The key new technology in the recently announced TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons is the “Speed Pocket,” inspired by the distance-enhancing benefits of the TaylorMade RocketBallz fairway wood and Rescue clubs. TaylorMade engineers incorporated the Speed Pocket into RocketBladez irons to promote faster ball speed and a higher launch angle to promote longer, high-flying, quick-stopping shots. Altogether, the TaylorMade RocketBladez Iron set consists of eleven individually designed clubheads, each tailored in size, shape and features to maximize distance, control and feel like never before.
Incorporated into the 3- through 7-irons, the Speed Pocket is a 2mm-wide slot in the sole of the iron that flexes and rebounds at impact, increasing the speed of the face to promote faster ball speed, a higher launch angle and a higher, stronger ball flight that lands on a steep, quick-stopping descent angle.
The Speed Pocket advantage is especially effective on impacts made low on the face, TaylorMade studies indicate that 68% of iron shots by amateur golfers are mis-hits below the center of the face. The Speed Pocket helps to significantly increase ball speed and distance on those low-face mis-hits.