The new, 2017 Tour AD TP shaft model utilizes a brand new technology called Fast Taper Technology or FTT . This new technology is based on the mandrel that the shaft is molded around. The Fast Taper Technology incorporates a faster taper rate from the lower mid-section to the tip of the mandrel providing the new Tour AD TP shafts with the overall feeling of greater club head control at impact and an increase in club head speed through the swing.
TORAYCA ® pre-preg using T1100G carbon-fiber with NANOALLOY ® technology is the latest in cutting edge carbon-fiber materials from Toray Industries, Inc. Unlike conventional pre-preg materials, this revolutionary new material is comprised of both High Modulus and High Tensile strength fibers. The resin system of TORAYCA ®T1100G is also based on NANOALLOY® Technology for added strength and vibration dampening.
The new TORAYCA ® T1100G advanced material technology allows Graphite Design engineers to fine tune specific zones of the shaft stiffness for added stability without a gain in structure weight resulting in the next generation of high performance Tour AD graphite golf shafts that provide superior Accuracy and Distance with every shot. This technology may be found in the Tour AD M9003 and Tour AD GP series of wood shafts.
Graphite Design’s proprietary DI Technology is based on Toray Companies NANOALLOY carbon fiber material technology. This advanced, high-tech material was developed with the latest in nano-technology to provide Graphite Design premium shafts with additional vibration dampening and precise stability to the shaft structure.
DI Technology can be found in the Tour AD DI, BB, DJ, GT, MT and MJ wood shafts as well as the YS NanoReloaded wood and hybrid shafts. DI Technology will deliver golfers of all skill levels Pure DISTANCE and Perfect ACCURACY.
Material Stiffness Integration, MSI, is the main design concept by which Graphite Design develops golf shafts. Composite materials consist of two main components, graphite fiber and resin. The stiffness of each fiber has an impact on how much vibration is transmitted up the shaft affecting the feel of the shaft. The resin acts more like a sponge absorbing the vibrations, creating exquisite feel.
By using proprietary design formulas and a combination of different materials that vary in stiffness and fiber volume, Graphite Design is able to produce shafts that have a better “Feel” than other competitors and deliver Pure DISTANCE and Perfect ACCURACY.
Tested and proven on professional golf tours. Graphite Design’s latest technology, X Directional Technology (XDT), can be found in the G-Series line of wood, hybrid and iron shafts. X Directional Technology incorporates the use of the already proven Graphite Design MSI (Material Stiffness Integration) design method as well as this new and unique application of graphite fiber ply angle alignment throughout the shaft structure.
During the development phase of XDT, measurable performance gains were discovered through a more balanced distribution of the graphite fiber angles within the plies of the shaft design. This proprietary application of XDT results in one of the most balanced, versatile and high performance golf shafts available today.
Graphite Design’s proprietary Axial Composite Interlace or ACI technology is a unique material technology that provides an added amount of stability through the use of a special 4 AXIS graphite fiber weave material that is strategically aligned within the shaft design. The Axial Composite Interlace Materials are positioned in the appropriate area of the shaft to provide a reduction in shaft ovalization during the swing and thru impact. ACI technology can be found in the Tour AD Quattro Tech and Tour AD Quattro Tech MD shaft models.