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    TaylorMade JetSpeed Fairway Wood - THP Review Thread

    As most already know the next part of TaylorMade's 2013-2014 lineup is releasing and it consists of the "JetSpeed" line of clubs, drivers, fairways, and hybrids. I'll be doing the frontpage review on the new JetSpeed 15* 3w paired with the 69g Matrix Velox in stiff flex.

    Based on principle of the redesigned speedpocket allowing TM to save weight in that area and redistribute it to allow for a lower profile face than the Stage2 (and the SLDR for that matter), the JetSpeed fairway wood is built to be long off the tee and off of the deck. There is no adjustability in this one however the decision to go with the 69g Velox was one to fit a broad range and with a little heavier shaft to increase the overall control of the club for golfers.

    Also interesting to note, TM is sticking with their forward CG model and have moved the CG forward and lower in these woods as well to promote higher ball speeds, lower spin, and more overall distance. Plus, the lower CG gets below the equator of the ball which TM says will increase the launch despite the lower spin.

    Coming off the heels of reviewing the SLDR fairway this one really intrigues me a lot and I look forward to putting it through its paces.

    From TaylorMade about the JetSpeed Fairways:


    Our Longest and Most Playable Fairway Woods – Ever


    JetSpeed fairway woods and Rescue™ clubs each incorporate a radically redesigned Speed Pocket that’s smaller and accounts for less weight while remaining just as efficient at boosting the speed of the clubface. Think of it as an afterburner for your ball. Unlike the Speed Pockets in our previous fairways and Rescues, which were empty, JetSpeed’s is filled with polymer to keep debris out and absorb unwanted vibration without slowing down the clubface.

    The weight saved by the new Speed Pocket design is redistributed strategically within the clubhead to move the CG lower and forward, the location that TaylorMade has proven promotes fast ball speed and low spin. TaylorMade’s robot testing indicates that JetSpeed fairways and Rescue clubs reduce spin compared to RBZ Stage 2 to promote more distance. JetSpeed fairways reduce spin by 200-300 RPM compared to RBZ Stage 2 to promote more distance.*

    The redesigned Speed Pocket also allowed TaylorMade engineers to make the face shallower while still maintaining the same high speed as RBZ Stage 2 fairways and Rescues. The JetSpeed 3-wood’s face is shallower than the RBZ Stage 2 3-wood (by 2 millimeters), bringing the CG in lower in relation to the center of the face to make it easier to launch on a high angle. Plus, it gives JetSpeed fairways and Rescues an especially sleek and stealthy appearance, like an F-22 Raptor ready for takeoff.

    JetSpeed fairway woods and Rescue clubs offer a tremendous combination of distance and ease of launch, and JetSpeed fairways are the longest and most playable fairway woods we’ve ever created, exceeding RBZ Stage 2.*

    All JetSpeed metalwood clubfaces (driver, fairways and Rescues) are made of JetSteel of an ultra-strong steel alloy that adds to the speed of the face. JetSpeed fairway woods are equipped with Matrix’s Velox T 69 shaft. At 69 grams it’s a heavier shaft than we’ve used in our previous fairway wood models. The added weight promotes better club control during the swing, which helps players achieve a sound swing path and solid contact, which together promote increased distance and accuracy. Five lofts: 3-wood – 15°, 3-wood HL – 17°, 5-wood – 19°, 5-wood HL – 21°, 7-wood – 23°.


    • New and more efficient Speed Pocket design promotes fast ball speed for long distance *
    • Ultra-high strength JetSteel face promotes fast ball speed for long distance
    • Low-and-forward CG promotes fast ball speed and low spin for long distance
    • Low-profile head design with shallow face promotes easy launch for outstanding playability
    • Matrix Velox T 69 shaft increases feel and club control for increased distance, accuracy and playability
    • Speed Pocket, low-forward CG and shaft specs work together to promote long distance and easy playability

    *Longest fairway claim based on robot testing, neutral setting at approximately 156 mph ball speed.






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    Your pictures lately have been phenomenal.
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    So, a couple initial thoughts/comments from me.

    1) It sounds cliche and I usually roll my eyes at this comment, but, it looks WAY better in hand. Seriously. The matte black is awesome and the alignment graphics are not overdone like the Stage2 line was. Nice.

    2) CRAZY excited about this one. The SLDR has been a weapon for me off the tee and very much turned my initial thoughts upside down when it came to the CG setup, I still think that the success I've seen there has been bc of the slot increasing the cross face "forgiveness" compared tot he driver not having one. Curious to see if I see the same here. Plus, lower profile, I'm a lower profile fan.

    This should be fun to see bot if it stands on its own to the claims as well as next to the SLDR fraiway.
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    Interesting that the headcover looks the same as the SLDR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howzat View Post
    Your pictures lately have been phenomenal.
    Thanks dude. Its something I really enjoy doing a LOT. Plus, some of these clubs make it easy on me! haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMAdidas View Post
    Interesting that the headcover looks the same as the SLDR.
    It is the exact same as the one I have on my SLDR fairway.
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    Oh buddy, I am digging the looks of this one.

    Love, LOVE, the matte black finish on it and the lower head profile.

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    JMan, is it just the pictures, or is the slot bigger on the JestSpeed?
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    Nice kick off Jman. It's interesting to see the SLDR next to the Jet Speed. Matte finish vs glossy finish, groove patterns different on the face. Should be a great review dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by War Eagle View Post
    Oh buddy, I am digging the looks of this one.

    Love, LOVE, the matte black finish on it and the lower head profile.
    I agree dude. It looks mean IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by TMAdidas View Post
    JMan, is it just the pictures, or is the slot bigger on the JestSpeed?
    Nope, not just the pictures dude, it is indeed a good bit bigger. Something I'm curious about. It has to do with how they've redesigned the slot to allow more weight movement in the head. In the review of the SLDR I really believe the new slot shape gave back some of the cross face forgiveness what was lost from the CG move, so I can't help but think since that is more of the players fairway and this the broader margin of players (larger footprint/more forgiving) that the increased size of the slot will give back more of that cross face forgiveness to off center shots. We shall see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman View Post
    So, a couple initial thoughts/comments from me.

    1) It sounds cliche and I usually roll my eyes at this comment, but, it looks WAY better in hand. Seriously. The matte black is awesome and the alignment graphics are not overdone like the Stage2 line was. Nice.

    2) CRAZY excited about this one. The SLDR has been a weapon for me off the tee and very much turned my initial thoughts upside down when it came to the CG setup, I still think that the success I've seen there has been bc of the slot increasing the cross face "forgiveness" compared tot he driver not having one. Curious to see if I see the same here. Plus, lower profile, I'm a lower profile fan.

    This should be fun to see bot if it stands on its own to the claims as well as next to the SLDR fraiway.
    I was just thinking looking at those pictures "I really like the way this looks, much more traditional but with a modern feel to it." The lower profile is big to me, I feel like I can take it off the deck a lot easier. Thanks for sharing James and I look forward to more feedback.
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    Hate to keep bombarding you with questions, but is there any specific distance gain claims like there was with the RBZ (17) and the RBZS2 (10)?
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    This looks better than I was anticipating. I'm curious to see if the larger slot does in fact increase forgiveness. If it does, I'm also curious if it will cost distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpluff View Post
    I was just thinking looking at those pictures "I really like the way this looks, much more traditional but with a modern feel to it." The lower profile is big to me, I feel like I can take it off the deck a lot easier. Thanks for sharing James and I look forward to more feedback.
    I love a lower profile, the only fairways I ever have consistent results with off the deck have been lower profile.

    Quote Originally Posted by TMAdidas View Post
    Hate to keep bombarding you with questions, but is there any specific distance gain claims like there was with the RBZ (17) and the RBZS2 (10)?
    No worries dude, no number claims. Just what is mentioned in the from the company info in the first post, that its the longest and playable fairways that they have ever created.
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    I was looking for this thread yesterday, no wonder I couldn't find it! I love that they have lowed the COG to help get the ball up. That has always been my problem with woods off the ground. I'm in need on a new 5w and really want to try this one out!
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