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On the Range: Tour Edge Exotics E8 Fairway Woods
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tour Edge Exotics E8 Fairway Woods

Category: Game-Improvement Fairway Woods
Price: $250
WE TESTED:
3 (15°), 4 (16.5°) with Fujikura Exotics Pro 57, Fujikura Exotics Pro 62, and Fujikura Exotics Pro Tour 72 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The updated corrugated channel helps boost ball speeds across more of the face.

PROS

PLAYABILITY: The low-profile clubhead does a good job of getting through the thickest rough and works well from a variety of trouble lies; strong, penetrating flight off the tee; straight is the typical shot, but it’s possible to work draws and cuts, too.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Most testers find that the Exotics E8 is more forgiving from the tee than from the turf; shots hold their line well enough; better players with higher swing speeds get the most out of them.
DISTANCE: Tons of rollout from a long, piercing ball flight; hit properly, they give you a real shot at scoring on par 5s; mishit one a little and you’ll still be close enough to your target to scare par.
FEEL: The Exotics E8 is a heavier-feeling head that remains stable through impact and rips through all kinds of rough; firm, concentrated feel at impact; the face sends the ball flying like it’s on a trampoline.
LOOK: Classic head shape in a striking, matte charcoal finish; white bottom groove and “E” alignment aid on the crown make lining up easy; face is relatively shallow, yet the larger body inspires confidence.

Tour Edge Exotics E8 Fairway Wood
Michael Chini

CONS

Guys who want maximum forgiveness should look elsewhere; heavier head and firm feel at impact isn’t for everyone; others prefer a higher typical ball flight.

BOTTOM LINE: The Exotics E8 is a real ripper off the tee. Best for mid-to-low-handicappers looking for a lower trajectory. Our faster-swinging testers enjoy them the most.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Tour Edge Exotics E8 Fairway Wood

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