Golf club shaft converts to spread tow fabric

Golf club shaft manufacturer True Temper has introduced the Project X Black, which features Oxeon's TeXtreme carbon fiber fabric in a 45° angle along the shaft to improve mechanical properties and driving performance.

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Golf club shaft manufacturer True Temper has released its new high-performance model, Project X Black, which uses Oxeon's (Boras, Sweden) TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics to reduce weight and improve crucial performance parameters.

The new Project X Black features reduced weight from the original Project X graphite, while preserving critical tip stability and low spin performance. Featuring proprietary Dual Torsional Control, Project X Black reportedly reduces spin rates at impact for optimized peak trajectory with flatter descent angles for maximum carry and roll.

“Our proprietary Dual Torsional Control technology pairs the TeXtreme fibers on the outermost layers of the shaft with super-high modulus torsional plies inside to reduce dynamic shaft twisting by as much as 25 percent compared to traditional designs,” says Don Brown, product development manager and design of the shaft.

True Temper is using an 80-gsm TeXtreme carbon fiber fabric positioned in a 45° angle along the shaft to achieve the mechanical properties desired. TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements are produced using Oxeon’s novel Spread Tow- and Tape Weaving Technologies, rendering in optimized Spread Tow Tapes and Spread Tow Fabrics that enable production of composite parts that are 20 to 30 percent lighter, with improved mechanical properties.