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The Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei White shaft is a great choice for players seeking stability, consistency, and accuracy.
When Tiger Woods returned to professional golf at the Hero World Challenge, he had a lot of new clubs in the bag. He also had new shafts in his woods: the Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei White. There’s no doubt that a major part of the appeal to the GOAT was the Tensei White’s boron-enhanced, uber-stable tip section. I put one through our review process to see how that technology performs for a regular golfer.
The new Tensei White is indistinguishable from the Tensei Blue with the exception of the white band near the butt of the shaft. Both versions display their carbon/kevlar weave near the grip, and the graphics are minimal and futuristic.
Players seeking stability in their driver shaft will love the Tensei White. This shaft has minimal “action” in it: there’s just a bit of load and release in the butt section to keep the overall feel from being harsh.
The strength of the boron tip will be immediately noticeable when you mishit a shot. My first swing with the Tensei White was a shot off the heel, but I didn’t feel the head twisting like I normally do from that shot.
I’ve played and tested a number of Mitsubishi’s white shafts in the past, so I entered this review process with clear expectations for the Tensei White. It met and exceeded each one of them.
The most important thing that players want from the Tensei White is stability, and it delivers in spades with a Boron tip. Even with flailing winter swings, this shaft produced controlled draws not screaming hooks. The stable tip also keeps the spin numbers low.
For me, the Tensei White stands out from other tip-stiff shafts because of the feel. It’s easy to make a hyper stiff shaft, but I still hook them because I feel like they need to swing out of my shoes. With the Tensei White I feel like I can swing in rhythm and still get a stable club head delivery.
The Mitsubishi Tensei White is available in 60, 70, and 80 grams. The flexes available are regular (60), stiff (60 and 70), and Tour X (60, 70, and 80).
The MRC Tensei White seems to be performing well for Tiger Woods, and I think it can deliver for those of us without 14 majors, too. If you’re an aggressive swinger looking for a shaft that will keep your drives in the fairway, visit your local MRC fitter for a test drive.