Mitsubishi Diamana ZF Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
The Damiana series of shafts have had a lot of exposure since so many PGA tours use them.
And with the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF, Mitsubishi looks to offer that same smooth feel that has made the Damiana series famous in a package that will be congenial for many kinds of players.
The Mitsubishi Diamana ZF looks amazing; but does it perform amazing as well.
In the following review, we will tell you about the performance aspects of this shaft as well as the important specs you should know.
Mitsubishi Diamana ZF Shaft Overview
The Mitsubishi Diamana ZF is billed as a shaft with a stiff butt and tip section and a more reactive mid-section.
Based on our testing, we can confirm that this description is accurate. The kick comes just below the grip; but the stiff tip area keeps the club head in check.
What you’re left with is an active shaft that will actually help improve your smash factor figures without producing erratic flight.
Even in the TX versions of this shaft, you can feel how active it is. And for how active it is, it feels incredibly smooth.
Another exciting thing about this shaft is that it was released in 5 different weight classes: 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80.
No matter what your swing speed is like, you will be able to find a Mitsubishi Diamana ZF shaft that works for you.
With the heavier Mitsubishi Diamana ZF shafts, you can load up and feel it unload stably. And that’s pretty impressive considering that the heaviest Mitsubishi Diamana ZF shaft checks in at 89 grams.
Why is the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF So Popular?
One of the reasons we suspect that the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF is so popular is that it is essentially a mixture of the profiles of the Mitsubishi Diamana Blue and White shafts.
It offers the signature Damiana feel with a more active midsection. Plus, there is a weight class for everyone so any player can experience the famously smooth feel.
How Does the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF Perform?
While distance wasn’t jaw-dropping, what stood out the most in our test session was the spin rates.
Usually, when you have a shaft that is this active, you pick up a lot of spin. However, the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF was consistently producing spin rates just under 2,000 RPMs.
As you can imagine, this had a positive impact on ball speed. In fact, the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF produced faster than average ball speeds for all of our testers.
And while the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF is exceptionally active, it still feels smooth – even when you swing outside yourself.
In fact, we were very impressed with the consistency of this shaft on all kinds of swings. When we went 80%, the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF was still active.
When we fully unleashed, we got the same smooth release and ball flight.
The only thing that disappointed us a bit was the shot dispersion. The diversion numbers were higher than what we expected or what we would like to admit.
However, it’s possible that the fault was with us and not the shaft. Still, it should be noted. The launch was mid-low and our launch angles stayed within the 11° – 13° range.
There was very little variance in terms of launch so while the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF is not very workable, it’s consistent. And for most players, consistency is what you really want.
Mitsubishi Diamana ZF Shaft Specs
|Specs||Mitsubishi Diamana ZF|
|Available flexes||R2, R, Stiff, extra stiff, tour stiff|
|Weight||44 – 89 grams|
|Butt||0.602 – 0.616|
What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The R2 and R flexes are good for slow swing speeds (70-75 MPH).
Stiff and extra stiff are good for players in the 85 – 95 MPH range. The Tour Stiff is for players swinging their woods 95+ MPH.
What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The Mitsubishi Diamana ZF is available in five weight classes: 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80.
The 40 and 50 weight classes will help slow swingers while the 60 and 70 classes are good for 85 – 95 MPH swings. The 80g class is only for the heavy hitters.
Why is it so Good?
The feel has a lot to do with the hype that surrounds these shafts.
Even with an active profile, the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF manages to feel smooth and produces consistent flight.
Mitsubishi Diamana ZF First Impressions
We were really excited to test the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF shafts because some of us actually game the Mitsubishi Diamana Blue or White shafts.
After just a couple of swings, we could tell that the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF was the perfect bridge between the Diamana Blue and Diamana White.
Key Features & Performance
The Mitsubishi Diamana ZF is made using a combination of boron fiber and MR70 carbon fiber.
This combination is what makes the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF so active and so stable. The stiff tip area also works to increase club head MOI.
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You get good distance from the tee. Throughout our test session, we never once saw the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF produce a hook.
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Off the deck the launch properties stay consistent: mid-low launch with a very gentle draw.
Spin rates were still low from the fairway; but there was an increased danger of strong diversion.
Mitsubishi Diamana ZF Pros & Cons
- Very smooth feel
- Wide variety of weight classes
- Low spin
- Improves smash factor
- Good ball speed
- Wider dispersion than anticipated
Overall Score: 97/100
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Who Should Buy it?
The Mitsubishi Diamana ZF would actually suit the needs of a wide variety of players and swing types.
With five weight classes to choose from, you can score an effective shaft no matter what your swing speed or tempo is like.
And of course, it is a great choice for powerful swingers who demand high club head MOI.