Golf News for Friday, June 28, 2013 | Equipment

Aldila's RIP Tour Iron shafts win for second time on PGA Tour

POWAY, Calif. -- For the second time in five weeks, Aldila's graphite RIP Tour Iron shafts featuring RIP Technology™ have won on the PGA Tour serving notice that steel is not the only shaft option for quality iron performance on Tour. The RIP Iron shafts are two times structurally straighter than steel shafts, 10 percent lighter and have 20 percent lower torque than traditional steel shafts.

"Aldila engineers have combined exclusive carbon fiber materials and resins with RIP (Reverse Interlaminar Placement) Technology™ to create the Tour Iron shafts," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila's Marketing Manager. "Incorporating exclusive manufacturing technology acquired from Aldila's composite arrow making company, Aldila's engineers were able to make an iron shaft that is straighter and more consistent than any other iron shaft, steel or graphite. The Tour Iron shaft's proprietary materials make them lower in torque, he said. "At the end of the day, we feel that this is the product that will finally give the player a better performing shaft than steel."

Aldila also has multiple Tour wins of late with the company's newest wood shafts the Tour Blue and Tour Green. With a total of 44 Tour Blue and Tour Green shafts in play, "The Hottest Shafts In Golf" dominated the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the Travelers Championship, according to the Darrell Survey. Aldila had 21 more wood and 19 more hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer.

"The Tour Green is a stiff tip shaft with moderate torque designed for lower/penetrating ball flight producing a lower spin rate," said Bahl. "The Aldila Tour Blue is moderate stiff tip shaft and very low torque designed for a slightly higher ball flight with low to moderate spin rate. The shaft profiles have a constant taper to provide exceptional feel and a smooth, controlled release. Tour Blue and Tour Green shafts are made with the latest generation of Aldila's Micro Laminate materials (MLT). The ultra thin, ultra strong material allows for the construction of a shaft with outstanding performance and unparalleled consistency."

Aldila (www.aldila.com) offers patented shaft design technologies that consistently outperform other shafts available. This technology advantage is the reason Aldila is the most popular graphite shaft on the PGA Tour. Tour professionals recognize Aldila's advanced performance and year after year, there are more Aldila wood and hybrid shafts in play on Tour than any other shaft manufacturer. Whether the Micro Laminate Technology® first introduced in Aldila NV®, the most popular graphite ever or today's advanced RIP Technology®, Aldila engineers are continually pushing and advancing high performance graphite golf shaft technology well beyond any other manufacturer.

ABOUT ALDILA
Aldila Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. Aldila Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of carbon fiber shafts. Aldila is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of carbon-based composite products and materials used in various end markets. Aldila's competencies are the development of carbon-based composites and the implementation of manufacturing processes that support the commercialization of these composites. Aldila is a vertically integrated supplier of composites across three primary end markets: carbon-based pre-impregnated composite fibers, graphite golf shafts and archery products.

For more information on the Aldila RIP® Series, VooDoo, VS Proto™, and NV® shafts, visit Aldila's Web site www.aldila.com. Follow what's new on www.Facebook.com/AldilaGolf.

About MRA
Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. MRA's business is centered around MMA (methyl methacrylate) and AN (acrylonitrile) business complexes as basic raw materials and finished products. For more information, visit http://www.mrany.com.

About MRC
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation. MRC's business is centered around chemical and plastics, fibers, carbon fibers and composite materials, and aqua businesses. For more information, visit http://www.mrc.co.jp

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