Wednesday, May 16, 2012

KBS Launches New KBS C-Taper with .370" Tip

KBS announced the release of a parallel tip (.370") KBS C-TAPER shaft allowing for more versatility within that product line for fitters and club builders everywhere. The all-new parallel tip C-TAPER shaft will be made available in R, S and X-flex this week via top club fitters in the golf equipment aftermarket. Encompassing a similar design as the original taper tip (.355") version, the KBS C-TAPER parallel offers club builders a versatile addition to the product line designed in partnership with leading club builders across the industry.

The KBS C-TAPER shaft incorporates a signature blend of manufacturing and advanced designs that are present throughout the KBS TOUR Shaft series. Designed to integrate neatly within the complete catalog, the KBS C-TAPER shaft design focuses on lowering launch and reducing ball spin for players with a quick tempo or high shot trajectory. Incorporating feedback from the PGA TOUR and unique KBS technology, the KBS C-TAPER shaft is proved in independent robot testing to reduce ball spin by 5%, lower trajectory by 5%, and increase distance by 5% (up to 12 yards total) versus the leading competitor.

Kim Braly, Director of R&D / TOUR Operations, spoke today saying, "The release of the parallel tip KBS C-TAPER offers club builders new versatility with one of our signature products. Considering the time and effort that went into orchestrating a successful C-TAPER launch, we're excited to complete this product line with a parallel tip option that matches perfect to our taper tip model."

Since the original KBS C-TAPER shaft was introduced in 2011 it's blazes a trail across the industry trusted by multiple top players on TOUR and currently available in fitting carts industry-wide. Today, over 100 tour players across the PGA, Nationwide, and European Tour currently trust KBS shaft designs. Recent achievements for the KBS brand include winning the 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship and 2011 Players Championship, WGC-Bridgestone, and BMW Championship. Expect more stories to come.

Formalized in 2007, KBS Tour shafts are the premiere brand of steel golf shafts designed and manufactured by FEMCO Steel Technology (FST) headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1949, FEMCO has remained committed to providing the highest quality steel products and services worldwide.

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