The TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast putter is the newest version of the popular model. GolfReviewsGuide.com takes a look at the new finish.
One of four new putters from TaylorMade for 2021, the Spider X has a familiar look because this is the Spider X that has been around for some time.
The 2021 model is known as Hydro Blast and has been given a new stylish finish in silver or platinum colour. The putter also features TaylorMade’s new Pure Roll 2 insert.
What TaylorMade say about the Spider X Hydro Blast Putter:
“Spider X is now available in a new Hydro Blast finish, bringing you Tour-proven performance and a timeless design with an all-new look.
“The Hydro Blast process delivers a rich and premium finish to Spider X. The application of a high-pressure stream of water creates a smooth surface that’s both durable and aesthetically pleasing.
“Played by the world’s best, Spider X has tallied 11 Tour wins in the last two-plus seasons. The Pure Roll insert produces better sound and feel, while 45° grooves increase topspin and help the ball start and stay on its intended line.”
TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast Features & Design
The key features design in the Hydro Blast is the new colour option. While it doesn’t add any enhancement on the Spider X from a performance point of view, the Hydro Blast finish is all option aesthetics.
That’s not to say there isn’t any improvements on the original Spider X. There is, particular with the new Pure Roll insert in the face for better feel and roll on the greens.
The insert features new 45-degree grooves to help impart that all important forward roll on the ball.
The trademark weights on the side of the head are the same as the X, as is the Y-shaped sightline for alignment.
There are also two shaft options: a single bend for a face balanced putter, and a flow neck hosel design with a toe-hung head to 21 degrees.
TaylorMade Hydro Blast Putter Verdict
TaylorMade have taken the impressive Spider X putter and given it a pimp up in the new series released for 2021.
While there are only a few small changes made the X, the most noticeable is the inclusion of the second generation of the Pure Roll insert.
This putter, compared to the existing Spider Xs, is all about the look. If navy, copper or white didn’t do it for you, the Hydro Blast might. The performance is not in question.
How much do the new TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast putters cost?
The HydroBlast putters retail at £239/$330.
Which is the Spider X putter and Hydro Blast version?
The Hydro Blast Spider X carries the same design and features as the original Spider X. The Hydro Blast element is a new look and finish for the hugely popular putter.
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