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PICS! TaylorMade Releases "RocketBladez" Irons

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

Click here for pics and info on the Rocketbladez Tour Irons

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By Zak Kozuchowski
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Longer and more forgiving.

That's what TaylorMade promised in 2012 with its RocketBallz line of fairway woods and hybrids, and what the company is promising again with the release of its latest iron sets, "RocketBladez."

Like the fairway woods and hybrids before them, they key technology behind Rocketbladez irons is their speed pocket, a 2 mm-wide slot in the sole of the 3-through-7 irons that flexes and rebounds at impact, which the company says promotes faster ball speed, a higher launch angle and a ball flight that lands on a steep, quick-stopping angle. The Speed Pocket is filled with a specially formulated polyurethane developed by 3M that quiets vibration without significantly slowing or inhibiting the flex of the pocket. It keeps debris out of the pocket as well.

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TaylorMade studies showed that 68 percent of iron shots by amateur golfers were mishits below the center of the face, which is where the Speed Pocket helps golfers the most. It was designed to significantly increase ball speed and distance on those low-face mishits, adding up to 10 COR points to the face compared to TaylorMade's Burner 2.0 irons.

TaylorMade will also be offering RocketBladez in more compact Tour model that will appeal to better players and its professional staff.
“We created RocketBladez irons for amateurs, but when our Tour Staff pros tried it, they wanted it,” said Mark King, TaylorMade's President and CEO. "The genius of the Speed Pocket is that not only does it deliver more speed for more distance, it delivers consistent speed, so shots fly a consistent distance. That combination of speed and consistent distance is what made the eyes of our tour pros light up.”

Both versions of RocketBladez are made of maraging stainless steel and employ TaylorMade's improved Inverted Cone Technology, which the company says delivers two critical benefits:
  • It increases the size of the clubface area that delivers high ball speed.
  • It influences how the face flexes and rebounds at impact to control the angle at which the ball leaves the face, promoting straighter shots and a tighter dispersion.
The non-Tour version boasts the thinnest iron face TaylorMade has ever created -- the top section is 1.6 mm, compared to the 1.8 mm-thick faces of the Burner 2.0 irons. Each of the 11 individually designed clubheads (3-LW) is tailored in size, shape and features to improve distance, control and feel.
TaylorMade engineers fine tuned the CG in both models to a low-and-centered location on the face by shortening the hosel to save weight. They also removed weight from the top of the club and redistributed it more optimal locations. In the RocketBladez non-tour design, 17.5 grams of redistributed weight enabled engineers to lower the CG 2.5 mm more than the Burner 2.0 iron.

Both models also feature an external notch on the outside rear-portion of the hosel, as well as an internal notch on the inside of the hosel that makes it easier to adjust loft and lie angle.

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RocketBladez irons are priced at $799 with steel shafts and $899 with graphite shafts. They are available for pre-order on Oct. 23. The irons will be available at retail Friday, Nov. 30. RocketBladez Tour Irons will be available at retail Feb. 1 for $899.

All images, iron by iron, are below.  What do you think?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:47 AM

This morning's TaylorMade RocketBladez Webcast is available here (10/23, 9am ET):



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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

looks awesome, thanks
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:11 AM

Looks like I might be trading in the burner 2.0's


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:12 AM

Can we close down the other two threads?


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

i'm sold
where do i sign up?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

How awesome would that whole set be if it looked like the A wedge?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

No in hand pics of the tour version?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

Sergio is going to be playing these?????  lol
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

View Postpcirelli, on 23 October 2012 - 07:58 AM, said:

I'm a low off the face kind of guy, which generally is a sweeper. My question is...

will the sole grind support that swing profile?
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I should have added the Tour sole pic...

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

View Postwcbjr, on 23 October 2012 - 08:12 AM, said:

Can we close down the other two threads?

Done.


View PostTheMoneyShot, on 23 October 2012 - 08:15 AM, said:

No in hand pics of the tour version?

Not yet.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:18 AM

View Postrlheiman, on 23 October 2012 - 08:14 AM, said:

How awesome would that whole set be if it looked like the A wedge?

Exactly what I was thinking

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:19 AM

Courious to see the pics of the tour.  the other has way too much offset for me.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:19 AM

View Postrlheiman, on 23 October 2012 - 08:14 AM, said:

How awesome would that whole set be if it looked like the A wedge?

That was my thought..."well...the A wedge looks cool".

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:20 AM

1.  Buy Adams Golf
2.  Put Speed Slots in every golf club
3.  ...
4.  Profit


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:20 AM

View Postnjhill, on 23 October 2012 - 08:20 AM, said:

ridiculous marketing BS once again.

You think the slots are marketing?  Really?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:21 AM

View Postyoungwaldo, on 23 October 2012 - 08:19 AM, said:

Courious to see the pics of the tour.  the other has way too much offset for me.


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Start at #499...

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:21 AM

View Postyoungwaldo, on 23 October 2012 - 08:19 AM, said:

Courious to see the pics of the tour.  the other has way too much offset for me.

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Agreed...not my preference, but I doubt these irons were aimed toward some of us...

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:23 AM

Would love to know the lofts on the Bladez Tour. I can see why TM would want to add distance to woods, but why the irons!? Not that I believe that they actually accomplished this, but why would they even attempt it when it'll just increase gaps? Seems to me they missed the point and just reinforces the fact TM just markets. I don't think I can ever play there clubs anymore.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:23 AM

View Postpcirelli, on 23 October 2012 - 08:21 AM, said:

View Postyoungwaldo, on 23 October 2012 - 08:19 AM, said:

Courious to see the pics of the tour.  the other has way too much offset for me.


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Start at #499...

http://www.golfwrx.c...n/page__st__480

Looks like a much better set-up look, but not my favorite iron design this year.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:23 AM

View Postwcbjr, on 23 October 2012 - 08:20 AM, said:

View Postnjhill, on 23 October 2012 - 08:20 AM, said:

ridiculous marketing BS once again.

You think the slots are marketing?  Really?

I played 9 with them.  Not BS.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:24 AM

Those R Bladz wedges look better than the ATVs...

Edited by TheMoneyShot, 23 October 2012 - 08:25 AM.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:24 AM

remember last year when all the TM haters kept saying how the rocketballz speed slot was a bunch of bs and no one would gain any yardage and it was all marketing and blah blah blah blah blah blah.....

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:24 AM

look great to me !!  have not had my burner 2 crome irons that long and happy with them but will hopefully swap to these when i do change.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:25 AM

View Postsleuth, on 23 October 2012 - 08:23 AM, said:

Would love to know the lofts on the Bladez Tour. I can see why TM would want to add distance to woods, but why the irons!? Not that I believe that they actually accomplished this, but why would they even attempt it when it'll just increase gaps? Seems to me they missed the point and just reinforces the fact TM just markets. I don't think I can ever play there clubs anymore.

The long irons are launching higher, which is good.  And there are no slots in the short clubs, which is also good.  More distance is not the key.  Watch the video.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:26 AM

View PostSkaffa77, on 23 October 2012 - 08:21 AM, said:

View Postyoungwaldo, on 23 October 2012 - 08:19 AM, said:

Courious to see the pics of the tour.  the other has way too much offset for me.

Wk

Agreed...not my preference, but I doubt these irons were aimed toward some of us...
Guys like me.  It doesn't look bad.  I'll reserve judgement until I try them, but at first glance...not bad.  Wedges actually look really cool.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:27 AM

Hmmm... split set 3-5 RBladez and 6-P RBladez tour? Yes.  That'll do.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:27 AM

Was anybody else on the Taylormade Homepage about 9:01 and saw that the counter went away and it said in big bold letters "Triton is here!" ?! I thought maybe they were bringing out the Driver AND Irons in the same day unexpectedly. Could have been a marketing tease, or a mistake. Very shortly after that they took it down and it was 100% Rocketbladez info....

Curious if any of you saw that or just me? Surely a bunch of us were on the website around that time.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:27 AM

View PostCaesar Palache, on 23 October 2012 - 08:24 AM, said:

remember last year when all the TM haters kept saying how the rocketballz speed slot was a bunch of bs and no one would gain any yardage and it was all marketing and blah blah blah blah blah blah.....

#1 market share


#1 market share is an accomplishment...no doubt.  Just b/c your #1 though doesn't mean you have the best product out there.  Just means you sold the most.  A lot of people out there buy clubs for no other reason than they are trendy or different.


just saying

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

Any clue on the lofts of these irons? Will the PW be 46*?

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