The TaylorMade AeroBurner Rescue rounds out the AeroBurner family and features the same design concepts that I discussed in the TaylorMade AeroBurner driver review and TaylorMade AeroBurner fairway review.
The Speed Pocket cavity on the sole of the club is one of the longest and widest in the market and this aims to give the AeroBurner Rescue a very high ball speed off the face.
The slot is much longer than the JetSpeed Rescue it replaces and compared to the R15 Rescue, the AeroBurner Rescue has a deeper and shallow head.
It also gives a very distinctive sound that is solid and a little on the hollow side, but still pleasing enough. The feel was good, without being exceptional and that will be due in part to the slot and head construction.
The AeroBurner is all about speed and to this end TaylorMade has raised the centre section of the crown and roughened up the surface to reduce drag as you swish it through the air. There is also a small fin on the hosel called the AeroHosel that speeds the air along and gives a unique look to the hybrid.
To help you on your way is a light Matrix Speed Rul-Z shaft which says 70 grams on it but feels lighter to swing. Sometimes with light shafts you lose feel of the club head but with the Matrix it feels stable throughout the swing and offers a good level of performance.
At address the AeroBurner Rescue sits very well with a square set up and just a small amount of offset which will appeal to a lot of players. Whilst I don't usually have strong feelings about alignment lines, I do feel that the small AeroBurner logo on the Rescue is worthy of mention for being functional without being overbearing.
The head is a little longer and deeper than the TaylorMade R15 Rescue and that gives it more forgiveness and a higher flight. When I first read about the AeroBurner I thought it might be too wood like but once I had it in my hands I relaxed. It does have the more rounded head of a wood, but it is also has some element of a long iron in there too which I prefer.
Like the other AeroBurner models, the Rescue is great fun to hit and that enjoyment is something that makes the range stand out for me. It was equally at home whether you hit it from the turf or the tee, although you seemed to get the full benefit of the faster face when you teed the ball up.
The performance was really good and everyone from high single figures upwards will find this an ideal club to hit. Even better players who don't mind hitting it high may prefer the extra forgiveness on offer over the R15, even if they will have to sacrifice a little bit of feel.
There is no adjustability, but I am not sure it needs it and this certainly simplifies the look of the club. It is competitively priced and, as long as you like white, then the AeroBurner Rescue is one of the best value for money hybrids around.