MRC GOLF, INC. Launches KURO KAGE™ XM Wood with Titanium Nickel (TiNi) Wire

Carlsbad, CA - (October 3, 2015) - MRC GOLF, INC. has introduced the KURO KAGE™ XM shaft for woods globally. This new series utilizes premium 40 and 46 Ton carbon fiber as well as an ultra-long 13 inch application of the Titanium Nickel (TiNi) Wire prepreg in the tip-section in a similar manner as the lower launching KURO KAGE™ XT Series released in late 2014.

Made exclusively at our facilities in Tokyo, Japan the new KURO KAGE™ XM profile features the same two key technologies found in the XT Series: Low Resin Content (LRC) Prepreg and Titanium Nickel (TiNi) Wire. Featuring a softer mid-section to promote increased launch, the addition of TiNi wire in the tip-section to the XM series provides maximum stability through impact for this profile delivering a potent combination of power and control in this higher launching product.

The shaft is finished in a rich ION Plating, creating a stunning and sophisticated surface. It's a product with a balanced profile that can accommodate players who like to shape shots and vary launch.


Low Resin Content Prepreg (LRC)

Using less resin than in traditional prepreg allows us to create a higher density of carbon fiber, without adding weight. The result is added strength with enhanced feel.

Titanium Nickel (TiNi) Wire

TiNi Wire in the KURO KAGE™ XM is an elastic yet extremely strong wire, with the unique ability to stretch and then immediately regain its original shape. This stretching action allows the shaft to efficiently transfer and unload energy. It also creates extra strength and stability, to reduce shaft deformation at impact. The result is distance with control.

40 and 46 Ton Carbon Fiber

Utilizing prepreg with higher modulus fibers in the tip section further enhances this already tip-stiff profile, adding stability and strength to the shaft without adding weight.


Product Profile


Pricing & Availability

The KURO KAGE™ XM will be make available in limited quantity through MRC GOLF authorized retailers and dealers nationwide beginning November 1st, and has a suggested retail price of $400.

It's offered in the following weights and flexes:

KURO KAGE™ XM 60 (R, S, X, TX)




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.


For additional information please contact:

Stacey Benvenuto

Brand Marketing/PGA TOUR Representative