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TaylorMade M2 Driver Review
The TaylorMade M2 falls into the category of game improvement irons and it retails for $400 (MSRP). The M2 is the company's first driver made using a composite (or a multi-material) material, at least in the low-price bracket. Also, the TaylorMade M2 replaces the old AeroBurner driver, and with its black composite carbon-made crown combined with the titanium-white front section it looks very, but very different, compared to the old generation. Actually, I can safely state that the TaylorMade M2 looks just as great as the M1 (its bigger sibling), and that's remarkable. Due to the composite material in the crown, which is titanium based, the TaylorMade M2's crown is now 12 grams lighter. Consequently, the weight was moved lower, deep down into the head, in order to drop the CG (center of gravity) as low as possible. Thanks to this clever engineering trick, the new TaylorMade M2 has a CG 46 percent further back and 35 percent lower than the former AeroBurner driver. Just like in the M1 driver, the top of the face is lower than the top of the crown, greatly improving aerodynamics, reducing turbulence and making for a faster swing, which means more ball speed, hence more distance.
Usually speaking, a taller head translates into a higher center of gravity, but due to the ultra light carbon composite crown, the company managed to maintain the crown's height and in the same time to lower the center of gravity, offering the player the best of both worlds. Also, TaylorMade re-introduced their well known aluminum LoftSleeve, which is basically an adjustable hosel, offering you three settings for changing the loft.
The TaylorMade M2 sounds muted and solid upon ball impact, and the feel is very rewarding, courtesy of the Inverted Cone design of the club's face, i.e. a face with variable thickness. When hit correctly, the TaylorMade M2 performs like a missile launcher, being a long driver, generating a low spin/flat ball flight and an impressive mix of carry and roll. The driver works particularly well if you're a consistent swinger and if you're in the aforementioned category, this baby can launch a long way, being significantly better than last year's AeroBurner.