"If you don't have this, then you don't have this."
By mustang6560 on 10/23/12
Thanks to oober birdieXris for the tip!
If you thought that the TaylorMade RocketBallz line of golf equipment was going to be a one hit wonder, then you're sorely mistaken.
Mark King, the CEO of TaylorMade, unveiled the next generation RocketBallz called RocketBladez. Like the RocketBallz fairway wood, the RocketBladez irons feature the Speed Pocket on the bottom of the sole, which is designed to increase distance even more.
I'm going to reach out to TaylorMade to see if I can get a set to review and giveaway on the site. For now, I've embedded the video of TaylorMade's announcement below.
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When on their website and checked out some detail pics from golfwrx... not sure about them, but the tour version doesn't look too shabby...
on a side, sad note: "If you don't have this, you don't have this" comment was very odd... same as "this little thing"...
I do like how adjusting the lofts is an innovation. Haha.
I know DJ is a star but I can not listen to his voice and feel confident about whatever he is pushing.
I"m not sold on the whole idea of a velocity pocket in an iron. Irons are meant to be accurate, not just long. They're meant to be precision tools of scoring, even the long irons to a degree. When you introduce more flex to the face, it tends to mess with the precision. This can be seen between the current game improvement irons and blades. Don't confuse accuracy with precision... When you hit a golf ball, you really want precision. you want to knock down pins every time. I'm not sure the speed pocket is gonna get it done on an iron.
The toplines still look like Hippo clubs to me.
I've been going back and forth with Taylormade trying to get some real info and not just advertising out of this. Apparently these irons should launch the ball as high or higher than the same number iron in your normal set. The speed pocket and lower CG built in gets the ball up and increases speed, while the lower loft keeps the ball from ballooning. I don't know if i like that, because it seems like if it were mishit or a little fat, that you would really lose the ball up in the air. Also, not sure how easy it would be to flight the ball down when needed. is the margin for error reduced with these clubs? They don't seem like clubs pros would like to use -- as they're being touted.
I love TM clubs but I have to agree with birdies. Give me accuracy over distance. A 7 iron 10ft from the pin is a lot better than a pulled hook sup'd up 9 iron.
Reminds me of the Wilson Reflex irons of 30 years ago.
Matt F says:
If you were to consider these clubs, go for the tours, which come out in about February 2013. The lofts aren't as jacked up and they have a thinner top line. JMO
Kurt the Knife says:
"If you don't have this, then you don't have this"
But I got Gangnam style
Duke of Hazards says:
Eh- Sexy Lady oh oh oh oh...
I agree with Mike F! I checked the specs of both regular and tour version and the tour has lofts much more in line with AP2s or muscle back blades...
Torleif Sorenson says:
Shallowface beat me to it; I still remember seeing the Reflex iron ads in golf magazines of the early 1980s. Undoubtedly these are much better - and I can't wait to see the Tour version; I don't want offset on my irons.
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