Tensei Pro Orange vs Tensei Orange Shaft Markings?

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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 NJ 914WRX Points: 100Handicap: 5Members Posts: 914 Golden Tee
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    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
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  • LobberLobber  2515WRX Points: 200Members Posts: 2,515 Titanium Tees
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    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
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  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NC 2064WRX Points: 304Handicap: 1.0ClubWRX Posts: 2,064 ClubWRX
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    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.
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  • sixtysevensixtysevensixtysevensixtyseven  2028WRX Points: 2Members Posts: 2,028 BST Banned
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    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.
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    Thanks everyone. pulled grip. It's a Pro. Case closed. Bombs away!
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  • sixtysevensixtysevensixtysevensixtyseven  2028WRX Points: 2Members Posts: 2,028 BST Banned
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    Why don't you post pictures so people can use the thread as reference in the future?
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    Could have but already regrouped.
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    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
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3153WRX Points: 539Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,153 Titanium Tees
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    The Pro Orange should have MR70 on the tip.
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  • TheBIIgCatTheBIIgCat  1449WRX Points: 102Handicap: 5ClubWRX Posts: 1,449 ClubWRX
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    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.
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3153WRX Points: 539Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,153 Titanium Tees
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    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





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  • t4t3rt4t3r  2931WRX Points: 346Members Posts: 2,931 Titanium Tees
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    Not all Pro V3s have MR70 near the tip.
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  • GehlyGehly  2030WRX Points: 152ClubWRX Posts: 2,030 ClubWRX
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    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
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  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX  8953WRX Points: 307Handicap: lowClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,953 ClubWRX
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    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.



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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub  3133WRX Points: 1,280Handicap: 1.7Members Posts: 3,133 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX  8953WRX Points: 307Handicap: lowClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,953 ClubWRX
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    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.
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    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.
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  • mikeditmikedit  228WRX Points: 101Members Posts: 228 Fairways
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    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.
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    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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    Yes it does.
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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub  3133WRX Points: 1,280Handicap: 1.7Members Posts: 3,133 Titanium Tees
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    If the question is regarding whether or not the shaft is the correct Pro Orange, only the Pro has MR70 on the tip.
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    What is the difference in performance between the pro and non pro? I cannot seem to find that anywhere.
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    Anyone?
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    Help with this shaft label V2 or V3

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    On -, @macsk3 said:




    Help with this shaft label V2 or V3

    V3

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    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.

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    On -, @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.

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

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

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    What are the differences between the standard and the pro versions of this shaft? I don't need an overly technical response, but just wondering what general characteristics are similar or not. I have a 95-100 mph SS, and was told (by a reputable fitter) that the shafts would perform "similarly" but the pro is better made and more reliable.

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