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TaylorMade Burner Superlaunch irons
By Dominic Pedler - July 2010

While TaylorMade's original Burner proved to be the company's best-selling iron, research showed it wasn't for everybody. In particular, slower swingers and players who produce a naturally low ball flight had difficulty launching the Burner high enough to enjoy the full benefits.

Enter the Burner SuperLaunch, designed to be spectacularly forgiving and easy to get in the air for these players, while also offering an offset to help straighten a slice and promote a draw. The set is conceived as a three-in-one design, with the long-irons boasting a decidedly lower-profile shape than the mid- and short irons specifically to improve the trajectories at lower lofts.

The TaylorMade Burner Superlaunch iron

The most distinctive feature is probably the wide sole, which not only keeps the weight low for a high launch but is strategically beveled in each club to reduce the degree of turf interaction, making it play with the crisp contact of a much narrower smaller sole.

Similarly, the topline is not as chunky as you'd expect for such a game-improvement design, with the rearward edge cambered to give it a downward slant. Though clearly the looks will more appeal to golfers who appreciate the hybrid influence behind the design.

As always with TaylorMade, there's plenty of extra technology on board. This includes progressive face thickness throughout the set (the longer irons having the thinnest faces for a higher COR, faster ball speed and better weight distribution); along with Inverted Cone Technology that helps expand the area of the clubface delivering fast ball speed to deliver more distance on off-centre hits.

The irons sport a new TaylorMade groove design that conforms to the USGA's new ruling on grooves. £499 (steel shafts)/£599 graphite.

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Reproduced with kind permission of Golf International Magazine



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