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The Tour Edge Exotics CBX Hybrid has the compact size and performance profile best suited to skilled or high speed players. A great way to replace an unreliable fairway wood.
Tour Edge Exotics clubs have long been a secret weapon for Tour players. This year, Tour Edge has removed the “secret” part by signing numerous Champions Tour players to endorsement deals and piling up wins.
Do you need to be a legend to bag the CBX hybrid? Not at all. You just need to be ready to hit some really long hybrid shots.
The black crown is compact, with a classic pear shape that may suit the eye of a better player. The face follows in style with a relatively short, rectangular profile. The sole reveals a bit more about the character of the Exotics CBX Hybrid with its polished horseshoe rails and the composite section between them.
Sound & Feel
The sound of the CBX hybrid, much like the look, is very “player-ish.” It’s quiet and solid with a low pitched, metallic sound. The feel of catching the ball flush is sensational – as good as any hybrid I can recall.
There is good feedback both through the hands and the sound. Feedback is more precise through the hands, but you can easily hear whether the ball was pured or missed.
What most excited me about the “Spin Killer” CBX hybrid was the potential to have a hybrid that could replace my 3W. My fairway wood play has improved immensely this season, but I’m still more comfortable with an iron or hybrid.
My first range session made me think this could be a reality. The 17 degree CBX launched to a perfect height and flew a long way on a flat, penetrating trajectory. Even weak, slappy push-fades refused to balloon. In addition to the strong trajectory, I noticed that this is a club that prefers going right rather than left.
I got the CBX hybrid on the launch monitor with both excitement and apprehension – I didn’t want the dream of a 250+ yard hybrid to die. The results erased my concerns. The CBX produced slightly higher, more consistent launch than my 3W, similar spin, and similar ball speed. Verdict? It’s in the bag. This club gives me better results on average, plus I have more versatility in terms of hitting shorter yardages and different shot shapes.
The one thing that you need to keep in mind about the CBX hybrid is that it may not work for all players. Its low spin performance may not be optimal for slow swingers. This club is offered in every loft from 16 degrees to 23, so you should be able to find exactly the best loft for your launch and spin needs.
I don’t have much in common with Fred Funk or Tom Lehman, but we do now play the same hybrid. The Tour Edge Exotics CBX is crazy long and still has the versatility that good players want from a hybrid. Whether you want to replace your fairway wood or just add another long option to the bag, these deserve a few swings.
Tour Edge Exotics CBX Hybrid Price & Specs