TaylorMade Golf builds on its history of ground-breaking innovation with the introduction of the Stealth Plus, Stealth and Stealth HD Carbonwood Drivers for 2022.
Believe it or not, this new technology arrives after two decades of research and development, a period when TaylorMade have pushed the boundaries now they have created a new era of driver technology with 60X Carbon Twist Face drivers. Welcome to the Carbonwood age.
The 60 layers of carbon fibre in Stealth help elevate performance by providing even more speed. The red carbon face – yes, the face is red – delivers a higher COR and more precise face geometry through a lighter, but larger face.
TaylorMade engineers took advantage of the lightweight carbon material by creating a 26g face, which is 40 percent lighter than a titanium face of equivalent size. Because of that weight saving, the face size of Stealth is 11 percent larger than SIM2 and SIM2 Max drivers and nearly 20 percent larger than the 2020 SIM driver.
NANOTEXTURE FACE TECHNOLOGY
TaylorMade’s 20-year journey to change the face of golf was made possible by an innovative nanotexture cover that sits on top of the 60 layers of carbon. The nanotexture cover is made from a thin polyurethane layer that creates a strong and flexible striking surface which serves to optimise distance based on improving launch conditions in both dry and wet conditions.
This revolutionary technology creates the face texture needed to produce the ideal amount of friction between the face and the ball at impact to reduce spin at impact in dry conditions. The nanotexture face also features full-face score-lines designed to provide improved spin performance in wet conditions.
The combination of the nanotexture cover, Twist Face® and TaylorMade’s ultra-flexible Thru- Slot Speed Pocket™ was engineered to produce forgiveness on strikes across the face.
SHAPED FOR SPEED
Despite a larger face, clubhead speed does not decline with Stealth. The asymmetric Inertia Generator creates advanced aerodynamics at the most critical phase of the swing – from the downswing to the moment right before impact.
This breakthrough design optimises clubhead speed, while also allowing additional weight to be placed at the rear of the club to encourage higher MOI, high launch and improved forgiveness.
HOW DOES IT SOUND?
Based on experience with older carbon headed clubs in the marketplace, it might expect the Stealth family of drivers to suffer from a muted and low-energy sound profile. However, through fine-tuned acoustic precision, engineers have been able to create a bright and powerful sound and feel profile that is true to the high standards of TaylorMade drivers through recent years.
The sound and feel of Stealth has had an even better average sentiment rating in player testing compared to SIM2 and Tour player feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
PERFORMANCE COMPARISON OF STEALTH PLUS, STEALTH AND STEALTH HD
Because of weight savings from the 60X Carbon Twist Face, engineers were able to incorporate the use of a 10g sliding weight track designed to help golfers control shot shape by shifting mass on the sole to create desired ball flight. Stealth Plus is designed to be the lowest spinning driver in the family.
Stealth benefits from the weight savings of the 60x Carbon Twist Face by more weight to be positioned low and deep in the head. This adds 15% more MOI when compared to Stealth Plus and is designed to provide 200-300 rpms more spin.
Often, standard draw bias designs promote a right-to-left ball flight at the expense of forgiveness. By utilizing the weight savings from the 60X Carbon Twist Face and shifting the Inertia Generator closer to the heel, we’re able to maintain draw-bias while creating the highest MOI in the Stealth family of drivers. While providing additional drawbias, the Stealth HD will have similar back-spin performance to Stealth.
The Stealth Women’s driver combines the technology of Stealth HD in a slightly lighter head weight and with a unique colorway and aesthetic. It maintains the high MOI head design for easy, high-launch with a touch of draw.
MYSTEALTH – A NEW LEVEL OF PERSONALISED PERFORMANCE
Personalisation is a defining factor for the modern golfer. From stamped wedges and putters to custom headcovers and embroidered bags, golfers at every level of the game want their equipment to make a statement about who they are on and off the golf course.
To allow golfers to have advanced personalisation in the Stealth Plus model, golfers can choose from various options to create a driver look and feel to match their personal style:
- Face Colour: Six colour options include Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Orange, and Grey
- Body Colour: Two colour options include Black and Chalk (right hand only)
- Crown Finish: Gloss or Matte, with or without the TaylorMade ‘T-logo’
- Sole Decal Colour: Eight colour options include Blue, Black, Red, Orange, Green, Gold, Pale Blue and Volt
- Head Covers: Mono or Colour
SPECIFICATIONS, AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
MyStealth is offered in the Stealth Plus model, with various cosmetic combinations. MyStealth will be available in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, and Switzerland at TaylorMadeGolf.eu for pre-order on January 4 as well as TaylorMade stockists starting February 4, 2022, at an RRP of £579 / EURO 739 / SEK 7,449 / DKK 5,599 / CHF 799 . MyStealth will be offered in 9° and 10.5° lofts and features fully customisable shaft and grip components.
To learn more about MyStealth, click HERE.