TaylorMade has launched its AeroBurner series with a matte white coloured driver, fairway and rescue club trio that feature an improved Speed Pocket and advanced aerodynamics to promote distance for all player types. AeroBurner metalwoods feature an ‘Aero hosel’, a small fin located at the heel of the club to reduce drag, with a raised centre crown and rounded toe section. TaylorMade says all three of these variables work as a system to improve aerodynamics and lower drag force.
The AeroBurner series has the largest Speed Pocket ever, which enhances the sweet spot and protects ball speed on mishits. The AeroBurner driver also features Inverted Cone, a technology used in every TaylorMade driver since the R500 Series in 2002. The Inverted Cone milled into the inner side of the clubface promotes higher ball speed on off-centre hits. Finally, the AeroBurner driver features a light 50-gram Matrix Speed Rul-Z shaft. The longer, lighter shaft and light grip adds up to less than 300 grams of total club weight, promoting faster swing speed.
The AeroBurner metalwood series includes the fairway wood and rescue club, both featuring the largest Speed Pocket in combination with an extremely low and forward centre of gravity (CG). The AeroBurner three metal is equipped with a Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 (X, S, R flexes) measuring at 43¼ inches. The overall length has been shortened from previous fairway offerings to increase its playability while maintaining the speed from new head advancements.
Like the driver and fairway wood, the AeroBurner rescue club has the same white crown with black contrasting face, and crown alignment features to help with accuracy and consistency needed for hybrid clubs. The AeroBurner rescue is equipped with Matrix RUL-Z 70 variant, which is slightly heavier to approach steel shaft weights, and fit better in iron flow sets. The overall club length has been shortened by ½ inch from the previous JetSpeed Rescue clubs to provide more playability and forgiveness.
With availability in January the AeroBurner driver (460cc) is offered in four lofts 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° and HL at £269. The AeroBurner three metal has a recommended price of £199 and the rescue club costs £159. Tour Preferred versions are available for the AeroBurner series.
Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade senior director of Product Creation for Metalwoods stated, “We’ve drastically improved the performance of the sole’s Speed Pocket and significantly improved the aerodynamics to deliver maximum speed to the golfer.” More at: www.taylormadegolf.com