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The Kuro Kage XT shaft is an extremely stable shaft. Low torque and stout without feeling too boardy or harsh. Only big hitters need apply.
The entire Kuro Kage Silver line is meant for the big hitters. These shafts have all been extremely stable and tip stiff, but for the player who still wants more there’s the Kuro Kage XT shaft. For the most aggressive and fastest swingers, the XT is the Kuro Kage that you must try.
Bring everything you’ve got, and the Kuro Kage XT still won’t blink. This shaft is as stout as can be. The bend point is high and the torque is very low, so no matter how hard you swing, the XT never gets loose.
The interesting thing about the Kuro Kage XT is that as stiff as it is, it doesn’t feel harsh. Yes, it will laugh off your weak swings, but impact still feels good. This is a testament, I believe to the high quality materials used in its construction.
Overall, the Kuro Kage XT shaft looks very similar to the other shafts in the Kuro Kage Silver family. The upper half is white and silver, and it transitions to black about midway down the shaft. The one new detail on the XT is the holographic/rainbow outline around the Kuro Kage name. The effect only comes out in sunlight, and it’s a bit hard to capture on camera (especially since we haven’t seen the sun here in weeks), but it’s a very nice visual pop on an otherwise understated shaft.
I’m going to write something that you’ve likely never read on the “golf internet” before, and may never see again: the Kuro Kage XT shaft is too much shaft for me. I’ve always played stiff flex shafts because even though my swing speed is nothing special, I transition pretty aggressively. The Kuro Kage XT, however, was not impressed. Though I hit a handful of great shots with this shaft, on the whole I had to work really hard to get any “action” from this shaft, and that led to inconsistency.
This is not to say that the Kuro Kage XT isn’t a great shaft, it just requires the right fit. This is a true “stiff to flex” shaft that absolutely demands that you check your ego at the door and let a qualified fitter like Club Champion put you into the right spec (or guide you to a better fitting shaft). If you self-fit with your ego, you’re gonna have a bad time.
If you’re a truly powerful swing, you are going to love the Kuro Kage XT shaft. With all of MRC’s best technology, including TiNi wire in the tip, this shaft can take everything that you have and turn it into long, straight drives. Just make sure to eat your Wheaties.