Graphite Design Shaft Technology
TORAYCA ® M40X pre-preg is the latest in cutting edge carbon-fiber materials from Toray Industries, Inc. Prior to TORAYCA® M40X, carbon fiber pre-preg materials were either high in tensile modulus or high in tensile strength, but not high in both. The new TORAYCA ® M40X pre-preg offers a large improvement in tensile strength with an increase of 30% over conventional carbon fiber materials.
The new and revolutionary TORAYCA ® M40X pre-preg now allows our engineers to develop high performance Graphite Design golf shafts with an even higher degree of shaft zonal tuning without adding weight to the design, resulting in a higher degree of shaft stability and an increased feeling of total ball control over conventional golf shafts.
Golfers that take advantage of the new Graphite Design Tour AD UB wood shafts with TORAYCA ® M40X pre-preg may now essentially load the shaft more, and the more it loads, the more energy it will store and then release at impact, resulting in increased ball speeds and greater distance.
TORAYCA ® M40X material may be found in the Graphite Design Tour AD XC, HD and UB models of wood shafts.
TORAYCA ® pre-preg using T1100G carbon-fiber with NANOALLOY ® technology is unlike conventional pre-preg materials and it is comprised of both higher modulus and very high tensile strength fibers. The resin system of TORAYCA ®T1100G pre-preg is also based on NANOALLOY ® Technology for added strength and vibration dampening.
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 MAD and the Tour AD UB, HD, XC, VR, IZ, GP and Tour AD M9003 models of wood shafts.
FTT – Fast Taper Technology
The new 2019 Tour AD VR and Tour AD TP shaft models both utilize the Graphite Design advanced technology called Fast Taper Technology or FTT . This technology is based on the tooling called the mandrel that the shaft is molded around. The Fast Taper Technology incorporates a faster taper rate in a specific section of the mandrel used to create a unique shaft profile. The Fast Taper Technology of the Tour AD VR shaft starts in the handle or grip section and extends to the lower-mid section of the shaft. The FastTaper Technology of the Tour AD TP shafts starts in the lower mid-section and extends down to the tip of the shaft. The end result of using the Fast Taper Technology is the overall feeling of greater club head control at impact and an increase in club head speed through the swing.
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 may be found in the Tour AD DI, BB and MJ models and will deliver Perfect ACCURACY and Pure DISTANCE ( AD ) for golfers of all skill levels.
Material Stiffness Integration, MSI, is the main design concept by which Graphite Design develops it premium golf shafts. Composite materials consist of two main components, graphite fibers and resin. The stiffness of the many different fiber types that Graphite Design utilizes has an impact on how the shaft profile bends in relation to the player’s input during the swing. The resin not only helps to maintain the structural integrity of the shaft but also acts more like a sponge, absorbing unwanted vibrations to help create the exquisite feel that Graphite Design shafts are so well known for.
By using proprietary design formulas and a combination of different materials that vary in stiffness, resin content and fiber volume, Graphite Design is able to design shafts that results in superior feel when compared to other shaft manufactures and deliver the Perfect ACCURACY and Pure DISTANCE that golfers desire in a shaft.