LIVE ROCKETBLADEZ Q&A with TaylorMade! Thursday, Oct. 25 1-3PM ET! Win RBLADEZ TOUR IRONS!

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  • TaylorMadeGolfTaylorMadeGolf Sponsors Posts: 422
    GolfWRX Community,



    Thank you for hosting us inside your walls for today's live chat regarding the RocketBladez Tour irons. We always appreciate the opportunity to talk directly with golfers who have questions about our new products and today was no different. Your questions were interesting, challenging and fast and furious and we did our best to answer as many as we could this afternoon.



    We genuinely enjoyed the conversation and hope you have a chance to try the RocketBladez and RocketBladez Tour irons very soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to please direct any additional questions regarding the irons to our social media team on Facebook or twitter.



    TaylorMade Golf
  • 3eagles183eagles18 Members Posts: 918 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Didn't answer either of my questions and I play TM.
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 31,011 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    3eagles18 wrote:


    Didn't answer either of my questions and I play TM.




    They cannot answer them all you know...
  • tdog4tdog4 tdog4 TexasMembers Posts: 632 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks TaylorMade Golf for your time and efforts to answer all the questions that were thrown at y'all. Hope to hit the Rocketbladz soon.

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  • TiwedgeTiwedge Members Posts: 8

    Tiwedge wrote:


    I currently have a RBZ Tour 2H and I love it. I do not normally take a dig divot when I swing this club, but sometimes I notice that the "Speed Pocket" gets full of grass and dirt post swing.



    My question in regards to the RocketBlades Irons is..."will the Speed Pocket on the Irons act as a scoop and fill with grass/dirt and compromise my distance/ball flight, when I take a healthy divot with these irons?"



    I am looking forward to the answer...as I am shopping for a new Christmas Gift..



    Cheers!



    Patrick HENNESSY




    The Speed Pocket is filled with polyurethane in the 3- thru 7-irons and will not be influenced by dirt or debris. Thanks for the question.



    - BB


    Not sure if I can have a follow up question, but is there any concern or game play difference between Hot and Cold weather? No knowing that the speed pocket is full of PU..is there hardening in cold climate? resulting in a different sound and feel..same question for hot climate??
  • tfshirttfshirt Members Posts: 46 ✭✭
    So...When does the winner get picked? For a guy that alternates between 40 year old blades and 8 year old Tommy Armour's, New Taylormade Tour Irons would be a welcome treat!
  • bouche03bouche03 Members Posts: 244 ✭✭✭

    3eagles18 wrote:


    Didn't answer either of my questions and I play TM.




    They cannot answer them all you know...




    I just wish more people would actually read the thread instead of wasting the TM reps time with answering the same questions again and again! How many times did guys ask if they were gonna make a 2 iron!
  • jack1123jack1123 Members Posts: 346
    I know they cant answer them all, but I did think mine was a legitimate question, which might also have an impact on a lot of the type of golfers that post here. Admittedly I havent read the whole thread so i'll look back to see if they answered it.
  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    r34civic wrote:


    How are you able to get consistent ball speed with the slot technology?




    Tour pros demand precise distance-control in their irons, more so than distance. Previous fast-faced irons typically have a “hot spot” high on the face that promotes a jump in distance. Tour pros don’t want that unpredictability, and thus have steered clear of distance irons. The Speed Pocket gives RocketBladez and RocketBladez Tour irons a faster clubface without a hot spot, which is why RocketBladez Tour is the first distance iron played on Tour.



    - BW


    That is the answer I was looking for!!! Bring on the Tour set. Guess I know where my tax refund is going!
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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    GolfWRX Community,



    Thank you for hosting us inside your walls for today's live chat regarding the RocketBladez Tour irons. We always appreciate the opportunity to talk directly with golfers who have questions about our new products and today was no different. Your questions were interesting, challenging and fast and furious and we did our best to answer as many as we could this afternoon.



    We genuinely enjoyed the conversation and hope you have a chance to try the RocketBladez and RocketBladez Tour irons very soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to please direct any additional questions regarding the irons to our social media team on [url="http://www.facebook.com/TaylorMadeGolf"]Facebook[/url] or [url="http://www.twitter.com/taylormadegolf"]twitter[/url].



    TaylorMade Golf


    Thanks for taking the time TaylorMade. We appreciate the inside info. GolfWrx is a great site with great contacts in the industry. Nice Q&A today TM.
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  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 31,011 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    OspreyCI wrote:


    r34civic wrote:


    How are you able to get consistent ball speed with the slot technology?




    Tour pros demand precise distance-control in their irons, more so than distance. Previous fast-faced irons typically have a “hot spot” high on the face that promotes a jump in distance. Tour pros don’t want that unpredictability, and thus have steered clear of distance irons. The Speed Pocket gives RocketBladez and RocketBladez Tour irons a faster clubface without a hot spot, which is why RocketBladez Tour is the first distance iron played on Tour.



    - BW


    That is the answer I was looking for!!! Bring on the Tour set. Guess I know where my tax refund is going!




    +1
  • cheers big earscheers big ears Members Posts: 177 ✭✭✭
    OK before everyone calls me a hater, please just listen to logic.



    The answers say most distance is gained in the 3 and 4 irons, coincidentally the irons with the most strengthened loft.



    The short irons will see less benefit from the speed pocket etc, again coincidentally the clubs with least strengthened loft as the gaps are staggered to ensure the PW has 45 degrees...



    Did you check out the comparison of robot testing... Turns out the rocketblades 6 iron goes 11 yards further than an AP2 2012 6 iron. Well yes, failes to mention the rocketblades 6 iron has LESS loft than a AP2 5 IRON!!



    Its all nonsense, but who am I. Nobody. So I'll quote Tom Wishons 24/38 rule. Well the 6 iron just fits in.



    I still play TM irons, 300's are as good a set as have been made.



    Call me a hater if you like, I'm only trying to help.
  • displaynamedisplayname Members Posts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭✭



    If the speed slot is the true technology allowing extra forgiveness and increased accuracy, can we expect to see an actual blade or slight muscle back with a seed slot. Allowing for more feel, tour look/workability, lower flight, but still get that forgiveness and consistent shots on thin shots, or slightly off center shots?




    Is this something you'd like to see? Overall, we're excited about this new technology and the possibilities it provides.



    - BB




    This is absolutely something I would like to see. I think many players move to muscle backs and blades for various reasons. Ego is an obvious reason many players force themselves to use blades and MB's. But some players just flat out struggle with hitting the ball to high. Others love the thin sole for workability and for digging the ball out of various lies. Others just prefer the look/feel. But if we can get a true blade and/or a true muscle back with a little extra forgiveness, the lower flight then the RBladez Tour, with added consistency that the Bladez line is claiming, I think you would have a great product. If you can prove that the technology improves consistency in blade/mb format, even at traditional lofts, I think it would strike interest of better players, and allot of of players with lesser abilities would take notice. I personally would love to see a blade/mb with the speed slot, and open the possibilities of more mixed set options.
  • Rebel420Rebel420 Members Posts: 1,747 ✭✭
    Definitely can't wait to try te tour irons
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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,350 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I've gotta say I'm interested in trying out the tour version for sure,
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 31,011 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    CTEagle wrote:
    Are there any plans to come out with a utility iron with speed pocket technology?




    Is that something you would like to see? -BB




    Yes yes yes!!!!!!!
  • gticlaygticlay gticlay Members Posts: 989 ✭✭✭✭✭
    gticlay wrote:


    Question for TaylorMade, hopefully not too long!



    Yesterday, on the TM site, I asked why the Tour version won't be out until Feb and you said you are still working with your staff on the sole design so perhaps you haven't finalized everything. I noticed you are basing the set off a 47* PW. The problem I have with these increasingly lower loft PW's (despite the claim that the CoG requires less loft) is that I simply hit them too far. With a retail R9 TP and KBS Tour X shaft, I average about 155 to 160 with my PW (with the ability to hit it further if I have to, that's not a 100% swing), 125-130 with my 54* ATV and about 110 with my 60 ATV. As you can see, there's some big gaps - particularly between my PW and 54*.



    Anyway, my question is what criteria and goals do you have when designing a set, and why are the lofts so strong, even in a players set? I've seen some of your tour pros resort to, for example, a 48* TM xft wedge bent weak and in the ATV wedges, you don't even make one anymore! I am planning to play the new Tour irons, but looking for a solution to my problem. THANKS!







































    PS, I'd really love to win one of those sets image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />




    SUPER disappointed that I took the time to ask this question and it was ignored. Whatever.
  • gticlaygticlay gticlay Members Posts: 989 ✭✭✭✭✭


    GolfWRX Community,



    Thank you for hosting us inside your walls for today's live chat regarding the RocketBladez Tour irons. We always appreciate the opportunity to talk directly with golfers who have questions about our new products and today was no different. Your questions were interesting, challenging and fast and furious and we did our best to answer as many as we could this afternoon.



    We genuinely enjoyed the conversation and hope you have a chance to try the RocketBladez and RocketBladez Tour irons very soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to please direct any additional questions regarding the irons to our social media team on Facebook or twitter.



    TaylorMade Golf


    Disappointed you didn't answer the people that took the time to ask questions the day before. I had to work (to pay for golf, don't ya know) during the day but took time to ask a very important (to me) question ahead of time to "insure" it would be answered. Oh well, whatever.
  • Caesar PalacheCaesar Palache So I got that going for me, which is nice ClubWRX Posts: 2,775
    gticlay wrote:



    GolfWRX Community,



    Thank you for hosting us inside your walls for today's live chat regarding the RocketBladez Tour irons. We always appreciate the opportunity to talk directly with golfers who have questions about our new products and today was no different. Your questions were interesting, challenging and fast and furious and we did our best to answer as many as we could this afternoon.



    We genuinely enjoyed the conversation and hope you have a chance to try the RocketBladez and RocketBladez Tour irons very soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to please direct any additional questions regarding the irons to our social media team on Facebook or twitter.



    TaylorMade Golf


    Disappointed you didn't answer the people that took the time to ask questions the day before. I had to work (to pay for golf, don't ya know) during the day but took time to ask a very important (to me) question ahead of time to "insure" it would be answered. Oh well, whatever.




    i asked a question the day before and mine was answered. no need to bash them just because they only answered 300+ questions and didn't answer 300+yours. your first paragraph didnt even have a question, just talked about how awesomely far you are with you 90% wedges.



    and ill answer your question for you, the lofts are strong because with the weight re distributed down on the club head it launches the ball higher, thus a need for a stronger loft to keep the launch window at a proper height and not have you hitting straight into the air.



    once everyone hits these irons they need to ignore what the loft is and focus on what the launch angle is
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  • bennyblancobennyblanco Lefty Boomers Posts: 159
    Lefty66 wrote:
    • I am interested to know why the tour irons are not offered in left hand? Will this change in the future?





    Thanks for the time and opportunity. I think the above posting and all similar posts are important enough to repeat.



    My question is this: most in the golf community know that TMAG's advertising has been based on claims of increased distance for some time. With USGA/R&A rules effectively limiting important variables of distance, what are your plans for future designs as distance becomes less important in the realm of golf technology? Until then, is there any effort being made to release a line of better-player's clubs with a more traditional approach to distance/lofts, cosmetics/materials, and branding in general?



    I'd also like to know why Taylormade's promo video for this product speaks of "loft lowering," as one in a long line of TMAG performance breakthroughs? I'm wondering what aspect of the game you've seen loft lowering improve on and how/why the RBladez's continuation of that theme will help the average golfer shoot lower scores?



    Much thanks again!
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  • HackerDad78HackerDad78 Members Posts: 500 ✭✭✭✭✭

    gticlay wrote:



    GolfWRX Community,



    Thank you for hosting us inside your walls for today's live chat regarding the RocketBladez Tour irons. We always appreciate the opportunity to talk directly with golfers who have questions about our new products and today was no different. Your questions were interesting, challenging and fast and furious and we did our best to answer as many as we could this afternoon.



    We genuinely enjoyed the conversation and hope you have a chance to try the RocketBladez and RocketBladez Tour irons very soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to please direct any additional questions regarding the irons to our social media team on [url="http://www.facebook.com/TaylorMadeGolf"]Facebook[/url] or [url="http://www.twitter.com/taylormadegolf"]twitter[/url].



    TaylorMade Golf


    Disappointed you didn't answer the people that took the time to ask questions the day before. I had to work (to pay for golf, don't ya know) during the day but took time to ask a very important (to me) question ahead of time to "insure" it would be answered. Oh well, whatever.




    i asked a question the day before and mine was answered. no need to bash them just because they only answered 300+ questions and didn't answer 300+yours. your first paragraph didnt even have a question, just talked about how awesomely far you are with you 90% wedges.



    and ill answer your question for you, the lofts are strong because with the weight re distributed down on the club head it launches the ball higher, thus a need for a stronger loft to keep the launch window at a proper height and not have you hitting straight into the air.



    once everyone hits these irons they need to ignore what the loft is and focus on what the launch angle is




    +1. Mine was asked the day before and answered as well... Last time there was a live q&a mine didn't get answered... It's luck of the draw man, sheesh.
  • carpergolfcarpergolf Members Posts: 667 ✭✭✭✭✭
    can you buy a 5- AW set up??

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  • QegureziQegurezi Members Posts: 3,802 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    carpergolf wrote:


    can you buy a 5- AW set up??




    I'd bet absolutely for sure.
  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey Members Posts: 6,028 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭




    So...what is the deal with Wilson?




    I'll be interested to see if they address the Wilson Reflex issue.




    Please see #247.



    Thanks.



    - BB




    I didn't really ask a question. It was more of a thought, but thanks for answering it nonetheless.
  • ImpImp Fueled Members Posts: 6,026 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Oct 26, 2012 #536
    carpergolf wrote:


    can you buy a 5- AW set up??
    Take the time to read the discussion. That was answered in the discussion more than once. At that you can even search this particular thread using the search tools the forum provides.



    If you don't have the time to research the answer before asking (i.e. The thread is too long!), what makes you think I have the time to give you the answer? If a co worker asks a question that has been answered already, I just point them to where they can get the answer. I refuse to give it to them. I'm not going to enable/contribute to their laziness. How many have been asked the same question 5 times? TM was asked that quest in this thread at least 5 times, and answered it more than once. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



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  • smackygolfsmackygolf Banned Posts: 1,501
    gticlay wrote:



    GolfWRX Community,



    Thank you for hosting us inside your walls for today's live chat regarding the RocketBladez Tour irons. We always appreciate the opportunity to talk directly with golfers who have questions about our new products and today was no different. Your questions were interesting, challenging and fast and furious and we did our best to answer as many as we could this afternoon.



    We genuinely enjoyed the conversation and hope you have a chance to try the RocketBladez and RocketBladez Tour irons very soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to please direct any additional questions regarding the irons to our social media team on Facebook or twitter.



    TaylorMade Golf


    Disappointed you didn't answer the people that took the time to ask questions the day before. I had to work (to pay for golf, don't ya know) during the day but took time to ask a very important (to me) question ahead of time to "insure" it would be answered. Oh well, whatever.




    Seriously? For real? You aren't trolling with this post? If this is for real, this is the saddest example of dipshittery I've ever seen on ANY message board. Holy cow. Maybe, just maybe, had you gotten to your question less than 3000 words into a post about how awesomely far you hit the ball, it might have been answered. Man, this place is sad sometimes.
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 31,011 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Hey Hip,



    Will the winners are the tour sets be posted in this thread or will there be a new one?



    Thanks
  • Boogs2Boogs2 Turbulence is caused by air fish Members Posts: 8,484 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Hey Hip,



    Will the winners are the tour sets be posted in this thread or will there be a new one?



    Thanks






    +1
  • tfshirttfshirt Members Posts: 46 ✭✭



    Hey Hip,



    Will the winners are the tour sets be posted in this thread or will there be a new one?



    Thanks






    +1




    +2
  • beutelwombbeutelwomb Members Posts: 291
    *Bump* image/deadhorse.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':deadhorse:' />

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