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PostSubject: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 12:42 pm

Taylormade Golf announced this morning in North America they will be releasing a limited edition R1 BLACK! It will be available June 1st and only in limited quantities as well... Which do you prefer, R1 White or R1 Black? Personally, we like the look of the black better!! Graphics are more subtle as well, check it out!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 12:51 pm

what a load of rubbish from TM who when first launch the white driver, said it was better for alignment. Now limited edition black drivers. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 12:56 pm

eiji wrote:
what a load of rubbish from TM who when first launch the white driver, said it was better for alignment. Now limited edition black drivers. Laughing

+1

What's next TM? Pink?!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 12:56 pm

TM launches new products far too quickly. It's one thing to ride the wave of marketing but quite another to flood the market with new launches and gimmicky crap every other weekend.

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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 4:17 pm

yeah they said that the white was to help make alignment easier and not just graphics!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 4:25 pm

All marketing gimmicks. No wonder their prices drops faster than stone.
But i must say the black looks nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 4:27 pm

Scary... pale
Dun knw how much can the changes n improvement be in every quarterly lor! Neutral


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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 4:38 pm

At the end of the day they must be doing something right. At one point, they were having something like 52% market share for metal woods! That's more than the rest of the brands combined!

And I must say, this "black-IER" driver is really good looking and will definitely sell well.

Btw, I don't have a single TM club in my bag...
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 4:42 pm

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At the end of the day they must be doing something right. At one point, they were having something like 52% market share for metal woods! That's more than the rest of the brands combined!

And I must say, this "black-IER" driver is really good looking and will definitely sell well.

Btw, I don't have a single TM club in my bag...
well according to sources, they paying pros $1k a day for using their driver. We are not talking abt the players like justin rose or sergio gracia.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 4:43 pm

I am a novice here but the production costs for Black should be lower than White, ya?
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 4:53 pm

enwee wrote:
devil_wq wrote:
At the end of the day they must be doing something right. At one point, they were having something like 52% market share for metal woods! That's more than the rest of the brands combined!

And I must say, this "black-IER" driver is really good looking and will definitely sell well.

Btw, I don't have a single TM club in my bag...
well according to sources, they paying pros $1k a day for using their driver. We are not talking abt the players like justin rose or sergio gracia.


If that helps secure a 52% market share, then I think it is a very good strategy as long as they make money. Better then spending all the money on just 2 players I suppose?
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 5:15 pm

another makeover to entice worldwide consumers cosmetically to generate profit for TM? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 5:18 pm

i've never been a fan of the way taylormade floods the market with "new" products every other day

but in this case, to be fair, they are not claiming that the black has any technological upgrades. it's quite clear that it's just a cosmetic difference

it's what other brands are doing too - eg. callaway and cobra who offer customised colors
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 5:20 pm

All u need now is some idiot who will think the black R1 driver goes further and straighter than the white R1 driver after some serious 'demo-ing'.

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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 5:23 pm

Just slap in the words 'limited edition' and that justify them for a price hike. puke!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 5:35 pm

bogeyman72 wrote:
I am a novice here but the production costs for Black should be lower than White, ya?

Why is that? (honest qn) scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 5:59 pm

S70B wrote:
All u need now is some idiot who will think the black R1 driver goes further and straighter than the white R1 driver after some serious 'demo-ing'.

I'm holding my breath in anticipation.
The review will most probably state that the black finish absorbs ambient infra-red radiation now instead of reflection by the white version which lead to heating of gases in the clubhead thus enabling a 'hotter' clubface which inadvertently have to result in an increase of distances.
Wow! A masterpiece! A phenomenon! Haha!
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 6:13 pm

Crap marketing
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 7:12 pm

I like this black edition. Wonder when will start selling here.
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Fri May 31, 2013 10:54 pm

Here's your answer Porky,

"For Asian specs, the R1 Black features the TM1-113 by Mitsubishi Rayon shaft and is available at retail 10 June 2013. For more information please visit taylormadegolf.com

LOCAL PRICING:
R1 Black Driver Asian Spec = S$609

R1 Black Driver Global Spec = S$499"
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:23 am

Much nicer compared to the white one.

So it's only available online?
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:50 am

Or wait for another 6 mth for maroon color. Wait
Or wait for another 6 mth for R2.

Black or white. It the same performance. Period.

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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:14 pm

Flash wrote:
Or wait for another 6 mth for maroon color. Wait
Or wait for another 6 mth for R2.

Black or white. It the same performance. Period.


Yes, just another marketing gimmicks from TM ... TM next will come up with a limited edition R1 ... Taylormade

Cobra also did that for their ZL Encore driver ... Cobra Smiley
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:45 pm

Macan LV

A jeans material coz more than leather.... Faint
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PostSubject: Re: Taylormade R1 Black   Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:17 am

Gonna revive this thread - hear from some of TM's tour staff and their reactions/first impressions of the R1 black. Sounds like a lot of them prefer the traditional black driver over a white driver!

http://www.eighteenunderpar.com/r1-black-reactions-from-the-pros/
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