Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by. We got another review to share with you, the TaylorMade RocketBallz game improvement irons. Special thanks to our independent reviewer for this review. Enjoy!
The RBZ irons progressive head shape offers hollow long irons, cavity back middle irons, while the short irons and wedges are a smaller and more compact clubhead design. In fact, the short irons hardly appear game improvement-like at all. The entire set is visually appealing and easy to hit. From address, the topline looks a little heavy, but you really hardly notice it. The color combination is unique which features a dull steel finish with black cavity and neon green accents. I’ve heard grumblings about the color combination, however I like the neon green, and besides, the green is not visible at address and has no visual affect on playability.
The Rocketballz irons perform as advertised. If you are looking for a set of irons to produce a high ball flight and extreme distance, this set is for you. Although advertised as a game improvement iron, the RBZ irons could interest a lower handicap player simply because they are so easy to hit. They are a slightly longer length and offer stronger lofts than competitors (6-iron lofts are +2.5 degrees stronger than most). Coupled with all the new technology TaylorMade invested in these clubs, it is easy to see how the RBZ is one of the longest sets of irons on the market.
The clubs are super easy to hit, regardless of condition (fairway, rough, tight or fluffy lie) and are very accurate. When I made a poor swing, the ball flew slightly higher yet still straight. Even on pushed or pulled shots the ball still kept its line pretty well. In addition, they still provide the ability to control trajectory. Off center hits fly high and straight. These clubs are easily one longer than my personal set. If I had any complaint, it would be that working the ball becomes difficult, but again, these are in the game-improvement category, so workability is like not an issue for most players.
While some might argue lowering the average loft of clubs seems like an easy way to get distance, Taylormade was able to do so while also maximizing forgiveness and playability. This is why these irons are so special.
The RBZ irons weigh in slightly above similar irons with a D3 swing weight. At impact the ball really springs off the face. They feel soft through impact and feel consistent over the entire clubface. The clubs feel solid around the green as well, whether hitting from a bunker, pitch or chip shot.
The Rocketballz irons replaced the popular Burner 2.0 line. They come in at a very affordable price point at $700, which is right in line with the competition. When you factor in their performance, and their appealing looks, these new sticks by TaylorMade are going to easy sells in golf courses and shops alike.