Best Tour Edge Exotics Fairway Wood Off The Deck?

tjc4golftjc4golf Members Posts: 9
I have two different bags in two different cities. Yesterday I played with my secondary bag that includes my my old TEE CB1 16.5*.



I love that club off the tee - it's super long, super straight and super consistent - and decided I need a TEE 16.5* fairway wood for my primary bag too.



If the CB1 has any fault it's that it's not quite as easy to hit off the deck as it it to hit off the tee.



I rarely need that much club off the deck but it'd still be nice to have that versatility so I'm wondering which TEE fairway wood(s) perform better off the deck.



CB or XCG or XRail? Any specific model / generation number (e.g. CB4, XCG3, etc)?



Do these off the deck performers retain the legendary off the tee characteristics for which the TEE fairway wood line is known?
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  • erock9174erock9174 North Canton, OHMembers Posts: 3,932 ✭✭
    I’ve tried the XCG4, XCG5, Xcg6, xcg7, cb4, ex8

    , ex9, Trilogy and Xrail.



    Off the deck the Trilogy and Xrail were the easiest. The ex9 is pretty easy too.

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    FW: Ping G400 SFT 5w
    Hybrids: Exotics XRail 23*/26*
    Irons: Ping G700 6-UW
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 56*/60* - Callaway Sure Out 64*
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne H


  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder Members Posts: 829 ✭✭
    Most versatile 16.5* TEE fwys , that perform as well from fairway as they

    do off a tee...



    #1) EX10 Beta 16.5*

    #2) CB Pro Ltd 16.5*

    #3) CB5 16.5*



    I have owned most of the Exotics from the CB1 to the EX10 , and these 3

    stand out as best all around performers.
    Cobra King F9 10.5* / Fuji Speeder Evo IV  569-SR
    TEE EX10 Beta 16.5* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 19* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 6-S
    TEE EX9 22* / Attas 4U 7-S.
    TEE EX9 25* / Attas 4U 7-X
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  • nitramnitram Take Dead Aim Members Posts: 5,177 ✭✭
    OP, the reason you mention is the reason I went from the CB1 to the CB2 and it's still my favorite Exotics fairway. As mentioned the Trilogy and X-Rail are great off the deck, I just prefer the Deuce.



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  • GehlyGehly ClubWRX Posts: 1,982 ClubWRX
    Slip sole on CB Pros? I have the neeer F2 head in 16.5* I’d sell...PM me if interested in buying
  • OsnolaKinnardOsnolaKinnard Members Posts: 427 ClubWRX
    No real input, just an old school tag for this thread. I just acquired a VGC EX9 Long 3 wood, and am looking forward to using it in 2018 and am also looking for reports from WRXers about the TEE clubs as I've never owned or hit one before.
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  • geochitowngeochitown Members Posts: 1,621 ✭✭
    edited Dec 24, 2017 #7
    Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
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    TEE XCG7 Beta 5W 18* - Matrix 8M2 stiff tipped 1.625" at 41.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Diamana Thump T93 Stiff untipped at 38.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 38.25"
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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,587 ✭✭
    CB4
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    AB TP 3HL / 757
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    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
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  • NorbooNorboo Members Posts: 2,212 ✭✭
    EX9 Tour and EX10 Beta
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    Fairway Wood: Tour Edge EX10 Beta 4 wood GD Tour AD F
    Hybrid: Ping G400 3 & 5
    Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 6 - PW
    Wedge: Cleveland CBX 50, 58
    Putter: Honma CB8055 since 1989
    Ball: TaylorMade TP5

    Backup/Benched
    Driver: Ping G20
    Fairway Wood: TEE EX10 Beta 5 wood, Ping Rapture V2 4 wood
    Hybrid: Ping G400 4 hybrid
    Putter: S.C. Golo 5

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  • LittleLeftToRightLittleLeftToRight Turn that frown upside down! Members Posts: 2,036 ✭✭
    I've had a few and the one from the deck that stands out due to the low low profile was the XCG5. Very thin face. The smaller XCG beta models were also good. I have an XCG7 beta 13º that is pretty much a piece of cake to hit anywhere. The CBs are great off the tee or if your course is fluffy. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> I haven't kept up on the current ones.



    Hope that helps you.
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  • wilymowilymo GAMembers Posts: 240 ✭✭
    I had a cb Pro f2 limited (i think that was the model) and i thought it was super easy to get airborne off the deck. Tiny head but i think it helped give confidence that it wouldn’t get caught up on in the turf.
  • tinmantinman Members Posts: 2,916 ✭✭
    wilymo wrote:


    I had a cb Pro f2 limited (i think that was the model) and i thought it was super easy to get airborne off the deck. Tiny head but i think it helped give confidence that it wouldn’t get caught up on in the turf.
    . I hope so, because I just picked a CB Pro F2 4 wood.Are they deeper-faced than the CB2’s/CB’s??
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    Can anyone compare the EX 10 and EX 10 Beta?
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  • hammergolfhammergolf Members Posts: 92 ✭✭
    tjc4golf wrote:


    I have two different bags in two different cities. Yesterday I played with my secondary bag that includes my my old TEE CB1 16.5*.



    I love that club off the tee - it's super long, super straight and super consistent - and decided I need a TEE 16.5* fairway wood for my primary bag too.



    If the CB1 has any fault it's that it's not quite as easy to hit off the deck as it it to hit off the tee.



    I rarely need that much club off the deck but it'd still be nice to have that versatility so I'm wondering which TEE fairway wood(s) perform better off the deck.



    CB or XCG or XRail? Any specific model / generation number (e.g. CB4, XCG3, etc)?



    Do these off the deck performers retain the legendary off the tee characteristics for which the TEE fairway wood line is known?
    I had an XCG 4 that I could hit off hardpan. I still kick myself for getting rid of that club. Can't count how many shots I put inside 20ft with it......
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  • JCULLJCULL Members Posts: 283
    edited Feb 20, 2018 #15
    I have both an EX10 beta and EX9. The EX10 is a 16.5 degree 4 wood the Ex9 is 15 degrees.

    I actually hit the EX10 longer. Both great clubs and not a lot in them both very easy to hit.

    EX9 imo for the Money is the best Fw in the market. Probably find one for $70

    I also own a cobra f7 which some may argue is a super easy wood. I play that one in 14.5.
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  • DDuvalDDuval Members Posts: 1 ClubWRX
    I've hit every 3 wood know to mankind & without question the Tour Edge CB2 is the best 3 wood on the planet!!!!!! Off the deck & the tee it is 2nd to none!!!! If this 3 wood is not in your bag you might be at a disadvantage. In the past I had issues with the Aldila NV green shaft but with the CB2 the combination is sweet as pie!!!!!

    Very nice club!!!!!
  • JOHN GOLIAJOHN GOLIA On the Bubble Members Posts: 1,256 ClubWRX
    DDuval wrote:


    I've hit every 3 wood know to mankind & without question the Tour Edge CB2 is the best 3 wood on the planet!!!!!! Off the deck & the tee it is 2nd to none!!!! If this 3 wood is not in your bag you might be at a disadvantage. In the past I had issues with the Aldila NV green shaft but with the CB2 the combination is sweet as pie!!!!!

    Very nice club!!!!!
    I agree 1000% Best I ever had. New CBX is pretty dang good but CB2 is still A Number 1.

    Of all the clubs I have had and sold this was and is still my biggest mistake. image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
  • JCULLJCULL Members Posts: 283
    DDuval wrote:


    I've hit every 3 wood know to mankind & without question the Tour Edge CB2 is the best 3 wood on the planet!!!!!! Off the deck & the tee it is 2nd to none!!!! If this 3 wood is not in your bag you might be at a disadvantage. In the past I had issues with the Aldila NV green shaft but with the CB2 the combination is sweet as pie!!!!!

    Very nice club!!!!!




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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,587 ✭✭
    CB4 Tour.
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    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
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  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,173 ✭✭
    edited Jul 9, 2018 #20
    TE XRail is the easiest to hit. An Exotics EX9 or EX10 might give you extra yardage.



    The EX10 Beta had a taller face. Some people find that the best mix of easy and distance - depends on how you come into the ball.
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    MD.PM 60°/10 / KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
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    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,153 ✭✭
    CB4 or CBX



    CBX is a hair longer and more forgiving but it’s splitting hairs

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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Members Posts: 5,038 ✭✭
    Still own the CBPro F2, in the 3 and 5 wood, great sticks, and currently using the CBX 3T, which

    I find very easy to use, both are plenty long.


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  • gridironesqgridironesq Roseville, CAMembers Posts: 524 ✭✭
    Anyone going for CBs is a poser. The XCG5 is the all time best fairway period!!! That includes off the tee and the deck.
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  • BYKBYK Members Posts: 1,606 ✭✭
    Still loving my tour ex9

    great off the turf and tee
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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,587 ✭✭


    Anyone going for CBs is a poser. The XCG5 is the all time best fairway period!!! That includes off the tee and the deck.




    Pardon me... But I prefer my 3 wood to NOT be the size of a driver from 2003... And actually like it to work more then 5 yards left or right. 😄
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  • MixedBagMixedBag Members Posts: 1,489 ✭✭
    XCG3 is stupid easy
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  • hartman29hartman29 Members Posts: 73
    Xcg5 or EX 10 Beta. The Beta is the first fairway I consistently feel like I can launch.



    I have a xcg7 4-wood that’s easy too, I can only imagine what the 3-wood is like.
  • KING246KING246 Members Posts: 282 ✭✭
    MixedBag wrote:
    XCG3 is stupid easy




    I have a CB3 13.5 in the spare bedroom (got m2 tour issue recently) that is an absolute cannon. I couldn’t hit it straight to save my life but that sucker would fly 270+ when hit on the screws. Now it needs a new home.
  • Green in RegGreen in Reg Members Posts: 432 ✭✭
    XCG7 Beta

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  • geochitowngeochitown Members Posts: 1,621 ✭✭
    jonn443 wrote:



    Anyone going for CBs is a poser. The XCG5 is the all time best fairway period!!! That includes off the tee and the deck.




    Pardon me... But I prefer my 3 wood to NOT be the size of a driver from 2003... And actually like it to work more then 5 yards left or right. ��




    I think that's an important distinction that's not mentioned enough here.



    CB woods are small heads for those who like to work the ball.



    XCG's are relatively large heads (much larger than CB's).



    I'm not enough of a good ball-striker to go for a small fairway wood, and for me, it's mainly a tee club, so I don't mind if it's the size of a 2003 driver.



    The EX10 Beta seems to be a nice middle ground between XCG series and CB series.
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