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The Nippon Regio Formula MB shaft is the smoothest low-launching shaft I’ve ever tested. Consistent performance, exceptional feel.
Lower spin and lower launch are two things many golfers want to get more distance and more control off the tee. Unfortunately, those characteristics usually come with harsh feel. The Nippon Regio Formula MB shaft delivers the consistency and control that aggressive swingers need without compromising on feel.
As with most things that Nippon does, the first word the Regio Formula shafts call to mind is “premium.” The graphics are cool and well-done, but far from over the top. In short, it’s a shaft that almost any golfer will enjoy pulling out of the bag.
Nippon describes the Regio Formula MB as being firm in the tip, mid, and grip. That would lead you to think that this shaft is going to be a piece of rebar. However, in reality, the Formula MB is the smoothest, most active-feeling low-launch shaft I’ve ever tested. If I was guessing just based on feel, I would have labeled this as a mid launch shaft, maybe mid-high, but as you’ll see in the numbers below, this is definitely a low spinner.
When I have a shaft in for review, the first thing I pay attention to is feel. My first series of swings is just an attempt to figure out what the shaft is going to do, and, based on that, I usually know what kind of performance to expect and how I might have to adjust to make it work. On my first swing with the Regio Formula MB, I felt the smooth energy transfer and strong kick, and I looked up fully expecting to see a ball slashing from right to left across the range. Instead, I saw an arrow-straight cannon shot. Strong first impression? You could say that.
I often feel that I’m a tweener when it comes to driver shafts. I like the feel of mid-flight shafts, but I prefer the performance of a low-spin shaft. The problem is that I don’t swing fast enough for many low-spin shafts. The Formula MB seems to be the perfect antidote because it has the smooth feel that keeps me from over-swinging combined with the rigid tip that keeps my shots from making sharp left turns.
The Regio Formula MB is designed to be a natural fit for the player who fits the Modus 105 or 125 iron shafts, a connection that certainly applies to me. The Formula MB is available in 55, 65, and 75 grams and flexes of R2 to X, depending on weight.
If you need a stiffer-tipped shaft to maximize distance and keep the ball off the left but abhor the feel that usually comes with it, the Nippon Regio Formula MB is the answer to your prayers. This shaft has the active, premium feel typically associated with higher launching shafts, but the consistency and predictability that big hitters need.