Andrew Noyce
By Andrew Noyce

Tour Edge's latest Exotics driver, the XJ1, has been four years in the making allowing players with moderate swing speeds to generate maximum distance off the tee.

Combining a 9-1-1 titanium body, a Kevlar-Carbon crown and three Tungsten sole weights, the multi-material driver brings the latest technology to all players.

Tour Edge Exotics XJ1 Driver

David Glod, president and founder of Tour Edge Golf explains:

Most technologies of the past decade have benefited players with higher swing speeds eliminating the majority of golfers. We have been developing the XJ1 driver for over four years, working on each characteristic of the club, moving critical amounts of weight around for the best results and waiting for technology to catch up to our goal of bringing this extremely lightweight driver to the market which will benefit golfers with real swing speeds.

The body of the driver is made from 9-1-1 titanium, a material that Tour Edge has dubbed a 'Supermetal'. Remarkably light, 10 percent lighter than 6A4v titanium, it allows engineers to save significant weight in the body, freeing it up to be used elsewhere to boost forgiveness.

The strength of 9-1-1 also enables it to be thinner and more reactive, even at lower swing speeds. This, combined with the overall lightness of the driver, allows players with moderate swing speeds to generate more club head speed and distance.

Tour Edge Exotics XJ1 Driver

Low overall weight is aided by the use of Kevlar-Carbon in the crown. This ultra-light and durable material is extremely strong whilst only weighing 12 grams, saving weight at the top of the club and lowering the centre of gravity for higher launch. An added benefit is that Kevlar-Carbon increases the firmness of the crown which helps to amplify ball speed higher up on the face.

The face is constructed with a SP 700 beta titanium face plate that is thinner and reactive for good flex as well as allowing the area of the plate to be much larger than on a normal driver.

The larger area has thinner edges and the Robotic Laser Bonding of the face to the body saves further weight allowing the face to act with more flex to increase the COR for faster ball speeds across a larger hitting area.

Tour Edge Exotics XJ1 Driver

The weight savings from the body, crown and face of the XJ1 are deployed strategically around the 460cc head via three tungsten weights including two heel and toe stability bars, each weighing 10-grams. These widen the sweet spot and increase MOI for high forgiveness. A weighted tungsten screw in the heel is positioned to create a draw bias and help faster release of the clubhead through impact. This weight can be adjusted with screws of 3, 6, 12 and 14 grams available.

The Tour Edge Exotics XJ1 driver has been paired with the ultra-stable lightweight Fujikura Air Speeder shaft that weighs just 45 grams.

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Tour Edge Exotics XJ1 Driver - Product Details

Launch USA01 November 2016
Launch RRP£525
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens
Right Handed Lofts9°, 10.5°, 12°
MaterialTitanium, Composite
Lie58.5°
Weight275 grams
Club Length45.5 inches
AdjustabilityWeight
Shaft NameFujikura Air Speeder
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexLight, Regular, Stiff, X Stiff
Shaft Weight45g
Manufacturer's WebsiteTour Edge Website

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