In addition to the new R11 driver, TaylorMade has introduced the next-generation Burner SuperFast 2.0 and Burner SuperFast 2.0 TP drivers.
The TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 2.0 driver is newly shaped to deliver
the benefit of TaylorMade’s Dual Crown Technology – designed to create a lower
CG to promote a higher launch angle and lower spin-rate, the launch conditions that promote greater distance – but with a more conventional head shape.
In addition, the Burner 2.0 incorporates SuperFast
Technology, including a longer shaft, lighter weight and more usable face area. The larger face is important in light of the fact that the longer club-length makes it more challenging for the average player to
make square contacts.
The deep face provides more area for impact above the centre of the face, which promotes a
higher launch angle and lower spin-rate, the launch conditions that
promote long distance.
See also: New TaylorMade R11 launched
To improve performance without sacrificing playability, TaylorMade recalibrated the shaft and head mass
properties to moderate draw bias with a “measured square” face angle. The high-MOI titanium clubhead also
features TaylorMade’s Inverted Cone Technology that expands the area of the clubface which helps deliver high ball speed.
The Burner SuperFast 2.0’s white crown and black PVD-finish clubface helps players with their alignment and also eliminates high-intensity “hot spots” caused by reflected sunlight that afflicts gloss-finish metalwoods.
Meanwhile, the Burner SuperFast 2.0 TP differs from the standard model in a three main ways. Firstly, it has a more compact address footprint. Secondly, there’s a single weight port on the toe
(the weight is non-movable). Finally, the driver has a slightly open clubface angle.
The TP’s aerodynamic clubhead shape promotes faster swing speed for increased distance, while the open face and weight in the toe enables the driver to be swing-weighted differently than the Burner SuperFast 2.0 to promote a neutral bias.
The Burner SuperFast 2.0 TP is available in three lofts – 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and three shaft flexes – X and S in the Matrix HD6 and R in the Matrix X-Con 5. LH in 9.5 and 10.5. Availability begins on February 4, 2010 at an RRP of £249 per club for the Burner and RRP of £299 per club for the Burner TP.