Review: Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver
I ended up indoors initially with this driver since our spring in MN came so late this year. I put up great numbers on the Launch Monitor. The head was offering fast ball speeds, and the spin rate was ideal. I really felt like I was maximizing my swing with this driver. I got a couple to hit that 300 yard number even indoors without the aid of wind or hills. I was pretty excited for the snow to melt.
Once it did finally melt, I took it to the course and found that nothing had changed indoors to outdoors. This driver is LONG!! I simply stepped up and went deep with it. My early spring rounds didn’t find much roll, but the landing zones were often 5 yards to 10 yards past my normal landing zone. Once the ground started drying out, I found some great roll to go with the length, hitting 300 yards a couple times again using this club. The head and shaft combo are one of the longest off the racks you can buy.
It was pretty obvious that Callaway set out to do one thing with this club and that was to make it long, but it does have some other really great features. The sound is so pleasing to the ear. It sounds almost identical to the RAZR Fit. The very muted composite sound, yet a really hot explosive feeling off the face. It doesn’t feel dead at all, but solid.
The adjustablity is similar to the previous version, but yet gives plenty of options with the dual weights on the sole and the Opti-Fit hosel for 3 adjustments or a few more if you get a tour cog hosel. I didn’t need to mess with the adjustments, it seemed like a really good fit as it came. But I did have fun exchanging a few shafts just to see how it played with some other favorites I had. I like that I could still use the shafts I had tested last year. I did find a couple that are in the running for gamer. The Graphite Design DI and the Talamonti LS are both vying for that top spot. So far the Matrix stock shaft is holding on, but the slightly higher launch might be nice at times or the slightly lower spin might even add a few more yards under the right conditions.
This club certainly is a bomber, but it does take a pretty good swing to make it happen. It is smaller than 460cc. It is 440cc which isn’t much, but it also looks even smaller than that. It might be the most compact head for 2013. I love the look of that smaller head, but when my swing wasn’t at its best it didn’t give me a whole lot of confidence. It might not be the most forgiving head on the market, it is aimed at the better players. That is not to say I hit it all over the course, it is just if you compare it to the X-hot, you find that the Xtreme is longer on good swings, but not as forgiving on the bad swings. If you have a well grooved swing and want to take it deep, the Xtreme is for you. One day I hit 13 of 14 fairways with it and the next day I hit 7 of 14. It was based on my swing, but I think on the poor day, with a more forgiving driver I probably could have moved that up to 10 of 14.
Callaway stepped it up and took it deep with the RAZR Fit Xtreme driver. I think it is the longest driver off the rack for 2013. The low-spin head and stock shaft are excellent. While it might not be for everyone, for those who want the compact size and can swing consistently, this will be a perfect fit. I love the direction Callaway is headed. They are producing some great looking clubs but also great performing clubs, way to step it up and take it deep.
+Low Spin head
+Best stock shaft options
–Might be too demanding for some
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