TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 Driver

March 15, 2011

From Golf Magazine (March, 2011)
Category: Max Game-Improvement Drivers
We tested: 9.5°, 10.5° with Matrix Ozik Xcon 4.8 graphite shaft

Key Technologies: Burner SuperFast 2.0 has a slighter larger face and weighs 5 grams less than the original SuperFast, for improved distance on off-center hits. A sleek, sloped head from front to back (replaces "Dual crown") lowers the center of gravity to create high-launch/ low-spin shots.

OUR TESTERS SAY: Among the longer drivers tested; a good option for straight hitters who want to increase clubhead speed.

DISTANCE: Delivers on center hits, as much as 10 to 15 extra yards for a few testers; a "rocket launcher" when you catch the ball on the sweet spot.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Super-sized clubface produces reliable length on off-center hits.
FEEL: Light, balanced and so easy to swing; responsive feel for a max game-improvement club; clubhead "flows through the ball" at impact.
PLAYABILITY: Medium-high flight penetrates through the air and rolls well.
LOOK: A few testers warmed to its all-white crown, slick graphics and black face once past the initial "wow."

Some testers find the "vanilla ice cream-colored" head too gimmicky and distracting; extra-long shaft (46.5") is too much to handle for a few testers; not as forgiving on mis-hits as some others tested.

From The Shop Blog (January 3, 2011)
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.

For 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 Ozik HD6 shaft.

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$299; SuperFast 2.0 TP $399

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