TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons

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TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons reviewed by AskGolfGuru Mark Crossfield PGA professional. Mark hits the TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons from Tmag and talks, speed pocket, loft and length. With the help of Foresight Sports GC2 HMT Mark puts the Speed Blade through there paces showing the data on distance, spin rates, ball speed and strikes. Mark also hits the golf club out of the toe to test the face claims by TaylorMade golf on distance from off centre strikes. Play your best golf with Mark Crossfield and his free golf videos.

20 thoughts on “TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons

  1. One thing that's perhaps a bit more different, if you compare this iron to others in the same category, is the weight of the club/shaft. The stock shaft is very lightweight and feels not very far from a graphite shafted iron.
    Personally I like that aspect very much. It feels easier to hit and I get a bit more clubspeed.
    You feel the difference when you're testing it vs other clubs.
    That's a variable that I think is worth mentioning. 🙂

  2. I've just bought a set of Speedblades (stiff shaft) and I'm absolutely LOVING them. They are about 1,5 club longer than my Ping S57 and soooo easy to hit. It's a bit harder to play a fade with 'm, but hitting it straight or with a (power)draw is effortless. So marketing bollocks or not, these clubs are worth every penny (to me at least :o)

  3. A few comments about the Speedblade irons:
    Regarding the club numbering and juiced up lofts:  What number is correct on an iron that goes further than a 4 iron with the height & ease of striking equal to a 6 or 7 iron?  Calling it a 5 iron makes sense in our juiced up market. 
    I recently tested a Speedblade 5 iron.  It consistently went 215 yards with 10+ hits.  I hit my current 4 iron 205.  The Speedblade 5 was easier to hit than my 6 iron.  The Speedblade 5 achieved heights equal to my 7 iron.  It dropped down on the practice green like a 7 or 8 iron.  What number is correct on an iron that performs in the preceding way?  I personally do not care what number is engraved on it.  I just want to use irons and not hybrids for 200 to 215 yard shots.  If the 4 iron goes 225 to 230 yards with the ease of hitting my 6 or 5 iron, the 5 wood/metal is coming out of my bag.
    For those who do not like looking at a club with substantial offset, Speedblade provides height & distance of a Callaway X2 Hot, but with far less offset. 
    The light weight shaft is of value to me.  I suffered injuries in an auto accident and the light weight shaft aggravates injuries less than a heavier shaft.

  4. The speed blades come with a 85 gram whippy shaft that performs well only in the 7 iron. If you get them and your a player go with custom shaft options and configure it one club up vs what the number says. For instance the 8 iron has 35 deg of loft which is close to reg 7 iron loft. Then get lie adjusted accordingly and go with standard 7 iron length. Pre order them this way for all of em.

  5. If you hit your mizzys off the toe and "low" on the clubface vs the SB, you will see what the slot is for.  Its for the shots hit on the lower side of the face as most amateur golfers have a tendency to do. The "speedslot" shines when you thin it, or top it or whatever you bloats want to call it. If you were not so mental over the marketing, which I can't for the life of me see why, you could use the time complaining about the marketing on relevant and accurate information that the people watching your vids are looking for.  I have the Rbladez and see no need to get the Sbladez. I had the RBZ irons and the transistion to the Rbladez was huge.  The Sbladez, not so. They go a little higher, which may benefit some swings, and a little shorter.  Now I have fitted my irons with kbs 90 shafts at -1/2" what they come standard.  And soft stepped.  As shortening the shaft makes it play a little stiffer.  The clubs are awesome.  Shaved several strokes of my hdcp.  When I struggled before to get in the 70's, I now struggle to get even.  No joke. From 11 to 5 And the g.i.r's are the only difference in my game.  No problems working the ball either way and distance control is always spot on when struck within the huge sweetspot.  Always.  Not some of the time, not most of the time, but always.  I couldn't be happier.   Coming in with an 8 vs the 7 or 6 from just a few years past makes a huge difference. Or a 6 instead of  a 5 or 4 makes even a bigger than huge difference.  The balls cut thru the wind 1 club better on average because of the higher launch and reduced spin.  The tech is leaps and bounds over the RBZ and moreso over the clubs before. Burners, CBG's Cally x's etc.  I have never and will most likely never will be a consistent hitting on the nuts golfer. You wouldn't know watching my ball fly.  They make me look a lot better than I really am.  Simple as that. And I am very very grateful.  Its like legally cheating those guys that are caught up in the marketing, thinking there is no way the tech can advance that much.  I take the skins and preach the tech, and take the skins and preach the tech.  Thick skulls just keep paying.  : ) The clubs have payed for themselves many times over.

  6. Mark, love your videos and reviews! I have watched a ton of them. Just picked up the speed blade irons with kbs shafts.

  7. I agree, the speed slot is more marketing than performance.  It's the length and loft of the iron, although the manufacturers lower the center of gravity to get a "normal" height from say a 6 or 7 iron with the distance of a 5 & 6.   We may disagree about the difference the shafts make but I can always count on you for an honest test!!!  Good job and thanks for all the effort you put into these evaluations.

  8. best thing about TM coming out with new clubs every 30 seconds, you can get the older models for nothing. I just grabbed a set of these speedblades 4-PW, AW in graphite shaft for $289 free shipping, no tax from hurricanegolf.com

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