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The Tour Edge Exotics EXS Pro Hybrid is a beauty. Low spin, loads of ball speed, and adjustable weights to control shot shape.
With the CBX and CBX 119, Tour Edge Exotics created hybrids that were exactly what many better players dreamed of: compact, precise, low spinning rocket launchers. Their successor, in spirit if not in name, is the new EXS Pro hybrid. This beauty was designed with feedback from Tour Edge’s PGA Tour staff, and I tested it to see if it can achieve great results for the amateur, too.
Tour Edge Exotics refers to the EXS Pro hybrid as having a “Tour-Inspired Shape,” and I think that’s an apt description. The head is much smaller than the EXS 220 hybrid [review HERE], and is quite compact compared to almost any other hybrid out there. Additionally, the face is fairly tall and the toe is square giving it a more iron-like appearance. The EXS Pro is even slightly smaller than the CBX 119 [review HERE].
Though the size and shape are different, the EXS Pro and EXS 220 hybrids do share a few visual traits. Both have clean, gloss black crowns. They also have the same dark blue sole with red and white branding.
Sound & Feel
One thing I’ve been consistently impressed by in the EXS 220 and EXS Pro lines is Tour Edge Exotics’ focus on sound and feel. As with many other clubs in these series, the EXS Pro hybrid features a Sound Diffusion Bar designed to improve the acoustics.
Despite sharing a name with the EXS 220 hybrid, the EXS Pro hybrid has much more in common with the CBX and CBX 119 hybrids. This club is designed to help the fast, skilled player launch low-spinning missiles. Tour Edge Exotics touts a “Low/Forward CG Placement” and that’s evident in the very low spin numbers. The ball flight with this club is very strong and can shrug off all but the strongest winds.
While low spin is great, it’s nothing without high ball speeds. Thankfully, TEE used a titanium face and 360° Cup Face Combo Brazing to make the EXS Pro blisteringly fast. On center strikes, you won’t find a hybrid that’s any faster than the EXS Pro. However, while the EXS Pro hybrid is quite forgiving relative to its size, it is not designed for the high handicap player. If you frequently visit the outer edges of the club face, opt for the EXS 220 hybrid instead.
What makes the EXS Pro hybrid distinct from the two CBX hybrids that preceded it is the Flight Tuning System. The EXS Pro has weight ports on the heel and toe with 20 gram and 5 gram weights. Swapping positions makes a noticeable impact on the way the club feels and shifts it from being slightly draw biased to slightly fade biased. A kit with more weights (10, 15, and 20 grams) can be purchased separately for even more fitting and weighting options.
Tour Edge Exotics gives players two stock shaft options in the EXS Pro hybrid. The Mitsubishi TENSEI AV Silver is offered at 69, 77, and 82 grams, depending on flex. This option will give players slightly higher launch and spin than the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black. In addition to being lower launching and spinning, the HZRDUS is heavier: 85 grams. Both shafts are available in regular, stiff, and X-flex.
The Tour Edge Exotics EXS Pro hybrid shows the company’s ability to continually improve on one of the best offerings in the hybrid market. For better players, Tour Edge Exotics has become the go to company for hybrids. With the EXS Pro line limited to 1000 pieces, you better go to them quickly or you’ll be left wanting.