Apr 07, 2014 i recently bought a sldr s driver with speeder 57 stiff 12 loft. The sldr also incorporates taylormades loftsleeve technology, which makes it possible for players to adjust loft as well, choosing from 12 positions within a range of plus or minus1. Taylormade reinvents movable weight with new sldr golf digest. Getting to know the taylormade sldr driver 3balls blog. The head design, weighting technology and shaft remain the same. You can adjust the loft to varying degrees between 8 and 12.
Each click of the 4 loft sleeve movements increases or decreases loft 0. Address view the crown features a satinsilver finish that is considerably lighter than the dark sldr. Hybrid golf clubs allow for very accurate long shots from the rough, often exceeding the performance of traditional long irons. By adjusting the sliding weight, players can adjust for a draw, fade or neutral ball flight all with just the twist of a wrench. However, the best hybrid club in the world wont help you if you cant adjust the club to fit your personal golfing preferences. Because todays drivers launch with much less spin, even players who swing fast use more loft. Now, to get that face square at impact, you need to open that 10 degree driver a couple degrees, thus adding loft. With a clubhead thats larger and more forgiving than the 430cc model, the 460 sldr driver packs a serious punch for highspinners and other golfers alike.
The sldr fairway immediately made an impact on tour with many european and pga tour players immediately adding it to their bag. Well had titleist 9 d2 land loved that driver hit this taylormade sldr driver loft at 10. How adjustable drivers can fix your swing flaw golf digest. Taylormades new sldr driver is replacing the r1 as the top club in the companys range. Each loft sleeve has 12 positions to finetune your ball flight. Though, i have rarely thought this recently about taylormade clubs, i think these look very sharp and all business. The distance is said to be accomplished by moving cg center of gravity low and forward to promote a higher launch with much lower spin and faster ball speeds across the face. Taylormade produces both golfing equipment and golf clubs, including the sldr and r15 models. Jason day, who has a swing speed of 120 miles per hour, uses a 10. Face angle on the sldr driver is changed in the same way that its adjusted on the rocketballz stage 2 driver by using the loft sleeve.
Technically changing the settings only changes the face angle but the loft is changed when the. In addition, the sldr allows golfers to adjust how fast the club releases coming through impact and in what position the club face will be in at impact. For the first time in a driver, the golferfitter can adjust cg to make the ball do what we want it to do. Sep 10, 20 taylormade are promoting the sldr driver with the line of more distance through more loft as the head creates much less backspin than other models. Jul 29, 20 well had titleist 9 d2 land loved that driver hit this taylormade sldr driver loft at 10. The brand replaced the adjustable loft with a fixed loft to offer a high performance club at a more affordable price. The dark gray fujikura speeder shafts complement the clubhead, nicely. It can be altered into a variety of twelve different positions to effectively change the loft of the driver 1. While most drivers allow you to adjust loft and angle, the jetspeed only allows for loft adjustment. The taylormade sldr driver represents another revolution in adjustability technology by introducing the innovative sldr moveable weight system. This increases the moi across the face to deliver more forgiveness on offcenter hits, which means the sldr will keep your heel and toe shots going farther and straighter. How adjusting your driver loft changes your ball flight.
First of all the loft does not actually change, its preset when the club is manufactured. In our robot test, our slicing tee shots curved more than 27 yards right of center. So far, it is very difficult to hit this club, my old r7 limited is much better. Sldr also incorporates our loft sleeve technology, which allows you to adjust the loft. Aug 25, 2015 now, to get that face square at impact, you need to open that 10 degree driver a couple degrees, thus adding loft. Silver buttonback works with subtle crown markings for easy clubface alignment. Once the screw is removed, rotate the shaft to the appropriate setting by reading the numbers on the bottom of the shaft. The sldr s adjustability doesnt stop with the weight track. I think that it is more likely that the face angle at the neutral position might more likely be the same as the loft increases due.
By mike stachura when you first get a look at taylormades new sldr driver as in slider, you notice right away the adjustable slot mechanism on the sole. Yesterday i put a high end lightweight shaft on the m1 fooled around with the loft adjustment and moved the cg weight all the way forward to its least forgiving position. The easy and intuitive sldr sliding weight allows for 21 different weight positions and promotes up to 30 yards of shot shape adjustment. More loft will not always lead to more spin, due to things such as impact points, spin lofts, facetopath relationships, and the ball you play but it is a good general rule of thumb. Easy and intuitive sldr movable weight promotes up to 30 yards of shot shape adjustment. Lowandforward cg promotes high launch, fast speed and low spin for huge distance. Apr 17, 2014 i intend to purchase the sldr s driver but not sure if i shud get a loft of 12 deg or 14 deg. What you change is the orientation or angle that the shaft goes into the head. The 4 loft sleeve allows you to adjust the loft, lie and face angle of the m5 driver.
Taylormade sldr driver loft up test with mark crossfield pga professional askgolfguru. I am a low 20s handicap, recently retired and intend to play more so would expect handicap to get to mid to high teens at some point appreciate your thoughts many thanksjerry. Flight control technology and moveable weight technology let you adjust your driver to one of the 24 combination of settings, allowing you to use the same driver with a different setting to play. Upon first inspection of the club, the slider technology seemed very familiar. You can choose from 12 positions within a range of plusorminus 1. Read on to find out what you need to know about this quality driver to make an informed purchase. Turns out im a genius, because the jetspeed actually is a fairly dramatic change from most of the drivers that have hit the market in the past 18 months in that it is only partially adjustable. I got an sldr s on sale cheap at the end of last season and only because i needed a new driver old was a titleist 975d from 2000 so i was well due for an upgrade. The taylormade sldr rescue hybrids can help players of nearly any skill level hit longer, more consistent shots from any lie on the course. Taylormade offers a wide variety of drivers for all different player types.
In fact, the loft doesnt really change and is a lot higher. Adjust the loft of your taylormade driver to maximize your driving distance and spin by using the driver wrench to loosen the screw directly beneath the clubs shaft. The change produced an average of 12 more yards of carry and five yards in total distance. Taylormade m2 driver adjustment chart best picture of. Taylormade are promoting the sldr driver with the line of more distance through more loft as the head creates much less backspin than other models. Amazons choice for taylormade adjustment tool hifromtm replace golf adjustment torque wrench tool for taylormade fct r1 r11s r11 r9 r7 r5 driver hybrid 4. The adjustable loft sleeve can be removed, turned and tuned to one of 12 different loft settings. I think that it is more likely that the face angle at the neutral position might more likely be the same as the loft increases due to the loft up campaign but cant say for sure. Besides that, the 40gram sole track is 12 millimeters closer to the leading edge than in the sldr. Dec 14, 20 turns out im a genius, because the jetspeed actually is a fairly dramatic change from most of the drivers that have hit the market in the past 18 months in that it is only partially adjustable. Stunning modern classic shape with charcoal gray crown color. Sldr is really no different other than possibly the neutral position starting position face angle might be different in the different heads. While they make a range of quality golf clubs they have always been known for highly effective drivers they had great success with the r series driver for many years before switching to the sldr. Anyway i really liked the sldr although on paper it should not have been a fit for me.
A difference from taylormades most recent driver previous to the sldr, the r1, is the r1came with two adjustable weights a 10gram and 1. With cg set so far forward, the club does launch slightly lower than most other drivers, with three different static loft options 9. Technically changing the settings only changes the face angle but the loft is changed when the player moves the club back to square at address. With the adjustable loft sleeve, the new 14degree sldr would reach a maximum loft of 15. In fact, the loft doesnt really change and is a lot higher than the actual number on the club. The 4 loft sleeve allows you to adjust the loft, lie and face angle of the m6 driver. The sldr fairway and rescue, like the driver, are a more conservative and pleasing to my eye charcoal gray. Taylormade raises loft options on sldr golf digest. This video says how to use a wrench on a driver to change the clubface ultimately turning it. Dec 20, 20 they use an offcentre bore for the screw, so therefore the actual loft on the face could be say 10 and this is then offset with the least adjustment of say 0. Its an attempt to simplify movable weight technology, after research. Instead of calling it a lie angle adjustment, most manufacturers talk about fade, neutral, or draw settings.
Taylormade driver 14 loft golf clubs for sale ebay. The best way to get to a more ideal launch angle of 12 degrees or even higher is increasing the loft. There are a lot of similarities in the sldr and sldr s. The easy adjusting sldr driver has a 460cc head and can be tuned to fit tour pros and amateurs alike. Add or remove 250 rpm of spin and adjust the face angle one degree in or out. The adjustment that most manufacturers have, but few talk about, is lie angle. Hybrid clubs are a newer type of club, patented in 2003 and made widely available shortly after that. The taylormade sldr driver is the newest taylormade driver and utilizes a sliding adjustable weight on the sole plate of the driver with an adjustable 12position hosel. Generally, as loft goes up, so does the spin rate, as you can see in the data. The new sldr from taylormade has been touted as their longest driver the golferfitter can adjust cg to make the ball do what we want it. Adjusting a taylormade sldr driver clubs, grips, shafts. Also, when you increase loft on an adjustable driver, it often will close the face somewhat.
If you adjust the tm loft sleeve on your club it will have the following ranges and impacts neutral 17 degrees of loft and 59 degree lie angle 2 x increments either way of 0. Taylormade were pioneers in drivers introducing the first steel 12degree loft metal wood as far back as 1979. With the driver adjusted to 11 degrees of loft, my shot had 3415 rpm of spin. These innovations allow you to adjust the loft, lie, and control the ball flight. If you already know the loft of your old driver, this is an easy step just set it to match your current club.
The shaft in the sldr driver is the fujikura speeder shaft. We adjusted the hosel to add 2 degrees of loft, from 9. The taylormade sldr driver has the innovative sldr sliding weight technology coupled with a modernclassic, charcoalgray crown head design. This allows you to play a driver with a higher loft, which in turn makes it more forgiving and easier to hit and this is really the key benefit of this driver. Dec 28, 2014 this video says how to use a wrench on a driver to change the clubface ultimately turning it. The taylormade r9 driver is designed with two technologies that help correct the flaws in your swing that can create erratic flights down the fairway. How adjusting your driver loft changes your ball flight golfwrx. These hybrids have taken taylormades revolutionary speed pocket technology to the next level, while adding adjustable loft and lie angles so you can customize them to your own swing and the needs of each shot. Taylormade sldr driver offers most advanced adjustablity.
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. Hifromtm replace golf adjustment torque wrench tool for taylormade fct r1 r11s r11 r9 r7 r5 driver hybrid. 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. I was thinking of swapping shafts with the r7 which has a matrix xcon 5. Adjust the loft by loosening the screw in the heel with the wrench, rotating the club head to the desired position, and tightening the screw. By sliding the weight toward the heel or toe you were able to make the club more or less biased in any direction. Taylormade recommends starting your club adjustment with the loft sleeve. The talyormade sldr driver was innovative when it came out because of its sliding weight to help players fine tune their ball flight.1304 662 1594 729 1101 1036 1297 1177 756 660 986 800 1283 1261 1288 1564 1155 827 1013 1238 474 84 598 1643 1310 1450 630 1375 121 935 275 1137 818 481 217 507 527 1151 534 793