Mitshubishi Rayon 'Ahina 63X (tp Shaft)??

MilesMiles Members Posts: 95 ✭✭✭

Hi all,
Searched but couldn't find any answers, also contacted Mitsi direct but no response. Can anyone help with identifying this shaft as the weight seems off to the usual convention:
Real deal D series whiteboards/blue's etc ended in 3's, real deal 'Ahina's/Kai'li ended in 0's. But I don't believe they made an 63 'Ahina. If it's a tp shaft it should be real but with TM graphics. It's also not in the R11 catalogue but is marked r11. So do you think its a 60 Ahina or a 63 Whiteboard?



Thanks in advance,
Miles

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members Posts: 2,333 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    "D63X" Would suggest Whiteboard, but we've also seen weight classifications change arbitrarily outside of the "made for" vs "aftermarket" debate. Maybe give Mitsubishi a call and talk to the tech department? Jordan over there is super helpful.

    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

    WITB Thread
  • MilesMiles Members Posts: 95 ✭✭✭

    Thanks Valtiel, that was my guess too as the WTB on the second pic hints to that also. My Blueboard serial looks similar in style...
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  • BookerBooker Members Posts: 764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ive got one of sergio's shafts from his r11 days. Same paint scheme and the paint says Kai li 103x its actually a blueboard. I also have one of his driver shafts thats labelled 70x ahina and has wb 100x stamped in the graphite actual weight is 105. Most likely a tour issued model painted to look like a certain shaft.

  • MilesMiles Members Posts: 95 ✭✭✭

    Thanks Booker, a 105g driver shaft, Christ!!
    Nice info, so I'm going to treat it as a real deal WB 63X. I have a real D series WB 73x so I should be able to test this through feel, although my original plan was to see which profile WB/'ahina I liked the best as they are subtly different. Quite chuffed I grabbed it though as I paid less than £3 for it!!

    Thanks Guys

  • BookerBooker Members Posts: 764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can get those old taylormade tour issued shafts cheap that have been painted to look stock. I am yet to find another whiteboard 100x at a playing length of 45. I don't know of anyone who would play a driver that heavy at that length it did have a 30g counter weight stuck in the end of the shaft.

  • MilesMiles Members Posts: 95 ✭✭✭
    edited Aug 16, 2019 11:09am #7

    Grrr, Duplicate post. See below

    Post edited by Miles on
  • MilesMiles Members Posts: 95 ✭✭✭
    edited Aug 15, 2019 11:19pm #8

    So I solved it by searching for uncut 'ahinas and Whiteboards on eBay for the serials. Here they are:

    Whiteboard63x


    'ahina 70x

    and finally another 'ahina tp, this time a 73x

    Notice the MX059 near the butt - this leads me to believe that all Taylormade Tp 'ahina's that end in 3's are actually whiteboards as the serials don't match the 'ahina range. So mine is a Whiteboard 63X for sure!

    Cheers all

  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members Posts: 2,333 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah I agree with @Booker, it is not at all uncommon for staffers to play an older shaft painted to either look like a new one or have current "retail" graphics. Fujikura did/does this a ton as well.

    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

    WITB Thread
  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 23,844 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    MRC has a rep here in the forum @MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL - if they don't chime in, you could try a PM.

  • MITSUBISHI CHEMICALMITSUBISHI CHEMICAL Sponsors Posts: 139 ✭✭✭

    Hi All!

    @Miles - This is an Original "D Series" 63X.

    Your research was very well done!

    Let us know if you have any further questions.

    -Team MCA

  • MilesMiles Members Posts: 95 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the confirmation and for making great shafts!! I have more than a few! B)

  • MITSUBISHI CHEMICALMITSUBISHI CHEMICAL Sponsors Posts: 139 ✭✭✭

    @Miles - Where did you originally reach out to us with no response? We're always striving to improve our communication with end consumers. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

  • MilesMiles Members Posts: 95 ✭✭✭

    Hello, I used the contact form on the website. Thanks again,

    Miles

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