WHAT IT DOES: Produced in cooperation with the famed Endo forging house in Japan, these “small batch” wedges emphasize the importance of the right sole grind—by simplifying it. All swing types can find a home in its three sole grinds, but even then, only the 56-, 58- and 60-degree lofts offer more than the standard grind as an option. There’s a wide-sole version for shallower swings and a “cut down” grind for improved performance on open-face shots.
WHY WE LIKE IT: Here’s to unfettered fresh thinking. Unlike many competitors, these grooves aren’t milled but rather are part of a more elaborate forging process designed to be more precise than milling. Meanwhile, the dot pattern between the grooves is designed to create consistent friction for reliable spin.
* Percentage of total score
“The turf interaction is so good. It levels out instead of digging or bouncing. It performs well in every scenario.”
"Never heard of it, but it cuts through the turf like an elite wedge with the forgiveness and consistency of a game-improvement iron."
"Good penetrating trajectory, easy to flight low. Great spin, piercing trajectory. Really consistent in all aspects."
10 options (48-60 degrees); 3 sole grinds; 1 finish
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