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OBGOLF

20 June 2016

M Defines Distance

Last year TaylorMade launched M1. His “little brother”, M2, has just been launched. The M2 has the same multi-material construction that the M1 has, but TaylorMade have added a massive sweet spot. The sweet spot includes a higher MOI (moment of inertia), inverted cone technology, and a better-designed speed pocket. The internal acoustic engineering, which controls vibrations and pitch to produce a solid, hot, and crisp sound, is one of the M2’s key features.

TaylorMade's Inverted Cone Technology is also added in the M2 to expand the COR zone of TaylorMade drivers. It has the similar effect it has in irons - more ball speed and distance on off-center hits. For this reason, the M2 Driver is claimed to be more forgiving than its predecessor and the AeroBurner.

The M2 uses a carbon composite crown, which is 12 grams lighter than titanium. Instead of concentrating on adjustability, engineers decided to shift their focus to forgiveness and distance gains. TaylorMade removed the T-Track sliding-weight system from the sole. The removal created 15 grams of discretionary weight, which was redistributed lower back in the head for a higher moment of inertia (MOI) and launch angle.

TaylorMade claims the M2 will launch 0.5 degrees lower with 100 rpm more spin compared to the M1. Although the M2 doesn't have TaylorMade's T-Track system, it still features a 12-position adjustable hosel, which gives a golfer a choice to increase or decrease loft up to two degrees.

The new M2 is likely to be well received like its old brother, M1. The M1 became popular after Jason Day, who uses the driver, won the BMW Championship in 2015.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Massive Sweet Spot: engineered with high MOI, Inverted Cone Technology, and a redesigned Speed Pocket - three features that combine to produce maximum forgiveness across the face
  • Hot Trajectory: a low CG projection combined with a new Speed Pocket and exceptional aerodynamics generates a hot, high launch/low spin trajectory.

 Source: PGA Tour 

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