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January 12, 2015

KBS Launches Two Wedge-Specific Shafts

KBS Golf Shafts adds two wedge-specific steel shafts to its line and will debut the new products at the upcoming PGA Merchandise Show and Demo Day, Jan. 20-23, in Orlando, Fla.

“We’ve gone outside the box designing shafts specific for scoring clubs,” said Kim Braly, head of R&D and Tour operations at KBS Golf Shafts. “They are some of the most important- if not the most important- clubs in a player’s bag.”

Over two years in development, the new KBS 610 WEDGE Shaft is designed to deliver penetrating ball flight with less spin. The shaft’s stiffer butt section combined with the KBS signature step down configuration enhances shot making for the skilled player. This shaft is available in three flexes, from 110-125g.

“Our overall goal with these two shafts is to create a wedge-concentrated shaft category,” said Braly. “Wedge shafts are commonly overlooked and we are aiming to tackle this issue, beginning with the HI-REV 2.0 and 610 WEDGE.”

The HI-REV 2.0, an updated and improved version of the current HI-REV shaft, features an active tip section that increases the effective loft of the club head. Golfers can expect a higher ball launch with more spin for added stopping power. The HI-REV 2.0 is available in three flexes, from 115-135g.

Both shafts will be available for inspection and testing, along with the full KBS product line, at the PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day, Tuesday, Jan. 20, Tee #5, Orange County National Golf Center, in Winter Park, Fla.

The 610 WEDGE and HI-REV 2.0 are available for purchase through select KBS dealers: kbsgolfshafts.com/premier-fitters.

About KBS Golf Shafts
KBS is the fastest growing and most innovative steel shaft brand in the industry. Since its release in 2008, over 150 professionals across the PGA, European, and Web.com Tours trust KBS shafts. KBS shafts incorporate unique and advanced shaft designs to provide golfers maximum feel and performance.

Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., KBS is manufactured in partnership with FEMCO Steel Technology (FST). The KBS product line focuses on five shaft models: KBS TOUR, KBS TOUR-V, KBS TOUR 90, KBS C-TAPER and KBS C-TAPER LITE. Products are available through all major golf club manufacturers through stock or custom options. KBS has a vast network of dealers, both online and in-person, that provide custom fitting, ordering, and building.