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XXIO Rebound Drive II Golf Balls Review – Worth It?

XXIO have made a name for producing innovative equipment for mid to slow swing speed players, but are these golf balls worth the price tag?

Britt Olizarowicz Golf Insider Writer

Writer : Britt Olizarowicz, PGA Golf Professional

Will Shaw Golf Insider

Tester & Editor: Will Shaw, PhD, MSc, PGA

XXIO are known for producing some great equipment but at $45-a-dozen golf balls we wanted to know if the XXIO Rebound Drive II Golf Balls are worth it. In this article we test them against Titleist Pro V1 golf balls to share how their performance differs (with TrackMan data) and help you decide if they are the right golf balls for you.

Quick summary

The XXIO Rebound Drive are low-compression golf balls that deliver more spin tee to green compared to other premium golf balls, making them a good choice for mid to slower-swing speed golfers looking for some extra carry and overall distance.

However, they do not spin as much as the Pro V1s around the green and feel much firmer.

Who is this for?

These are a good option if you are a mid to slow swing speed golfer who is after a premium golf ball that offers more carry and may offer a few more overall yards.

Who should look elsewhere?

If you are looking for a golf ball that feels similar to a Pro v1 and performs just as well around the green, you might be disappointed. We suggest checking out the Callaway Chrome Soft and TaylorMade TP5 for a better match.

At A Glance

  • Number of Pieces: 3
  • Dimple Pattern: 338 Speed Dimple Pattern
  • Cover Material: Urethane
  • Compression: In the 75-85 range
  • Features: ‘FastLayer Core’ with soft center and outer rigidity, ‘Resilience Hard Rigid Zone’ in the middle, ‘Super Soft RB Cover’ combines softness and a clear alignment line.
  • Color Options: Lime Yellow, Orange, Premium Pink, Ruby Red, and Premium White

Off The Tee

The XXIO’s are geared to help mid to slower-swing speed golfers get more distance off the tee and the data supports this. In our driver testing the XXIO averaged 2800 RPM compared to the Pro V1’s 2400 RPM. In our testing, this extra spin translated to slightly shorter distances, however at lower swing speed this will start to help increase your carry distance.

Since these are a little softer than the Pro V1, players with higher swing speeds should steer clear due to the risk of generating excessive spin.

Table showing the difference between the balls in carry, total distance, peak height and spin, when hitting driver.
Average golf ball testing data at 105mph driver swing speed.

Wedge Shots

When you are paying $40 for a dozen golf balls you want them to offer great control on wedge shots and the XXIO remound golf balls do not disappoint.

The XXIO golf ball consistently delivers high spin on wedge shots, matching the Pro V1’s high spin rate and descent angle into the green. Both these factors mean you’ll have no trouble getting these golf balls to stop with your short irons and wedges.

Table showing the difference between the balls in spin and descent angle, when hitting wedge shots.
Average golf ball testing data at 80mph swing speed with a Pitching Wedge.

Inside 50 Yards And Around The Green

Inside 50 yards we like to test golf balls out from a range of different lies. This is more about how much we feel the golf balls respond rather than hard data.

From our testing, the XXIO Rebound golf balls are good but are not similar to a Pro V1. They offer a firmer feel for chipping and pitching but don’t generate as much spin on standard pitch and chip shots. Also, when trying to hit low spinning chip shots, we tended to get the golf ball pop out high with less spin and more roll.

These golf balls perform better than cheaper golf balls, but we would say they are more comparable to a Srixon Soft Feel and Callaway Super Soft when it comes to spin around the green.

Feel

The XXIO golf balls feel a little firmer than we thought they would, especially considering they are advertised as having a soft and playable feel, it was a bit surprising. In addition, XXIO golf clubs and balls are marketed towards slower swing speed players, who traditionally like a little softer feel.

The XXIO Rebound Drive II are nice to chip and putt with, but are firm and don’t offer the premium feel you’d get with a Pro V1 or TP5. In summary, different, but not bad.

Value

The XXIO golf ball are typically priced in the $45 to $49 range, they are certainly considered a premium golf ball.

So do they deliver compared to what else can you get for your money?

The XXIO Rebound Drive II golf balls should be delivering Pro V1 performance for slower swing speed golfers. They live up to this promise from tee to green, but we feel they fall short around the greens.

Golf Insider Verdict

If you have a mid to slower swing speed and are looking for all the gains you can, these are worth trying. You may gain 2- 5 yards on average, but that average gain could be worth it over the course of a round.

The XXIO Rebound Drive II does offer great shot-stopping ability for full shots into the greens, but this ball doesn’t match the feel of a Pro V1 or TP5 in a similar price bracket and doesn’t allow you to generate as much spin around the greens.

These are good golf balls, however, for most players, the XXIO Rebound Drive II doesn’t have enough to offer over other golf balls. Check out our alternatives below if you need some other options.

Alternatives To Consider

If you’ve read through our XXIO golf ball review and feel these aren’t the right fit, consider these alternatives.

Srixon Soft Feel

The Srixon Soft Feel is a good choice if you want to save money. They will offer near identical performance to the XXIO and will save you a little money.

Titleist Pro V1

We compared the XXIO Rebound Drive II golf balls with the Titleist Pro V1, a premium three-piece ball renowned for its exceptional feel and reactivity around the greens. Recent tests have demonstrated that the Pro V1 delivers outstanding performance, even for players with slower swing speeds.

TaylorMade TP5

The TaylorMade TP5 golf balls are again a firmer premium golf ball compared to the XXIO, but as stated above, they tend to not lose distance to lower compression golf balls in testing at slower swing speeds. They also offer more spin than the Pro V1 on full shots and offer great control and feel around the green.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions from golfers looking to buy XXIO golf balls.

What is the compression of the XXIO Rebound Drive II golf ball?

The compression of the XXIO Rebound Drive golf balls is not listed on their website. However, it is believed to be in the 75 to 85 range.

Are Srixon and XXIO the same?

Srixon, XXIO, and Cleveland are all owned by SRI Sports, but are separate brands.

Why are more expensive golf balls better?

More expensive golf balls tend to have more advanced technology that allows them to be fine-tuned to a player’s needs. They generally have 3 or more layers allowing golfers to generate lower spinning drives and higher spin rates with short irons and when chipping around the green.

Happy golfing.

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Britt Olizarowicz

Britt Olizarowicz is a former teaching and Class A PGA professional with more than 25 years spent with a golf club in her hand. Britt is a small business owner, author, and freelance golf expert that knows this game inside and out. She lives in Savannah, GA, with her husband and two young children.

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