ClubTest 2014: TaylorMade JetSpeed Hybrids
TaylorMade JetSpeed Hybrids
Category: Game-Improvement Hybrids
WE TESTED: 3 (19°) with Matrix Velox T graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A low, forward CG produces less spin than the RBZ Stage 2 Rescue. The low-profile head launches higher shots than its predecessor.
PLAYABILITY: The JetSpeed is a capable hybrid that handles bunkers, hardpan and mild rough with relative grace; the club’s medium to low trajectory is a boon off the tee for many testers.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Very consistent from good lies; little sidespin or backspin to speak of; repeatable swings with the JetSpeed earn repeatable performance.
DISTANCE: Familiar distance for most of the panelists, though some guys see big boosts; shots land with lots of scoot, ideal for tee shots or chasing up to par 5s.
FEEL: Many testers describe it as more stout and solid than explosive or addictive; a weighty, no-nonsense club with admirable stability.
LOOK: Typical hybrid shape with conservative black and blue graphics; much more restrained than its predecessor, the RBZ Stage 2, which is a big plus.
Too heavy for some guys, who find it a little lifeless overall; for a handful of testers, not the greatest in terms of precision—some guys don’t have enough confidence in its accuracy to attack par 3s; it doesn’t seem to cut through thick lies too easily; overall distance is perfectly fine, but for some reason it doesn’t stack up compared with the rest of the JetSpeed line.
BOTTOM LINE: The JetSpeed is a serviceable hybrid that plays nicely off the tee and from clean lies. The club is probably best for guys who swing fast enough to match its hefty, low-spin profile.
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