TaylorMade introduce its new rac LT iron, an entirely new high-performance golf club that combines the looks, size, low trajectory and workability of a forged iron with the forgiving, easy-to-launch qualities of an oversized cavityback. The new LT delivers increased moment of inertia (MOI), increased power and an improved CG location that makes it easier to launch the ball while retaining a lower, easy-to-control ball flight. This iron is intended for players who generate from 85 to 115 miles per hour of clubhead speed with a driver that prefer the look and workability of a forged blade, but who require additional forgiveness and confidence. Among the LT's advanced performance technologies is a new, superior application of TaylorMade's patented rac technology, which allows TaylorMade engineers to direct impact vibration to strategic areas of the clubhead to deliver unparalleled feel. In the two years since it was introduced, TaylorMade engineers have perfected the use of rac technology, resulting in more effective vibration control and the achievement of a targeted feel. Key to this superior rac performance is the LT's extremely thin Feel Pockets and the shape and depth of the cavity pad. While the Feel Pockets measure a mere 2 millimetres thick, the cavity pad ranges in thickness from 2.8 to 3.5 millimetres. Together, the ultra-thin Feel Pockets and reinforcing cavity pad work together to dispose of unwanted vibration, promoting an amazingly soft-yet-solid feel at impact that's preferred by better players. The LT also incorporates a new Tuned Performance Cartridge that allows TaylorMade engineers to save 12 grams of weight, which is taken from the middle of the club and redistributed to key areas in the perimeter of the clubhead, boosting MOI for added forgiveness. Additionally, the LT's Tuned Performance Cartridge is positioned so that it makes contact with the inner side of the clubface, so that the cartridge lends support to the clubface. The new LT's look is characterized by its beautifully shaped cavity that makes an immediate and positive first impression. This modern cavity shape and design was conceived with the input of tour professionals, and contributes crucially to this iron's outstanding performance. Specifically, this advanced cavity design allows TaylorMade engineers to make a thinner clubface that measures 2 millimetres thick at its thinnest point, compared to the 3 millimetre average thickness of competitor's clubfaces. The LT's thin clubface allows TaylorMade engineers to save 11 grams of weight, which is redistributed into the lower, rear portion of the clubhead. Relocating those saved 11 grams in this manner allows TaylorMade engineers to improve the CG location to make it easier to launch the ball in the air without sacrificing the LT's lower, controllable trajectory and workability. Another benefit of the LT's extra-thin club face is that it increases initial velocity for greater ball speed, which promotes added distance. Additionally, the LT's reduced offset and thin, eye-pleasing topline encourage visual confidence, while the tour-proven sole and leading edge are engineered to react beautifully with the turf to deliver crisp, clean, ball-to-club contact.
TaylorMade rac LT II Iron - Product Details
|Launch Date UK||02 November 2004|
|Hand Availability||Left, Right|
|Shaft Flex||X Stiff, Stiff, Regular|
|Set Makeup||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW|
|Additional Clubs||2, GW, SW|
|Manufacturer's Website||TaylorMade Website|