Tour Edge Exotics E8 Driver: First LOOK!
The new 460cc Exotics E8 driver ($299) is designed with a low and forward CG location, which promotes higher launch, lower spin, and faster ball speed and distance. The E8 also features a somewhat low-profile design, which further aids players who struggle to launch the ball high in the air (a critical characteristic for maximum distance).
A channel positioned behind the clubface in the sole of the club is deeper than it was on the previous XCG7 model, allowing for increased face flex at impact. This “Power Grid,” design is aimed at further enhancing the club’s ability to produce lower spin and faster ball speed. A variable face thickness design works with the “Power Grid,” to provide improved performance on shots struck away from the center of the face, particularly in the heel and toe areas as well as low on the clubface.
Adjustability is provided by a hosel that offers lofts ranging from 8.5-degrees to 12-degree in .5-degree increments, allowing for very exact custom tuning. The E8 can be further customized using an interchangeable 7g sole weight that can easily be swapped out to alter swingweight, ballflight, and feel. 5g, 10g, and 12g interchangeable weights are available in an optional weight kit.
The matte black E8 is available with a number of popular shafts including Fujikura Pro Series and Pro Tour, Aldila Rogue Silver and Black, and Mitsubishi Bassara E-Series models. As with all Tour Edge clubs the E8 comes with a lifetime warranty and a 30-day play guarantee.
For players with higher clubhead speeds who prefer a driver with even lower spin and slightly lower launch, Tour Edge also offers the Exotics E8 Beta ($399) model. Featuring a 440cc deep-faced clubhead, the Beta is built with a slightly higher CG location than the standard model, which promotes a more penetrating trajectory and even lower spin rates. A beta titanium clubface insert not included in the standard model enhances feel at impact while also increasing ball speed.