TaylorMade has revolutionized the way we think about drivers by introducing a major innovation in the past two years. They have significantly increased the use of carbon fiber material in their drivers, which has made them stand out from the rest.
The TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver is a prime example of their commitment to innovation and excellence. More Carbon creates more discretionary mass that can be re-located for a higher Moment of Inertia (MOI) and optimal CG location.
The additional carbon has enabled TaylorMade Golf engineers to increase the total MOI in the Stealth 2 Plus driver by 9% from Stealth Plus.
How can we further increase the MOI? Is there still room for growth? That’s why I wanted to share the technical details of the new TaylorMade Qi10 driver with you.
What does the new TaylorMade Qi10 Max driver boast about?
The TaylorMade Qi10 Max driver boasts a combined total MOI of 10,000 g-cm² (10K), a feat that is the result of advanced lightweight materials, a reinvented head shape, and strategic placement of mass.
The forgiveness of TaylorMade Qi10 Max can be a benefit to golfers of all skill levels.
TaylorMade Qi10 Max driver – 4 key technologies
- Advanced Construction with Infinity Crown: TaylorMade’s advanced construction techniques allow strategic mass redistribution, enabling a deep and low Center of Gravity (CG) for optimal launch and spin control while maintaining a high MOI. The new crown covers 97% of the top surface, creating a clean and elegant look.
- Optimized Head Shape: The TaylorMade Qi10 Max features a shallower head shape that extends from front to back, housing a concentrated mass at the extreme limit from CG. This unique head shape contributes significantly to the clubhead’s inertia by allowing mass to be placed further from the center of the clubhead.
- Carbon Face Technology: The TaylroMade Qi10 Max utilizes the 3rd generation of 60X Carbon Twist Face®, delivering a fast face on center strikes while also preserving ball speed on mis-hits. This technology works in conjunction with a redesigned ledge that houses the face in a position that flexes in unison to optimize energy transfer at impact efficiently.
- Torque-Control Shaft: TaylorMade’s extensive research and testing led to the development of a shaft with lower torque, promoting improved face closure at impact. This innovation is the final piece in the quest for 10K MOI with TaylorMade performance.
The entire TaylorMade Qi10 family of drivers feature a 4° loft sleeve (+/- 2°) and build upon proven TaylorMade technologies such as the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket™ designed to optimize ball speed on low face hits.
TaylorMade Qi10 LS: Qi10 LS: forgiveness, adjustability & performance for the better player
TaylorMade Qi10 LS delivers a lower spin and lower launch that is engineered to optimize performance for players with faster swing speeds and higher spin rates.
With a deep face and a more compact overall head shape, TaylorMade Qi10 LS will be the preferred driver for many of Team TaylorMade’s Tour athletes.
Thanks to the Infinity Crown, it has optimal redistribution of mass for lower CG and better spin properties critical to players who choose the TaylorMade Qi10 LS driver.
TaylorMade Qi10 LS also incorporates a new, more efficient moveable weight that features a single 18g steel sliding weight housed by an innovative track system. Strategic shaping along the sole is designed to deliver better aerodynamics with reduced turbulence.
The redesigned structure allows the adjustable weight to move farther forward and lower relative to its predecessor, resulting in a lower balance point and optimized inertia for a more forgiving low-spin experience.
Pricing – Availability – Specifications
TaylorMade Qi10 Max, Qi10 LS, and Qi10 are available for pre-order at retail starting Jan. 9, 2024, and available in stores February 2, 2024.
Qi10 Max is priced at an RRP of £499 / €649 / 6,999SEK / 6,699NOK / 4,599DKK / 649CHF and has loft offerings of 9.0° (RH/LH), 10.5° (RH/LH) and 12.0° (RH/LH).
Shaft offerings are Fujikura Speeder NX TCS 50 (S, R, A) and Mitsubishi Diamana T+ 60 (X, S, R). Qi10 Max also comes in a women’s version at 10.5° and 12.0° lofts with Fujikura Speeder NX TCS 40 shaft.
A lightweight High & Light (HL) version of the Qi10 Max both at 10.5° and 12.0° lofts will be available in custom.
Qi10 LS is priced at an RRP of £529 / €669 / 7,299SEK / 6,999NOK / 4,999DKK / 669CHF and is offered in the following lofts: 8.0° (RH), 9.0° (RH/LH), 10.5° (RH/LH).
It comes with two shaft options in the Mitsubishi Tensei AV Limited Blue 65 (R, S, X) and Mitsubishi Tensei AV Limited Black 65 (S, X).
Qi10 comes at an RRP price of £499 / €649 / 6,999SEK / 6,699NOK / 4,599DKK / 649CHF and in 9.0° (RH/LH), 10.5° (RH/LH) and 12.0° (RH) lofts. The driver is equipped with Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 5 (S, R, A) and Mitsubishi Diamana T+ 60 (R, S, X) shafts.
GolfPride’s Z-Grip Black/Blue 0.600 52g grip is featured on Qi10 Max, Qi10 LS and Qi10 drivers. Qi10 Max women’s drivers come with Lamkin’s ST Soft Grey/White 0.580 40g grip.