Tensei Blue Review – A High Performing Composite Golf Shaft

The TENSEI range of shafts integrates the most advanced materials ever produced by MCA.

They are dedicated to designing and developing the highest performing composite golf shafts for discerning golfers around the globe. Many professional golfers are using Mitsubishi Chemical golf shafts helping MCA to establish itself as a leader and innovator in the golf shaft industry.

The TENSEI range consists of three different shaft series, TENSEI™ AV series, TENSEI™ CK Pro series, and the TENSEI™ CK series.

Design and Technology

The TENSEI™ AV Series

The TENSEI™ AV Series is MCA GOLF’s latest generation, mid-launching profile based on the tour-proven, classic smooth bend profile.

Being the lightest of the three weight options, the AV series includes the Straight Flight Weighting (SFW) system to assist golfers in turning the club over easier through impact.

This straightens a slight fade or promotes a slight draw

This series offers a modernized version of the MCA GOLF’s tour-proven, classic smooth bend profile.

Aluminum Vapor Coated A in the butt section adds stability, to help achieve the desired EI target and stiffness.

Compared to the TENSEI™ CK Series, this is slightly lighter throughout, with lower torque.

With the AV weave being tighter and thinner than others in the series, it prevents the shaft from losing its round shape and to become oval. The round shape helps to improve energy transfer.

Three TENSEI™ AV RAW options within the AV series exposes the Aluminum Vapor (AV) Coated Weave in the butt section.

TENSEI™ AV RAW Blue

This is a blend of modern performance with a smooth classic bend profile to transfer power from the hands through the ball for a consistent, mid-launching flight and more stability and control throughout the swing.
The straight Flight Weighting (SFW) system is included in the 55g option.

TENSEI CK Series Shafts

The new TENSEI™ CK Series features a multi-material design that optimizes classic, tour-proven MCA GOLF bend profiles using exotic materials to enhance performance and efficiency.

While a typical shaft series includes between three and six materials, the TENSEI™ CK Series combines 11 different prepreg materials.

This includes its proprietary Low Resin Content (L.R.C.) Prepreg, ultra-thin prepreg, and a Carbon Fiber/DuPont™ Kevlar® (CK) weave featuring Mitsubishi Chemical carbon fiber. DuPont™ Kevlar® is a trademark or registered trademark of E.  I. du Pont de Nemours & Company

It provides enhanced stability and maximum feel through an extremely versatile design integrating a premium 40-Ton hybrid prepreg infused with tungsten powder (High Modulus) in targeted positions throughout the shaft.

A tip-section reinforced with MR70 delivers lower torque and tour preferred control and stability.

TENSEI™ CK Blue Series

The TENSEI™ CK Blue Series combines the biggest variety of materials ever used by MCA to produce a shaft making it the most playable of our smooth profiles.

TENSEI™ CK Pro Series

The TENSEI™ CK Series combines 11 different prepreg materials, including our Low Resin Content (L.R.C.) Prepreg, ultra-thin prepreg and for the first time a Carbon Fiber/DuPont™ Kevlar® weave featuring Mitsubishi Chemical carbon fiber – refining MCA GOLF’s tour-proven, classic smooth bend profile, taking it to an entirely new level.

TENSEI™ CK Pro Blue

Based on the TENSEI™ CK Blue design and classic smooth bend profile, the TENSEI™ CK Blue, TENSEI™ CK Pro Blue incorporates three times the Carbon Fiber/DuPont™ Kevlar® (CK) weave in the butt-section for increased stability and feel.
It is manufactured from TENSEI’s High Modulus premium 40-Ton prepreg throughout the shaft with a boron-reinforced tip that produces low torque and promotes tour preferred control and stability.

Check them out in this video.

Woods

AV Series

  • AV Blue – Mid launch and mid to low spin
  • AV RAW Blue – Mid launch and mid to low spin
  • AV RAW Orange – Mid launch and low spin
  • AV RAW White – Mid launch and low spin

CK Pro Series

  • CK Pro Red – mid to high launch and mid-spin
  • CK Pro Blue – Mid launch and mid to low spin
  • CK Pro White – low launch and low spin
  • CK Pro Orange – low launch and low spin

CK Series

  • CK Red – High launch and mid to high spin
  • CK Blue – Mid launch and mid spin
  • CK White – Low launch and mid to low spin
  • CK Orange – Mid launch and low spin
Hybrids
  • AV Hybrid Series
  • AV Blue Hybrid AV RAW
  • White Hybrid AV RAW
  • Blue Hybrid
  • CK Pro Red Hybrid
  • CK Pro Blue Hybrid
  • CK Pro White Hybrid
  • CK Pro Orange Hybrid
Irons
  • AV Hybrid/Iron Series
  • AV Silver Hybrid/Irons
  • AV Red AM
  • Irons AV Blue AM
  • Irons AV White AM Irons

AV Blue shafts are available in A, R, S, X flex, weighing between 55g and 78g, with a standard length of 46 inches.

Tip diameter is 0.335 inches and the butt diameter 0.600 inches

Looks

The Mitsubishi Tensei range features a carbon fiber top section of the shaft with a small colored band around the mid-section to indicate the model.

The rest of the shaft has a straight-forward gloss black finish with the white Tensei graphics in the middle of the shaft.

The RAW finish reveals the Aluminum Vapor (AV) Coated Weave in the butt section offering a visible cue of the added stability this unique weave provides.

It looks neat and clean with adequate design detail to stand out.

Feel

The Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Blue feels like the clubhead is accelerating and bursting through impact whilst still remaining stable and square through the hitting zone.

You can feel the shaft load at the top of your swing through the release in the downswing.

The light 55-gram version offers the Straight Flight Weighting (SFW) system making it easier to turn the clubhead over at impact reducing the risk of a slice.

Pros
  • Wide variety of shafts
  • Straight Flight Weighting
  • High Modulus premium 40-Ton hybrid prepreg infused with tungsten powder
  • Leverages proprietary resources and raw materials
Cons
  • Extensive range makes it difficult to select the right shaft

Alternatives

1. TENSEI™ AV RAW Orange

This is a counter-balanced shaft that moves the balance point towards the hands offering you the opportunity to make performance adjustments by altering shaft length or adding weight to the clubhead.
The RAW orange produces a mid-launching flight with the counter-balance creating a feeling of enhanced stability and control throughout the swing.

2. TENSEI™ AV RAW White

This option is suited to strong golfers who require a blend of modern performance with a stiff-tip to generate a low-launch profile and piercing ball flight.
Furthermore, it creates a feeling of increased stability and control throughout the swing.

3. TENSEI™ CK Red shaft

This is an active tip, higher launching profile that offers a high launching bend profile through the use of a multi-material design.
The design includes a Carbon-Kevlar® weave in the butt section to refine the overall bend profile and improving the feel. It is suited for golfers that require a higher launching profile.

4. TENSEI™ CK White

This is a classic tip-stiff, low-launch bend profile preferred by stronger players, and incorporates the same Carbon Fiber/DuPont™ Kevlar® (CK) weave in the butt-section delivering improved control, stability, and feel.

5. TENSEI™ CK Orange

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A classic, smooth bend profile with a counterbalanced design for the player’s looking to fine-tune their golf club performance.

6. TENSEI™ CK Pro Red Series

The CK Pro Red has a particularly stable active tip with a higher launching profile for an improved feel for a versatile fit for golfers that require a higher launching profile.

7. TENSEI™ CK Pro White

Strong players will prefer the classic tip-stiff, low-launch bend profile that incorporates the same Carbon Fiber/DuPont™ Kevlar® (CK) weave in the butt-section as the CK Pro Blue thus providing enhanced stability and maximum feel.
It is also manufactured from TENSEI’s High Modulus premium 40-Ton prepreg throughout the shaft with a boron-reinforced tip that produces low torque and promotes tour preferred control and stability.

8. TENSEI™ CK Pro Orange

An innovative counter-balanced design along with an exceptionally tip-stiff design provides enhanced versatility for the stronger player.
The TENSEI™ CK Pro Orange incorporates the same Carbon Fiber/DuPont™ Kevlar® (CK) weave found in the butt-section of all

Final Thoughts

The Mitsubishi Tensei Blue shaft offers a smooth feel that loads and explodes through the ball with a mid-to-high launch.

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