Yonex XP

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The Hybrids Test 2014: Yonex XP

Cost: £149

Tech: The Dual Tungsten Power System is counterbalanced by the lightweight shaft to produce maximum power. Adjustable lofts.

What we said... James Ridyard: “Head shape is round, face appears small but frames the ball well. Felt powerful from the sweetspot, lost a lot of distance away from it though. High flight when struck pure. Deep face is equally adept from rough and tee.” Joel Tadman: “Large head size will boost confidence of game improvers. Feels soft but hot out of the middle. Nice to have the ability to strengthen the flight.” Peter Ward: “Crown design works. Has a good weight, easy to swing. Evenly balanced and powerful.” Ross Nichols: “I like the larger head. Powerful and forgiving but hosel is too imposing.”

Pros: Super feel. Easy to strike from all lies.

Cons: Large and funky head won’t please all.

The numbers: Distance consistency: 9 Dispersion: 8 Looks: 7 Feel: 8 Forgiveness: 7.5 Versatility: 8

TG Rating: 8/10

Details: Lofts: 17.5°- 26.5° adjustable Contact: www.yonex.co.uk

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