What we say...
It’d be fair to say that TaylorMade do everything well but it’s drivers where they really excel so it’s not a huge surprise that their newest driver has bagged a gold. The latest incarnation of the hugely-successful R9 family, the SuperTri is the first to incorporate TaylorMade’s Flight Control Technology (FCT) and Moveable Weight Technology (MWT) and a 460cc head. The original R9 and the subsequent R9 460 could only incorporate two of the above but the SuperTri has all three – hence the name! This means golfers can adjust the face angle and loft via FCT, position weight in different points of the head ith MWT and enjoy additional forgiveness thanks to the larger head.
Our testers instantly fell in love with the SuperTri, even before they had hit a single ball with it. David said it oozed class with and without the headcover on while Leon was a big fan of the dark finish compared to the R9 460. Pro Chris gave this 5/5 across the board and, in fact, the only category where it didn’t get top marks with him was for distance – where it scored a measly 4.5! He said this was the best driver TaylorMade had made in quite a number of years and thought it was the first one he would choose to use over some rivals. David was equally impressed, saying the incredible feel out of the middle of the face was second to none and although it wasn’t one of the longest on test for him he was adamant that with a bit of tinkering he would find the perfect setting. Yet another class act from TaylorMade – real driver specialists.
Ratings (out of 5):
Looks: 4.5 Feel: 4.1 Noise: 4.1 Forgiveness: 4 Distance: 4.3 Dispersion: 4.1
The TaylorMade R9 SuperTri Driver is a real breakthrough!
It uses TaylorMade's moveable weight system but with a 460cc head. The driver features TaylorMade Flight Control Technology (changeable face angle, lie angle and loft), Moveable Weight Technology, Inverted one Technology and Fujikura Motore shaft. The firm claims the weight changes can alter shot dispersion by up to 75 yards. The SuperTri has a sleeker head design thanks to a reshaped head to give less wind resistance.
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