NCG tests: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour rescueJune, 2013
NCG's team of experts review all the latest kit independently. Find out what they thought of the TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour rescue...
- We tested both the RBZ Stage 2 Tour and the TP version with an upgraded shaft that comes with a £20 upcharge
DM: I really liked the version of this with the upgraded TP shaft. For me it is definitely worth the extra £20 investment as the difference is noticeable immediately. It felt very strong and hard to hook, which I love as there was no fear at address of it going left. I got on better with these than the RBZ Stage 2 driver. In my eyes, this was very unlucky not to pick up a medal.
JW: I still don’t like the graphics but I do like the size and shape, which is classy. It wasn’t exceptional for me in terms of performance but it was undoubtedly consistent. These perform well for a wide range of players and I would be comfortable recommending them to my customers.
PC: I like this. It was long for me and felt easy to hit. I’d buy this version rather than the regular one as there is no difference in playability and you get the adjustable hosel and a better shaft. It certainly outperforms my current RBZ mark one hybrids but, to me, doesn’t look quite as good.
SRP: £169; £189
TESTERS: James Whitaker (pro), Dan Murphy (4hcp), Pete Chippindale (12)