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Tour Edge Exotics offers up next generation CB Pro fairway


The company expanded its fairway wood technology in 2013 with the CB Pro, which featured a sole plate whose waved, ribbon-like structure was designed to improve turf interaction.

Now comes the next generation, the CB Pro F2, which further refines the sole design while enhancing heel and toe relief.

The new sole plate is smaller and tapered toward the back of the clubhead for increased relief. Additionally, inset sole cavities in the heel and toe are designed to improve playability and enhance weight distribution. __The CB Pro F2 comes on the heels of the similarly shaped and designed CB Pro U hybrid.  __

There are also improvements in the face design of the . Made of beta titanium, the forged cup face is now five percent lighter, and the extra mass is redistributed within the heavier hypersteel body. The CB Pro F2 also employs the Exotics line's trademarked brazing manufacturing technique. Brazing fuses the two metals through high heat and is designed to save weight from traditional welding methods.

The CB Pro F2's compact head (159 cubic centimeters in the 3-wood lofts) is about 7 percent smaller than the original version but still is available in five lofts (13.5, 14.5, 15.5, 16.5 and 17.5 degrees). The standard shaft is the Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi. Expected to be in stores by June 1, it will retail for $400.