Oban Shafts Bankrupt?

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Their website has been down for a while. Anyone know what's up?

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  • boycer11boycer11 ClubWRX  3575WRX Points: 164Posts: 3,575 ClubWRX
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    Doubt it, they just came out with the nemesys and I heard its selling well.

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  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  711WRX Points: 895Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 711 Golden Tee
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    The Nemesys is not an Oban shaft, it is a VA shaft. Victor Afable (VA), was the chief engineer at Oban and left to start VA.

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    Driver: Cobra King Speedzone 9* w/ Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7X
    3-Wood: TaylorMade M5 15* w/ Oban Devotion 8 O5
    Hybrid: PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple Hybrid O5
    4i - 9i: NLG 902 w/ DG TI X100
    Wedges: Jaws MD5 46/10S, 50/10S, 54/8C, 58/8W, all w/ DG TI S400
    Putter: Lajosi Custom DD201WB w/ Stability Shaft

  • boycer11boycer11 ClubWRX  3575WRX Points: 164Posts: 3,575 ClubWRX
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    Whoops my mistake. Guess oban hasn't really come out with anything new ina while. Love there iron shafts

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  • SCalGolferSCalGolfer Members  197WRX Points: 135Posts: 197 Fairways
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    Glad to hear. Been playing a Kiyoshi purple for a long time and love that shaft. Their website has been down for a while.

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  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  711WRX Points: 895Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 711 Golden Tee
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    Driver: Cobra King Speedzone 9* w/ Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7X
    3-Wood: TaylorMade M5 15* w/ Oban Devotion 8 O5
    Hybrid: PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple Hybrid O5
    4i - 9i: NLG 902 w/ DG TI X100
    Wedges: Jaws MD5 46/10S, 50/10S, 54/8C, 58/8W, all w/ DG TI S400
    Putter: Lajosi Custom DD201WB w/ Stability Shaft

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  • sui generissui generis Members  4403WRX Points: 739Posts: 4,403 Titanium Tees
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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3403WRX Points: 495Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,403 Titanium Tees
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    Wouldn't surprise me if they did go under. When is the last offering from them that has any pub at all? Heck, when was the last time they even released a new shaft?

    Mitsubishi/Aldila and Fujikura own the shaft game right now. Oban makes good shafts but I haven't seen anything new from them in a while.

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  20872WRX Points: 4,839Posts: 20,872 ClubWRX
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    Maybe not - looks like a large deficit may have caught up with them!


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  • Simmer7Simmer7 Members  29WRX Points: 64Posts: 29 Bunkers
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    I'm hoping this isn't the case.

    I don't have much to offer aside from they did have significant presence with their booth at the PGA show this year.

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  • pga_apprenticepga_apprentice Members  1677WRX Points: 132Posts: 1,677 Platinum Tees
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    They had a booth @ this year's PGA show...

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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers  8271WRX Points: 405Handicap: ScotchPosts: 8,271 Titanium Tees
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    Just like the rest, one of the big boys will buy them up!?

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  • Simmer7Simmer7 Members  29WRX Points: 64Posts: 29 Bunkers
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    I've heard from a reliable source that they are not Bankrupt, just some website challenges.

    Their site should be back up and running soon from what I am told.

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9313WRX Points: 1,469Posts: 9,313 Titanium Tees
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    I'm sure they still have enough presence on other tours other than PGA to keep them afloat. It's true they aren't getting much mainstream attention with all the work Fuji, MCA and TT has got going on, but they are still solid shafts.

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  • glageglage Members  7WRX Points: 12Handicap: 21Posts: 7 Bunkers
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    Oban and VA make phenomenal shafts.

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  • DesertRainDesertRain Members  38WRX Points: 26Handicap: 10Posts: 38 Bunkers
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    Ha...was going to say the same thing Adam! Maybe some other $50 per shaft option...

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  • trhodetrhode Fitter / Builder Members  2041WRX Points: 163Posts: 2,041 Platinum Tees
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    Very true. If it wasn’t for CC, companies like Oban, Veylix, and maybe even VA would be done. All good shafts, but without Tour presence and new innovations in design, they are all becoming CC exclusive products.

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  • t4t3rt4t3r Members  2950WRX Points: 352Posts: 2,950 Titanium Tees
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    That’s VA and Accra. Never heard of someone getting fitted at CC who didn’t have an Accra recommended somewhere in the bag.

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    Website is back up and running.

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  • RuleschampRuleschamp Members  700WRX Points: 83Posts: 700 Golden Tee
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    I've never had a CC try to unload an Oban on me, but good grief they try to unload Accra and Steelfiber on anyone and everyone I've ever known to get fitted there.

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  • AmazinBlueAmazinBlue Members  1172WRX Points: 163Handicap: 11Posts: 1,172 Platinum Tees
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    Website is back up. Doubt they are going out of business.

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    Ralph Reichert is a cool dude (and a good golfer). If you ever get a chance to meet him, do it.

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    We had dinner with them at the PGA Show. I'm pretty sure they're still OK. 😀

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