CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 20, 2018) – The company that gave golfers the first sub-100-gram constant weight steel shaft today will release for public sale the world’s lightest constant weight steel shaft, the N.S.PRO Zelos 6, which checks in at a mere 68.5 grams.
The N.S.PRO Zelos 6 was introduced to the golf industry in January at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show to much fanfare and was tested thoroughly by many golf visitors who were impressed with the shaft’s stability and performance.
The shafts will be available for purchase beginning today from retail fitting shops in the USA with an install MAP of $59.00 or online via Golfworks.com at $34.50 per shaft.
“As the lightest steel shaft ever made, the N.S. PRO Zelos 6 showcases Nippon Shaft’s unique design and engineering ability and our continuous effort to design shafts for golfers of all profiles,” said Hiro Fukuda, Sales and Marketing for the Japan-based company.
The ultralight-weight Zelos 6 is aimed at golfers who have driver swing speeds less than 75 m.p.h. range and whose drives travel 175 yards or less, according to Fukuda.
Unlike similarly weighted graphite shafts, the Zelos 6 features a proprietary spring steel that gives the shaft the stability characteristic of steel, Fukuda said. The Zelos 6 also features ease of launch, high trajectory ,and excellent spin, which helps shots hold the green.
“The Zelos family of shafts grew out of our Nippon Shaft philosophy that we want our customers to Play Steel for Life,” Fukuda said.
Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. In addition, Nippon Shaft products are available through Nippon Shaft’s dedicated global club fitter network. Details of these can be found at www.nipponshaft.com
Based in Yokohama, Japan, Nippon Shaft is the No. 1-selling steel shaft in Asia. Nippon Shaft is a privately-held subsidiary of NHK Spring Co. LTD, a Japanese automobile parts manufacturer. Nippon Shaft's North American headquarters is in Carlsbad.