What’s behind the technological innovation in the TaylorMade Stealth driver family?

By: January 6, 2022

What a sensation it was in the early ’90s when the Japanese began making titanium alloy golf clubs. They became quickly popular among golfers due to their excellent stability and flexibility.

Despite these tangible benefits iron golf clubs are dominating the market because titanium golf clubs are more expensive. Another popular material in the last couple of years is tungsten.

Did you know:

Carbon fibers hold much more superiority than titanium in the performance of making lighter and toughness.

And here we come to the new TaylorMade Stealth driver family.

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TaylorMade Stealth driver family – innovations & features

The new TaylorMade Stealth drivers have got a one-of-one 60X Carbon Twist Face – comprised of 60 layers of carbon sheets strategically arranged to optimize energy transfer. 

The 60 layers of carbon fiber in the TaylorMade Stealth drivers help do exactly that by providing more speed. The red carbon face – yes, the face is red – delivers a higher COR and more precise face geometry through a lighter, but larger face.

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TaylorMade created a 26g face, which is 40 percent lighter than a titanium face of equivalent size. Because of that weight savings, the face size of Stealth is 11 percent larger than SIM2 and SIM2 Max drivers and nearly 20 percent larger than the 2020 SIM driver

TaylorMade Stealth driver – nanotexture face technology

The nanotexture cover is made from a thin polyurethane layer that creates a strong and flexible striking surface which serves to optimize distance based on improving launch conditions in both dry and wet conditions

TaylorMade is promising the new face texture will produce the ideal amount of friction between the face and the ball at impact to reduce spin at impact in dry conditions.

The nanotexture face also features full-face scorelines designed to provide improved spin performance even in wet conditions. 

The combination of the nanotexture cover, Twist Face® and TaylorMade’s ultra-flexible Thru-Slot Speed Pocket™ was engineered to produce forgiveness on strikes across the face. 

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The asymmetric Inertia Generator creates advanced aerodynamics at the most critical phase of the swing – from the downswing to the moment right before impact. 

Differences between Stealth Plus – Stealth – Stealth HD

  • Stealth Plus is designed to be the lowest spinning driver in the family. Has a 10g sliding weight track designed to help golfers control shot shape by shifting mass on the sole to create desired ball flight. 
  • Stealth benefits from the weight savings of the 60x Carbon Twist Face by more weight to be positioned low and deep in the head. This adds 15% more MOI when compared to Stealth Plus and is designed to provide 200-300 rpms more spin.
  • By utilizing the weight savings from the 60X Carbon Twist Face and shifting the Inertia Generator closer to the heel, we’re able to maintain draw-bias while creating the highest MOI in the Stealth family of drivers. While providing additional draw-bias, the Stealth HD will have similar back-spin performance to Stealth.
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TaylorMade Stealth Driver Family – specification & availablity & price

Stealth Plus, Stealth, and Stealth HD drivers will be available for preorder on January 4 and at retail on February 4, 2022.

Stealth Plus
  • Price: MSRP of $599.99 USD;
  • will be offered in 8°, 9° and 10.5° lofts;
  • Shaft offerings include Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Red 60 and Mitsubishi’s Kai’li White 60, with numerous custom shaft options available at no additional cost.
  • They come stock with Lamkin’s Crossline Black/Red grip (50g).
Stealth and Stealth HD
  • Price: MSRP of $579.99 USD;
  • Will be offered in 9°, 10.5° and 12° lofts. 
  • Stealth shaft offerings include Fujikura Ventus Red 5 and Aldila Ascent Red 60, with numerous custom shaft options available at no additional cost. 
  • Stealth HD shaft offerings include Fujikura Air Speeder 45, with numerous custom shaft options available at no additional cost.
  • Both models come stock with Lamkin’s Crossline Black/Red grip
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