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#1 mlien1105

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:57 PM

I am sure it has been asked on here 4,000 times but does anyone have info on what TaylorMade has in store for 2019 drivers and fairways?  When do they usually release their new clubs?

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 04:19 PM

I think December/January is when they started teasing last year. February was the official release month to retail.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 04:39 PM

Pretty sure it will have a twistier face

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:05 PM

I can't even think that far in advance.  I'm going to have at least two or three different drivers before then.

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:23 PM

hope it doesn't have that twisty face thing again

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:23 PM

THe M3 and M4 are pretty much the pinnacle in my mind for Taylormades driver. The really only things they can do are something to adapt a Jailbreak style backing or aerodynamics package like Ping.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:28 PM

Isnt the hammerhead technology their response to jailbreak?

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 07:22 PM

Maybe we see MWT make a comeback with the next offering?

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:26 PM

More traditional pear shape, black crown, minimal alignment aids, feel of a r5/r7 tp. Please
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:19 PM

A modern day R510 TP would be nice.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:23 PM

View PostRippin6Gears, on 29 August 2018 - 04:39 PM, said:

Pretty sure it will have a twistier face

Great line. However, it cost me twenty bucks as I bet a friend it would take at least five people before the twistier word was used.

Darn it.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 07:26 AM

View Postlordemsworth, on 29 August 2018 - 05:28 PM, said:

Isn't the hammerhead technology their response to jailbreak?


if so they need to rethink it ... Rogue blows it away on off center ball speed..  i mean not even close
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 08:21 AM

Hopefully they get rid of the twist face. Tiger basically proved that to be total crap.
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 08:38 AM

The funny thing is they could leave the face the same and if they took the twist face writing off of the face none of you would be the wiser.
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 09:08 AM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 29 August 2018 - 09:19 PM, said:

A modern day R510 TP would be nice.
Deep/Open face with Twist Face might crash WRX!  If they add the old TP logo game over.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 04:55 PM

View PostRippin6Gears, on 29 August 2018 - 04:39 PM, said:

Pretty sure it will have a twistier face
Twistier face that goes 17 yards longer?!
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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:58 PM

View Postbladehunter, on 30 August 2018 - 07:26 AM, said:

View Postlordemsworth, on 29 August 2018 - 05:28 PM, said:

Isn't the hammerhead technology their response to jailbreak?


if so they need to rethink it ... Rogue blows it away on off center ball speed..  i mean not even close

The only thing Rogue blows is Logan.

As far as the Rogue being head above heels better than the M3 or M4 on off center ball speeds unvaldiated. I've seen just as good of ball speed from the M3 and M4 on off center hits as I do with the Rogue Subzero, Epic, G400. All are the same.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:12 PM

Say what you will but Twist Face just about eliminated my toe hook. Did my swing change? Well, given I still have my Epic and Fusion and hit big draws with them with nearly every swing and then hit my m4 and nearly every swing is a slight fade - Twist Face works for my miss.

Honestly, Im not sure how any one can make a better driver than what the current releases offer.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 01:31 AM

View PostHappyGilmore22, on 30 August 2018 - 08:21 AM, said:

Hopefully they get rid of the twist face. Tiger basically proved that to be total crap.
Tiger doesn't miss the centre of the face, his face to path is just off now and again. Twist face is meant to help on off centre hits (rubbish).

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 01:56 AM

View PostRippin6Gears, on 29 August 2018 - 04:39 PM, said:

Pretty sure it will have a twistier face
If it isnt at least 42% twistier then I am out.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 05:22 PM

View PostKaexo, on 30 August 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 30 August 2018 - 07:26 AM, said:

View Postlordemsworth, on 29 August 2018 - 05:28 PM, said:

Isn't the hammerhead technology their response to jailbreak?


if so they need to rethink it ... Rogue blows it away on off center ball speed..  i mean not even close

The only thing Rogue blows is Logan.

As far as the Rogue being head above heels better than the M3 or M4 on off center ball speeds unvaldiated. I've seen just as good of ball speed from the M3 and M4 on off center hits as I do with the Rogue Subzero, Epic, G400. All are the same.

Only validation I need for me was the 4 hours over two days of trackman data I produced testing the m3 m4 vs my m1.  Then m4 vs rogue and rogue sub zero.  Rogue whipped them all.  Especially m3 and subzero.
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:31 PM

Tiger hit a draw today... The club promotes both ball flights!!!

But seriously, what the hell else can they fix or change and put into the driver?
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:49 PM

View PostStanks, on 31 August 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

Tiger hit a draw today... The club promotes both ball flights!!!

But seriously, what the hell else can they fix or change and put into the driver?

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:04 PM

View Postbladehunter, on 31 August 2018 - 05:22 PM, said:

View PostKaexo, on 30 August 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 30 August 2018 - 07:26 AM, said:

View Postlordemsworth, on 29 August 2018 - 05:28 PM, said:

Isn't the hammerhead technology their response to jailbreak?


if so they need to rethink it ... Rogue blows it away on off center ball speed..  i mean not even close

The only thing Rogue blows is Logan.

As far as the Rogue being head above heels better than the M3 or M4 on off center ball speeds unvaldiated. I've seen just as good of ball speed from the M3 and M4 on off center hits as I do with the Rogue Subzero, Epic, G400. All are the same.

Only validation I need for me was the 4 hours over two days of trackman data I produced testing the m3 m4 vs my m1.  Then m4 vs rogue and rogue sub zero.  Rogue whipped them all.  Especially m3 and subzero.

Just remember, just because you experienced better ball speeds with Rogue on off center hits does not mean that its the case for everyone.

The Rogue SZ is back in my bag, I love it, but I had an M3 440 prior to that and it blew my Rogue out of the water on off center hits and distance. Only reason I went back to the Rogue is because I hit more fairways with it.
So in my experience, the M3 440 is much faster off the face but just not as straight.
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Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:27 AM

View PostRippin6Gears, on 31 August 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

View PostStanks, on 31 August 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

Tiger hit a draw today... The club promotes both ball flights!!!

But seriously, what the hell else can they fix or change and put into the driver?

Platinum or 24k gold

Typical Seattle citizen answer haha. That's pretty funny. All I can imagine is Taylormade really working on aerodynamics the same as Ping and Callaway.

You have twist face, adjustable weights, adjustable lofts / lie angles, and some what of an answer to "Jail Break" tech with their "hammerhead" slot. I'm really at a loss for what can be worked on.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:48 AM

View PostStanks, on 01 September 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

View PostRippin6Gears, on 31 August 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

View PostStanks, on 31 August 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

Tiger hit a draw today... The club promotes both ball flights!!!

But seriously, what the hell else can they fix or change and put into the driver?

Platinum or 24k gold

Typical Seattle citizen answer haha. That's pretty funny. All I can imagine is Taylormade really working on aerodynamics the same as Ping and Callaway.

You have twist face, adjustable weights, adjustable lofts / lie angles, and some what of an answer to "Jail Break" tech with their "hammerhead" slot. I'm really at a loss for what can be worked on.

We all said the same thing last year and then Twist Face was released, so you never know. But it feels like TaylorMade might be entering a tick-tock product cycle: big change one year, followed by incremental refinement the next. If I'm right, then I'd expected updated M3/M4 with evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, features. That might sound boring to some, but I think it's interesting. Remember, just because Hammerhead exists, that doesn't mean it can't be improved. Just because adjustable weights/lofts/lie/etc exist, that doesn't mean they can't be improved.

Ball speeds out of the center are basically maxed, but there is still a lot of room for advancement with ball speed retention on off-center hits. That's the type of thing I expect we'll see improvements on in upcoming models.
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Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:51 AM

New driver will probably have speed foam.

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:57 AM

View Postjll62, on 01 September 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

View PostStanks, on 01 September 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

View PostRippin6Gears, on 31 August 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

View PostStanks, on 31 August 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

Tiger hit a draw today... The club promotes both ball flights!!!

But seriously, what the hell else can they fix or change and put into the driver?

Platinum or 24k gold

Typical Seattle citizen answer haha. That's pretty funny. All I can imagine is Taylormade really working on aerodynamics the same as Ping and Callaway.

You have twist face, adjustable weights, adjustable lofts / lie angles, and some what of an answer to "Jail Break" tech with their "hammerhead" slot. I'm really at a loss for what can be worked on.

We all said the same thing last year and then Twist Face was released, so you never know. But it feels like TaylorMade might be entering a tick-tock product cycle: big change one year, followed by incremental refinement the next. If I'm right, then I'd expected updated M3/M4 with evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, features. That might sound boring to some, but I think it's interesting. Remember, just because Hammerhead exists, that doesn't mean it can't be improved. Just because adjustable weights/lofts/lie/etc exist, that doesn't mean they can't be improved.

Ball speeds out of the center are basically maxed, but there is still a lot of room for advancement with ball speed retention on off-center hits. That's the type of thing I expect we'll see improvements on in upcoming models.

I 100% agree on all statements made. Minor changes, if any, will reflect in the newest rendition. Maybe a new paint scheme, change in the weight types or styles, bigger or smaller hammerhead slot, etc. These things still take some R&D investment as do all changes for one of the most highly sold drivers in the past few years. Of course, I'm sure they'll change the look at address as well with the thickness of the grey on top.
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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:01 PM

View Postjaffabell, on 31 August 2018 - 01:31 AM, said:

View PostHappyGilmore22, on 30 August 2018 - 08:21 AM, said:

Hopefully they get rid of the twist face. Tiger basically proved that to be total crap.
Tiger doesn't miss the centre of the face, his face to path is just off now and again. Twist face is meant to help on off centre hits (rubbish).

Tiger doesn't miss the centre of the face, his face to path is just ON once or twice a month. Fixed it for you...
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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:10 PM

View PostStanks, on 01 September 2018 - 11:57 AM, said:

View Postjll62, on 01 September 2018 - 11:48 AM, said:

View PostStanks, on 01 September 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

View PostRippin6Gears, on 31 August 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

View PostStanks, on 31 August 2018 - 06:31 PM, said:

Tiger hit a draw today... The club promotes both ball flights!!!

But seriously, what the hell else can they fix or change and put into the driver?

Platinum or 24k gold

Typical Seattle citizen answer haha. That's pretty funny. All I can imagine is Taylormade really working on aerodynamics the same as Ping and Callaway.

You have twist face, adjustable weights, adjustable lofts / lie angles, and some what of an answer to "Jail Break" tech with their "hammerhead" slot. I'm really at a loss for what can be worked on.

We all said the same thing last year and then Twist Face was released, so you never know. But it feels like TaylorMade might be entering a tick-tock product cycle: big change one year, followed by incremental refinement the next. If I'm right, then I'd expected updated M3/M4 with evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, features. That might sound boring to some, but I think it's interesting. Remember, just because Hammerhead exists, that doesn't mean it can't be improved. Just because adjustable weights/lofts/lie/etc exist, that doesn't mean they can't be improved.

Ball speeds out of the center are basically maxed, but there is still a lot of room for advancement with ball speed retention on off-center hits. That's the type of thing I expect we'll see improvements on in upcoming models.

I 100% agree on all statements made. Minor changes, if any, will reflect in the newest rendition. Maybe a new paint scheme, change in the weight types or styles, bigger or smaller hammerhead slot, etc. These things still take some R&D investment as do all changes for one of the most highly sold drivers in the past few years. Of course, I'm sure they'll change the look at address as well with the thickness of the grey on top.

R&D is an interesting topic. It's worth remembering that OEM products are seldom reactions to a model just released by a competitor. These designs are on the table for a couple of years before they're released, which is why I don't think Hammerhead was a reaction to Jailbreak. This year is likely the first chance we'll see anything that is a direct response to Epic.

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