We already liked the TaylorMade R5 Dual so we were going to have to be impressed with the R5 Dual TP version to justify the extra price tag and we weren't disappointed.
The TaylorMade R5 Dual TP has all the great performance of the normal Type N version, but with two big changes.
Firstly the two weights in the back of the TaylorMade R5 Dual TP can be inter-changed like those on the R7 Quad. This enables you to pre-set the club for a fade or a draw or to hit it higher or lower.
Changing the weights in this way did seem to have the desired effect although a determined slice sling will still go right on the hook setting and vice versa so you still need to work on your game rather than rely on technology.
The second big change is the shaft in the TaylorMade R5 Dual TP. This is a much better quality shaft than in the normal R5 Dual and if gives much better feel and performance - a key factor in consistency off the tee.
A very good driver just got better and we feel the R5 Dual TP worth the upgrade on the normal version, even if the price is a bit steeper.
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TaylorMade r5 Dual TP Driver - Product Details
Picked up the TaylorMade r5 Dual TP driver for a bargain £130.00 (03/08). Tried the r7s including SuperQuad but wasn't inspired until I tried this r5. Lovely looking club that really inspires confidence at address and made a serious difference on the scope in the nets at Nevada Bob's... another 30 yards carry with a draw. Strangely the cartridge weights were set up for exactly that, which suits me just fine for now but it’s no hassle to change them to neutral when necessary. Confusingly identified with a Type N (Neutral) badge between the cartridges but that’s exactly as shown on the TM website.
I tried this TaylorMade R5 Dual TP at a recent demo day and thought very highly of it. I had only tried the older R5 driver a few times, but this is a definite improvement on what was already a good driver. The new TaylorMade R5 Dual TP has just the two weights at the back and more attractive clubhead in general. It launched the ball at a really good, fairly high trajectory that really arched when hit well. The new TaylorMade R5 Duel TP shafts compared to the old R5 ones felt much more solid and performed better. An expensive club, but the TaylorMade R5 Duel TP is worth every penny to a player who benefits.
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