Tensei Pro Orange vs Tensei Orange Shaft Markings?

LobberLobber Members Posts: 2,382 ✭✭
How can I tell the difference between a Tensei CK Orange Pro and Regular Version? Is the Pro Version labeled Pro? I recently purchased what I thought was a Pro but there is nothing on the shaft that says Pro and I want to know if I was ripped off. Thanks for educating me.

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  • Crooksc17Crooksc17 Members Posts: 726 ✭✭
    What flex? From my understanding, other than checking the serial number under the grip the only visual difference between the pro and standard orange is that the xstiff in the pro is labeled TX while the standard is X. If you have any other flex, there is no way to check visually and would need to check under the grip
  • LobberLobber Members Posts: 2,382 ✭✭
    Crooksc17 wrote:


    What flex? From my understanding, other than checking the serial number under the grip the only visual difference between the pro and standard orange is that the xstiff in the pro is labeled TX while the standard is X. If you have any other flex, there is no way to check visually and would need to check under the grip




    Thank you. I will pull grip and see. Appreciate the input. I went with Stiff not TX
  • 03trdblack03trdblack ClubWRX Posts: 1,831 ClubWRX
    The carbon fiber weave will go all the way up the butt end on the pro model and stop about 4" above the orange label on the standard version.
  • sixtysevensixtysevensixtysevensixtyseven Members Posts: 2,028
    edited Jan 24, 2018 #5
    I think the new graphics have a tungsten periodic table-ish logo just below the grip on the Orange Pro and not on the std. Orange. I'm not sure how old the shaft in question is but if it says "Mitsubishi Chemical" right of the flex it should have the tungsten logo just below the grip if it is a Pro. If it is last years graphics you've got to pull the grip.
  • LobberLobber Members Posts: 2,382 ✭✭
    Thanks everyone. pulled grip. It's a Pro. Case closed. Bombs away!
  • sixtysevensixtysevensixtysevensixtyseven Members Posts: 2,028
    Why don't you post pictures so people can use the thread as reference in the future?
  • LobberLobber Members Posts: 2,382 ✭✭
    Could have but already regrouped.
  • TheBIIgCatTheBIIgCat ClubWRX Posts: 1,445 ClubWRX


    I think the new graphics have a tungsten periodic table-ish logo just below the grip on the Orange Pro and not on the std. Orange. I'm not sure how old the shaft in question is but if it says "Mitsubishi Chemical" right of the flex it should have the tungsten logo just below the grip if it is a Pro. If it is last years graphics you've got to pull the grip.

    Weave pattern is the easiest way and no pulling the grip
    Driver- TC Epic 440 with Hzrdus T1100<br />3-Wood- 13 Degree Ping stretch with Ping Tour 75x<br />Hybrid- 915 with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85<br />Irons- ( 4-PW ) JPX 900 Forged with 110s Steelfibers - Wedges- Sm6 Vokey 48 bent 2 degrees strong - sm6 vokey raw 56 bent to 55 , 58 Raw Low Bounce K grind ( 110 Steelfibers in all wedges same length shafts )<br />Putter- Scotty Cameron Laguna 1.5 Studio Torch Finish that I did...
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers Posts: 2,607 ✭✭
    The Pro Orange should have MR70 on the tip.
    Taylormade M6 driver with MCA Tensei CK Pro White 60 S Flex
    Taylormade M6 fairway wood with MCA Tensei CK Pro Blue 70 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 19° hybrid with MCA OT Tour Hybrid 80 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 22° hybrid with MCA OT Tour Hybrid 90 S Flex
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC irons 5-PW Irons with Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW with Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
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  • TheBIIgCatTheBIIgCat ClubWRX Posts: 1,445 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 25, 2018 #11
    noodle3872 wrote:


    The Pro Orange should have MR70 on the tip.


    It doesn’t, again the weave pattern is THE ONLY WAY TO TELL WITHOUT REMOVING THE GRIP.
    Driver- TC Epic 440 with Hzrdus T1100<br />3-Wood- 13 Degree Ping stretch with Ping Tour 75x<br />Hybrid- 915 with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85<br />Irons- ( 4-PW ) JPX 900 Forged with 110s Steelfibers - Wedges- Sm6 Vokey 48 bent 2 degrees strong - sm6 vokey raw 56 bent to 55 , 58 Raw Low Bounce K grind ( 110 Steelfibers in all wedges same length shafts )<br />Putter- Scotty Cameron Laguna 1.5 Studio Torch Finish that I did...
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers Posts: 2,607 ✭✭
    TheBIIgCat wrote:

    noodle3872 wrote:


    The Pro Orange should have MR70 on the tip.


    It doesn’t, again the weave pattern is THE ONLY WAY TO TELL WITHOUT REMOVING THE GRIP.




    So MCA’s own website photos are wrong?



    http://www.mca-golf.com/products/ck-pro-orange





    Taylormade M6 driver with MCA Tensei CK Pro White 60 S Flex
    Taylormade M6 fairway wood with MCA Tensei CK Pro Blue 70 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 19° hybrid with MCA OT Tour Hybrid 80 S Flex
    Taylormade M4 22° hybrid with MCA OT Tour Hybrid 90 S Flex
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC irons 5-PW Irons with Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW with Modus3 Tour 105 S flex
    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-08 and 62-08 with Modus3 115 Wedge
    Taylormade Spider X 
    Taylormade TP5
  • t4t3rt4t3r Members Posts: 2,653 ✭✭
    Not all Pro V3s have MR70 near the tip.
    Ping G400 Max 9* - Project X Evenflow T1100 White 6.5
    Callaway Alpha 816 DBD 14* - Diamana D+ 70x
    Callaway Alpha 815 20* - UST iRoD 85x
    Callaway 2013 X-Forged 4-PW - Nippon Modus 130
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 52.08F
    Titleist Vokey SM6 Raw 56.08M
    Callaway MD4 Raw 60.08C
    Scotty Cameron Milspec 350g
  • GehlyGehly ClubWRX Posts: 1,978 ClubWRX
    best way to tell on any Tensei (Orange, V2, Blue, White) is the carbon weave will go up under the end of a grip on the Pro

    if it ends just above the colored band, then it's not a Pro
  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,847 ClubWRX
    Does anyone know how to identify which version I have based on the butt label? I'm pretty sure its a V2. Its a 60TX with Mitsubishi Rayon, but isn't etched with PROTO and does not have any markings toward the tip. The carbon weave goes up fairly far under the grip.



    These are the labels under the grip.



    PING G400 LS 9* - Graphite Design Tour AD TP 6X
    Callaway Epic 15* - Diamana S+ 70X
    Titleist T-MB 3 Iron - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 9.8 Tour Spec
    Srixon 785 4-P - Nippon Pro Modus 120
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 58 - DGTI S400
    Yes! Jenny Tour
    Titleist Pro V1 Yellow
  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members Posts: 1,793 ✭✭
    Hot Rod 71 wrote:


    Does anyone know how to identify which version I have based on the butt label? I'm pretty sure its a V2. Its a 60TX with Mitsubishi Rayon, but isn't etched with PROTO and does not have any markings toward the tip. The carbon weave goes up fairly far under the grip.



    These are the labels under the grip.







    That date sticker is a couple months after I got my V2 from TollBros and mine is as you described; no tip markings, long weave under the handle and no "Proto" designation. Pretty sure yours would be a V2 as well but it would be good to find out when V3 manufacturing started just in case.
    Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX || Titleist 915D3 8.5* Diamana Kai'li 80x
    Callaway XHot 3Deep Pro 14.5* Fujikura Motore VC 8.3 Tour Spec X || Nike SQ2 13* Diamana Blueboard 83x
    Nike Tour Issue SQ2 17* Diamana Blueboard 103x || SQ2 15* Diamana Blueboard 93x
    PING Anser 20* Aldila Rogue Black 110MSI 105h Tour-X || Taylormade V-Steel 21* Project X Rifle Satin 6.5
    Mizuno MP-H4 3i 21* Project X PXi 7.0
    Mizuno MP-H4 4i 24* Project X PXi 7.0
    Mizuno MP-59 4i-PW 24*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Mild Raw 8620 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey  SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx1
    Vokey Special 62* Black Oxide V-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx2
    Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bullseye shaft

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  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,847 ClubWRX
    Valtiel wrote:

    Hot Rod 71 wrote:


    Does anyone know how to identify which version I have based on the butt label? I'm pretty sure its a V2. Its a 60TX with Mitsubishi Rayon, but isn't etched with PROTO and does not have any markings toward the tip. The carbon weave goes up fairly far under the grip.



    These are the labels under the grip.







    That date sticker is a couple months after I got my V2 from TollBros and mine is as you described; no tip markings, long weave under the handle and no "Proto" designation. Pretty sure yours would be a V2 as well but it would be good to find out when V3 manufacturing started just in case.




    Thanks for the response! I've read in other threads that the V3 is marked with Mitsubishi Chemical. Since mine is marked Mitsubishi Rayon I'm pretty sure it is a V2, but just wanted some additional feedback.
    PING G400 LS 9* - Graphite Design Tour AD TP 6X
    Callaway Epic 15* - Diamana S+ 70X
    Titleist T-MB 3 Iron - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 9.8 Tour Spec
    Srixon 785 4-P - Nippon Pro Modus 120
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 58 - DGTI S400
    Yes! Jenny Tour
    Titleist Pro V1 Yellow
  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members Posts: 1,793 ✭✭
    edited May 26, 2018 #18
    Hot Rod 71 wrote:

    Valtiel wrote:

    Hot Rod 71 wrote:


    Does anyone know how to identify which version I have based on the butt label? I'm pretty sure its a V2. Its a 60TX with Mitsubishi Rayon, but isn't etched with PROTO and does not have any markings toward the tip. The carbon weave goes up fairly far under the grip.



    These are the labels under the grip.







    That date sticker is a couple months after I got my V2 from TollBros and mine is as you described; no tip markings, long weave under the handle and no "Proto" designation. Pretty sure yours would be a V2 as well but it would be good to find out when V3 manufacturing started just in case.




    Thanks for the response! I've read in other threads that the V3 is marked with Mitsubishi Chemical. Since mine is marked Mitsubishi Rayon I'm pretty sure it is a V2, but just wanted some additional feedback.




    I think some the earliest V3s were still marked "Mitsubishi Rayon" so that is not a sure indicator I don't think. You're best off contacting the company directly with all the relevant markings on the shaft butt to find out for sure.
    Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX || Titleist 915D3 8.5* Diamana Kai'li 80x
    Callaway XHot 3Deep Pro 14.5* Fujikura Motore VC 8.3 Tour Spec X || Nike SQ2 13* Diamana Blueboard 83x
    Nike Tour Issue SQ2 17* Diamana Blueboard 103x || SQ2 15* Diamana Blueboard 93x
    PING Anser 20* Aldila Rogue Black 110MSI 105h Tour-X || Taylormade V-Steel 21* Project X Rifle Satin 6.5
    Mizuno MP-H4 3i 21* Project X PXi 7.0
    Mizuno MP-H4 4i 24* Project X PXi 7.0
    Mizuno MP-59 4i-PW 24*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Mild Raw 8620 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey  SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx1
    Vokey Special 62* Black Oxide V-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx2
    Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bullseye shaft

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  • mikeditmikedit Posts: 155 ✭✭
    edited Jun 1, 2018 #19
    Received my G400 Max from Ping today with the Pro Orange, it says Mitsubishi Chemical, has the weave go all the up under the grip and has MR70 near the tip.
  • jetmech879jetmech879 Members Posts: 1,176 ✭✭
    mikedit wrote:


    Received my G400 Max from Ping today with the Pro Orange, it says Mitsubishi Chemical, has the weave go all the up under the grip and has MR70 near the tip.




    Does it have the W close to the grip?
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  • mikeditmikedit Posts: 155 ✭✭
    Yes it does.
  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members Posts: 1,793 ✭✭
    If the question is regarding whether or not the shaft is the correct Pro Orange, only the Pro has MR70 on the tip.
    Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX || Titleist 915D3 8.5* Diamana Kai'li 80x
    Callaway XHot 3Deep Pro 14.5* Fujikura Motore VC 8.3 Tour Spec X || Nike SQ2 13* Diamana Blueboard 83x
    Nike Tour Issue SQ2 17* Diamana Blueboard 103x || SQ2 15* Diamana Blueboard 93x
    PING Anser 20* Aldila Rogue Black 110MSI 105h Tour-X || Taylormade V-Steel 21* Project X Rifle Satin 6.5
    Mizuno MP-H4 3i 21* Project X PXi 7.0
    Mizuno MP-H4 4i 24* Project X PXi 7.0
    Mizuno MP-59 4i-PW 24*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Mild Raw 8620 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey  SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx1
    Vokey Special 62* Black Oxide V-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx2
    Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bullseye shaft

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  • mlfmlf Posts: 128 ✭✭
    What is the difference in performance between the pro and non pro? I cannot seem to find that anywhere.
  • mlfmlf Posts: 128 ✭✭
    Anyone?
  • macsk3macsk3 Members Posts: 55 ✭✭




    Help with this shaft label V2 or V3

  • TheBIIgCatTheBIIgCat ClubWRX Posts: 1,445 ClubWRX

    @macsk3 said:



    Help with this shaft label V2 or V3

    V3

    Driver- TC Epic 440 with Hzrdus T1100<br />3-Wood- 13 Degree Ping stretch with Ping Tour 75x<br />Hybrid- 915 with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85<br />Irons- ( 4-PW ) JPX 900 Forged with 110s Steelfibers - Wedges- Sm6 Vokey 48 bent 2 degrees strong - sm6 vokey raw 56 bent to 55 , 58 Raw Low Bounce K grind ( 110 Steelfibers in all wedges same length shafts )<br />Putter- Scotty Cameron Laguna 1.5 Studio Torch Finish that I did...
  • IvanDragoIvanDrago Members Posts: 450 ✭✭

    ive noticed that the non pro has the weave go all the way under the grip now. not sure if mitsubishi are trying to trick people or not.

    So the only way now is the Pro has MR70 by the tip and the W near the grip.

    the way for the whites and the blue is the Boron Tip writing by the tip.

  • TheBIIgCatTheBIIgCat ClubWRX Posts: 1,445 ClubWRX

    @IvanDrago said:
    ive noticed that the non pro has the weave go all the way under the grip now. not sure if mitsubishi are trying to trick people or not.

    So the only way now is the Pro has MR70 by the tip and the W near the grip.

    the way for the whites and the blue is the Boron Tip writing by the tip.

    In the CK/Tensei Pro Line ??
    I have seen the AV line with the different weave pattern, but the higher modulous, higher end material “Pro model” shafts are Tour only and designated by the TX flex. Here is one I have.. At retail, no Pro AV available yet.

    Driver- TC Epic 440 with Hzrdus T1100<br />3-Wood- 13 Degree Ping stretch with Ping Tour 75x<br />Hybrid- 915 with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85<br />Irons- ( 4-PW ) JPX 900 Forged with 110s Steelfibers - Wedges- Sm6 Vokey 48 bent 2 degrees strong - sm6 vokey raw 56 bent to 55 , 58 Raw Low Bounce K grind ( 110 Steelfibers in all wedges same length shafts )<br />Putter- Scotty Cameron Laguna 1.5 Studio Torch Finish that I did...
  • TheBIIgCatTheBIIgCat ClubWRX Posts: 1,445 ClubWRX

    And that shaft does not say boron tip, MR 70 etc, just the TX designation

    Driver- TC Epic 440 with Hzrdus T1100<br />3-Wood- 13 Degree Ping stretch with Ping Tour 75x<br />Hybrid- 915 with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85<br />Irons- ( 4-PW ) JPX 900 Forged with 110s Steelfibers - Wedges- Sm6 Vokey 48 bent 2 degrees strong - sm6 vokey raw 56 bent to 55 , 58 Raw Low Bounce K grind ( 110 Steelfibers in all wedges same length shafts )<br />Putter- Scotty Cameron Laguna 1.5 Studio Torch Finish that I did...
  • TeeTeeTeeTee Members Posts: 347 ✭✭

    Not all Pro White shafts are stamped Boron near the tip
    If you have a TX then it's a Pro

    Taylormade M2 9.5 hotmelted for sound purposes only - Tensei Pro White 70
    Taylormade M4 Tour Issue and Melted 3 wood - Tensei Pro White 70
    Srixon U45 - 18 degree - Tensei Pro White 90
    Srixon U45 - 23 degree - Modus 130
    Srixon 945 - 5 thru PW - Modus 130
    Custom Scratch JM grind 50 - Modus 125
    Custom Scratch JM grind 55 - Modus 125
    Custom Scratch JM grind 60 - Modus 125
    Custom 34" Scotty Cameron X5 Flowneck
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