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#1 GolfSpy T

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

While I've had the chance to test out the new RocketBladez iron, I haven't seen the Tour version first hand. I never thought I'd see the day, but TaylorMade actually has me looking forward to checking out one of their irons. Sonofa...

Here's the side by side spec comparison:
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Anyway, for lack of in-hand pics, here's some stock photography that just found its way into my inbox.

Behold the TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour 6-Iron (it's still not a blade-z)

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:40 PM

Holy cow those are actually nice


 
 

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

Definitely smaller than the RBZ irons though, looks very much like a player's CB. I'm very interested in hearing more about these too.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:50 PM

Definitely smaller than the RBZ irons though, looks very much like a player's CB. I'm very interested in hearing more about these too.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:01 PM

Ok. Me too :)


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:16 PM

Really liking the looks of those actually. Nice club shape overall, looks nice in the pictures at address. I'm very curious to see how the ball speed/distance is with these with the slot added in.

Not as flashy as some of their offerings as well. I like it.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:24 PM

Happy to see this new offer is moving away from the robot school of design and cartoon colors. Those clubs appeal to me.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:08 AM

Love them :D Emailed our TaylorMade rep here in Norway and told him to make sure both Tour and the standard version are sent to me as soon as possible.

Did anyone else notice the odd degrees on the Tour irons? 33.75 7i and 25.25 5i? I think this actually means that TM has put some effort into matching the clubs through the entire set. How accurate they are in production.........well, that's another discussion.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:09 AM

Happy to see this new offer is moving away from the robot school of design and cartoon colors. Those clubs appeal to me.


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-SCOR 43*,47*,51*,55*,59*, Genious 12 Firm +,  +1/2"

-Scotty Studio Select Fastback Custom 1.5, 35", 350gr HW(Not from the shop, notta Tour Issue/Circle T, just a poor ass retail model B))-Breast Cancer Fill

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-Stones Tour B330-S

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:27 AM

Everyone is concentrating on looks, which shows confidence at what you are staring down at when you have 178 yards to the pin with 168 being over water can do for you.

I am interested on how they achieved this "consistent distance" that even MGS mentioned in their review. Is it actually through the slot or something else? Irons are all about distance control IMHO that is THE selling point of these clubs. I think the fact they DID NOT put it in the scoring clubs of the player's irons show how good the technology is. Player's usually like "playing" with the scoring clubs.

I personally never try to hit a full shot with my 9 and pw because usually trajectory is what I'm trying to control most with those clubs, and I'm only a decent player. I can imagine the 6 handicap who wants his usual 145 9iron only to go only 135 may have trouble with the slot on control shots.

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Based on the MGS testing done it seems TM has found a way to do something similar but in another fashion. make everything just the same amount of "hotness". No more 190 yard 5irons, none at 160 yards either. All within the 170-175 range. That there is something good when I have that same 178 yard shot over water and now i think of that bunker behind the pin at 190 yards.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:54 AM

Remind me of my R9 :blink:
Look nice! Definitely worth a try.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:33 PM

Why am I thinking JPX-825/825 Pro? Seem to be the same market, similar looking irons...

Like the look and Tony's mini-review speaks volumes.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:38 PM

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

Look at the gaps in loft. Big 5* gaps down in the scoring clubs, then only 2*-3* in the long irons? Seems backwards to me, but I guess they were running out of "hittable lofts" by the time they got to the 3 iron!

I don't think the clubs look any worse than most TM irons and better than some. It isn't something that gets my attention and says "I have to try this club" or anything, although I'm sure I'll pick it up next time I'm at the golf store.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

Look at the gaps in loft. Big 5* gaps down in the scoring clubs, then only 2*-3* in the long irons? Seems backwards to me, but I guess they were running out of "hittable lofts" by the time they got to the 3 iron!

I don't think the clubs look any worse than most TM irons and better than some. It isn't something that gets my attention and says "I have to try this club" or anything, although I'm sure I'll pick it up next time I'm at the golf store.


Yeah, I was wondering about those 5* gaps too. If that creates 15-20 yard gaps between scoring clubs, that's a big problem unless it's really easy to choke down and drop 10 yards.




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