Gear: Srixon ZX hybrids
Price: $229.99 with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black graphite shaft and Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grip
Specs: Stainless steel face and chassis. Available in lofts of 16, 19, 22, 25 and 28 degrees
Available: Jan. 15
With the ZX family of woods, Srixon is focusing on trying to help golfers transfer the energy they create with their swing into the ball more efficiently. That mantra extends into the new ZX hybrids, as well.
To achieve that, engineers developed a new design technology called Rebound Frame. Put simply, the designers made the stainless steel face thin and flexible, then designed the area surrounding the hitting surface to be much stiffer. However, another flexible region was developed behind the rigid portion. By alternating the flexible and rigid areas, more of the hitting area can flex at impact. That means golfers will not only transfer more energy into shots when they hit the ball in the sweet spot, the ZX also will protect ball speed more effectively on off-center hits.
To lower the center of gravity, Srixon gave the ZX hybrids the same Stepdown crown design found in the ZX fairway woods. Behind the topline, the crown drops down, like a step. Srixon said that by lowering the crown’s mass, golfers should hit the ball higher and the moment of inertia will increase, which helps make the ZX hybrids more stable on off-center hits.
From a shape standpoint, the ZX hybrids should appeal to accomplished players. The look at address is spotless, and the glossy-black crown is free from visual distractions. There is no adjustable hosel mechanism to change the loft (that would add weight high in the head), but the ZX hybrids are available in five iron-replacing lofts.
original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/12/07/srixon-zx-hybrids/