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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:22 PM

Given all the numerous models and tour versions of TaylorMade drivers, it's easy to get lost trying to separate hype from fact. What do you think is the best TaylorMade driver so far to date.

Let's define "best" as an optimal combination of forgiveness and distance.


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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:25 PM

R11 dot proto.  Superquad 282 a close second.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:27 PM

View Postabc, on 19 September 2011 - 07:22 PM, said:

Given all the numerous models and tour versions of TaylorMade drivers, it's easy to get lost trying to separate hype from fact. What do you think is the best TaylorMade driver so far to date.

Let's define "best" as an optimal combination of forgiveness and distance.


I would say all of thier drivers have been very good to great, but the real key is the shaft. That makes a good driver GREAT....That said my vote is for the 2010 burner.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:28 PM

R7 425 TP

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:28 PM

View Postabc, on 19 September 2011 - 07:22 PM, said:

Given all the numerous models and tour versions of TaylorMade drivers, it's easy to get lost trying to separate hype from fact. What do you think is the best TaylorMade driver so far to date.

Let's define "best" as an optimal combination of forgiveness and distance.
I think the 425 TP is still hard to beat. Some of the newer offerings have been a bit more forgiving but for overall playability the 425 tp is an excellent club.


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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:29 PM

View Postphizzy30, on 19 September 2011 - 07:25 PM, said:

R11 dot proto.  Superquad 282 a close second.

For me it's the R9 SuperDeep TP by a mile, but I suspect you'll get a lot of replies picking the old R510TP model.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:33 PM

superdeep nuff said

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:34 PM

View PostCmack42976, on 19 September 2011 - 07:29 PM, said:

View Postphizzy30, on 19 September 2011 - 07:25 PM, said:

R11 dot proto.  Superquad 282 a close second.

For me it's the R9 SuperDeep TP by a mile, but I suspect you'll get a lot of replies picking the old R510TP model.


I'm sure there will be about 50 replies here shortly voting for the R510TP.  Don't get me wrong it's a classic head that performs but I got the best distance and dispersion from the R11 dot.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:45 PM

If a guy hits a draw, and loses it to the left at times....Superfast TP 2.0 V2 is where it's at but for overall best driver ever?  R540 DF Proto, hands down the best....Posted Image
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:53 PM

I've been in love with my 1.0 Superfast TP. Love the low launch, the roll that lasts forever it seems, and the sound! Awesome!!!

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:56 PM

I just bought the supertri with an hd6 shaft.  I used it this weekend and wow.... the thing is a beast and really forgiving

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:10 PM

R11 dot

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:09 PM

I still have some love for the R7 460 driver....but i have moved on to the "white" side with the R11...

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:14 PM

Tour R9 460. Very forgiving.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:22 PM

Original r9 (420). Adjustable and LONG.


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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:37 PM

07 burner tp

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:10 PM

R7 CGB Max




























This is a joke

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:45 PM

View Postrolltide4life, on 19 September 2011 - 10:10 PM, said:

R7 CGB Max


This is a joke

I disagree.  The "Pittsburgh Persimmon" metalwood driver.  Nothing like the original

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:56 PM

07 burner tp
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:36 AM

I could not single out a specific model but below are a few that I liked.

R7 425 TP
2007 Burner TP
R7 CGB Max Limited with its 415cc compact head and three stock TP shafts
R9 420
R9 Superdeep TP


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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:43 AM

R9 420 and R9 SuperDeep

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:58 AM

tour issue 07 Burner  version 1  460cc...

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:52 AM

Lots of votes for the 07 burner tp. :)

Edited by MrParr1Noid, 20 September 2011 - 01:23 PM.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 04:33 AM

R510 TP
R540XD TP
R580XD TP

I'd give a good amount of $$ for a 10.5 580XD with a Fujikura SIX in new condition...
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:35 AM

With the R510 TP, TaylorMade was one of the first companies to transparently admitt to the golfing public that Tour pros hit different clubs than us.  Not only that, but they had "the" club they were hitting and we had access to it...  For a price.  

Besides the R510 TP being a great driver, it helped blaze the trail for aftermarket exotic shafts for the masses (Speeder 757) in a time when the True Temper EI-70, Graffaloy Pro Lite and UST Pro Force dominated.  

It truly was the perfect club, in the right market, at the right time.  It was a true game changing piece of equipment.  I'd argue that nothing in the last 10-15 years has had a bigger impact.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:38 AM

It's funny seeing the Superdeep listed so many times...even TM calls that driver a failure.  Crazy.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:40 AM

510TP then 425TP. Maybe the two best drivers made by any manufacturer........outside of the 983K and 905R. 983K is still IMO the best driver ever made.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:41 AM

R510 TP... still stacks up nicely against anything...

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:46 AM

View Postdxdgenert, on 20 September 2011 - 08:35 AM, said:

With the R510 TP, TaylorMade was one of the first companies to transparently admitt to the golfing public that Tour pros hit different clubs than us.  Not only that, but they had "the" club they were hitting and we had access to it...  For a price.  

Besides the R510 TP being a great driver, it helped blaze the trail for aftermarket exotic shafts for the masses (Speeder 757) in a time when the True Temper EI-70, Graffaloy Pro Lite and UST Pro Force dominated.  

It truly was the perfect club, in the right market, at the right time.  It was a true game changing piece of equipment.  I'd argue that nothing in the last 10-15 years has had a bigger impact.

Just curious, but what was game-changing about the R510 TP at the time? Was it a larger, more forgiving head? First to use a certain material? First to use a longer than standard length shaft?

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 09:16 AM

SuperDeep.  It has a cult following like the Rocky Horror Picture Show or Reno 911, the people who play it absolutely love it despite that it turns the majority of the public off


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