Carlsbad, CA – (January 18, 2020) – For years, golfers aiming to raise their launch angle have turned to added loft or a more active shaft, both of which can lead to greater spin and bigger misses. But now MCA GOLF offers players a superior choice with the introduction of the ALDILA® ASCENT™ and ALDILA® ASCENT™ Ultralight Series.
“Regardless of why someone might be looking to raise their flight window we wanted to create a product that eliminated the compromises that come with other solutions,” says Mark Gunther, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MCA GOLF. “In the end that meant incorporating different technologies to create both a standard and ultralight design capable of delivering the optimal performance for any player.”
The key to the performance of standard weight ASCENT™ shafts is an integrated Impact Stabilization Zone located towards the tip. This unique enhancement – created by pairing a strategically-placed section of increased stiffness with a focused area of heavier, tungsten-infused prepreg – preserves the shaft’s lively feel and higher launch angle while maintaining stability and maximum energy transfer.
By minimizing deflection and face rotation at impact ASCENT™ shafts encourage a more accurate, controlled ball flight. Players are able realize a shallower descent and longer roll out, both keys to maximizing total distance.
ALDILA® ASCENT™ Ultralight shafts feature the same tungsten-infused prepreg – but utilized in a different innovation known as Focus Mass Technology (FMT™). This precise weighting section in the butt of the shaft helps players turn through the ball for stronger, straighter or drawn ball flight.
ASCENT™ Ultralight models also feature FlyDrive™ Technology – a new application inspired by a similar innovation in high-performance fly fishing rods. A unique, full-length Visco-Elastic Isolation Layer (VEIL) is added to improve overall strength and feel while bolstering the shaft’s resistance to “ovaling,” a common deficiency in thinner-walled designs.
“Weight is always a challenge when trying to add performance to an ultralight shaft, for obvious reasons,” says Gunther. “But FlyDrive™ adds very little weight or thickness, so the ASCENT™ Ultralight remain quick and fast, with a satisfyingly solid feel at impact.”
ALDILA® ASCENT™ are ideal for any golfer looking to raise launch angle through a more active, mid-launching shaft without sacrificing spin control or accuracy.
ALDILA® ASCENT™ Ultralight models are for any player – especially moderate swing speed players – who want to improve ball flight and distance through a straighter, more stable ultra-lightweight shaft.
ALDILA® ASCENT™ Series shafts will be available at MCA GOLF authorized retailers and dealers, in January 2021. They will be offered at a suggested retail price of $300.
Weights and flexes:
ALDILA® ASCENT™ Ultralight 35 (R3)
ALDILA® ASCENT™ Ultralight 40 (R2, R, S)
ALDILA® ASCENT™ 40 (R2, R, S)
ALDILA® ASCENT™ 50 (R, S, X)
ALDILA® ASCENT™ 60 (S, X, TX)
ALDILA® ASCENT™ 70 (S, X, TX)
ALDILA® ASCENT™ 80 (TX)
ALDILA® ASCENT™ Ultralight – High Launch and Mid-High Spin
ALDILA® ASCENT™ – Mid Launch and Mid-Low Spin
FOCUSED MASS TECHNOLOGY (FMT™)
Designed to counter the tendency of ultra-lightweight shafts to remain open at impact, FMT incorporates a focused area tungsten weighting into the shaft’s prepreg under the hands. This shift in balance promotes a more natural turn through the ball, helping to correct a weaker fade to a stronger, straight/ drawn ball flight.
FlyDrive™ Technology features a full-length Visco-Elastic Isolation Layer (VEIL) sandwiched between layers of high-modulus carbon fiber. This combination improves overall strength, reduces vibration, and improves the shaft’s resistance to “ovaling” – the tendency of thinner-walled shafts to lose their circular shape as they flex.
IMPACT STABILIZATION ZONE
The Impact Stabilization Zone (ISZ) uniquely enhances a shaft’s stability through impact by minimizing deflection and face rotation. It utilizes a Tungsten-infused prepreg to create a heavier zone just below a stiffer section, with the two areas interacting to improve stability and performance.
MCA Golf has been using tungsten-infused prepreg to strategically alter the weighting and balance points of shafts since 2015. By integrating heavy and dense tungsten powder to resin-infused prepreg, heavier sheets are created that can be used in a variety of applications to shift center of gravity without making a shaft more rigid.
MCA GOLF, INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, dedicated to designing and developing high performance composite golf shafts for discerning golfers everywhere. MCA GOLF, INC. leverages its own resources and raw materials through vertical integration, which gives it a competitive advantage. Over the years, it has been a leading supplier of premium composite golf shafts worldwide. With many of the world's best players using its golf shafts, MCA GOLF, INC. has established itself as a dominant force in the golf industry.
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Brand Marketing / Tour Representative
MCA GOLF, INC.