TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 Woods designed to boost launch angle
On the first release of RocketBallz fairway wood, TaylorMade claimed it would add 17 yards to a better player's game. Now, they are launching the TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Fairway Wood. TaylorMade claim that the newly designed RBZ Stage 2 fairway will see up to 10 yards more distance for better players over the original RocketBallz. Is it a big claim or fact?
With a wider speed pocket in the sole, the ball speed off the face is increased. According to TaylorMade this should go on average 10 yards further than the original RocketBallz fairway. But when we tested the RBZ Stage 2 3-wood against the TaylorMade R1 Driver, it was only 25 yards or so less carry, so this is a very powerful 3-wood. If you struggle with your driver and prefer teeing off with a 3-wood then the RBZ Stage 2 will be the answer as the distance gains are more noticeable when the ball is teed up.
What's new is the "RocketSteel" clubface, constructed with an ultra-high-strength but lightweight steel provided by Carpenter. That face is more flexible, with a higher COR and higher ball speeds relative to the original RBZ fairway metals. The Speed Pocket in the sole that allows more face flex is improved, TaylorMade says, and also contributes to distance gains of up to 10 yards over the original RBZ fairways.
The high-strength steel, TaylorMade's RocketSteel, used in the cheap golf clubs likes TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 Fairway Woods made by Carpenter?, produces a face that is thinner and faster-flexing. Combine the RocketSteel with an improved Speed Pocket, and the flex offered in the face of the RocketBallz Stage 2 is clearly built for speed and distance. The RBZ Stage 2 fairway woods have a lower profile with a shallower clubface. With a low center of gravity, the clubs are designed to boost launch angle.
The new TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 lines also including TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Driver are debuted early in 2013. Do you want more distance from an easier teeing club, more distance from the fairway or similar distance with a higher flight from a lower loft? This is your right choice. Moreover, the sound and feel at impact is very good. As well as being pretty forgiving, it was easy to shape the ball if you wanted to and for all round performance as a general use fairway wood there was very little to fault.