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TaylorMade Men's SLDR Driver

TaylorMade Men's SLDR Driver

$399.99

Product Code -  100214008758




  

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SLDR is built to help you hit longer/straighter drives by promoting a high launch angle, lower spin-rate and faster ball speed. That's what makes SLDR our longest driver ever.*

SLDR's CG location is both low and forward, due in large part to the large, 20-gram sliding weight on the sole. That promotes a dramatic leap in distance.

Moving the CG forward in a driver is a monumental shift in metalwood thinking. For years it's been accepted that low and back was the ideal CG location for a driver. We've found this is not the best way to generate the most distance.

Long distance comes from combining of fast ball speed, high launch-angle and low spin-rate. We've discovered that moving the CG forward promotes more ball speed and less spin. To launch the ball on a high enough angle to maximize distance, we've discovered that most golfers benefit from increasing their loft, some by as much two or three degrees.

In addition to the low-forward CG benefits, the SLDR weight also represents a complete reinvention of movable weight, making it more effective and easier to use. Movable weight shifts the clubhead's CG horizontally toward either the heel, to promote a draw, or toward the toe, to promote a fade. SLDR's sliding weight allows you to shift the CG far enough to promote a side-to-side trajectory change of up to 30 yards.

The SLDR weight slides on the track and never comes loose from the clubhead. 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 ten 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.

SLDR also incorporates our Loft-sleeve Technology, which allows you to adjust the loft. You can choose from 12 positions within a range of plus-or-minus 1.5 degrees of loft change. SLDR is available in three lofts - 9.5, 10.5 and HL.

Aesthetically, SLDR's confluence of shape, color and visual accents make it one of the most visually compelling clubs we've ever created. Its striking modern-classic shape, charcoal-gray crown and chrome "button-back" all adds up to a remarkably beautiful appearance at address. And the clean design of SLDR's movable weight mechanism, including the single, blue weight and the track it slides in makes its appearance equally striking.

*Driver claim based on robot testing of 9.5 drivers in neutral setting at approximately 150 mph ball speed.
  • Low forward CG makes SLDR our lowest spinning driver ever
  • SLDR unlocks that distance by enabling the golfer to hit the ball higher with less spin - WHEN THEY ADD LOFT
  • SLDR can help all golfers get closer to the ideal launch conditions of 17*/1700rpm
  • All golfers can achieve distance gains w/out changing their swing or ball speed
  • Longest TaylorMade driver ever
  • Low-and-forward CG promotes high launch, fast speed and low spin for huge distance
  • Easy and intuitive SLDR movable weight promotes up to 30 yards of shot shape adjustment
  • Increase or reduce the loft 1.5 with 12-position loft-sleeve
  • Silver button-back works with subtle crown markings for easy clubface alignment
  • Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 6.3 shaft blends light weight with great feel and playability
  • Stunning modern-classic shape with charcoal-gray crown
Taylormade SLDR Moveable Weight Reinvention
Taylormade SLDR Lower CG
Taylormade SLDR Weight
Taylormade SLDR Alignment Benefits
Taylormade SLDR Tune
Taylormade SLDR 20g Weight

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TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekend rounds (8)
    • Tournament play (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Golf enthusiast (10), Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Longer with less backspin

    I bought this driver about a month ago. The slidable draw-fade system is an interesting concept as it adds a lot of flexibility to the club. I recommend taking it to a driving range...Read complete review

    I bought this driver about a month ago. The slidable draw-fade system is an interesting concept as it adds a lot of flexibility to the club. I recommend taking it to a driving range to play around with the weight in different spots. I've had to lower my swing arc / club trajectory to make ideal contact at impact and to reduce backspin to maximize distance. It's definitely a very quality club, but one that you'll need to spend some time tweaking to achieve the best results. I recommend hitting with it at the Superstore before purchasing it. The pro at the store recommended a stiff shaft for me, which also takes some getting used to. All in all--a very good product if you're looking to take your game to the next level.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    review for SLDR driver

    I thought it was hard to hit consistently. The technology sounds good but it did not work for me. PGA fitter got me into another Taylor driver that I am hitting much better.

    I thought it was hard to hit consistently. The technology sounds good but it did not work for me. PGA fitter got me into another Taylor driver that I am hitting much better.

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    4.0

    Hit all fairways but one

    By Jack

    from Atlanta Ga.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekend Rounds

      Comments about TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver:

      Need to go to driving range first before you take on course.

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      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      review for SLDR driver

      By Tom

      from Denver, Co

      About Me Golf Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Hard To Use

      Best Uses

      • Weekend Rounds

      Comments about TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver:

      I thought it was hard to hit consistently. The technology sounds good but it did not work for me. PGA fitter got me into another Taylor driver that I am hitting much better.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Driver

      By Don

      from The Colony, TX

      About Me Golf Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Tournament Play
        • Weekend Rounds

        Comments about TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver:

        I really like the ease of adjusting the loft to get the right setting for me.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Definitely as advertised!

        By Randy

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather
          • Tournament Play
          • Weekend Rounds
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver:

          Club is SO FLEXIBLE

          Everyone is my foursome hit it VERY WELL and wanted to buy one

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          • No

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          5.0

          FINALLY A 460 DRIVER THAT WORKS FOR ME

          By Fussy Richard

          from Denver, Colorado

          About Me Golf Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Get Max Distance

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • When You Want To Win

          Comments about TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver:

          I have never felt comfortable with the goofy shaped newer drivers and colors. This one has a very pleasant traditional shape, sets up beautifully, and is very pleasant looking.

          I can finally put my 2005 driver in the basement!

          • Handicap:
          • 15
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          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Longer with less backspin

          By Seacrash

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Golf Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Stylish
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Hard To Use

          Best Uses

          • Weekend Rounds

          Comments about TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver:

          I bought this driver about a month ago. The slidable draw-fade system is an interesting concept as it adds a lot of flexibility to the club. I recommend taking it to a driving range to play around with the weight in different spots. I've had to lower my swing arc / club trajectory to make ideal contact at impact and to reduce backspin to maximize distance. It's definitely a very quality club, but one that you'll need to spend some time tweaking to achieve the best results. I recommend hitting with it at the Superstore before purchasing it. The pro at the store recommended a stiff shaft for me, which also takes some getting used to. All in all--a very good product if you're looking to take your game to the next level.

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          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Slick Driver!

          By I Like Tacos

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Golf Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Forgiving
          • Solid

          Cons

          • Thudy Sound

          Best Uses

          • Off The Tee

          Comments about TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver:

          A little different sound to get used to, but overall very solid. When I hit it well, dang son... when I hit it poorly, still not bad!

          • Handicap:
          • 10
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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Driver

          By Ryles

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver:

                I have a moderate driver swing speed around 100mph. This driver has helped me achieve greater distances than I have ever before.

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                • No

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                5.0

                TaylorMade SLDR

                By Anthony

                from Gilbert, AZ

                About Me Golf Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Improved Sound And Feel
                • Low Spin And Long

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver:

                  TMAG improved the sound and feel over the R1. Very soft feel at impact with more muted sound. The SLDR is very low spin and great for someone who fights spin.

                  • Handicap:
                  • 9
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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Inaccurate driver. Clubhead feels ok

                  By Kahuna

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Golf Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Looks Good

                  Cons

                  • Innaccurate

                  Best Uses

                  • Weekend Rounds

                  Comments about TaylorMade Mens SLDR Driver:

                  Innacurate. One left then one right then one straight. Could not hitch it up on any of the settings except in general.

                  • Handicap:
                  • 9
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                  • No

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