DEC. 20 CHAT WITH TAYLORMADE (Read what TMag replied to all of your questions pg 12)



  • teeituphighteeituphigh Head Professional - Hastings Golf Club, NZ Hastings, New ZealandMembers  1216WRX Points: 133Posts: 1,216 Platinum Tees
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    Hi, Id like to know if TMaG are assuming that (for the foreseable future atleast), if they will continue to produce products with a 12 month life cycle and if so, when do they think the bubble will burst as far as the consumer wanting to keep up with the newest TM clubs. Many consumers believe the constant bringing out of new product is putting them off purchasing at the current MSRP (which means lower turnover) as they know in a year it will be cheaper and at the very least they will A) be able to try the new club to see if it is any better and B) save themself a few hundred dollars if they do decide to purchase the older model (here in New Zealand)


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    Can you talk about the stock shaft options available with RBZ? And how does TaylorMade choose what stock shafts to offer? Thanks for your time.
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    • Can you tell us more about the new penta ASP and how that will further allow the golfer to adjust the face angle?
    • Is there a point where gaining more distance with a fairway wood becomes counter-productive?
    • The sole of the original R11 fairway woods seems to cause many concerns with turf interactions. Has this been addressed in the new R11 fairway woods?
  • DeCuchiDeCuchi Members  1122WRX Points: 6Handicap: 4.6Posts: 1,122 Platinum Tees
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    I'm interested in hearing about the RBZ fwy models vs the R11 fwy model. Also interested in the direction of the R series drivers. Will there be other variants like the superdeep to the R9?
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    With so many settings available for the new R11s driver, how do you ensure that the average Joe who cant make it down to THE KINGDOM, actually has a properly fit club/shaft... I know having been to the KiNGDOM i would never buy another driver without the benefit of a proper fitting/ setting up of my driver... but what about the rest of the public who doesnt have access to that and maybe doesnt know what to do with the club on their own? ever consider a quick instruction CD included with the purchase of each club?

    for kicks: can i please have an RBZ 3w?.... lol. no really, please?
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    Looking at the photos, it's tough to distinguish changes to the R11s 3 wood, although I read that it offers more loft adjustability.

    Will I be able to use my stable of shafts from the R9 and R11, or does the new wood have a different tip?
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    Where did the new 5 way ASP plate idea originate and how will all golfers benefit from it?

  • BuckyBadgerBuckyBadger Chicks dig me cuz I rarely wear underwear Members  3864WRX Points: 1Posts: 3,864 Bunkers
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    Will you guarantee me 15 extra yards with the RBZ 3 wood or my money back? image/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    Will the RBZ line be replacing Burner products in the future?
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    My questions to TaylorMade would be: What led you to picking the name and color pattern for the Rocketballz line? How many years does it take to come up with a final decision on a name and color? Also what led to TaylorMade putting the compression channel in their new line of clubs when it's already been out for a few years with Adams? Also was this NEW Rocketballz line built primarily with the though of gearing this towards a younger non traditional golfer? Thanks for the opportunity to ask you these questions.

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    Will the "tour" versions of the club be available in left-handed? If so what options? If not, why not?
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    With the driver the FCT is used in both the rocket and the r11 drivers but why not in rocketballz fairway wood or hybrid.
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    After reading about the inverted cone club face on the RBZ, could you describe this technology a bit and how it relates to the distance gains you have found in the RBZ line of woods.

    Thanks for the awesome oppertunity!

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    Question #1: Could you discuss the technology behind the compression channel and what benefits it brings the club in terms of accuracy/distance/forgiveness?

    Question #2: How did you determine the price point for the Rocketballz line?

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    While I understand the reasoning behind why you named this series this ...............................but do you think its possible you have jumped the shark in naming this new line?
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    Will the R9 and R11 FCT tipped shafts work on RBZ and R11s heads?
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    How will spin and launch with the RBZ compare to R11s, and Burner 2.0? I love the color scheme and name! Thanks!

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    How does the compression slot work and how does this differ from the spring effect of the face as per golf governing rules.
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    How did you end up at TMG, and if someone wanted your job, what would be the best way to break in?
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    Why not incorporate the RBZ technology into the R11s fairway and hyrbids?
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    With the RBZ fairway getting so much extra distance, many will find that it should be coming very close to their current driver distance. With this fact will the RBZ driver be giving just as much distance to get yardage gaps back to what we are used to with current TM set up?
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    We've seen the standard RBZ woods and irons. Can you elaborate on the performance differences the Tour models will have over the standard version? How would someone benefit from the RBZ/RBZ Tour over the R11S?

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    I've heard that the slot helps with ball speed when you hit the ball low on the face. Is that truly the case, and does the slot do anything for off-center (heel/toe) hits?
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    How do the spin rates for the two RBZ drivers compare to other TM heads specifically the R11 and R9 Supertri?

    Will a 13* RBZ fairway be offered?

    Thanks and looking forward to testing the new product.
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  • jaygalindojaygalindo Members  155WRX Points: 72Posts: 155 Bunkers
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    My question is about distance gaps for the new RBZ FW metal. If this 3 wood is so long because you guys are out to push the envelope as far as FW C.O.R. is concerned, will the driver be equally as long? If the distance gains are true it should be as long or close to my driver as far as distance is concerned.
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    Will TaylorMade be replacing the Penta ball with Rocket-balls ? They would match the new line perfectly.
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    I am sure that Taylor Made is extremely proud of all of the innovation that you have put in all your equipment over the last 5 years but could you nominate what you believe are your three greatest technological advances in the last 5 years.
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    From the pictures I've seen it looks like my r11 shaft will plug into the RBZ, is this correct? Also, what difference will I see with an RBZ head compared to an r11 and what pricing would I be looking at in a head only deal?
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    I've been playing titanium fairway metals since I've gotten serious about the game. Steel doesn't feel the same to me or really have the pop that I like of the titanium. In the video it was mentioned that TM looked into the resposiveness of titanium and didn't have anything like that in a steel head. My question is this, does TM believe with the R&D of the RBZ line that titanium fairway metals will become a thing of the past or will there be a titanium RBZ line in which even more distance is achieved? Thanks for taking the time to review the question and I'm already looking forward to next Wednesday! Keep up the good work Taylormade!
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    in reference to the speed pocket how is this technology different than what some other companies are doing out to allow you to push COR to its limit in Woods also is the inverted cone technology milled into the back of the face?

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