Taylormade M6 Vs. Taylormade Stealth Irons Comparison Overview
Before there was Stealth, there was SIM. But even before there was SIM, there was the M series of irons by Taylormade. The M series of irons paved the way for the newest iron line from Taylormade, the Stealth series.
In many ways, the technology in the Stealth series owes a lot to the M series – some of the M6 features are even present in the Stealth line. Once we got our hands on the Stealth series, we were very curious to see how well they stood up against a much older yet derivative set of irons.
Taylormade M6 Overview
The Taylormade M6 irons have the original Speed Bridge design and was one of the first iron sets to feature the inverted cone technology.
When they came out, they made waves for being incredibly forgiving and long. When we tested the M6’s again, we were still smitten by how well Taylormade predicted the common mis-hits of casual and amateur golfers.
The M6’s still generate a ton of ball speed on shots hit low on the face or out near the toe. They still have a solid feel too, even though the face essentially floats free. However, when tested against the Taylormade Stealth irons, the old M6’s started to show their age.
In the longer irons, the M6’s played an average of 5 yards shorter than the Stealth irons. Apex height was also better with the Taylormade Stealth irons.
Taylormade Stealth Irons Overview
One of the reasons apex height was significantly better in the Stealth irons compared to the M6’s was increased mass around the sole.
The Cap Back design that cuts into toe mass allows for more weight to be distributed in the sole. For us, this produced much stronger apex height. While that didn’t mean a whole lot in the long irons, the short irons benefited greatly.
The Taylormade Stealth short irons are much better scoring irons than the M6’s which is high praise for a set that is still considered game-improvement. The Taylormade Stealth irons also have a more pleasing, streamlined look than the M6’s – they almost look like muscle back irons.
While the new Taylormade Stealth irons owe much to the pioneering M6 irons, the new beats the old – at least in this case. Feel and sound are comparable in both of these sets. But the Taylormade Stealth irons offer more in the areas of distance and short-game performance.