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TaylorMade R15 Driver 9.5
The new R15-will be available in stock soon, which will be made available in both white and black versions, is the technician's driver. It features a sole channel with two independently movable 12.5-gram weights. The sole channel, or "speed pocket," is similar to the predominant feature on the successful SLDR drivers. It allows players to position weight in draw or fade settings, as well as positioning the weights in either a middle position or extreme heel and toe locations for improved stability.
TaylorMade's Nov. 13 launch of two new drivers -- the movable weight, multi-level adjustable R15 and the lightweight, swingspeed-focused AeroBurner -- makes the same case about what kind of driver you should buy that the company first made nearly a decade. The idea, which hearkens back to previous twin-driver introductions like the R9 and the Burner SuperFast, is that there are two kinds of golfers looking for two types of clubs: the technician and the bomber.
The technician is about dialing in precise launch conditions and navigating his way around the golf course strategically, with planned routes and trajectories. The bomber prefers high, far and straight, a less subtle approach that might be phrased as "swing first, ask questions later."
But both new drivers will build on the company's primary metalwood technologies of a center of gravity positioned more low and forward for less spin and improved energy transfer. Both also will feature a channel in the sole designed to enhance the way the face flexes for improved ballspeed all over the face.
TaylorMade R15 Driver Features:
* The R15 driver is available in four different models: 460cc, 430cc and two TP versions
* Front Track system houses two 12.5g weights that can be placed in the toe (to reduce hooks), heel (reduce slices), centrally (for more distance), or split between the heel and toe (more forgiveness)
* Other technologies on the R15 include weight-saving Ultra Thin Wall casting, Inverted Cone Technology to expand the sweet spot and an Adjustable Loft Sleeve