TaylorMade Qi10 Max Rescue Hybrid Review

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The TaylorMade Qi10 Max Rescue hybrid is a larger, more forgiving version of the standard Qi10 Rescue.  Stronger draw bias.  Extremely easy to hit.

Introduction

Not long ago, I posted a rave review of the Qi10 Rescue [find it HERE].  After testing the TaylorMade Qi10 Max Rescue, I found that this club is perfectly named.  It takes almost everything that’s great about the standard model and takes it to the Max.  Read on to find out if it deserves a spot in your bag.

Looks

The TaylorMade Qi10 Max Rescue is built for the players who find comfort in seeing a larger club head at address.  This is clearly the biggest of the Qi10 Rescue clubs, over 1/8″ longer from front-to-back than the Qi10 Rescue.  Interestingly, this extra bulk gives the Qi10 Max Rescue a little more of a pear shape than its smaller brother.  Also, it sits square at address.

In the bag, the Max looks nearly identical to the standard Qi10 Rescue.  The one obvious difference is the additional gold paintfill on the “Max” under the Qi10 branding.

Before moving on, I want to give credit to TaylorMade for giving this series an elevated head cover.  The embossed “Qi10” logos across the white section make it stand out without screaming for attention.

Sound & Feel

This is the one category where “Max” doesn’t seem to fit this club.

The first thing that isn’t “Max” about the TaylorMade Qi10 Max Rescue is the volume.  At impact, this club emits the same pleasing sound as the standard Qi10 Rescue.  It’s crisp and quiet with just enough oomph to let you know that you hit a powerful shot.  This sound pairs with a light, quick feel off the face.

Additionally, the feedback is not “Max.”  The sound of impact barely changes even when you’re striking it poorly.  Similarly, the stability of the Qi10 Max covers up the feel of most mishits.  So while the feedback is more minimum than maximum, this club does “Max” out on keeping your ego boosted.

Performance

With truly maximum forgiveness, the TaylorMade Qi10 Max Rescue is like a get out of jail free card.  Duffed your tee shot?  Pound this down by the green.  Stuck in the tall stuff?  Swing hard and this will send the ball flying.  Lost confidence in your driver?  Hit this instead.

While the consistency and forgiveness are definitely the A1 quality of this club, it’s not short on ball speed.  Players will be very happy when they discover how far they can hit the Qi10 Max Rescue.  Make sure to get fit for yours because you may not need as much loft as you think.

In terms of launch and spin, both register mid-high.  I did not see any shots balloon, but you will have to put in some effort to flight the ball down.  Thanks to the Speed Pocket, my thin shots were all playable.  This club is definitely more focused on consistency than workability.

Finally, another thing that is turned closer to the max is the draw bias.  While it doesn’t have the strongest draw bias I’ve ever seen, the Max is noticeably more left-biased than the standard Qi10 Rescue.  This is likely a combination of the head design and the stock shaft.  The Speeder NX in the Max is about 10 grams lighter than the Ventus used in the standard.  If you want max forgiveness with less draw bias, work with your fitter to make a shaft change.

Conclusion

For players that want maximum forgiveness in their long game and some help turning the ball over, the TaylorMade Qi10 Max Rescue is a great choice.  Offered at five different lofts, you can use this to replace much of your iron set and hit higher, more consistent shots into the greens, or just dump your long irons to set up more eagle opportunities.

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