Andrew Noyce
By Andrew Noyce

TaylorMade is promoting their new AeroBurner irons as the new performance package. What they call unsurpassed playability meeting explosive distance.

Like their metalwood namesakes the AeroBurner irons promise easy to hit, playable, distance.

TaylorMade AeroBurner Irons

Sounds good. So how have they put this package together?

Firstly they have come up with a new face design that maximises the COR, or co-efficient of restitution, to the legal limit. What this really means is that the club transfers as much energy as is allowed from the face to the ball, generating as much speed and therefore distance as possible.

TaylorMade AeroBurner Irons

Of course, in this category of iron impacts aren't always going to come from the centre of the club, where COR is naturally at its greatest, so club designers have to try and maintain as much as that speed as possible across the face.

TaylorMade do this through the use of the now familiar Speed Pocket that you can see in the sole of the AeroBurner irons. This allows the club face to flex more lower down the face, and this in turn means that shots from this area, the most common mishit for higher handicap players, maintain as much ball speed, and therefore distance, as possible.

TaylorMade AeroBurner Irons

The speed pocket in the AeroBurner irons has also been configured for a higher launch. By lowering the centre of gravity the club generates a higher ball flight which adds total distance to the shot. Low CG also makes it easier for players to get the ball in the air making the irons more playable, and TaylorMade say that the placement of the CG in the AeroBurner's makes for powerful and consistent shot-making.

Finally in the distance stakes we have the shafts that TaylorMade has matched to the AeroBurner irons. Both the Reax 88 High Launch steel shafts and the AeroBurner Reax 60 graphite shafts have been engineered with a low kick point that also helps to generate a higher launch for more distance.

So what about playability?

The AeroBurner irons feature a high MOI head design that increases both forgiveness and stability, minimising the effects of mishits.

TaylorMade AeroBurner Irons

They also feature a longer blade length and the thicker top lines that golfers needing a little confidence boost at address prefer. This is backed up by the progressive offset through the set, from 6.8mm in the 4-iron down to 2.5mm in the SW, which again builds confidece and helps to minimise any tendency to slice with the longer irons.

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TaylorMade AeroBurner Irons - Product Details

Launch UK18 March 2015
Launch RRP£599
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens, Women
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
ManufactureCast
MaterialSteel
Swing WeightD2
Shaft NameReax 88 HL (Steel), AeroBurner Reax 60 (Graphite), AeroBurner Reax 50 (Graphite - Ladies)
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexLadies, Regular, Stiff
GripTM Speed Black / Red
Set Makeup4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW, GW
Additional ClubsSW
Manufacturer's WebsiteTaylorMade Website

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