The Verdict: The original Epic blew our minds with its “jailbreak” technology in which two titanium bars connect the sole and crown to maximize flexing in the face. The Epic Flash has this technology, plus a face designed using artificial intelligence: Thousands of virtual prototypes—impossible to conceive with traditional methods—created a face whose back (under magnification) is rippled like an Olympics moguls run. The benefit is more ball speed across the meat of the face. The head is also extra stable on off-center hits, and there’s a sliding weight track in the rear to adjust flight.
Loft: Epic Flash (9, 10.5 and 12); Epic Flash Sub Zero (9, 10.5). All with eight-way adjustable hosel (+2/-1 degrees)
Street Price: $530