KBS S-Taper Shaft Launched

Golfers set to benefit from this mid-launch, low spin shaft offering from KBS

KBS S-Taper Shaft Launched

KBS S-Taper Shaft Launched - This new shaft model from KBS is said to offer mid launch and low spin while maintaining feel and shot workability

KBS S-Taper Shaft Launched

KBS, the shaft brand with a reputation of crafting precision Tour iron shafts, is introducing another product line already adopted by some of the game’s biggest names.

The new KBS Tour S-Taper shaft is based on the same bend profile as the KBS Tour shaft - the top-selling KBS shaft that has accounted for the majority of the brand’s numerous Tour victories.

The S-Taper shaft incorporates elongated step patterns to control spin. It helps to generate a stable performance throughout the swing for a superior feel, while still maintaining shot workability for those players seeking a mid-launch coupled with a low to mid-spin shaft.

“The KBS Tour changed the performance and feel of steel golf shafts on Tour when it was unveiled almost ten years ago and the S-Taper will do the same for a new generation of golfers looking for the best golf shafts on the market,” said Kim Braly, R&D and Tour operations director.

“The S-Taper is perfect for the player looking for a straighter and stronger ball flight with lower spin, resulting in a Tour calibre performance and feel,” he added.

KBS S-Taper black PVD

The S-Taper shaft iron options are available from 3-PW, with a .355 taper tip diameter. As well as the classic chrome steel look, the shaft is also available in a Black PVD finish (above) in five flex options (X, S+, S, R and R+), with weights ranging from 110-130g.

KBS shafts are played by over 200 professionals across the PGA, European and supporting Tours, including five of the top 50 in the Official World Rankings. More than 150 victories have been recorded with KBS shafts since the brand was launched in 2008, including last year’s US Open at Oakmont and the Gold Medal performance at the Olympic Games in Rio.

The S-Taper shaft is available now with an installation RRP of £58.30 fitted + VAT at leading custom fit centres, such as the main KBS distributor in Europe, Diamond Golf. Fitting locations can be found at www.kbsgolfshafts.com

Joel Tadman
Joel Tadman

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf.


During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. 


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58° 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x