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TaylorMade RocketBallz drivers - the name says it all!
December 13, 2011

TaylorMadeTaylorMade has released a revolutionary new driver franchise called RocketBallz (RBZ) which promises to combine speed and adjustability with two clubhead options - RocketBallz and RocketBallz Tour - designed to appeal to a wide range of players. The new RBZ drivers will be played by PGA Tour stars Camilo Villegas and Jason Day, among others.

The TaylorMade RocketBallz 460cc Driver, with standard face height

“We’re setting a new standard in the driver category as speed, adjustability and Tour-validated performance have never been so affordable,” said Executive Vice President Sean Toulon. “The name RocketBallz is obviously polarising and helps capture the distance performance story but golfers cannot overlook the power of tuning these new products; there’s a RocketBallz driver out there for everyone.”

The TaylorMade RocketBallz Tour mid-sized Driver, with deeper face

Key to the performance and value of the RBZ drivers is the incorporation of TaylorMade’s patented Flight Control Technology (FCT) which is packaged into a modern, aerodynamically shaped clubhead fitted with a lightweight, 50g shaft. With FCT, the golfer can easily adjust the performance angles (face angle, loft and lie) of the RBZ driver to one of 8 settings via the FCT sleeve. These settings allow a range of launch conditions that promote up to 60 yards of side-to-side trajectory adjustment.

RocketBallz drivers are being offered in two models: RocketBallz and RocketBallz Tour. The RocketBallz driver boasts a larger appearance at address with a standard face height, while the RocketBallz Tour driver is mid-sized at address with a deeper face. Both are traditionally shaped and feature improved aerodynamics thanks to TaylorMade’s Ultra-Thin Wall (UTW) casting process and Thick-Thin crown design.

Left: the larger head of the 460cc driver; right the RBZ mid-sized Tour model

Inverted Cone Technology Helps With Mis-Hits
The RBZ driver’s high-MOI titanium head also features TaylorMade's Inverted Cone Technology (ICT) milled directly into the back of a clubface. This technology dramatically enlarges the portion of the face that delivers high COR and fast ball speed, significantly improving performance on mis-hits.

White Crown Inspires Confidence and Eliminates Hot Spots
The RocketBallz drivers, like all new TaylorMade drivers, have a white crown colour and black PVD face to provide optimum contrast against the ground to allow for easy alignment and aim. Golfers will especially notice this in lower light, such as when the tee box is in shade or shadow, on overcast days or when the sun is low in the morning and in the evening. The crown colour also eliminates the glare of high-intensity "hot spots" caused by reflected sunlight on gloss-finish metalwoods.

The white crown will also make the 460cc RBZ driver appear slightly (2%) larger which, when compared to the size of the ball, translates into a key confidence builder when teeing off.

The face of the 460cc RocketBallz driver

Shaft and Club Specs
The RocketBallz drivers' combination of lightweight shaft and lightweight grip results in overall club weight of less than 300 grams. Re-balancing the club with a slightly higher swingweight promotes more swing speed for most golfers. TaylorMade have redesigned the shaft and mass-properties of the head to create a draw-bias, without sacrificing feel and playability. The length is 46 inches, which promotes an optimum combination of clubhead speed and control.

The deeper face of the RocketBallz Tour driver

Availability and Pricing
The RBZ driver is available in three lofts – 9.5°, 10.5° and HL (high-launch), while the RBZ Tour comes in 9° and 10.5°.

The standard RBZ SuperFast Matrix Ozik XCON 5 shaft comes in four shaft flexes – S, R, M and L. The RBZ Tour model comes equipped with a Matrix Ozik XCon 6, 55g shaft in X, S and R flexes, with 25 additional shaft options.

The RocketBallz drivers will be available at retail on 3rd February, 2012. The RBZ and RBZ Tour both have an RRP of £249/329€, while the RBZ TP version has an RRP of £329/429€.

For further information about TaylorMade-adidas Golf products visit www.taylormadegolf.eu , www.adidasgolf.eu and www.ashwortheurope.com .

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