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

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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  3704WRX Points: 1,721Handicap: 1.7Posts: 3,704 Titanium Tees
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    "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.

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  • MilesMiles Members  103WRX Points: 46Posts: 103 Fairways
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    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  810WRX Points: 107Posts: 810 Golden Tee
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    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.

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  • MilesMiles Members  103WRX Points: 46Posts: 103 Fairways
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    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

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  • BookerBooker Members  810WRX Points: 107Posts: 810 Golden Tee
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    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.

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  • MilesMiles Members  103WRX Points: 46Posts: 103 Fairways
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    Grrr, Duplicate post. See below

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  • MilesMiles Members  103WRX Points: 46Posts: 103 Fairways
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    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

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  3704WRX Points: 1,721Handicap: 1.7Posts: 3,704 Titanium Tees
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    Yeah I agree with

    On -, @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.
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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  25273WRX Points: 1,755Posts: 25,273 Titanium Tees
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    MRC has a rep here in the forum

    On -, @MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL - if they don't chime in, you could try a PM.
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  • MITSUBISHI CHEMICALMITSUBISHI CHEMICAL Sponsors  162WRX Points: 213Posts: 162 Fairways
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    Hi All!

    On -, @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

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  • MilesMiles Members  103WRX Points: 46Posts: 103 Fairways
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    Thanks for the confirmation and for making great shafts!! I have more than a few! B)

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  • MITSUBISHI CHEMICALMITSUBISHI CHEMICAL Sponsors  162WRX Points: 213Posts: 162 Fairways
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    On -, @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!
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  • MilesMiles Members  103WRX Points: 46Posts: 103 Fairways
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    Hello, I used the contact form on the website. Thanks again,

    Miles

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