The new generation Red Diamana from Mitsubishi Rayon, the 'ilima, follows a similar pattern with the original M Series Red board. While it is not another Red board it is a mid kicking low spin driver shaft which provides a higher trajectory than the typical Diamana shaft.
It's meant for those who want control but need or want more carry. As with the kai'li, Mitsubishi designed these new Diamana's with focus on not only the way the shaft bends but the torsional rigidity of the shaft. By focusing on how a shaft ovals and returns to original shape, Diamana creates performance oriented and tour proven shafts that maximizes energy transfer at impact with minimal twisting. Stability and balance are the keys to the new 'ilima which feature a more rigid mid section and firm tip which result in great control and lower spin.
The explosive performance of the new Diamana 'ilima is thanks to Mitsubishi Rayon's second generation manufacturing process and the use of M.D.I. or Multi Dimensional Interlay Technology. The layering of cross axis carbon with rings of additional carbon create minimal ovaling and a shaft that returns to its original shape quickly for a controlled whip like performance.
The new 'ilima is named after the orange Hawaiian flower which has 5 petals and a series of stamens in the center. This flower was worn by Hawaiian goddesses in ancient myths providing protection. It is still a popular flower today in Hawaii and you can see the the ilima on the new Diamana 'ilima's flower-band design. The shaft is in fact a very cool ion dark orangey red.
The new Diamana 'ilima will be available in 60, 70 and 80 models featuring lower torque and a 50% balance point with mid kick.