TaylorMade Burner Superfast Driver
The 2010 TaylorMade Burner Superfast Driver is another addition to the extremely popular Burner range. This driver in particular is a really sharp looking golf club, that is especially light in weight in comparison to previous Burner models.
The club sports a very large clubface, resulting in a larger sweet spot for golfers to work with, which and is intended to offer excellent reliability and forgiveness.
If you would like to know the full details of the technology involved in the design of the TaylorMade Burner Superfast Driver. You can find extra information out at the TaylorMade Golf website.
The available lofts for the Burner Superfast Driver are 9.5, 10.5, and 13 degrees respectively. All are available in right hand, with only the 9.5 and 10.5 degree models produced in left hand as well as right.
The standard shaft for the driver is the Matrix Ozik Xcon 4.8 graphite shaft, which was the shaft on the Burner Superfast driver we tested, in regular flex.
It's almost impossible not to notice the lighter overall weight of the club, and also the fact that the shaft is one inch longer than usual. The combination of the two is designed to promote faster swing speeds and thus more distance.
However the lighter weight of the club does take a few swings to get used to, probably more so than the length of the shaft.
At address the 460cc club head looks extremely large, mainly due to the more triangular shape design, and like the weight of the club, the look at address can take some time to get comfortable with.
But getting past the looks and appearance of the TaylorMade Burner Superfast Driver. The design actually does seem to help get your swing speed up a bit and help you get through the ball better at impact.
As such this clubs turns out to be another very powerful modern driver. In fact in comparison to the R9 Driver from TaylorMade, the Burner Superfast is generally about 10-15 yards further off the tee. Not only that but the golf ball regularly releases well on landing and usually always rolls a good few extra yards.
But it was pleasant to see that this extra distance and power doesn't mean you're giving up a lot in terms of forgiveness. This is actually quite an easy driver to hit once you get used to the size and design.
The very large face gives players quite a large margin for error. There for you don't have to always hit the ball with the centre of the club face to hit the golf ball consistently straight and long off the tee. And more often than not the golf ball launches on fairly high trajectory as well.
However despite being very solid at impact most of the time. If you make a really bad swing the Burner Superfast Driver wont entirely let you off the hook.
Although the distance you get is pretty constant, some drives can go a bit offline when you catch one near the tee or the heel. Though very rarely is it ever to a huge degree, that could be sending you out of bounds.
As such the TaylorMade Burner Superfast Driver isn't a driver that you can really shape drives with much. But it was designed and produced to be more forgiving and long than anything else.
Overall this driver is an impressive golf club that does deliver on performance, even though it may perhaps not the most attractive club to look at ever.
A good thing to mention is that in terms of cost, a lot of golf retailers are selling the Burner Superfast Driver at sale prices in 2012. It's possible to buy one brand new for as low as £140 or $226, very good value indeed.
|Looks || 6/10|
|Easy To Hit || 8/10|
|Forgiveness || 8/10|
|Workability || 6/10|
|Value For Money || 9/10|