UST Mamiya’s Proforce VTS shaft uses 3-D technology to focus on torque

UST Mamiya's Proforce VTS shaft

You’ve heard of 3-D movies and even 3-D television. UST Mamiya is bringing you 3-D fitting technology for its new Proforce VTS shafts. The Proforce VTS shaft line uses a 3-dimensional fitting system to assure what the company calls “the perfect sequence” of weight, flex and torque.

Each of the three plays their part in shaft design, but in developing the Proforce VTS, UST Mamiya focused on torque. That is, the company’s shaft designers use the 3-D fitting system to match Tour players to the correct torque for each of their swings. Best of all, according to Danny Le, marketing manager for UST Mamiya, with the perfect 3-D fitting sequence, ball speed increases up to six miles per hour, which means 16 to 18 more yards of distance. Meanwhile, Le said, dispersion decreases bas much as 30 percent.

“What we’ve done – after extensive research on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and with better amateurs – is isolate certain profiles of the shaft,” Le said.

Essentially what UST Mamiya has done with the Proforce VTS line is take away the belief that, for example, a stiff flex shaft means only a low torque tip and regular flex shafts means only higher torque. With the Proforce VTS, Le said, UST Mamiya can take a 65 gram shaft, for example, and offer it on low torque (black), mid-torque (silver) and high torque (red).

The system works in stiff and regular flex shafts, Le said, and UST Mamiya is offering the technology in 54 different shaft options for consumers.

“When we say ‘torque changes everything,’ it does,” Le said.


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