TaylorMade Iron Comparison: AeroBurner vs RSi 1

AeroBurner Iron Set


Taylormade’s new AeroBurner irons were designed with the same principles in mind from the metalwoods line: more speed with maximum distance and forgiveness.  Taylormade’s patented Speed Pocket technology can be found in the mid-to-long irons, which helps produce easy launch and more ball speed on off-center hits, especially those low in the club face so you don’t have to sacrifice distance or lift on slightly less than optimal shots.

The club also features a thicker top line and sole width as well as a longer blade length that is consistent with clubs classified as Super Game Improvement for the mid-to-high handicap bracket.  These features are paired with more offset to give the golfer the largest amount of confidence when setting the club down behind the ball at address.  The offset numbers are between .8 to 1.2mm, depending on the club, more than the offset than that of the RSi-1 irons, the next closest comparison from Taylormade’s catalog.  Finally, the irons have a stronger loft configuration for maximum distance, averaging one degree stronger compared to the RSi-1.

The deep cavity back design and wider sole allow for a lower center of gravity that increases the club’s forgiveness and stability over preceding models.   The REAX steel and graphite shaft options add to the iron’s playability and easy launch characteristics.  With all these features, AeroBurner is an iron that feels great and is incredibly easy to launch despite the stronger loft pattern.

RSi 1 Iron Set

RSi 1

With next generation advancements in technology compared to the AeroBurner, the RSi 1’s are the ultimate trendsetter in exceptional performance in a traditional game-improvement setup.  The RSi 1’s are an extension of the SpeedBlade irons that dominated the marketplace just a year ago.  With an improved Speed Pocket that is deeper and extends to the outer limits of the heel and toe area in the 3 through 7 irons, the RSi 1 irons have been able to further protect ball speed and increase launch on off-center strikes, especially low in the face (the most common miss for amateurs).

New to this incarnation of irons is Face Slot Technology, the first of its time.  The 3 through 8 irons feature a cut through face slot in the heel and toe side of the iron head, which provides a more consistent flexion across the face on mishits.  What does this mean to you?  You will have an iron that not only produces exceptional distance on centered strikes but one that reduces the distance loss and side-to-side directional dispersion associated with mishits that are as small as a ¼” off center.

Pair these two revolutionary technologies together with their thinnest clubface along with dampening materials to improve sound and feel and a lightweight, low-to-mid kick REAX steel shaft designed by True Temper, and you’ve got Taylormade’s longest, fastest, and most forgiving game-improvement iron to date. Did we mention it looks exceedingly good as well?

Which Iron Is Right For You

The AeroBurner irons are right for you if…..

You are looking for an affordable, super game improvement packed with customary Taylormade technology with high launch and maximum forgiveness and distance in a larger iron head profile.

The RSi-1’s are right for you if…..

You are looking for top of the line technology that delivers ultimate distance and accuracy performance across all swing types and handicap levels in a sleeker, less offset iron head.


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Alan Unruh

Alan Unruh is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America, and holds PGA Certifications in General Management, Golf Operations and Player Development. With these certifications, he is among the 1% of PGA members that hold multiple PGA Certifications. He has a profound passion for the game of golf along with extensive experience and knowledge regarding planning and strategy for golf operations, rules of golf, tournament operations and golf swing fundamentals. Alan has also played a crucial role helping manage multiple high profile tournaments throughout his career including the USGA Women’s U.S. Open, PGA and LPGA Tour events, and multiple NCAA and AJGA events.