JULY 01, 2022 – CARLSBAD, CALIF. – Today Mitsubishi Chemical announced the all-new TENSEI™ 1K Black -- a new TENSEI™ profile built specifically to suit powerful swings with no sacrifice in feel and responsiveness. TENSEI™ 1K Black utilizes a 1K carbon fiber in the handle and a focused application of our breakthrough Xlink Tech™ Resin System to provide low-launch, low-spin, low-torque performance in a stout yet responsive profile.
The smaller diameter 1K carbon fiber used in TENSEI™ 1K Black creates a tighter weave and better seams to reduce imperfections in the shaft’s construction and provide more consistency swing-to-swing. The tighter weave and smaller seems contribute to what we call the “1K Feel” that helps transmit vibrations from a solid strike back into the player’s hands. This helps the golfer recognize and understand where he or she is making contact on the club face and make any necessary adjustments.
TENSEI™ 1K Black also uses our proprietary Xlink Tech™ Resin System in a focused application in the shaft’s construction. Our Xlink Tech™ Resin System drives down resin content to improve the feel of the golf shaft without affecting the durability of the shaft. This technological advancement allows Mitsubishi Chemical engineers to create a more carbon-rich structure with minimum resin content to provide maximum feel and responsiveness to the golfer.
The use of 40-ton carbon fiber in the shaft’s construction, coupled with a concentrated application of our Xlink Tech™ Resin System, provides additional tip stiffness and lower torque that high speed golfers seek in a low-launch, low-spin part.
TENSEI™ 1K Black will be available fall 2022 with a suggested retail price of $350.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. Sporting Goods Division