Taylormade M4 Vs Taylormade M2 Hybrid Comparison Overview
There is one very important commonality between the Taylormade M4 and Taylormade M2 hybrids: forgiveness.
Both of these hybrid sets were designed chiefly so that average (mid to high handicap) players could get down the fairway with accuracy.
We should know; we tested the Taylormade M4 and Taylormade M2 hybrids side-by-side. We can tell you that there really isn’t much separating these two hybrid sets.
We can also tell you that what does differentiate them from one another could be a deal-breaker depending on what you’re looking for in a hybrid. We’ll start with the Taylormade M4 which features Taylormade’s famed ICT.
ICT stands for inverted cone technology and it refers to the geometry of the face which shifts the sweet spot in a symmetrical pattern out towards the toe where many beginners miss their shots.
The Taylormade M2 lacks this feature but still addresses draw bias with internal weighting. From our testing, we can conclude that if you have trouble squaring up to the ball at impact, the weighting of the Taylormade M2 would do more to help.
The Taylormade M4 also has internal split weights which are placed near the heel and toe. This enhances forgiveness quite a bit as much more ball speed is preserved on impacts near the heel and toe than with the M2’s.
The one thing we can say about the Taylormade M2 though is that it plays better in the rough. The two-tiered design of the sole allows for a smoother glide through tall turf but still won’t help much on other tough lies.
Taylormade M4 Hybrid Overview
One thing that both of these hybrid sets have in common is Geocoustic technology which is essentially a sunken sole design that improves sound at impact.
While to us, this seemed like a superfluous feature, we sure it is important for some players.
The Taylormade M4 also features the famed Speed Pocket which increases the degree to which the face can flex at impact. Indeed, we were getting good distance with the Taylormade M4 hybrids but it was almost identical to that of the Taylormade M2’s.
The Taylormade M4 and M2 hybrids also had an equally disappointing feel. Where the Taylormade M4 hybrids really shine though is forgiveness. The combination of split weighting and ICT made them much more forgiving than the M2’s.
While the draw bias of the M2’s helps with slices, the larger sweet spot where misses are typical make the Taylormade M4 hybrids more forgiving in more situations.
Taylormade M2 Hybrid Overview
One thing we can say about both of these hybrids after testing them side-by-side is that they are certainly game-improvement clubs.
The Taylormade M2 hybrids also feature the Speed Pocket that, above all else, increases ball speed and distance.
We mentioned earlier that distance between the Taylormade M4 and Taylormade M2 hybrids was almost identical. To be more specific, the 3H’s of both sets were yielding average distances of about 195 yards.
The Taylormade M2 hybrids are also a bit lighter than the M4’s. This is due in part to the fluted hosels. Control is lacking in both the Taylormade M4 and the Taylormade M2 hybrids so it’s a wash in that department as well.
What we liked most about the Taylormade M2 hybrids is that they are more viable in the rough than the Taylormade M4 hybrids.
There is a lot that makes these two hybrid sets similar; but the main thing that separates them is forgiveness. The Taylormade M4 hybrids were clearly the more forgiving clubs.