(UPDATED IN 2020) To better understand Jailbreak, let’s start with what happens when you hit a golf ball with a Metal Wood. We all know that the club face flexes inward creating a “trampoline effect” that propels a golf ball forward . That compression is also transferred beyond the face, pushing out on the crown and sole of the golf club. The energy that is dispersed into the crown and sole is completely lost in the compression and cannot be used to help move the ball forward…..in comes Jailbreak to help out.
What Is This Jailbreak?
Jailbreak Technology consists of two metal rods connecting the crown and sole just behind the club face. When a golf ball is struck with Jailbreak, the face compresses like normal, but the crown and sole are now a solid structure allowing the energy to be completely directed back into the club face. This creates a faster rebound effect which equates to faster ball speeds. The key here is the face does not go beyond the legal COR limit, rather it rebounds from that limit faster and more efficiently because of the negated loss of energy.
Can You Get More Epic?
In 2017, Jailbreak made it’s debut in GBB Epic drivers only. While the technology was solid, the shape of the driver head favored better players and higher swing speeds. 2018 was the year Callaway introduced Jailbreak to the entire Rogue Family.
Even now in the land of A.I. built golf clubs, Jailbreak still proves to be one of the biggest technology advancements in modern metal woods to date. Every Epic Flash and Mavrik metal wood has the technology built in to it, and for good reason…it flat out works!
Going Rogue Was So 2018
There is no doubt Jailbreak Technology works, as we consistently see faster ball speeds coming off of Callaway heads compared to basically everything else we have tested. We also know that the driver head is only one component of maximizing your driving potential. That is why it’s so important to properly get fit for all your clubs. A proper fitting will give you the best chance to maximize key factors like launch angle, spin rate, and more.
Looks: It’s hard to get excited about what you can’t see…until you hit it. No doubt this is the real deal.
Technology: All of the metal woods and hybrids are loaded with Jailbreak goodness. These heads prove to have some of the fastest ball speeds compared to other brands.
Final Thoughts: In the land of so many technology blips, Jailbreak has already proven to be one of the biggest breakthroughs in recent years. Keeping the vertical compression at bay yields to a much more efficient transfer of energy, which is something we can all get behind!