Tour Edge Golf officially announces the new Exotics XJ1 driver. A ground-breaking combination of a 9-1-1 titanium chassis, Kevlar-Carbon crown and three Tungsten sole weights exceeds all expectations in design and performance. This superior lightweight concept, combined with the most advanced ultra-light AIR SPEEDER shafts, allows players with moderate swing speeds to generate maximum distance off the tee.
“Most technologies of the past decade have benefitted players with higher swing speeds eliminating the majority of golfers,” said David Glod, president and founder of Tour Edge Golf. “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 the 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 XJ1 driver features four main technology stories beginning with the SUPERMETAL — 9-1-1 titanium.
The revolutionary 9-1-1 titanium body is remarkably light, 10 percent lighter than 6A4v titanium, allowing engineers to save significant weight in the body. The unprecedented strength of 9-1-1 enables it to be thinner and more reactive, even at lower swing speeds. This effect combined with the overall lightness of the driver allows players with moderate swing speeds to generate more club head speed and more distance.
The new Kevlar-Carbon crown is ultra-lightweight, durable and extraordinarily strong. This specialized amorphous material weighs a mere 12-grams, saving significant weight and lowering the center of gravity for ideal launch. An added benefit of the Kevlar-Carbon crown is its increased firmness, which results in amplified ball speed higher up on the face.
Utilizing SP 700 beta titanium in the face plate provides superior results since it is inherently thinner and more reactive. It also allows the face plate to be much larger than on a normal driver. Along with being larger, the face incorporates thinner edges allowing it to be Robotically Laser Bonded to the body. This process not only saves additional weight; it dramatically increases C.O.R. all over the face.
Near perfect weight distribution is achieved in the 460cc head with three tungsten weights including two heel and toe stability bars at 10-grams each. (The 20-grams of weight was moved from the body and crown.) The stability bars widen the sweet spot and increases the M.O.I. substantially for stunning forgiveness. A weighted tungsten screw in the heel is positioned strategically for draw enhancement and faster release of the clubhead through impact. Additional weights are available in a kit; 3, 6, 12, 14 grams.
Ultra-stable lightweight Fujikura Air Speeder shaft is 45 grams of added power. Tour Edge is the first company to put this shaft in production. Projected ship date is November 1, 2016. The XJ1 driver is available in 9, 10.5, and 12 degrees of loft, right hand only. Suggested Retail price: $699.99.