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I bought the Rocketbladez yesterday


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#1 chuckyz2

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:48 AM

I'm not going to post pics as Im sure everyone has seen them by now.  I will just give a review as I played them today.  Directly after leaving TM in Carlsbad, I headed to a driving range. I carried the new box onto the range with my bucket and unpacked-wrapped them at the tee box.  Inclosed was a set of
4-P A. 8 clubs.  S Rfuel 85g steel shafts.  Had a bad session. Only hit the 8 good.  Wasnt impressed at all, but, I knew that the balls were crap and the clubs were untuned and too long for me.  So I went home .

I pulled all the shafts and tip trimmed them nervously 1" as I did my previous RBZ irons. They were however R flex.  The range session with stiff irons was new to me as I always played R's  But my SS is much higher now and I need  to go to a stiff, Now the Stiff was very different with a lot more feedback at the range, but the tips still felt soft.  So I risked it.  Tipped them all 1".  Spine aligned the shafts and glued them back in. I had to cut all my ferrules as the ones I have are taller than the ones on the clubs. What a pain.  Only the 8 iron had the spine close to where it should be, but I knew that from the range. If you dont spine align your shafts, you dont know what your missing.  Anyways, around 3 am Im finally done.  Wake up go to work, take off early and off to the course to see if I have irons that are too stiff.
#1  406 yard par4.  Teed off with my 4i.  Hit it 240.  WOW!  ok lets try that again. same result. Draw kinda high with a good amount of run 240.  Ok. This is very cool.  pin in the back on a slightly elevated green.  165-170.   7i very high flew it pin high and it bit. With a smooth swing about 90%.  Made the putt.

#2  same length hole.  4i 240. 7i pin high r just off green 7'  Blocked it. Felt it and knew it. Didnt judge the club.

#3  par 3  160.  hit 6 balls with my 8i.  3 12'ish 1 3'  2  pin high r off green 4'   60%.  Not bad 4 me.

#4  310 yard par 4.   4i 240 again.  By this time i am madly in love with the 4.  60* to 8'  and bird.

#5  yardage 450ish.  Quacked my 4i left.  Ball below my feet alot.  pulled a ? and put it pin high left  bunker.  bogie.

long to short.  Started to hit greens and noticed that my distance was almost a fullclub longer.  The shot of the day was 220 yard par 3 I was in a money game now with a friend that joined me at # 10.

This is #13 220 yards.  I hit a smooth high baby draw into a very slight head wind to  4". It landed 3' below the pin and one small bounce and bit.  :)  Never have I hit an iron to this pin location unless I had a helping wind and never have I hit it anywhere near as that. I have only birdied this hole once from just of the green.  That was 3 dots.  Skin, bird, greenie.

I kinda hacked my driver the rest of the way in and scrambled.  Hit my 3 wood phat a few times and just screwed my positive mood so oh and a few fairway bunkers and I just cant judge the irons from that crap.  But all in all they are awesome.

I was playing some x20 tours after I sold my RBZ's last week waiting for the RBladez to come in.  I had to hit a 7  to get 150.  They had project X flighted 60 shafts.  What a nightmare.  It was aweful.  The Rbz's are a club+ longer than those and the RBladez are 2 clubs longer.  And both are a ton more forgiving.

I am anxiously looking forward to playing and working with these clubs and I can honestly say that they are everything claimed by TM.   Even though I didnt play my best golf today, I know that when I put a good swing on them, they performed.  That bad shots were all me and I knew that.  The RBZ irons are Great! The RBladez are so good they should be outlawed.  I stuck 3 balls tight today for 3 easy birds the first time I played them.

I am currently bagging all different clubs. Except putter.  Went through several swing changes and old habbits are still sneaking up on me.  But when I do what I am supposed to do or even remotely close, these clubs make my jaw drop.  And they make me look a lot better than I really am.

RBZ tour 9 driver  kaili x +1" plays at 45"  300 plus on good pokes
Rbz tour 3w  Ahina S not tipped.  Plays at 43"  Swithching to kaili x soon 270 of tee 240 air
Rbz tour 5w " "   " 42"   " "" " 250    230
Rbz tour 3 and 4 hybrids  MFT 90 ahinas S  240 230 tee  220  210 air
4-A rbladez  
R7 CBG max blacksteel Sand wedge
Calloway X MD 60.
96 SantaFe SC Babyt grip

Going to get the S L Rbladez  Maybe the 3  :)  when they come in.

Edited by chuckyz2, 28 November 2012 - 02:14 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:56 AM

Nice write up. Looks like you can drop a hyrid or two

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:58 AM

Let me know if you need a few gap wedges lol jk

I have been told they are very solid irons . Im gonna check them out this weekend

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

Thanks for the review Chuckyz2! When you get a chance can you post your yardages for the Rocketbladez and your wedges? I've currently got a 10 yard gap from my 5i (180) down to my PW (130) and then 115 with my 50* and 90 with my 54*. I can hit middle yardages by choking down an inch. I'm worried that if I go with the Rocketbladez I will have 15 yards or more between clubs or if I gain a club then I will need another wedge.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

View Postbag302, on 28 November 2012 - 06:56 AM, said:

Nice write up. Looks like you can drop a hyrid or two
  

Its always hard to decide which clubs to leave home. If the rough is deep, Ill
play the hybrids.  For now the 4 is staying in the bag.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

View Postkjbowen, on 28 November 2012 - 06:58 AM, said:

Let me know if you need a few gap wedges lol jk

I have been told they are very solid irons . Im gonna check them out this weekend

good luck

View Postkjbowen, on 28 November 2012 - 06:58 AM, said:

Let me know if you need a few gap wedges lol jk

I have been told they are very solid irons . Im gonna check them out this weekend

good luck

Actually the yardages are longer with the long irons and taper off.  By the time you get to the P it is no different than the rbz.  This seems to be the biggest complaint about yardage gains.  It really is not an issue.  If you cant take a little off to fill a gap, then your in big trouble when you get inside your most lofted club.  Like for me its a 60.  I hit it 100 yards.  I can hit it 90 yards. 80, 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 5.  If I have to take a little of my p or my s its really no big deal.  Considering I have 1 club less into the green from 140 out to 220 where the dificult factors are much higher.  Since I got the Rbz irons I hit a lot more green from 8 to 4i, I expect the same will be true with the bladez.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

View Postyumanike, on 28 November 2012 - 07:59 AM, said:

Thanks for the review Chuckyz2! When you get a chance can you post your yardages for the Rocketbladez and your wedges? I've currently got a 10 yard gap from my 5i (180) down to my PW (130) and then 115 with my 50* and 90 with my 54*. I can hit middle yardages by choking down an inch. I'm worried that if I go with the Rocketbladez I will have 15 yards or more between clubs or if I gain a club then I will need another wedge.

First let me say that I can hit a full swing or a 3/4 swing with any club.  That in itself fills any gap. For me it is not a big deal. Having a 4 iron that I can hit easier than a hybrid is a very big deal.  Us higher handicappers stuggle the most on the long game.  I can also choke up a inch or 2 inches.  

With that in mind I will post my full swing yardages. That means parrallel at the top and smooth transistion down and hard at ball.  Hope that makes sense.  I can get after it and gain 5 to ten yards with a loss of accuracy.  Fast transisition at top. I will also post the yardage I can comfortabley hit with the same club by either playing it up in my stance, opening the face a tad and aiming left a tad, or chocking up.  I know, I sound like a pro, and most times i am not pulling it off but when I do it works.  That goes for all the shots. The 3/4 or 80% shots are the most reliable for me, but I like to take lifes complaints out on the ball. I enjoy swinging hard at the cost of less accuracy. : )

Yardages are estimated as I only played once with these clubs and mostly the long irons got my full attention.

4i 200 to 215 air  210 full smooth straight
5  190-200
6  180-190
7  160-170
8  150-160
9  140-145
P  125-140
A  125-130 Club I can live without
S  100-125
L  5-100  

Also I have shorten my clubs progressive .5 under standard
My A is .5 shoter than my P  
My S will be .25 shoter than my A
L .25 shorter than S

People think you have to bend over more for the shorter clubs.  I stand the same over all my shots. The ball just gets closer as the shaft gets shorter.  

All the negative buzz on the gap says one thing to me. A lot of people need to break away from the buzz and learn to hit choked up and 80-90% shots.  If yourstuck on only full swings your game is lacking. If you cant choke down, your missing out.  If you cantplay it up in your stance or back in your stance, your missing out.  Ill leave working the ball for on when need to go around s***.  Too busy working the clubs around the bogus negative buzz.  : )  But you can take off yardage by hitting a slight fade.  Just open the face a little bit,regrip, aim left a little bit and take your normal swing.

Mean while I'm flying a 4' high and long. And it is shorter than my hybrid.  : )  No brainer!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

This is what I will most likely be Gaming.
D 290
3w   270
5w   250
4 i or 3h   240
5-P  6 clubs
S
L
Putter

Thats 13 clubs
I can add the A wedge or the 3h or 4h or the 3i
I also will be putting a 3h length shaft int my 4h and may just forget about the 3h

Edited by chuckyz2, 28 November 2012 - 05:04 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

Thanks for the review!  Can you explain more about the tipping the shafts 1"?  did it change the swing weight?  Will that make it stiffer?  Affect launch angle?  I want to get a set of stiff flex, but I also like a shorter than standard shaft.  I was thinking of ordering my set with S300 that are .5"-1" shorter, but sounds like what you did would work as good or better.  Aren't the rocketfuel shafts flighted?  I don't know what a set of S300 would play like?  Seems they designed these rocketfuel shafts to go with these heads?  Sorry for all the questions.  Just excited to try these out.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

Nice write up. What did you think of the PW and AW?


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Not to derail, but is it had to learn pulling/reshafting/tipping? I've always wanted to but don't kmow where to start.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:36 PM

How in the hades do I hit an 8 iron longer than you but you hit a 4 iron 25 yards longer than me?

My 8 iron- 165-175yards
My 7 iron- 175-185 yards
My 6 iron- 185-195 yards
My 5 iron- 195-205 yards
My 4 iron- 205-215 yards

Yours would have to be:

8i: 160 according to your first post
7i: 165-170 according to your first post
4i: 240 according to your first post

That leaves the 5 and 6i to make up a 70 yard gap between he 4 and 7i or 35 yard gaps per club. Plus, you said you were playing R shafts in the past meaning you didn't have the swing speed for stiffs. Something isn't adding up here.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

What course was it ?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

View PostChilidog, on 28 November 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:

How in the hades do I hit an 8 iron longer than you but you hit a 4 iron 25 yards longer than me?

My 8 iron- 165-175yards
My 7 iron- 175-185 yards
My 6 iron- 185-195 yards
My 5 iron- 195-205 yards
My 4 iron- 205-215 yards

Yours would have to be:

8i: 160 according to your first post
7i: 165-170 according to your first post
4i: 240 according to your first post

That leaves the 5 and 6i to make up a 70 yard gap between he 4 and 7i or 35 yard gaps per club. Plus, you said you were playing R shafts in the past meaning you didn't have the swing speed for stiffs. Something isn't adding up here.

He doesn't.  His first post says he hit the 4 iron 240 on a few holes teeing off with a good bit of run out.  In post 7 of this thread he estimates he hit the 4i 200-215 which is right where you are.  With that said and the reported distances people are getting with the 4i off a tee, I think the 3i in this set will be a freaking bomber as a driving iron.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:12 AM

Glad you like your new Rocketbladez, they are absolutely awesome!

I game Mizuno JPX 800 pro's, with my 6 iron going about 200 yards carry. Hit the new Taylormade Rocketbladez and was carrying the ball an extra 10 or so yards and this is in Scotland where the temperature is around 0 degree celcius this morning. These clubs are loooooong but more importantly super forgiving.
My dad is going to buy these asap. He has been struggling with his Mizuno MP52's despite playing to an 8. Hit the Rocketballz 6 iron and it was amazing the difference in flight and distance. Really a drastic difference.
Can't recommend these irons enough. Taylormade have done a great job and this is coming from a Mizuno fanboy! :miz:


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

I can't wait to demo them. Only people here care about lofts, when I'm on the course, no one even asks, or cares!!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

View PostPack7483, on 28 November 2012 - 09:08 PM, said:

Thanks for the review!  Can you explain more about the tipping the shafts 1"?  did it change the swing weight?  Will that make it stiffer?  Affect launch angle?  I want to get a set of stiff flex, but I also like a shorter than standard shaft.  I was thinking of ordering my set with S300 that are .5"-1" shorter, but sounds like what you did would work as good or better.  Aren't the rocketfuel shafts flighted?  I don't know what a set of S300 would play like?  Seems they designed these rocketfuel shafts to go with these heads?  Sorry for all the questions.  Just excited to try these out.

When I first started playing with shafts it was in the woods. I got a good deal on some Diamana 2nd Gen shafts and tested all 3 of the line in all flexes.  I came to love the stiffer tips for the lower spin and and piercing ball flight.  I would go out and just tee off with my 3w and 5w.  Pick em up and go to the 230-260 yardages and and hit a bunch of balls to the green.  No chipping or putting.

Did the same with my hybrids when I settled on shafts for the woods.

When I got the RBZ irons I had a little more knowledge on fitting and recieved a disk with fitting info.  I was .5 under after measuring from my wrist to the ground.  It convinced me that playing the proper length shaft is very important.  I have always played standard lie and length.  I noticed that I didnt lose yardage with .5 under shafts.  I gained actually but my first set was with the RBZ irons coming off the R7 CGB's  I loved those CGB's except the occaisional flyers from hot spots.

The RBladez come .5 over standard.  So I needed to take 1" to get to my proper length.  Having coming to love the stiffer tipped shafts in the metals, and feeling the sloppy tips of the RBladez on first hitting them, I simply risked it and tipped them an inch.

It may or may not have been the right thing to do, I dont know, but so far I am happy with the results for me. And because it worked for me doesnt mean it will work for you.  I feel I may have given up a little yardage but gained in feedback, something I didnt have in the cgbs or the rbzs, and come to appreciate the importance of.  I also gained in accuracy on miss hits as the stiffer tips make the tq a little stiffer.  Less twisting of the shaft on heel or toe shots.  If you toe it, the off center impact wants to spin the face open.  This makes the shaft twist.  If the torque is weak it will twist more and the more it twist the further right the ball is going to go.  
When nutted, the feel is awesome for me.  And it compliments my hybrids and Driver.  My fairways now feel tip soft because I dint tip them.  I didnt know that for a driver, No tipping. 3w .5"  5w 1" etc.  Now they are already cut to length so I'm screwed.  Live and learn.

My swing has a lot of lag.  This is where I gained in SS.  It also promotes hitting down on the ball with my irons.  I can play it back and still hit it high.  Has to do with compressing the ball and getting more spin which is what makes the ball climb.  I play my 7 in the middle of my stance. I progessively move the ball back with the shorter clubs and my 60 is at or just inside my right foot.  My longer clubs I move forward a little proggressly as they get longer.  My driver being at my left foot. The shorter clubs hit more down on the ball and the driver more up on the ball.  My brother plays everthing from the middle no matter what and moves the driver up an inch or 2.  Hes a 2 so I cant say its wrong.  Back to lag and tipping.

Your swing determines what shaft is best.  And tipping is fine tuning.  I am new to all this and would advise getting fitted to see what shaft works for you.  I'm doing it the hard way and the expensive way.  Not reccommended.  I am also finding that As I progress I have to change shafts. Or tune where there is no more room to tune without extenders and the thought of having to extend a $300 shaft makes me ill.

I have never owend higher end shafts in irons. I have always played the original shafts.  My only experience was the X20 with flighted  60 project X S.  After playing my Rbz's tipped, those felt very soft like a reg flex to me.  Softer than my Reg flex Rbz's that were tipped an inch.  Tipping and butt trimming also moves the kick point.  Not alot but it make a difference.

So for me, the stiffer tip doesnt cause the ball to lose spin so that it wont bite.  It takes off uneeded spin and makes it pierce  through the air better.  It doesnt make my trajectory to low.  It brings it down and stops the ballooning.  My trajectory is constant. It doesnt climb.  It climbs but in a straight line.  And it goes higher with these clubs which makes for a steeper descent which helps bite.

When I started golfing I hit a huge high fade.  I took lessons and it turned to more of a power fade. I took lessons again from a different instructer and started hitting a draw.  But it was low.  I spent 10 minutes on a tee box with a guy that really knew the golf swing and went from 250 with my driver to 300.  Went from a 7 to an 8 from 150 yards.  He showed me where I should be at impact.  Not where I should be at the top before and after.  The proper grip, Loose grip pressure. Lag! Holding the L down through the swing and releasing later rather than casting.  Then He showed me where to be at the top and how to set. How to keep the elbows in, How to pull the rope.  It was a blessing.  Unfortunately my other 4 or 5 bad swing memorys keep sneaking up on me . The jumping at it being the one that gets me in the most trouble.  several years lator, a few months ago I talked him into some more lessons.  He straightened me out again and had me hit thousands of balls 3/4 back swing, 3/4 finish.  I hated it.  I still hate to hit the 3/4 swing except with my 60.  I want to hit my P 140 and prove I have power to all my playing companions. I am slowly learning that an easy 9 will get a birdie a lot more than a full P.  

Oh s***. I am rambling.

Anyways shafts are probably the most important part of the club to get right.  And even with a proper fitting it is most times very hard to dial in the magic shaft for any one given swing.  Or so Ive heard.  Take the time to find it.  With my driver I was 270ish with 5 differnt shafts and one was so so in consistantsy.  I stabbed my current shaft and went right to 290 average and find the fairway most of the time.  Except on really bad swing days.  I am still hunting for that in my fairways and currntly shopping for the same shaft that is in my driver to put in my 3 and 5 woods.  I am pretty set on my swing and am just trying to form a swing memory with it.
My irons shafts, time will tell.  But I think I may have stumbled on to something good.  And yes the swing weight changes when yo remove metal.  I will work on that later.  I havent experimented with it yet.  If I add tape to replace the weight I cut off, it will definately loosin the shaft a little. I think.  I dont know too much more than that. I do know that these days I am standing over a 8 iron that feels like a 9 and going longer and more accurate than I have ever gone with an 8 with less effort.  And the confidence that comes from that is definately helping that to happen.

Edited by chuckyz2, 29 November 2012 - 03:00 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

View PostDrgonzo1976, on 28 November 2012 - 09:13 PM, said:

Nice write up. What did you think of the PW and AW?

I didnt hit them very much.  And when I did they were not nutted. Given that, and what they did considering the huge amount of negative feedback from the stiffer shafts, they were not as bad as shots as I thought they were going to be at impact.  I did nut the 9 and think that will give a good indication of the P.  It was very nice.  But I only Hit it a few times as well.  Now the A is a different type of head and looks like a blade with a fatter bottom.  It feels a litttle different at impact but it works good and is pretty forgiving. I didnt nut that club either but the shot found the green.  It felt horrible at impact with the stiffer shafts.  I toed it both times.  When I sold my rbz's I payed close attention when cleaning them and noticed the wear pattern on the P-Lwas a little off to the toe side and moreso on the S and L.  I never knew I was toeing those.  Ill post more after this week end. Im planning on spending a day hitting mostly 8-A into greens.  I cant wait! I be teeing off with 4i and 4h and 5w and comparing distances.  Then picking up and hitting shots from 160 and in.  I need the practice and to lean the yardages of the new clubs.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

View PostBraveone, on 29 November 2012 - 07:12 AM, said:

Glad you like your new Rocketbladez, they are absolutely awesome!

I game Mizuno JPX 800 pro's, with my 6 iron going about 200 yards carry. Hit the new Taylormade Rocketbladez and was carrying the ball an extra 10 or so yards and this is in Scotland where the temperature is around 0 degree celcius this morning. These clubs are loooooong but more importantly super forgiving.
My dad is going to buy these asap. He has been struggling with his Mizuno MP52's despite playing to an 8. Hit the Rocketballz 6 iron and it was amazing the difference in flight and distance. Really a drastic difference.
Can't recommend these irons enough. Taylormade have done a great job and this is coming from a Mizuno fanboy! :miz:

Yes sir.  I knew thes clubs were special from the first tee shot.  I am so excited to play them more.  Its all I think about when I'm not thanking God for them.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

View PostDrgonzo1976, on 28 November 2012 - 09:14 PM, said:

Not to derail, but is it had to learn pulling/reshafting/tipping? I've always wanted to but don't kmow where to start.

With the proper tools, it is easy.  It is very time consuming however.  And the expense to get set up is costly at first.
Good shaft extractor, preferably hydrolic.  150+
Ferrules 335-350-370  so many diferent options. All black. chrome rings. length.
Heat gun.  50-100
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Vise.  rags work station and a lot of misc tools

If you know your swing and shafts and just need to have them done its fairly reasonable.
If your on a mission, like I am, it is worth the investment.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

View PostFLGOLFJUNKIE, on 29 November 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

I can't wait to demo them. Only people here care about lofts, when I'm on the course, no one even asks, or cares!!

Oh the loft debate.  : )  Loft is irrellevant.  Trajectory dictates loft.  The fact that they go higher with stronger lofts shows scientifically and logically that Loft is irrellevant.  Glad to hear that your not concerned about that.  Because I know for a fact that they are higher and longer.  Ive seen it with my own eyes.  Its a beautiful thing.  Moreso when I'm the one hitting them and left in awe that I did that after my 8 years of never achieving anything like what Im seeing now.  You will be very happy with the pop and consistancy with these clubs.  Only problem is the shafts are all over the place from the factory and tuning them make a huge difference.  If you test one and it feels wierd. Keep pulling others and hope you find a smooth shaft. Odds are against you but you could get lucky.  With my 8 club set, only one shaft felt tuned and the tuning proved that I was feeling the truth.  It really is noticable and moreso with the longer shafts.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:09 AM

View PostChilidog, on 28 November 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:

How in the hades do I hit an 8 iron longer than you but you hit a 4 iron 25 yards longer than me?

My 8 iron- 165-175yards
My 7 iron- 175-185 yards
My 6 iron- 185-195 yards
My 5 iron- 195-205 yards
My 4 iron- 205-215 yards

Yours would have to be:

8i: 160 according to your first post
7i: 165-170 according to your first post
4i: 240 according to your first post

That leaves the 5 and 6i to make up a 70 yard gap between he 4 and 7i or 35 yard gaps per club. Plus, you said you were playing R shafts in the past meaning you didn't have the swing speed for stiffs. Something isn't adding up here.

That was off a tee with a draw and run.  I posted my actual to green yardage at 210-215 with a staight shot.   I knew I would be called on that.  I love to hit irons off the tee if I can get inside the 150.   I play it back to lower trajectory and get  more run.  I use to hit a R stock graphite shaft 3 cgb iron about the same as this 4.   As far as the yardage spreads, I can hit a 8 iron 170.  I just have to swing out of my shoes.

My yardage spreads are only estimated.

8  165
7  175
6  185
5  195
4  215

I dont know why my 4 leaves the 5 behind. Or all the others for that matter.  Maybe I havent nutted them yet.  They are new to me and I do need some time to get use to them.  But I know Ive put several good swings on that 4 and I know the yardages are accurate on it.  I hit it by far the most of any of the clubs,  I teed off with it on the whole front nine and up to 5 balls.  I didnt do that with the other clubs.  We got very aquainted.  Hopefully the gaps will fill as I get use to the other clubs. But ten yard gaps seem to be preferred,  so somewhere there is going to be a gap I know.   Hopefully its down low inside 120.  : )  But I'm notworried about it. Its an easy workaround.  I can take off the a club and hit it even more accurately to fill any gap.  Having the long game is more important to me having to play from the blues and blacks with the better golfers I play with.  I havent played with them yet with these clubs, but since I put the rbz line of woods, they have been paying me for a change.  And with the hybrids and rbz irons, I am only getting 1/2 the strokes I use to get and still doing good.  Im hoping for a similar result with these irons.  Im also hoping that the traditionalist players stay with their old school equipment.  Or the same trend will turn and bite me right back.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:13 AM

View PostJohnny4379, on 28 November 2012 - 09:50 PM, said:

What course was it ?
Menifee Lakes  Lakes Course.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:06 AM

View PostPack7483, on 29 November 2012 - 12:41 AM, said:

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How in the hades do I hit an 8 iron longer than you but you hit a 4 iron 25 yards longer than me?

My 8 iron- 165-175yards
My 7 iron- 175-185 yards
My 6 iron- 185-195 yards
My 5 iron- 195-205 yards
My 4 iron- 205-215 yards

Yours would have to be:

8i: 160 according to your first post
7i: 165-170 according to your first post
4i: 240 according to your first post

That leaves the 5 and 6i to make up a 70 yard gap between he 4 and 7i or 35 yard gaps per club. Plus, you said you were playing R shafts in the past meaning you didn't have the swing speed for stiffs. Something isn't adding up here.

He doesn't.  His first post says he hit the 4 iron 240 on a few holes teeing off with a good bit of run out.  In post 7 of this thread he estimates he hit the 4i 200-215 which is right where you are.  With that said and the reported distances people are getting with the 4i off a tee, I think the 3i in this set will be a freaking bomber as a driving iron.

I agree.  And it may even work good on approch shots.   My 4i goes as high as my Tour 4h.   I am confident the 3 will perform as well.  I love technology.  Smartphones, flat screens, HD TV, HP with good fuel economy and RBladez.  : )

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:12 AM

How dost one decide on 7i from 165-170 with new clubs after tipping new shafts 1" and not playing with them after it being his 150 club previously? If your 7i WAS your 150 club, how dost one choose an 8i from 160 with NEW clubs and shafts tipped 1", just because?


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

View PostLBlack14, on 30 November 2012 - 05:12 AM, said:

How dost one decide on 7i from 165-170 with new clubs after tipping new shafts 1" and not playing with them after it being his 150 club previously? If your 7i WAS your 150 club, how dost one choose an 8i from 160 with NEW clubs and shafts tipped 1", just because?

I have been using a 8 iron for 150 for several years.  Your not reading my post correctly.  Im guessing I will be hitting an easy 8 now or banging a nine.  : )  I went from 7 iron to 8 iron several years ago after my 15 min lesson.

CGB's  not cut.  stock length. R flex 8i  150.  had these clubs for 4 years
Rbz's  .5 under tipped 1"  8i 150  Had these clubs for 2 months
Rbladez  .5 under. tipped 1".  8i 155 guessing will be 160 Only hit it a few times.

Take it with a grain of salt bro. I have given accurate information with what little swing time I have had with them.  I have gained at or more with the 4 TM claimed I would. I hit the 4 a lot so I think I will see similar gains with the rest though they appear to taper after the 8.

The only conclusive test are with the 4i.  The rest is guestimated with just a few swings on them.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

View PostLBlack14, on 30 November 2012 - 05:12 AM, said:

How dost one decide on 7i from 165-170 with new clubs after tipping new shafts 1" and not playing with them after it being his 150 club previously? If your 7i WAS your 150 club, how dost one choose an 8i from 160 with NEW clubs and shafts tipped 1", just because?

Now I have a question for you.  Golf is a gentlemans sport.  Your approach to me seemed un-gentleman like.  Why would you reply to me with such rudeness, just because?

I bet your a blast to play with.  Only because of the lack of attention you have given my write up and the rediculous reply that came as a result.  You just seem like an uptight self centered person.  Thats the first impression I get anyways.  I dont take it personally and am not trying to insult you. I am simply trying to endorse what proper edique is, and should be on...... and off the course bro.

Please dont tromp on my line.  : )

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

Wow, what a pity Rory has signed for Nike, imagine what a player he would be with a set of these babies in his hands.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

Wow!  Love this stuff. I have always played very traditional irons, still game Tourstage Z101's. So I think I'm gonna move to these.  But like the tour version they look nicer.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

View Postchuckyz2, on 30 November 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:

View PostLBlack14, on 30 November 2012 - 05:12 AM, said:

How dost one decide on 7i from 165-170 with new clubs after tipping new shafts 1" and not playing with them after it being his 150 club previously? If your 7i WAS your 150 club, how dost one choose an 8i from 160 with NEW clubs and shafts tipped 1", just because?

Now I have a question for you.  Golf is a gentlemans sport.  Your approach to me seemed un-gentleman like.  Why would you reply to me with such rudeness, just because?

I bet your a blast to play with.  Only because of the lack of attention you have given my write up and the rediculous reply that came as a result.  You just seem like an uptight self centered person.  Thats the first impression I get anyways.  I dont take it personally and am not trying to insult you. I am simply trying to endorse what proper edique is, and should be on...... and off the course bro.

Please dont tromp on my line.  : )

I hate to see it if you did take it personal and were trying to insult him...LOL

Anyway...great write-up, very well done. Good luck with the new sticks!

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