Matrix OZIK XCON (X-Axis Control) shafts are built for high-launch, low-spin
ball flights. OZIK XCON 5, 6, 7, and the 8 Hybrid are made purely of carbon
graphite and introduce new Matrix technologies DEA, GEF, and AVF. Created as
highly efficient delivery systems, XCON designs bring maximum performance in
high MOI clubheads and stable feel for all players.
- Deformation of Energy Analysis: Matrix OZIK XCON introduces golf to our new DEA
(Deformation of Energy Analysis) method for evaluating how shaft construction
relates to performance. In physics, Power = Torque x Angular Velocity (speed
that a mass rotates around an axis, such as in a golf swing). Unfortunately,
with most golf shafts, the energy that should be delivered to the clubhead and
ball (the mass) is deformed and lost through inefficiencies in the shaft's
design. DEA reveals these energy loss points. When Matrix OZIK XCON shafts are
built with minimized or eliminated areas of instability, more energy and power
are delivered to the ball and a highly stable impact position is created. More
stable contact means more power, more effective MOI, and more spin.
- Gradient Energy Flow tip design: conventional golf shafts experience their
greatest amount of energy deformation between the mid and tip sections. This
"weakness" will reduce the stability of the clubhead at impact and can
accentuate the "sliding" of the clubface across the ball, leading to higher spin
rates. By contrast, Matrix OZIK XCON shafts use a direct Gradient Energy Flow.
While static measurements like "tip deflection" and "CPM" remain similar to less
energy-efficient counterparts, concentrating on more direct energy flow means
more energy reaches the clubhead. More stability is created at impact, resulting
in higher MOI. Less clubface-to-ball friction results in less backspin, a true
high launch, low spin flight can be created.
- Angular Velocity Fulcrum butt design: Much like in a modern archer's bow, the
OZIK XCON seeks to create momentum and angular velocity by using the biggest,
strongest portion of the shaft (the butt section) more effectively. Conventional
golf shafts do not focus on the butt section to build kinetic energy, preferring
instead to allow the shaft's tip section (the shaft's smallest, weakest point)
to control angular velocity, launch angle, and back spin rates. In Matrix OZIK
XCON shafts, using ideas borrowed from archery, energy is built in the butt
section and then dynamically released towards the mid section. With this
high-energy butt section and gradient energy flow through the tip section, a
giant, powerful fulcrum is created, greatly increasing the force that is applied
to the clubhead and the golf ball.