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.

33 thoughts on “TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons

  1. 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.

  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

  4. Something wrong the fact not everyone of us are tour players? I used to be
    a decent iron player. Played with mizuno mp53, comp ez, ping i15 etc.
    Because of various reasons my swing speed is decreased lately. I need some
    help to get the ball better in the air. I just tried speedblades today.
    With decent hits they felt almost as smooth as mp53s. Even with thin shots
    the result was fair enough. My home course has super hard fairways, so most
    of the shots are thin. Even better players are suffering low flying thin
    shots. I also tried rocketbladez, but launch angle was much lower than with
    speedblades. You get them with same price where I live, so I will choose
    the newer ones over the older. BTW, rocketbladez are ugly as ****.
    Speedblades are something I could put in my bag without shame. Actually
    they are quite pretty and not overly thick. I never thought I would play
    with GI (distance) irons, but here I am :). 

  5. 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
    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. :)

  6. 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.

  7. Taylormade are a marketing company foremost, and they are the golf
    equivalent of Moore’s law. I got fitted for RocketBladz tours last august
    and was harassed to buy them for €790 (3-9 iron), less than a year later
    this is out and I’m so glad I didn’t buy, I’m now looking at either
    Callaway or Mizuno blades / MB irons.

  8. I just upgraded from taylormade 2.0 to the speed blades and as a 9 handicap
    i can say these irons are amazing, i can hit high long iron shots i never
    could dream of before with my swing speed. I can carry my 4 iron 200
    hundred yards, when before i would carry like 175 and roll 25 yards to
    reach that distance. They are a good fit for my swing but i know everyone
    is different. I also went with regular flex, always played with stiff, but
    having around a 100 mph driver speed i am right on the cusp of either, but
    the launch monitor showed a ball speed average of 110 with a 7 iron reg
    flex and a little lower with stiff flex. They seemed just as accurate
    also.Lost my ego for stiff flex and went with the numbers.

  9. A benefit for the end user, with TM pumping out clubs so fast, is that you
    can get the previous model for half the price of the new one. This is, of
    course, if you don’t mind being the guy with last years clubs….or last
    months clubs in TM’s case. If you are a serious golfer looking to perform
    to your best it shouldn’t matter what club is in your hands but rather
    fitted to you. If the improvement from model to model was that great the
    pros would be all over the new model but we see them take many months(
    sometimes years) to make the change. even then we see them with their old
    fairway etc from 10 years ago still in the bag. “inches at a time”

  10. Look guys. I have sey of burner 2.0, titleist 804, mizuno tziod pro, adams
    a120s. I love yhem all. I play with all of yhem each of thesr companies
    produces irons they day does tjis or that better than ones before it and to
    certain extent they may…IF YOU hit them correctly. Mark is one that says
    you swing into the club what you get out so the biggest advantage we can
    have is our own swings. Invest in your swing and any of these irons will
    serve you well. You swing even decent you can actually tell the minor
    differences and that alone is gratifying. We all get too caught up in
    technology i get that too but i enjoy hitting my a120s a ton and next day
    bang it around with 804 titleist and shoot 78 or so with both. How many of
    us can say that?

  11. Decent, honest review. Good clubs from the world’s greediest golf
    manufacturer. You said as much as you dare! The Top Ten Site put the case
    against TaylorMade’s marketing strategy more bluntly – but I think they got

  12. Thanks for excellent review! Now TaylorMade has released the new JetSpeed
    driver, fairway and hybrid, so hopefully you’ll soon do some new reviews
    and continue your thoughts on TM’s market model.

  13. the reviewer seemed a bit skeptical of the club and consistently made fun
    of the name ‘speed blade’. i demoed several clubs such as the ping g25,
    titleist AP1 as well as the mizuno jpx ez that he claims are the clubs he
    uses. the speedblades were hands down the best club i tested. easy to hit
    and you could work the ball similar to the Titleist AP2s which are harder
    to hit for a mid-handicapper. the ball literally blasted off the club face
    even off off center hits with amazing feel. best club out there hands
    down. who cares if taylormade is doing aggressive marketing. they should
    since they have an amazing product. 

  14. I bought em because I liked the look of them, liked the idea of longer
    distances of thin strikes which I don’t believe is true at all, I do love
    the loud crack sound on those beautiful high launching 5 iron strikes but
    these are my first set of new irons after my beginner used set of brosnans

  15. Even before Mark made this video i think everyone kind of knew that the
    “speed pocket” was just another club off the production line of Taylormade
    that does nothing different. We all know Adidas/Taylormade are in trouble
    financially so they will continue to bring clubs out at an alarming rate.
    Mark could you create a video where you can compare a cheap budget set of
    clubs aimed at a high h/c and a very expensive set of clubs aimed at the
    same people so we can see value for money please 😀

  16. Seems to me that the more useful review would be with a 4 or 5 iron, a club
    that is generally more difficult with which to get the ball up. I want to
    know about shot dispersion, too. You know, game improvement stuff.

  17. Hi Mark, do you think you could review the 714 ap2? And perhaps compare
    them to the Mizuno mp-54 and the Ping S55? I’m currently playing off a 13

  18. Curious if you have you compared it with the JPX when hit lower on the
    face? I think that’s the area they were touting as improved due to the
    slot, and where more amateurs were tested to hit.

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