Dan Murphy reports on Callaway’s new distance machine.
In a close season dominated by exciting new driver releases, Callaway’s new premium offering
stands comparison with anything else about to hit the shops.
The Razr Fit Xtreme represents the longest fully-adjustable driver ever brought to market by Callaway – and you can even personalise it with your own colour scheme.
Callaway claim it is longer than the Razr Fit, which was a highly impressive performer in 2012.
Patented technologies have allowed Callaway Research & Development, the largest team in
the industry, to design and configure the driver to promote optimal distance.
“The RAZR Fit Xtreme driver is worthy of its extreme designation,” said Dr. Alan Hocknell, Callaway’s senior vice president of research & development.
This driver is very long and consistent. It will not be matched “We worked tirelessly to improve on the best distance characteristics of our longest drivers, and the result is incredibly fast ball speed off the Speed Frame Face.
“This driver is very long and consistent. It will not be matched.”
Callaway staff professionals like Luke List have already seen tremendous distance gains during
player testing with the Razr Fit Xtreme. List, who this year led all six major tours in driving distance with a 324-yard average, gained 16.6 yards in total distance by increasing his ball speed by 0.6 mph and reducing his backspin by nearly 500 rpm.
Two premium stock shafts help power the Xtreme. The primary shaft, the Aldila Trinity, combines
Aldila’s three patented design technologies (RIP, S-Core, Micro Laminate) into a single shaft
design. A secondary offering, the Matrix 7M3 Black Tie, is a heavier, lower launching, lower spinning option for higher head speed and higher spin players.
Both shafts are the same as the after-market versions.
Three key features:
Speed Frame Face Technology
This optimises stiffness and stress distribution across the face for more efficient energy transfer. It has a tighter bulge radius than the Razr Fit for a preferred look at address, plus more consistent sidespin and dispersion.
Forged Composite Crown
Using the patented Forged Composite Crown, which weighs only 12.1g, allows weight to be
repositioned to create the lowest CG in any fully adjustable driver.
The improved adjustability is down to two elements: the OptiFit Hosel and OptiFit Weights. The
hosel adjusts the face angle to Open, Square or Closed positions and also allows golfers to dial in their preferred look at address. The 13g and 1g OptiFit Weights shift the centre of gravity to
promote Draw or Neutral flights. (Higher lofts have more draw bias than lower lofts.)