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Diamana ZF

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Link to press release http://www.mitsubishichemicalgolf.jp/pdf/MCC_jp_1561947815.pdf
From google translate I believe it says this will be the stiffest tip in this generation of Diamana.

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub  2530Posted: Members Posts: 2,530
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    I'm going to take a guess and say that based on the graphics and the fact that the chart says "Mid-High" kickpoint that this might just be a JDM version of the DF. Just a hunch though.

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    @Valtiel said:
    I'm going to take a guess and say that based on the graphics and the fact that the chart says "Mid-High" kickpoint that this might just be a JDM version of the DF. Just a hunch though.

    Or maybe a replacement for the X'17? According to the X'17 spec sheets it matched up kind of close. But my money is on your JDM version though.

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    @Valtiel said:
    I'm going to take a guess and say that based on the graphics and the fact that the chart says "Mid-High" kickpoint that this might just be a JDM version of the DF. Just a hunch though.

    DF is already prominent on the JDM market and available through their sellers. I think it’s a new model albeit only slightly tweaked

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    @phatchrisrules said:

    @Valtiel said:
    I'm going to take a guess and say that based on the graphics and the fact that the chart says "Mid-High" kickpoint that this might just be a JDM version of the DF. Just a hunch though.

    Or maybe a replacement for the X'17? According to the X'17 spec sheets it matched up kind of close. But my money is on your JDM version though.

    That would be interesting! It says MR70 + Boron and if that were applied to the full length of the shaft then it could line up with a new X-series product, although it would be surprising and a bit confusing if they dropped the X-series name and used a convention from an existing product line.

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    @Valtiel said:
    I'm going to take a guess and say that based on the graphics and the fact that the chart says "Mid-High" kickpoint that this might just be a JDM version of the DF. Just a hunch though.

    DF is already prominent on the JDM market and available through their sellers. I think it’s a new model albeit only slightly tweaked

    Ah, interesting. I wonder if it is maybe a push towards having four core models in a lineup instead of three based on the Tensei success. Maybe the ZF is a counterbalanced version?

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub  2530Posted: Members Posts: 2,530
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    @MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL said:
    Hello All!

    This is going to be a fourth part to the Fourth Generation Diamana Series. This is a new product for MCA and won't be replacing anything in our current lineup.

    The US press release will be live on MCA-Golf.com in the very near future - I'll be sure to comment the link as soon as it goes up!

    -Team MCA

    Thank you for the info! Excited to see what the scoop is. :)

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  • RonSwansonRonSwanson Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it.  1726Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 1,726
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    Interesting soft mid section. Hzrdus Yellow profile with upgraded materials? Should be a winner.

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub  2530Posted: Members Posts: 2,530
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    @RonSwanson said:
    Interesting soft mid section. Hzrdus Yellow profile with upgraded materials? Should be a winner.

    The HZRDUS Yellow is pretty extreme with its dip in mid stiffness, this merely looks like a mid ground between the DF and the BF per the chart. Mitsubishi tends to be far more smooth with their profiles while the Project X graphite shafts often go to more extreme to create specific feels. Still very cool though, I also wonder if this will be more counter balanced or not.

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    Callaway XHot 3Deep Pro 14.5* Veylix Rome 888x || Taylormade M1 13* Kuro Kage Dual Core 80TX
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  • RonSwansonRonSwanson Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it.  1726Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 1,726
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    @Valtiel said:

    @RonSwanson said:
    Interesting soft mid section. Hzrdus Yellow profile with upgraded materials? Should be a winner.

    The HZRDUS Yellow is pretty extreme with its dip in mid stiffness, this merely looks like a mid ground between the DF and the BF per the chart. Mitsubishi tends to be far more smooth with their profiles while the Project X graphite shafts often go to more extreme to create specific feels. Still very cool though, I also wonder if this will be more counter balanced or not.

    Yeah, after looking at all the EI profiles, I might have jumped the gun on that comparison.

    Seems like this could be a twist on the BF. Using the DF as the constant since that's all that is shone in the graphic, the BF dips softer in the "mid-tip" while the ZF moves that dip up to the "mid-handle" with a slightly stiffer handle overall than the BF.

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    @MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL said:
    Diamana ZF Press Release from 7/2/19:

    Carlsbad, CA – (July 01, 2019) – For the first time ever, Mitsubishi Chemical is adding a fourth profile to their popular Diamana™ Fourth Generation Series. The new Diamana™ ZF builds on the success of the Diamana™ BF and provides the perfect option for players looking to push their distance farther.

    “Diamana™ ZF-Series takes the signature ‘smooth’ bend profile that makes our BF-Series the shaft of choice for so many players and pushes it in just the right places,” says Mark Gunther, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MCA GOLF. “The result is a profile that makes ZF a little more explosive and easier to accelerate.”

    Like all of their Diamana™ Fourth Generation Series predecessors, Diamana™ ZF shafts owe their carefully calibrated stiffness and stability to two unique technologies: MR70 carbon fiber material, and Boron fiber.

    MR70, used in both the butt and tip sections, is 20% stronger than conventional materials, with a 10% greater modulus (a measure of stiffness). This is bolstered by Boron fiber in the tip section to create the exact EI curve desired.

    When compared to Diamana™ BF-Series, the Diamana™ ZF-Series shafts are a moderately stronger and more stable in both the butt and tip ends, with a slightly softer and more active middle for better energy transfer and acceleration. This produces a shaft that is incredibly solid during transition at the top of the swing and through impact, but with smooth speed and a lively feel.

    Adding to the excitement around Diamana™ ZF-Series is the inclusion of 40g version, the lightest Fourth Generation Shaft offered to date.

    “We’re extremely happy to have a 40g option within Diamana™ ZF,” says Gunther. “This opens the performance benefits of these unique Mitsubishi Chemical materials to a whole new range of players who prefer to play an ultra-lightweight shaft.”

    Diamana™ ZF-Series are ideal for any player looking to increase clubhead acceleration while maintaining stability and control through impact.

    Diamana™ ZF-Series will be available September, 13 2019 at MCA GOLF authorized retailers and dealers nationwide, with a suggested retail price of$400.

    Weights and flexes:
    DIAMANA™ ZF-Series 40 (R2, R, S Flex)
    DIAMANA™ ZF-Series 50 (R, S, TX Flex)
    DIAMANA™ ZF-Series 60 (S, TX Flex)
    DIAMANA™ ZF-Series 70 (S, TX Flex)
    DIAMANA™ ZF-Series 80 (S, TX Flex)

    Profile:
    Mid Launch and Low Spin

    Technology Featured:

    MR70
    Specifically designed and developed by Mitsubishi Chemical for high-performance applications, MR70 is an innovative new carbon fiber material that is 20% stronger with a 10% greater modulus than conventional materials.

    BORON
    Boron fiber is equivalent in stiffness to high modulus carbon fiber, but with superior compression strength. As a result, it is often utilized for structural reinforcement, most notably in military applications. Mitsubishi Chemical uses Boron fiber in combination with other proprietary materials to produce prepreg options that deliver unprecedented strength and stability.

    ION PLATING
    Ion Plating is a process that creates a sophisticated, premium finish that cannot be achieved by a simple paint application. The shafts are placed in a vacuum chamber where chrome or silver alloy ions are fused to the surface, creating a stunning finish that is more than worth the extra time.

    ABOUT US
    MCA GOLF, INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, dedicated to designing and developing high performance composite golf shafts for discerning golfers everywhere. MCA GOLF, INC. leverages its own resources and raw materials through vertical integration, which gives it a competitive advantage. Over the years, it has been a leading supplier of premium composite golf shafts worldwide. With many of the world's best players using its golf shafts, MCA GOLF, INC. has established itself as a dominant force in the golf industry.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Stacey Benvenuto
    Brand Marketing / Tour Representative
    MCA GOLF, INC.
    E. [email protected]

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    July 02, 2019

    Sounds like a perfect 3w match to me!

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub  2530Posted: Members Posts: 2,530
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    Beefed up blueboard profile? Love it! This will be a must try for sure.

    Also on a completely different note, it is interesting that the fourth generation is the first to have four models. Many Japanese companies completely avoid the number 4 much in the same way we used to avoid "13" in the states. I wonder if anyone back in Japan was uncomfortable about this, hah.

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  • SC-TX 88SC-TX 88  1063Posted: Members Posts: 1,063
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    So it’s like the PX LZ from a few years back?

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    @SC-TX 88 said:
    So it’s like the PX LZ from a few years back?

    The PX LZ is very similar to the HZRDUS Yellow and Smoke Yellow, far more extreme in its mid softness. It is the same basic principle though, just a Blueboard type of profile with more stiffness at either end.

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    Vokey  SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx1
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  • RonSwansonRonSwanson Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it.  1726Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 1,726
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    I ordered one. 70TX. Will report back when it gets here.

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    @RonSwanson said:
    I ordered one. 70TX. Will report back when it gets here.

    I'm jealous. if you don't like feel free to shoot me a pm...

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  • danielwkelliherdanielwkelliher  136Posted: Members Posts: 136
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    Anyone have this in play yet? Gaming DF now

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    I was told it won’t be released until September.

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  • MITSUBISHI CHEMICALMITSUBISHI CHEMICAL  148Posted: Sponsors Posts: 148
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    Hi All! Follow this link for specs on Diamana ZF: http://www.mrc-golf.com/products/zf-series

    This is available in September with our large network of Authorized Dealers.

    Comment with any questions!

    -Team MCA

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    Looks fantastic. Cant wait to try it against my DF

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    TS3 15.75 - Evenflow White 75 6.5
    919 Tours 4-PW - Project X 6.0
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    @MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL said:
    Hi All! Follow this link for specs on Diamana ZF: http://www.mrc-golf.com/products/zf-series

    This is available in September with our large network of Authorized Dealers.

    Comment with any questions!

    -Team MCA

    This thing sounds like my dream shaft... unfortunately, i cant justify $350 for a shaft. Anyone gets one in X/TX that they dont end up liking holler at me for a re-sale op.

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  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJ 8083Posted: Members Posts: 8,083
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    if my Hulk doesn't work out, i'll be picking one of these up.

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    Literally just went rogue white in driver, 3w, 5w.....sheesh

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    Just in time for my driver fitting in September.

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    So this seems like it falls in between a BF and DF.

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  • MITSUBISHI CHEMICALMITSUBISHI CHEMICAL  148Posted: Sponsors Posts: 148
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    @huckitchuckit said:
    So this seems like it falls in between a BF and DF.

    That is correct! Softer in the mid - firmer in the tip and butt vs. BF

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    Ill be looking to pick one of these up real soon. If anyone can help me out with that shoot me a message!

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    @jgard320 said:
    Literally just went rogue white in driver, 3w, 5w.....sheesh

    Not a bad way to go...

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  • OcRockRollerOcRockRoller Humble Donkey Florida 220Posted: Members Posts: 220
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    JT putting this new shaft in play after a dominant win and with all this money on the line this week takes some huge balls and speaks volumes about this shaft. Pretty cool

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