KBS add new hybrid golf shaft to Max HL range

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By James Tait Published: 28 May 2024
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Shafts that cater for slower swing speeds

Who's it for?

Golfers who want to get the ball in the air from the fairway with ease

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  • Five flexes and shaft weights to give an option for everyone
  • Three colours to choose from so you can match to your clubhead
  • Perfect for slow swing speed players who want more yardage in their hybrid


  • Not for faster swing speeds

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KBS Hybrid Shaft Max HL review

KBS has had great success with the recent addition of the new Max HL driver shaft. Now, they’ve added to that range with their all-new Max HL Hybrid shaft.

The shaft is aimed at the golfer with the slower swing speed looking for a higher ball flight and longer carry. Let’s take a look at what you can expect.

The First Look

The main thing you can expect with the looks is the ability to personalise the shaft by selecting the colour of it.

The Max HL Hybrid Shaft is available in the following gloss finishes – Red Gloss, White Gloss and Black Gloss and they all look awesome.

KBS MAX HL Hybrid shaft
The KBS Max HL hybrid shaft comes in three colours. (Credit: KBS)

The Tech

Here is what KBS has to say about the tech behind their latest release.

Following the successful introduction of the driver shaft earlier this year, the all-new Max HL Hybrid shaft is designed with the same E.I. curve as the KBS Max Graphite iron shaft, providing golfers with maximum accuracy, forgiveness and added spin on those longer shots into the green and fairway finders from the tee.

The KBS Max HL is custom fitted to golfers using average swing speed measurements rather than the traditional flex barometer. The Max HL Hybrid shaft is available in a .370” Tip Diameter with a 10” Parallel Tip in the following weight 40g, 50g, 60g, 70g, 80g and flexes R2, R1, R, S, X.

“The Max family is proving incredibly successful and we’ve had incredible feedback on the new driver shaft, so adding the hybrid version was the logical next step. Players who use the Max HL Hybrid will often need to hit longer clubs into par-4s and tee shots on the shorter holes. So, to have confidence in getting the ball airborne is vitally important and having a specialist shaft that will help do this with a greater degree of accuracy can only improve their scores.” – KBS Director of R&D and Master shaft-maker Kim Braly.

The bunkered Verdict

If you fall into the slower swing speed category and you play a hybrid (as you should be!) this a shaft that is definitely worth trying.

You can expect to hit higher ball flights, which will lead to longer shots and with five different shaft weights and flexes to pick from, there will definitely be a great option for you.

Head to your nearest KBS custom fitter to try it for yourself.


Available: Now


More details: kbsgolfshafts.com

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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