NGS, a premium Japanese shaft maker who has brought us their top performing shafts in the past like the Mach Line Proto series and D Rev Tour lines has decided to join the high grade carbon market with the launch of their new D Rev lineup.
So how does carbon grading work? Shafts are created with carbon fibers weaved together, and these fibers are measured by their modulus of elasticity in tension. Typical golf shafts are around 24t or 30t, the measurement of tensile strength. These lower grade shafts are more flexible and because of this the shaft is slow to regain its original shape on the downswing creating inconsistent impact where a player must rely heavily on timing due to the flexibility of the shaft.
As the tensile strength increases, the carbon weaves are more dense, more rigid and return more quickly to their original shape. The flex and rebound of the shaft becomes more predictable equaling more consistent shots and much tighter dispersion. The higher tensile ratings ratings in golf shafts are also related to the higher grades containing more glass and metal particles which are more rigid while lower grades containing more flexible rubber particles. Higher grade carbon shafts provide more feel and explosiveness, even though they use those tightly weaved, denser carbon weaves, typically high grade carbon shafts have very active and thinner wall sections which lead to very high but controlled elasticity.
The Rey is the D REV top model featuring full length 80t carbon reinforced with a 4 axis weave.
The Rey is designed for balanced distance performance and stability and is aimed at the faster and more aggressive swinger and better player.
Ranging from SR S to X flex and 65-67.5 grams as well as 3.3* of torque for all flexes, the Rey is a firm shaft throughout its length especially from the center towards the butt. The Rey is a mid trajectory shaft and can handle even the strongest players trying to muscle it. This is the ultimate control shaft from NGS and rivals the Crazy Black 50 in stiffness and control.