ClubTest 2022: 2 new XXIO fairway woods tested and reviewed
This year’s ClubTest is bigger and better than ever. To help you make sense of the mountain of high-tech new clubs on the market, we put all of the latest offerings from the top golf club manufacturers to the ultimate test. Below you will find the test results and complete reviews of two new XXIO fairway wood models.
You can find the full list of ClubTest fairway wood reviews here.
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XXIO FAIRWAY WOOD REVIEWS
We tested: 15°, 18°, 20°
Our take: It’s easily among the best-looking fairway woods we’ve seen lately, with striking graphics and matte-black finishes to make it look tough and aggressive while also still elegantly premium. Shots hit were exactly as expected from a lightweight design: the ball flew high with ample spin, but it didn’t get too crazy in terms of control. We felt it was the ideal blend of feel and power with a hint of shotmaking versatility. And, since it is lightweight, it was easy to take on a few mphs of extra clubhead speed.
XXIO X fairway woods
The details: A cupface design for added power and more forgiveness on off-center strikes combined with a uniquely shaped weight pad called a “Cannon Sole” that creates space to make the aforementioned clubface even bigger, boosting speed and overall distance.
We tested: 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 20°, 23°
Our take: If you’re just going by looks alone, the 12 from XXIO is awesome to look at, with smooth contours juxtaposed by some aggress design aesthetics and markings. Upon hitting one, it’s much the same experience — easy to swing while producing high, quick-launching shots from both off the tee and fairway.
XXIO 12 fairway woods
The details: The 12 melds XXIO’s ActivWing-Aerodynamic Control technology that enhances aerodynamics during the critical first half of the downswing with a Rebound Frame for more power on solid and off-center hits. It comes in two colors to choose from: red or navy.