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Slow swing speed players, listen up! KBS has something that is going to make golf easier for you.

If you are tired of not being able to get the height you want with your drives, or you can never manage to carry the trouble from the tee, worry no more. The KBS Max HL shaft will give you the launch and carry you’re looking for.

KBS has launched their first lightweight, high-spinning and high-launching shaft for the slower swing speeds of the golf world. If you fall into this category, this shaft could be a game changer, as it’s designed to work with players who don’t swing the club particularly fast.

The KBS MAX HL driver shaft
The family of KBS Max HL driver shafts. (Credit: KBS)

Still need convincing? Here are five reasons you should be playing the new KBS Max HL graphite shaft in your woods.

You’ll get the ball airborne

Not everyone hits it as long as they want and some of us don’t generate fast enough speeds. If you find that the ball isn’t staying in the air for long and you aren’t getting the carry you need then this is the shaft for you. This shaft is designed to give you more spin, which gets the ball in the air for longer. Combine that with the high launching profile of this shaft and you will see higher ball flights and longer drives. 

It’s super lightweight

If your driver feels a little heavy, or you need more club speed, maybe it’s time to lighten that driver set-up. Most standard driver shafts are around 60 grams, however the KBS Max HL comes in three different weight offerings.

The shaft ranges from 45g, 42g and 40g, which is extremely light and noticeably different in comparison to a regular shaft. The lighter shaft will allow you to move the club quicker, which will result in faster club speeds, transferring into faster ball speeds, longer carry and more distance. 

Slow and steady wins the race

If you have a slow swing speed, this shaft is perfect for you. But, there is still choices to be had in the range, it’s not just a one size fits all approach. Each shaft weight is aimed at a certain swing speed. The 45g shaft is aimed at a golfer who has an 80-73mph swing speed, the 42g shaft is for the golfer who has a 72-65mph swing speed and the 40g shaft option is for the 65mph and below club speed.

If you fall into any of these categories there are three shaft flexes to choose from, so you can get the best flex to get the ball carrying as far as possible. 

The price is right

When looking for a new driver, finding the right shaft is just as important as getting the right driver head. Not only that, when we do go for a custom fitting, the cost of a custom shaft can be eye-watering. But, this really isn’t the case with the KBS Max HL range.  This shaft comes in at a very reasonable £115. For a top-quality driver shaft, this is some excellent value.

They look the part

To sweeten the deal with these shafts, they all look brilliant too. You might not think this makes a difference, but having an eye-catching shaft really elevates the look of your driver. All seven colour come in the three different weight offering and three flex options, so you can choose which style you want after you get the best performing option for you. The colours to choose from are Black Gloss, White Gloss, KBS Red Gloss, Chrome, Hot Pink, Light Blue & Rainbow. Which is a huge choice allowing you to add your own personal touch to your club.

For more information on KBS Shafts, including the KBS Max HL and many others, click here.

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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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