With the introduction of its Red Range driver shafts, TPT has announced the advent of its Automatic Improvement Guarantee. The company touts that its Red Range shafts will offer golfers longer, straighter drives and more conﬁdence with a TPT shaft when ﬁt by an authorized ﬁtter like Club Champion.
“In the golf equipment industry, the priority is being put on the head and not the shaft,” says TPT co-founder Francois Mordasini. “What we’ve done is develop an entirely new, automated process that offers golfers access to a new level of performance and consistency. They will feel it immediately.”
The guarantee is simple. If golfers aren’t seeing the same improved performance with a TPT shaft that they saw in their ﬁtting bay, they can return it within 30 days of purchase for a return or exchange.
TPT developed the Red Range with the feedback of PGA Tour winners and leading club ﬁtters around the world. All Red Range shafts are created with the highest quality carbon ﬁber to offer low-torque performance relative to weight and stiffness. These shafts are available in 12 models that will meet the needs of the vast majority of golfers — from the strongest golfers in the world to juniors and seniors. It includes six shaft series, each available in two models (Hi or Lo). The company believes its new naming system prioritizes dynamic performance over the non-standardized measurements that are typically used to deﬁne shafts.
All Red Range shafts are created with Continuous Fiber, TPT’s patent-pending automated shaft manufacturing process that continuously winds its carbon-ﬁber prepreg from tip to handle around the shaft. The goal is to unlock a new level of performance and consistency. With continuous ﬁber, TPT can produce shafts without seams or a spine, both of which can diminish performance and consistency.
“Continuous Fiber means that our shafts are made with one start and one stop,” says TPT cofounder Gerard Gautier. “We don’t have over-layers. We don’t have gaps.”
All Red Range shafts use the company’s new Thin Ply 2.0 carbon-ﬁber prepreg, which is twice as strong and three times tougher than the company’s original Thin Ply material used in its Blue Range shafts. It leverages an improved resin formulation TPT developed exclusively for its golf division that gave its designers the freedom to push the performance and durability of TPT shafts even further.
Thin Ply 2.0 is created with an automated process that takes TPT’s ultra-thin carbon-ﬁber prepreg and stacks it together in precise orientations. The sheets are then fused together to multiply their strength and toughness before they’re cut into strips and wound from tip to handle to create a seamless, spineless golf shaft. The company believes that by using automation for every step in its manufacturing process, it can accurately position its ﬁber from tip to handle and around all 360 degrees of a shaft.
TPT is the golf division of North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), a Switzerland-based technology and composites company with a track record of delivering innovative solutions for highperformance industries. The company’s portfolio of advancements includes developing a process for producing America's Cup yacht sails, as well as lightweight bodywork of F1 race cars, skis and snowboards.
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