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The KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 wedge shaft is designed to have similar spin rates to the Hi-Rev but with a higher launch. The feel is a bit firmer.
The KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 wedge shaft is designed to be higher launching and have an increased spin rate compared to its predecessor, the KBS Hi-Rev. The most noticeable differences to me were in feel and playability. This review will explore how the KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 compares to the original Hi-Rev wedge shaft.
One of my favorite aspects of the original KBS Hi-Rev shaft was that you could really feel the active tip section that’s supposed to be a hallmark of both wedge shafts, but it really gave a lot of life to the feel of the Hi-Rev shaft. The KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 wedge shaft is also supposed to have a more active tip section, but I didn’t feel the shaft had the same amount of “life” in it as the Hi-Rev. The interesting part is that the Hi-Rev 2.0 felt similar to a lot of wedge shafts designed for lower trajectory shots and for players plenty capable of generating their own spin.
Interestingly, even though the KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 wedge shaft felt like a low trajectory and low spin shaft, it certainly was not. Now, the shaft never felt great to me but when I just trusted the Hi-Rev 2.0 and let it do its job, it hit nice little lobs with a decent amount of spin (for us, not as much spin as the Hi-Rev). What I would say about the KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 is that it’s a decent wedge shaf, but it may be a bit of a one trick pony. I struggled trying to hit a variety of shots with it and still maintain any spin. If it tried to hit a shot with lower trajectory, it would roll out forever. The only shots I was able to hit with consistency were small pop ups and full shots that would come in a touch hotter than the Hi-Rev.
Based on taglines alone, someone might think “well, I liked the KBS Hi-Rev wedge shaft a lot so the Hi-Rev 2.0 should be even easier with its higher trajectory and greater spin” when in fact that may not necessarily be the case. My suggestion, as always, is to make sure you get properly fitted or do proper testing and see what your actual results look like.
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