Review MyGolfWay: TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons

December 4, 2012 - This week they’re getting to the golf shops in Spain and Europe, and in MyGolfWay.com we have had the chance to test them beforehand to tell you how they work. The latest irons from TaylorMade are the RocketBladez, and they use the revolutionary innovation called Speed ​​Pocket, which is the result of the benefits that this technology has already shown with TaylorMade RocketBallz’s fairway woods and hybrids. Do you remember? A hollow space behind the face that starts from the sole, promoting faster ball speed and a higher launch angle to promote longer, high-flying and quick-stopping shots in the green.

The application of this technology in the irons has lead to the new RocketBladez irons. These irons are technologically even more developed, however, because along with the RBZ Speed ​​Pocket they have an ultra-thin clubface with an improved inverted cone design, the precise low and centred centre of gravity location, and the external and internal hosel-bending notches, allowing the head to be bent easily to adjust the lie angle. This is very welcome given their high-strength stainless steel head construction.

Test MyGolfWay: Hierros TaylorMade RocketBladez

Testing with a low swing speed

Miguel Angel Buil

Miguel Angel Buil, MyGolfWay.com Editor (Hcap 28).

First of all, bear in mind that the RBZ Speed ​​Pocket technology, visible in the hollow space of the sole filled with 3M polyurethane, is only found in half of the set, the longer irons (4, 5, 6 and 7).

  • In my first shots, with the graphite shafted RocketBladez, the golf ball launched spectacularly. You can really see that the ball goes off faster from the clubface. With my low swing speed the golf ball launches energetic, high and long in the air. Feels good.
  • In general, all the irons of the set feel comfortable to move and easy to play.
  • So, comparing the performance of technology, I noticed a solid impact with every club of the set, with a very small difference in sound between the 7 and the 8 iron. I also perceive that with the long irons, the most difficult for me, I got a good high trajectory and they helped me to get further.
  • The wedges are great, with a redesigned cavity for an easier control, offering great feel and versatility.
  • And I really enjoyed the graphite shafts. I notice that from halfway down the shafts are finished in matt graphite, thus avoiding the annoying glare in my stance.

Test MyGolfWay: Hierros TaylorMade RocketBladez

Testing with a high speed swing

Job Sugrañes, profesional de Golf Montjuic

Job Sugrañes, pro of Golf Montjuic.

To test the steel shafted RocketBladez we have the collaboration of Job Sugrañes, a professional who was Champion of the Catalan Tour Ranking in 2002, and runner-up in the Doubles Spanish Championship in 2004, where he teamed with Agustín Domingo, in addition to being a golf instructor in Golf Montjuic, Barcelona (tel. 606 763 408), and being a caddy for pros like Agustín Domingo and Eduardo de la Riva. In his golf bag we found a RocketBallz fairway wood… So he knows what are we talking about.

  • “The ball trajectory is high,” is Job’s first comment when he starts the round of hitting balls with different irons.
  • “I started with the 7 iron (steel shaft) and I noticed that the ball comes out with a lot of power. It certainly offers more distance with a high and long golf ball.”
  • “The touch is like the cavity backs, and the sound is not as natural as we are used to, but it still sounds like a cavity back.”
  • “In between the irons that have the Speed ​​Pocket technology (4-7), and those that don’t (8-PW), with the Speed ​​Pocket I see a plus in distance, while with others the sense of touch is more similar to a blade.”
  • “They maintain a uniform trajectory, very straight, and their ability to move the ball is standard, so for the average player they’re fantastic.”
  • Test MyGolfWay: Wedges TaylorMade RocketBladez“These are easy golf clubs for mid-to-low handicaps, although you could also say that the irons with graphite shafts are good for mid-to-high handicaps.”
  • As for the RocketBladez wedges, marked with A (50º), S (55º) and L (60º), “the three are very good,” says Job. “While in the AW the sole is slightly arched, the sole of the SW and LW is notably wider yet flatter, with a leading edge which greatly facilitates passing under the golf ball, and through the sand if you play from a bunker. These are clearly for mid-to-low handicaps, as they give you that ‘exquisite touch’ that the most demanding players require.”

TAYLORMADE ROCKETBLADEZ IRONS

  • Clubs reviewed: Set 4-PW, AW, SW, LW, steel and graphite RocketFuel shafts, flex Regular.
  • Tester: Job Sugrañes (32). Pro of Golf Montjuic (Barcelona).
DESIGN Rating: ★★★★☆
DISTANCE Rating: ★★★★★
ACCURACY Rating: ★★★★☆
FORGIVENESS Rating: ★★★★½
FEELING Rating: ★★★½☆
OPTIONS Rating: ★★★★☆
VALUE Rating: ★★★★★
FOR… Mid-to-Low Handicaps
AVERAGE Rating: ★★★★☆

  The RocketBladez are easy irons that will really help the average player, as well as low and high handicaps looking to get extra height and longer golf shots, with a uniform straight trajectory. They’ll be particularly good for golfers without a powerful swing with the long irons, who will also enjoy a short game with a great level.

  The irons with the RBZ Speed ​​Pocket technology present a slightly different sound than usual, which is something you’ll quickly get used to if you are looking for an easy iron which gives you height and power.

TaylorMade RocketBladez iron SectionTECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

RocketBladez Irons

  • Clubhead: Stainless steel and 3M polyurethane.
  • Technologies: RBZ Speed Pocket; ultra-thin clubface with improved Inverted Cone design; low and centred CG location; external and internal hosel-bending notches.
  • Shafts: RocketFuel steel (85g, flex S y R) and graphite (65g, flex S, R y M).
  • Grip: RBladez 47,5g.
  • RRP graphite shaft: 7-iron set, €789; 6-iron set, €669; wedge, 112,50 €.
  • RRP steel shaft: 7-iron set, €659; 6-iron set, €559; wedge, €94 per club.


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