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Just a heads up , My local driving range and club fitter told me that the taylormade rep stopped by yesterday ( I wasnt there ) with the new Taylormade Stealth Driver for 2022 . It has a carbon graphite face ( no titanium ) and its black and red with a matching black and red ventus shaft that the owner there described as really neat ... He was also allowed to hit a few ... He was impressed ... Why he didnt call me and take a few pics is not nice ...lol  Apparently the crown is painted and the carbon is not noticeable and the reveal is coming early January 2022 ...

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Thank you for sharing... Typically carbon graphite is not as durable as titanium, if this is true I would be interested to see how Taylormade make sure the face is durable.

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Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone Xtreme 9.0* Fujikura Motore X F1 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Motore X F1 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :srixon-small: Srixon ZX5 4-6 (1 degree weak), ZX7 7-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 3 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

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Yep, in the Golfwrx thread on this topic, i already have made the commitment to purchase this new driver 🤣

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Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
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15 hours ago, jayjay0808 said:

Thank you for sharing... Typically carbon graphite is not as durable as titanium, if this is true I would be interested to see how Taylormade make sure the face is durable.

I think you need to look at other things.  Carbon Fiber is lighter so it can be thicker than titanium which should give it more strength.    All we can do is wait and see.  

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14 hours ago, dlow206 said:

Yep, in the Golfwrx thread on this topic, i already have made the commitment to purchase this new driver 🤣

I'll wait and see how it performs when I do driver testing......hopefully in a couple of weeks based on one of the latest MGS instagram stories.  

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Looks like they are taking a page out of their 2013 Japanese Gloire release and applying the carbon fiber face to the stealth driver instead of using a titanium face.  This has to free up a TON of weight up front from the heaviest part of the face so that they can move it around to other areas of the head.  I'd bet you can really tune the performance of the face as well since you are essentially putting in layers of carbon fiber where you want to control the flex across the face.

 

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8 minutes ago, 03trdblack said:

Looks like they are taking a page out of their 2013 Japanese Gloire release and applying the carbon fiber face to the stealth driver instead of using a titanium face.  This has to free up a TON of weight up front from the heaviest part of the face so that they can move it around to other areas of the head.  I'd bet you can really tune the performance of the face as well since you are essentially putting in layers of carbon fiber where you want to control the flex across the face.

 

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Didn't realize that TM used carbon fiber in the face in a previous model, thanks for the info. 

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Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
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Saw it on golfwrx- yeah- I'll wait for next year's model and see how this crop does first. TM is good about warranty but I'm ducking of losing 600 clams out of my pocket. 

 

 

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Not sure I’d be interested as I got a new driver this last year and am not really a TM guy. I did talk to someone who happened to hit next years Cobra driver, which I believe will go back to the LTD moniker. They said was a absolute monster. Will be interested to see how it looks and the testing goes. 

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Graphite faces were tried over 25 years ago by Yonex, Yamaha and others.  Time will tell but I would not touch one in the first year.

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TXG Custom T. Made SIM Max 7-wood 21*, Accra 140 M2 

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2 hours ago, John Bachman said:

Not sure I’d be interested as I got a new driver this last year and am not really a TM guy. I did talk to someone who happened to hit next years Cobra driver, which I believe will go back to the LTD moniker. They said was a absolute monster. Will be interested to see how it looks and the testing goes. 

I have pictures of the Taylormade and the Cobra drivers up on my Instagram page if you want to see them early. 

https://www.instagram.com/rob.c.slade/

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2 hours ago, rgk5 said:

Graphite faces were tried over 25 years ago by Yonex, Yamaha and others.  Time will tell but I would not touch one in the first year.

I gamed the original Callaway C4 for a couple years, some hated the sound, didn't bother me and after fitting for it, performed well. 

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2 hours ago, rgk5 said:

Graphite faces were tried over 25 years ago by Yonex, Yamaha and others.  Time will tell but I would not touch one in the first year.

Like I mentioned earlier, keep in mind that they started using a carbon fiber face tech in the Japanese (JDM) market as early as around 2013 with the Gloire line of drivers. We're just now getting a taste of it here in the US so the tech is going to be well tested already. 

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You may want to check with a mod, but I’m fairly sure MGS forum isn’t allowed to have any photos of embargoed product on it. 

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Srixon ZX7 7-PW

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1 hour ago, jddaigneault said:

You may want to check with a mod, but I’m fairly sure MGS forum isn’t allowed to have any photos of embargoed product on it. 

This is true. Altho it really isn't stated we encourage members to wait or find these leaked photos elsewhere unless they are posted by the OEM. 

Keep in mind with our testing these OEM's are giving MGS product to test for our members and we like to abide by their release dates. Truthfully these photos can be found just about anywhere so it won't take much searching, but again we will hide posts if they are leaked early. Don't want a small leaked photo to be the cause of potentially not getting a testing opportunity!

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I'm still not sure how companies like Taylormade think that media embargoes apply to individuals on social media. Individuals don't have any sponsorships to lose and aren't a part of any media organizations so how exactly can they demand someone remove pictures they find around on the internet? 

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43 minutes ago, 03trdblack said:

I'm still not sure how companies like Taylormade think that media embargoes apply to individuals on social media. Individuals don't have any sponsorships to lose and aren't a part of any media organizations so how exactly can they demand someone remove pictures they find around on the internet? 

WE all know pictures get leaked;  some intentionally some not.   They may request an individual to remove it from social media like twitter, facebook, instatgram but probably wouldn't do anything if you didn't.   An individual posting pictures on sites like MGS, WRX, THP, etc will probably result in the site owners being notified and  requested to remove the pictures with threats of legal action if they don't.   Media outlets typically have non disclosure agreements in place.  

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