RocketBladez

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Andy Roberts
Tue, 4 Dec 2012
RocketBladez
Fantastic looks, desired ball flight and explosive distance.

Need To Know

Speed Pocket creates spring-like effect; Consistent distance through all shots; Visually impressive; Forgiving
You will have to re-educate yourself in your own distances
Our score:
Overall: 
4
PRICE: £549.00 YEAR: from 2013

If you were impressed by the trampoline effect of the RocketBallz fairway last season, you’ll be jumping up and down with joy when laying hands on TaylorMade’s new RocketBladez iron.

Remember that ‘little thing’ called a Speed Pocket? Well, it’s back and better than ever.

If you’re unfamiliar with the new Speed Pocket, it’s a little 2mm-wide slot in the sole of the iron that acts as an added booster during launch, allowing for balls to travel further on a consistent basis.

I’ve always struggled to find an iron that provides the perfect balance between distance, control and feel. That was until I bumped into RocketBladez.

Featuring Speed Pocket in the 3 to 7-irons, the RocketBladez again delivered me with high-towering ball flights and consistent distances throughout.

If you will excuse me for getting all technical, this is because 17.5g of weight has been strategically distributed to lower the centre of gravity and there’s a wide, low sweet spot that aided forgiveness when I knifed it.

The advanced, ultra-thin face design of the RocketBladez also contributed to my distance gains.

I was carrying the 7-iron on the range 162 yards on average, which is the equivalent of a 6-iron in my current bag, and a 5-iron close to 180 yards, which is where I’d expect to thin my normal 4-iron.

But most appealing – for someone who is always praying the pin is located in the back portion of the green when long iron is in hand – was the quick-stopping descent angle.

I was also a big fan of the design. Although they’re not exactly blades - as the name suggests - the mid-sized heads aren’t to be confused with ‘chunky’ as they possess a generous, medium thick topline and slight offset.

And as far as looks go, the cavity and racing-style badge featuring yellow and black lines are probably the best I’ve seen from TaylorMade. Everything about it suggests speed.

Verdict

Fantastic looks, ideal ball flight and explosive distance. A game-changer.

Click here to learn more about the TaylorMade RocketBladez.

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