Are Callaway Razr X Irons Still Good? Are They Forgiving for High Handicappers?
“The Callaway Razr X irons won multiple prestigious awards when they first came out and they can still be seen in the bags of casual golfers in 2023. But do they really live up to the hype? We tested them to find out.”
The Callaway Razr X irons have been on our radar for quite some time. In fact, some of our testers use some of these irons every week. They were hugely popular just a few years ago but have been succeeded by fancier Callaway irons.
But we really wanted to see for ourselves how the Callaway Razr X compared to modern Callaway irons. In addition to letting our high handicap testers have a go at the Callaway Razr X from the range and on the course, we tested them against more recent Callaway irons. Take a look at what we found…
Are Callaway Razr X’s Still Good?
“The Callaway Razr X irons have some of the same essential features that are included in newer Callaway irons.”
So are the Callaway Razr X irons still good? For high handicappers, absolutely. One of the most common notes we got from our testers had to do with the length of the blade. The Callaway Razr X’s sport a nice, long blade that promotes forgiveness across the expanse of the face.
And believe us when we say that the face, and the sweet spot, are expansive. The Callaway Razr X irons work incredibly well for players who are in dire need of more forgiveness. Of course, mid and low handicappers will find them lacking for their compromised workability.
Drawing and fading the ball at will was only possible for the very best tester in our group. But that’s not really what these irons were made for anyway. The lack of offset was a bit perplexing but overall, our high handicap testers really liked these irons for their forgiveness.
Are the Callaway Razr X Irons Forgiving for High Handicappers?
“The Callaway Razr X irons are nothing if not forgiving.”
In addition to a longer blade length, the Callaway Razr X irons feature Variable Face Thickness design. This face manufacturing process involves thinning the face out in areas where new players usually mis-hit.
A thinner face means better flex and better flex means faster ball speed. The Callaway Razr X irons also place a high emphasis on low and deep CG. While the process for precision CG placement has improved since the early 2010’s, the Callaway Razr X irons are still comfortable for high handicappers because of the CG placement.
In fact, compared to more recent Callaway irons, the Callaway Razr X irons have a very similar feel on the back and downswing. They also feel really smooth all the way through the ball which will be more affirming and encouraging to just about any type of player; but especially for high handicap players.
Callaway Razr X’s Vs Callaway Mavrik Irons
“The Callaway Mavrik irons are lightyears ahead of the Callaway Razr X’s in terms of design technology but does that really make them better?”
The Mavrik irons were the first Callaway irons to use AI computers to develop the face. This included running the face construction through millions of simulations to find the optimal setup.
But what does that mean for performance? Well according to launch monitor testing, the Mavriks did indeed generate more ball speed. But carry distance was actually better with the Callaway Razr X’s.
That being said, the Mavrik irons do have a nicer feel thanks to the urethane microspheres injected into the head. In terms of pure distance though, the Callaway Razr X’s came out on top.
Callaway Razr X First Impressions
“We were definitely impressed with the length of the blades on these irons which is evident as soon as you pick them up.”
The Callaway Razr X irons also have fairly weak lofts which generates a ton of height and is what helps contribute to the impressive carry distances. While not our first impression, we were very impressed with the comfort of these irons very early on.
It doesn’t take very long to get the hang of these irons even if you have an aggressive swing style. They feel smooth through the ball, the CG is nice and low and best of all, they allow you to produce your fastest swings.
Callaway Razr X Selling Points
- Variable face thickness
- Minimal offset
- Razr CG placement technology
- Lightweight design
- Deep CG
- Moderate sole thickness
Callaway Razr X Key Technology
“Classic Callaway design elements are evident in the Callaway Razr X irons.”
Variable Face Thickness: Sections of the face are thinned out to promote higher flex and faster ball speeds.
Razr Technology: This is a design element that allows for weight savings and redistribution to the lower, deeper part of the club head.
Deep CG: A deep CG will make it much easier for higher handicap players to get under the ball and launch it high.
Callaway Razr X Loft & Lie
Who Should Buy the Callaway Razr X Irons?
“The Callaway Razr X irons are really best for players who are seeking maximum forgiveness.”
If you have been playing for a little while and realize that you need help with forgiveness, the Callaway Razr X irons would be ideal. However, if you are playing for the first time, you may want to look elsewhere.
The Callaway Razr X irons might not have the offset that pure beginners need. Plus, the moderate width of the sole will probably look a bit intimidating for first-time players. But for high handicappers on the cusp of breaking 100, these irons would be perfect.