There’s loads of cool gear within the golf gear world that doesn’t at all times match neatly into Most Needed Checks or Purchaser’s Guides. You continue to need to know the way it performs. In our We Tried It collection, we put gear to the check and allow you to know if it really works as marketed.
What We Tried
TaylorMade MySpider EX Customized putter interface The net design interface that enables golfers to create personalized variations of TaylorMade’s new Spider EX putter.
Your Customized Builder
Dave Wolfe MyGolfSpy author and putter fanatic. I’ve examined lots of (perhaps 1000’s) of flatsticks.
TaylorMade MySpider EX Interface
As I’ve talked about, the variety of choices is probably the most vital function of the digital putter design interfaces. If the Spider EX you construct goes to be your Spider EX, then you definately want sufficient variation to make it simply that. Listed below are the choices accessible with the MySpider EX program:
Construct Choices: TaylorMade MySpider EX
- Head: Spider EX
- Dexterity: Proper or left
- Head End: 14 completely different paint choices
- Hosel: Single bend, circulate neck, brief slant, L neck
- Customized Engraving: Add as much as 8 laser-engraved characters at 3 completely different spots on the putter sole. Select from 14 completely different paint fills.
- Alignment Scheme: 4 completely different alignment choices with out the Sight Line Monitor. If you happen to add the monitor, you might have 2 choices for sight dots. 11 colour choices for the dot and line alignment parts and 14 for the Sight Line Monitor.
- Face Insert: 20 completely different paint choices for the Pure Roll2 insert with co-molded grooves.
- TaylorMade Badge: 14 colour choices for badge at rear of putter
- Sole Plate Colours: 7
- Weight Colour Choices: 2 (black or silver)
- Shaft: Fluted Really feel™ Shaft
- Shaft Band Colour: 8 choices
- Size: 32-37 inches
- Loft: as much as +/- 1° weak or robust
- Lie: as much as +/- 2° upright or flat
- Grip: Varied SuperStroke, Golf Satisfaction and Lamkin fashions. Most colour choices in SuperStroke 1.0 GTR.
As you possibly can see, the MySpider EX designer offers you a bunch of choices. The maths strikes shortly into giant quantity land once you attempt to calculate the whole variety of completely different putters you can also make. The breadth of choices has been a key function of the opposite TaylorMade design interfaces and it’s nice to see that proceed with the MySpider EX system.
Like the opposite putter designers, many of the choices relate to paint. Nonetheless, there are a couple of new decisions within the MySpider EX value noting.
I do know that exclusion is at all times some extent of rivalry for our left-handed golfers. This time across the lefties have the identical choices because the righties. This contains the neck choices in addition to all the colour choices.
The TaylorMade MySpider EX designer contains a bevy of doable alignment mixtures. Three completely different parts mix into the general alignment scheme. First, you select if you need the Sight Line Tracks or not. If you happen to do, then you definately select between two sight dot schemes. Naturally, your design needn’t embody the Sight Line Tracks. On this case you might have 5 alignment choices: a single dot, three dots, no line, a brief line, or a protracted line. Lastly, you choose the True Path colour.
With the MySpider X designer, you had the choice of white True Path or no True Path. Now you can also make that True Path part any colour you need. If you happen to don’t just like the True Path scheme, simply choose the identical colour as your physique colour and it goes away.
Mix all of these decisions, including within the colour decisions, and you’ve got your private aiming association.
Face Insert Colours
The MySpider EX designer offers you 20 completely different face colour choices. First, you select the principle colour. You then resolve to pair that principal colour choice with a black or white border. Maybe the brand new manufacturing course of for the PureRoll2 insert offers them extra choices for colour. All in all, that is by far probably the most face choices on a putter thus far.
Loft, Size and Lie
One of many complaints that buyers had with the earlier MySpider X and MyTP packages was the lack to customise the loft and lie of the putter. TaylorMade has mounted that with the MySpider EX designer, permitting you to order the loft as much as +/- 1° weak or robust and the lie as much as +/- 2° upright or flat. Sadly, this new choice has but to be added retroactively to the earlier design interfaces.
Dave’s MySpider EX: The Purple Folks Eater
Primarily based upon my earlier TaylorMade customized construct experiences, I had excessive expectations for the MySpider EX interface. To this point, constructing customized TaylorMade putters has been fast and straightforward. Fortunately, the MySpider EX designer proved to be extra of the identical.
TaylorMade has executed a wonderful job of creating positive you could simply navigate all of the choices. Moreover, as soon as you choose an choice, all pictures replace to replicate your alternative. I did expertise a little bit of lag within the software program right here however nothing vital sufficient to provide frustration.
As at all times, you possibly can in all probability anticipate to spend probably the most time on colour choice. The True Path colour alternative was an attention-grabbing one because it wraps across the face somewhat than simply sitting on high of the putter because it did with the Spider X. It’s one thing to think about when you’re choosing insert colour. The potential for colour clashes on the face is excessive. Nonetheless, it’s yet one more technique to give your putter a singular look.
In the end, I went almost all in on purple. I do know, it’s a stunning determination for me as my purple-philia is effectively documented. It was truly the laser engraving that sealed the deal as I might give this purple individuals eater some defining ink.
The purple paint is definitely wonderful on this putter. A lot richer than the purple on my Spider Tour. I don’t know if this new paint will maintain up higher than the previous did. That mentioned, it positively seems to be higher at this level.
TaylorMade MySpider EX Interface Points: None
Like I mentioned, the TaylorMade MySpider EX interface is strong. It’s simple to make use of and shortly reveals you ways adjustments in design change your putter. I feel it’s nice you could now have the putter bent to your required loft and lie. Possibly the one lingering “ding” comes within the grip division. If you need a SuperStroke 1.0 GTR, then you might have a number of colour choices. If not, you might have two different grips to select from.
Satisfaction and Worth
Don’t inform the others however that is my favourite MySpider thus far. The pc rendering was shut however finally understated in comparison with the completed product. The purple colour simply pops. I can’t pin down a single ingredient that didn’t meet or exceed my expectation.
The engravings on the only real are clear. The truth that you might have three positions with eight characters every actually opens your artistic choices. You possibly can add your youngsters’ names to the underside or your pet’s. You possibly can virtually write a haiku. Or you possibly can skip that alternative completely if phrases on a putter should not your factor.
The price of the MySpider EX putter is $450. This makes it about $100 greater than a inventory Spider EX and dearer than the opposite TaylorMade MySpider and MyTP designers. You have to to resolve if that further hundred is value it to you. I really feel just like the variety of decisions justifies the additional value. If you happen to don’t, then simply purchase a inventory model.
In associated information, the MySpider X and MySpider Tour designers are at present on sale. The MySpider X is $399.99 and the MySpider Tour is barely $299.99.
TaylorMade has an excellent factor going with their on-line putter interfaces. The MySpider EX is one of the best one up to now and never simply because the ensuing putter is tremendous purple. It’s the addition of lie and loft customization that’s the most encouraging, exhibiting how TaylorMade is listening to customers and making the brand new incarnations of the designer higher than the final. The total-spectrum lefty love is good to see as effectively.
The massive bummer is that it’s going to take about 4 to 5 weeks on your putter to reach. This shouldn’t be too stunning as everyone knows that offer chains are all tousled proper now. This delay might put your putter arrival previous your golf season however you continue to have a number of time to get one constructed for vacation enjoyable. If you happen to make a jack-o’-lantern themed MySpider EX, it is best to have it effectively earlier than Halloween. Winter vacation putter presents (to your self or others) ought to arrive with time to spare.
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