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r1 super tp driver $900


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

what does $900 get you with this driver that $400 doesn't get you with the other r1 drivers?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

A 500 dollar shaft upgrade? Seriously, is that what they cost?
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

r1 is $399

r1 tp is $499

r1 super tp $899

from taylormade's website

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

$900 bucks if crazy to spend on one golf club, unless you make money playing golf.

crazy.

But, you know how the saying goes..."You're not asking for too much money, if you can get it..."

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

So what does this club entail to ask such a ridiculous price?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

Wait a year or two and they will be down to a hundred bucks.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

View PostVindog, on 04 January 2013 - 10:24 AM, said:

$900 bucks if crazy to spend on one golf club, unless you make money playing golf.

crazy.

But, you know how the saying goes..."You're not asking for too much money, if you can get it..."
They keep doing it, so they must be selling!  You're right Vin!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

The Super TP offers you the chance to lose even more money when they are replaced by the Really Super TP in 3 month's time.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

does it assure you of super long ball flight on mishits? because that will be super duper


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

Shaft: OBAN Kiyoshi White.   It would be cheaper to buy stock ,then buy shaft separate

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Wow!  So the only difference is the shaft?  The head is exactly the same?  For $500 more, you would think they'd put a "Super TP" sticker on it.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

View Postespressoo, on 04 January 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:

Wow!  So the only difference is the shaft?  The head is exactly the same?  For $500 more, you would think they'd put a "Super TP" sticker on it.

from what i can tell it comes with a kiyoshi white, so when you go to get fitted just make sure that's not the shaft that works best for you
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

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View Postespressoo, on 04 January 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:

Wow!  So the only difference is the shaft?  The head is exactly the same?  For $500 more, you would think they'd put a "Super TP" sticker on it.

from what i can tell it comes with a kiyoshi white, so when you go to get fitted just make sure that's not the shaft that works best for you

I got to hit it down in Naples.  Its a heck of a shaft and looks amazing in the R1, very piercing ball flight.  But i dont have $900 to blow and i doubt TM will be sending me one to try out. but a guy can hope right?

I'd say this will be for the Dr at the country club who needs to one up everyone. and one up them he shall
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

You can actually get the Oban Kiyoshi White as a non-upcharge shaft in the standard TP model.  I am wondering if the Super R1 is not something along the lines of the SuperDeep?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

View PostPingDrv00, on 04 January 2013 - 10:53 AM, said:

You can actually get the Oban Kiyoshi White as a non-upcharge shaft in the standard TP model.  I am wondering if the Super R1 is not something along the lines of the SuperDeep?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

can anyone else speak to this?  just the kiyoshi white or is this a different head.  i saw already that there is a smaller footprint r1 at 440cc - not available to retail (at least that was what i thought....)
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

View PostCaesar Palache, on 04 January 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:

View PostNaughty Mazz, on 04 January 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:

View Postespressoo, on 04 January 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:

Wow!  So the only difference is the shaft?  The head is exactly the same?  For $500 more, you would think they'd put a "Super TP" sticker on it.

from what i can tell it comes with a kiyoshi white, so when you go to get fitted just make sure that's not the shaft that works best for you

I got to hit it down in Naples.  Its a heck of a shaft and looks amazing in the R1, very piercing ball flight.  But i dont have $900 to blow and i doubt TM will be sending me one to try out. but a guy can hope right?

I'd say this will be for the Dr at the country club who needs to one up everyone. and one up them he shall

Caesar- is it a standard Oban White or something different than the one that retails for $300?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

View Postwhoadi, on 04 January 2013 - 10:21 AM, said:

r1 is $399

r1 tp is $499

r1 super tp $899

from taylormade's website

I was just on their site.  You can get the R1 TP Driver with an Oban Kiyoshi White shaft for $500.  It's a very good deal considering the shaft alone is $400.  Factor in installation, grip and any tipping/puring/floing etc and taxes and it may cost you $500, alone, at some places.

FWIW, most of the prime, aftermarket shafts are an additional $100.  There is a $0 upcharge for any of the Aldila or UST series.

http://taylormadegol...9,en_US,pd.html

There's the link listing shaft and grip options.

Edited by golf_junkie27, 04 January 2013 - 11:02 AM.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

what's awesome is they promise you 10 more yards. 17 and now 10 more. 27 yards.

POOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

View Postjebb, on 04 January 2013 - 10:30 AM, said:

The Super TP offers you the chance to lose even more money when they are replaced by the Really Super TP in 3 month's time.

And lose the chance to get a PING G25 with an extra $550 left over to put on your irons, or take your wife out to dinner - SEVERAL TIMES.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

View Postscratchswinger, on 04 January 2013 - 10:58 AM, said:

View PostCaesar Palache, on 04 January 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:

View PostNaughty Mazz, on 04 January 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:

View Postespressoo, on 04 January 2013 - 10:40 AM, said:

Wow!  So the only difference is the shaft?  The head is exactly the same?  For $500 more, you would think they'd put a "Super TP" sticker on it.

from what i can tell it comes with a kiyoshi white, so when you go to get fitted just make sure that's not the shaft that works best for you

I got to hit it down in Naples.  Its a heck of a shaft and looks amazing in the R1, very piercing ball flight.  But i dont have $900 to blow and i doubt TM will be sending me one to try out. but a guy can hope right?

I'd say this will be for the Dr at the country club who needs to one up everyone. and one up them he shall

Caesar- is it a standard Oban White or something different than the one that retails for $300?

What we hit was a special oban white, Sean said the shaft was $800, now i dont know if i miss understood him and he meant it was all $800, but i remember $800 being thrown around.  It had a very impressive case it came in. I assume this is what the Super TP is because we were talking about its availability
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

It gets you divorced if your wife finds the receipt.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

$900?! no thanks..

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Ya - by that rate we should all be driving 800 yards at this stage!

View Posttembolo1284, on 04 January 2013 - 11:02 AM, said:

what's awesome is they promise you 10 more yards. 17 and now 10 more. 27 yards.

POOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

2 years ago TM introduced the Superdeep for 499,-

2 month later the Superdeep  299,-for sale.

TM is generally overpriced, 399,- for the regular R1 with a crap stock shaft and no better performance as the R11S.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

View PostMarkFromTheUK, on 04 January 2013 - 11:09 AM, said:

It gets you divorced if your wife finds the receipt.

Mark is almost correct......the $900 price tag includes your attorney fees for your divorce that will be filed the day you buy the R1 Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious. Losing all of your other possessions in the divorce is not part of the package though.  You'll have to wait for the Rocketbladez Tour irons to get the full package.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Motore Speeder Tour Spec 7.2....no upcharge. Misprint?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

View PostMJP22, on 04 January 2013 - 11:28 AM, said:

Motore Speeder Tour Spec 7.2....no upcharge. Misprint?

Apparently not a misprint.  I created one on their site and added it to the cart.  The price remained $499.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

View Postwhoadi, on 04 January 2013 - 10:18 AM, said:

what does $900 get you with this driver that $400 doesn't get you with the other r1 drivers?

Hopefully a "happy ending"!


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