For this of you not familiar with the name, Air Force One golf equipment has been around since 2009 and was once part of the Powerbilt family. Not too long ago, the companies split and Air Force One shed the Powerbilt name and struck out on their own, taking with them Powerbilt President and CEO Ross Kvinge.
Establishing a foothold in the golf equipment business is not an easy thing but, if you have an angle, all the better. AFO’s Nitrogen Charged Technology might just be their ace in the hole. After all, the Air Force One N7 DFX driver won several accolades, including making Golf Digest’s Hotlist as well as other awards from MyGolfSpy.com. The new Air Foil fairway woods add in a new wrinkle to go with the nitrogen – Dual Slot Wave Design.
Air Force One’s new Air Foil Fairway Woods feature technology that helps to get the ball airborne quickly and easily. While most fairway woods have a shallower face, which reduces the trampoline effect, the Air Foil’s Dual Slot Wave design creates an accordion effect. The club’s design increases how fast the face flexes at impact, promoting faster ball speeds across the face, which promotes consistently longer distance on every swing. The dual slot wave design creates a high launch angle with a tight dispersion, making an ideal fairway wood design for players who have difficulty hitting a 3-wood off the fairway. To further enhance shot performance, the nitrogen valve is positioned to increase MOI and create an optimum launch angle.
Another plus is the look of the Air Foil fairway woods, While the sole of the club is glossy black, the top is a slightly matted black, which reduces any glare. The dual slots help with alignment as well.
When it comes to performance, this is where the Air Foil fairway wood shines. The club feels light in your hands and you can almost feel the forgiveness as the club strikes the ball. Miss it on the heel or on the toe and the results are about the same. The ball gets out of the rough quickly and launches long with a nice high trajectory. This club is super easy to hit and hit well.
There are two models/lofts available, a 15-degree 3-wood and a 19-degree 5-wood. The stock shaft on The Air Force One Air Foil driver is made by Fujikura and retails for $149.99. Other tour grade shafts are available for an extra $50 and your club can be custom designed through the Air Force One website (www.afogolf.com). Air Force One’s mission is to make the game more enjoyable, and for some that may just be hitting a fairway wood better. After all, confidence is everything!