Monday, January 03, 2011

TaylorMade-SuperFast-2-Crown_600x450 When it was released early last season, TaylorMade hoped the 460cc Burner SuperFast driver would appeal to players who craved distance and power off the tee. The club's triangular head, long shaft, louvered sole and lightweight design were all intended to help golfers swing faster and create more ball speed.With the Burner SuperFast 2.0 and SuperFast 2.0 TP, TaylorMade hopes to make a fast club even faster. Like the R11 driver, the first thing you'll notice about the SuperFast 2.0 is its white crown. By designing a driver with a black face and a white, matte-finished crown, TaylorMade is trying to create the most contrast possible in order to help golfers align the club more easily. The white crown also eliminates hot spots and glare that are often created with glossy-topped clubs.While the triangular titanium clubhead has been made more aerodynamic, the face of the new SuperFast, which measures 4,550 square millimeters, is bigger than last year's model. In fact, it's the biggest face TaylorMade has ever built for a driver. And that's good, because the standard shaft for the SuperFast 2.0 (Matrix Ozik XCon 4.8) is 46.5" long. That long shaft is going to help you generate more clubhead speed for greater distance, but hitting the ball in the sweet spot will be a little more challenging too.TaylorMade-SuperFast-2-Sole_600x450For even more distance potential, TaylorMade shaved six grams from the old SuperFast to bring the 2.0 in at a scant 279 grams. Add it all up, and TaylorMade says the Burner SuperFast 2.0 is 5 yards longer than last year's model.The TP version of the Burner SuperFast 2.0 has a non-adjustable weight port in the toe area and a slightly open clubface angle at address. It also features a slightly heavier 45.5" Matrix OzikĀ  HD6 shaft.Both clubs should be in pro shops in early February, with the Burner SuperFast 2.0 selling for $299 and the Burner SuperFast 2.0 TP selling for $399. See-Try-Buy: Learn more about TaylorMade clubs, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith. Related: Follow David Dusek on Twitter | Facebook

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