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TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers: Groundbreaking Forgiveness with 10K MOI
TaylorMade Golf announced the groundbreaking lineup of Qi10 Max, Qi10 LS and Qi10. This cutting-edge series unlocks a new frontier of forgiveness, with the Qi10 Max hitting the elusive total MOI (Moment of Inertia) of 10,000 g-cm².
“We’re all about breaking barriers and never looking back. From the first metalwood to 60X Carbon Twist Face, once we commit and cross a threshold, we continue to push the boundaries of innovation. Achieving the 10K inertia mark is yet another one of those in the long history of TaylorMade driving the industry forward.” - Brian Bazzel, VP of Product Creation
What 10K MOI means to the golfer
In its simplest form, higher MOI = more forgiveness. Higher MOI reduces head rotation on off-centre impacts, protecting ball speed on mis-hits and delivering more consistent launch conditions. This is measurable forgiveness. The Qi10 Max driver boasts a combined total MOI of 10,000 g-cm² (10K), a feat that is the result of advanced lightweight materials, a reinvented head shape and strategic placement of mass.
The forgiveness of Qi10 Max can be a benefit to golfers of all skill levels, from the everyday golfer to a major champion like Team TaylorMade’s Nelly Korda and Collin Morikawa.
Qi10 MAX: Four Key Technologies
The formula for achieving optimal performance in a 10K MOI driver requires the unified integration of four key technologies:
- Advanced Construction with Infinity Crown: TaylorMade’s advanced construction techniques allow strategic mass redistribution, enabling a deep and low Center of Gravity (CG) for optimal launch and spin control while maintaining high MOI. The new crown covers 97% of the top surface creating a clean and elegant look.
- Optimized Head Shape: The Qi10 Max features a shallower head shape that extends from front-to-back, housing a concentrated mass at the extreme limit from CG. This unique head shape contributes significantly to the clubhead’s inertia by allowing mass to be placed further from the center of the clubhead.
- Carbon Face Technology: The Qi10 Max utilizes the third generation of 60X Carbon Twist Face®, delivering a fast face on center strikes, while also preserving ball speed on mis-hits. This technology works in conjunction with a redesigned ledge that houses the face in a position that flexes in unison to efficiently optimize energy transfer at impact.
- Torque-Control Shaft: TaylorMade’s extensive research and testing led to the development of a shaft with lower torque, promoting improved face closure at impact. This innovation is the final piece in the quest for 10K MOI with TaylorMade performance.
“This quest to 10K is the sum of a variety of proven TaylorMade technologies that have been integrated into a new shape in the Qi10 Max, literally giving us the most forgiving driver in TaylorMade history with the highest MOI we’ve ever achieved. On top of it, the evolution of 60X Carbon Twist Face features a new blue colour pattern and high contrast topline that works in unison with the Infinity Carbon Crown to provide a very clean and refined look at address position.” - Tomo Bystedt, Senior Director Product Creation
Qi10 LS: Forgiveness, adjustability and performance for the better player
Qi10 LS delivers a lower spin and lower launch that is engineered to optimize performance for players with faster swing speeds and higher spin rates. With a deep face and a more compact overall head shape, Qi10 LS will be the preferred driver for many of Team TaylorMade’s Tour athletes.
Utilized throughout the Qi10 family, the Infinity Crown marks a significant leap forward in TaylorMade's carbon crown construction.
By extending carbon fibre to the extreme perimeter of the head and aligning it flush with the top of the face, this new design maximizes mass savings. This innovative approach removes excess weight previously located in less advantageous positions, resulting in optimal redistribution of mass for lower CG and better spin properties critical to players who choose the Qi10 LS driver.
Qi10 LS also incorporates a new, more efficient moveable weight that features a single 18g steel sliding weight housed by an innovative track system. Strategic shaping along the sole is designed to deliver better aerodynamics with reduced turbulence.
The redesigned structure allows the adjustable weight to move farther forward and lower relative to its predecessor, resulting in a lower balance point and optimized inertia for a more forgiving low-spin experience.
Qi10: Complete performance
The Qi10 driver has been strategically engineered to help players optimize distance and maximize forgiveness, wrapped in a clean, confidence-inspiring package. Qi10 features lower CG projection and higher MOI than previous TaylorMade drivers in this category, creating a driver aimed at golfers seeking the ultimate blend of distance and forgiveness.
A brand-new, slightly larger address shape combined with the clean look of the Infinity Carbon Crown and a high contrast topline for enhanced alignment that inspires confidence for all levels of golfers.
Qi10’s re-engineered 60X Carbon Twist Face is significantly lighter than traditional titanium and creates a more efficient energy transfer with a new supporting structure that promotes faster ball speeds. The face is also designed for improved preservation of ball speed on off-centre shots.
The entire Qi10 family of drivers feature a 4° loft sleeve (+/- 2°) and build upon proven TaylorMade technologies such as the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket™ designed to optimize ball speed on low face hits.
Specifications & Availability
Qi10 Max, Qi10 LS and Qi10 will be available in stores in February, 2024.
Qi10 Max has loft offerings of 9.0° and 10.5°. Shaft offerings are Fujikura Speeder NX TCS 50 (R, S) and Mitsubishi Diamana Blue TM50 (R, SR, S). Qi10 Max also comes in a women’s version at 12.0° loft with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue TM40 shaft.
A lightweight High & Light (HL) version of the Qi10 Max both at 10.5° and 12.0° lofts will be available in custom.
Qi10 LS is offered in lofts of 9.0° and 10.5°. It comes with two shaft options in the Mitsubishi Tensei AV Limited Blue 65 (R, S), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Limited Black 65 (S) and the Mitsubishi Diamana Silver TM50 (R, SR, S)
Qi10 comes with the 9.0° (RH) and 10.5° (RH/LH) lofts. The driver is equipped with Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 5 (S, R) and Mitsubishi Diamana Blue TM50 (R, SR, S) shafts.