TaylorMade Rocketballz (RBZ) Fairway Wood Review
Thanks for stopping by and good morning all. We have another review for you today – this time we’ll be taking a closer look at the TaylorMade RbZ 3 fairway wood. This club could definitely add some distance to your game.
The Rocketballz Fairway Woods continue to utilize TaylorMade’s white non-glare finish with a black clubface. The black clubface looks great at address and does a nice job of framing the ball. TaylorMade introduced a “Speed Pocket” on the RBZ fairway woods, which is a channel visible on the sole of the club behind the clubface. A weight port in the sole is positioned directly behind the speed pocket to improve ball speed. TaylorMade moved the center of gravity forward and below the center of axis to promote a high launch and low spinning shot. The RBZ fairway wood has a fairly standard look and thus rates 7 out of 10.
I tested the RBZ 15 degree fairway wood with the stock Matrix Ozik stiff shaft. The club performed awesome, as did the other RBZ products. My ball flight was straight and consistent. The RBZ produces a mid to high launch and feels really easy to swing. In fact, the RBZ feels effortless and the ball explodes off the face. The RBZ performs well from a variety of lies. Even from tight lies, I was really impressed with how well the RBZ launches the ball in the air. I feel the RBZ outperformed my current Ping i15 3 wood in distance and accuracy. The RBZ 3 wood provides a nice boost in distance and is still easy to control. When it comes to distance, players should definitely pick up some extra carry distance with the RBZ and thus it earns a 10 out of 10 performance rating.
The RBZ Fairway wood features a lightweight 50 gram Matrix Ozik stock shaft. The club weighs 315 grams and has a swing weight of D4. While the club is advertised as lightweight to generate more swing speed, I could still feel the club head throughout the swing. Impact feels great. The RBZ feels very forgiving even on off center hits and I rate the club at 9 out of 10.
TaylorMade advertises up to an additional 17 yards longer with the RBZ fairway woods. If a player can pick up an additional 17 yards, that could be the difference of laying up on a par 5 and reaching a par 5 in two shots. The entire RBZ lineup is very solid, including the fairway woods. The price is slightly higher than the average fairway wood price point of $199.99. However, in my opinion the RBZ is worth the extra thirty dollars and retails at $229.99. The RBZ is one of the best fairway woods available, receiving a 10 out of 10 rating.