The TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver is a new release for 2023 as an upgraded version of the best-selling Stealth series. What are benefits of the Stealth 2 vs Stealth driver?
Just a year on, we have a second generation with the Stealth 2 drivers launched to provide more “fargiveness” with more distance and forgiveness.
The 100% carbon drivers feature a 60X Carbon Twist Face once again along with Speed Pocket and adjustable hosel, but significantly now contain the “missing element” with more forgiveness.
In this article, we take a look at the changes, what the Stealth 2 offers compared to the original model and how many gains you can make off the tee.
What TaylorMade says about the Stealth 2 Driver:
“With Stealth, we pushed past the limits of titanium and welcomed golfers around the world to the Carbonwood Age. So, how far are we willing to take it?
“Way past far and into Fargiveness. Introducing the all-new Stealth 2, combining the elements of speed and forgiveness to unlock Fargiveness.
“It was already fast. Now, we’ve made it even more forgiving.
“Building on the speed producing success of the original 60X Carbon Twist Face, the new design features an enhanced version of Inverted Cone Technology to help maintain ball speed on off-center strikes and increase forgiveness.
“Compared to the original Carbonwood, Stealth 2 features nearly twice the amount of carbon.
“It is constructed using a new Carbon Reinforced Composite Ring and collectively utilizes more of the lightweight material than any driver in TaylorMade history.
“Our advanced application of carbon allows for the redistribution of mass for more forgiveness and stability.”
TaylorMade Stealth Driver Specs & Design
The Stealth 2 driver has some noticeable tweaks compared to the Stealth driver it replaces, and they are all about generating for forgiveness from the 2023 model.
The key change is the new rear weight at the back of the driver head, which now has a heavy 25g tungsten weight positioned on the Inertia Generator to increase the forgiveness from the Stealth.
That weight was fixed in the Stealth and was also black in the original, but in the 2 model it is now interchangeable to create the perfect set up.
There is also a TPS Front Weight located on the sole to provide the perfect balance for an optimal ball flight and trajectory without adding too much spin off the tee.
The Speedpocket, Twist Face Technology and Carbonwood crown elements, with the “60X Carbon Twist Face” composite club face, are all retained in the new Stealth driver.
The Stealth also features a 12-way adjustable hosel with lofts of 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees all available. The left-handed option will be 9 degrees and 10.5 degrees.
TaylorMade Stealth 2 HD Driver Specs & Design
TaylorMade have continued with a HD version of the Stealth driver in the 2023 version with the High Draw model returning with some tweaks.
The HD driver is the draw-bias model, with TaylorMade moving more weight closer to the heel of the club head to help cure the dreaded slice or even out the fade.
The adjustable rear weight in the HD is a 30g tungsten weight in this version, creating the highest launching model is the Stealth 2 series.
With the exception on the heel-ward weighting, the Stealth 2 HD driver is identical to the standard model.
The HD driver features the Speedpocket, the 60X Carbon Twist Face and the Carbonwood crown that was so well received in the original version.
The Stealth 2 HD is available in three loft options, 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees. The left-handed option will be 9 degrees and 10.5 degrees.
Verdict: Are the TaylorMade Stealth 2 drivers any good?
The Stealth driver made a bigger impression when released in 2022 and TaylorMade believe they have found the missing element from the original design.
They haven’t revealed what that is yet, but the tweaks to the Stealth 2 models include an adjustable or interchangeable rear weight in the new drivers.
That is the big change to the design and it will be interesting to see if the Stealth 2 drivers live up to the hype surrounding their introduction.
What is the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver release date?
The Stealth 2 driver was unveiled in January 2023 and is being released for general sale in February.
How much does the TaylorMade Stealth 2 cost?
The cost of the driver has yet to be revealed, but it is expected to retail upwards of £450 / $600.
What are the TaylorMade Stealth specs?
The Stealth driver is available in 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees. The Stealth HD driver is also sold in 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees and 12 degrees lofts.
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