Monday, July 28, 2008
Showcase: Taylormade Burner
|Ultra-Thin Wall Technology|
Yet another way for TaylorMade engineers to move weight to lower and deeper areas of the clubhead, Ultra-Thin Wall technology allows clubhead walls to be made extremely thin (.55 millimeters in some areas). By taking weight out of the upper portions of the clubhead and repositioning it in more useful locations, launch angle, spin rate and forgiveness are optimized.
|Draw Bias |
The Burner Rescue Hybrid High Launch is designed with a shallower face and deeper CG location as well as a slight draw bias. The draw bias not only helps fight slicing, but also promotes a higher ballflight. In contrast, the Tour Launch model features a deeper face profile and slight fade bias for a more piercing ballflight.
| Superfast Technology|
In an effort to help players produce increased swing speed, all Burner woods are fitted with specially designed composite shafts and grips. The High Launch models come with 60-gram shafts and 47-gram grips, while the Tour Launch models are fitted with 85-gram shafts and 52-gram grips.
The company that’s credited by many as a pioneer of the hybrid revolution with the introduction of the original Rescue model is back at it again, this time with new hybrids and fairway woods. Both new series of clubs are part of the company’s Burner family, led by the highly successful Tour Burner driver. Like the driver, the fairway woods and hybrids showcase TaylorMade’s Dual Crown technology, which creates a crown that’s significantly smaller than the sole of the club. This design element, combined with TaylorMade’s Ultra-Thin Wall technology allows for an extremely low and deep CG location. The result is a club that’s easy to get airborne with a relatively low rate of spin (the desired combination for distance). Available in High and Tour Launch models, the new Burner Fairway Woods and Rescue Hybrids also utilize TaylorMade’s SuperFast technology for faster swing speed. All Burner woods are available with premium aftermarket shaft options and a variety of custom fitting options.
In the photos below, you can clearly see the Dual Crown technology, which features a sole that’s significantly larger than the crown (notice the elongated toe region of the clubhead). In addition, you can see that the fairway wood (above) and hybrid (below), both of which are High Launch models, have relatively shallow face designs. Combined with a low and deep CG, this provides plenty of forgiveness and the high-launch, low-spin conditions needed for distance.