Buyers Guide 2017: Tour Edge EX10 Line

Tour Edge EX10 LineWith the Tour Edge Exotics EX10 line of drivers, fairway metals and hybrids, the Chicago-based company again delivers what it has long leaned on as a clubmaker — what it calls its “material advantage.”

The driver’s 460cc head features premium Japanese materials — a TSP 910 Beta Ti face plate and 8-1-1 Titanium chassis. The TSP 910 Beta Ti is an exceptionally light and strong material that allows engineers to develop a larger face plate, which increases the sweet spot and combined with hexagonal variable face thickness offers more forgiveness from more points on the face, especially in the heel and toe areas. Incredibly strong and light, 8-1-1 allows added weight to be strategically repositioned lower and deeper in the head for optimal launch angle and spin results. A substantial 19 grams is housed in the sole of the EX10 driver for deep sole weighting. The 10-gram screw fits into a 9g weight pad specifically located for a higher MOI. The interchangeable rear center sole weight helps players optimize the club’s performance. An additional kit available for purchase includes 6g, 12g and 14g weights. The aerodynamics in the EX10 driver are enhanced by a more sloping crown and four speed channels on the sole. The tapered head also reduces aerodynamic drag and saves weight that is redistributed in the sole of the club to achieve optimal ball flight, while speed channels enhance the aerodynamics of the club head and stabilize off-center hits with higher MOI. Big bonus: There’s no additional charge to fit a premium shaft from Aldila, Graphite Design and Mitsubishi.

For the EX10 fairway metals, Tour Edge R&D presents a brand new Japanese high-density steel called HT 980. The high- tensile strength steel is utilized in a cup face design that allows engineers to make the face thinner than in any previous metal woods for staggering energy transfer and more distance. Impacting the
club’s face is the Exotics hexagonal variable face thickness (VFT). Like the driver, the club head has lower and deeper CG than previous models accomplished with a heavier 9g changeable sole weight housed in a 12g weight pad for 21g of deep sole weighting.

The EX10 hybrid builds upon the most popular Exotics model to date – the 2016 EX9 — focusing on the incred-ible forgiveness and effortless “hit-abil-ity.” It features a new cup face, deeper CG and a larger SlipStream sole, all in a very classic hybrid shape. The EX10 is also constructed of HT 980 high-tensile strength steel made extremely thin to produce higher CT levels all over the face — ensuring that mishits fly longer and straighter. The 450 SS hyper-steel body that is combo brazed with the steel cup face producing legendary distance and forgiveness. Engineers made substantial changes to the Slip-Stream sole, lengthening the rails and designing the channels between the rails shallower and more compact overall to ensure minimal turf interaction. Both the EX10 fairway metals and hybrids feature Variable Face Thickness technology. The thin and thick compartments on the face are strategically positioned for optimal forgiveness in preparation for off-center hits.
$699.99 | www.touredge.com

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