RocketBallz 3-wood

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Andy Roberts
Thu, 5 Apr 2012
RocketBallz 3-wood

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extra 17 yards distance, high launching, new speed pocket, forgiving, lightweight
Very difficult to think of one
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PRICE: £179.00 YEAR: from 2012

Usually, the safest place to stand when I’m hitting a wood off the deck is on the green.

After picking up the RocketBallz Tour 3-wood last week, I needed all my *imaginary* fans standing behind the ropes. Quite please!

The high launching RBZ 3-wood produces one of the most powerful flights I’ve ever seen. Driver-esque, if you will.

Anyone who generates 150mph of ball speed will gain an extra 17 yards, claims TaylorMade, who got all of their staff players to wear the number on their caps last month. I certainly take my hat off to them.

The RBZ 3-wood is fitted with a standard Matrix Ozik XCon 5 shaft and weighs just 50 grams. With its lightweight head and shaft, the ball just shoots off the clubface.

The new RBZ white and green combination is awe-inspiring, particularly when combined with the new speed pocket and the distance gains.

The white head and black face combination of the RocketBallz RBZ 3-wood is designed to aid alignment and reduce glare, while a weight port in the sole is positioned close to the face to improve ball speed.

An area behind the face has been removed from the sole to create a speed pocket and this is designed to increase power off the face and to boost ball speed on a range of different strikes.

I really like the deep face as it aids forgiveness. Unlike the RBZ driver, the sound of the RBZ 3-wood is pleasing.

The standard RocketBallz fairway wood is priced at £179. Tour versions are 13, 14.5 and 18 degree (RH only), while standard lofts are in 15, 17, 19, 21 and 24-degree (RH) and 15, 18 and 21-degree (LH)

VERDICT

I didn’t quite believe a ball could go an extra 17 yards, but it does. In fact, I would say I gained more than 20 yards with some second shots off the fairway running out close to 230 yards.

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