TaylorMade has unveiled its most forgiving family of drivers to-date – Qi10 Max, Qi10 LS and Qi10.
The range unlocks a new frontier of forgiveness, with the Qi10 Max (RRP £499) hitting a total MOI (Moment of Inertia) of 10,000 g-cm².
“We’re all about breaking barriers and never looking back. From the first metalwood to 60X Carbon Twist Face, once we commit and cross a threshold, we continue to push the boundaries of innovation. Achieving the 10K inertia mark is yet another one of those in the long history of TaylorMade driving the industry forward,” said Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade’s VP of product creation.
In its simplest form, higher MOI creates more forgiveness by reducing head rotation on off-centre impacts, protecting ball speed on mishits and delivering more consistent launch conditions. The Qi10 Max driver boasts a combined total MOI of 10,000 g-cm² thanks to advanced lightweight materials, a reinvented head shape, and strategic placement of mass.
Achieving this performance requires four key technologies – Advanced Construction with Infinity Crown, which allows strategic mass redistribution, enabling a deep and low centre of gravity for optimal launch and spin control while maintaining high MOI; an optimised head shape which is shallower and creates space for mass to be distributed; Carbon Face Technology in the third-generation 60X Carbon Twist Face delivering a fast face on centre strikes while preserving ball speed on mishits; and the Torque-Control Shaft, a new shaft with lower torque, promoting improved face closure at impact.
“This quest to 10K is the sum of a variety of proven TaylorMade technologies that have been integrated into a new shape in the Qi10 Max, giving us the most forgiving driver in TaylorMade history with the highest MOI we’ve ever achieved. On top of it, the evolution of 60X Carbon Twist Face features a new blue colour pattern and high contrast topline that works in unison with the Infinity Carbon Crown to provide a very clean and refined look at address,” said Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade’s senior director of product creation.
Meanwhile, Qi10 LS (RRP £529) delivers lower spin and launch, and is engineered to optimise performance for players with faster swing speeds and higher spin rates. With a deep face and a more compact overall head shape, Qi10 LS will be the preferred driver for many of TaylorMade’s tour players. Qi10 LS also incorporates a new, more efficient moveable weight that features a single 18g steel sliding weight housed in a track system. A redesigned structure allows the adjustable weight to move farther forward and lower relative to its predecessor, resulting in a lower balance point and optimised inertia for a more forgiving low-spin option.
Finally, the Qi10 (RRP £499) driver has been engineered to help players optimise distance and maximise forgiveness. Qi10 features lower CG projection and higher MOI than previous TaylorMade drivers in this category, creating a driver aimed at golfers seeking a blend of distance and forgiveness.
The driver family features a 4° loft sleeve (+/- 2°) and also builds upon proven TaylorMade technologies such as the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket designed to optimise ball speed on low face hits.