Paderson Kinetixx Shaft Review – Specs, Flex, Weight
Paderson Kinetixx is not exactly a household name when it comes to golf club shafts.
But, at least on the surface, their shafts are some of the most meticulously crafted and technologically advanced ones on the market.
The company claims that their graphite shafts are made with wound carbon fiber and are vacuum cured to achieve uniformity and consistency. I tested the Paderson Kinetixx iron shaft to see if there was anything behind the hype.
Paderson Kinetixx Shaft Overview
The Paderson Kinetixx iron shaft has a lot going in terms of aesthetics.
The “Kinetixx” logo is emblazoned across the midsection of the shaft and shifts from orange to red to green coloration with the X’s stylized after double helixes. All of this plays out against a flat black backdrop which is essentially obligatory for graphite shafts.
It’s a very eye-catching design overall so if you’re into that sort of thing, you’ll like the Paderson Kinetixx iron shaft. Personally, I think it’s a bit loud; but that’s just me. The torque never gets higher than 4° across all flex options so this is one of your lesser-flexing graphite iron shafts.
And despite the unfortunate looks, I can’t argue with the feel. The Paderson Kinetixx iron shaft has a very smooth kick right in the middle of the shaft. You can feel the shaft flex but it is the same kind of flex on every shot. It seems to be a prolonged flex through transition but it is incredibly predictable and never gets out of control. I was really impressed with the consistency of this shaft.
Whether I was standing on it or taking a more controlled swing, the transition remained the same. It never got ahead of me and it never lagged behind. It feels fast but at the same time, controlled.
Why is the Paderson Kinetixx So Popular?
It isn’t the most popular graphite iron shaft on the market but it is gaining more recognition because of the amazing consistency.
It can help you increase your swing speed without taking any steps backwards in terms of accuracy.
How Does the Paderson Kinetixx Perform?
I actually really liked the torque in this shaft.
It isn’t as whippy as most graphite iron shafts but there is enough give to help you accelerate the club head through the ball. They aren’t super lightweight though so maybe that accounts for some of that extra control I felt through transition and through impact.
In any case, I was getting tight dispersion on almost all of my shots. From the tee, my average off-line divergence was 4.5 yards. Off the deck, my average off-line divergence was 6.3 yards. I was able to control the club head and keep a true angle of attack with this shaft no matter what kind of shot I was taking.
The Paderson Kinetixx irons shaft produces a middle trajectory that can be worked a bit higher if you’re able to do so. The spin rates were about average so nothing special there. And the Paderson Kinetixx is certainly not the longest graphite iron shaft I’ve ever played. With my 7-iron, I was averaging 146.3 yards of carry. Not bad; but not anomalous by any means.
More than anything, I liked the accuracy and consistency of this shaft. It didn’t matter if I opened up my swing or really stood on the shaft. The Paderson Kinetixx maintained its shape and kept my ball on-line.
Paderson Kinetixx Shaft Specs
|Amateur, regular, stiff
|75g, 78g, 83g
|.595”, .599”, .603”
|36.5” – 40”
What Flexes Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The Paderson Kinetixx iron shaft is available in amateur, regular and stiff flex.
Amateur is a good flex if you’re in the 65-75 MPH swing speed range. Regular is good for 76-85 MPH swingers and stiff would be good for players in the 86-90 MPH swing speed range.
What Weights Are Available? What Swing Speeds Do They Suit?
The 75g version of the Paderson Kinetixx iron shaft would work for 65-75 MPH swingers.
The 78g version may be suitable for 76-80 MPH swingers and the 83g weight would be good for 81-85 MPH swingers.
Why is it So Good?
The Paderson Kinetixx is a good iron shaft because it isn’t too heavy yet it offers control comparable to steel shafts.
It’s very accurate and very consistent so even if you are inconsistent with your swing, you can eliminate more variables with this shaft.