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Callaway's RAZR Black On Cutting Edge
by John Steinbreder - April 2, 2012

Callaway Golf rolled out a new platform of products after this year’s PGA Merchandise Show, dubbed RAZR Black, and perhaps its most compelling component is the driver bearing that name.

The RAZR Black driver features a lightweight crown made of the forged composite material that it developed in partnership with the luxury Italian carmaker Automobili Lamborghini. According to Callaway engineers, it allowed the company to precisely design a clubhead that produces optimal launch and spin characteristics for greater distance off the tee.

Callaway RAZR Black driver

The new driver also boasts Callaway’s proprietary Speed-Frame Face technology, which melds the equipment maker’s Variable Face Thickness and Hyperbolic Face technologies to create a larger sweet spot and increased ball speeds across more parts of the titanium face.

Company technicians were also able to move weight in the clubhead to promote a higher launch and lower spinning flight as they reshaped it to improve aerodynamics – and reduce energy loss from head drag during the downswing by 17 percent when compared to RAZR Black’s predecessor, the Diablo Octane. That is intended to increase impact speeds and add distance on drives.

“The RAZR Black driver represents the best of what we’ve learned about making drivers along with several completely new areas of improvement, all of which combined into one very fastlooking clubhead,” says Luke Williams, senior director of global woods and irons at Callaway. “We’ve utilized our patented forged composite construction in combination with advances in aerodynamics and face technology to create a driver that delivers amazing ball speed in a design that suits a huge cross-section of golfers.”

Callaway’s RAZR Black driver comes by its name naturally, as it has a black PVD finish. It is available in four lofts, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5 and 13.5.

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