Callaway Rogue X Irons Review
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The Callaway Rogue X Irons retail from $899.99 and they're built and designed for maximum distance due to the company's proprietary VFT (variable thickness technology) and 360 Face Cup technologies, that work together with the Urethane Microspheres and the multi-material construction. The Callaway Rogue X-factor Irons are aiming to destroy their competitors, as the race for better distance-irons continues. Compared to the vanilla variety, the Rogue X irons are longer and deeper, which translates into a deeper COG (center of gravity) and more forgiveness. The face in the Rogue X irons uses the 360 Face Cup technology, which makes for the thinnest face Callaway ever created in its history. Also, due to the fact that the face is spread over a wider area compared to the regular Rogue Iron, the X-factor maintains ball speeds from off center hits more easily.

Considering the size of these irons, the Rogue X sound and feel pretty good, even if they're a bit on the hollow side. However, with Callaway introducing their patented Urethane Microsphere technology (there's urethane containing tiny glass spheres inserted into the cavity behind the face) into these babies, in order to mitigate the vibration and improve the feel/sound, the Rogue X actually sound better than the Steelhead XR, which is pretty impressive. Keep in mind that the Callaway Rogue X Irons are built with distance in mind, and to achieve that goal, the Rogue X uses low spin and higher ball speed. Now, the next question is: who are they for? Well, given their forgiveness levels and increased ball speed, we can definitely assume that if you're a mid to low swing-speed player, the Callaway Rogue X Irons have your name on them. Also, considering that both the Callaway Rogue X Irons and the regular version come with the same price tag, the X-factor offers decent value for the money asked, so go ahead and take them for a test drive.