TaylorMade's innovative SLDR driver featuring sliding weight on sole, fairways & rescues have arrived! The SLDR driver is built to help the player: - hit longer/straighter drives by promoting a high launch angle - lower spin-rate and faster ball speed
Of course, the most distinguishable feature of the new SLDR driver, is the blue, sliding weight on the sole. "The SLDR weight slides on the track and never comes loose from the clubhead," TaylorMade says. "To slide the weight to any of the 21 positions on the track, simply loosen the screw, slide the weight, then tighten the screw. It takes as little as 10 seconds. And the sole is marked with the words 'fade' at the toe-end of the track and 'draw' at the heel-end of the track to make it clear where you should position the weight to promote the shot-shape you want."
That, TM says, is what makes SLDR its longest driver ever! In addition to the driver, the SLDR line offers fairway woods and rescue clubs, which after testing we discovered these may be the best feeling, performance driven clubs TM has produced to this point in their respective categories. SLDR fairways woods and rescue clubs combine two of TaylorMade's most recent innovations: Speed Pocket technology and an exceptionally low-and-forward center of gravity (CG) location. TM says smaller is better; so the new Speed Pocket is smaller (introduced in the RocketBallz fairways and Rescues), which actually makes it more efficient at increasing how fast the face flexes at impact, promoting faster initial ball speed across a wider portion of the face, helping a player get consistently long distance on every swing.
After testing the SLDR line (including a driver, 19-degree 5-wood and a 19-degree 3-rescue) we found with the SLDR driver that a low-forward CG location allows many players to increase their loft to achieve the right combination of high-launch/low-spin that promotes maximum distance," TaylorMade says. "The same thing goes for SLDR fairway and Rescues, which is where the Loft Sleeve technology serves such an important purpose allowing you to adjust the loft 1.5 degrees up or down to dial in their optimal launch conditions." The first thing you feel with the SLDR offerings, is that difference in the center of gravity. It's also has a very traditional look, which is awesome!
The eye-poping white was striking in previous RBZ models, but the SLDR family is more of a classic look with it's charcoal-gray crown and traditional shaping. With its dark crown color and silver-colored clubface, the SLDR family is easy to align accurately at address.
Once you settle in and realize you can let the club do the work, the results are incredible. At impact, the SLDR is as solid as any driver I've ever hit. The faiways and rescues alike have completely blown me away in performance. The feel is amazing and the ball speed and spin numbers are lighting up the Flight Scope launch monitor at our facility. These are emphatically a MUST demo so you can see the results yourself!
The SLDR - $399.99. SLDR Tour-Preferred (TP) $499.99 SLDR fairway woods $249.99 SLDR TP version fwy $349.99 SLDR Rescues $219.99 SLDR TP $289.99
Call with questions and schedule a demo/fitting today or request a gift certificate and we'll mail out the same day! Parker Parsons, PGA Master Club Fitter