MRC GOLF, INC. Debuts the Second Generation KURO KAGE™ Black With A Higher Balance Point

Carlsbad, CA - (March 1, 2014) - MRC GOLF, INC. has officially introduced the second-generation KURO KAGE™ Black shaft with a high balance point. Building on the success of the original KURO KAGE™ Black profile, this new shaft features the same technically advanced High Density Prepreg with up to 15 percent more carbon fiber and significantly less resin (20 vs. 33 percent) than standard prepreg. Fewer gaps and voids in the prepreg creates more consistent performance, increased stability and a better feel at impact with less harshness.

Raising the balance point ultimately translates to more distance and better feel. Like the original KURO KAGE™ Black, the second-generation KURO KAGE™ Black features a smooth bend profile with a softer mid-section balanced by slightly stiffer tip and butt sections. Our High Density Prepreg continues to be used in the lower third of the shaft, for enhanced feel, stability and strength. The new higher balance point changes weight distribution, which boosts swing speed.

The shaft walls are slightly thicker towards the butt end, which raises the balance point. This creates a lighter swingweight that leads to increased clubhead speed and distance, and also creates a better feel. We've also raised the balance point without altering the shaft length.

Who It's Best For

Players who like a smooth balanced profile, as well as those needing versatility. This is also a great choice for players using adjustable driver technology. Particularly considering its advanced technology, it's an excellent series that meets the demands of a wide range of players.


Product Profile


Pricing & Availability

The second-generation KURO KAGE™ Black with a higher balance point is now available through MRC GOLF authorized retailers and dealers nationwide, and has a suggested retail price of $200 for the wood shafts, $100 for the hybrid shafts, and $60 for the iron shafts.

The shaft is offered in the following weights and flexes:

For woods:

KURO KAGE™ Black HBP 50 Series (L, A, R, S, X)

KURO KAGE™ Black HBP 60 Series (R, S, X)

KURO KAGE™ Black HBP 70 Series (S, X)

KURO KAGE™ Black HBP 80 Series (X)


For hybrids:

KURO KAGE™ Black 70 Series (A, R, S)

KURO KAGE™ Black 80 Series (R, S, X)


For irons:

KURO KAGE™ Black 50 Series (L)

KURO KAGE™ Black 60 Series (A, R, S)

KURO KAGE™ Black 70 Series (A, R, S)

KURO KAGE™ Black HBP 80 Series (R, S)

KURO KAGE™ Black HBP 90 Series (R, S)


About Mitsubishi Rayon / Graphite Shafts

MRC GOLF, INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., LTD., dedicated to designing and developing high performance composite golf shafts for discerning golfers everywhere. MRC GOLF leverages their own resources and raw materials (vertical integration), which gives them a competitive advantage. Over the years, MRC GOLF has been a leading supplier of premium composite golf shafts worldwide. With many of the world's best players using Mitsubishi Rayon golf shafts, MRC GOLF has established itself as a dominant force in the golf industry.