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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1180 on: May 21, 2013, 09:22:43 PM »

Can't argue with results :)
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1181 on: May 21, 2013, 09:29:15 PM »

To quote Doc Brown from Back to the Future; "Damn.  Damn, damn.  Damn, damn, damn." 

No secret I hate Taylor Made and feel they have done more to mislead and distort the perceptions of equipment for amateurs than any single other company in golf. 

But damn those guys make a helluva driver.  Went to Golfsmith and hit my ZLE, Cobra Amp Cell Pro, 913 D2/3, Ping G25, Anser and X-Hot/XHP.........................  Then begrudgingly took the R1 the guy handed me after staring at it in his hand and having a minor moral crisis for what seemed like an eon but was 2 seconds.  He said this will one will work best for you, I bet you $50 if you take honest swings and don't tank it on purpose.

He was right.  By a mile.  Longest driver I hit by a good margin. 

Still the worst feeling driver I hit that day, but the Phenom 55-S fit my swing like an absolute glove.  It was the longest by far with the only other club within earshot being the Cobra Amp Cell Pro (which was also the best feeling by the way), but the CACP was all over the place and they didn't have the plethora of shafts to dial it in like the R1 so I gave up trying to make it work. 

The one I bought off the 'bay came in today so we will see if the launch monitor results hold up or not on the course tomorrow. 

Damn Taylor Made...................

Very transparent post dude. I like a couple things you said. First, the guy knew you well enough to require honest swings and that you might tank it, lol. That's awesome.
Second, Im curious if you see the same thing on the course too. I did not but I seem to be in the minority on that one.
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1182 on: May 21, 2013, 09:31:53 PM »

Very transparent post dude. I like a couple things you said. First, the guy knew you well enough to require honest swings and that you might tank it, lol. That's awesome.
Second, Im curious if you see the same thing on the course too. I did not but I seem to be in the minority on that one.

Me thinks you should try again without trying to tank it. Just kidding the cobra works for you don't **** it up lol
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1183 on: May 21, 2013, 09:33:30 PM »

Very transparent post dude. I like a couple things you said. First, the guy knew you well enough to require honest swings and that you might tank it, lol. That's awesome.
Second, Im curious if you see the same thing on the course too. I did not but I seem to be in the minority on that one.

Were you slicing it?  Tom Wilson says it's wide open on some settings.  He measured it with his face angle machine.

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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1184 on: May 21, 2013, 09:36:33 PM »

Me thinks you should try again without trying to tank it. Just kidding the cobra works for you don't **** it up lol

haha, Yeah I tend to agree no need to **** up a beautiful thing with the AMP Cell

Were you slicing it?  Tom Wilson says it's wide open on some settings.  He measured it with his face angle machine.

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Yes, off the planet slices. The only driver of my early golf season that did that.
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1185 on: May 21, 2013, 09:38:20 PM »

haha, Yeah I tend to agree no need to **** up a beautiful thing with the AMP Cell

Yes, off the planet slices. The only driver of my early golf season that did that.

Well I think you should buy another me.  Declare war on slices.

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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1186 on: May 21, 2013, 09:39:36 PM »

Well I think you should buy another me.  Declare war on slices.

Kevin

Wtf kind of confusing Freddie speak is this?
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1187 on: May 21, 2013, 09:41:15 PM »

Hmmm, all my misses were slices....   Where can a guy get a digital measurement (fo' free) or how are you all checking your face angles?
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1188 on: May 21, 2013, 09:43:05 PM »

I also failed to mention that since I sold out, I sold out hardcore.  Ordered up a GD Tour AD-DI 6S since with the TM's you can get every shaft under the sun to experiment with.  Always wanted to try that shaft.  Might order a Fuel too since I've been loving it in my ZLE. 
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1189 on: May 21, 2013, 09:45:30 PM »

Golf Galaxy or Golf Smith will check that for you. I like it allfours, go big or go home. You know jred was selling a Tour Spec white fuel but its got a Cally adapter on it.
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1190 on: May 21, 2013, 09:58:55 PM »

Hmmm, all my misses were slices....   Where can a guy get a digital measurement (fo' free) or how are you all checking your face angles?

Pudd posted an article Wishon wrote.  It's on here somewhere.  All the adjustable drivers were measured on different settings.

I know Tuna had some disagreement with the article.

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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1191 on: May 21, 2013, 10:00:32 PM »

Wtf kind of confusing Freddie speak is this?

Did I get page raped?
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1192 on: May 22, 2013, 07:46:55 AM »

Pudd posted an article Wishon wrote.  It's on here somewhere.  All the adjustable drivers were measured on different settings.

I know Tuna had some disagreement with the article.

Kevin
a lot of people had disagreement with the article. who knows. I still have my doubts about the R1. is gracie still not doing great with it?
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« Reply #1193 on: May 22, 2013, 08:00:29 AM »

a lot of people had disagreement with the article. who knows. I still have my doubts about the R1. is gracie still not doing great with it?

She's having a swing issue.  When she puts a swing on it, it's a monster.  But nobody can hit it with the move she's been putting on it.  She has a lesson yesterday which should help immensely.

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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1194 on: May 22, 2013, 08:19:02 AM »

I sent Pudd a message to order me a YouR1.  I keep wanting to try the Anser too but the R1 was only 1 yard behind it and only had a dispersion of 17 yards opposed to the Anser at 28 yards.  Long and straight amigos!

Plus according to the LM I was picking up almost 10 yards over my current driver and A LOT straighter. 
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1195 on: May 22, 2013, 08:53:07 AM »

no idea yet. Rumors are flying everywhere. It seems that some retailers are claiming that they will be getting them in limited availability and yet TMAG hasn't said a word yet, strange indeed.

Not strange at all. TMaG has better information control then the CIA. Hard to be the king of marketing if information is leaved that compromises the launch plans.

I suspect it's coming and I suspect it's going to be pricey. Definately more then the white version. I still don't like it.
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1196 on: May 22, 2013, 08:56:07 AM »

I sent Pudd a message to order me a YouR1.  I keep wanting to try the Anser too but the R1 was only 1 yard behind it and only had a dispersion of 17 yards opposed to the Anser at 28 yards.  Long and straight amigos!

Plus according to the LM I was picking up almost 10 yards over my current driver and A LOT straighter.

The launch monitors have a TM setting on them which produces fantastic numbers inside. Outside is the real world though.
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1197 on: May 22, 2013, 09:10:50 AM »

The launch monitors have a TM setting on them which produces fantastic numbers inside. Outside is the real world though.

Haha you a haterade
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« Reply #1198 on: May 22, 2013, 09:15:47 AM »

Haha you a haterade

lol, I hope it works for you Brooks because resale is awful haha
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #1199 on: May 22, 2013, 09:16:52 AM »

lol, I hope it works for you Brooks because resale is awful haha

Nothing is as awful as the Cleveland clubs I just had to move.  Anything is better than that.
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