- Jul 25, 2014
- Reaction score
- North of my desired location
the shaft, head and grip were designed to pair together for optimal performance. Xxio doesn't offer any customization in any of their clubs including the irons. They are a premium golf club manufacturer and I don't think they are trying to mimic any other brand but are a popular Japanese company that is being rolled out for the first time in the U.S., with premium you get get high cost,but of you look at the xxio 8 the price there dropped with the coming release of xxio 9.....not to troll, but this club would be sweet if it had Cleveland logos and was $329 with a full selection of Miyazaki shafts available. Don't get this "brand" at all, are they trying to chase the Miura crowd or Macau triad bosses?
Under the umbrella of Srixon,Cleveland, and xxio there are several options you could look at for similar performance. Srixon with the latest release of the z355 driver has similar design with heavy head, lighter shaft and grip. Several THPers have commented on the 355 in the review thread. With Cleveland you have the CG black line. While the xxio and CG black are "designed" for slower SS in the 70-90 range these driver will all hold up to a faster swing speed.I'm in the same boat here, kind of. Correct me if I'm wrong, but anything they're putting out under the XXIO name is pretty much meant to appeal to slow swing-speed players who want exclusivity and are willing to pay for it. I understand why they would do that, and have zero problem them or any other company that does that. My question is what are they (Srixon) offering to people that want the performance of this club but do not want the heavy price tag? Forgive me if there's something I've missed reading, but this has really confused me. FWIW this sounds like an awesome club that I'd love to try someday.