Acer XV Tour Blade Iron - Clubhead
THE FEEL OF FORGED
The Acer XV Tour Blade is geared for golfers who are seeking maximum shot control or the ability to work the ball.
SHOW SOME MUSCLE
Solid muscleback provides more workability, penetrating ball flight and a forward CG.
CONTROL YOUR SHOT
The Acer XV Tour Blade is constructed from 304 stainless steel rivaling that nice soft, solid feel of a forged iron. Reduced offset, thinner topline and shorter blade length preferred by better golfers.
Blade length is 79 mm and sole width is 17 mm.
These do not have the undercut like the XV Pro.
With the delay from Chinese New Year, it looks like they will arrive around the 3rd or 4th week of April.
These have not been submitted to the USGA for an official ruling.
The bounce specifications listed are indeed correct.
The material difference is more for bending as most golfers would never be able to tell the difference in material alone. What you will feel is weight distribution. On the Tour Blade the material behind the face is concentrated in a smaller area instead of spread out like the Pro with the undercut. Therefore on center shots the Tour Blade will feel more solid, but on off-center shots, the Pro will. Because the weight of the Tour Blade is is not spread out, it will allow the clubhead to twist on off-center shots and this is what allows more workability or shot-shaping.
I've been tinkering with the head weights by adding/removing lead tape to the back of the club heads. On removal of the lead tape, I was using a little eucalyptus oil to remove the residual glue from the tape. This appears to have partially re-activated the glue underneath the metal emblem plate on a couple of my clubs and loosened the plates (silly me, I didn't even realise there was a plate). The plates appear to be glued on with grip tape, or some kind of double sided tape. I've removed, cleaned and re-glued one of the emblems with grip tape, but it doesn't appear to be quite as solid a bond as it was originally. Is there a better product to use to form this bond? I'd like it to be non-permanent, as the idea of hiding a bit of lead tape underneath the emblem plate seems like a good idea. Epoxy seems like overkill -- I doubt I could heat the plate without discolouring it, if I ever want to remove the lead tape underneath, at a later date.
What sort of tape/glue is used to fix the emblem plates in the factory?
The emblems have an industrial strength adhesive on the back of the metal piece. Once you remove them, they never seem to fit right again no matter of what you do. You are best off putting the lead tape on top of the medallion where it can be removed if need be.
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