One of the biggest features of the V Steel is its "V" sole. The "V" extends from the face and tapers to the back of the wood. The main purpose of the sole is to reduce the amount of club that touches the turf. TaylorMade says the sole reduces turf resistance and allows the player to get more out of the wood. Makes sense to me. The face is made separate from the rest of the club and then welded on. This allows the V Steel to have a high (but legal) COR value. The face of the TaylorMade V Steel is what I would consider "semi-shallow". There are not too many situations that the V Steel cannot handle. The face is deep enough that a player can tee the ball up with confidence but it is shallow enough to keep a low center of gravity. The stock shafts chosen by TaylorMade are more than adequate for the average player. TaylorMade's custom department also provides numerous different upgrades and I don't know of too many players that have had a hard time finding a good fit.
We just don't hear too many bad things about the TaylorMade V Steel. People seem to really enjoy using this club and they rave about how long it is. TaylorMade has designed an effective wood without sacrificing a traditional look. The only knock that I ever get is that the V Steel isn't forgiving enough for a 25+ handicap. I guess you will never make a "perfect" club but this one is great for the majority of golfers.
Overall Rating – 80%
Target Handicap: Anyone
Ball Flight: Mid to High
Lofts Available: 13 degree, 15 degree, 16.5 degree, 18 degree, 21 degree, 24 degree
Shafts: M.A.S. 2 FW graphite, Dynamic Gold Lite