So what did TaylorMade call the second generation RBZ driver? Yup, you guessed it, the TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 driver.
The TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 driver is completed with a Fujikura RocketFuel shaft and lightweight grip. TaylorMade have moved the CG further forward and lower than the previous Taylormade RBZ driver. They found that a lower, further forward CG promotes a faster ball speed along with a higher launch, perfect for more distance.
TaylorMade's R&D team have made several key changes to the original RBZ driver to create a club they say adds up to nine more yards compared to the first generation RBZ. A lower and further forward CG (centre of gravity), a more aerdynamic head design, new crown graphics, thinner crown construction and a larger clubface combine to make it more than Taylormade R1 driver.
Combining the new 4,100mm black clubface, the new decals have been developed in accordance with Dr. Steve Hitzeman, Professor of Sports Optometry. Using their own MAT-T (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) system, TaylorMade engineers carefully positioned the layout of the new decals to create effective visual cues for alignment.
Something else new about the clubhead: those graphics. The RBZ Stage 2 uses the white, non-glare finish that TaylorMade has employed in some drivers since 2011, but with new crown graphics. The crown decal adds linear references for the golfer's eye that, TaylorMade says, provide visual cues that help with alignment.
TaylorMade's "Loft-Sleeve Technology" (they used to call it "Flight Control Technology") is incorporated in the RBZ Stage 2 driver, and it gives golfers the ability to adjust loft angle, lie angle and face angle. Other design characteristics of the clubhead and overall club promote a moderate draw bias.