In the Exotics XCG-V driver, a titanium cup face is teamed with a magnesium crown and a steel soleplate. The three metals are bonded together through a brazing technique that removes the need for welding.
That brazing technique alone saves weight; so does the magnesium crown, which Tour Edge says weighs half as much as a titanium crown would. The weight saved through these materials and methods is redistributed to the heavy steel soleplate.
The results is a driver that has 49-percent of its weight below the level of the ball and in its rearward corners. And, Tour Edge says, a driver that offers the lowest, deepest center of gravity of any Exotics driver to date.
That helps improve launch and spin characteristics. Tour Edge says the Exotics XCG-V driver has lower spin and better rebound performance from points across the driver's face than previous Exotics models.
The stock shafts are the Graphite Design Tour AD (L, A, R, S, X flexes) and Aldila Voodoo VS6 65-gram (R, S, X) shafts. Available lofts are 9, 10.5 and 12 degrees; the 10.5-lofted driver is available in left-hand. All the drivers come with 45-inch shafts and square face angles.
The MSRP for the Tour Edge Exotics XCG-V Driver is $499. Visit www.touredge.com for more info.