PREVIEW: Tour Edge Exotics XJ1 fairway woods
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PREVIEW: Tour Edge Exotics XJ1 fairway woods

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On the heels of the introduction of its lightweight XJ1 driver, Tour Edge Golf has introduced its Exotics XJ1 fairway woods.

These fairway woods have a body made from the same 9-1-1 titanium used in the driver model. The material is 10 percent lighter than 6A4v titanium, allowing engineers to save significant weight in the body while maintaining the strength of the titanium. The 9-1-1 material responds better for players with slow to medium swing speeds, offering additional distance. The sole features heavy tungsten in the 124-gram sole, lowering the center of gravity by placing two-thirds of the total clubhead mass at the belly. Tour Edge engineers use combo brazing to adhere the titanium body to the tungsten sole.


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The face is made from SP 700 Beta titanium to maximize coefficient of restitution through the face. Double V variable face thickness technology aims to create multiple points on the face where flexing material has the most impact on the distance the ball travels.

A 12-gram tungsten screw in the heel creates a draw bias, while an optional weight kit includes 10-, 14- and 16-gram weights.

The stock shaft is the 45-gram Fujikura Air Speeder, making Tour Edge is the first company to put this shaft in production.

The Tour Edge Exotics XJ1 fairway woods will be available Nov. 15 in 3-wood (15 degree), 4-wood (17 degree), 5-wood (18 degree) and 7-wood (21 degree) right-handed models for $450 each.

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