TaylorMade has launched the RBZ Stage 2 driver and RBZ Stage 2 fairway woods and rescues, the next generation of the massively popular RocketBallz line.
The new RBZ Stage 2 driver is said to be “faster and longer” than the original driver and has already been given rave reviews by TaylorMade’s roster of tour players, including Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day. The aerodynamics of the club have been improved while the clubface has been increased in size so that you have a much larger hitting area – this means the club is easier to hit, and longer than before. An RBZ Stage 2 Tour version will also be available.
Characterised by its unique crown graphic which enhances alignment, the RBZ Stage 2 driver also features TaylorMade’s Loft-Sleeve technology, which gives players the ability to easily tune loft and club face angle to fit their swing.
“It’s hard to imagine bringing a driver to market that out-performs the original RocketBallz driver,” said Todd Beach, Vice President of metalwoods R&D. “Making the head of the RBZ Stage 2 driver more aerodynamic while also making the clubface larger was a tremendous challenge and succeeding was critical to promoting performance that’s superior to the first generation RBZ driver.”
Here’s the plus points on the TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 driver:
Faster and longer than the original RocketBallz driver
Expansive 4,100 square-millimeter clubface gives the golfer substantially more
face area than the original RocketBallz driver
Inverted Cone Technology milled into the inner side of the larger clubface
expands the portion of the face that delivers high ball speed
Improved aerodynamics reduces drag over the head to promote faster clubhead speed
Thick-Thin crown provides lower and more-forward CG location promoting faster
ball speed, high launch and low spin
TaylorMade Loft-Sleeve technology offers 12 settings-7 standard and 5 upright loft
options-to add ±1.5° to each available standard loft: 9.5° (up to 11° / down to 8°)
10.5° (up to 12° / down to 9°) and HL 13° (up to 14.5° / down to 11.5°)
Black clubface, non-glare white crown and new crown decal all promote
Ultra-light Fujikura RocketFuel 50 graphite shaft promotes fast swing speed
The RBZ Stage 2 Fairway boasts the famous Speed Pocket and, according to the brand, produces an extra 10 yards compared to the RocketBallz fairways. The clubhead is slightly shallower whilst there is also a slightly lower head profile.
Here’s the plus points on the TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 fairway
Better players gain up to 10 yards against original RocketBallz fairways
Ultra-high strength TaylorMade RocketSteel supplied by Carpenter® creates a thinner and faster face
Improved Speed Pocket design flexes to promote faster ball speed and more distance
Lower and more-forward CG location promotes faster ball speed, high launch and low spin
Shallower face and lower head profile for increased playability and easier launch
Thick-Thin Crown design saves weight which is redistributed to improve CG location.
Black clubface, non-glare white crown and new crown graphic all promote easy alignment
Ultra-light Matrix RocketFuel 60 graphite shaft promotes fast swing speed
Available February 1, priced at £249 (Tour version £329).
Originally published on bunkered on January 3, 2013.