Exotics EX10 Fairway Metals PDF Print E-mail

 

By Jason Bruno


The Tour Edge/Exotics brand has been long known for their superior fairway

metals, and with the launch of their EX10 model David Glod and the gang in

Batavia, Illinois didn't disappoint.

 

The latest deck blaster from Exotics features the next step in the evolution

of their slip stream sole. The EX10 version has channels and rails that are

shallower and more compact than previous models - designed to minimize

turf interaction.

 

 

 

 

This angled view shows off the new streamlined design for better aerodynamics.

Due to the new sole weight placement, EX10 has lower and deeper CG than its

predecessors. The 9 gram sole weight is housed in a 12 gram weight pad that

adds up to 21 grams of deep back weighting (6, 11 and 14 gram weights are also

available in a separate weight kit that allows you to adjust swingweight).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featuring a new Japanese high density steel cup face, the HT980 steel allows

the EX10 fairways to have a thinner face across from heel to toe for the highest

C.O.R possible. The EX10 Beta model features a tour preferred pear shape and

TSP 910 Beta Titanium cup face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our test model came in the stock Graphite Design Tour AD50 shaft, which

is a worthy powerplant producing high missile like tee shots and approaches.

Mitsubishi Bassara E series (42-49 grams) and Aldila Rogue M-AX (66-80

grams) are also available as a stock shaft in the EX10.

 

 

 


 

Performance: As usual, the EX10 performs like an Exotics fairway, crisp high

bombs jump off the face with the exact sound and feel every player would want.

No problem working shots in either direction or dialing in trajectory. We did find

the EX10 to be a bit more forgiving than we expected on mishits, while also being

about easy as can be to launch off the deck. Distance wise, the EX10 delivers

as good as any we've tested from a carry stand point. The 56 gram Tour AD provides

serious pop, but might be a bit light for my taste. Perhaps the Aldila Rogue may

be a better fit for my violent transition. Overall, the EX10 has a shot to become my

gamer once we can dial in the proper shaft.

 

Overall, the EX10 looks sharp, has great clean lines at adress and performs about

as well as any fairway club we've tested. The only "fly in the ointment" may be the

lack of available adjustability in the EX10. For many this isn't an issue, but the glue

in shaft is inconvenient at best (and no option to change loft or face angle) may deter

some from checking out the EX10. Of course, proper fitting for the most part makes

most of these issues a moot point. EX10 $249, EX10 Beta $299

 


EXOTICS EX10 FAIRWAY WOOD SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
LOFT
FACE ANGLE
HEAD SIZE
LIE ANGLE
LENGTH
#3
13.0°
SQUARE
173cc
57°
43"
#3*
15.0°
SQUARE
173cc
57°
43"
#4
16.5°
SQUARE
165cc
58°
42.5"
#5
18.0°
SQUARE
158cc
58°
42"
#7
21.0°
SQUARE
150cc
59°
41.5"
Available in men's and women's right hand. *Indicates left hand available. Standard stock grip option is Lamkin Exotics UTx.
Information is provided from design specifications and may vary due to manufacturing tolerances.

 

 

For more info on Tour Edge/Exotics: http://touredge.com/products/ex10fairway.asp