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If you are in the market for game improvers then the TaylorMade Burner 2.0 iron is worth a try as they are easy to hit and very forgiving.
This iron is all about forgiveness and it certainly delivers and anyone who needs a little help getting the ball up in the air will love the Burner 2.0 irons. The feel from the face at impact was very good and you could feel the ball spring off the face on a high trajectory, but still with a bit of penetration.
Given that there is decent sized cavity in the back of the heads, you hardly notice it visually and the sound at impact of the TaylorMade R11 for sale is very good, whilst not being as completely solid as say a blade iron. They are very forgiving on mis-hits, although this forgiveness makes shaping the ball a little harder if you are trying for small fades or draws.
The ball went on a nice medium high trajectory and the feel right across the face was lovely. With the centre of gravity rising through the set, even the long-irons are a joy to hit and better players may choose to stick with these rather than go for a hybrid as they are just as easy to hit and more accurate.
Overall, from the performance to the stylish looks the TaylorMade irons is a ‘must try’ set of irons for low to mid handicap golfers.
As we all know, the Taylormade Burner 2.0 iron has been engineered to be long. The face is thinner. The toplines are progressive. The shafts are specifically designed for each head. COR and MOI ratings have been maximized.
My first shot with a Burner 2.0 irons was an uphill 6-iron from about 165 yards to a pin tucked behind a bunker short and right of the green. I made far from perfect contact but was pleasantly surprised to watch the ball rise and drop just the other side of the sand, about 30ft from the hole. Quite what was wrong with the ‘set’ wasn’t immediately clear, but it seemed our existing irons possessed the wrong swingweight, were the wrong length, had faulty lie angles, an incorrectly- positioned center of gravity (CG), inappropriate shafts, and unsuitable grips.
I felt sure that wouldn’t have happened with my own set. At the 6th, I hit a discount ping i20 irons from about 135 yards (a few more than I would get from my own 9-iron) that stopped abruptly 15 feet right of the cup. At the 9th, a 200-yard Par 3 with the pin near the front, my not-quite-solid 4-iron came up a yard or two short of the green. This continued for the next three days – instances where I’d certainly be aware of a little extra yardage.
I’m probably too inconsistent a ball-striker nowadays to say much about whether or not the CG location made much difference, but I would say the 4-iron was pretty easy to get up in the air – not quite as easy as a hybrid club with similar loft perhaps, but markedly easier than my g20 irons ping. The short irons did penetrate a little better because of the higher CG which I think is preferable to a high, floaty shot that’s at the mercy of the wind.
Before you can measure performance, you need to assess the look of the club – if you don’t like the shape, color, or graphics, chances are it’s not going to work for you. The blade devotee will likely baulk at the offset (1mm in the lob wedge up to 6.5mm in the 3-iron) and all the techy stuff going on round back, but the average golfer should feel comfortable with a Burner 2.0 up behind the ball.
The discount Burner 2.0 irons is obviously a game-improvement model. For the vast majority of golfers the Irons should make the game significantly more enjoyable.
Taylormade has taken the best high-performance iron in golf and made it better with the Burner 2.0 irons taylormade. They are equipped with a new, flight-control shaft design in 85-gram steel or 65-gram graphite for longer, higher long-irons and quick-stopping short-irons that inspire confidence to attack the pin.
Toplines in the Taylormade Burner 2.0 irons are substantial and strong in the long-irons, and grow progressively thinner down through the middle- and short-irons. The multi-functional sole, introduced in the original Burner iron, has been improved by recessing the heel and toe and beveling the rear, all to reduce drag and make it easier to make clean, solid contact.
In the middle-irons, weight is distributed more evenly and slightly higher to promote workability while still providing forgiveness. In the short-irons, weight is positioned even higher, to promote a lower, more controllable ball flight, and centered, to promote increased clubhead control. Additionally, the CG in the short-irons is closer to the face, similar to a blade, to increase feel and to promote lower flight.
The secret of the Taylormade RocketBladez‘ success is their Speed Pocket, a narrow slot cut in the sole of the 3-iron through 7-iron that permits the face to flex farther and more easily upon impact, particularly when a golfer hits the ball low on the face. The improved flex, says TaylorMade, promotes increased springiness up to the USGA limit for high ball speed. In fact, TaylorMade says, these irons are as hot as many drivers, and could help most golfers add two to five yards per shot.
Higher-lofted clubs like the sand wedge and lob wedge don’t include the Speed Pocket, but have redesigned cavities to improve their feel, and feature TaylorMade’s ATV (All-Terrain Versatility) sole for improved workability around the greens. In addition, these clubs come equipped with heavier steel shafts to promote better rhythm and control in shorter swings.
There are those in golf who feel regulatory restrictions have made it very difficult for equipment makers to innovate any more. And the introduction of the latest TaylorMade iron line – the Taylormade Burner 2.0 irons – is a very much a manifestation of that attitude.
Top-lines are substantial and strong in the longer 2.0’s and get progressively thinner down through the set, while the multi-functional sole that was introduced with the original Burner has been improved by recessing the heel and toe and beveling the rear, so drag is reduced and cleaner, more solid contact enhanced.
In addition, TaylorMade’s patented Inverted Cone Technology has been reconfigured on the rear side of the clubface to promote faster ball speed on off-center hits – and more consistent distance from shot to shot. Burner 2.0 appealing to a wide range of golfers, from scratch players to those with 30 handicaps.
The new TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons, which is available in 8-piece sets, employs progressive shaping. The slender topline and sole in the short irons is made to promote better workability, feel and control, while the longer irons boast a bigger topline to inspire confidence at address and utilize a multi-material badge to dampen vibrations.
“Forged irons are typically devoid of performance technologies,” says Bret Wahl, senior director of iron, wedge and putter development for TaylorMade. “Their compact and solid construction forces very specific type of impact parameters to hit a good shot with virtually no margin for error. The reward for that is unparalleled feel and workability.”
“The Speed Pocket performs where golfers need it most,” says Brian Bazzel, TaylorMade’s director of iron, wedge and putter development. “Our research indicates that 72 percent of shots hit by 5- to 25-handicap golfers are impacted below the center of the clubface.
The result of that collaboration, he explains, is SpeedBlade, which employs a Speed Pocket that has not only been widened and lengthened, but also relies on a cut-through slot to provide more flex and rebound on the bottom part of the face.
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TaylorMade Golf, which became the No. 1 iron brand in the game by releasing breakthrough products like Burner, RocketBallz and RocketBladez, announced SpeedBlade – a game-improvement iron that launches the ball exceptionally high and far.
Visually, the TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons is striking, combining a two-tone, satin nickel chrome plating with dark smoke satin ion plating (IP). Internally, the key performance feature that separates SpeedBlade from the pack is the Speed Pocket, a handle-bar shaped slot in the sole of the 3-7 irons that enables a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting in faster ball speed, higher launch and better feel.
The improved Speed Pocket has been widened and lengthened, giving golfers more face area toward the toe and heel that promotes a high launch angle, strong ball flight and a steep, quick stopping descent angle. The Speed Pocket also features a cut through slot internally, which allows for more flex and rebound on the bottom part of the face, making the SpeedBlade iron set the fastest face TaylorMade has ever created, measuring right up to USGA COR limit.
Since burner 2.0 irons for sale, TaylorMade iron engineers have strategically worked with the company’s metalwood team to better understand how to incorporate driver design into an iron. The result of that effort is the SpeedBlade, which combines a low center of gravity (CG) with TaylorMade’s thinnest/fastest iron face to date.
The slender topline and sole in the short irons promote better workability, feel and control. The long irons feature a bigger topline to inspire confidence at address, and have each been optimized not only to promote phenomenal distance, but also to promote fantastic feel and sound – thanks to the vibration-dampening qualities of the Speed Pocket polymer and multi-material badge.
As metalwoods continue to evolve and deliver more and more distance, TaylorMade has engineered SpeedBlade to close the gap between the longest iron and the shortest metalwood in your bag. TaylorMade engineers have carefully managed the distance-gaps between clubs by meticulously controlling loft, face thickness, CG location, shaft, club length and most importantly through the Speed Pocket.
Justin Leonard has joined the staff at TaylorMade, the company announced Friday.
Leonard is making his 2012 debut at the Sony Open in Hawaii, carrying an taylormade r11s driver, RBZ Tour 3-wood, TaylorMade R11 irons, xFT wedges and a Penta TP golf ball. The 1997 Open champion will also wear a TaylorMade hat and tote a staff bag.
“TaylorMade is an incredible company that has always been on the cutting edge of new technology,” said the 12-time PGA Tour winner in a release. “I have seen and heard so much about their line of white metal woods and putters and I’m excited to begin the year with their equipment.”
“I contend the new grooves we’ve put on the R11 irons are better today than grooves were in the past because we know more now,” says Bret Wahl, senior director of iron development at TaylorMade, who indicated the new groove design produces 16 percent more spin on a pitching wedge from the fairway than in the burner 2.0 irons for sale.
Wahl said that in the first few versions of grooves on cast irons that came after the new rule was implemented, manufacturers had to err toward produceability. He also said that clubs that have milled grooves, like forged irons, tend to have more precision built into the groove than can be achieved in cast design irons, which are made in much greater numbers.
The new stipulations reduce the sharpness of the groove edge radius and the total volume of grooves in an effort to reduce spin. Forced to reevaluate not only the design of a cast groove but the ability to consistently manufacture that design, TaylorMade’s engineers say they’ve found a new idea that might be better than the old one on shots from the fairway.
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