PingDrv00, on 27 November 2012 - 04:03 PM, said:
Stetson, on 26 November 2012 - 09:45 AM, said:
tigercolt77, on 23 November 2012 - 03:04 PM, said:
Hit the RocketBladez irons today at PGA superstore on their launch monitor. I generally hit my VR Pro forged 6 iron around 190ish when practicing there with 90-92 club speed and 120-124 ball speed. First swing with the RocketBladez was 87 club speed with 127 ball speed and flew 205 when I got my swing speed up over 90 I was carrying 210-212... I was impressed, they launched high but not crazy high. Looked at the entire set, you can start to see the cavity back at address on the 5 iron which is about the same as the Vr_S forged. The A wedge actually looks great in person, just like the ATV wedges in shape but I like the design better. The topline was thinner than I expected and the club head wasn't as chunky as I anticipated either (much better than the rocketballz). The feel was pretty good for a cast GI club, guess the inserts really do help. IMHO these will be very popular and make a mid to high handicap player more consistent and of course longer. Personally I prefer the look of these over the R11 irons.. Can't wait to see/hit the Tour version
Just to put your numbers in perspective, the Rbdz 6 iron is 26.5* of loft, with a 37 5/8" shaft. The VRPro blades are 31*, the cavity backs are 28* and both have a shaft length of 37.5". So the 6 iron comparison likely showed Rocketbladez as further but for obvious reasons. I recently demoed the Rocketbladez and the Fli-Hi. I wanted a long iron, so I compared the 4 iron Fli-Hi (24*) to the 5 iron (23*) Rocketbladez. Even though the Rbdz was 1 degree stronger, my best swings with both yielded more distance and lower flight for the Fli-Hi. Just my experience, but I think the lofts on the Rbdz are quite strong and misleading.
I am not sure how the lofts could be misleading if the specs are clearly listed on the manufacturers sight. The question really comes down to what shaft did you have in each club? If the shaft was not the same, than the comparison is really not apples to apples.
You are correct but it is even more than that. True, it is never as simple as loft. Shaft differences can be a big issue, but clubhead dynamics may be the biggest variable. This includes but is not limited to the face dynamics which is another complex and integral component. One cannot necessarily see all of this, thus making it harder to understand (clubfaces are not all solid flat pieces of steel).
Note to the hardheads ---Moment of inertia, Cg, balance, and physics varies greatly from design to design. Some of these new designs are beyond the comprehension of most of us here.
The problem here is that people don't like to look uninformed and lacking intelligence. But unless one is educated in these areas, it isn't going to be understandable. People here have to GET OVER IT!! If it was simple, someone else would have done it already, whatever new technology from whomever (fill in the blank).
Maybe we should just embrace and enjoy what comes in golf, We don't seem to long for Black and white little 12" round tubed Televisions or great big cabinet stereos. Would you rather fly across country in a twin prop plane or a luxury Jetliner? Phone booth on the corner or a cell phone that works like a compouter that fits into your pocket? Do we have to understand how this works when 40 years ago a computer that does less required a room to house it.