TaylorMade launches RocketBladez
Encompassing regular and Tour models, the RocketBladez iron incorporates a key new technology in its "Speed Pocket" design, which closely mimics that of the RocketBallz fairway.
TaylorMade engineers have taken the technology that makes the RBZ a famously long fairway and transferred it into the iron. The result: faster ball speeds and a higher launch angle for more carry distance and greater stopping power.
The set consists of eleven individually designed clubheads, each unique in its size and shape in order to maximise distance and control depending on how that club is likely to be employed.
The Speed Pocket is in place from 3-iron through to the 7-iron and takes the shape of a 2mm-wide slot in the sole that responds at impact by flexing and rebounding. This creates a 'hotter' face, which is also 11% thinner than the previous thinnest - again adding the flexibility for potentially greater distance.
The slot is at its most effective when the ball is struck low on the face, an area that TaylorMade studies found amateur golfers struck on 68% of iron shots. In this respect, the RocketBladez helps to reduce the negative effects of this 'low' strike by minimising distance loses.
RRP: RocketBladez £549(s), £649(g); RocketBladez Tour £699