Taylormade R9 Driver FCT and MWT Instructions

Taylormade R9 Driver FCT and MWT Instructions




Taylormade has taken two of their best technologies for customization and enabled both to be used together in their R9 and R9 SuperTri drivers. The FCT and MWT features that are now obtainable create a huge amount of custom options, and although it’s great to be able to customize your driver, it can get quite confusing. Well that’s where we come in, we’ll provide instructions so you can take your new R9 driver and turn it into an amazing weapon that will completely change your golf game forever.

The FCT characterize stands for Flight Control Technology, which is when you unscrew the shaft, twist it to the setting you want, and then screw it back into the clubhead. There are 4 main options, L, R, N, NU, with 4 more options in between for a total of 8. We will describe below what effect the FCT settings have on the confront angle, lie, loft when the clubhead is square at impact, and the trajectory bias.

The MWT characterize, which has been around since the R7 Quad, is Taylormade’s Moveable Weight Technology. The R7 Quad had 4 weights that you could adjust although the R9 drivers only have 3 weights since you can also use FCT technology to move the trajectory of the ball. The R9 drivers come standard with two 1 gram and one 16 gram weights. Below you will find more information showing what effect the locaiongs of these weights have on your trajectory.

FCT Instructions

The following charts show you how each FCT position effects the confront angle, lie, loft, and trajectory bias.

observe: The lofts in the below chart are when the club head is square at impact. The negative numbers for trajectory bias average a bias to the left or a draw bias.

FCT Position, confront Angle, Lie, Loft, Trajectory Bias

8.5 Loft Drivers

Pos. 1 R, 2 Open, 59, 7.5, 16

Pos. 2 N-R, 1 Open, 58.5, 8.0, 10

Pos. 3 NU-R, 1 Open, 59.5, 8.0, 8

Pos. 4 N, Square, 58, 8.5, -2

Pos. 5 NU, Square, 60, 8.5, -6

Pos. 6 NU-L, 1 Closed, 59.5, 9.0, -16

Pos. 7 N-L, 1 Closed, 58.5, 9.0, -18

Pos. 8 L, 2 Closed, 59.0, 9.5, -24

9.5 Loft Drivers

Pos. 1 R, 2 Open, 59, 8.5, 16

Pos. 2 N-R, 1 Open, 58.5, 9.0, 10

Pos. 3 NU-R, 1 Open, 59.5, 9.0, 8

Pos. 4 N, Square, 58, 9.5, -2

Pos. 5 NU, Square, 60, 9.5, -6

Pos. 6 NU-L, 1 Closed, 59.5, 10.0, -16

Pos. 7 N-L, 1 Closed, 58.5, 10.0, -18

Pos. 8 L, 2 Closed, 59.0, 10.5, -24

10.5 Loft Drivers

Pos. 1 R, 2 Open, 59, 9.5, 16

Pos. 2 N-R, 1 Open, 58.5, 10.0, 10

Pos. 3 NU-R, 1 Open, 59.5, 10.0, 8

Pos. 4 N, Square, 58, 10.5, -2

Pos. 5 NU, Square, 60, 10.5, -6

Pos. 6 NU-L, 1 Closed, 59.5, 11.0, -16

Pos. 7 N-L, 1 Closed, 58.5, 11.0, -18

Pos. 8 L, 2 Closed, 59.0, 11.5, -24

MWT Instructions

If you try to use simple logic and physics, then you shouldn’t have too much of a problem learning Taylormade’s MWT technology. You can use MWT on top of FCT to increase the draw or fade bias you want already more.

The simple logic behind moving the trajectory bias from left to right and vice versa is as follows. If you add more weight to the heel of the club you can expect the toe of the club to be lighter and consequently it will close faster by impact providing more of a draw bias or right to left trajectory. If you increase weight on the toe of the club, the toe will close slower by impact resulting in a left to right shot or a fade. If you have more weights obtainable and want to know how it will affect the height of your drives keep reading. The more weight you add towards the front of the golf club the lower the ball will fly since you are moving the CG (center of gravity) closer towards the confront. while, the more weight you put in the back-center of the clubhead, the higher your trajectory will be since you’re pushing the CG further back. This would also increase your spin rate in addition.

The following chart is a basic guideline for the 3 weights that come with the R9.

Toe, Center, Heel – Trajectory Bias

16g, 1g, 1g – Fade Bias

1g, 16g, 1g – Straight

1g, 1g, 16g – Draw Bias




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