If you're a golfer who wants to stand on the tee and just hit the ball a long way without worrying about the technology in your hands then the TaylorMade AeroBurner driver could be for you.
Without the added weight of the adjustable options of the R15 driver that allows you to vary centre of gravity, ball flight and loft, TaylorMade say the AeroBurner is simply the fastest and most aerodynamic driver they have produced.
Although there is less for the golfer to fiddle with, it does not mean that the club is basic. To generate the speed of the AeroBurner has meant hundreds of hours in the wind tunnel to produce the advanced 460cc aerodynamic shape that allows the clubhead to move through the air with minimal resistance.
The AeroBurner driver has a rounder toe, a raised centre crown, reduced drop from the crown to skirt and most notably the new "Aero Hosel" fin. These features have the effect of keeping airflow attached to the crown of the head for longer which reduces drag.
The increased clubhead speed from the aerodynamic head is translated into extra ball speed, and therefore extra distance, via the properties of the new Speed Pocket found in the clubhead as Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade's Senior Director of Metalwood Product Creation, explains:
We've drastically improved the performance of the sole's Speed Pocket and significantly improved the aerodynamics to deliver maximum speed to the golfer.
The Speed Pocket increases the size of the sweet spot for greater ball speed across a larger section of the face to maintain distance on off centre hits. It does this by increasing the flex of the face and harnessing this energy to transfer it back into the ball at impact.
The Speed Pocket also has the effect of reducing the level of spin on the ball, backing up TaylorMade's mantra of lower spin for longer drives that has been in evidence since the launch of the SLDR series of drivers.
The AeroBurner returns TaylorMade to the lighter side with a matte white finish that contrasts sharply with the black PVD face and an AeroBurner crown graphic to make alignment on the tee easy.
The AeroBurner comes in four lofts of 9.5°, 10.5°, 12° as well as a more lofted HL (High Launch) option.
In addition there is also an AeroBurner TP driver that is differentiated from the regular model by a Matrix Ozik White Tie 60X4 shaft offering in two lofts of 9.5° and 10.5° and a face that sits slightly more open than the regular version.
From 22nd May 2015 the AeroBurner driver is also available in black in the United States only.