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TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 Driver

Posted

Pros: Distance, Looks, Easy to Use

Cons: Shaft Length, Control in the Beginning

This is great driver, the ball explodes off the tee, and with the white crown it is easy to look at. The shaft length, and the accuracy problems are the only problems with this driver. I played with a slight slice before I got the driver but when I took my first swing with it, it created a slice I have never seen before. But as I kept using it I learned how to swing with it and the slice is not much of a factor anymore. Overall best driver I have used

Posted

Pros: Looks, distance

Cons: Accuracy

This has draw bias. I play with a small draw anyway and this just made me hook it all the time, it even looks shut at address. However if your a fader or a prolific slicer this will be fantastic.

Posted

Pros: Easy to square up

Cons: Light shaft tends to balloon ball

Experience was last August, but it was a good one.

 

At local golf club, got to hit the following three drivers, all 10.5* loft and with regular shaft.

  • Callaway HyperX Tour (2008) - my regular driver
  • Callaway RazrX
  • TM Superfast 2.0

 

I borrowed the bottom two from the pro shop, and went out the range. Dry, sunny day with about 15 MPH crosswind, and brand new range balls. I warmed up hitting some chips and short irons, hit a couple of shots with each driver, and then started keeping score. I hit eight or nine shots with each driver.

 

The two Callaways pretty much tied, at 220 yards carry and a little roll, and minimal wind effect. The two felt similar, with the RazrX getting a tad more loft.

 

Superfast is built for speed: had the stock Matrix XCon 4.8 shaft (high launch), which weighs 45 grams in regular flex. Club weighs in at about 290 grams, while the RazrX was about 310, and the HyperX Tour about 324 grams. I didn't really notice the Superfast D9 swingweight with lighter overall club. Superfast was easy to square up and get used to, and worked best with an extra slow backswing.

 

The Superfast went almost as far as the two Callaways, but tended to take off like a 5 iron. On a still day, it might not have mattered, but the wind carried the shots off to the right as they fell.

 

With a different midkick shaft and, say, a 9.5 loft it might work quite well. Although Superfast has a 46.5" shaft, I had reasonably good control. Not the same in March with the RocketBallz, also 46.5". Was all over the place with that one. 

Posted

Pros: Attractive Triangular, Stable, Large Head, White Head

Cons: Shaft Length, Whippy, Heavy SwingWeight

Verdict: I like this Driver. If it had a length of 45 inches and traditional swing weight, I'd raise the rating.

 

Look at the shape - a soft triangle for stability, the white is easy to align, the large face offers confidence. Yes, it has some decals at the edges that are not needed, but when you swing, you don't see it. You see white.

 

You don't need to swing hard to get it to go. Just relax and take your time going through your swing. If you make contact almost anywhere near the center -- side to side, top or bottom - you get a nice result. The feel is not too loud. When I focused attention on listening, it was louder than I thought. But when you focus on your swing, it's actually pleasant.

 

In my rounds with a HT and 10.5 -- when I took my time and just swung through the ball (not "kill") and relaxed, I had wonderful results. Straight with a tiny draw. You knew when you hit it near the center, and you knew when you had poor contact - feedback is good.

 

Ball flight got up quickly and flattened out but did not have the urgency I want, although results were very good. The ball landed in the fairway with a relaxed, unhurried swing.

 

What I did not like -- the shaft length at 46.5 inches is too long. I find myself gripping down and I need 2 wraps on my grip without gripping down. The longer shaft will lead to inconsistency. The shaft is a flex less than stated, which was perfect for me. I need a more senior flex and the regular flex was perfect. I also think the swing weight at D9 is too heavy. If you don't relax your arms-hands, you will leave the face open as D9 is tough to close with tension. The face is slightly closed -- that helped me with the heavier swing weight.

 

What I would suggest: Ideally, a reshaft and refitting at 45 inches. If you want to shorten the length, bringing it down to 45-45.5 inches will stiffen the shaft and bring the swing weight down to more traditional levels (D4 or so). But you should see a club fitter to watch the effect on flex. I don't think .5 inches will hurt - but if you're going for more than that, talk with a decent fitter who knows how to measure CPM's before and after, and give you an estimate on what cutting down length will do for you.

 

Overall, a great effort by TM with the clubhead. But for $299 street price when it made its debut - you should have a better shaft at a shorter length, which theoretically would result in more consistent center contact and greater yardage. With prices on used 2.0's approaching $150 and less, I suggest a purchase and a reshaft. If that was done, I'd rate this driver as 5 Stars.

 

 

Posted

Pros: Helps me keep it in the fairway... Long as well.

Cons: Can't think of any

Bought this after trying out a friend's and finding out how long and straight I could hit it consistently.  Very happy with purchase.

TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 Driver
Description:

The second iteration of the Burner SuperFast driver, which was introduced right around a year ago. The SuperFast line is designed specifically to help players get the club moving faster through impact. By engineering a lighter, more aerodynamically enhanced club, players realized an increase in clubhead speed, and ultimately longer distances off the tee. The newest members to the Burner family are the Burner SuperFast 2.0 and Burner SuperFast 2.0 TP, which takes the SuperFast tech and combines it with an ultra-large face and an increased refinement in aerodynamics. Not only is an increase in clubhead speed promoted, this latest TaylorMade GI driver also promotes a higher launch angle and a decrease in spin, all which should equate to even longer distances over last year's Burner SuperFast model. The Burner SuperFast 2.0 also has a new head shape, which helps to leverage the benefits of TaylorMade's proven Dual Crown Technology. The benefit of this is a lower center of gravity (CG), which in turn leads to a higher launch angle, lower spin, and overall distance-promoting launch conditions. The Burner SuperFast 2.0 also holds the title of having the largest face of any TaylorMade driver ever made. The exceptionally deep face spans a whopping 4,550 mm2. The entire clubhead employs Ultra-Thin Wall construction which, along with a triangular head shape which allows for improvements in weight distribution and results in a more forgiving clubhead. Such a large face gives a lot more room for "less than square" contact, especially in light of the overall longer club length. The sweet spot is further expanded thanks to the presence of TaylorMade's Inverted Cone Technology, which is milled in the back of the club face. Also present is precise weighting that promotes a bit of draw bias, though the face angle measures up to square/neutral. The white crown of the Burner SuperFast 2.0 immediately grabs your attention and is a stark contrast from the black PVD finish of the face. Like the previous Burner SuperFast, weight is trimmed in as many places as possible. By using components such as a 25g Winn Lite grip, the SuperFast 2.0 takes the title of lightest TaylorMade driver ever, weighing in at a minuscule 279 grams. This reduction in weight combined with a tip-soft 46.5" Matrix Ozik XCon 4.8 shaft is said to promote a distance gain of up to five yards over the previous model. The TP model has a few key differences. Possibly the most visible difference is a more compact address footprint, though it also features a visible toe-side weight port. The face angle also measures slightly open. A Matrix Ozik HD 6 shaft wrapped in a 43 gram Tour Velvet Light grip rounds out the technical differences between the SuperFast 2.0 and SuperFast 2.0 TP. Note that I said technical differences. The standard model will be available in three lofts (9.5°, 10.5°, and HT), while the TP model drops it down a bit and offers an 8.5°, a 9.5°, and a 10.5°. Of course, there is a slight difference in price as well - the Burner SuperFast 2.0 will retail for $299 while the TP model will cost you $100 more, ringing up at $399. Expect to see these in stores February 4th.

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