You are here

World’s lightest golf shaft

News International-French

21 Mar 2013

Leading golf shaft manufacturer True Temper has recently released a new version of their Project X shaft series, the PXv 39 (v for velocity). Aided by the use of TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics, the PXv weighs just 39 grams and is the lightest shaft introduced to the market.

“We have combined ultra-high modulus torsional plies with TeXtreme® to provide a stable core from which to build the PXv 39. This ultra light, ultra stable core has enabled us to create a sub 40 gram golf shaft that is not only durable but provides the penetrating ball flight that golfers have come to expect from the Project X franchise” says Don Brown, Project X product development manager and designer.

TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are a unique kind of composite reinforcement suitable when looking to reduce weight and improve mechanical properties. TeXtreme® is successfully used in Formula 1, Americas Cup and Advanced Aerospace applications as well as other sporting good applications such as bicycles, skis and ice hockey sticks.

“TeXtreme® is becoming the new standard carbon reinforcement for high-end applications where low weight and performance is key. The unique benefits TeXtreme® renders is repeatedly proven by the results and constant victories by our customers. We also take big pride in providing an optimized reinforcement solution for each specific application need and also we make sure the solution is realized into full scale production”, says Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon.

The use of TeXtreme® allows elimination of weight compared to the original design while maintaining the low torque and low spins properties that established Project X as the standard for all high-performance composite shafts.

About True Temper
The leading manufacturer of golf shafts in the world, True Temper Sports is consistently the number one shaft on all professional tours globally. The company markets a complete line of shafts under the True Temper®, Grafalloy® and Project X® shaft brands, and sells these brands in more than 30 countries throughout the world. True Temper Sports is proudly represented by more than 1,000 individuals in ten facilities located in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Australia.

About TeXtreme:
TeXtreme® Spread Tow reinforcements is the ultimate choice for making ultra light composites. TeXtreme® Technology is flexible and tow-size independent which enables development of optimized reinforcement solutions tailor-made for specific application needs. Utilization of TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics and carbon UD tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, industrial and sports products confirms that 20-30% lighter composite parts can be produced with improved mechanical properties and superior surface smoothness.

TeXtreme® is a registered trademark owned by Oxeon AB. Founded in 2003, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow Reinforcements with its products marketed under the brand name TeXtreme®.

More information: