TaylorMade’s RocketBladez Irons are forgiving, high-flying
TaylorMade’s RocketBladez Irons have a large cavity behind their stainless steel faces that lowers the center of gravity and pulls it farther away from the face, making them forgiving and high-flying. A new 2-millimeter-wide slot in the sole of the 3- through 7-irons is covered with polyurethane to help quiet vibration while keeping debris out. It is called a Speed Pocket and the company says the slot allows the 1.6mm-thick face to move and flex more easily at impact, especially on shots hit low in the face.
The company says the design innovations create coefficient of restitution numbers that are similar to a driver, faster ball speeds and more consistent flight on off-center hits. According to TaylorMade designers, the slot and the added face flex will cause the ball to launch higher, fly up to 5 yards farther and land on a steeper angle of descent so it stops more easily. The performance might equate to the distance of a 5-iron with the launch angle of a 6-iron, and so on through the set.
The RocketBladez have a notch on the rear side of the hosel to make it easier to change the lofts and lie angles for custom fitting. The irons have a suggested retail price of $799 for steel and $899 for “RocketFuel” graphite shafts. Visit www.TaylorMadegolf.com.
Compiled by Alan Blondin, email@example.com