X-ACT TANK CHIPPER
KEY TECH A heavy head combined with the loft of a mid-iron and a putter-length shaft Inconsistent chippers craving a simplified and smoother action HOW MUCH £109 AIMED AT
Odyssey started counterbalancing its putters with the Tank range a few years ago, and that family has been so successful that the brand has now decided to take what it has learned and apply it to a new chipper.
At 37˚ the X-Act Tank chipper has the loft of an 8-iron, but at just 35.5in long and with an oversized grip, it has the feel of a putter. It’s a combination that Odyssey believes will help nervous chippers find a smoother and more consistent action.
As well as an oversized grip to quieten the hands, the chipper also features a polymer insert for soft feel and Odyssey’s Marxman alignment system, which features two stripes that make it easier to line up accurately.
As with the Tank putters, a heavier 355g head makes it more twistresistant, while a hybrid-like sole design improves turf interaction, especially on tight lies, to help eliminate stubbed or bladed shots.
On sale now in right- and lefthanded options, the X-Act Tank chipper retails at £109.