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RBZ Hockey Stick? TaylorMade and CCM

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CCM and TaylorMade Collaborate to Launch the RBZ Hockey Stick

MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A leader in hockey equipment and a leader in golf equipment today announced a long-term, multi-year collaboration aimed at redefining the hockey category with game-changing equipment.

“TaylorMade is a clear leader in product innovation in sporting goods and we are very excited to collaborate with them to bring some of their leading technologies to the most legendary hockey company in the industry.”

Montreal, PQ-based CCM is working with Carlsbad, CA-based TaylorMade to establish CCM as the leader in hockey product innovation. The collaboration between the two brands will be focused on bringing industry-leading TaylorMade performance technologies to CCM hockey sticks, demonstrating CCM’s commitment to technology, research and development.

“Our relationship with TaylorMade will be a game-changer for CCM,” said Philippe Dubé, General Manager of Reebok-CCM Hockey. “TaylorMade is a clear leader in product innovation in sporting goods and we are very excited to collaborate with them to bring some of their leading technologies to the most legendary hockey company in the industry.”

The first product to be unveiled as a result of this relationship is the CCM RBZ hockey stick. This brand new stick developed in collaboration with TaylorMade composite engineers features a revolutionary blade technology. NHL Rookie of the Month Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche has been using a limited edition version of the stick in all-white since early March. He and fellow National Hockey League rookie sensation Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers will be using the stick for the remainder of the season.

“Reebok-CCM and TaylorMade share the same passion for delivering high performing equipment played by the most demanding athletes using technical and innovative approaches,” said Benoit Vincent, Chief Technology Officer, TaylorMade.

The CCM RBZ stick and all of its technologies will be officially introduced on June 22, 2012 at the NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh with the retail launch to follow later in the year.

As part of its commitment to produce the most innovative and technologically advanced gear on the market, CCM currently has existing relationships with the University of Ottawa’s Neurotrauma Impact Testing Facility, Montreal Politechnique and several other renowned institutions to give hockey players the best head-to-toe experience.

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  1. CATZandDOGZ

    Nov 28, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    yezzzzzzzzZZ go bar down errr day

  2. Iceman5000

    Sep 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    This merger is obviously a result of ccm losing there top endorser, ovechkin, because the player thought more of Bauer’s stick technology.

  3. Marcus

    Aug 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

    The stick is ok for me it’s a bit heavy…I like a very light stick….the puck didn’t jump off the blade! I am going back to my Bauer apx stick after I give this stick one game….

  4. eharrishockey

    Aug 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I always use bauer, hate ccm stuff but I demoed one of these sticks a few days ago and I absolutely loved it. I’m getting it on the 15th when it comes out.

  5. pilo

    May 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    i go de bar downzz , u kno ?

  6. pilo

    Apr 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

    OHH yezzzz

  7. borat

    Apr 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

    i tink dat pilo iz correct on his analogy ze new twigz veddy veddy nice iz de bezzt tink on ze market .. u kno ? eh pilo ?

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  9. snipeshow

    Apr 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    This is the best stick! i love the golf clubs so the stick should be good right?

  10. pilo

    Apr 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    ze stik iz veddy nice do not chrip ze stik it iz quality it iz ze best

  11. Jet

    Apr 4, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Oh great! another company jumping on the bandwagon to creating overpriced sticks. Are they planning on eclipsing the $500 mark per stick?

  12. M Harden

    Mar 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I wonder if my slapshot will slice too?

    • mike

      Dec 30, 2012 at 5:09 am

      Well if you can make a puck bend like in football (round kind) you can bend it round the D and get the Goalie trying to glove a slice…new dimension to the game… work on it man

  13. pilo

    Mar 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    i personaly tink dat ze new stickz coming out from ccm and taylor made iz going to ze best ting in ze market .. datz what i tink zo , erry buddy iz diffrent

  14. jimdangles

    Mar 15, 2012 at 10:44 am

    too bad i hate ccm sticks

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Tour Edge introduces new Exotics 723 series of drivers, fairways and hybrids

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Tour Edge has today unveiled their new Exotics 723 Series of metals, featuring two separate drivers, fairway and hybrid designs designated as Extreme (E) and Competition (C) spec.

The new E723 metals are MOI+ designs built for maximum forgiveness, while the new C723 designs are all about harnessing power and dialing in low spinning distance.

The Exotics 723 E and C drivers feature all-new design and technology called the Flight Tuning System or F.T.S., which was developed to provide Tour Edge’s largest fitting matrix ever produced.

In addition, one of the top design goals for the Tour Edge R&D team was to provide one of the most adjustable drivers currently available in the marketplace

With the player centric C723 Driver, the Flight Tuning System technology and all its available weight options total 4,860 different fitting configurations for the clubhead. This is due to the ability to swap different weights both on the back sliding track new to the 723 Series, and by having both front and back weights that are interchangeable.

“Every swing, every player type, every inch of performance you’ll need on the golf course is developed into our high technology Exotics 723 series. The Competition Spec player wants more adjustability with hotter and lower spinning flights, while the Extreme Spec player wants max MOI. for increased accuracy, ease of launch and overall playability. We have both sides covered and every swing in between with the 723 metals.” – Tour Edge founder and President David Glod

Exotics C723 Driver

This ultra-premium 445cc profile and deeper face of the C723 is designed for the competitive player to produce low-spin power.

The C723 Driver features a two-tier front/back Flight Tuning System with the back weight on a new sliding track that allows for
both extreme MOI and flight/spin rate manipulation. The C723 driver is designed to offer the ultimate in power, feel and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s 360-degree Ridgeback and Diamond Face VFT  technologies.

Key Features:

Flight Tuning System – A two-tier Front/Back Weight System with the back weight on a new sliding track is employed in the C723 Driver that allows for both extreme MOI and flight/spin rate manipulation.

The C723 Driver will come standard with a 5-gram weight in the front and a 15-gram weight in the back. This allows for adjustability at a rate of +/- 300 RPMs of spin rate when the weights are switched.

The MOI range adjustment is from 5300 g/cm2 to 4900 g/cm2, making for an available adjustability of 11% at your fingertips. It’s a 5% increase in MOI over the previous C design.

Sliding the weight on the adjustable track allows for a +/- 7-yard heel and toe bias in directional flight. For example, if you were to slide the weight all the way to edge of the Fade position, your flight would adjust seven yards to the right for a right-handed player, and vice versa for the Draw setting.

Nine different individual weights that are transferable to every club in the 723 Series will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams.
Adding to its adjustability the adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 2 degrees and lie angle through a range of 3 degrees.

360° Ridgeback Technology – Tour Edge engineers created a thinner, more refined Ridgeback activation for C723 with increased structural properties and 360-degree perimeter weighting.

The Titanium Ridgeback spine running from the center of the face through the crown now wraps around the entire perimeter to frame the entire clubhead. Adding Titanium to the perimeter, along with Ridgeback down the center, allows more support on off-center hits to increase face deflection.

The additional perimeter Titanium has boosted MOI significantly. This Ridgeback spine and now 360-degree activation acts as a brace for the entire clubhead to produce more power across the entire face, including the extreme perimeters.

The C723 Ridgeback design is 15% thinner than the previous C722 model, while offering greater structural support properties. Ridgeback is designed to create a superior feel at impact.

The extra rigidity created by the brace through the crown produces a much stronger feel at impact when compared to a full carbon crown and results in a crisper and brighter feel at strike.

Quad Carbon Tech – Tour Edge engineers replaced extra Titanium from the crown and sole by creating Quad Carbon Tech in four different areas of the clubhead. The C723 features 5% more carbon fiber than its previous iteration.

The addition of Quad Carbon Tech saves considerable weight in the clubhead, allowing for the 360-degree Ridgeback design, an increase in MOI, greater face flex in the heel and toe areas so off- center hits achieve greater power. This weight savings has been re-purposed to the ideal location to help with creating optimal CG location.

Diamond Face VFT – New Diamond Face VFT is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face. There are 44 total diamond shapes featured on Diamond Face VFT, comprising seven different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The face thickness of the new Diamond Face VFT is thinner on the heel and toe on the C723 Driver.

The mini trampolines that make-up Diamond Face VFT create faster ball speeds and an expanded sweet spot. The increase in Diamond Face coverage to the extreme heel and toe dramatically increases ball speed on off-center hits while also greatly aiding forgiveness on these strikes.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 8°, 9°, 10.5°; Left-Handed: 10.5°
  • Price: $499.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics E723 Driver

This 460cc profile designed for maximum forgiveness aims to take MOI to the extreme. The E723 Driver’s extreme low rearward CG position produces an extremely high MOI of 5600 g/cm2, the highest MOI driver Tour Edge has ever produced.

The E723 Driver features a Flight Tuning System on a new sliding track, while bringing the ultimate in power, feel and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s  360-degree Ridgeback and Diamond Face VFT  technologies.

Key Features:

Flight Tuning System / MOI+ – The Flight Tuning System is a weighting design on a sliding track features a 20-gram weight at the extreme trailing edge on the sole of the clubhead.

Sliding the weight on the adjustable track allows for a +/- 10-yard heel and toe bias in directional flight. For example, if you were to slide the weight all the way to edge of the Fade position, your flight would adjust 10 yards to the right for a right-handed player, and vice versa for the Draw setting.

Nine different individual weights that are transferable to every club in the 723 Series will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams. Adding to its adjustability the adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 2 degrees and lie angle through a range of 3 degrees.

The E723 Driver’s extreme low rearward CG position produces an extremely high MOI at 5600 g/cm2 MOI, the highest MOI driver we have ever produced. This leads to increased stability at impact and tighter dispersion. It’s a 5% increase in MOI over the previous E design.

360° Ridgeback Technology – Tour Edge engineers created a thinner, more refined Ridgeback activation for E723 with increased structural properties and 360-degree perimeter weighting. The Titanium Ridgeback spine running from the center of the face through the crown now wraps around the entire perimeter to frame the entire clubhead.

Adding Titanium to the perimeter, along with Ridgeback down the center, allows more support on off-center hits to increase face deflection. The additional perimeter Titanium has boosted MOI significantly.

This Ridgeback spine and now 360-degree activation acts as a brace for the entire clubhead to produce more power across the entire face, including the extreme perimeters. The E723 Ridgeback design is 15% thinner than the previous E722 model, while offering greater structural support properties.

Quad Carbon Tech – Tour Edge engineers replaced extra Titanium from the crown and sole by creating Quad Carbon Tech in four different areas of the clubhead. The E723 features 5% more carbon fiber than its previous iteration.

The addition of Quad Carbon Tech saves considerable weight in the clubhead, allowing for the 360-degree Ridgeback design, an increase in MOI, greater face flex in the heel and toe areas so off- center hits achieve greater power. This weight savings has been re-purposed to the ideal location to help with creating optimal CG location.

Diamond Face VFT – The new Diamond Face VFT is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face. There are 44 total diamond shapes featured on Diamond Face VFT, comprising seven different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The face thickness of the new Diamond Face VFT is thinner on the heel and toe on the E723 Driver.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 9°, 10.5°, 12°; Left-Handed: 10.5°
  • Price: $449.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics C723 Fairway Metal

This compact profile and deeper face is designed for the competitive player to produce low-spin power. The C723 Fairway features a two-tier front/back Flight Tuning System that allows for both extreme MOI and flight/spin rate manipulation.

This all-Titanium Player’s Fairway features the 90-gram RyzerSole Technology while aiming to bring the ultimate in power, feel and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s Diamond Face VFT ™ technology.

Key Features:

Flight Tuning System – An adjustable 15-gram weight directly behind the face and the addition of a 5-gram back weight to create an amazingly effective front/back weighting system for MOI and spin control.

The C723 Fairway will come standard with a 5-gram weight in the back and a 15- gram weight in the front. This allows for adjustability at a rate of +/- 200 RPMs of spin rate when the weights are switched All 723 series weights are swappable from club to club.

Nine different individual weights that are transferable to every club in the 723 Series will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams.

The adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 1.5 degrees up or down. With three lofts being offered (13°,15°, 18°) the 723 delivers a loft range of 11.5 degrees to 19.5 degrees, while various alternate settings afford lie angles from 56 degrees to 59 degrees.

Ryzersole Technology – The RyzerSole on the C723 fairways combine three distinct features on the sole of the clubhead; an unprecedented 90-grams placed as low as possible in the sole of the clubhead (75-permanent Tungsten weight and a 15-gram adjustable weight) as part of a sole rail that extends from leading edge to trailing edge.

These three design elements make up the new RyzerSole that produces a super-low and forward CG, high-launching shots with amazingly low spin rates, decreased turf interaction and maximum ball speed off the face.

The 15-gram adjustable weight in the middle of the RyzerSole is also available in heavier and lighter weights to provide an unprecedented range of 80 grams to 96 grams of optional weight for the ultimate in CG, MOI, and swing weight manipulation.

Diamond Face VFT – New Diamond Face VFT is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face. There are 35 total diamond shapes featured on Diamond Face VFT, comprising five different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The face thickness of the new Diamond Face VFT is thinner on the heel and toe on the C723 Fairway
Metal.

Titanium Face & Body / Carbon Crown – The compact profile and deeper face of the C723 Fairways were designed with the competitive player in mind, as was the full one-piece 6-4 Titanium body and face, a Carbon Crown and an adjustable hosel featured on the C723.

The Titanium face and body of the C723 Fairway Metal merged with a Carbon Crown provides the ultimate in power and feel. The Carbon Crown also contributes to the extremely low CG of the clubhead and increases face flex. These are ultra-premium materials that lead to ultra-premium performance in every aspect of the clubhead.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 13°, 15°, 18°; Left-Handed: 15°, 18°
  • Price: $329.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics E723 Fairway Metal

This fairway metal is loaded with tech in design for extreme forgiveness and distance. These fairway’s feature  RyzerSole Technology while aiming to bring the ultimate in power, feel and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s  Diamond Face VFT technology.

Key Features:

Maximum Forgiveness – MOI+ – An adjustable 10-gram weight at the extreme trailing edge on the sole of the clubhead. The E723 fairway’s extreme low-rearward CG position produces an extremely high MOI and a deeper CG position. The MOI rating of the E723 was raised 5% over the E722 fairway metal. The position of the backweight helps deliver an optimally located CG, maximizing MOI, and aiding extreme stability and resistance to twisting at impact. Installation of different weights also allows dialing in of required swing weight at custom lengths.

All 723 series weights are swappable from club to club. Nine different individual weights will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams for our largest ever fitting matrix.

RyzerSole Technology – The RyzerSole on the E723 Fairway Metal includes a sole rail and added weight that extends from leading edge to trailing edge. RyzerSole produces a super-low CG for high launching shots with optimized spin rates, decreased turf interaction and maximum ball speed off the face.

Maraging Steel Face / Diamond Face VFT – A new Diamond Face VFT on a Maraging Steel Face is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face. There are 38 total diamond shapes featured on the fairway, comprising five different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The ultra-premium Maraging Steel face brings extra power off
the face at impact.

Carbon Crown Design – A Carbon Fiber Crown covers the entire crown area of the clubhead on the E723 Fairway Metal.

The Carbon Crown provides the ultimate in power and feel and contributes to the extremely low CG of the clubhead and helps increase face flex. These are ultra-premium materials that lead to ultra-premium performance in every aspect of the clubhead.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 21°; Left-Handed: 15°, 18°
  • Price: $279.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics C723 Hybrid

This ultra-compact player’s hybrid features the high-flying and low-spinning RyzerSole Technology while it aims to bring the ultimate in power and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s breakthrough Diamond Face VFT  technology.

Flight Tuning System – An adjustable 10-gram weight located directly behind the face, sitting in the middle of the RyzerSole.

The added weight further lowers the CG on this compact clubhead, pulling down spin rates while adding to launch characteristics. Installation of different weights also allows dialing in of required swing weight at custom lengths.

All 723 series weights are swappable from club to club. Nine different individual weights will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams.

The adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 1.5 degrees up or down. With four lofts (17°, 19°, 21°, 23°), the 723 delivers a loft range of 15.5 degrees to 24.5 degrees.

RyzerSole Technology – The RyzerSole on the C723 Hybrid includes a sole rail and added weight that extends from leading edge to trailing edge.

RyzerSole produces a super-low and forward CG, high-launching shots with amazingly low spin rates, decreased turf interaction and maximum ball speed off the face. Maraging Steel Face / Diamond Face VFT – A new Diamond Face VFT on a Maraging Steel Face is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face.

There are 45 total diamond shapes featured on the hybrid, comprising three different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The ultra-premium Maraging Steel face brings extra power off the face at impact.

Player Preferred Shaping with Adjustable Hosel – The ultra-compact profile and deeper face of the 100cc C723 Hybrid were designed with the competitive player in mind with its square-toe design and adjustable hosel.

The C723 Hybrid is the most iron-like hybrid on the market, allowing players to put an iron swing with an attack angle that is hitting down on the ball. This versatile hybrid will play from the tee, fairway, rough and around the green.

The adjustable hosel allows golfers to adjust the loft +/- 1.5 degrees up or down. With four lofts being offered (17°, 19°, 21°, 23°) the 723 delivers a loft range of 15.5 degrees to 24.5 degrees, allowing every distance to be covered by the C723 Hybrid line-up.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 17°, 19°, 21°, 23°’; Left-Handed: 21°
  • Price: $269.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics E723 Hybrid

This hybrid features tech designed for extreme forgiveness and distance featuring RyzerSole Technology while aiming to bring the ultimate in power, feel and forgiveness through Tour Edge’s Diamond Face VFT technology.

Key Features:

Maximum Forgiveness / MOI+ – An adjustable 10-gram weight at the extreme trailing edge on the sole of the clubhead. What does it do? The E723 hybrid’s extreme low-rearward CG position produces an extremely high M.O.I. and a deeper CG position.

The position of the backweight helps deliver an optimally located CG, maximizing M.O.I. and aiding extreme stability and resistance to twisting at impact. Installation of different weights also allows dialing in of required swing weight at custom lengths. Installation of different weights also allows dialing in of required swing weight at custom lengths.

All 723 series weights are swappable from club to club. Nine different individual weights will be available from 5 grams to 21 grams.

Ryzersole Technology – The RyzerSole on the E723 Hybrid includes a sole rail and added
weight that extends from leading edge to trailing edge. RyzerSole produces a super-low CG for high launching shots with optimized spin rates, decreased turf interaction and maximum ball speed off the face.

Maraging Steel Face / Diamond Face VFT – A new Diamond Face VFT on a Maraging Steel Face is made up of diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face. There are 38 total diamond shapes featured on the hybrid, comprising three different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern. The ultra-premium Maraging Steel face brings extra power off the face at impact.

Carbon Crown Design – A Carbon Fiber Crown covers the entire crown area of the clubhead on the E723 Hybrid. What does it do? The Carbon Crown provides the ultimate in power and feel and contributes to the extremely low CG of the clubhead and helps increase face flex.

These are ultra-premium materials that lead to ultra-premium performance in every aspect of the clubhead. The area of carbon increased 10% on the E723 Hybrid due to the overall size of the hybrid being made larger.

Specs, Price & Availability

  • Lofts: Right-Handed: 17°, 19°, 22°, 25°; Left-Handed: 19°
  • Price: $249.99
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st
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Tour Edge unveils four new iron sets as part of Exotics 723 Series

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Tour Edge has today announced four new iron sets as part of the all-new Exotics 723 Series.

The all-new Exotics 723 Series irons include the more compact C723 iron and the feel enhanced E723 iron. Both the Extreme (E) and Competition (C) ranges feature new technologies and setups designed to produce different playing characteristics targeting a specific player.

Per the company, the performance and design goals of the Exotics 723 Irons from Tour Edge R&D are to provide every level of golfer with two extreme distance irons that feature full-face forgiveness and ball speed with a perfected sound and feel.

“Once again, we’ve made the tour-popular C723 player’s distance iron smaller than the previous iteration with a thinner top-line and shorter blade length. With the E723 iron, we expanded the sweet spot by adding more injected VIBRCOR performance TPU inside the clubhead. These are the best-looking and feeling E and C Exotics irons to date. The performance we’ve seen out of these irons has been extremely impressive to go along with these sharp new looks and impressive feel that we have created.” – Tour Edge master club designer and President David Glod

Tour Edge is also launching the new Exotics Pro 723 Forged irons and the special-release Exotics BL Proto Blade irons as part of the 723 Series.

Exotics E723 Iron

This ultra-premium extreme distance iron is loaded with tech, including Tour Edge’s revolutionary VIBRCOR technology and breakthrough Diamond Face VFT technology that seeks to give these irons incredible power and feel.

Key Features:

VIBRCOR Technology – A high-grade TPU strategically injected into the deep 360-degree undercut pocket to create this unique speed-inducing and feel-enhancing internal technology.

The E723 Irons feature more VIBRCOR in the clubhead to further enhance feel and create more speed. It also now features visible VIBRCOR on the back of the clubhead. VIBRCOR TPU significantly alters the feel of the clubhead, produces faster ball speed, dampens sound and shock, and creates perimeter weighting around the entire clubhead for maximum forgiveness and power off the face. VIBRCOR allows for this sleek, extremely long and forgiving iron head to have the support, sound and feel of a forged iron in an Extreme Game Improvement iron body.

Diamond Face VFT – Different diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face function as minitrampolines to create faster ball speeds and expand the sweet spot to outer areas of the face. There are 99 total Diamond shapes featured on Diamond Face VFT that cover the entire face of the E723 Iron.

Diamond Face VFT features three different thicknesses in an interweaving pattern and features a face thickness reduction on the heel and toe for even greater forgiveness.

The mini trampolines that make-up Diamond Face VFT create faster ball speeds and an expanded sweet spot. The full-face increase in Diamond Face VFT coverage to the extreme heel and toe coverage ball speed on off-center hits while also greatly aiding forgiveness on these strikes.

360° Undercut Design – The design is a one-piece high-strength steel body with a 360-degree Undercut Design. What does it do? It lowers the CG to produce a higher launch and increases face flexing, ball speed and overall distance across the entire face. The multi-material electroform cap now features carbon fiber for added perimeter weighting.

Extreme Toe Weighting – Extreme Toe Weighting achieved on the high toe in the rear portion of the club along with a new toe weighting pocket. This dual toe weighting elongates the sweet spot to achieve a higher MOI and strategic CG positioning right behind center face and further optimizes the sound and feel of the iron.

Price & Availability

  • Price: $114.99 each in graphite /$799.99 for 7-piece set in graphite; $99.99 each in steel /$699.99 for 7-piece set in steel
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics C723 Iron

This ultra-premium player’s distance iron features tech such as VIBRCOR technology and Tour Edge’s breakthrough Diamond Face VFT technology that is designed to give these irons incredible power and feel.

Key Features:

VIBRCOR TechnologyA high-grade TPU injected into the hollow-body pocket to create a new speed inducing and feel-enhancing internal technology. VIBRCOR performance gel injected into the hollow-body cavity produces faster ball speed, dampen sound and shock at impact and to create perimeter weighting around the entire clubhead for maximum forgiveness and power off the face.

VIBRCOR treatment creates the feel of a full flush cavity iron in a sleek, extremely long and forgiving iron head that has the support, sound and feel of a forged iron in a player’s distance iron body.

Diamond Face VFT – Different diamond shapes of variable face thickness behind the face function as minitrampolines to create faster ball speeds and expand the sweet spot to outer areas of the face. There are 94 total Diamond shapes featured on Diamond Face VFT that cover the entire face of the C723 iron.

Military Grade Maraging Steel L-Cup Face A high-strength forged Military-Grade Maraging Steel Face is plasma-welded onto a 17-4 stainless steel body. This ultra-high-strength steel is used in aerospace, with applications including landing gear, helicopter undercarriages, slat tracks and rocket motor cases and other applications which require a high strength-to-weight material.

This allowed Tour Edge to produce a significantly thinner face, the thinnest in an Exotics iron to date. It also helped dramatically increase face flex across a greater surface area of the club face.

The L-Cup Face acts as a hinge designed to improve accuracy and protect off-center ball speed.

Hollow-body Design with Player Preferred Shaping – The hollow-body Exotics C723 Iron features a 5% smaller clubhead with a shorter blade length and a thinner topline. The more classic shape of the C723 features more traditional lofting from iron to iron.

This hollow-body iron design of the Exotics C723 Iron offers extreme perimeter weighting to create the distance and forgiveness of a metalwood combined with the feel and control of a forged iron set. The hollow body design allows for increased face flex, and the ability to have a thinner face and a deeper CG in a thin-sole iron design.

Price & Availability

  • Price: $144.99 each in graphite /$999.99 for 7-piece set in graphite; $129.99 each in steel /$899.99 for 7-piece set in steel
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics Pro 723 Forged Iron

Per Tour Edge, this slightly larger forged cavity-back iron came about via tour feedback asking for player-shaped forgiveness. The ultra-premium Pro 723 Forged irons are CNC milled to precise tolerances and the face grooves designed to maximize performance throughout the set is also CNC milled in a bid to offer the thinnest face possible without sacrificing feel.

Key Features:

Player Shaped Forgiveness A slightly larger forged cavity design based on tour player feedback. The larger CNC milled cavity allowed Tour Edge engineers to move critical weight behind the center of the face and to the lower portion of the head for maximum forgiveness while maintaining a thin top line and classic look at address.

Meticulous Machining Process Every iron head spends over an hour being CNC milled to exacting tolerances. After the forging process, the faces are CNC milled to precise tolerances and the face grooves are designed to maximize performance throughout the set.

The heel and toe pockets in the cavity are also CNC milled to offer the thinnest face possible without sacrificing feel.

VIBRCOR Filled Cavity A VIBRCOR TPU badge located inside the cavity. The VIBRCOR dampens shock and provides a buttery muscle-back feel while aiding perimeter weighting and overall forgiveness.

Center Cavity Pad – A thick pad of extra steel in the center of the cavity behind the face. The added weight in the center of the cavity allows for center hits to have greater power. It also allows the heel and toe pockets of the cavity to be precision milled as thin as possible to provide maximum forgiveness and feel on off-center contact.

Price & Availability

  • Price: $169.99 each in steel; $1189.99 for 7-piece set in steel
  • Available: Pre-sale February 8th; At retail March 1st

Exotics BL Proto Iron

Tour Edge chief designer David Glod worked directly with Bernhard Langer perfecting every millimeter of these milled forged blades.

The long irons feature some special tech with two tungsten plugs directly behind the face. The proto irons feature a slightly larger forged cavity design. A VIBRCOR badge and over an hour of machining time on each iron head is the calling card of these irons.

“After Langer first put these new prototype irons into play at the 2022 Masters, we have continued with the ageless wonder to tune them in just right,” said Glod. “Along the way I realized that this was the perfect blade for a ton of golfers out there that don’t ever really get an opportunity to purchase. Bernhard likes a lot of offset in his blades, which is a rare thing to find. So, I decided that we will announce a special release with these prototypes to help fill a niche that exists in the marketplace. Stay tuned!”

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PXG launches Xtreme Golf Ball: “The one ball that does it all”

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PXG doesn’t believe you should have to choose between distance and control in a tour-level golf ball. It’s a bold claim, but that’s the message from the Bob Parsons-led outfit, who after a decade of research and development is today bringing a golf ball to market.

That’s right — a golf ball. There’s no PXG Xtreme and “PXG Xtreme X” or “PXG Xtreme Z.” It’s just the PXG Xtreme Golf Ball. And according to PXG, in the company’s internal assessments and third-party testing, performance is on-par with industry leaders in both the “spin” and “distance” versions of tour balls across driver, iron, and around-the-green metrics.

Again, it’s a bold claim, but when, in a product briefing, we suggested skepticism might greet the “one ball” announcement, PXG encouraged skeptics to put the Xtreme Golf Ball to the test and shared the graphic below featuring testing against the 2021 Pro V1 and Pro V1x.

“The one ball that does it all”

It’s worth stating off the bat (or Bat Attack putter, if you will), PXG is pretty tight-lipped about the technology in this golf ball. However, the company touts a unique 388 dimple pattern, which is designed to produce distance with the driver and high trajectory/optimal spin with irons and wedges.

Additionally, the three-piece urethane golf balls feature red, white, and blue layers to honor the company’s U.S. military heritage.

Further details on the layers below.

  • Core: High COR polybutadiene (a synthetic rubber often used in tires) core for high-speed performance
  • Mantle: A firm ionomer mantle layer designed to increase speed
  • Cover: A soft urethane outer cover for maximum spin

Speaking of the cover, PXG Xtreme Golf Balls feature an enhanced alignment aid.

What PXG says

“PXG is first and foremost a research and development company,” PXG Founder and CEO Bob Parsons stated. “Everything we do starts with a question, ‘Can we make a better product?’ For a long time, despite our best efforts, we weren’t sure if we could make a better golf ball. But we didn’t stop trying. Adding a new partner to expand our engineering capabilities and leveraging years of data and testing, we are pleased and proud to finally introduce a golf ball good enough to earn the PXG name.”

Availability, pricing

PXG Xtreme Golf Balls are now available at PXG retail stores, PXG.com, and over the phone with PXG Player Support. They will also be sold on Amazon starting in March.

Price: $39.99 per dozen.

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