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How many versions of the R1 are there?


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#1 TLfan

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

I know there is the stock retail offering, the version 2 which is a totally different smaller head only available on tour for some reason, and now I see on Ebay from the tour van that he has a R1 V2 Dot head that is lower launching than the V2. Did TaylorMade ever answer on why there are so many different versions of this driver and why no one on tour I have seen is using the retail offering? I know some of us prefer smaller than 460cc drivers.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

That answer is still forthcoming by GWRX management. Stay tuned in the R1 review thread.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

This oughta be good..

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

View Postzerofade, on 07 February 2013 - 01:53 PM, said:

This oughta be good..

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

Yikes

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

Does the USGA conforming list have a 3rd, DOT head listed?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

Just two listed on the USGA site right now. The retail and the V2 which is what everyone on the tour is using at the moment.


V1[attachment=1526319:r1v1.jpg]


v2[attachment=1526321:r1v2.jpg]

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

The retail version is not being used by any staffers.. Thats so NOT good marketing

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

View Postzerofade, on 07 February 2013 - 02:29 PM, said:

The retail version is not being used by any staffers.. Thats so NOT good marketing

Not to being a pot stirrer but, what was the last release that there wasn't a difference between the retail head and what was being played on tour?  A few years ago, prior to adjustability maybe, I'm not sure if it was the Burner Superfast or not, but there was a shortage of "tour" heads and staffers were buying retail heads in Florida around the Honda or Bay Hill and having them re-shafted in the trailers.  Is there really a performance difference?  I think the difference are CG placement and volume size (CC's) only.  If it's been COR tested, aren't they the same other than the previous factors I mentioned?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

View Postzerofade, on 07 February 2013 - 02:29 PM, said:

The retail version is not being used by any staffers.. Thats so NOT good marketing

yeah but average joe blow doesnt know that.  they just see a white R1 on tv.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

View PostSoCalTitleist, on 07 February 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

View Postzerofade, on 07 February 2013 - 02:29 PM, said:

The retail version is not being used by any staffers.. Thats so NOT good marketing

yeah but average joe blow doesnt know that.  they just see a white R1 on tv.

Exactly
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

View Postzerofade, on 07 February 2013 - 02:29 PM, said:

The retail version is not being used by any staffers.. Thats so NOT good marketing

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

View PostCaesar Palache, on 07 February 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

Yikes

Lol, here we go again.....

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

View PostImp, on 07 February 2013 - 01:46 PM, said:

That answer is still forthcoming by GWRX management. Stay tuned in the R1 review thread.

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Why does it have to come from WRX management?


View PostTheMoneyShot, on 07 February 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

View PostCaesar Palache, on 07 February 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

Yikes

Lol, here we go again.....

What you mean here we go again? Does an explanation take this long, ya boy CP said it was coming and he couldn't release all of his "inside info". I am just wondering what the answer is, especially since the tour van is selling a V2 Dot on Ebay which he says in his description it is lower spin than the R1 V2, that's all.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

I guess it is "YOUR1" versus "THEIR1".

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

Here we go again is correct, because TL's reading comprehension skills arent that sharp

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5aedea7714

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5aedfece12



His reading is fine, yours on the other hand......................

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

and this "waiting for an answer stuff" is garbage. if you know, let us know already. What are we 12??????

Edited by dave s 316, 07 February 2013 - 04:43 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

View PostTLfan, on 07 February 2013 - 03:32 PM, said:

View PostImp, on 07 February 2013 - 01:46 PM, said:

That answer is still forthcoming by GWRX management. Stay tuned in the R1 review thread.

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Why does it have to come from WRX management?


View PostTheMoneyShot, on 07 February 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

View PostCaesar Palache, on 07 February 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

Yikes

Lol, here we go again.....

What you mean here we go again? Does an explanation take this long, ya boy CP said it was coming and he couldn't release all of his "inside info". I am just wondering what the answer is, especially since the tour van is selling a V2 Dot on Ebay which he says in his description it is lower spin than the R1 V2, that's all.

You know exactly what I mean.    It figures you would chime in on this topic...  Lol

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

View Postdave s 316, on 07 February 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5aedfece12



His reading is fine, yours on the other hand......................

Huh???


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

huh what? x pro put up the wrong ad, the one i posted shows the 3rd version which TL speaks of. read before question please. lol

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

View Postdave s 316, on 07 February 2013 - 05:01 PM, said:

huh what? x pro put up the wrong ad, the one i posted shows the 3rd version which TL speaks of. read before question please. lol

There was no question from me.  Lol...

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

View Postdave s 316, on 07 February 2013 - 05:01 PM, said:

huh what? x pro put up the wrong ad, the one i posted shows the 3rd version which TL speaks of. read before question please. lol

I knew exactly what you meant. Thanks for posting the ad. If it's coming from Will, it's the real deal.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

im confused, post 20 you quote my post and reply "huh? " am i mis reading?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

View Postdave s 316, on 07 February 2013 - 05:11 PM, said:

im confused, post 20 you quote my post and reply "huh? " am i mis reading?

There was no question from me.  Xerpro posted the link for WillPeoples who is a trusted source for the "tour issued" head you desire.  Not sure what 3rd version you are referring too.  The TM folks even said that there are 2 versions only.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 07 February 2013 - 05:17 PM, said:

View Postdave s 316, on 07 February 2013 - 05:11 PM, said:

im confused, post 20 you quote my post and reply "huh? " am i mis reading?

There was no question from me.  Xerpro posted the link for WillPeoples who is a trusted source for the "tour issued" head you desire.  Not sure what 3rd version you are referring too.  The TM folks even said that there are 2 versions only.

It's obvious that you didn't read the ad Dave posted or you would have seen this...

This auction is for a NEW TOUR ISSUE Taylormade R1 8* DOT TXXXXX Head.  This is prototype R1 Dot Head.  This is extremely rare.  This is the first one I have seen.  These are lower launching than the R1 V2 which is a smaller 420cc head.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

View PostWoodridge, on 07 February 2013 - 05:22 PM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 07 February 2013 - 05:17 PM, said:

View Postdave s 316, on 07 February 2013 - 05:11 PM, said:

im confused, post 20 you quote my post and reply "huh? " am i mis reading?

There was no question from me.  Xerpro posted the link for WillPeoples who is a trusted source for the "tour issued" head you desire.  Not sure what 3rd version you are referring too.  The TM folks even said that there are 2 versions only.

It's obvious that you didn't read the ad Dave posted or you would have seen this...

This auction is for a NEW TOUR ISSUE Taylormade R1 8* DOT TXXXXX Head.  This is prototype R1 Dot Head.  This is extremely rare.  This is the first one I have seen.  These are lower launching than the R1 V2 which is a smaller 420cc head.

Interesting and a must have for my 2013 driver head collection.  I guess the brass at TM was trying to keep this from everyone because a week ago they said there were only two versions.  My bad.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

apology? accepted

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

There are THREE versions.   I asked Will, and this what he told.  Just to clarify it up.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

View Postdave s 316, on 07 February 2013 - 05:25 PM, said:

apology? accepted

View Postdave s 316, on 07 February 2013 - 05:25 PM, said:

apology? accepted

Yes my bad, I apologize.


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