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New PowerBilt driver really steps on the gas!
April 22, 2010

Traditional driver technology may slowly be reaching its limit. Even the biggest names are now only offering small yardage increases with each new model, so when a company comes along claiming they can give you 10 to 20 yards more, as well as greater accuracy, can that possibly be right...?

You bet. PowerBilt – the US golf company with over 90 years experience and a well-deserved reptuation for ground-breaking technology - is about to change many an opinion of what is possible within the Rules of Golf with the UK introduction of their latest product innovation – the Nitrogen Charged Air Foil Driver.

In product testing, its technology gave golfers a 10 - 20 yard increase in driving distance and a significant improvement in accuracy, with outstanding results for golfers with slower to medium swing-speeds.

PowerBilt’s Nitrogen Charged technology is a unique method of supporting the face of drivers with pressurised nitrogen rather than the traditional internal supports (watch a video on this techology). This allows them to use thinner club faces that in turn enable golfesr, whatever their swing speed, to generate the maximum benefits possible, all within the limits of R&A and USPGA COR regulations.

The PowerBilt Air Foil Tour nitrogen-charged driver
The PowerBilt Air Foil nitrogen-charged driver

The new Air Foil Driver from PowerBilt comes in 2 models. Both the Air Foil and Air Foil Tour have a traditional shape and a high MOI, for less twisting and greater forgiveness on off-centre hits, with the Tour version allowing more flexibility to the advanced golfer to work the ball in either direction.

While traditional drivers have a face thickness of around 3mm, PowerBilt's unique Nitrogen Charged technology enables them to offer both Air Foil models in two face thicknesses – 2.6mm and 2.8mm. The thinner face is designed for golfers with moderate to slow swing speeds, letting the face flex for the maximum amount of COR and “smash factor”, without the swing speeds usually required to attain such levels. The combination of the 2.6 mm face and the pressurised head also promotes a spin rate that will keep the ball in the air longer for more carry.

The PowerBilt Air Foil nitrogen-charged driver
The PowerBilt Air Foil Tour
nitrogen-charged driver - for the more advanced golfer

The 2.8mm face is designed for golfers with swing speeds of over 100mph and, when combined with the specific pressures PowerBilt use in the club head, promotes a lower spin rate, preventing the ball from ballooning which can reduce shot distance for golfers with faster swing speeds.

Along with this game changing increase in distance, PowerBilt also found in testing that many golfers saw an increase in accuracy. As the face of the Air Foil has no internal support other than Nitrogen, there are no hot or dead spots that can cause increased dispersion on off centre hits. Along with this, more of the face is able to flex at impact and in its product testing PowerBilt found in most cases that the Air Foil delivered tighter dispersion patterns, and in particular, significant improvements on strikes towards the heel.

There is nothing ordinary about the PowerBilt Air Foil. The Air Foil is a driver that challenges the idea that golf clubs have reached their limit and is set to change the way that golfers of all abilities and swing speeds can approach their game. The only thing left to do is to go and try one and see the benefits for yourself.

The Air Foil will come at a RRP of £199 with 9.5° and 10.5° lofts available in regualr or stiff shaft, plus a 12.5° version on a regular or senior shaft.

The Air Foil Tour will cost a little more, with an RRP of £224.99, and comes with a Fujikura Stiff shaft only in either 9.5° or 10.5° loft.

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