Longest Drive Comp TaylorMade SLDR Vs R1


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43 thoughts on “Longest Drive Comp TaylorMade SLDR Vs R1

  1. You're not taking into account the whole design of the SLDR. It's meant to have a higher loft to achieve the greater distance. Personally I've played a R1 with 9.5 degrees of loft and I got fitted for a 12 degree sldr which does go considerable further with much less spin.

  2. But that wasn't the point! Taylormade's SLDR is suppose to have higher loft -> longer distance….. so obviously the distance doesn't matter too much….but you should have compared BOTH in their relative adjusted optimised degree.

  3. it would be nice to see a quality test on the bombtech grenade,  driver,  dont be affraid to pull the pin rick

  4. Hi Rick, great videos, your product reviews are great to watch. I was wondering if you could do this test again but loft up both clubs to 11 or 12 degrees. These new clubs are designed to hit them with a higher loft. I lofted up with my R1 driver this year and got more distance and am pleasantly surprised.

  5. I love your club comparison videos!  I love to tinker with my set makeup and I tend to look for deals on clubs by buying a generation or two old.  Based on your review, I feel real good about picking up an R1.

  6. Which one went more straight or was easier to hit? I just bought the new sldr, but only because my old r7 is just to worn out. I made my mind up after seeing that it is the smaller design and seen a lot of reveiws of people liking the sound to it. I never wanted an r11 because of the way they felt when it hit the ball and also didn't like the size of the head. Is the sldr a bit smaller?

  7. Rick..You should have lofted up to the optimal lauch angle and then tried it. Stewart Cink has lofted to 12 to get prime distance numbers as well as other PGA Pro's. Dustin Johnson-Boo Weekley-Jason Day-Juston Rose- have all lofted up at least 1 degree. I bet you would have gotten more yardage. Mark Crossfield got fitted and got more. Its all about science now. Try it and post it please.

  8. I'm 14 my handicap is 24 and I have a big max smart trolley and a sun mountain tour bag. My clubs are xhot driver, callaway xhot2 3 and 5 woods, xhot hot 4 and 5 hybrids and xhot 5,6,7,8,9 irons, xhot pitching wedge and xhot2 sand wedge and a Callaway xj putter. Do you think I deserve all this even though I have only been playing just under 2 years.

  9. New clubs are aimed at fashion tarts. My brother still uses a Superquad and he hits it further than anyone at his club.

  10. Hello, nice to meet you. My name is Elvio and I'm from Milan.
    i found your video very interesting. i actually have a R11 (bought it 3 years ago i seem to remember) and I'm really attracted to buy the new SLDR. but i don't know if it's really worth it.. your video R11 vs SLDR made me think it is not worth, but since I have an old R11, well, it might be!
    can you compare them?
    furthermore there are many different SLDR which I don't understand the differences. which one would you recommend? consider actually i use a stiff shaft and my average driving distance is 270m (300 yards).
    Thank you and congratulations!

  11. this is not necessarily straight up because you are tired by the time you get to the SLDR.  any good pro knows not to hit more than 3 drivers in a row as you start to fatigue. you could hear you starting to breathe harder… did you take a break?

  12. The whole reason the SLDR was big was because of the CG (center if gravity) being placed far and forward. The R1 had the CG in the back. In order for the SLDR to acclaim it's distance potential, lofting up is necessary. So whenever you do these test, maybe you could give the best lofts suited for each driver and pair those up against each other.

  13. What is the difference between a stiff flex and just regular? I have regular flex on my R1 is there a big difference?

  14. Traded in my R1 for the SLDR and went back the next day and got my R1 back. To me it was not worth the extra jack and I did not get any extra distance either. 

  15. Rick I don't think for the last 2yrs Drivers are getting longer at all.
    Especially the new Ping G30.. I bought it liked it but didn't gain noticeable yards , I sold it and put the R1 back in the bag.
    User preference these days.. I believe
    Great channel by the way. Cheers

  16. Hi Rick,

    Sorry not sure if anyone has already asked this question, but if you are using a 9.5 in the R1, are you not supposed to Loft Up with the SLDR to around a 12? I have been told that you dont get the benefits of the change in COG and the more penetrating ball flight unless you loft up, thats where the distance comes from?

    By the way, I just bought the SLDR irons based on your reviews

    Cheers,

    Mark

  17. Hi Rick. Is there any chance you could review the callaway diablo octane driver? There's no decent reviews on this driver. Thanks

  18. Hi Rick, I just finished your demo videos for the R1 and SLDR and really enjoyed them. You do a great job pointing out the etchings differences and try and match selections which is very key. I purchased the R1 last Jan and played it all year. Really love it once I played around with the weights and loft settle for 10.5. I am 61 with a 10 hdcp and depend on technology to offset the inevitable loss of flexibility with age. Thanks to your vids I will keep it in the bag for a bit. Do you also have golf lessons on line? From Canton, Mi. Cheers

  19. I don't understand the use of all these weird effects when you hit the ball. You seem like a good golfer, your videos are quality, but there's absolutely NO need for these effects. If you're going to do these, they should at least by justified, like a slow-mo or something, not just random after effects. Haven't watched your other videos, hopefully you didn't put these effects everywhere, would be a shame !

  20. I get the head to head match up, but isn't the point of a new club to take advantage of the newer technology?  I would like to see another comparison utilizing the technology built into the club.

  21. I have the R1 and I really like it. It has a great feel, especially when you hit it in the sweet spot. For me, once I get fitted and choose my settings, I don't play around with the adjustments, they stay the same, which is pretty normal. My dad has the SLDR, and I have noticed that the R1 has a much louder, more metallic "ping" sound, while the SLDR is more subtle and more of a "crack" if you will. I like the R1's sound just because it sounds a little more true, and when I really go after one, the sound is rewarding. However, this is just personal preference and observations, and it could have to do with the balls we play, I play a Nike RZN black (awesome ball). I really like this videos and all your other ones, and I sure am glad you took away the effects haha. Looks like you've also gained yardage and got a smoother swing recently. Keep up the awesome videos!

  22. Oh and also you should see the subtitles on this video. The maker of the subtitles clearly didn't understand your accent, because the words are completely butchered. Its hilarious!

  23. I have an R1 with a reg shaft and last week tried a mates SLDR with an x stiff and seemed to get a good few yards distance and tighter grouping with his SLDR.
    I'm going to try an x flex shaft in my R1 this week to see if i like it as much.

  24. I have the R1,I love it.(Set It And Forget It.) If you like to tinker the slider may be for you but I wouldn't get more distance wasting time playing with the slide. Great review Thank You!

  25. What difference in yardage would you get from the new SLDR compared to an old r7 model? As I still use the r7 and would like to know if it is a huge difference.

  26. I know im a little late here, but using a 9.5 in both of these is putting the sldr at a huge disadvantage. Everyone is still comparing these at a 11-12 launch angle & 2600-2700 spin, when it should be up more around 16-17 & 1700 spin.

  27. Omg The r1 driver I can't believe it. I have two of those drivers but the sldr c I have is not very good but the r1 yes!!!! 😄😄😄

  28. Rick, as it has already been said, the SLDR should have been lofted up. I personally never liked the feel of the SLDR. I liked the R11, R15 and M1 much better. My favorite Taylormade driver was the R9 Super Tri – which I can hit about as long or, in most cases, as long as anything else. I never tried the R1 – but I know guys who love it and still play it. I like Taylormade drivers but my longest drive was with a Callaway 816 Double black diamond.

  29. I still play the R1. Got it for 2 dollars from goodwill.55 g stiff shaft. I absolutely love the feel on impact but the 55g is way too light for me. Ive been shaft fitted at multiple golf stores in my area. They have told me to go up to 70g diamanna blue stiff or to a low kick 60 to 65 x stiff.

    Btw i hit very steep on every club excpt my driver

    I love the high ball flight with my 695 mb irons. I. An flight wm lower if need be. Ut when thereis more than 8 to 10mph wind i struggle because of my ball flight

  30. I play an SLDR tp 430cc driver at 7.5* loft..and absolutely bomb it..its the only driver I've ever averaged 310 or higher with. Such low spin..the only thing I think about is launching it as high as possible and it's a very strong flight that isnt bothered by wind

  31. Sldr was a loft up driver so not a fair test, both drivers should have been fitted to get a comparison, poor review from a golf professional

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