TaylorMade AeroBurner TP Driver
TaylorMade AeroBurner TP Driver
AeroBurner TP Driver
Made for Speed.
The name “AeroBurner” derives from the product’s advanced aerodynamics, a performance variable that TaylorMade researchers and developers have long obsessed over in their quest to engineer fast driver heads. To accomplish this, AeroBurner metalwoods feature an “Aero hosel,” (small fin located at the heel of the club to reduce drag) a raised center crown and rounded toe section. All three of these variables work as a system to improve aerodynamics and lower drag force. Additionally, the AeroBurner family has the largest Speed Pocket ever, which enhances the sweet spot and protects ball speed on mishits.
- Speed Pocket
- The driver’s biggest advancement is its new Speed Pocket which is twice as big as the JetSpeed (first driver to feature the technology). Unlike JetSpeed, AeroBurner drivers do not have loft sleeve technology which offers loft and lie adjustability. This allowed company engineers to extend the length of the Speed Pocket across the entire sole for maximum performance. In other words, this pocket increases the size of the sweet spot and reduces spin.
- Head Shape
- The advanced 460cc aerodynamic shape is designed with a rounder toe, raised center crown, reduced drop from crown to skirt, and new hosel fin.
- Inverted Cone
- The AeroBurner driver features an Inverted Cone which is a technology used in every TaylorMade driver since the R500 Series in 2002. The Inverted Cone milled into the inner side of the clubface promotes higher ball speed on off-center hits.
- Longer Hosel
- The TP driver has a longer .335 hosel to allow for a wide range of TP shaft offerings. Comes standard with the new Matrix Ozik 6X4 White Tie shaft.
- Standard Shaft: Matrix Ozik 6X4 White Tie
- Standard Grip: Lamkin UTx TP
TaylorMade AeroBurner TP Driver Expert Review
Written By: Bob Gomavitz
This is one of the few Drivers out there without any adjustable features. It’s a Point and Shoot Driver just like the past Burner offerings. The AeroBurner TP will feature an upgraded heavier shaft, a slightly flatter lie angle, plus an array of Custom Order Shafts. Looking down at the new AeroBurner TP you quickly noticed the Raised Center Crown creates an extra alignment aid to help frame the ball at address. You’ll also notice that TaylorMade has gone back to the White color-way which gives the head an even larger than it looks feel. The TP version sits square to a touch open when compared to the slightly closed non TP version and both versions have a slightly shallow face height.
The feel was very solid as I tend to find with any glued in heads. As for the sound, I always like the sound of the glued in heads as they seem to produce a more solid thud sound over the higher pitched sound from adjustable heads. Both of the AeroBurners models launch the ball quite high, as the 9.5 degree loft seemed more like 10 to 10.5 degrees for me. With the Upgraded Matrix White Tie shaft, my dispersion tighten up and the ball flight flatten out more so than with the non TP version. In my attempts to miss hit the this driver, I found it to be very forgiving with my miss hits way off the toe and somewhat forgiving when near the heel area due to the new longer Speed Pocket design.
Who's It For?
TP stands for Tour Preferred. This line is inspired by Touring Pro’s so better players or improving players trending towards becoming better players will tend to gravitate to the TP version vs the non TP version.
While the R15 TP may be the Flagship head for the 2015 season, the AeroBurner TP will offer a wide range of players a simple point and shoot driver that is forgiving, easy to launch and quite possibly one of the longest drivers for the 2015 season.