Martin Hopley
By Martin Hopley

Callaway have launched their second generation RAZR Fit driver, the RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver. Billed as the longest fully adjustable driver the company has ever tested, the RAZR Fit Xtreme features several new technologies to improve it's performance over the the original RAZR Fit as well as more personalisation options.

The face of the driver features a new Speed Frame Face that optimises stiffness and stress distribution across the face. Essentially this will make the face more efficient at transfer the energy from club into longer distances, even on off-centre hits.

Forged Composite is not new to Callaway, in fact, they have been using it for more than four years. However Callaway say the latest Forged Composite Crown, weighing just 12.1 grams, is the lightest crown in golf. By removing weight on the crown, the R&D team were able to lower the centre of gravity (CG) on the club to further promote higher ball speeds and less spin. In fact, Callaway claim that the RAZR Fit Xtreme features the lowest CG of any adjustable driver on the market to date.

The RAZR Fit Xtreme is offered in more lofts, that incorporate an even greater range of face angle/CG options than the original RAZR Fit driver. Using Callaway's OptiFit Technology, the RAZR Fit Xtreme can be set to Open, Square or Closed at address, whilst moving the 13 and 1 gram OptiFit weights shift the club's CG promoting a noticeable draw or neutral ball flight. Callaway have optimised each clubhead, based on loft, for the performance of each player that will use it. For example, the 8.5 degree model features a 440cc clubhead with a more open face angle, while the 460cc 13.5 degree model has a more closed face.

For players looking for personalisation, the RAZR Fit Xtreme can customised using Callaway's udesign process. Both the sole and crown can be separately customised with eight different, bold colours. Additionally, for the first time, players will be able to use custom laser engraving to personalise the sole of the RAZR Fit Xtreme.

Alan Hocknell from Callaway's R&D team said “The RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver is worthy of its extreme designation. We worked tirelessly to improve on the best distance characteristics of our longest drivers, and the result is incredibly fast ball speed off the Speed Frame Face, plus the lowest CG of any adjustable driver in golf. This driver is very long and consistent. It will not be matched.”

The RAZR Fit Xtreme will be offered with either a Aldila Trinity or Matrix 7M3 Black Tie shaft.

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Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver - Product Details

Launch UK25 January 2013
Launch USA25 January 2013
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts9.5°, 10.5°
Right Handed Lofts8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°, 13.5°
MaterialComposite
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexStiff, Regular
Manufacturer's WebsiteCallaway Website

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