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TaylorMade R9 Super Tri Driver


Pros: Long, straight, good look, adjustability

Cons: None so far

Got a good deal on a SuperTri TP with a Mitsubishi Fubuki 73 stiff, 9.5 deg. head, cut to 44.5" and D4 swing weight. I play mostly in N or NU position - still sorting that out.


Best driver I've had yet: Long, straight, good appearance at address, adjustability. This is the first driver I've had with interchangeable shafts, and I like the ability to easily swap shafts - probably going to try a Grafalloy Bimatrx shaft this year, and possibly my TM RBZ 3 FW as well.


Pros: Adjustable face angle, adjustable weights

Cons: None

This club has a beautiful sound and feel. The all black head is sleek at address with no distracting marks or logos staring up at you. I added 30 yards to my drives although there were changes in my swing as well. This clubs facilitated those changes however by allowing me to open the face slightly and move weight to the toe so I could swing aggressively without fear of hooking the ball. I very much prefer this driver over even the newer R11 simply for look and feel and I will play it so long as the newer models have bright white heads and feel like an axe hitting mud.


Pros: Looks, Large sweetspot, Lightweight

Cons: None

Just an amazing club overall, abnormally light but it's easy to get used to. Looks amazing as well.


Pros: looks, feel, DISTANCE

Cons: tiny sweet spot

This is a great driver. The sweet spot is very small compared to the original r9 and the nike vr drivers, but when you hit the sweet spot, you'll notice it. Shaping the ball flight is really easy, and the club looks great at adress.  I like the r11, but i cant imagine my driving getting any better after putting this in my bag, so i wont bother paying $300 for another driver anytime soon. 


I was custom-fitted for a shaft driver on a launch monitor and it turned out that the uST Mamiya Axivcore Tour Green R65 won it all. I was playing a Ping G10 with Aldila DVS 60 R custom shaft and the UST won all other shafts including the DVS, Motore, Blur, Rombax... the goal was to lower launch angle and lower spin...


played different heads on it R11, RAZR, and a component head Alpha C830.4


went on and tested on the course (twice) the same shaft with the Alpha, the TM R9 Supertri 9.5 and R9 460 10.5.


The best combo to date is the R9 Supertri in 9.5 configured in the NU position giving me a low draw that's looong (for me, 20-30 yards past my usual G10 drives).  


I still want to give another try at the R9 460 next weekend, I'll be more agressive on the FCT position (draw) and thus getting a more boring flight (even with a 10.5), ... all that if what I have read is true, that for lefties, the FCT rules need to be reversed except for launch...


Key moment will be next sunday for a local competition - where I'll put in play hopefully my driver of choice...


To be continued...


Pros: Beautiful look, very long

Cons: Small sweet spot

Bought this off eBay for $125 barely used. One of the prettiest drivers I have ever seen, and is completely customizable to your own swing. Problem was it did not come with the TaylorMade torque wrench so I have to wait until it comes in the mail for me to fully figure out what my exact settings should be. But right away--even an amateur like myself--you can tell that the sweet spot is smaller than what a regular driver within a dozen tee shots.

I upgraded to the Super Tri after reading good reviews on it and finding the club at a steal price online. Previous driver was a Lynx Predator (2009 model if I'm not mistaken) because it was clearanced at Golfsmith for $50. 2009 Predator had a bigger sweet spot than the Super Tri, which helped me out more on the forgiveness on my tee shots. Super Tri, as far as I can tell, has much less forgiveness than the Predator; but when you hit a good tee shot.....you hit a good tee shot. I'm excited to see the full potential this club has to offer me on the tee box.


Pros: LONG! Forgiving and Accurate

Cons: Slightly high launch

Love the club. I love the look of the R11 but cannot see myself hitting it any better than I hit the Supertri. Its a great stick. I launch the ball pretty high using this club though so people may find themselves needing a decreased loft.


This is the best driver I've ever hit, and that's saying alot. I've owned all Taylormade drivers from the R510 on up, and hit just about every major companies driver out there. This driver has amazing feel, sound is perfect and looks sick. It's very long, forgiving, and suprisingly workable for a 460cc head. It's a pretty high spin club, so order a flex up or 1-2* less loft than you'd normally play to avoid ballooning. It comes stock with 3 weights and of course has FCT which allows for 8 different clubhead positions making for 24 different configurations. There are also many other weights available and the FCT allows you to easily change shafts so this is practically hundreds of clubs in one. Just a really great club.

TaylorMade R9 Super Tri Driver

TaylorMade R9 Super Tri Driver The TaylorMade R9 Super Tri Driver is the TaylorMade Driver that has it all. With a possible 75 yards of left-to-right trajectory modification, moveable weight technology and a 460cc head, the R9 SuperTri offers adjustable, easy-to-hit distance off the tee. First off, let s look at the FCT, or Flight Control Technology. The adjustable hosel allows you to select one of eight different loft, lie and face-angle configurations so you can pick the look at address that best suits your swing. MWT, or Moveable Weight Technology is seen in these three weight ports which are interchangeable so you can adjust the center of gravity to promote a fade, neutral or draw bias. The sleek head design of the SuperTri reduces wind drag in the downswing to increase swing speeds which translates into more distance. Inside the clubhead, Ultra-thin Wall technology reduces the wall thickness of the clubhead, relieving enough discretionary weight to allow for the implementation of both FCT and MWT in a 460cc clubhead. Finally, like in other TaylorMade drivers, the R9 SuperTri features Inverted Cone Technology for a hotter clubface to increase energy transfer to the ball at impact. The TaylorMade R9 SuperTri Driver features all of TaylorMade s flagship game-improving technology into a driver that s adjustable to the needs of players at any skill level. Additional Features: Body Construction: Titanium Shaft: Fujikura Motore 60 USGA conforming

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