Kbs C Taper Shaft Review

Kbs C Taper Shaft Review

By Paul Liberatore



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KBS created the C-Taper shaft for the most aggressive and strongest golfers. The C-Taper shaft is packed with all of the technology of the KBS Tour shaft but with added stability and control. The C-Taper is lower launching, lower spinning, and crisper in feel. 

Perfect for golfers looking to gain accuracy in their irons and wedges. Quick tempo players looking to add more precision to their game can find lower trajectories, less spin, and more distance with the C-Taper shaft.

Key Features

C-Taper gives strong players 5% lower trajectory, 5% less spin, and 5% more distance versus the nearest market leading shaft model.

Optimized taper rates ensure that the C-Taper shaft gives players ultimate energy transfer and more spin control.

Aggressive golfers with quick tempos may find more comfort in this optimized design.

The Fresno KBS C-Taper Iron Shafts are known for their exceptional stability and control, making them a great choice for golfers looking for precision and consistency in their shots. These shafts provide a smooth feel and improved accuracy, enhancing the overall quality of the golfing experience. While there may be a slight adjustment period due to the distinct feel of the shafts, the performance benefits far outweigh any potential drawbacks. 

On the flip side, if you prefer a higher launch and a softer feel, the KBS C-Taper has got you covered too. Their lighter weight and more flexible options will give you that extra bit of finesse and playability, allowing you to achieve those high, beautiful shots with ease.

Design and Technology

The KBS C-Taper golf shaft is crafted directly with Tour player feedback. Players that need a lower trajectory iron and wedge shaft can get their preferred ball flight by switching into the C-Taper. KBS optimized the taper rates in tip area specifically to give golfers more spin control and accuracy. Independent testing confirmed that C-Taper shafts gave players more distance than a premium market leader. Available in a range of weights and flexes, the C-Taper can be fit for a wide net of swing tempos and release patterns.

The KBS C-Taper is one of my favorite iron shafts. The 125-gram stiff+ shaft is spot on with the weight I prefer in my irons. During my testing with this shaft, I was quickly comfortable with how easy it was to flight the ball through any window I saw due to the added stability of the tip section taper. While I love the feel of the KBS Tour line, the C-Taper is my shaft of choice in the KBS steel shaft lineup.

KBS gives stronger golfers a new option with the introduction of the C-Taper steel shaft. C-Taper combines a new physical design with the same high-quality material used in every KBS steel shaft offering. The result in an iron and wedge shaft that can withstand any swing speed and gives confidence to aggressive swingers. Players that feel reluctant swinging their current irons due to their discomfort with their shafts need to be trying the C-Taper to see if it can make a difference in their game.


  • Customizable divider top lets you arrange your clubs however you want.
  • Waterproof pockets keep your most valuable possessions protected no matter the weather.
  • Array of different colors give everyone something to choose from.


  • Not ideal for golfers that like to walk.
  • Bag does not come with carrying straps.
  • Shipping times might vary depending on demand and inventory levels.

Our Experience

The KBS C-Taper shaft is designed to produce a lower launch and spin rate while delivering a piercing trajectory and smooth feel. It is engineered to maximize shot performance for players who currently have too high a trajectory. 

The C-Taper shaft incorporates KBS's signature AST technology to produce a smooth feel through contact while maximizing energy transfer for distance gains and better ball control. It is available in five flexes ranging from 110g to 130g, making it suitable for players with quick tempos.

Compared to the original C-Taper, the C-Taper 90 has a softer feel and a more traditional appearance with a polished chrome finish. It launches the ball higher with much softer landings compared to the original C-TapeThe C-Taper Lite is very different from the standard C-Taper, being high launching with mid-spin but still maintaining a similar feel to the original. It provides a little more kick in the butt section while still offering accuracy and stability.

Overall, the KBS C-Taper shafts offer a low launching, low spinning ball flight with a smooth feel and excellent shot control. They are preferred by several top Tour players who favor precision over distance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do the Tour Shop Fresno KBS C-Taper Iron Shafts Compare to Other Premium Iron Shafts on the Market?

When comparing the Tour Shop Fresno KBS C-Taper Iron Shafts to other premium options, the performance stands out. The consistent feel, stability, and control make them a top choice. I’d recommend these shafts for serious golfers seeking high-quality performance.

Are There Any Specific Swing Characteristics or Player Profiles That These Shafts Are Best Suited For?

Swing characteristics and player profiles determine a shaft’s suitability. Performance comparison and customization options help identify the best fit. Understanding these factors ensures optimal performance for different swing styles and player preferences.

Can These Shafts Be Customized for Length and Grip Size?

Yes, these shafts can be customized for length and grip size. The customization options allow for tailoring the clubs to fit my swing, maximizing performance benefits. It’s great to have that flexibility for a more personalized experience.

How Do These Shafts Perform in Terms of Durability and Resistance to Wear and Tear?

In terms of durability and wear resistance, these shafts perform exceptionally well. Their robust construction ensures longevity, and they maintain high performance even after extensive use. Additionally, customization options are available for length and grip size.

Are There Any Specific Maintenance or Care Instructions for These Shafts to Ensure Optimal Performance Over Time?

To ensure optimal performance over time, it’s essential to clean the shafts regularly with a mild soap and water, and store them in a dry place. Customization can enhance performance based on player profiles, while durability requires proper care.


The KBS C-Taper steel shaft model is one of the most stable and well-built iron and wedge shafts available. Designed from the constant input of golf professionals, C-Taper is a tour-level golf shaft that gives more control to aggressive swingers. 

Players with quick tempos or who enjoy feeling a more stable golf shaft will love the C-Taper from KBS. I would recommend the C-Taper to any player looking to gain more precision and shot control with their irons and wedges at high club head speeds.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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