disco111, on 27 December 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:
After spending the last couple of days reviewing clubs and YouTube swing help videos, I'm convinced that there are clubs out there that will help seniors gain distance. It was also surprising as to how far back the stronger lofts were. There were some as far back as 2003 that had stronger, not as strong as today's, but only a degree or two different. What I found questionable was the price on some older irons. Example; TM r7 (2006-7) were selling for close to, if not the same as TM from 2012/13/14). In addition, the r7 lofts were the same as today's lofts. Anyway, I decided on the TM's Speedbaldez. I read were there were some, not many, but a few instances were the faces were caving in, but I attributed that to higher swing speeds and just beating lots of range balls. Fortunately I don't/won't or should not have that particular problem surfacing. Every review, as to distance gains, were very positive and from a variety of hdcp's and swing speeds. Plus I got them at a very reasonable price. I also was very impressed with looking at the Benross clubs from the UK. I almost pulled the trigger on a set, but I backed off because of possible resale value here in the states, if they were not a good fit. Won't get the TM's until after the first of the year and then hope for some decent weather. An update will be forth coming as soon as possible.
I did my research on this a few months back as well. The speedblades did rate well for raw distance but depending on the shaft (and player) the launch angle was not always ideal.
Carry equals distance and in collating reviews I found the RSi 1's have the same tech but launch angle and gapping distances in the set was improved.
I also was concerned about the reports of faces caving and have no doubt it was an issue, but like you I am unlikely to do that with my lower swing speed.
When I got mine (used from ebay) I put a metal ruler against the faces and they were all good.
I like some other posters in this thread got recoils in 60 reg in them and I have to say I am very happy with them.
Distance is one club plus, height is excellent, especially with the long irons and gapping is good.
I did recommend these earlier in this thread but just wanted to give a bit more detail.