With the introduction of TD Graphite, KBS is in the driver/wood shaft market for the first time in company history. Born largely of demand from tour professionals who craved something in that category from celebrated component maker Kim Braly, it is a mid-launch, low-spin offering that is made to maximize performance and efficiency of spin and launch angles at various swing speeds.
“I have been asked the questions of when we were going to enter the wood shaft market for many years, and my answer was always not until we were 100 percent happy with the product and we can make an even bigger impact with a full set of shafts throughout the bag,” said Braly, the head of tour operations for KBS as well as its director of research and development. “We’ve worked tirelessly with our tour players and R&D team to perfect our first wood shaft, and one that has all the characteristics of a KBS shaft.”
According to Braly, TD Graphite boasts equal reduction in stiffness throughout the length of the shaft, which enables it to load and unload with more efficiency than any other driver shaft on the market and to produce a piercing ball flight. By employing KBS’s new Category Swing Speed System to fit shafts off swing speed rather than weight and flex, he adds, the TD Graphite plays lighter and stiffer than other graphite wood shafts on the market.
The addition of the TD Graphite means that KBS, which stands for Kim Braly Signature, now offers 25 different shafts through the bag, from driver to putter.