The Mitsubishi Fubuki shaft has seen comparable anticipation to that of waiting for a celebrity to arrive at the Walk of Fame. But wait a second here, we are talking about a golf shaft not Clint Eastwood! So why has this shaft garnered so much attention and just what can we expect from this exciting new shaft?
Fubuki means Blizzard in Japanese and its only fitting we've had to wait until almost winter for its arrival… for the mere mortals anyway. The Fubuki has been seen in the drivers of many top PGA players including Vijah Singh, Phil Mickelson and Richard Johnson, for the good part of 2008′. The results have been no less than stellar.
There is a lot of speculation why the Fubuki has remained long on the wish list for so many. But one thing is for sure, the shaft has seen an extreme and maybe unexpected high demand from both the public and tour usage. Well, the shaft is now available to authorized dealers, however supply remains somewhat stingy.
Fubuki has many exciting features that include Modulus Differential Technology (MDT), the technical component behind the shaft. MDT incorporates a revolutionary state of the art design consisting of high modulus material combined with specialized, responsive, pitch based fiber in and above the tip section. The shaft is classified as a mid to high kick point shaft with a somewhat generous Torque rating. Most importantly, the overall design allows for various materials to harmoniously work together to promote an enhanced feel and stability. Maybe equally important, MDT offers a significant reduction in golf shaft deformation and lag. This reduction makes it possible to see consistent spin reduction along with a more repeatable dynamic launch angle. The bottom line, this shaft kicks some butt.
The Fubuki inspiration and graphical is an interesting side note. The pure white pearl on the Fubuki shaft is inspired by the meaning of the word “Fubuki.” The graphical element is a “throwing star,” which comes as a modified version of a snowflake, and stems from the Japanese Ninja weaponry… the Japanese word for weapon just happens to be “Buki.” You can surmise your own meaning behind the artwork, but nevertheless it presents another interesting element to an already intriguing shaft.
The Mitsubishi Fubuki has seen widespread anticipation never before seen by a shaft along with confidence backing from some of the biggest names in golf. There is no reason to think the performance will not live up to the hype either. If your future has a new shaft for your driver, serious consideration should given to the Fubuki shaft.