Taylormade Stealth Vs. Taylormade SIM2 Driver Comparison Overview
We were really excited about this round of tests because we have been salivating over the Taylormade Stealth driver ever since the company released design details and a release date. Once we finally got it in our hands, we couldn’t wait to get it on the course and test it against a battery of Taylormade drivers.
Our testing started with the Taylormade SIM2 which many consider the predecessor to the new Stealth drivers. So how did old hold up against the young? Find out in the following comparison overview.
Taylormade Stealth Driver Overview
The Taylormade Stealth driver represents one of the most monumental driver innovations in recent memories.
The face of the Taylormade Stealth drivers is comprised of an unheard of blend of 60 sheets of carbon fiber topped by a layer of polyurethane. If you know anything about carbon fiber, you know that it has a very favorable strength to weight ratio.
And you can feel the weight savings as soon as you pick this driver up. It’s light, sleek and we fell in love with the way it looks right away. It features the asymmetric sole panel that the SIM drivers have which means there is also an extreme rear weight.
The Taylormade Stealth feels familiar in all the right ways but increases performance by being lighter while still providing a high degree of forgiveness and impressive distance.
Taylormade SIM2 Driver Overview
The SIM2 driver paved the way for the Taylormade Stealth drivers in a couple of different ways.
Both the Taylormade Stealth and the SIM2 driver feature twist face technology (a slight curve of the face to straighten shots), asymmetric sole panel and extreme rear weighting. In the case of the SIM2, there are 16 grams of steel at the rear tip of the sole panel.
The SIM2 already had great MOI and was very forgiving. So which driver played longer? We were a bit surprised to find out that the SIM2 was actually a bit longer – about 6 yards on average. We accredited this to the lower spin rates of the SIM2, made possible by the split mass weighting.
The Taylormade Stealth surely had the more satisfying feel, sound and look but played a bit shorter than it’s predecessor, the SIM2 driver. Forgiveness and accuracy were not greatly improved in the Taylormade Stealth driver either; but that’s not to say it is not an accurate or forgiving driver.