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TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons Review

TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons Review

TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons Review *Editor’s Choice: $399.99

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Editor’s Choice (This is the next-generation to the 2012 TaylorMade RocketBallZ Irons set remains relevant right now and is a great buy today with hardly any depreciation.)

 

TaylorMade designed an iron here loaded with innovations that actually work, and the RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set deserves my perfect rating from a technology standpoint. 

 

 

 

The 2013 TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour Irons set is a steal with design innovations still relevant today.

The 2013 TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour Irons set is a steal with design innovations still relevant today.

 

Released in 2013, TaylorMade RocketBladeZ (RBEZ) Tour Irons set is the next generation of the top-selling RocketBallZ Irons by the same company. The TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set now has gone on to become one of the top-selling and best-performing irons available and remains so even today.

TaylorMade’s prodigious output can be its own worst enemy in some critics’ eyes because the company can overshadow its own fine product lines by adding new series throughout the same golf season or having multiple launches for golf clubs — at the same time — that are not that dissimilar. 

I can say, though, that TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set is distinctive enough with a slightly leaner and more workable than the original TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Irons set from that same year (which is not the same as the RBEZ Tour edition). The RocketBladeZ Tour Irons should be more appealing for a better ball striker.

 

The 2013 TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons still receive excellent marks for tech and playability. It's a best buy.

The 2013 TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons still receive excellent marks for tech and playability. It’s a best buy.

Technology (10 out of 10)

The TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set utilizes its own original “inverted cone” shape technology and “speed pocket” design. The inverted cone shape technology increases launch and ball speed off the clubface.

The RBEZ speed pocket in the 3- through 7-iron is filled with a specially formulated TaylorMade polyurethane that I agree enhances feel, quiets vibrations and promotes consistently high ball speed and distance. Finally, 11 grams of weight is positioned low and to the center of the clubhead, promoting a higher ball launch and trajectory.

TaylorMade designed an iron here loaded with innovations that actually work, and the RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set deserves my perfect rating from a technology standpoint.

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The TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons set’s full specs.

The 2013 TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons set is in an incredible buy and will be for years to come.

The 2013 TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons set is in an incredible buy and will be for years to come.

Looks (9 out of 10)

The TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set has an attractive smaller and more compact clubhead than the regular RocketBladeZ Irons. In addition, a significant difference is a thinner top line and sole. The RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set still looks forgiving while offering the ability to control the golf ball. The cavity of the iron features an athletic appearance with a gray, black and yellow stripe behind the toe.

The RBEZ Tour irons just look really good.

It's still tough to beat TaylorMade's design innovations and playability on its 2013 RocketBladez Irons, which are a great buy today.

It’s still tough to beat TaylorMade’s design innovations — such as its inverted cone and speed pocket — and playability on its 2013 RocketBladez Irons, which are a great buy today.

Performance (9 out of 10)

I tested the TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set with the stock KBS Tour shaft. The stiff flex offers 120- to 130-gram shaft options with 1.3-degrees of torque, designed to promote a mid trajectory ball flight. The RocketBladeZ Tour Irons delivered a consistently straight and mid- to high ball flight, but slightly lower and shorter than the RocketBladeZ Irons.

Players who prefer to work the ball will take the RBEZ Tour Irons over the regular RocketBladeZ. Low handicap players might enjoy the playability of the RocketBladeZ Tour over the regular RocketBladez iron and will not sacrifice much accuracy or forgiveness. The irons perform consistent, even off-center hits still go high, far and straight.

The RBEZ Tour irons set offers a large sweet spot and feels consistent across the entire clubface. The impact offers more feedback with an enhanced feel compared to a regular 2013 RocketBladeZ Irons set. Additionally, the heavier KBS Tour shaft and D2 swing weight feel nice throughout the entire swing. The RBEZ Tour Irons set feels and performs very well and rates just shy of a having it all.

 

Final Thoughts (Overall: 9.7 out of 10)

The TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set originally retailed at $899.99 for a set of eight irons. However, the TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set is a steal after a price drop to $399.99 or more or less depending on what kind of shafts you want or need them brand new.

Overall, the RocketBladeZ Tour Irons offer players the ability to effectively control all aspects of the shot. While low- and mid-handicap players will enjoy the Tour iron, they are still playable for some higher handicaps. The TaylorMade RocketBladeZ Tour Irons set is a great addition and rates pretty much perfect in value, especially after its huge price drop as new (most-often inferior) products enter the market.

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