I have owned an RBZ 2012 for about 2 months now and till now have left it as its factory default. I agree that the markings and information on adjustment is inadequate to say the least. In fact in comparing the following two websites, http://taylormadegolf.com/TaylorMade/RocketBallz-Driver/DW-JN737,en_US,pd.html?start=4&cgid=taylormade-drivers-rbz and http://tunetaylormade.com/#rbz-landing they give conflicting information on the hozel positioning. Taking the genuine Taylor Made website as gospel (the former of the two addresses) and reading about lie angles, I have generated a more user friendly approach to the available settings and expected results from each setting.
The factory default setting is whereby the hozel text reads "STD LOFT" is aligned with the arrow on the club head heel. This promotes a lie angle of 59.5deg and a loft angle of 9.5deg for my RBZ (NB: please refer to the Taylor Made website for the defaults of different models i.e.10.5, HL, TOUR etc, etc.).
The club loft angle is adjustable up to +/-1.5deg in 0.75deg increments. However, in adjusting the loft angle, the angle of the club face is adjusted simultaneously (+/-3deg), to promote either a closed face or open face (draw or fade respectively). However, Taylor Made have not published by how much this angle is for each setting, but I believe we can assume it is proportional to the loft adustments.
The club lie angle is also adjustable. However, Taylor Made have not published by how much this angle is, nor if it is incremental, but simply refer to it as more "upright" from the standard. The more upright lie angle promotes a slight draw spin and/or hook effect on the ball.
Referring to the below chart, these are all eight of the available settings for the RBZ 9.5 (NB: again you will need to adjust the data to suit your specific RBZ model). Setting 0 is the factory default whereby the hozel text reads "STD LOFT" is aligned with the arrow on the club head heel. Setting number 1 is one turn clockwise from factory default; setting 2 is two turns from factory default, and so on and so forth.
0. Lie=STD Loft= 9.5
1. Lie=STD Loft= +0.75 (totalling 10.25)
2. Lie=STD Loft= +1.50 (totalling 11.00)
3. Lie=UPR Loft= 9.5
4. Lie=UPR Loft= -0.75 (totalling 8.75)
5. Lie=UPR Loft= +0.75 (totalling 10.25)
6. Lie=STD Loft= -1.50 (totalling 8.00)
7. Lie=STD Loft= -0.75 (totalling 8.75)
Taking into consideration the loft, face and lie angle of each of the 8 available pre-set settings above, I presume the flight (down the target line) is illustrated as per the below diagram. Each flight is numbered in connection to the relevant setting, i.e. setting 0 above, flies as path 0 below (provided your swing mechanics are sound).
If your swing mechanics are not sound, you can use this data to your advantage. For instance, if you regularly slice the ball then try setting 2 to accommodate your faulty swing (however it would be better to get some lessons to improve your swing mechanics, as a slice with a driver means your Irons are off too, although are not as noticeable till you have a blade in your hands). If however your swing mechanics are sound and you want more distance, select setting 6, however be mindful to address the ball for a slight fade, i.e. aim to the left of target.
Now I'm off to the range to put this theory into practice! Will report back if all is incorrect!