REVIEW: KBS TD Wood Shaft
The KBS TD Wood Shaft is listed as a mid launch/low spin shaft. I installed my in a Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 9.0 driver. I found their description pretty much spot on. It offers a very penetrating flight with fairly low spin. Maybe not the lowest I’ve hit, but certainly lower than stock. The flatter launch makes for great distance with nice roll out. I really liked the flight as I watched the ball launch at the fairway. It hit that window of launch and continued path in the air that I am looking for.
Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor
KBS TD Wood 60g Category 3 Shaft
- Spin: 1927 rpms
- Launch Angle: 13.9*
- Dispersion: 5.3 yds
- Club Head Speed: 108.2 mph
- Ball Speed: 162.0 mph
- Total Distance: 298.7 yds
- Carry Distance: 281.2 yds
The real success for me of the KBS TD Wood shaft is how straight the flight is. Yes, I can still hit a massive slice or crazy hook, but the majority of tee balls went dead straight. I found trying to work with the ball with this shaft often led to poor drives, but aiming for the center often meant hitting the center. While that might seem like an obvious observation; sometimes we get habits because our tee shots tend to curve one way to the other. If slices happen, we tend to aim left and watch the ball drift back to the right and vise versa. With the KBS shaft, just point and shoot. Even my missed were mostly just straight shots off the face that went right or left, not curve balls. This might be the best driver shaft I’ve ever played in the wind, it just wants to hold its line.
The final detail that makes the KBS TD Wood shaft a potential fit for many golfers is the ability to get it dialed in beyond just the basic weight and speed. The longer tip allows for trimming to get an even more precise fit. Let’s say you aren’t quite category 4, but are a little strong in the category 3, you can tip the shaft an inch, even 2 inches to dial it in just a little tighter to your needs. This isn’t common in graphite shafts anymore, but gives the KBS TD Wood Shaft even more potential of making your bag. It also means that your are going to need a good fitter to help figure that out. (I’d suggest the KBS studio in Carlsbad if possible)
The KBS TD Wood Shaft brings many of the great KBS steel shaft features to the wood line. Great feel, tight dispersion and excellent launch numbers. I really like how straight this driver shaft hits the ball. The Red Label shaft also looks great and works nicely with adjustable drivers since the logo is repeated on both sides of the shaft. If you have KBS shafts in your other clubs, why not get fit for a KBS TD shaft in your woods? Now you can have a KBS in every club in the bag.
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