The ultimate in premium golf club performance, XXIO Prime’s advanced lightweight construction and faster head speeds work with your moderate swing speed to hit the ball higher, farther, and straighter. The XXIO Prime Driver, XXIO Prime Fairway Woods, XXIO Prime Utility Clubs, and XXIO Prime Irons feature powerful performance technologies that provide game-changing distance and forgiveness. XXIO Prime performance makes you longer off the tee, accurate from the fairway, and in-control around the greens. If your using a screen reader and having problems using our website, please reach us by calling 1-800-999-6263 for assistance. We noticed your browser is in Russia. Would you like to transfer to our RU site?
Sign up for emails and you’ll get updates on products, sweepstakes, events and more. When creating a checklist of must have characteristics for a new iron set, the list that most consumers put together include an iron that will give the ability to hit the ball high, increase distance, offer a good amount of forgiveness, and carry a tune that is pleasing to the ears. The XXIO9 series Irons feature the newest improvement to Dual Speed Technology, a boost in efficiency for the initial portion of the downswing. Lag is increased by utilizing a heavier hear and a lighter shaft with a higher balance point moving the CG closer to the grip.
In addition to the nickel weight in the sole, engineers have placed high-density tungsten weights in the toe and heel. The result is a head with the lowest CG in XXIO history and a high heel-to-toe MOI. This 5-piece structure enables the ball to get airborne with ease and further improves the carry distance on miss-hits. North American market back in the spring of 2014 after over a decade of prosperity in Japan. Even though the brand might not be widely known here stateside, XXIO has been the number one golf company in Japan for 16 straight years.
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XXIO stands for excellence in the 21st century and is a brand that is focused on those who want the very best in both technology and premium materials in their equipment. According to XXIO, Dual Speed Technology is a combination of a heavier club head, with a lighter, higher-balance point shaft. However, the benefit to having an iron with low CG can be just as important when looking for an iron that is going to assist in launching the ball high, while offering both distance and forgiveness. With ball speed being an area of golf performance that has been looked at and marketed more heavily in recent years, it’s no wonder that XXIO has pushed to increase ball speed on an area of the club face that tends to get a lot of action. XXIO utilizes a titanium face on these irons, and to help increase ball speed off of the lower part of the club head, they have expanded the titanium material more towards the sole of the club. To help facilitate dual speed technology, XXIO needed to find shaft options that would incorporate the necessary characteristics.
The two stock offerings for these irons are the in house made MP900 graphite shaft, which was also the stock offering for the XXIO 9 driver, while the steel offering is a version of Nippon N. Having these irons in the bag to hit both on course and the range has been a real treat. Throughout the testing period it became very clear where these irons offered a bit of a performance difference compared to their counterparts. The set make-up that was tested for this review consisted of 6-PW with the stock graphite MP900 shaft in regular flex.
As was highlighted earlier, not only do these irons have the lowest CG of any iron that XXIO has ever produced, but they also have a very high amount of MOI. All of that sounds good, and if one is up with today’s golf jargon, then the meaning of those terms is not lost. For consumers who are less about the technical terms and more about the performance, the results with these irons will speak for themselves in terms of both distance and forgiveness. Thanks in part to the lower CG and amount of offset that are employed with these irons, the ball flight that was continuously produced was one that flew higher in comparison to other options on the market.
Well struck shots were met with a ball flight that achieved a higher apex then what was have seen with other irons. Not only were these shots high fliers, but they carried a lot of power behind them to produce long shots that landed softly on the green. With a high MOI design, these clubs were built with much more to them than just increased height and distance, they were built to offer a forgiving package as well. The use of internal tungsten weights on the heel and toe do a great job of stabilizing the club when contact is made in these areas. The common low miss on these iron is also less penal thanks to the extension of the titanium face towards the sole of the club. XXIO prides themselves on making clubs that offer, what they refer to as, an exhilarating sound at impact. While that term is one that is hard to throw around because sound is such a personal preference to a golfer, it can be said that the sound of the XXIO 9 iron is extremely pleasing to the ear.
With the titanium faces, they produce a rather nicely tuned crack at impact. Making the game more enjoyable is something that XXIO aims to accomplish. If a golfer is looking for equipment that has no compromises when it comes to materials or technology, then XXIO is a brand that consumers should give notice too. Creating clubs that are geared to generate distance and forgiveness, while maintaining a premium package does come at, what some might consider, a steep price. He has been a member of The Hackers Paradise for over 7 years and been involved with a number of THP events.