Not a million miles off the look of a better-player iron, despite possessing the widest sole of the new RSi iron family. All testers salivated over the gun-metal finish, making it almost forged-like in appearance. Eye-catching new Face Slot Technology stands out and acts as a great alignment aid, while an improved Speed Pocket features on the sole. Tester’s comment: “I am not sure what these new Face Slots do, but they certainly lock you into position.”
The TaylorMade RSi 1 iron is set to replace the TaylorMade SpeedBlade iron, which is one of the fastest irons I have tried. The SpeedBlade really gave you the feeling that you were mashing the ball and usually you were. The face felt quite lively from the deep undercut and the Speed Pocket, but the RSi irons manage to tone this down and as a result feel a little more controllable.
Thanks to the new Face Slot Technology working in tangent with an improved Speed Pocket with Thru Slot Technology, there’s now forgiveness across the entire face of the iron. For someone like myself who tends to catch a long iron on the thin side more often than not, that’s a huge bonus knowing you’ve got all the technology down there to help you catch the ball cleaner than ever.