TaylorMade SLDR compared to R1 – Updated

We did a test of the new TaylorMade SLDR driver against the R1 and got some interesting results.  While TaylorMade says you will need a higher loft in the SLDR due to the forward positioning of the sliding weights, our testing does actually bear this out.  The SLDR launches about a degree lower than the R1 set to the same loft.  We did find that spin was lower and smash factor with the SLDR was a little higher than the R1….probably added 5 to 10 yards.  Shot dispersion and consistency of smash factor was a little better as well with the SLDR.  So, if you did not get an R1 and still have an older generation driver, step up to the SLDR!