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.

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Mike Boatright says:

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.

Mark Jansen says:

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)

pga27bam says:

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

goldenglove25 says:

which club do you think is better the speed blades or the callaway apex?

Gary Smith says:

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

Trevor Hayes says:

Why isn’t there a “taylorblade”? lol

neoone75 says:

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 :). 

Runb0m says:

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. :)

chuckyz2 says:

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.

patrick C says:

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.

Shinny Knight says:

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.

eddie Butt says:

I use Callaway x22 Tour irons and am thinking of replacing with the Speed
Blades am I making a mistake? will I see a big difference?

Andrew D says:

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”

Anton Gazal says:

Hi mark, LOVE THE VIDS. When can we expect the SLDR irons review. Thanks
mate cheers

egante says:

“each club is designed individually…um…ok…if they’re not doing that
in their other sets, God help you” lol 

Andrew D says:

Great review Mark. Always on top of your game!

Mike Williams says:

Mark I have a book that says 7 iron is 30.5 please comment

Andy Bellamy says:

Best review for a long time. Spot on with TMAG marketing strat. 

hangemhighification says:

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?

Terry Jenkins says:

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

Satchel Osiris says:

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.

troll says:

Hey Mark, I was wondering also if you can compare Callaway’s X-22 Tour
irons, the best irons ever made, to Taylormade’s Speedblades?

Max Zahka says:

hey mark,
was wondering why you dont have blades in you bag???

Phillip Provost says:

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. 

tillsy23 says:

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

churchmancj says:

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 😀

Mike Williams says:

Mark I just bought these iron an I’m hitting them amazingly longer I put
them up against all the newest clubs an these carried a lot farther

Tr0llaccount says:

Seems to me that he likes the clubs and has a fair amount of contempt for
their marketing practices.

MacClellandMan says:

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.

Matthew Brandl says:

They say the speed pocket launches the ball higher , maybe it works but its
just a reason to deloft it more and claim distance

GraveHeatran says:

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

nine9six says:

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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