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TaylorMade has done an exceptional job of keeping their 2012 stuff under wraps. We do anticipate a follow up to the R11, a new wedge (rumored to have adjustable bounce), and a new Fairway wood. Rumors are that TaylorMade will be making one of the biggest distance claims ever with the new fairway wood, but until it happens this is all speculation.

 

So far only pics of the RocketBallz (Burner Replacement) driver, fairway, and irons have leaked. We've got them here.

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It is really starting to get boring. Every year the new stuff and in fact it is no better than last years, or the year before, or before that, and so on. But, people looking to buy a game support the companies and keep them in business.

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They look just like the original R9 faces in my opinion. The irons remind me of the "beautiful" Nike Matchspeed irons, but with a worse colour pallet. The good news is the R9 Supertri and Superdeep will go even lower now!!!! The lack of six-month cycles this year had kept the prices a little bit higher than usual

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The latest rumors:

 

The new R11 will have more adjustability at the hosel (+/- 1.5* of loft). To account for the greater changes in face angle, the ASP will have 5 positions, not just 3.

 

The ROCKETBALLZ fairway and hybrid will have max COR via some type of compression slot, but this technology will not be used in the R11 fairways or hybrids. Also, there will be 2 ROCKETBALLZ drivers, one deeper faced than the other.

 

The Burner line will still be around at the $199 and below price points.

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Can someone explain me the physics behind adjusting the loft? I have a hard time understanding how a horizontal torque-type movement can adjust a vertical loft when the hosel needs to be adjusted completely and leaving no space between shaft and head in order to work...

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Can someone explain me the physics behind adjusting the loft? I have a hard time understanding how a horizontal torque-type movement can adjust a vertical loft when the hosel needs to be adjusted completely and leaving no space between shaft and head in order to work...

 

I hope I'm answering what you're asking:

 

The actual loft of the clubhead is not adjusted by these types of mechanisms, but the effective loft is. A 10.5* head is always 10.5*, it was made that way at the factory and it never changes. However, the effective loft is only 10.5* when the face is square. When you set the head to an open setting, you need to close the face to return it to square at impact, thus decreasing the effective loft. The same works in reverse: if you close the face at address, you need to open it at impact, thus adding to the effective loft.

 

Hopefully that makes sense.

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MGS, you're slacking. Another site already has all of the new lines posted with in hand pics. The new velocity slot on the 3 wood is nice and subtle.

 

Slacking? If only...

 

 

When you've basically evolved into traditional media and you work closely with the big OEMs, and more importantly play 100% by their rules, they're going to incentivize you to remain in line. That means big ad money, trips out to the Kingdom, and access to the equipment. when they're ready to let you see it.

 

When you don't play by their rules, sometimes you have to sit on the images you got two months ago because it's impossible to have a 5 minute conversation without getting a strongly worded letter from somebody on the legal team. It sometimes sucks, but these are our circumstances.

 

One other note, I can appreciate that you spend time on other forums, and I know the rules on those other forums can be silly and childish, which means you've been conditioned not to write things like "mygolfspy" because of spam, but we're adults here, and we're not so petty as to pretend that we're the only game in town. So yeah..It's ok...you can say the name of the other site, even if they won't let you say the name of this one.

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I hope I'm answering what you're asking:

 

The actual loft of the clubhead is not adjusted by these types of mechanisms, but the effective loft is. A 10.5* head is always 10.5*, it was made that way at the factory and it never changes. However, the effective loft is only 10.5* when the face is square. When you set the head to an open setting, you need to close the face to return it to square at impact, thus decreasing the effective loft. The same works in reverse: if you close the face at address, you need to open it at impact, thus adding to the effective loft.

 

Hopefully that makes sense.

 

Yes it makes sense. So, the "final" loft will just depend on my ability to square the face after I open/close it.

 

Thank you mate....

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And as it turns out, today is the launch day. Pretty much everyone has pics right now. What I will say about WRX is they have their own (no doubt from their recent visit to the Kingdom). Everyone else is running with stock pics, but talking like they just discovered fire.

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I didn't use the name of the other site because I don't cross promote. FWIW, there's ways around their filters though.

 

We definitely see traffic coming in from there quite often. I just think it's silly that have it place to begin with. It's like if someone says our name 3 times, something really bad is going to happen.

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