TaylorMade has introduced SLDR irons engineered for golfers seeking a classic clubhead in terms of shape, size and finish, combined with the benefits of TaylorMade’s Speed Pocket technology. The SLDR iron’s Speed Pocket, with new ThruSlot Technology, is characterised by a 2mm wide slot cut high up behind the clubface. This ThruSlot enables a large area of the face to flex and rebound at impact, resulting says TaylorMade in faster ball speed, a higher launch angle, strong ball flight and a steep, quick stopping descent angle.
In addition, ThruSlot Technology promotes a higher ball flight, longer carry distances and more consistent gapping between irons than the older versions of the Speed Pocket. The SLDR iron’s sound and feel come from an advanced vibration-dampening system that includes the polymer that fills the Speed Pocket and a shock-absorbing badge positioned in the back cavity. The Speed Pocket is found in the soles of the SLDR 3 to 7 irons. A steel eight iron set costs £749 and will be available from June.
Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade’s director of product creation for irons, putters and wedges stated, “Golfers want to hit their irons far, which has put us on a path to engineer iron sets that have driver-like face speed. To find that speed, we created ultra-thin faces, introduced Inverted Cone Technology and now an enhanced Speed Pocket with ThruSlot Technology. The ThruSlot extends all the way through the bottom cavity, and works in conjunction with the ultra-thin clubface and deep undercut to promote tremendous face-flex at impact.”
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