So in this piece, we'll focus on the other parts of Callaway's 2012 line, which includes the RAZR Black X family. Brief descriptions of the company's offerings for the year can be found below and on following pages. And more info about each is on the Callaway website.
Callaway RAZR X Black Driver
The Callaway RAZR X Black driver has a black PVD finish and a crown of Forged Composite, the lightweight material developed by Callaway in partnership with automaker Lamborghini.
Something Callaway calls "SpeedFrame Face Technology" creates, the company says, a larger sweetspot and higher ball speeds across the clubface, which itself is made of titanium.
An aerodynamic design of the clubhead means the RAZR X Black driver creates 17-percent less drag in the downswing compared to Callaway's Diablo Octane driver, and less drag can help golfers boost swing speed.
Callaway's senior VP of R&D, Alan Hocknell, succintly describes the target audience for the RAZR X Black driver thusly: "The RAZR X Black Driver is designed for the golfer who is hell-bent on ball speed."
The RAZR X Black driver reaches retail outlets on March 16, 2012, with a retail price of $249. The 8.5- and 9.5-lofted models will have a face angle 1-degree open; the 10.5-lofted driver is square; and the 11.5 model is 1-degree closed. Stock shaft is the Fujikura Motore F8.