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The Kuro Kage Silver TiNi shaft is a great choice for stronger swingers looking to keep their spin down and their ball off the left side of the course.
Few shafts in recent memory have made the immediate and lasting splash that the Kuro Kage has. Whether you look at the bags of Tour players or the shafts that OEMs choose for their clubs, the Kuro Kage is everywhere. The Kuro Kage Silver TiNi is the second generation of the Kuro Kage line up, and it incorporates a titanium wire in the tip section to improve stability.
The words I’d use to describe the feel of the Kuro Kage Silver TiNi are solid and consistent. This is not a shaft that is going to give you a ton of “action” or kick through the ball. Its hallmarks are providing stability swing after swing. As such, I think this is a shaft that will be welcomed by fast swingers and players with aggressive transitions. Golfers with smooth or slower swings will probably want something that has a little more snap to it.
The Kuro Kage Silver TiNi has a straightforward black, white, and silver color scheme and simple branding. The upper half of the shaft is silver, and the lower half transitions to black. In today’s market of wild-colored shafts, the Kuro Kage’s simplicity stands out.
On the launch monitor, the Kuro Kage Silver TiNi performed really well for me. I plugged it into my PING G30 driver and was able to swing as aggressively as I wanted without fear of the hook that I hate so much. This shaft felt to me like it could handle my hardest swings, which freed me up to swing hard and not worry about “holding off” the club face. The result was great consistency and some of the best accuracy numbers I’ve posted recently.
One thing that some of you may notice is that my spin numbers and launch angle are higher than normal. This wouldn’t seem to fit with the idea that this is a “low spin” shaft, but as we discussed in our most recent Golf Myths Unplugged, the label “low spin” is simply put on shafts with stiff tips and low torque. For me, that combination means more pushes and fades instead of draws or hooks and thus, higher spin and launch. For others, it will bring the spin down substantially. I think the Kuro Kage Silver TiNi is a great shaft, but that doesn’t mean it will work the same for every player.
If you tend to fight a hook or simply want maximum tip stability, the Kuro Kage Silver TiNi is worth checking out. As always, when looking for the best shaft make sure you work with a qualified fitter.