In addition to new offerings in drivers, fairway metals and irons, Callaway has released a pair of hybrid models this year. One is a member of the high-performance X Hot family, while the other is a part of the RAZR line-up, which resides in the game-improvement realm.
The X Hot is distinguished by the compact look of its grayish clubhead and the utilization of a so-called Speed Frame Face. That feature is designed to produce faster ball speeds all across the clubface, for longer, more consistent distance and improved forgiveness.
These hybrids also employ a modern Warbird sole, to make it easier to hit shots from a variety of lies, and come with a premium Project X Velocity shaft stock, to bolster clubhead speed – and distance.
According to Callaway engineers, those combined features give the X Hot the distance and forgiveness of a fairway wood with the accuracy and control of an iron.
As for the RAZR HL hybrids, they are made to provide maximum forgiveness while providing extra distance and improved accuracy, even on mis-hits. The clubs employ what the equipment maker calls Zero Roll design, to produce higher launch angles, for greater distance and softer landings, on shots struck low on the clubface.
They also employ Vertical CG Optimization for lower center of gravity to promote high, strong trajectories, and an Inertia Driven Design includes an increased hosel offset that helps square the club at impact. Finally, the use of aggressive VFT technology through the precision shaping of the face thickness in each club is made to increase the size of the sweet spot.
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