The sldr family, featuring driver, fairways and hybrids, has been designed with the tinkerers in mind as the r1, r11 and r11s were before it, while the jetspeed family, featuring driver. Here is a mini test using flightscope launch monitor comparing taylormades sldr and the jetspeed. The sldr now has a couple models to choose from with the introduction of the sldr s last year. Address view the crown features a satinsilver finish that is considerably lighter than the dark sldr model. Dec 20, 20 in conclusion, the taylormade jetspeed driver will suit more amateur golfers than the sldr, as the higher spinning face will suit those whose driver clubhead speed is under 95mph. While sldr s driver is almost entirely sldr the fairways and rescues are more like jetspeed without the baggage of the jetspeed name. Each turn of the dial will change the loft a half degree. The audience for the jetspeed is average golfers for whom the excitement of the movable weight technology in the sldr line does not tickle their fancy.
The speed pocket creates a larger sweet spot and reduced spin, which both lead to more forgiveness and distance. I was hitting the sldr just as long as the xr but the two guys helping me kept telling me to get the xr because it was a way better driver but they couldnt really tell me anything about the sldr c. The jetspeed performed out of the packet, with only minor tweaks needed. In conclusion, the taylormade jetspeed driver will suit more amateur golfers than the sldr, as the higher spinning face will suit those whose driver clubhead speed is under 95mph. The taylormade sldr driver succeeds the taylormade r1 driver and there are a lot of significant changes from the previous model we liked the r1 and thought it was one of the better adjustable taylormade drivers, but for most of the golfing population the additional fitting elements made it fractionally too heavy to get going. Taylormade produces both golfing equipment and golf clubs, including the sldr and r15 models. The last three drivers taylormade has released r1 black, sldr and jetspeed have black crowns. Jul 10, 2015 the taylormade sldr driver is for you if.
Dont forget the sldr will launch slightly lower than most other drivers, so youll want to think about going up in loft. Unlike the jetspeed driver, the aeroburner driver is a nonadjustable clubhead. Learn more about the topsellers in our taylormade driver line. Taylormade jetspeed driver compared against rbz stage 2, rbz. Between the sldr and the jetspeed, this is the best year for taylormade drivers in a long time. Compared to the sldr series, the faces are shallower, and overall the clubs are larger. I tried out the sldr 12 degree vs the jetspeed 9 degree in a promotion. Golf centre tests the latest taylormade jet speed driver on gc2 launch monitor. The jetspeed driver is the time taylormade implemented their speed pocket into a wood. Taylormade sldr vs jetspeed driver comparison 20 swing. Unlike sldr, which has a sliding weight channel on the bottom of the sole that shifts the clubheads cg horizontally, along a 21point track system, towards. The taylormade jetspeed driver is the first driver to feature a speedpocket. The first taylormade driver to fully utilize speed pocket soleslot technology, jetspeed has enlarged the faces sweet spot by 25 percent, mostly in the lower portion of the face.
The low forward cog driver supported by taylormade golfs loftup ad. Cleveland launcher hb 2018 vs taylormade sldr driver. They name three of their staff golfers, dustin johnson, when he started using the sldr driver he went from a 9 degree driver to a 10. Nov, 20 the last three drivers taylormade has released r1 black, sldr and jetspeed have black crowns. Getting to know the taylormade sldr driver 3balls blog. This is far and away the best looking driver taylormade has released in ages. This sliding 20g weight allows players to finetune their shot shape. Taylormade has another driver on the market, the jetspeed.
There are dozens of newer golf club drivers on the market. Taylormade sldr driver v taylormade jetspeed driver golfmagic. The taylormade drivers in this collection feature lofts from 9 degrees up to. To help dial in the loft, taylormade offers 4 different loft options. What you need to know interchangeable and taylormade compatible shaft adapter fits various taylormade driver models see model table below available in rh 0. Taylormades sim max d is a slice busting draw biased driver with weight moved towards the heel and a larger face profile see how the taylormade sim max d. Yea, we know, they have released about 14 new drivers this year but the fact is they are not so much trying to get you to upgrade every 3 months. The nonwhite drivers look great and this speed slot thing gets the job done.
Add or remove 250 rpm of spin and adjust the face angle one degree in or out. For years its been accepted that low and back was the ideal cg location for a driver. Taylormade also had the first titanium golf driver in the winners circle of a golf major mark omeara, 1998 masters, ti. We took the new taylormade jetspeed driver and put it through its. Find golf club tradein and resales values for over 4,000 models of used golf clubs at the pga value guide, from leading manufacturers such as callaway, taylormade, taylor made, titleist, ping, odyssey, nike, cleveland, mizuno, cobra, adams, wilson. Sep 10, 20 the taylormade sldr driver succeeds the taylormade r1 driver and there are a lot of significant changes from the previous model we liked the r1 and thought it was one of the better adjustable taylormade drivers, but for most of the golfing population the additional fitting elements made it fractionally too heavy to get going. Now that would be a good indicator of whether to spend 400 bucks for a driver or not. By adjusting the sliding weight, players can adjust for a draw, fade or neutral ball flight all with just the twist of a wrench. The jetspeed is built well with all features functioning to improve speed, forgiveness and distance. Sldrs cg location is both low and forward, due in large part to the large, 20gram sliding weight on the sole. Youre a low to mid handicapper looking to dial in your performance off the tee. This means that misshits low will launch higher and travel further, a potent combination that will help you maximize your distance and consistency off the tee. Nov 26, 2015 taylormades loft up mantra still applies to jetspeed, but arguably less so than sldr because it spins more and launches higher. Taylormade compatible driverwoods shaft adapter fits r15.
Taylormade mens jetspeed high launch golf driver, right hand, degree, xstiff, graphite. I like seeing lower spin numbers and thus longer drives. That allows golfers to launch the ball higher and with less spin, which is the key to longer drivers. Jan 07, 2014 its been clear since the jetspeeds release that it is a complement to taylormades 2014 driver line, not something that is meant to better the companys lowspinning sldr and sldr 430 drivers. Jan 20, 2014 at 430ccs, the taylormade sldr 430 driver has the looks that scream bag me now.
A lot of people in this thread are saying the sldr s is the same as the sldr minus the adjustability. Taylormades new sldr driver is replacing the r1 as the top club in the companys range. Its been clear since the jetspeeds release that it is a complement to taylormades 2014 driver line, not something that is meant to better the companys lowspinning sldr and sldr 430 drivers. Look for the jetspeed driver to land in stores on dec. Taylormades loft up mantra still applies to jetspeed, but arguably less so than sldr because it spins more and launches higher. Which makes the sldr s slightly more forgiving than the sldr. Taylormade introduced the first steelheaded woods in golf, and they have been on the leading edge of technological innovation in the golf industry ever since.
The sldr c is the sldr driver minus adjustable loftweight track. While ive had the longest drives ive hit all season, this driver may not be for everyone. Taylormade says with the sldr driver many golfers are increasing the loft rather than decreasing it. The taylormade sldr driver represents another revolution in adjustability technology by introducing the innovative sldr moveable weight system. Jan 29, 2014 between the sldr and the jetspeed, this is the best year for taylormade drivers in a long time. For years its been accepted that low and back was the ideal cg location for a. Soon after i also added a few of their longer clubs to my bag, including their rocketballz woods. The jetspeed is a forgiving, easy to hit, long driver.
To put it simply, theyre designed with more of a gameimprovement slant. Nov 14, 2014 well, im one of the 10, alsowith similar setup 12. The new speed pocket on the driver does make the ball feel like it comes off fast and works well in the fway and rescue delivering similar speeds as before. The taylormade sldr 430 is obviously more compact and for some that just isnt going to cut it. The stock shaft is the matrix velox t 49 in m, r, s, and x flex. The new polymer covered pocket is better this year as it stops the dirt from gathering in it during play. This driver is ready to fire as soon as you put it in the bag, no adjusting necessary. While the sweet spot is fairly small and it isnt the most forgiving driver, it certainly is playable for decent driver of the golf ball. Pretty simple test with relatively small sample size of 10 balls hit with each.
Nov 28, 20 the sldr family, featuring driver, fairways and hybrids, has been designed with the tinkerers in mind as the r1, r11 and r11s were before it, while the jetspeed family, featuring driver. The first driver with speed pocket technology, its sure to improve with future models. It also allows for lowspinning and higherlaunching shots than its predecessor, the taylormade rbz stage 2 driver. Equipment aficionados also will notice a crown graphic on the jetspeed very similar to the graphic found on burner drivers of years past. Sep 11, 2015 unlike the jetspeed driver, the aeroburner driver is a nonadjustable clubhead. Apr 03, 2014 the audience for the jetspeed is average golfers for whom the excitement of the movable weight technology in the sldr line does not tickle their fancy. The sldr has a center of gravity that is lower and more forward than any driver taylormade has ever produced. It has a 20g weight on the sole, which slides inside a rail that goes from the heel area to the toe giving golfers the ability to create 30 yards of shot shape adjustment. Any chance you could compare the taylormade aeroburner irons vs. The low and front cg is a very different set up to the low and back cg of the rbz stage 2 driver so you do have a lot of choice at present and if you want a. With this in mind, the jetspeed driver is intended to be more forgiving and higher spinning than each of the sldr drivers.
For me, the r7 425 is the epitome of driver aesthetics, and, at a glance, the. But our first glance of the jetspeed driver is a positive one. See which driver between the sldr or the taylormade jetspeed could. If you already know the loft of your old driver, this is an easy step just set it to match your current club. Moving the cg forward in a driver is a monumental shift in metalwood thinking. The driver is a prominent golf club on the course, and having a highquality driver is essential, as the correct club will help you increase shot distance and accuracy. The taylormade jetspeed driver has all the bang of the top drivers without all of the buck. It also gives the it slightly faster ball speeds more forgiveness on shots hit low on.
Taylormade recommends starting your club adjustment with the loft sleeve. May 05, 2014 while sldr s driver is almost entirely sldr the fairways and rescues are more like jetspeed without the baggage of the jetspeed name. Taylormade sldr driver v taylormade jetspeed driver. Longest drive comp taylormade jetspeed vs sldr duration. I was hitting the sldr just as long as the xr but the two guys helping me kept telling me to get the xr because it was a way better driver but they couldnt really tell me anything about the sldr c driver. Taylormade is constantly pushing the limits of innovation, working to give you more speed, more distance and more accuracy every time you tee it up. To purchase the taylormade jetspeed driver, visit our product page. The speedpocket technology assists you in achieving faster ball speeds across the face, especially on shots struck low on the face. Aeroburner v jetspeed see how much better, if at all, the new aeroburner driver for 2015 is than the jetspeed driver from 2014.68 575 1451 764 1249 1272 366 1394 1098 1423 1309 275 998 904 1253 915 1035 1160 1395 1012 885 585 170 689 776 504 62 27 1313 773 376 305 1317 357 1267 949 1479 890 969 294 999