Equipment

Wilson Staff DXi Superlight Driver

Photo: Schecter Lee

Wilson Staff DXi Superlight

From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2012 (March, 2012)

Category: Max Game-Improvement Drivers
Price: $299

WE TESTED: 9°, 10.5°, 12° (HL) with Matrix Ozik XCon 4.1 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: At 269 grams, the DXi Superlight is Wilson’s lightest driver ever. This easy-swinging club is designed to generate faster clubhead and ball speeds. The clubface has five zones of varying thickness to expand the effective hitting area.

OUR TESTERS SAY: Effortless-to-swing, light driver offers help to slicers and slower swingers.

PROS
DISTANCE: Best for players who favor tempo over muscle off the tee; a few slower swingers gain 10 yards over their own driver; off-center hits don’t result in a significant loss of distance.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Club makes it easy for most guys to find the left side of the course, minimizing slice action; keeps off-center strikes in play.
FEEL: Head remains fairly stable through impact; overall lightness doesn’t take a toll on the arms, even late in the round. 
PLAYABILITY: Consistent right-to-left flight with average to higher-thanaverage trajectory.
LOOK: No glitz or glam—all-black crown and clubface.

CONS
Some testers have a tendency to get off-plane or to overswing with such a light club; dissenters say impact feel and sound lack pop; big slices aren’t eliminated from everyone’s arsenal.

From Golf Magazine (November, 2011)
With its 270-gram Superlight driver, Wilson is the latest manufacturer to join the weight loss craze. The club is designed to help you swing faster and generate greater ball speeds. To start, specific areas of the crown and face have been made thinner to save weight. The lighter 46-inch driver incorporates a WinnLite grip (saves 26 grams) and 48-gram Matrix Ozik Xcon 4.1 shaft. The club's "5-zone" face technology (thinner toward the heel and toe) helps to improve ball speed and expand the effective hitting area across the clubface.

 

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