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i am glad to see that many of you are noticing the marking genius of Taylormade making people think they are hitting the ball further with "new" technology. When will people realize you can't buy a game. Take the funds that you would spend on new equipment and use it for greens fees and lessons. Otherwise your wasting your money. That's why I love this game, many of golfers will buy new clubs at a high price and sell them really low because taylormade will release rocketballz 2.0 in the next three months that will have a black finish that "reduces glare and increases ball speedz" and in 9 months TMAG will release the limited edition Rocketballz Ghost ironz, some how this club has super natural powers that will increase club head speed and improve accuracy. Problem is that TMAG knows that we are all suckers for gimmicks and as long as we are all suckers we will be buying things that we really don't know. I guess the TMAG cool aid must taste great until your disappointed at the results and you try to sell them six months later only to realize you will get next to nothing on a trade in or on ebay. Good luck and Happy Holidays!!!
Dude, the whole point of this thread is to determine if these irons are indeed an improvement! This is not about marketing as Caesar was hitting real balls with real irons. Improvements can and do happen to golf clubs and to say it is all just marketing is keeping ones head in the sand.
You may be correct, but first lets hit them and see what the feedback is first before dismissing them from the getgo.
Improvement lies within the golfer not the club. Don't compare two opposite types of clubs. My question is improvement against what? One being a forged players club, the other a game improvement club with jacked up lofts. That's what we have here. I can hit a GI iron better then a forged club and I can hit a 7 iron that is longer in length and stronger lofts then one that is a quarter of inch shorter and has 3.5 degrees more loft. It's great to see someone giving a review but don't compare apples to oranges and place it on the front page. Compare it to the burner 2.0's or some other GI iron, but not next to a forged players iron. That's what we have here and it doesn't make sense to me that it is posted there. Not the OP fault, it's great for him to review the products, I am having a hard time comparing these two items. Talyormade is a marketing genius and that's why they are one of golfs top performing companies. Good luck and have a happy turkey day. Nice review, but I just can't wrap my head around the comparison.
I compared these two irons because I wanted people who play "players" irons to be able to see how this "game improvement" iron compares to the MC. So someone who wouldn't normally play these may now keep their mind open to making the game easier with these irons. I did not place it on the front page, i was lucky enough that Zach placed it there. Again this review is for the better player who wanted to know how these stack up to a better players iron.
As for the lofts. Do you get your yardage and then say hmmm 30* loft will get me there. I don't think you do, I think you say a 6 iron will get me there. Problem is the 6 iron descends steeper then a 7 iron. With the Rocketbladez you hit one less iron, you hit it higher, and it comes down softer so its much easy to hold greens. The Rocketbladez 7 may be lofted to a traditional 6 but if you've read any of my replies, Rocketbladez 7 launches like a tradition 8, goes high and carries like a tradition 6. Jacked lofts are to keep the launch optimal, not to increase the distance.
if improvement lies in the golfer everyone would still be player persimmon and hickory shafted bladez
"Jacked lofts are to keep the launch optimal, not to increase the distance." --- huh, "optimal launch"? Describe what "optimal launch" is. All of the years i've been playing i've never heard this term "optimal launch", perhaps you're referring to a high shot for high handicappers? If this is the case the side-effects that shot more often than not is a distance increase hence the lofted clubs, unless of course you're flopping a softy with a 6i but if you're doing this then you definitely don't want a GI distance iron
If your name is Gary Woodland and you are hitting a 12 degree driver you probably would launch it somewhere near 22*. That is not an optimal launch. Woodland plays a lower lofted driver because he is looking for an optimal launch. Somewhere that the ball does not lose distance because it goes to high, or comes out to low and only carries so far.
So with the Rocketbladez they had to lower the lofts because the ball launches so high. If you have traditional lofts you would hit the ball so high it wouldn't go anywhere. That wouldn't be optimal launch. Theres always a launch window you are aiming for when fitting someone for clubs.
I see, thanks! so essentially, this is optimal for the average joes who struggle to find that "zone"?