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2008 Taylormade tour burner driver. thoughts ?

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Hi guys,

I just got a nike sumo 5000 and its a very nice driver but pretty much all carry even with a cut down proto shaft and an 8.5 head.
I just saw this new Superquad replacement coming out soon. Now don't take this the wrong way , but I wasn't super impressed with the first superquad that I demo'd it didn't feel all that forgiving. Do any of you quad users get decent roll or whats the deal and how is the forgiveness on that club vs my sumo. I know it's like very popular on tour but I'm just trying to get a bit more info.

Thanks,

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. . .I use a Superquad 9.5 driver but I just bought a Burner hybrid 25 degree and it really is a nice club! Gets the ball up quickly and is really forgiving on miss hits! Needless to say, I have retired my 3 iron which I never could hit anyway!

Hit 'em straight. . .and long!

Mike

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Haven't hit the SUmo yet, but the Quad is extremely forgiving by all means and I myself get 10-15 yards of roll with a 9.5* head.

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all carry? Sounds like the ball is rolling up the face.

New MOI drivers need to be hit with an ascending blow, move the ball to the inside of your lead foot.

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Going to try the superquad and the XTD adams driver at range next week so we'll see. I'll also try moving the ball forward a bit to hit up on it. Anyone hit the XTD square driver ?

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Not the best looking club TM have ever produced! Combine that with the RGB and you have a couple of pretty ugly sisters! I know its popular on tour but I'd probably use it if TaylorMade gave it to me and fit me for free!

However if you want to see a truly visually disturbing TaylorMade product check out this 'only for the Japanese market' driver. Its called the XR. Believe me it looks worse in the 'flesh'. The shaft is also a standard 46.75 inches!!!

TM have lost my custom for a while...

http://japan.taylormadegolf.com/prod...ection=gallery

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I hit the new tour burner yesterday against my old burner- Nice look from above and noticeably less spin on miss hits- Hard to give it the full test with the stock shaft as my current burner has a Pro V2 in it-

Should be a hit except for the price!

DR

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However if you want to see a truly visually disturbing TaylorMade product check out this 'only for the Japanese market' driver. Its called the XR. Believe me it looks worse in the 'flesh'. The shaft is also a standard 46.75 inches!!!

That club looks sweet! I would try it if it was in America.

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Looks aside, it is a nice feeling club. I've only taken a few swings but compared to my cut down 425TP it isnt worth the 600 priceline for the TP model. I love Sergio's blatant namedrop in his Players speech "I want to thank Taylormade for the LDP ball, the best wind ball made. I drove the ball very well, with my TAYLORMADE TOUR BURNER"

he should have added that its now available at all local golf stores... haha

anyways, definately a very interesting club but as I said before this is the type of driver that you want to upgrade to if you are behind in technology. Every season they continue to come out with "new" techonology but if you already are swinging a driver from the past two seasons how much do expect to gain?

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How do people find the shaft length (45.5 inches) for the tour burner?

I can hit okay with a 45 inch shaft (my driver's 44) but anything over that and I find myself having to make an 'unnatural' swing to achieve anything like decent contact!

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To the OP, you thread title is bout the Tour Burner, but you whole first post is bout the Superquad, which are you asking about? I am just going to reply to the thread title, so here it is.

The Tour Burner TP is the only club from TaylorMade that I would ever use. I don't think that club looks bad of anything, and performance wise it is a great club IMO. If I didn't hit the Aldila VS Proto "By You" so great then I would be getting the Your Burner TP.

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I just bought a new driver a few weeks ago after looking and trying seemingly every model out there.

I tried the Superquad and of all of TaylorMade's offerings I liked it the best. Wasn't a big fan of the Tour Burner at all to be honest. Didn't seem to have any feel to it (not sure if thats the shaft?) and the distance wasn't as good either so wasn't even close for me. I liked the superquad but found it wasn't as forgiving as some of the newer drivers out.

I ended up going with a G10 with the Prolaunch Red shaft. I like how Ping has given 2 great shaft options outside the stock and no extra cost and the thing bombs drives while still being really accurate with a more traditional look and great feel. I'd definitely give it a shot as its cheaper than the Tour burner as well.

But nomatter what go get fitted and try a ton of stuff out, you'll be able to narrow your choices down fast and everyone is different so try for yourself.

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I tried out the Tour Burner at a TM demo this weekend and I hit nice, high, straight drives over and over. Still able to work it a bit as well. Strangely, the 45.5" shaft didn't seem to affect me, but the 46" shaft in the Burner was too long for me.

My R7 425 is now a backup...

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This past weekend, they had a demo day at our local driving range. All of the major manufacturers were there (Titleist, Nike, Adams, Ping, Callaway, Cobra, TaylorMade, etc) I was looking for a new driver to replace my existing 905R. Going in, I was dead set on getting the G10. I had heard nothing but great reviews on it. After not hitting the G10 well initially with all of the combinations of shaft and angle, I decided to try out the different booths. When I first hit the Tour Burner, it was straight and long. I eventually went back to the Ping booth again in hopes that I was just stiff the first time. Same results. Went back to TaylorMade and got the same results as the first time.

I ended up buying the TaylorMade Tour Burner and went out and hit 12 out of 14 fairways the first time with it. I am typically a 50% fairway hitter. I don't know that it hits any longer than my 905R but is far more accurate.

Ultimately, it is personal preference. What works for one will not work for another. Going out to a demo day and hitting multiple drivers with different combinations of shafts and angles is the best way to determine what driver will work best for you. Hitting into a net using a launch monitor is just not the same as seeing how it performs at a driving range. I highly recommend that.

Tim

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