TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Irons Review
Pros: An improved addition to their Burner line of G I irons. Medium width sole, and with a thinnish top line preferred by many. These irons will suit the needs of the serious golfer as well as the avid weekender. The shorter heel to toe length frames the ball well, while offering the appearance of a players iron at address. The sole, while not overly wide, skims through the turf with ease as would a much wider sole.
Cons: These irons with the KBS tours do tend to launch the ball a bit higher. Some have reported a lack of consistency with regards to distances with each iron but I have not found that to be true. While not overly large in size, they are G I irons. Some have voiced their opposition to the cavity and it's busy look, although I don't mind it at all.
Bottom Line: The 2.0 are a good improvement over the most popular Burner 2009. The new black steel and chromed sole, along with the carbon fiber look in the cavity make this a more attractive iron overall. Distances were most consistent, as was ball flight, although a bit high . Suits me fine. Some may not care for the added height but all in all, a much better performer than it's previous version. For sure, these will be a solid performer for TaylorMade Golf's new lines for 2011.
The Review: Taylormade Golf has made quite a good improvement over their previous model of Burner Irons. The balance and feel throughout the set has greatly improved in my opinion, and with the new blackened steel and chromed look, their new appearance is quite striking. Along with the new added blackened and chrome finish there seems to be an added and a more durable face finish, as well. Maybe help to keep their great looks awhile longer.
A much thinner top line, with an improved sole width as well as shorter from heel to toe exudes confidence rarely seen in a superior G I irons such as these. I found the tendency to hit high straight to slight draws or high fades quite easy compared to other irons in this G I category. A very solid performer with that soft forged feel.
Whether you're a scratch player, a weekend warrior, or anywhere in between, these irons will fit the largest portion of our golfing community -- quite possibly more so than any of their previous G I offerings. Hands down a winner here for TaylorMade Golf.
Photo comparison are TM Burner 2.0 vs. Miz MX 300. I've used 9, 7, and 5 irons from each set for comparison.
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References have been made with regards to the lengths of the TaylorMade irons. Here is a comparison between the Burner 2.0 and the MX 300. There might be 1/4 inch additional length difference between the two. Very close.
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