Golf News for Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Equipment

Aldila announces release of new Tour Blue and Tour Green shafts

POWAY, Calif. -- One of the most sought after graphite shafts on the Tour in 2013 is now available through leading club manufacturers and golf retail outlets. After successful testing on the Tour, Aldila is now launching its Tour Blue and Tour Green shafts and has begun shipping them through leading manufacturers and distributors worldwide.

Engineered with the latest materials and manufacturing technology, the Tour Blue/Green shafts are designed to maximize the power of your individual golf swing. The constant taper shaft profile provides exceptional feel and a smooth, controlled release. Both shafts are made with Aldila's Next Generation Micro Laminate Technology™ (MLT). Combined with ultra-thin, ultra strong materials allows the construction of a shaft with outstanding performance and unparalleled consistency.

"The Tour Blue is moderate stiff tip shaft and very low torque designed for a slightly higher ball flight with low to moderate spin rate," said John Oldenburg, Aldila's Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. "The Tour Green is a stiff tip shaft with moderate torque designed for lower/penetrating ball flight producing a lower spin rate."

Aldila's Next Generation Micro Laminate Technology™ is the next step in the evolution of its highly successful technology that made the NV™ the most popular shaft in the company's history.

"Next Generation MLT is comprised of ultra-thin layers of premium, low resin aerospace grade materials, Oldenburg said. "This design evolution eliminates inconsistent shaft performance caused by material variability. Redesigned tooling also raises the shaft balance point, making this the perfect upgrade for today's modern club head designs."

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 that 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 Next Generation Micro Laminate 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'i>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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