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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2720 on: August 28, 2013, 08:31:00 PM »

Gave the R1 a try with an Oban Kiyoshi White 04 flex cut to my preferred length of 44.75".  Best combo yet.  Amazing how different the Kiyoshi White felt from the Purple.  Pretty much the ideal trajectory and a good balance of kick/control.

Was still shorter than the Cobra ZLE w/ Fuji Fuel though so this marks the end for me and the R1, but if you ever get a chance to hit that head/shaft combo I strongly suggest you give it a whirl. 
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2721 on: August 28, 2013, 08:50:22 PM »

What type of differences did you see? That's great though you've found that combo with with the Fuel and ZLE.
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2722 on: August 29, 2013, 06:24:39 AM »

Not sure if you're referring to differences between the R1 and ZLE or differences between the shafts I tried in the R1 so I'll answer both ways to be safe.

The differences between the white vs purple: 
-white had tighter dispersion and much lower ball flight.  Was getting some pretty impressive roll out and rarely had "tailing" where a draw or fade just keeps drawing or fading forever rather than slowly decaying the spin.  The quick in the White was much easier to time than the bullwhip like kick in the Purple.  I will say the longest drives I hit overall with any head/shaft combo were with the Purple when I did time it right.  The Kiyoshi White was the best combo I tried with the FUEL 60, then factory Aldila RIP Phenom-55 behind it and the Purple last.

The differences between the R1 w/ Kiyoshi White and the ZLE w/ FUEL or FUEL TS:
-DISTANCE:  the ZLE w/ FUEL was only about 5-10 yards longer distance wise, but the difference maker was how the distance was achieved.  The Kiyoshi White was rolling like 20 yards at the end to get there and the FUEL was carrying all but 5-8 yards of that distance.  With how often it rains and my preference for carry over roll for accuracy sake that was an easy choice.  The FUEL TS only added to that margin by another 5-8 yards since it does spin less, but also draws/fades less and instead comes off as more of a push/pull flight which still has me pondering the winner between the FUEL and FUEL TS.
-ACCURACY:  the ZLE is quite a bit more forgiving than the R1 for me and that was consistent across 3 different shafts in the ZLE and 4 different shafts in the R1.  Less loss of distance on heel/toe hits and those hits went straighter too.  So the misses were more on line and the center hits were more accurate as well.  The ZLE seems to hold a better line for me than the R1.


Overall I think it really came down to the difference in the balance point between the two.  The R1 felt head heavy with all shaft and lengths tried.  The ZLE felt more balanced while providing plenty of heft in the head to know where it is throughout the swing. 

Hope this was helpful in some way. 
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2723 on: August 29, 2013, 06:27:44 AM »

are you selling any of those kiyoshi's?
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2724 on: August 29, 2013, 06:31:41 AM »

I had the Purple listed on here for a few days and nobody jumped on it so it went to fleabay and sold in an hour for $65 more than I had it listed on here.

The R1 and Kiyoshi White are on fleabay as of the day before yesterday.  I debated selling them separately or together and ultimately just listed them together. 
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2725 on: August 29, 2013, 06:32:19 AM »

I had the Purple listed on here for a few days and nobody jumped on it so it went to fleabay and sold in an hour for $65 more than I had it listed on here.

The R1 and Kiyoshi White are on fleabay as of the day before yesterday.  I debated selling them separately or together and ultimately just listed them together.
damnit i want the white!!!
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2726 on: August 29, 2013, 06:49:38 AM »

I don't know if I love my R1. I need to give it time because it can be a bomber but damn I am so inconsistent with it right now
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2727 on: August 29, 2013, 06:56:14 AM »

I don't know if I love my R1. I need to give it time because it can be a bomber but damn I am so inconsistent with it right now

I found that you need to definitely hit this thing in the sweet spot.  I've gotten some really weird ball flight when I didn't.
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2728 on: August 29, 2013, 06:57:09 AM »

I found that you need to definitely hit this thing in the sweet spot.  I've gotten some really weird ball flight when I didn't.
agreed...the weird thing is if you hit it off the extreme toe the results aren't too bad lol
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2729 on: August 29, 2013, 06:57:55 AM »

I agree with you dudes.

what sucks is that I am in complete driver debate right now. I hate that
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2730 on: August 29, 2013, 06:58:16 AM »

agreed...the weird thing is if you hit it off the extreme toe the results aren't too bad lol

That is true.  Sometimes you think you hit it terribly off the toe and it ends up being one of the better drives, lol.
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2731 on: August 29, 2013, 06:58:24 AM »

I agree with you dudes.

what sucks is that I am in complete driver debate right now. I hate that
if you want, i'll bring a black tie for you to try in it? see if you like it?
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2732 on: August 29, 2013, 06:58:47 AM »

I agree with you dudes.

what sucks is that I am in complete driver debate right now. I hate that

You'll have a great variety to hit in a few weeks....
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2733 on: August 29, 2013, 06:59:17 AM »

I agree with you dudes.

what sucks is that I am in complete driver debate right now. I hate that

Dude, just flip it over, stand on the other side of the ball and smash it.  8)
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2734 on: August 29, 2013, 07:08:57 AM »

Dude, just flip it over, stand on the other side of the ball and smash it.  8)
I might do better
You'll have a great variety to hit in a few weeks....
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if you want, i'll bring a black tie for you to try in it? see if you like it?

I have a black tie, the rocketballz adapter doesn't work for the R1 does it
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2735 on: August 29, 2013, 07:14:04 AM »


I have a black tie, the rocketballz adapter doesn't work for the R1 does it

nope...mine has the R1 adapter
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2736 on: August 29, 2013, 07:17:18 AM »

nope...mine has the R1 adapter

Dang just noticed your sig with the Fuel shaft. How's it treating you dude?
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2737 on: August 29, 2013, 07:19:44 AM »

nope...mine has the R1 adapter

that has to be one of the dumbest moves TM ever did
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2738 on: August 29, 2013, 07:20:22 AM »

Dang just noticed your sig with the Fuel shaft. How's it treating you dude?
only had a few holes with it...it feels very very different than the black tie. i'm giving it a workout this afternoon and i'll post back with a review
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Re: TaylorMade R1 Driver Reviews
« Reply #2739 on: August 29, 2013, 07:22:35 AM »

Cool it'll be interesting to get your feedback.

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