Srixon revealed its new ZX Mk II Driver & Fairway Woods this morning, the company’s first big release of the new year. The new set of woods is geared toward improving overall energy transfer to improve distance while offering the accuracy that these clubs offer off the tee box over more aggressive clubs like the driver.
Srixon’s primary focus for the new generation of ZX Mk fairway woods is club head speed, which the company was able to improve upon the last generation through a new “Rebound Frame.”
According to Srixon’s VP of R&D, Jeff Brunski, the Rebound Frame works as a “unique ball speed system that delivers a pure transfer of energy into the golf ball at impact.”
The increased club head speed from the Rebound Frame translates to high ball speed and more distance, helping players of all levels find fairways more often with longer total distances than ever before with its “rebound effect.”
The Rebound Frame also has a series of what Srixon calls “flex zones,” which work harmoniously to increase ball speed and distance. Zone 1 is the face of the club, which deforms inwardly at impact due to the contact with the ball. The face is a noted as “Variable Thickness,” which helps extend the COR area across the entire clubface. This essentially increases forgiveness and helps even below-average ball strikers find distance and accuracy with off-center shots.
Zone 2 is a ring of flexibility offset from the face, which deforms outwardly. After snapping back to their original positions following impact, it results in an energy transfer that is more powerful and efficient than standard designs, last year’s model, and even comparable competitor offerings.
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Srixon wanted to implement the same technologies on its woods and hybrids that it did with its drivers to decrease spin and improve distance as well. For the new ZX5 LS Mk II driver, the company placed an adjustable 8g weight placed toward the front of the club. This same strategy was not practical in the smaller club heads that woods and hybrids offer. Instead, Srixon broke down its “key technologies” that helped accomplish higher performance in woods and hybrids:
- Rebound Frame: Rebound Frame’s Dual Flex Zones focus more energy into the golf ball at impact, creating a purer energy transfer that instantaneously increases ball speed and distance on every strike.
- Star Frame Crown: A complex series of ridges and latticework provides the structural integrity necessary to feature a remarkably thin titanium crown and to place discretionary mass where it best suits each ZX Mk II Driver’s ideal launch and spin characteristics.
- Variable Thickness Face: An intricate variable thickness pattern expands the high COR area across the entire driver face. These unique ridges enhance high COR from heel to toe by improving how energy reflects into the ball on off-center shots.
- Cannon Sole: A dynamic, floating weight pad on the Fairway Woods moves the weight right where you want it without reducing COR, optimizing launch while also allowing space for improved face flex and ball speed.
- Deeper CG: The new shaping and design of the ZX Mk II Hybrids allowed us to position more mass deeper in the clubhead, raising launch for higher, longer shots. A new face radius – spanning from the leading edge to the crown – provides more consistent spin on shots struck high or low, giving you more dependable distance from shot to shot.
Set to launch on January 20, the woods will start at $279.99, while the new ZX Mk II Series driver will start at $499.99. Srixon indicated the woods would come standard with Project X HZRDUS Black Gen 4 and Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX shafts.
- ZX7 Mk II Driver – 9.5°, 10.5°
- ZX5 Mk II Driver – 9.5°, 10.5°
- ZX5 LS Mk II Driver – 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°
- ZX Mk II – 13.5°, 15°, 18°, 21°
- ZX Mk II – 17°, 19°, 22°, 25°, 28°
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