Following the huge success of their XR-05 Driver, TaylorMade Golf is introducing the XR-05 CTi. It moulds the latest in titanium and carbon fibre technologies to create an exceptionally large composite driver that ‘outperforms‘ the rest. The XR-05 CTi, which stands for “composite titanium”, features a large 460cc head consisting of three parts: a super thin titanium body, SP700 titanium clubface and carbon fibre crown. It also includes TaylorMade’s proprietary ‘inverted cone technology‘ and ‘tuned weight cartridge‘ from the XR-05 and R500 Series.
TaylorMade says that the secret behind the CTi’s extra distance lies in its carbon fibre crown, which is 15 grams lighter than a comparable titanium crown. This has allowed the company’s engineers to allocate the saved weight to carefully calculated points within the clubhead, to create a lower and deeper centre of gravity (CG). This precision-placed CG location enables the XR-05 CTi to deliver launch conditions that result in the exact high launch-angle and low spin-rate that are needed to produce maximum distance.
“In the XR-05CTi, TaylorMade has developed the ultimate composite driver,” says Ryan Lauder, product marketing director, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Europe. “With its 460cc clubhead it is the largest available composite driver in the market today, which means more distance and more forgiveness for golfers of all handicap levels.”
The XR-05 CTi is available in 8.5 degrees, 9.5 degrees and 10.5 degrees with regular, stiff or mature ‘Superlite‘ Mitsubishi Rayon 50g shafts. RRP is £449 for graphite shaft and the driver will be available in retail from January 2004.
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