TaylorMade has today announced the fourth and most innovative generation of its high-performance line of M series irons with the M5 and M6.
Featuring the company’s new revolutionary SPEED BRIDGE technology, TaylorMade claims its new M5 and M6 irons have been engineered to both further increase distance and enhance sound and feel.
Check out our first look video review of the M6 irons below...
SPEED BRIDGE TECHNOLOGY
TaylorMade's all-new SPEED BRIDGE iron technology incorporates a high strength, mass-efficient structural beam spanning across the cavity back of the iron to connect the topline with the back bar of the iron. By connecting these specific points, TaylorMade has created a significant technological breakthrough in game improvement iron design.
Through extensive use of computational modeling and optimisation, the SPEED BRIDGE uses minimal mass to stabilise the iron by supporting the topline and upper face area at the exact location that vibrates at impact.
The increased rigidity in the topline and upper perimeter of the face delivers improved sound and feel with increased ball speed from a more flexible Speed Pocket. SPEED BRIDGE is the key to unlocking the ability to design M5 and M6 irons with a thru-slot Speed Pocket, which the company claims is its most flexible Speed Pocket to date.
REDESIGNED SPEED POCKET
Speed Pocket technology significantly enhances face flexibility and generates optimal spin at impact, thus maximising ball speed and carry distance; most specifically low on the clubface — where ball speed protection matters most.
Thanks to the new SPEED BRIDGE construction, for the first time it is possible to design a thru-slot Speed Pocket into the M5 and M6 game improvement irons.
The SPEED BRIDGE and Speed Pocket work together to systematically improve how the iron face performs during impact by shifting the point of maximum deflection lower on the face. This shift in deflection activates the Speed Pocket more efficiently delivering extreme flexibility over a large area of the face generating faster ball speeds than last year's M3 and M4 irons.
HYBRAR COMPRESSION DAMPER
In both the M5 and M6 irons, TaylorMade engineers have implemented a new HYBRAR damping system and multi-material badges to control and minimise vibration for a soft and solid feel.
Due to the stiffer topline, the maximum point of deflection of the iron face at impact is lower than previous designs.
The lower deflection point is aligned with the HYBRAR damper allowing it to activate more quickly at impact and dampen unwanted vibrations more efficiently.
The ABS/aluminum structure combined with viscoelastic adhesive serves to further improve sound and feel at impact.
TAYLORMADE M6 IRONS
The M6 iron marks TaylorMade’s newest and most advanced game improvement iron to date.
It features technologies designed to offer players an outstanding combination of distance, accuracy and solid feel in a forgiving, confidence-inspiring shape that is easy to hit.
Packed with industry leading game improvement technologies from TaylorMade that golfers love, the M6 iron performance has been taken to the next level with the addition of SPEED BRIDGE.
The M6 iron’s SPEED BRIDGE spans across a deep undercut cavity back design for an unparalleled combination of distance and forgiveness with enhanced sound and feel in the 4-PW.
In addition to SPEED BRIDGE, the M6 iron houses several additional performance enhancing technologies. M6 iron’s extreme low center of gravity, ultra-thin face with Inverted Cone Technology (ICT), and the new thru-slot Speed Pocket have all been united by the SPEED BRIDGE to provide players with every advantage possible when they step onto the course.
An extremely low and deep centre of gravity (CG) is achieved through design optimisation and proven technologies such as the Fluted Hosel and 360° Undercut to harvest trapped mass from the highest location in the iron and relocate it low in the head design. This low CG design produces an efficient energy transfer at impact with a high launching, penetrating ball flight even for mis-hits low on the face. The M6 iron also has a high Moment of Inertia (MOI) for stability and forgiveness making it remarkably easy to play.
The M6 iron employs an ultra-thin face design with TaylorMade’s patented Inverted Cone Technology (ICT). An ultra-thin face allows the iron to be flexible and fast, but the secret to a truly optimised design lies within pairing a thin face with the ICT.
The ICT design uses varying thicknesses to deliver maximum ball speeds over a large area face and the off-centre positioning delivers a directional bias. Simply put, the ICT gives golfers a larger and more accurate sweet spot.
The all new SPEED BRIDGE technology is debuting for the first time in the M6 iron. As discussed in more detail above, the SPEED BRIDGE is the key to designing M6 with our most flexible Speed Pocket (4-7 irons).
The SPEED BRIDGE stabilises the upper portion of the iron in combination with the advanced HYBRAR vibration damping polymer to improve sound and feel, while the thru-slot Speed Pocket expands the flexible area of the face to generate faster ball speeds. This unique combination gives golfers the best of both worlds; an iron with game changing distance and a pleasing soft, solid feel at impact.
All new set wedges specifically designed for the mid to high handicap golfer have been added to the M6 iron set for enhanced playability around the greens.
Available for preorder: January 18
At retail from: February 15
RRP: £849 steel, £999 graphite
Specs: in 4-9iron, PW, SW & LW and come equipped with KBS Max 85 steel shafts (S, R) or Fujikura’s ATMOS Orange graphite shafts (7S, 6R & 5A)