Diamana PD Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
In 2023, there are a lot of Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana shafts nearly flooding the market.
While this means players get a wide array of options, the sheer volume of choices could make it more difficult to find the shaft that’s right for you.
The fact that so many Diamana shafts are spec’d very similarly only makes matters worse.
That’s why we are diligently chugging through late-generation Diamana shafts in our review series.
In today’s installment, we will be taking a look at the Diamana PD shaft which is a 5th generation Diamana.
Diamana PD Shaft Overview
The Diamana PD has a clean look at address and in the bag.
It has a cloudy white finish that slowly transitions to a gray as your eye drifts towards the tip section.
The finish is really interesting because it’s not quite reflective and not quite matte – just somewhere in between.
The Diamana PD is advertised as being a low torque, low launch and low spin shaft. After our testing session, we can confirm these claims. We tested the Diamana PD in its 74g, stiff flex iteration.
It felt very stable and almost boardy. So there was very little flex and twisting. This was evidenced by the fact that we took several intentional mis-hits and didn’t see very much divergence.
The tip and midsection of this shaft have been specifically designed to stay in shape. There is some action in the butt section; but the tip and midsection remain very stable even on powerful swings.
As with nearly all Diamana shafts, the transition of the Diamana PD feels very smooth. You can feel the activity helping you with club head speed but it’s not nearly enough to affect the club face.
The launch and spin are both low as well. So much so that we are inclined to say that this shaft is better for fast swing speed players.
The Diamana PD feels light in the hands and offers shot dispersion similar to modern Diamana shafts: tight.
Why is the Diamana PD So Popular?
We would contend that the entire Damiana series of shafts is legendary and always in high demand.
In the specific case of the Diamana PD shaft though, we liked the fact that it resisted twisting very well. With the 74g Diamana PD, the torque is already down to 2.8 degrees.
If you’ve got a pretty fast swing and you want more stability, the Diamana PD would be a solid choice.