jan18 taylormade max Q&A

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The TaylorMade r7 CGB Max Limited driver features so much new technology that we simply had to ask more questions to help you understand exactly why it is so groundbreaking.

Check out the Q&A below to find out more...

At what type of player is the r7 CGB MAX Limited driver targeted?

The r7 CGB MAX Limited driver is targeted at any player who wants the next level of TaylorMade adjustability. The r7 CGB MAX Limited incorporates TaylorMade SelectFit Technology, which allows players to change between three tour-proven shafts; and TaylorMade Movable Weight Technology, which allows players to change the clubhead's CG location to effect different launch conditions.

Does the r7 CGB MAX Limited share the same clubhead as the previous r7 CGB MAX launched last fall?

No. While the r7 CGB MAX clubhead has a distinctly triangular shape, the r7 CGB MAX Limited clubhead is slightly more rounded and traditionally shaped. r7 CGB MAX Limited boasts a substantial address footprint and deep-in-back CG location that makes it easy to launch the ball high and long.

Does the r7 CGB MAX Limited employ TaylorMade's Inverted Cone clubface technology?

Yes, like all TaylorMade drivers and many TaylorMade irons, the r7 CGB MAX Limited driver incorporates our Inverted Cone Technology, which makes it more forgiving on off-centre hits by expanding the size of the area of the clubface that delivers high COR / fast ball speed.

What accessories come with the r7 CGB MAX Limited driver?

1) Nine MWT weights: two 1-gram, a 4-gram, a 6-gram, an 8-gram, a 10-gram, a 12-gram, a 14-gram and a 16-gram.
2) Three tour-proven shafts: Fujikura Rombax® (75 grams), Mitsubishi® Diamana White Board (65 grams) and Matrix Ozik XCon (55 grams).
3) Red-coloured TaylorMade r7 CGB MAX Limited torque wrench that delivers 40 inch-pounds of torque and is used to modify interchangeable shafts and Movable Weight cartridges.
4) State-of-the-art magnetic-enclosure headcover.

What's the advantage of being able to change the shaft?

Each shaft can promote a different type of performance. The r7 CGB MAX Limited driver gives players the option to choose a shaft according to the state of their swing, the course conditions, the weather, whether they've been playing a lot or are coming off a long lay-off, etc. It's a tremendous benefit to have at your disposal.
Can you change anything besides the shaft and the CG location in the clubhead?
Yes, the range of differently weighted MWT weights that come with the r7 CGB MAX Limited give you the ability to change the club's launch conditions and swingweight.
How many different launch conditions are possible with the r7 CGB MAX Limited?

The nine included weights allow for 357 CG locations. When you multiply that by three shafts, the result is a staggering 1,071 possible sets of launch conditions.

How much can you affect shot direction with the r7 CGB MAX Limited's Movable Weight Technology?

TaylorMade testing indicates that the r7 CGB MAX Limited's MWT makes possible more than 6 millimetres of CG movement between the heel and toe, and promotes up to 33 yards of trajectory change from side to side.

Can you use any TaylorMade MWT torque wrench to install a different shaft onto the r7 CGB MAX Limited clubhead?

No, you must use the red TaylorMade r7 CGB MAX Limited torque wrench, which comes with the r7 CGB MAX Limited driver, to install a different shaft onto the clubhead. That's because the red r7 CGB MAX Limited torque wrench delivers 40 inch-pounds of torque, which is necessary to attach the clubhead securely to the shaft. Standard r7 torque wrenches deliver only 30 inch-pounds of torque, which is enough to securely install MWT weights into the clubhead, but not to secure a shaft and the clubhead together.

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