Watch: Golfmagic tests the new TaylorMade RSi irons at Weybrook Park Golf Club

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014

TaylorMade RSi 1

Of the RSi 1, when placing clubhead down at address, it’s not a million miles off the look of a better player iron. We love the gun-metal finish making it almost forged-like.

Targeted towards the game improvement player and acting as a direct replacement to the former SpeedBlade iron, RSi 1 features eye-catching new Face Slot Technlogy (3- to 8-iron) and an improved Speed Pocket (3- to 7-iron) on the sole.

In terms of performance, you cannot miss the sweetspot. It’s huge and the largest TaylorMade has ever made. It has the widest sole and the deepest undercut cavity of the three new irons, but like each it features TaylorMade’s proprietary variable face thickness design known as “inverted cone”

RSi 1 is incredibly easy to get airborne particularly with a long iron and dispersion appeared very tight throughout testing, testament to the new Face Slot Technology and Speed Pocket on off-centre hits.

We also found the face slots aided a really nice alignment at address, almost locking you in like when putting. These irons felt pretty soft off the face and sounded much nicer than the former SpeedBlade thanks to the advanced construction. Not particularly easy to work but this is a game improvement iron after all.

A new Reax 90 steel shaft from True Temper will certainly help you optimise ball flight for ultimate distance and performance.

RRP £699

Click here for our TaylorMade RSi 2 irons review