TaylorMade R7 Superquad Driver
A very nice powerful looking club is the 2007 TaylorMade R7 Superquad, sporting a massive 460cc club head, right from the off this looks like a serious driver.
Also featuring Moveable Weight Technology, this is another club aimed at those golfers who like to adjust their equipment for a desired shot type.
The weighting system differs slightly on this club than with the R7 CGB MAX and R7 Limited Drivers. The superquad features 4 moveable weights, there are two 12g ports and two 1g ports which can be adjusted accordingly for your own preference.
The lofts available for the R7 Superquad are 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 11.5 degrees. With 10.5 and 11.5 available in left hand and right, the model we trialled was the 9.5 degree version.
There are also a large variety of shafts available for this club, in our tests the club was fitted with the RE*AX 65g Stiff flex shaft by Fujikura. This did seem to be a pretty good and reliable shaft for this club in our opinion, however its always best getting fitted individually.
We did feel that the 4 weights was mabe one too many in terms of the time and effort it takes to adjust and find your own perfect settings. However if you're someone who likes to adjust your equipment, then this probably wont bother you much, if at all.
In fact the TaylorMade R7 Superquad is kind of like 4 drivers in one, the launch angle can be altered as well as the fade or draw bias, with TaylorMade's Flight Control Technology. Up to 1.5 degree of loft can be changed either way, up or down. Meaning you could move a 9.5 degree to an 8, or a 9.5 degree to an 11.
So once you get past the technology it's time to see how the Taylor Made R7 Superquad plays. And when you first hold the club in your hands, you notice that this is a rather light club on the whole.
It was quite an easy club to swing fast, as such we would most probably recommend to most people getting stiff flex, whatever shaft you opt to use for this club. Although getting properly fitted is still always the best option.
Distance wise the R7 Superquads performance was pretty similar to the R7 CGB MAX Driver from Taylor Made, which is no bad thing.
Meaning that this R7 Superquad is a very long and very powerful golf club, and because of the good club head speed can often be generated, you can hit this driver even further than the R7 CGB MAX when you really have a go at the ball.
Looking at the overall accuracy and forgiveness of the club. Although we didn't like there being so many weights, it has to be said that we found that they do their job, and do it well.
Almost any golf swing can find a setting with this club that will give a consistent draw or fade when required.
Not only that but the option to change the loft is also extremely handy. For example if you're going out to play on a very windy day, being able to close the loft for lower drives could give you a pretty handy advantage over your playing partners.
In terms of value, the price of this club does seem to vary quite a lot depending where you look. But generally you can expect to find a TaylorMade R7 Superquad brand new for around £110 or $174 as of 2012.
|Looks || 8/10|
|Easy To Hit || 8/10|
|Forgiveness || 8/10|
|Distance || 9/10|
|Value For Money || 9/10|