50 Words or Less
The Mitsubishi Diamana PD shaft is extremely solid through the mid and tip sections with smooth feel through the grip. A great addition to Mitsubishi’s line up for players seeking low launch and spin.
The fifth generation of Diamana is putting the focus squarely on fitting. As we saw in the first fifth-gen Diamana, the TB [review HERE], Consistent Feel Design serves to make the family more consistent across weights and flexes. That same approach has now been applied to the lower launching, lower spinning Diamana PD.
Mitsubishi’s perfect balance of classy and eye-catching is on full display in the Diamana PD. This shaft starts with a white base at the handle and transitions to grey. Just above the transition, you’ll see the signature Diamana flowerband followed by an iridescent “D” logo. The Ion Plating gives every element a high end look.
The Diamana branding across the middle of the shaft is as bold as I’ve ever seen from this family, but the black-on-silver color scheme keeps it from being over the top. Importantly, you can install the shaft “logo down” for a perfectly clean look at address.
The stability of the Diamana PD was put to the test as I recently ran out of good off-season swings. I was using every inch of the the club face, but the PD held up amazingly well. The mid and tip sections are rock solid and wouldn’t twist at all, even on extreme toe shots.
This stability is balanced with a smoother, more active feel in the hands. The butt section of the PD is actually more active than the TB. During the transition, you can feel the shaft give your swing a little extra juice before strengthening into impact.
Find a balance between the Blue and White profiles in the Diamana GT HERE
The Diamana PD is the third recent Mitsubishi shaft designed for low launch and low spin. You can learn about the Mitsubishi Kai’li White HERE and the Mitsubishi TENSEI Pro White 1K HERE. MCA has offered this trio because they know many players want this type of performance, and they want to give them more options. Per MCA, the Diamana PD has slightly higher torque than the other two (2.9 vs 2.7) and will produce launch and spin between the lower Kai’li and higher TENSEI 1K. In terms of EI profile, the Diamana PD is stiffer in the butt and tip than the other two but equal in the middle.
Putting all three shafts through launch monitor testing emphasized the importance of fitting in person, not on paper. For me, the Diamana PD was the lowest launching and spinning of the group which matched my feel. I got a little more kick from from the TENSEI 1K and the most from the Kai’li White.
In addition to the straight, piercing ball flight, what stood out on the launch monitor was the consistency of the Diamana PD on mishits. As I noted above, this shaft felt rock solid even when I was using the edges of the face. That feel translated to the numbers in the form of launch and spin that barely moved on misses. Of course the ball speed dropped, but the PD with the G425 Max maintained the same ball flight.
Finally, I want to note Mitsubishi’s Consistent Feel Design. In short, the goal is to make fitting more straightforward. In most shaft families, changing weight or flex brings other changes – balance point, butt diameter, and/or weight. The new Diamana family has 80% less variance in butt diameter, 60% less variance in weight between flexes, and the balance points of the shafts are within 1% for each weight. What that means is that you can isolate variables to find the right shaft more easily.
The Mitsubishi Diamana PD is available in weights ranging from 40 grams to 80 grams. The lightest version is offered in R2, Regular, SR, Stiff, and X flexes. The 50 and 60 gram models have Regular, SR, Stiff, X, and TX. At 70 and 80 grams, Stiff, X, and TX are the available flexes.
The Mitsubishi Diamana PD is a great addition to MCA’s low launch, low spin collection. The combination of a smooth butt section with a very strong mid and tip feels and performs brilliantly. Visit your Mitsubishi fitter to see if this shaft can add yards to your tee shots.
Visit Mitsubishi Chemical HERE
Latest posts by Matt Saternus (see all)
- Podcast Episode 189 – Upgrade Your Golf Practice - June 7, 2023
- 2023 Adams IDEA Irons Review - June 5, 2023
- Duca del Cosma Orlando Golf Shoe Review - June 2, 2023
I’ve been waiting for your thoughts on this. I have this shaft in 65s, 1k in the same spec, I was thinking about the Kai’li also. You say the Kai’li had the most “kick” feeling? Was that good or bad, in your opinion? Let’s throw V Black in the mix, could I ask for your thoughts on the 4 shfts? I found V black to lack feel, PD super smooth, 1k felt really nice but wasn’t “low spin”, Kai’li?? 🤷🏻♂️
Personally, I prefer the PD and 1K White to the Kai’li for feel. I favor more stability.
My fitter recently put this shaft into a 3 wood (Honma TR21) . I find the PD so consistent both off the tee and fairway, flighting the right trajectory and maximizing a balance of control and distance. Plus , it has a very solid feel without being boardy.
Exactly what I am looking for
Thanks for the detailed review on Diamana PD! Would be great if you can share your thoughts on the difference between Ventus Black and Diamana PD as they seem to share many similar features. I assume Ventus Black being rock solid for entire high, mid, low tips but wondering whether there are other key differences.
We have a full review of the Ventus Black here: https://pluggedingolf.com/fujikura-ventus-black-shaft-review/
I was fitted for the Mitsubishi Diamana PD Shaft 70 X-Flex D9 Swing Weight on a Titleist TSi3 9.0 Degree Driver set to 9.75 Degree. I have an average swing speed of 105-110. This year is the most 300 yard drives I have hit…… The driver is on the heavy side and may adjust the swing weight to a D7
I had a fitting last year and I tried all shafts for my driver. I have a average swing speed from 124-129 Ball speed from 180-193. With this kind of speed its obviously hard to hit driver. The best consistency I had was with this shaft. Not the longest drives or speed on simulator. ( But who cares with my speed ) if I could just maintain a 185 ball speed carry 305-320 total 345-365 and of course hit fairways would be ideal. If you have high swing speed this shaft will work the best for control (not for distance).
( I hit Bombs Club) NJ
Thanks for sharing unnamed person. It’s always nice to hear from our humble readers.
Lol. I know right.