After spending some time with the driver, its clear that the sldr is a worthy contender for the everyday golfer. I think a lot of people get sucked into the price tag put on clubs. Get a deal on that driver youre looking for or on any new or used clubs. Krank has won more remax ld events then any company in history. This includes taylormade, callaway, titleist, ping, cobra and every other golf company. I currently have an sldr 12 driver that ive not really hit that well 230 max carry in winter conditions uk my old r11 used to rocket all seasons same shaft etc,im thinking of picking up an m1m2 head 2016 model but would like peoples thoughtshave you guys tried or own either and what have you found flight wise,forgiveness etclook forward to your views. Sldrs cg location is both low and forward, due in large part to the large, 20gram sliding weight on the sole. The loft setting on sldr can also be adjusted via taylormade s loftsleeve technology that allows the driver to be positioned 12 different ways within a range of plusorminus 1. This includes taylormade, callaway, titleist, ping, cobra and every other golf company on the planet. Krank golf lately, i have been asked how the bombtech grenade golf driver compares to the golf drivers offered by krank golf. By sliding the weight toward the heel or toe you were able to make the club more or less biased in any direction. What happens when you hit taylormade s 2017 m1 460 driver against the companys sldr s driver.
Taylormade m2 is a top selling option at the top of the price range. They name three of their staff golfers, dustin johnson, when he started using the sldr driver he went from a 9 degree driver to a 10. It was the first driver to go allout for lowforward weighting to deliver high launch with low spin, and it also showcased a sliding weight, rather than just moveable weights. The new sldr from taylormade has been touted as their longest driver ever, so we decided to test it in the cluboratory. Sorry to jump in late, ten days late, ten dollars short, but i own a krank f5 and when properly struck produces some cannonating blasts. Taylormade reinvents movable weight with new sldr golf. The sldr range is pretty solid, the low centre of gravity on the head helps it up in the air with out to much trouble and its always a good fall back from my driver. Since its debut, the sldr 460 driver has received some positive, if not interesting, attention. Taylormade reinvents movable weight with new sldr golf digest. How to spot differences between a fake and genuine sldr driver golfcentraldaily at 4. 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. Jan, 2015 sorry to jump in late, ten days late, ten dollars short, but i own a krank f5 and when properly struck produces some cannonating blasts.
Getting to know the taylormade sldr driver 3balls blog. The drivers we tested were the callaway xr, taylormade aeroburner, krank 6, and ping g30 ls tec. Krank formula 6 tested against some of our top drivers d. The right driver can make a big difference, so check out the selection of used krank. Its in the top 3 bestselling golf club drivers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as ping g15 driver or taylormade rbz stage 2. I was fit for a 14 head and the shop had none so i went online and seeing as i was fit for a 14, bought an sldr s 14 bonded driver. At 430ccs, the taylormade sldr 430 driver has the looks that scream bag me now. Ping g15 driver or taylormade sldr c series comparing. A lot of people in this thread are saying the sldr s is the same as the sldr minus the adjustability. You will receive a confirmation email with shipping label and packing label for your used golf club tradeins once you have placed your order.
I wanted to do this test because when the sldr came out more than three years ago its radically forward center of gravity changed the way drivers were designed, sold and talked about by golfers. 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. Golfmagic took both taylormade sldr driver and taylormade jetspeed driver 10. Oct 01, 20 taylormade recently introduced the sldr driver as a midseason release that came as a surprise to many in the golf world. The distance is said to be accomplished by moving cg center of gravity low and. While the sweet spot is fairly small and it isnt the most forgiving driver, it certainly is playable for decent driver of the golf ball. Address view the crown features a satinsilver finish that is considerably lighter than the dark sldr model. So, the r15 has some tough shoes to fill that is for sure. The front track system in the r15 driver has been moved closer to the clubface, compared to the sldr, by 12mm, which shifted 75% of the total drivers weight. If you havent jumped on taylormades high launch, low spin sldr bandwagon yet, you may have just run out of excuses. This is far and away the best looking driver taylormade has released in. Taylormade sldr driver v taylormade jetspeed driver.
The taylormade sldr driver represents another revolution in adjustability technology by introducing the innovative sldr moveable weight system. Distance with forgiveness is the mantra for the taylormade r15 driver. Sep 24, 20 taylormade says with the sldr driver many golfers are increasing the loft rather than decreasing it. One thing that the sldr is missing is taylormades face angle adjuster, a sole plate on taylormades r1, r11s and r11 drivers that allowed golfers to adjust the face angle to. But ive only hit the sldr a handful of times on the driving range, and while the shots feel solid like really solid my ball flight with the sldr is significantly lower.
Elite, competitionready long drivers spend hours in the gym every day. And that is the odd thing because the sldr has a center of gravity that is lower and more forward than any other taylormade driver. The taylormade sldr s driver has the same high launch, low spin performance as the sldr but with less adjustability and a lower price introduction. This sliding 20g weight allows players to finetune their shot shape. These factory authentic taylormade shaft adaptors allow for multiple shaft and length options to be used in the sldr drivers for less than the cost of reshafting.
Lower profile designs for easy to launch performance. The r15 is taylormades 2nd generation of a driver with a low forward center of gravity. Sep 19, 2014 alan unruh, pga professional discusses the features of the taylormade r1 driver and the taylormade sldr driver. Taylormade sldr c driver discount prices for golf equipment. Taylormade produces both golfing equipment and golf clubs, including the sldr and r15 models. Lowforward cg promotes fast ball speed, high launch and low spin for phenomenal distance. Shop used krank drivers from 2nd swing golf and hit more fairways. Originally debuting in the sldr, this feature drastically reduced spin and increased launch angle. Both the 2016 m2 and the 2015 sldr c are capable of excellent performance. And that is the odd thing because the sldr has a center of gravity that is lower and more forward than any other taylormade driver, which means i should be launching. By todays standards it is mini, but i remember playing a driver smaller than that when i first started.
Taylormade recently introduced the sldr driver as a midseason release that came as a surprise to many in the golf world. Jan 20, 2014 this is the driver that better players have been waiting for taylormade to release. Sep 19, 2014 to purchase the taylormade sldr driver, visit our product page. The sldr range is pretty solid, the low centre of gravity on the head helps it up in the air with out to much trouble and its always a good fall back from my driver if im having a bad day with it. Technology may not change, but you can always improve. My new custom built krank driver big drives youtube. Taylormade driver golf clubs 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. Which makes the sldr s slightly more forgiving than the sldr. A 260cc head the maximum size for a driver being 460cc is coupled to a 43. In a little over a month, the sldr has gone from tour prototype to mass production and general availability.
One thing that the sldr is missing is taylormade s face angle adjuster, a sole plate on taylormade. My switch to taylormade clubs happened a few years ago after i attended a demo day and became completely infatuated with the burner 2. For a limited time receive 150% on your tradein when purchasing any sim product. Dec 18, 20 we put low forward cg in a smaller head to make a driver that tour pros love, said brian bazzel, taylormade s senior director of product creation for metalwoods. Taylormade sldr 430 tour preferred black 10 driver head. Mar, 2017 i currently have an sldr 12 driver that ive not really hit that well 230 max carry in winter conditions uk my old r11 used to rocket all seasons same shaft etc,im thinking of picking up an m1m2 head 2016 model but would like peoples thoughtshave you guys tried or own either and what have. Taylormades new sldr driver is replacing the r1 as the top club in the companys range. Its in the top 3 bestselling fairway woods and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as callaway gbb epic or cobra king f8 plus. Check your used golf clubs trade in values using our system below. By mike stachura when you first get a look at taylormade s new sldr driver as in slider, you notice right away the adjustable slot mechanism on the sole. Taylormade sldr c series is a popular option in the middle of the golf club drivers price range.
With taylormade coming out with more clubs than any other manufacturer, the sldr s shouldnt really be a surprise to any sldr owners out there. I guess tm thought the sldr branding had more clout, although it seems odd on a driver with no sliding weight. Taylormade mens sldr c class driver, right hand, graphite, stiff, 9. Id be lying if i said anything other than the krank formula 5 was at the top of my must try drivers list for 20. Your story about the taylormade compared to a ping driver is unbelievable. Sldr drivers have a 3degree range of adjustability 1. It features technologies geared to the golfer who wants to fine tune their driver. The damn thing just looked so cool a subjective assessment, i know, and given kranks long drive roots, we were working off the assumption that it would prove to be one of the longest clubs in our 20 most wanted driver test.
Also, there isnt much reason to get a sldr s if you already own a sldr. I definitely like the new sound and feel of the krank formula 6a vast improvement over the 5. When fitted properly, the sldr led to huge distance gains. I wanted to do this test because when the sldr came out more than three years ago its radically. Taylormades sldr engineering is based upon a low and forward center of gravity cg, going against the grain of the golf industry. To learn more about these taylormade drivers, visit our blog. Fake or not taylormade sldrs general equipment talk. May 06, 2015 for players looking for a high performance adjustable driver, the taylormade r15 driver is your weapon.
Titleist pro v1 and v1x, kinda like death and taxes. 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. While ive had the longest drives ive hit all season, this driver may not be for everyone. The sldr streamlines taylormades driver technologies into an. Lh taylormade sldr s tp minidriver 16 motore speeder tour spec 7. After spending some time with the driver, its clear that the sldr. Dont know what it is going to cost other than if i preorder a krank. The shape is quite different from the other drivers tested as you can see by the picture at the left. The taylormade sldr driver succeeds the taylormade r1 driver and there are a lot of significant changes from the previous model we liked the r1 and thought it was one of the better adjustable taylormade drivers, but for most of the golfing population the additional fitting elements made it fractionally too heavy to get going now with the sldr driver.
Soon after i also added a few of their longer clubs to my bag, including their rocketballz woods. Upon first inspection of the club, the slider technology seemed very familiar. Sldr is built to help you hit longerstraighter drives by promoting a high launch angle, lower spinrate and faster ball speed. The taylormade sldr mini driver comes in a variety of lofts from 1216, sized at 260cc and playing 43. Sell or trade your used golf clubs online with 2nd swing golf, and put that trade credit toward your purchase. First, let me say that i have heard good things about krank. From irons to drivers, learn the history and evolution of taylormade models over the years. Taylormade m2 fairway wood is a very popular option in the middle of the fairway woods price range. The golf works 3 pack universal golf shaft extensions graphite or steel shafts. The sldr took home not only the distance category but also the overall. The message with the sldr was to loft up, because taylormade knew the sldr wasnt the most forgiving driver. At krank golf we understand the importance of being fitted properly and getting all information you need to feel confident in choosing to hit krank golf clubs. Krank formula x extreme drivers dans custom golf shop.
I currently have an sldr 12 driver that ive not really hit that well 230 max carry in winter conditions uk my old r11 used to rocket all seasons same shaft etc,im thinking of picking up an. Taylormade says with the sldr driver many golfers are increasing the loft rather than decreasing it. Due to the overwhelming interest in the launch of our new drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, we highly recommend scheduling an uninterrupted call with our. Taylormade has done just that and were here to tell you the differences you see in the taylormade r15 driver and the taylormade sldr driver, and what the differences will mean for your game. The 2015 sldr c driver is certainly a much better comparison to the m2 than the original sldr s from 202014. If youre looking for used golf drivers, youre in the right place. Taylormade s new sldr driver is replacing the r1 as the top club in the companys range.
However, both the sldr and sldr s have an identical feel while swinging. What happens when you hit taylormades 2017 m1 460 driver against the companys sldr s driver. Youve found a great deal online on a taylormade sldr driver online. Control is a distance comparison to the unnamed reference club isnt it. The talyormade sldr driver was innovative when it came out because of its sliding weight to help players fine tune their ball flight. The sldr has its sliding weight track in the front of the driver, which creates the highlaunchlowspin conditions that taylormade has been touting for years. By adjusting the sliding weight, players can adjust for a draw, fade or neutral ball flight all with just the twist of a wrench. This sliding 20g weight allows players to finetune their.
The driver quickly morphed into a 430 version, geared toward the advanced golfer. I have finally built my new custom krank driver and see what numbers and distance i can hit with it. This is kind of like comparing the external sliderweightforward taylormade. After doing so, and patiently waiting for it to arrive, i started reading about fake clubs online and now i am just beside myself with fear that i bought a fake. One thing that the sldr is missing is taylormade s face angle adjuster, a sole plate on taylormade s r1, r11s and r11 drivers that allowed golfers to adjust the face angle to.98 1477 659 1376 1069 1081 539 1338 476 839 1389 567 1026 680 548 1277 922 636 581 637 678 1412 709 1460 1271 1433 712 226 1684 543 1457 16 975 909 1441 589 910 1038 682 1104 143