In The Mail: XXIO Eleven Irons
In the mail for testing this week were three XXIO Eleven Irons: a 5, 7 and PW with graphite shafts.
XXIO is relatively unknown in the United States, but has been Japan’s top brand for decades. The company’s focus is on players with more moderate swing speeds — exactly what I need.
I liked the XXIO Eleven irons on my initial outing. They felt good and produced adequate distance, even in less than ideal conditions that frequently involved hitting out of snow.
The XXIO Eleven irons feature:
- Weight Plus: Brass and rubber weights in the butt-end of each club raise balance points to unprecedented heights. The effect is a smooth and easy swing that also helps you consistently find the ideal top-of-swing position for more power.
- Star Frame: XXIO Eleven’s Driver uses a Star Frame rib structure to support a sole thickness of just .45mm, redistributing weight for improved launch and forgiveness.
- Cup Face: XXIO Eleven’s Driver, Fairway Woods, and Hybrids feature a powerful yet normalized cup face that is fastest on center strikes and miss-hits alike.
- Cannon Sole: A uniquely shaped weight pad in the XXIO Eleven Woods and Hybrids creates space for a larger cup face, which in turn boosts speed and distance.
- Double Undercut Cavity: Two slots cut into the iron body just behind the face dramatically increase flexibility for explosive ball speed and distance.