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TaylorMade Golf Launches R1 Driver
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TaylorMade Golf Launches R1 Driver
Raises the Bar on Adjustability and Provides a Wide Range of Loft Settings for the 80% of Golfers Playing the Wrong Loft



The new R1™continues TaylorMade’s mastery of adjustable drivers by offering the greatest range of adjustability of any driver in the brand’s history. R1 gives the golfer12 loft-sleeve settings and 7 face-angle positions, as well as two movable shot-shape weights. R1 also allows loft and face angle to be adjusted independently of each other – a critical benefit. The R1’s three adjustability technologies allow it to be tuned 168 different ways to specifically fit a player’s swing to optimize distance and accuracy.

Unlike most drivers, R1 lacks a loft number stamped on the head, because its “Loft-Sleeve Technology”offers12-loft sleeve settings to deliver a 4°-range of lofts, meaning the golfer can play anywhere from a 8° to 12° driver.


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Why are so many golfers playing the wrong loft?

1) Golfers typically choose the wrong loft when they buy off the rack, usually opting for too little loft because of a long-held belief that a lower-lofted driver will promote long distance. In fact, a low-lofted driver typically costs the average player carry and distance by promoting a too-low launch angle.

2) Changes to driver design in recent years promote lower spin (such as moving the CG location lower and forward)has made it possible for many players to switch to a higher loft that promotes more carry and distance by achieving a better combination of high launch/low spin launch conditions.

R1’swide range of lofts and face angles, along with its movable shot-shape weights, allow this single driver model to be tuned to fit the widest range of players, from Tour pros to high handicaps.


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The R1 features TaylorMade’s famous white, glare-reducing crown color, and also has an eye-catching new orange, black and gray crown graphic that offers two important performance advantages:

1) R1’s crown graphic design helps the golfer to square the face to the ball accurately at address. That’s important because golfers can still use the contrast of white crown and black face to align the clubface, but TaylorMade studies indicate that golfers benefit from the linear reference cues of our new crown graphic to help align the face accurately.

2) The “V” shape of the preserved white space behind the leading edge provides a frame to position the ball against, helping to heighten focus.

R1 is equipped with TM1-113 by Mitsubishi Rayon shaft, which is ultra-light to promote faster clubhead speed, optimal launch conditions, ball speed and feel.


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Loft-Sleeve Technology Offers 12 Settings Between8° and 12°
R1 offers 12 loft-sleeve settings to choose from between 8° and 12° (7 settings at standard lie angle, 5 settings at upright lie angle), giving golfers a wide range of choices from which to achieve their optimum launch angle.

7 Face-Angle Settings
R1 offers seven face-angle settings to help golfers get the precise, confidence-building look at address: neutral/square, slightly open, more open, maximum open, slightly closed, more closed and maximum closed. Face angle can be easily changed without affecting the loft, an adjustability benefit offered only by TaylorMade.

Shot-Shape Technology
TaylorMade’s movable shot-shape weights allow the golfer to easily shift the clubhead’s CG location by 5 millimeters to promote either a draw or a neutral/straight trajectory, helping golfers hit the ball longer and place it more accurately.



Thick-Thin Crown Technology
Varying the thickness of the crown allowed TaylorMade engineers to save critical weight that’s strategically repositioned to move the CG lower and farther forward. Lowering the CG promotes a higher launch angle, while moving it forward promotes faster ball speed.

Inverted Cone Technology
TaylorMade’s famous Inverted Cone Technology significantly expands the area of the clubface that delivers high ball speed, promoting increased distance on off-center hits.

White Crown with New Graphic
R1’s white matte finish eliminates glare on the crown and works with the black face to make alignment easy. The new crown graphic acts as an additional alignment aid, while the preserved white space creates a frame to position the ball against, and promotes improved focus.



RRP: RM2,030.00

TaylorMade R1 Tuning Video Guide

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For more videos on R1 tuning (step by step), please click on the following link:
http://www.mygolf.com.my/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=92413#92413

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Its already in my bag. he, he.
Tomorrow will try the various settings on the driving range.
It is a real beauty.

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how is the 1st try on standard setting? looks nice and wanna to try it soon.

give some command after you have try it out, if you don mind.

thanks
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Hi Bro Eric,

I am currently using 2 TM R9 Supertri driver (10.5) with regular shaft which I hit around 230m and stiff (9)with distance around 250m on a good day. I hit mostly straight shot. I hope to hit draw or fade with the help of the technology available on the R1 driver.

I will definately post some feedback tomorrow evening. Stay tune.

Cheers.
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Hi Bro,

I believe this new gadget will help you out.

Unlike you, my driver shot always fade and looking a way to correct my swing more straighter and longer. Currently using a Callaway RAZR Driver and hit around 200m average.

also looking for new gadget to improve my hiting distance.
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love it
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Just got back from the driving range.

Here are some of my observations.

- Definately lighter than my TM R9 Supertri - the shaft is 5grm lighter.
- Easy swing with proper release will produce a noticable faster ball flight, I believe will translate into longer carry.

- Only adjustment made: a. Loft 10.5 Higher trajectory-not so penetrating
b. Loft 9.5 Much more lower trajectory - visibly more penetrating ball flight and longer
distance
- Did not adjust the face angle as I was already hitting straight shots.
- Driver came standard in draw form
- Did not produce the draw that I was hoping for. It is the Indian and not the arrow, I guess!!
- Hit mostly straight shot.
- Will put in bag for this Saturday game at Sarawak Club and see how it perform - will bring along my old driver
for insurance.
- Definately better than my old driver. Just need more time at the driving range.


Overall, I am satisfied with the performance of the R1 driver first time out.

Cheers.
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Good review bro. Shocked Shocked Hope i have enough fund to get one after 3 month. Any way is the US spec shaft too stiff compere to Asian spec one?.
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Hi Bro Choon Chin,

I cannot compare it with the asian spect shaft because I have no experience with one. But I can compare it with my Supertri stiff shaft which is shot with Motore by Fujikura 60g shaft.
I think by logic, the Asian spect shaft whether stiff o regular should be a little softer compared to the US shaft spect due to our smaller physical size. Can any fellow golfers have any info on this?

The R1 stiff shaft FEEL harder than the Supertri stiff shaft but I have no way of verifying it.

I will probably need to buy a R1 regular shaft so that I can interchange it when the need arises.
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