TaylorMade R15 driver v AeroBurner driver comparison

We take a look at the difference between TaylorMade's R15 and Aeroburner drivers in our video comparison

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We take a look at the difference between TaylorMade's R15 and AeroBurner drivers in our video comparison

Above, we take a look at the difference between the TaylorMade R15 driver and the AeroBurner driver in our video comparison.

According to TaylorMade, the AeroBurner is the brand’s ‘fastest and most aerodynamic’ driver to date. The key innovation is a new speed pocket that extends deeper into the club, increasing the size of the sweet spot and producing higher ball speeds.

This slot technology is also accompanied by a high-strength flexing club face.

The R15 driver marks 15 years of ‘R Series’ innovations, and refined versions of Inverted Cone Technology, the Adjustable Loft Sleeve and Ultra-Thin Wall Casting can all be found.  

The main story though is the advancement of the Speed Pocket from the SLDR driver, which has been replaced by a new Front Track system that is 12mm closer to the face.

This helps move 40g of mass closer to the face for a lower and more forward CG for reduced spin.

This Front Track system also houses two 12.5g weights that can be placed in the toe (to reduce hooks), heel (reduce slices), centrally (more distance), or split between the heel and toe (more forgiveness).

The overall effect is a driver where 75% of its mass is low and forward to encourage a high launch, low spin flight for more distance and forgiveness.

As mentioned, Ultra Thin Wall Casting saves weight, Inverted Cone Technology expands the sweetspot, and the Adjustable Loft Sleeve offers 12 positions and 4° of loft adjustability, allowing you to get the most from the stock 9.5º, 10.5º, 12º and 14º heads.

The R15 driver will feature a satin white or gloss black finish, Fujikura Speeder shaft and Lamkin UTx grip, with 460cc (£369), 430cc (£369), 460cc TP (£429) and 430cc TP (£429) models on sale now.



Nick Bonfield
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Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x