Lightest, longest Burner

The new Burner Superfast is even longer than the original 2010 version. It’s also lighter than any TalorMade club in history.

The new Burner Superfast is even longer than the original 2010 version. It’s also lighter than any TalorMade club in history.

TaylorMade engineeers say they pulled out all the stops when it came to working on the latest Superfast Burner (the 2.0) and were greatly rewarded with a club that is lighter, swings faster and accordingly hits the ball further than any of it predecessors

The men who developed the new driver say they managed to take weight off the club by using an ultra-light, 48-gram Matrix Ozik Xcon shaft and a Winn Lite grip that tips the scales at only 25 grams.

At the same time, they claim they have improved overall club head aerodynamics, resulting in a driver that on average is five yards longer than the original Burner Superfast, which was introduced in 2010.

The innovative club makers worked at enhancing the all-important center of gravity of the 2.0 through the deployment of a low-riding sole and sloping crown. This to ensure that drives are launched higher with less spin.

The Taylor made R&D engineers also worked to improve the forgiveness aspect of the club by giving the 2.0 the largest club face of any TaylorMade driver and combined it a deepest face/address footprint.

The bigger face, which is 4,550 square millimeters in size to be exact, provides for a greater striking area and that is especially important given that this Burner Superfast is slightly longer, at 46.5 inches, than conventional drivers.

That, on its own, can make it more challenging for your everyday club and recreational golfer to regularly get the club face square on impact so the
deeper face, designed to provide more area for impact above the center of the face, promotes a higher launch angle and lower spin for better length off the tee.

In addition, the high-MOI (for moment of inertia) 2.0 titanium club head utilizes TaylorMade’s inverted cone technology to expand the area of the club face that delivers high ball speed and allow golfers to get good distance from their drives even when they miss the center of the club face.

The Superfast 2.0 features a stylish, spats-like appearance with a matte white crown and a black PVD club face and sole. The main function of the color contrast is to make alignment easier and more consistent.

While releasing the 2.0, TaylorMade made sure it did not forget what it calls the “discerning player” by also coming out with the Burner Superfast 2.0 TP driver.

It differs from the standard model in four critical ways by featuring a more compact address footprint as well as a single weight port on the toe, a slightly open club face angle and a 65-gram Matrix Ozik HD 6 shaft and 43-gram Tour Velvet Light grip.

The club’s aerodynamic club head shape encourages a faster swing speed, the engineers say, while the open face and toe weight allows it to be swing-weighted differently for a more neutral bias.