Accompanying the release of the R15 line-up, TaylorMade is also releasing the transformation of their JetSpeed driver for 2015 as the AeroBurner line. This lightweight driver (less than 300 grams total), is unique in a few ways. To start its lack of an adjustable hosel is an interesting move, said to be made because of the size of the speed pocket behind the face, which is nearly twice as large as the JetSpeed. This speed pocket extends from the heel to the toe of the club, and is said to create more spring-like effect with the face to help reduce ball spin while still maintaining a high launch, and high MOI on mishits. Additionally, and most notably, this new driver has a fin extending from the hosel, said to reduce drag, and increase club speed into impact (shown in the picture above).
The AeroBurner driver only comes in 460CC’s and comes in standard lofts starting from 9.5 degrees. Its stock shaft is a Matrix’s RUL-Z 60 and costs $299. The TP version features an upgraded shaft – the Matrix Ozik 6×4 White Tie and runs your $369. More shaft options are available in the TP version as well.
The speed pocket transcends the entire line up – from driver through to hybrids. The fairway woods and hybrids both use a ultra-thin, Ni-Co 300 superalloy steel faces, low profiles designed to keep center of gravity low to help get balls airborne.
The fairway woods will run your $229 for the regular version, and it comes in standard lofts for 3, 5 and 7-woods. The stock shaft is the Matrix’s Speed RUL-Z 60. The TP version is $299, and these have additional shaft options, and lie angles that are two degrees flatter, and face angles that are 1 degree open to help fight the draws of better players.
The hybrids start at $199 and are offered for 19 degrees to 28 degrees. The TP version is $269, and features the same alterations as the fairway woods.