The TaylorMade R9 SuperTri driver has a pretty cool look and a more standard length Fujikura Motore driver shaft which is a lot better than the previous stock TaylorMade shafts.
The Motore shaft is 5 grams lighter than the shaft in the R9 driver and you really notice the difference when you pick up the club.The performance of the club is excellent with pretty good forgiveness across the face and the trajectory, sound and feel was excellent.
Ths R9 SuperTri driver is all about adjustability though and moving the Flight Control settings to adjust the angle of the face certainly did affect the ball flight very well. The MWT moveable weights are a little more subtle at influencing ball flight and we would suggest using the FCT first and then refine it with the MWT.
The range of settings can create a wide range of shot shapes over a range of 75 yards, although more of them are aimed at making the ball go left than right as TaylorMade say that most golfers slice the ball and our experience suggests they're right.
Closing the face of the R9 SuperTri for a draw will actually increase the loft and opening will decrease the loft so if you plan to make use of these settings make sure you by the right loft for your game in advance.
If you plan to open the face then 10.5 degrees would be the lowest we would go as the 9.5 face on the open setting went pretty low unless you have a tour level of swing speed.
The dark finish and sole design of the R9 SuperTri give a powerful and aggressive look to match the performance. This is an all singing all dancing adjustable driver and we found there is very little to fault....apart from the price.
The TaylorMade R9 SuperTri may have more options than other adjustable drivers, but it is in the super premium end of the market and in terms of value for money we are going to have to mark it down a star as, particularly if you are not going to change the settings much, there are other drivers around that perform just as well for significantly less.
You pays your money and takes your choice...
Overall Rating - 4 stars: