TaylorMade Equipment Range – 2013 Review

TaylorMade Equipment Range – 2013 Review

PG's Taylormade Equipment Review 2013

R1 Driver

This is certainly a better head than the R11S with a very stable performance through impact and a stronger, lower spinning flight than its predecessor. The Thick-thin crown, which is created using a dimple-style pattern in the underside of the crown, helps to move weight down and forwards within the head to help the optimisation of CG for higher speed and lower spin off the face. The R1 maintains the inverted cone technology on the back of the face for maximised ball speed off all parts of the face as well as improved aerodynamics to help squeeze out as much club speed as possible. With 7 standard and 5 loft options, 7 face angle options and the moveable weights in the toe and heel of the head there are a very large variety of options available. The Orange and Black visuals on the crown are designed to help centre the ball on the club face and to break up the block of head shape and to aid alignment.

 

 

 

 

RBZ Stage 2 Driver

The second generation RBZ and it is still a very strong head performance-wise. Very similar overall to last year’s model, the Thick-thin crown helps move weight out of the crown and optimise CG further forward and lower for higher ball speed and low spin. The larger face and inverted cone technology helps to enlarge the area of the face with maximum ball speed and slightly improved aerodynamics help keep club speed as high as possible. The yellow and grey design on the crown is designed to help centre the ball on the club face and to break up the block of head shape and to aid alignment. Still very good for a higher launch and low spin flight. Utilises the same hosel system and ability to change loft as the R1 driver.

 

 

 

 

RBZ Stage 2 Fairway and RBZ Stage 2 Tour Fairway

A slightly shallower head profile helps to improve the playability off the fairway and the ball speed off the face. The new ultra-high strength and thinner “Rocketsteel” face along with a refined speed pocket allow greater flexion of the face and marginally improved speed. The Thickthin crown has been used to move more weight lower and further forward for an enhanced high-launch, low spin ball flight making it a more playable head than the previous model. The Tour model sits squarer and utilises the same hosel system as the drivers to adjust loft whereas the standard head is weighted internally to promote a draw biased and has a fixed hosel. Once again a very strong fairway wood and shares the same yellow and grey pattern to the crown for aided alignment as the driver.

 

 

 

 

RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid and RBZ Stage 2 Tour Hybrid

The new ultra-high strength and thinner “Rocketsteel” face along with a refined speed pocket allow greater flexion of the face and marginally improved speed. The Thickthin crown has been used to move more weight lower and further forward for an enhanced high-launch, low spin ball flight making it a more playable head than the previous model. The Tour model sits squarer and utilises the same hosel system as the drivers and Tour Fairways to adjust loft whereas the standard head is weighted internally to promote a draw biased and has a fixed hosel. The Tour model has a slightly flatter sole to the original RBZ hybrid, helping it sit neater to the ground and promoting a higher launching shot with the standard head being very similar in shape to last year’s model, maybe sitting marginally neater at address but almost identical in shape.

 

 

 

RocketBladez and RocketBladez Tour Irons

These heads have utilised the Speed Pocket which is in the RBZ woods in the 3i – 7i along with an ultra-thin face giving greater stability and speed over traditional iron designs. The standard head has a deeper speed pocket producing a distinctive sound off the face and with 17.5g redistributed lower into the head promotes a higher launch angle to counter the strong lofts of the irons and help keep ball flight up. The Tour head is a more compact shape and has a shallower speed pocket with a dampened sound over the standard head and with 11g redistributed lower in the head for higher launching shots and greater control.

 

 

 

 

ATV Wedge

This is exactly the same wedge as last year with the “All Terrain Versatility” sole designed to give as much playability as possible in all conditions and for all shots with the bounce angle changing depending on how the head sits.

 

 

 

 

 

Lethal Golf Ball

This is a development off the Penta TP5 ball, keeping the 5 layer construction to optimise ball speeds and spin levels from driver through wedges. A new seamless “Low-Drag Performance” (LDP) dimple pattern promotes the strongest, most penetrating flight of any Taylor Made ball. The STA-white cast-urethane cover promotes a softer feel with high wedge spin levels, similar to the high levels of wedge spin seen with the Penta TP5.

 

 

 

 

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