Originally Posted by mvmac
Make sure your angle of attack is positive. That will decrease the spin loft.
From TaylorMade's perspective, they obviously don't get into swing mechanics, they position the CoG low and forward (reduces spin) and they add loft.
Correct, having attended the same presentation, Mine was conducted by Dr. Vincent Benoit CTO of TM. Fascinating stuff.
One element missing from the slides is unlike any other driver they have made the SLDR knocks 500-1000Rpms of spin off the vast majority of golfers, allowing them to loft up from 9 & 10degs to 12 and 14s -However if you are currently hitting a 9-10.5 deg. Titleist** driver & simply take and hit a 13 degree same model driver, that spin rate shoots way up in RPMs. You have increased LOFT you are hitting the ball higher, but you also engaged a lot more spin as price of that loft.- which can kill any distance you had in mind.
** just an example
This unique high launch, low spin scenario doesn't stop when the ball is air born, the decent angle is often more favorable, there can also be a high bounce at impact adding some extra yards
For over a decade I played with a 9-9.5, now I play 11.5 SLDR and have never hit a driver further.