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The Mitsubishi Tensei Blue shaft is a technological step forward with a feel that’s very familiar. Fans of the Blueboard and B Series Diamana shafts will want to give this a try.
When PGA Tour star like Louis Oosthuizen and Ryan Moore are testing a new shaft, the gear heads start buzzing. When that new shaft is the first in a whole new line from Mitsubishi, that buzz can get very loud.
The Mitsubishi Tensei shaft is the first new line from Mitsubishi since the introduction of the Kuro Kage, and it truly is something different. Where most shafts use 3 or 4 different materials, Tensei uses 11. Can Tensei transform your driving? We put it to the test to find out.
The bend profile of the Tensei Blue is based on Mitsubishi’s classic “Blue” profile, meaning it has similarities to the Diamana Blueboard or B Series Diamana shafts, and that feel will be instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with those shafts. The difference is that the Tensei feels tighter throughout the shaft. There’s a solid mid-kick in this shaft, but every section feels very stable.
Overall, the Mitsubishi Tensei has a subdued look, but closer inspection does reveal some sharp details. Near the grip, you can see the weaved material forming a stair-step pattern that leads down to a band of blue. The Tensei branding is futuristic looking on top of a plain grey background. Before the shaft transitions to black at the tip, there’s a thin band of wraparound weaving visible.
The on-course performance I saw with the Mitsubishi Tensei Blue shaft was excellent. This isn’t a surprise because I’ve been fit many times into shafts similar to the Diamana B Series which has a similar bend profile to the Tensei.
The Tensei is different from the B Series in one important way: the tip is slightly more stable. If you want the technical explanation, this is the result of MRC using a low resin content prepreg in the lower third of the shaft. The result is more consistent performance and tighter dispersion. While I didn’t see a huge spin reduction because I create very little to begin with, I did feel the difference between the Tensei and the B Series.
You can find the Tensei CK Series Blue in three weights – 50, 60, and 70 grams – and in regular, stiff, and extra stiff flex.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your driver or fairway woods, the Mitsubishi Tensei Blue shaft is one that you should check out. Mitsubishi’s “Blue” profile fits a wide range of golfers, and the technology in Tensei’s construction is the real deal.
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