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I'm currently gaming the Taylor Made 2016 M2. Question is....is it time to update my driver? I hit the M2 ok, but have any of you switched out your M2 for something else? Driving is not my strong point and I'm wondering if a new driver would help. It looks like there are a lot of M2 fans out there so have you tried anything else and stayed with your M2, or did you switch? I probably only carry the ball at the most 210 yards off the tee.

Taylormade M2 driver 10.5 S-flex Tensei 60 g.
Taylormade M2 3 wood R-flex stock shaft.
Tour Edge Exotic EX9 hybrids, 2 and 5 Recoil R-flex shaft.
Callaway CF 16 irons 5-PW Recoil Stiff shafts.
Titleist Vokey 50,54 and 58 wedges
Scotty Cameron 34" Newport

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The only diver out there that even interests me is the M6, however after watching numerous videos and side by side comparisons between the two there is not much of any performance gain. I’m sticking

The only thing that has challenged my 2016 M2 is the ST180 (and the 190 now). Still go back and forth depending on how I feel though

The only diver out there that even interests me is the M6, however after watching numerous videos and side by side comparisons between the two there is not much of any performance gain. I’m sticking with my 2016 M2 as well.

 

It’s early in the year so I would say go to a demo day near you to try different clubs and definitely try different shafts in your M2. The M2 matched with a shaft that works for you is a hard combo to beat.

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I used to have a TI M2 with a Kuro Kage XTS proto shaft. The 2016 M2 is one of the best drivers of all time. I still regret selling it.

Callaway Mavrik 10.5° w/ Aldila Rogue White 70 130MSI X
Titleist U510 1 Iron 16° w/ Fuji Atmos Black Tour Spec 9X
Titleist U510 2 Iron 18° w/ PX 6.0
Titleist 680 MB 3-PW w/ DG X100
TaylorMade MG2 TW 56°, 60° w/ DGS400
Odyssey White Hot Tour 7H 33"
 

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I say go for it. To me the M4 and M6 look a lot better and are a tad more forgiving. I recently traded a 2016 M2 for an M4 and won’t look back. If nothing else it makes me feel better having a driver 2 generations newer for a $180 upgrade cost with trade-in credit. Performance wise I think the stock shaft in the M2 was better.

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I'm going to game my 2016 M2 until the face cracks.

Personally find it to be plenty forgiving, if it goes THAT bad I know it's me and no driver is going to prevent that. It delivers numbers as good as anything released in the three years since it came out.

I prefer the look of the M3 and M4 behind the ball, but the difference for me is the sound/feel - for my ear, NOTHING released since the '16 M2 sounds as deep and solid, and therefore nothing feels as good. The newer Callaway's and TaylorMade's sound louder and more shrill/metallic. You might like that though.

I was actually late to the '16 M2, been gaming it for about a year. I just invested in a Tour AD IZ for it. My '16 M2 is going nowhere.

 

Ping G410 LST 9*, Tour AD-IZ 6s
TaylorMade M5, 15*, AD-DI 7s
Titleist 818, 19*, AD-DI 85s
Titleist 818, 23*, AD-DI 85s
Titleist T100, 5-9, AMT S300
Vokey SM8 Raw, 46*, S300
Vokey SM7 Raw, 50*, S300
Vokey WedgeWorks K, 54*, S300
Vokey SM7 Raw, 58K, S300
Odyssey O-Works Black 3T

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I upgraded from the 16 M2 to the new M6 and have regretted it. M6 didn’t have enough spin and just didn’t get the carry I did with the M2.

 

I now have the G410 Plus and have been pretty happy with it so far.

[color=#000000][b]TM 2016 M2 10.5 w/KK Silver 60 S [/b][/color]
[color=#000000][b]TM 2016 M1 3(15) w/KK Black 70 S [/b][/color]
[b][color=#0000ff]TM Rescue 11 3(18) w/NVS Org Next Gen 85 S
Nike VPC 4-PW w/Nippon Modus Tour 120 Stiff[/color][/b]
[color=#000000][b]TM MG2 52 SB and 58 LB w/DGS200  [/b]
[b]TM Spider X Copper [/b][/color]
[b][color=#000000]TM TP5 Pix[/color][/b]

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I'm currently bagging the M5 with my 16M2 8.5 TI head on the sidelines. Distance wise, nothing is going to beat the 16M2 on the purest strikes. It's as long as anything I've ever gamed or probably ever will.

 

I do find the M5 to be more forgiving and the adjustability really allows you to dial things in. Sound and feel is also an upgrade with the M5.

 

Bottom line- I'd still be happy gaming my M2 but considering I got the M5 for free with the 150% trade-in promo, I'll continue to game the M5.

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I have a 2016 M2 10.5*, regular shaft - just like the OP. I get the same distance from that as my G25, and both of those are a little longer than my G400. I think that it is shaft dependent in the G25, because my G25 (9*, but played in + position) regular shaft frequencies firmer than the other regular shafts that I tried when I bought it. I got lucky with that shaft. The 2016 M2 is a little easier for me to play right to left, so I play it from time to time. I almost gave it to a friend, but I'm glad I didn't, as i had a nice driving day with it last fall.

 

I will be trying a G410 at some point this summer. You never know where you can find a unicorn.

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I went from 2016 M2 to 2017 M2 to M4 back to 2016 M2. It's an awesome club. That said, I'm in love with the M5. Sounds better than M6 to me. I've struggled to play a cut shot but this one does it. I've never had better control with a driver. It's paired with a 130 Rogue White thanks to TollBros. I'm sure the 2016 M2 could compete in distance but the forgiveness, adjustability, and feel of the M5 is the best driver I've ever hit.

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I have a '16 m2, pure distance impossible to beat

Now for straightness and long drives I have found the '16 GBB to be better. Also my gamer is a G400 LST ... super straight and not prone to the bigger misses the m2 sometimes delivers. I prefer the smaller footprints of the above 2 drivers. When I go from the LST to the M2 .. the m2 looks MASSIVE to the point it is offputting


Ping G400 Max 10.5* Fubuki K 60x : Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard 63x
Ping G400 7w 19.5* Blueboard 73x : Callaway Apex '16 4h 23* Fubuki 82x

Callaway Apex CF16 5i AD DI 85x  :  6i - PW Recoil Prototype 95 f4
Vokey SM2 50*  Vokey SM2 TVD 54*m & 59*m DG s400 Onyx

Callaway ‘19 PM Grind 64* DG s400 Onyx ~~ Piretti Matera Elite
 

 

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Its a bomber of a head, best feeling of all of the M series heads. I would be gaming it if I could track down an 8.5 head. I have a retail and t.i. 10.5 with 70tx pro orange and they launch a little high even turned down 2 degrees. Nothing is going to produce better ballspeed than this head. My superfast long hosel gives me a better flight and is only 1-2mph less ballspeed, spin rates are lower with the superfast. The 16m2 is One of the best units ever made.

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I want to love it because the distance and accuracy is there, but the feel is just so "bleh" to me. Even with the AD DI. Can't put my finger on it. Maybe I could post a sound bite of the sound I make every time after I hit it. Went back to 910 D3 for now. Might be losing a couple yards but I've got to have a good feeling driver. Distance isn't everything to me.

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Thanks for the replies. My current M2 shaft is the stock R that I cut down a few inches. I think I will get another shaft and try it because it sounds like the responses are confirming that the M2 is still a great driver. I did go to a shop the other day and tried a Ping G410, Callaway epic and an M6. I still feel that my M2 feels much better than any of them. Now to try and figure out a new shaft. I imagine that it will be strictly guesswork. I don't know of any place to try new shafts in my current driver.

Taylormade M2 driver 10.5 S-flex Tensei 60 g.
Taylormade M2 3 wood R-flex stock shaft.
Tour Edge Exotic EX9 hybrids, 2 and 5 Recoil R-flex shaft.
Callaway CF 16 irons 5-PW Recoil Stiff shafts.
Titleist Vokey 50,54 and 58 wedges
Scotty Cameron 34" Newport

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Love the 2016 M2... in my opinion it was far better than the 2017 M2... I hated the M3... M4 was just okay... also tried the G400... like OG M2 better than all of the above. Probably TMs best driver ever in my opinion. I'm currently in the honeymoon phase w my F9, but M2 isn't going anywhere. Love that driver.

[b]•Ping G400 Max 10.5* Driver (Stiff)[/b]
[b]•Ping 2014 Rapture 13* Fairway Wood (Stiff)[/b]
[b]•Ping G410 16* Fairway Wood (Stiff)[/b]
[b]•Ping G410 19* Hybrid (Stiff)[/b]
[b]•[/b][b]Ping G700 Irons (5-PW) (Stiff)[/b]
[b]•Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedges (50* SS / 54* ES / 58* TS)[/b]
[b]•[/b][b]Ping Dale Anser Vault 2.0 Copper Putter[/b]
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This driver for me has been as good as anything, and my longest drives these days never seem to eclipse my previous driver, although avg is up. M2 is just working great, staying with it.

TM 2016 M2 12* - OG Grafalloy Blue X, 43.5"

TEE XCG7 16.5* 4w, OG Grafalloy Blue S, 41.75"

Cally Rogue X 18.5* 4i, Diamana 70 S, 39.75"

Cobra King OS 4-G, TT XP95 R300, -.5"

Vokey SM8 54.14F, 60.10S

"Rusty" Byron DH89 Slant Pipe // Byron GSS DH89 Long Slant // GOAT NP2 Tiger Putter

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Still holding onto my 16 M2 (Rogue black shaft) as well. Picked up a G400 Max last year but it couldn't kick the M2 out.

I picked up an F9 (HZRDUS Smoke shaft) this year and my miss is much more playable with little loss in ball speed / distance.. so for now it's staying in the bag. Echoing others though, when you hit the M2 dead nuts nothing is going to beat it.

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The only thing that has challenged my 2016 M2 is the ST180 (and the 190 now). Still go back and forth depending on how I feel though

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Taylormade SIM 9.5* Ventus Black 6X
Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
Taylormade SIM 19* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
Taylormade P760 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
Taylormade Spider X Tour

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> @fillwelix said:

> The only thing that has challenged my 2016 M2 is the ST180 (and the 190 now). Still go back and forth depending on how I feel though

 

haven't seen you in a bit - (got nothing to add to the thread lol) just wanted to say hey man, hope all is well!

SIM 9* (set 1 tick higher loft) / Tensei AV White RAW prototype 2.0 65TX tipped 1" playing 45"

Epic Flash SZ / 3+ (set -1/N) / HZRDUS Smoke Black 75g 6.5 tipped 2"

SIM Max 3H / Tensei PW Hybrid 100TX

Apex MB Chrome / 3-PW / Modus 130 X

MD4 Chrome / 52, 56, 60 / DG 115 S200 (for now)

Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5"

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> @gioguy21 said:

> > @fillwelix said:

> > The only thing that has challenged my 2016 M2 is the ST180 (and the 190 now). Still go back and forth depending on how I feel though

>

> haven't seen you in a bit - (got nothing to add to the thread lol) just wanted to say hey man, hope all is well!

 

Hope all's well with you too man! Moved up to Boston last fall, let me know if you're up in this neck of the woods some time!

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Taylormade SIM 9.5* Ventus Black 6X
Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
Taylormade SIM 19* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
Taylormade P760 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
Taylormade Spider X Tour

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