Spider X Putter Review
Taylormade Spider X both the most popular and least-used putter in the PGA Tour. It's the putter most commonly used by professionals in the game of golf.
Perhaps more importantly, the Spider X has also found its way into the bags of many amatuers around the world, including mine. In this in-depth review, I'm going to reveal what it's like changing to the Spider X, and try to explain why there is something so magical about this particular putter.
Taylormade Spider X Putter Review
Anybody familiar with TaylorMade and the Spider brand will know that it's a distinctive head. This design was originally introduced over 20 years ago. Its continued popularity prompted TaylorMade to expand the line and seek out new methods of improving the overall construction in order to better serve the putting stroke. Spider X. The significant changes mark the 10th anniversary of the company's existence. I want to talk about them more in detail. Josh, aka JB, on the THP Forum, introduced Spider X in January. He received some amazing feedback from TaylorMade. The most notable visual modification to the Spider lineup was the adoption of streamlined perimeter weighting. This is a departure from what many called 'exhaustpipes' in the last Spider iteration. Spider X weights will still be protruding slightly from their original form but have a more streamlined, angled profile to keep eyes from wandering. A preview article indicated that there would be custom weight choices ranging anywhere from 2-12 grams in order to maximise the weight profile of a golfer. This weighting system effectively maintains a longer perimeter weight without becoming an eyesore.
Rotating the putter will reveal the carbon fiber visual at the centre mass. For Spider X, this was all about getting weight into the perimeter of the head, maximizing the stability and overall MOI. The first carbon composite sole was used to achieve this. A putter helped them do so. Additional weight was also allocated by carving areas on the heels and toes of the frame. This is not easily seen at the address. The appearance and stability of the head is not compromised, yet the weight benefits are elevated to new heights. The stock head weighs 355g. If you take 15 grams of carbon composite and place it in the center sole, then you're really maximising the perimeter weight.
We can hear the improvement made to the pure-roll insert, but we don't see it. TaylorMade adds a thicker, white surlyn to its pure roll insert technology. It has been an extremely successful insert. The soft, audible feedback the golfers receive when striking the ball produces an insert responsiveness which in our testing was really good. Not unlike many of the pure roll experiences we have had in the past, the twelve grooves support the introduction of forward roll on the ball, getting it moving accurately and quickly towards the target.
The new TaylorMade alignment system is positioned above the ball so that the eyeballs naturally focus on it. A thorough study led to a design which helps golfers visualise the lines they need to aim the ball at. It is very comfortable to hold the ball in front the head as shown by the photo. While it may not be obvious, but still very relevant, true path alignment is actually indented directly into the head. It isn't just painted on. It has an unusual depth which supports connectivity to other parts of the topline.
TaylorMade chose to change their approach to color for 2019 with Spider X. Two standout colors have been introduced by TaylorMade: navy and copper. The option to either have the entire path in all white or just the middle line in white is available. While we are eager at THP to see what your preference is between the two heads, they both have a sort of classiness to them that fits perfectly with the design. The sleek and simple lines of the slant neck with single bend shaft are all black. They're paired well with a Spider X themed Super. Stroke Pistol GTR 2.0. For more information on the Spider X putter from TaylorMade, visit www.TaylorMade. Golf.com Join the THP discussion by visiting this thread.
There are currently no products in the cart
Spider X Putters are Good
TaylorMade Spider X – Putter Verdict: The roll was great, especially for short distance putts. It had that same 'can’t miss' feel as larger Spider models. This is a… Jan 29, 2019,
Why Is The Spider Putter So Good?
It is extremely resistant to twisting at impact and therefore more forgiving, especially when playing longer putts. TaylorMade optimized the head to increase its visual appeal for more golfers. May 11, 2019
Spider X Putter Used by Pros
Taylormade Spider X (Standard) Rory, DJ, Jason Day and Jon Rahm all uses the standard version. Spider X standard could work for you if your tendency is to putt right and leave the face wide open.
Spider X vs Spider Ex: How Do They Compare?
Spider X features a PureRoll2 insert made from surlyn with 45-degree-angled faces grooves that help to give more spin. Spider EX features a PureRoll2 insert from co-molded PPU and eight silver aluminium beams. They are also at a 45-degree angle, facing downward.