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Anyone seen any videos on YouTube with the aforementioned distance/ball speed gains? It looks nice and a bigger, deeper face suits my miss, but is it faster/longer?

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My Stealth Plus has arrived…As always, TM marketing team is on point…

 

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4 hours ago, Micah T said:

Anyone seen any videos on YouTube with the aforementioned distance/ball speed gains? It looks nice and a bigger, deeper face suits my miss, but is it faster/longer?

 

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TaylorMade makes the best woods bar none. The new Stealth driver raises the bar again!  It's amazing how TM can continue to make the best drivers on the market.  I'm buying the new Stealth driver and 3 wood and looking for even longer drives!!!

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7 minutes ago, MonsterDrive385 said:

TaylorMade makes the best woods bar none. The new Stealth driver raises the bar again!  It's amazing how TM can continue to make the best drivers on the market.  I'm buying the new Stealth driver and 3 wood and looking for even longer drives!!!

While they may make the best driver for you,  what evidence do you have that they are the best for everyone?  

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19 minutes ago, MonsterDrive385 said:

TaylorMade makes the best woods bar none. The new Stealth driver raises the bar again!  It's amazing how TM can continue to make the best drivers on the market.  I'm buying the new Stealth driver and 3 wood and looking for even longer drives!!!

Is there an exception for PXG 5 woods?  😆  JK of course!

It will be interesting to see if the carbon face technology becomes the material of choice in the coming years.  

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24 minutes ago, cnosil said:

While they may make the best driver for you,  what evidence do you have that they are the best for everyone?  

Tiger uses TM.  Tiger is the greatest and proves that TM make the greatest woods!

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9 minutes ago, MonsterDrive385 said:

Tiger uses TM.  Tiger is the greatest and proves that TM make the greatest woods!

Not really sure that's the best way to measure a club's "greatness". Probably more a measure of how much $$$ TM had to spend on his sponsorship than anything else.

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40 minutes ago, MonsterDrive385 said:

Tiger uses TM.  Tiger is the greatest and proves that TM make the greatest woods!

Tiger has used a wide variety of clubs and has won tournaments/majors with other manufacturers.  They built and configured a club to work for Tiger.  What Tiger plays is meaningless to any other golfer and whenTiger was playing his best TM wasn't  in his bag.  
 

I have hit the stealth and in my opinion it is a good club, but I feel I hit other drivers better.   

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Guys he's a troller that has found his way from WRX. Ignore and he'll quitely go away. 

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13 hours ago, sandpounder said:

 

Yeah I’ve seen these: Rick doesn’t see a single yard of difference between the stealth and the sim 2, so the question remains, where are the gains?

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1 hour ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Guys he's a troller that has found his way from WRX. Ignore and he'll quitely go away. 

We only have room for one troller, and he goes by the name @Yellow Ball.

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16 minutes ago, Micah T said:

Yeah I’ve seen these: Rick doesn’t see a single yard of difference between the stealth and the sim 2, so the question remains, where are the gains?

Who cares whether Rick sees gains or not. That’s him, others may. Michael newton picked up over 1mph of swing speed with the new stealth drivers. Giving the potential pick up ball speed

One should test for themselves if the claims from  manufacturer are there or not. I’ve seen plenty of reviews for drivers from Callaway and TaylorMade where guys on YouTube or on a forum gained speed with a new driver and others didn’t.

If you don’t want to buy the latest and greatest that’s cool, nothing wrong with that, but knocking something without trying based on someone else’s results is a little silly.

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33 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Who cares whether Rick sees gains or not. That’s him, others may. Michael newton picked up over 1mph of swing speed with the new stealth drivers. Giving the potential pick up ball speed

One should test for themselves if the claims from  manufacturer are there or not. I’ve seen plenty of reviews for drivers from Callaway and TaylorMade where guys on YouTube or on a forum gained speed with a new driver and others didn’t.

If you don’t want to buy the latest and greatest that’s cool, nothing wrong with that, but knocking something without trying based on someone else’s results is a little silly.

Not knocking: see my 1st post. Just wanting to see anyone gain something. You said Michael newton gained? Cool I’ll check out his video: just wanted to hear/see someone quantify with actual data…

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50 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Who cares whether Rick sees gains or not. That’s him, others may. Michael newton picked up over 1mph of swing speed with the new stealth drivers. Giving the potential pick up ball speed

One should test for themselves if the claims from  manufacturer are there or not. I’ve seen plenty of reviews for drivers from Callaway and TaylorMade where guys on YouTube or on a forum gained speed with a new driver and others didn’t.

If you don’t want to buy the latest and greatest that’s cool, nothing wrong with that, but knocking something without trying based on someone else’s results is a little silly.

I know you know this, but a point that gets lost on many.

A 2022 driver release (by any company) isn't neccesarily designed primarily for the player that just purchased the 2021 driver and expects to find signicant distance gains.  There are a heck of a lot more players that bought drives 3, 5 or 10 years ago that are in the market this year.  The 10 year old drivers will definitely see a better performance if not in distance certainly in forgivenss if not both.   The players from 3 or 5 years ago may not have been fit and will see nice gains by getting properly fit, or heck they might just see gains from off the rack as well. 

So many people get caught up on is it any better than last years.   Well maybe it is, maybe it isn't signficiantly.  But that's for each individual buyer to determine.  

Are there palyers who bought a 2021 driver and hope to gain something with the 2022, I'm sure there are, I might even know someone like that 🙂   Whehter they find any measureable gains is to be seen, and it's up to them, if they feel it's worth the money to try, then so be it, what does it matter what Rick Shiels or any YT or even Most Wanted Testing for that matter say. 

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1. How old is your current driver? If 4 years or less, KEEP IT.

2. Upgraded Shaft? Get fitted at Club Champion or by a PGA Pro. Don't go to a Big Box store unless you want the guy who just worked at McDonald's to fit you! It's true! They have no hands on training by the manufacturer. I was trained in Carlsbad and Phoenix by four manufacturers. Big Box guys are burger flippers. If you're spending $600 on a driver, $1500 on irons, $400 on a putter, go to a PROFESSIONAL to be FIT.

3. Buy last years driver. The only difference between this year's and last year's is maybe 2 yards, and you'll save $$$.

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44 minutes ago, Micah T said:

Not knocking: see my 1st post. Just wanting to see anyone gain something. You said Michael newton gained? Cool I’ll check out his video: just wanted to hear/see someone quantify with actual data…

I don't have video,  but what I think the Stealth brings to the table is more consistent ball speed across the face.  I also felt like it was "easier" to swing faster than many of the other drivers.    It has top tier speed and is probably on the same playing field as Titleist, Callaway, and Cobra.   Testing the various drivers my speed was around 150 and with the top tiers I was closer to 155-158.  

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2 hours ago, HDTVMAN said:

1. How old is your current driver? If 4 years or less, KEEP IT.

2. Upgraded Shaft? Get fitted at Club Champion or by a PGA Pro. Don't go to a Big Box store unless you want the guy who just worked at McDonald's to fit you! It's true! They have no hands on training by the manufacturer. I was trained in Carlsbad and Phoenix by four manufacturers. Big Box guys are burger flippers. If you're spending $600 on a driver, $1500 on irons, $400 on a putter, go to a PROFESSIONAL to be FIT.

3. Buy last years driver. The only difference between this year's and last year's is maybe 2 yards, and you'll save $$$.

A very good friend of mine is a fitter at a big box store…. He’s certainly not a burger flipper, so I’ll agree to disagree.  

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In 2021 I bought all new clubs with the exception of putter and driver. 2022 will bring a new driver and likely add a 3w to swap with my 5w depending on course/conditions. While i am open to most brands, I like to use TM woods, so a Stealth Max is likely in my future. 

One thing I haven't heard anyone question is the durability of the grooved coating on top of the carbon face. TM employees have made clear the grooves and micro-grooves were critical to the spin characteristics, especially the tiny micro-grooves in dry conditions. I wonder how long until these grooves wear enough to change spin. Seems like it would be an issue to me. 

On the MyStealth... I am surprised I like the Chalk crown as much as I do, but might go with the most-Stealthy color way. I think the final decision might be dictated by the color of whatever shaft I fit into. We'll see!

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy_BOS said:

A very good friend of mine is a fitter at a big box store…. He’s certainly not a burger flipper, so I’ll agree to disagree.  

Agree. I know a guy who worked at GG once the manufacturers demo day season was over as his part time job. He definitely wasn’t a hamburger flipper. 
 

Another guy that @Golfspy_CG2 and I know worked at GG and wants a burger flipper either. Last time i checked he was at a CC and GC2 even did a fitting with him there several years back

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