TaylorMade launches RocketBladez irons

23/10/2012 at 14:22
What do you make of the new TaylorMade RocketBladez irons?
23/10/2012 at 14:34

I think that press release deserves an award for the biggest load of marketing pish ince 1979!

23/10/2012 at 15:02

They're horrible! And not really a blade, either!

23/10/2012 at 16:00

Not pretty but if they give me an extra 20 yards an iron i'm in!

23/10/2012 at 16:04

Had some interesting videos sent from TaylorMade too. They're at the bottom of the attached article or, as I'm nice, here are the links:

TaylorMade CEO Mark King introduces the RocketBladez irons
Speed Pocket breakthrough: The innovative technology behind the RocketBladez
Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose try out the RocketBladez

Edited: 23/10/2012 at 16:05
23/10/2012 at 16:08

Fair play, I work in marketing and this is a very well marketed product. Taylormade, your launch day and prelude to launch day has had the desired effect.

Watched the videos and I will definitely be going to hit one of these when they land. Even if they do look like something hatched from a Nike Sumo.

23/10/2012 at 18:55
Scoopa wrote (see)

I think that press release deserves an award for the biggest load of marketing pish ince 1979!

Totally agree, same old same old from TM, the greatest club ever invented since well, 12 months ago when we invented the greatest club ever then too.

Still, the gullible will lap it up as usual.

23/10/2012 at 19:00

fatshaft beat me to it  .....

but indeed on the face of it they look like TM doing what TM does best

I'm thinking that following the glowing endorsements of Rose & Johnson we can expect to see both those players using said irons for the 2013 season ?

24/10/2012 at 08:28

You mean these? Proper!

Admin edit: To see and discuss the new Callaway X Forged irons, click here.

24/10/2012 at 08:32

^^^got to say I hated the looks of the outgoing X forged, although they played not too bad, but those look like proper golf clubs.


And yes TrapDraw, all these pros that TM are claiming want to play these clubs, we'll be watching eagerly as..........none of them have them in their bag perhaps?

24/10/2012 at 08:40

Can TM patent/enforce design rights on their 'speed slot'?

I've already thought of a couple of different ways other manufacturers could create the same sort of thing. Might register one and sell it on!

24/10/2012 at 13:02
Taylormade are apparently doing away with the R11 series and doing just the rocketbladez brand intl next year. They are producing a driver to replace the R11s and no more R11 irons or woods. What a shame. The R11 irons are pretty goo and the R11 s was widely acclaimed. I wonder what next for TM?
24/10/2012 at 13:58

I think you answered the question before you asked it there, Trev.

24/10/2012 at 16:19

Watch the JR/DJ video's of them trying them out. Wow, I'm just so convinced, it's so genuine, not like they are sponsored by them or anything ..... 

And who the hell wants a 4 iron that takes off like a driver...that's what drivers are for!

Edited: 24/10/2012 at 16:20
24/10/2012 at 20:28
Has anyone googled the Wilson staff reflex irons. Recognise anything?
24/10/2012 at 22:10
Dandy don (13.7) wrote (see)

Not pretty but if they give me an extra 20 yards an iron i'm in!

Or course they're 20 yards longer. The 6 iron is 26.5 degrees. That's pretty much the same loft as my Titleist AP2 5 iron (26 degrees)

25/10/2012 at 11:17
I will not jude until I hit them all side by side and see what works for me
25/10/2012 at 12:26

Guys, let's keep this thread to the new TaylorMade irons. Callaway has released images and words to the media now about its 2013 X Forged irons. You can see the pics here.

25/10/2012 at 15:02

Ok rocketblades, so just checked the specs, TM seem happy to share, but us lot seem to ignore.  Lets take the 4 and 7 as example. 

Rocketblades 4 iron - 20 degrees, 38.875 inches long.

Mizuno JPX825 4 iron - 23 deg, 38.25 inches

Titleist AP2 4 iron 24 deg 38.5 inches

Im not even going to compare the 7s after all its obvious where im going.... Speed slot bollocks, longer shafts and less loft. 

Note the tour version has more loft and is shorter than the hackers version, still stronger than most though...

25/10/2012 at 15:07

My Cleveland 20degree hybrid has '2i' written on it.  Strange I would need to replace the '4i' with it if in tm world...


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