Unlike the hair-band rock concert clanging of some mallets, Toulon Design’s approach is to stay restrained in shape and materials. But like Miles Davis’ early jazz period, these create modern performance within conventional constructs. The secret is an emphasis on roll and feel that starts with one-piece milled carbon steel heads that have deep cross-hatched friction elements on the face. They channel vibration for optimal sound and feel. Inside each diamond pattern is a small groove designed to improve the consistency of the roll. The pattern extends across the face to help off-centre and on-centre strikes alike. The charcoal finish minimises glare and provides a compact look. Finally, the steel-tipped graphite Stroke Lab shaft option redistributes weight for a consistent, smoother motion.
SPECS 5 models; head weight 360 grams; length 33-35 inches
“Confidence-inspiring at address with its clean setup. The sound was the right kind of quiet. The ball rolled very straight off the face.”