021) – Touted as a shaft built “for the player who seeks perfection,” the new TENSEI™1K Pro White from MCA GOLF represents the best expression of both material superiority and technological innovation.
“Not only are TENSEI™1K Pro White shafts constructed using super premium 1K Fiber, but they are also one of the first shafts to utilize our new XLINK Tech Resin System,” says Mark Gunther, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MCA GOLF. “Either would be newsworthy, but together they create something truly special.”
1K Fiber is an extraordinary material that is three times thinner than the Carbon Kevlar found in many premium shafts. This smaller diameter allows for a tighter, more consistent weave. The result is a more perfect structure that transmits more of the “good” high frequency vibrations associated with a pure ball strike.
“We like to describe it as that ‘1K feel,’” says Gunther. “Imagine experiencing the purest sensation of that feeling you get from ideal impact.”
A highly valued material, the use of 1K Fiber in a production line of this size is only made possible by Mitsubishi Chemical’s vertical integration. As a manufacturer they are able to create the exact specs and quantities required, a feat that could not be effectively duplicated on the open market.
The new XLINK Tech Resin System is also unique to Mitsubishi Chemical. This innovative dual-phase process creates a carbon-rich structure that is universally stronger while maximizing feel and responsiveness.
“XLINK Tech bonded structures are both higher modulus and higher elongation, two key factors we look for to improve stability,” says Gunther. “It is a highly beneficial process that you’ll see utilized in future MCA GOLF products to come.”
Boron fiber in the tip section to caps off the exceptional TENSEI™1K Pro White design. The series will launch with the White profile, available from 50R to 80TX.
TENSEI™1K Pro White is ideal for any player seeking the advantage that comes from playing a super premium shaft made using only the most exclusive materials.
This special production will be available only at MCA GOLF authorized retailers and dealers, beginning February 2021 with a suggested retail price of $500.
Weights and flexes:
TENSEI™1K Pro White 50 (R, S, X, TX Flex)
TENSEI™1K Pro White 60 (R, S, X, TX Flex)
TENSEI™1K Pro White 70 (S, X, TX Flex)
TENSEI™1K Pro White 80 (S, X, TX Flex)
Low Launch and Low Spin
1K Fiber is a highly valued material that is three times thinner than Carbon Kevlar. This reduced diameter allows for a tighter weave with smaller seams. A prohibitively expensive material to purchase in large quantities, the use of 1K Fiber is an example of how Mitsubishi Chemical in-house material production provides a competitive edge.
XLINK TECH RESIN SYSTEM
XLINK Tech is a novel and proprietary resin system the combines two separate epoxy and non-epoxy phases to create a bond that yields both higher modulus and higher elongation. When used to manufacture prepreg it produces a carbon-rich structure that is amazingly stable while also maximizing feel and responsiveness.
Boron fiber is equivalent in stiffness to high modulus carbon fiber, but with superior compression strength. As a result, it is often utilized for structural reinforcement, most notably in military applications. Mitsubishi Chemical uses Boron fiber in combination with other proprietary materials to produce prepreg options that deliver unprecedented strength and stability.
MCA GOLF, INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, dedicated to designing and developing high performance composite golf shafts for discerning golfers everywhere. MCA GOLF, INC. leverages its own resources and raw materials through vertical integration, which gives it a competitive advantage. Over the years, it has been a leading supplier of premium composite golf shafts worldwide. With many of the world's best players using its golf shafts, MCA GOLF, INC. has established itself as a dominant force in the golf industry.
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MCA GOLF, INC.