XXIO (pronounced [zek-si-oh]) is a brand that is not as familiar to US customers. However, it has been a premium club brand in Japan and Korea for quite some time. Dunlop Sports Co. brought XXIO to the US and is looking to become more prominent. The XXIO Forged 2017 irons help this transition into a new market. The irons combine soft, forged feel with longer, more consistent iron performance. These three main technologies make this possible.
XXIO Forged 2017 Irons Features
The all new V.T. sole on the XXIO Forged 2017 irons minimize turf resistance for improved accuracy. The V-shaped sole increases bounce and is slightly wider to prevent digging. This benefits the player who has a steeper angle of attack. The sole shape also provides a middle ground between the wide, flatter sole of game improvement clubs and the narrow, sharp soles of players clubs.
The XXIO Forged 2017 irons feature an expanded thin area on the clubface, giving more forgiveness on off-center hits. Most of the 20% area increase is towards the toe and sole of the club, where most mishits occur. The other benefit to the thinner face is consistent ball speeds across the entire face. This means that if you don’t hit the center of the clubface, your distance won’t suffer.
XXIO Forged 2017 irons come with graphite and steel shafts designed specifically for their clubs. The stock steel shaft is the Nippon N.S. Pro 930GH DST. In graphite, the stock shaft is the XXIO MX-6000. Both lightweight shafts have a softer butt section for enhanced energy transfer. The firmer tip section in each shaft increases consistency and accuracy.
Overall Impressions of the XXIO Forged 2017 Irons
The XXIO Forged 2017 irons offer an aesthetically pleasing look for players who don’t like the heavy top lines often seen in forgiving clubs. Despite a relatively compact, classic look, mid handicap players benefit from the iron’s forgiveness and consistency. While still relatively new to the US market, XXIO is sure to become a well known and recognized brand quickly.
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