Diamana PD Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight

Diamana PD Shaft

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.

How Does the Diamana PD Perform?

In golf, you will achieve straighter shots on mis-hits if the club head can resist twisting.

This is why low torque is important for many shafts. With the Diamana PD, we noticed that toe/heel misses weren’t warping offline like crazy.

Yes, we did see a bit of divergence; but nothing that would normally correlate with the kind of erratic contacts we were making.

Does that mean the Diamana PD is good for beginners who are still struggling to find the sweet spot from the tee? Not exactly.

While the Diamana PD will help with forgiveness on lateral mis-hits, there are better distance shafts out there for beginners and high handicappers.

To get into more detail, you will have to have a pretty fast swing speed and strong tempo in order to unlock the distance potential of this shaft.

In order to load the Diamana PD up so that it unleashes a powerful strike, you will need to be able to swing pretty powerfully.

For those of us who were able to optimize the distance of the Diamana PD, we achieved an average carry of 259.7 yards.

Launch was low, flight was strong and the spin rates were phenomenal for an aggressive swing: consistently in the 1700 RPM range.

Shaft Specs

Specs Diamana PD
Available flexes Regular+, regular, senior, stiff, extra stiff, tour extra stiff
Weight 45g-84g
Butt .606”, .604”
Tip .355”
Length 46”

What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

Senior and regular+ flex should be gamed by 70-75 MPMH swingers.

Regular and stiff flex may work for 75-85 MPH swingers. Extra stiff and tour extra stiff should be reserved for 90+ MPH swingers.

What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?

There are five weight classes. Diamana PD 40 and 50 would be good if your swing speed is in the 70’s (MPH).

Diamana PD 60 and 70 would work for 80-90 MPH swingers. The 80 weight class is for powerful swingers (above 95 MPH).

Why is it So Good?

Diamana PD Shaft1

The Diamana PD comes in a wide array of weights and flexes so it is accessible to a lot of different kinds of players.

First Impressions

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We were first impressed by the way that the Diamana PD kept errant shots on-line.

Divergence never exceeded 13 yards.

Key Features & Performance 

The Diamana PD features boron fiber-infused prepreg which allows for a progressive stiffness profile.

It keeps things stable while imparting the signature Diamana smooth feel.

Diamana PD Driver Review

If you need help keeping your drives out of the trees, the Diamana PD is a great option.

Even on narrow fairways, all you have to do is point and shoot.

Diamana PD Fairway Wood Review

Off the deck, the Diamana PD maintains low spin rates.

If your swing is the kind that could gain distance from low spin, you will love the Diamana PD in your fairway woods.

Diamana PD Pros & Cons


  • Accuracy is great
  • Low spin
  • Low Torque
  • It’s forgiving
  • Very stable
  • Wide array of weights and flexes


  • It isn’t great for beginners

Diamana PD Shaft

Overall Score: 97/100

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Who Should Buy it?

The Diamana PD would be great for players who can benefit from low spin rates.

In other words, moderate to fast swingers with a quick tempo.

There are plenty of lightweight options and light flexes; but to unlock the full distance potential of the Diamana PD shaft, you should be able to achieve a 98+ MPH club head speed.

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