Review XCaliber Xclusiv Avalon I9 Iron Shaft Review

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The Xcaliber shaft company has a vision moving forward, and
that centers around expanding their products into a wide range of high-end
options that have something for everyone, which they are calling Xclusiv. One
of the two major lines under the Xclusiv umbrella for them this year is named
Avalon, which according to the tales is where King Arthur’s sword Excalibur was
forged.



Xcaliber sent into THP one of their graphite irons shafts within the Avalon lineup, the I9, for review and as such we put it through its paces to see how it stacks up.







Quick Take



The I9 is an option that should appeal to many with its 95g
design, a weight range we are seeing more and more golfers begin to try. The
impressive visible filament wound design of the I9 makes it stand out unlike
any other graphite iron shaft on the market, even more than that, it offers
consistency and a familiar feel...
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Really solid iron shaft. Much better than I honestly anticipated, and I think it would get more attention if not for the Rapid Taper being so unique and revelatory.

The upgrade to the finish here is slick, it now looks like a high quality shaft, though I know red and grey aren’t colors for everyone.
 

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Interesting, i am hoping the new products do very well in the market. I would like to see the company increase their presence. Arthur, the owner, has always marketed the company's products along the lines of great performing products not costing the consumer a lot of money. Seems to be a little change of tune here (i'm not saying this inclusv line is priced high simply higher than the other lines within the company).
 

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@Jman Which shaft is more likely to find a home in the Cobra Utility? Rapid taper or i9?
 

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read it this morning on my "thp news" app!
great job! i like the 105mph swing speed recommendation.
 

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Will these be available thru club fitters only, or to the general public also?
 

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Will these be available thru club fitters only, or to the general public also?
These and all of the new "Xclusiv" lineup offerings will be through fitters only.
 

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Nice review @Jman i like the red that is a good looking shaft.
 

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These and all of the new "Xclusiv" lineup offerings will be through fitters only.
Now that does go against the grain of what the owner has alway professed. That change of philosophy opens up a piece of the market Xcaliber had not been in. Nice.
 
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Great review! I think this is one of the coolest looking shafts available.

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