TaylorMade M5 cracking already ???

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  • wfrogge1wfrogge1 Posts: 1,192 ✭✭
    Big Ben wrote:


    I wonder if TM will actually do anything at all. Lesson learned, don't buy a driver with a carbon fiber sole.




    Carbon is stronger than titanium. This is an engineering issue....
  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,914 ✭✭
    edited Mar 14, 2019 11:37am #273
    wfrogge1 wrote:


    Carbon is stronger than titanium. This is an engineering issue....




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    The manufacturer has announced that some head specifications have been changed to improve productivity.

    It is with the specification change for raising productivity by changing the shape of the rail part of the sole.

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  • Tdogg1690Tdogg1690 Members Posts: 9 ✭✭
    We have these in stock in the shop and one of the sole plates fell off after 2 balls on a demo head
  • VNutzVNutz Members Posts: 6,041 ✭✭
    And cue the speculation that one of the versions is hotter than the other...
  • mktroutmktrout Members Posts: 133 ✭✭


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    The manufacturer has announced that some head specifications have been changed to improve productivity.

    It is with the specification change for raising productivity by changing the shape of the rail part of the sole.

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    interesting, at least it doesnt look like the flap is just cut off like in the tour pic that was posted.
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  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members Posts: 4,725 ✭✭
    mktrout wrote:


    interesting, at least it doesnt look like the flap is just cut off like in the tour pic that was posted.




    It doesn't? How can you tell?



    And what's it matter if that's all that's been done to remedy the cracking? It looks like it was a completely unnecessary overhang anyway.
  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Posts: 1,894 ClubWRX
    mktrout wrote:



    Google Translate



    The manufacturer has announced that some head specifications have been changed to improve productivity.

    It is with the specification change for raising productivity by changing the shape of the rail part of the sole.

    GYaPEQA.png
    interesting, at least it doesnt look like the flap is just cut off like in the tour pic that was posted.




    It actually looks exactly the same to me in that photo vs the M5 Tour photo posted earlier.
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  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience Members Posts: 5,967 ✭✭


    **** this is scary! I haven't owned a TM club for years because I hated their marketing and now I see this post?!?!?! Well I've had mine for almost 2 months now and haven't seen any cracking (yet). If it does I'm just requesting a refund and moving to Mizuno.


    If you do see cracking TM will send you a new head. They have been very good to me in regards to warranty replacement in the past.


    Tdogg1690 wrote:


    We have these in stock in the shop and one of the sole plates fell off after 2 balls on a demo head


    Wait. What do you mean... "sole plates fell off"? We have seen issues with cracking, but I havent heard anything about a sole plate falling off. Pictures?
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  • ignitewvuignitewvu Members Posts: 2,040 ✭✭
    Color me shocked there will be a V2 head & the M5Tour was delayed to grind the lip off of the weight track.
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  • RH82RH82 Members Posts: 1,982 ✭✭
    Any reports of this happening with the m6 or is this purely an m5 issue with the track system?
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  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,930 ✭✭
    With so many options out there I can’t see purchasing the V1 version of this driver. I’m sure the V2 has taken care of the issue. My only question is this, was there a reason for the initial design of that lip? Meaning, did they see something like tees jamming in the track during testing to develop it this way? I’m bet is yes. BB
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  • 3 Jack Par3 Jack Par I only answer to "Ace" now Members, ClubWRX Posts: 6,075 ClubWRX
    RH82 wrote:


    Any reports of this happening with the m6 or is this purely an m5 issue with the track system?


    There’s nothing like that on the sole of the M6, so I wouldn’t expect there to be an issue. I hit the M5 a few days ago, and it’s a really good performer, so it’ll be good if they get this flaw fixed.
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  • t4t3rt4t3r Members Posts: 2,652 ✭✭
    Big Ben wrote:


    With so many options out there I can’t see purchasing the V1 version of this driver. I’m sure the V2 has taken care of the issue. My only question is this, was there a reason for the initial design of that lip? Meaning, did they see something like tees jamming in the track during testing to develop it this way? I’m bet is yes. BB




    TM will replace it with a brand new head, maybe even the whole club if you have issues. There’s no reason NOT to purchase it if it’s the driver you want/fits.
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  • mktroutmktrout Members Posts: 133 ✭✭
    yea thats great, but i'm going on two weeks now without a driver...
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  • mktrout said:
    yea thats great, but i'm going on two weeks now without a driver...
    That’s a problem 
  • mktroutmktrout Members Posts: 133 ✭✭
    Got mine back today finally, and its Version 2! See photos, much less overhang.
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  • ignitewvuignitewvu Members Posts: 2,040 ✭✭

    @mktrout said:
    Got mine back today finally, and its Version 2! See photos, much less overhang.

    Glad they made it right, the M5 is a really solid club but man this whole lip thing was not overblown at all. It's a fiasco IMO.....

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  • Ti-Cip Ti-Cip Members Posts: 813 ✭✭

    just wondering if anyone has gotten any recent m5's and if tm has redesigned the sole yet?

  • t4t3rt4t3r Members Posts: 2,652 ✭✭

    @Ti-Cip said:
    just wondering if anyone has gotten any recent m5's and if tm has redesigned the sole yet?

    There is photos of someone receiving the "fixed" one a couple posts up. Also saw photos of the revamped non-tour M5 version from another forum that a user had received straight from TM.

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  • Ti-Cip Ti-Cip Members Posts: 813 ✭✭

    isn't the pic above of a non tour m5?

  • Ti-Cip Ti-Cip Members Posts: 813 ✭✭

    what's really sad is I have talked to TM cs a number of times, in fact, just got off the phone with a guy no more than 20 mins ago, and no one there has heard of this issue. yet, so far I have seen a few pics of m5 tour and non tour that seem to revised this issue.

  • Ri_RedneckRi_Redneck Leather for Life!! Members Posts: 5,433 ✭✭

    Wait, I thought these multi-million dollar R&D departments couldn't make a stupid mistake like this. Guess maybe they should hire more garage engineers!

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  • Ti-Cip Ti-Cip Members Posts: 813 ✭✭

    btw, not only did tm cs NOT know of this cracking issue, but they have no knowledge of a V2

  • 11forgedblades11forgedblades Members Posts: 555 ✭✭

    I'm skeptical that TM cs dept doesn't know. I'm sure the average Joe out there probably has no idea, but if WE know...how can they not?

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  • Ti-Cip Ti-Cip Members Posts: 813 ✭✭

    @11forgedblades said:
    I'm skeptical that TM cs dept doesn't know. I'm sure the average Joe out there probably has no idea, but if WE know...how can they not?

    i called them, and i am from a TM account, and the tm cs rep i talked too and I've talked to others in the last few months about this issue are telling me they haven't heard of any issues with the m5 nor have they heard of any v2.

  • mktroutmktrout Members Posts: 133 ✭✭

    well I clearly have a V2 that was a replacement and the guy at the store that called them said when he called they just said "it is cracked at the overhang? ok we'll send a new one"

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  • Ti-Cip Ti-Cip Members Posts: 813 ✭✭

    @mktrout said:
    well I clearly have a V2 that was a replacement and the guy at the store that called them said when he called they just said "it is cracked at the overhang? ok we'll send a new one"

    im not questions you, im saying its sad that TM doesn't seem to acknowledge this problem nor that a v2 is avail.. that's what i'm saying. read my initial comment, i think it';s pretty clear what i'm saying. im actually very excited that there's proof that there is a design change.

  • mktroutmktrout Members Posts: 133 ✭✭

    wasnt disagreeing with you, just TM in general

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  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,930 ✭✭
    edited Mar 30, 2019 5:15pm #301

    TM would have no reason to embellish this situation unless you actually have a warranty claim. That’s just the nature of business. They are keenly aware of this defect in design. BB

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