Ping iBlade irons: shot at the 2016 Players Championship (In-hand pics of Louis Oosthuizen's irons a

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  • KonkliferKonklifer Thinkin' of a master plan... location, location.Members Posts: 7,813 ✭✭
    I wish for a PX LZ option.
    PING G400 Max 10°
    PING G400 16.5°
    PING G400 hybrid 19°
    PING i25 hybrid 22°
    Callaway XHP 5-AW
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth, 54° SS, 58° ES
    Kevin Burns 9306
    Snell MTB Red Optic Yellow
  • DNice26DNice26 Members Posts: 4,144 ✭✭
    No tungsten inserts in the toes????? Hmmm......



    Long irons look a bit like the rapture DI.
    Ping G400 Max 9, Aldila Black 7X
    TaylorMade M3 3HL, Tensai Blue 7X
    Callaway Apex 20, KK 8X
    TayorMade P790 4 & 5 Iron, 770 6-PW, KBS C-Taper S
    TaylorMade MG 50, 54 & 58 TT S400 (Spider Man theme)
    Ping Tyne, 35"

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  • Brescia1016Brescia1016 Members Posts: 215
    Do we know if anyone is putting them in play this week or just there for your guys to test?
    Cobra King Ltd Black Driver (12) - 43.5 - DG R300
    Cobra Bio Cell 5 Wood (17) - 42 - DG R300
    Taylormade M1 4 Hybrid - Stock
    Ping i E1 - 4-UW - CFS R
    Callaway PM Grind - 58 - Stock
    Scotty X5 - 33"
  • b_riedyb_riedy Members Posts: 513 ✭✭
    edited May 9, 2016 #35
    DNice26 wrote:


    No tungsten inserts in the toes????? Hmmm......



    Long irons look a bit like the rapture DI.




    I was wondering about the tungsten toe weight also.
    Dr: Titleist TS2 (Evenflow White)
    3w: Titleist 917 F2 (Blueboard)
    DI: PXG 0311X Gen 2 (Steelfiber)
    I: PXG 0311 T (Modus)
    W: Vokey SM7 Raw (Modus)
    P: Scotty Cameron 009M
  • PuppetmasterPuppetmaster Members Posts: 14,933
    The BST is going to be blowing up with S55 and iE1 sales soon... heck, most iron sets will be fair game for a clearout if these play as nice as they look.
    WITB Link

    Cobra King Ltd 8.5*, Speeder TS 6.2
    Callaway BBA 16*, Speeder TS 8.2
    Adams A12 19*, Diamana Thump
    Maxfli Revolution 4-PW, DG
    Vokey 254.10, V-Grind 60*
    Odyssey Tank Cruiser 330M
  • duckhookduckhook Members Posts: 249
    Very nice! Glad to see the minimalist look. This club looks like it could be sold on the JDM. They may replace my i20s that I can't seem to find anything better than.



    Don't really understand the iBlade name though. I don't play Titleist irons anymore, but I really like their nomenclature the best.
  • 2012BFT2012BFT Members Posts: 524 ✭✭
    Very clean looking! As others have said, I am looking forward to seeing the specs and who puts them in play this week!
    PING G400 LST
    Callaway 816 16*
    Titleist TMB 3i DG AMT
    PING i210 4-PW DG 120
    Vokey SM6 50, 54, 60
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    Snell MTB
  • bazinkybazinky Members Posts: 1,654 ✭✭
    Well, it looks like we are going to get the glide-like iron many of us have clamored for.



    These will definitely go on my my must-try list.
    Cobra LTD @10.5 - UST Elements Chrome 6F4
    Titleist 917 F2 16.5 @C1 (15.75) - MRC D+ Limited 80 S
    Callaway X2Hot Pro @20 - Aldila Tour Green 75 S
    Callaway X2Hot Pro @23 - Aldila Tour Green 75 S or Ping i20 4i - KBS Tour S - Yellow Dot
    Ping i20 5i-UW - KBS Tour S - Yellow Dot
    Ping Glide 54 SS - CFS Wedge S - Blue Dot
    Ping Glide 58 ES - CFS Wedge S - Black Dot
    Taylormade Spider Tour Red Half-Sightline - 35"
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 30,519 ✭✭
    These combined with the glide wedges would be a total sick!!!
  • gprointraininggprointraining Your Local Lowe's Paint Desk Golfer Members Posts: 886
    Those things are SUPER clean, and downright beautiful.
    TaylorMade M2 (2016) 9.5* / 44.25" / Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TINI 70X
    TaylorMade M2 Tour 15* / 42.25" / Aldila RIP Beta 80 X
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 18* / 41.25" / Diamana RedBoard 80x
    Adams RED 20* hybrid / 40" / Fubuki Alpha 85X
    Adams Tour 4-P / Nippon Modus3 Tour 120x
    Scratch D/S Chrome 52* Dynamic Gold S200
    Callaway PM Grind 58* Dynamic Gold S400
    Taylormade Tour Issue Manta Ray / 32.5"
    TaylorMade TP5x
  • painterpainter ClubWRX Posts: 60 ✭✭
    BirdieBob wrote:


    Anything special about these?

    Will they get sued by Apple for calling them an iBlade... image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Ping already has the iE irons, so, no protest from Apple. These "Plain Jane" irons (for Ping) might be lookers, but performance? We'll have to wait on that.



    I agree with the criticism of the numbers' font - way too "heavy" for an iron that's supposed to look sleeker. And, Ping can't seem to get rid of the designer who wants that blue in as many places as possible. Must be one of Karsten's relatives. I also semi-objected to my Mizzy's (MP 30s) dark blue paint fills. I guess my decades in art and design schools have something to do with it. Good design is not automatic or does it require something outrageous. Design choices are not usually a matter of personal taste or opinion. Professional success in art and design is very similar to golf: "talent" gets you to the front door, and after that, those who work the hardest and have the strongest will should have the most success - everyone has talent to one degree or another, but not everyone has a developed work ethic and desire to continue to learn and practice and do those things for a lifetime.
  • irwinfletcher77irwinfletcher77 Banned Posts: 2,259
    So pretty!!! I wanna be on those!!
  • DaRizDaRiz SoCalMembers Posts: 1,517 ✭✭
    wow only took 57 years for Ping to make a decent looking iron, bravo
    TS3 8.5* Kiyoshi Purple 75
    TS2 16.5* Kiyoshi Purple 75
    913H 19* ADHY85
    4-6 MP-H4 s300 7-PW MP-4 s300
    SM5 50.12F 54.14F SM7 60.12D
    #7 MXM
  • Makuakane_BearMakuakane_Bear Members Posts: 783 ✭✭
    Thank you for the pics! Absolutely gorgeous! I love my S55s but....Wow! Great job Ping!
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]Ping G400 LST, 10.6*, Aldila X-Torsion Copper Mamba, 60S
    Ping G400,14.5*, Alta CB65S[/font]

    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]Ping G410 Hybrid, 19*, Tour 85S / Cobra F6 Baffler, 17.5*, Matrix Red Tie 65Q4S
    Ping i200, (4-PW), DG S300
    Ping Glide Wedges-50* SS, 54*WS, 58*ES, DG Tour Issue S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5/ Bettinardi BB1 Tiki Limited Run
    Srixon Z-Star [/font]
  • BudmanBudman Members Posts: 111
    These may replace my S56s...beautifully done Ping.
  • B N ShadyB N Shady Members Posts: 85
    I agree with the gripes about the sole numbering. Its weird that they finally change the numbering, but on a minimalistic club such as this, just plain black would have been the icing on the cake.



    Nevertheless, I am pumped that they seemed to hear the feedback on the Glide wedges. Cant wait to hit them!
    Ping G30 LS Tec 10.5 Fujikura Pro 63 X
    Ping G30 3 wood 14.5 Fujikura Pro 73X
    Ping i20 20* Fujikura Pro 83X
    Ping I E1 4-W KBS C-Taper 120 S+
    Ping Glide Wedges 50 SS, 54 SS, 58 SS
    Ping Putter Labs Redwood Anser
    WITB Link
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 30,519 ✭✭
    Peanut191 wrote:


    Topline looks thinner than the Glides. Are they going to be unveiling a new set of wedges with these as well?




    I bet they will introduce new wedges as well. havebt the Glides been out for awhile already?
  • gripandripgripandrip Members Posts: 980 ✭✭
    Wow. Very nice. Love the lines. Not sure they will replace the Z745's, but being a long time Ping guy prior to Srixon, I've got to try them out.
  • kronikkronik Members Posts: 549 ✭✭
    I guess I'm in the minority in hating the blank, industrial blast cavity on this and the glide. Hopefully, this knocks the S55 price way down so I can finally grab a set.
    CALLAWAY GBB - 9* Aldila Rogue I/O 60 X
    TEE E8 Beta - 13* Aldila Rogue Silver 70 S
    TEE CBX hybrid - 16* HZRDUS 6.0
    TEE EX9 Tour hybrid - 18* Recoil 780 ES S
    WILSON FG Tour V4 - 4-P DG Pro S
    TITLEIST Vokey SM6 - 52.12 F
    Indi Golf Stingray TT 58*
    EXOTICS DG-v 1.2
  • thomas55thomas55 Members Posts: 113 ✭✭
    I really like the cleaner look of Ping's new irons. They have been putting out some great stuff as of late. It will be interesting to find out what's built into them.
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,935 ✭✭
    Ha! Ping listens to me!!!
    TM Tour M6 11.2 * KK Tini XTS 70X
    TM Tour 17 M1 14.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    TM Tour M5 19.8 * Aldila Synergy Blue 70TX  
    Titleist Tour Proto MB 3-pw Modus 130X
    Ping Glide Forged   54 60 S400
    Cameron GSS 009 1.5 tungsten sole weights, sound slot
  • JimFishIIIJimFishIII Members Posts: 70
    Some clean looking blades there....look forward to some testing results
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Cobra King LTD 9.5 Aldila Rogue Black 60 S[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Cobra King LTD 3-4 Fwy Aldila Black Rogue 70 S[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Callaway XR 23* Project X SD S[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Cobra Fly Z+ 4-PW KBS Tour+ S[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Edel 50, 55, 60 DVR KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 S[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Ping Cadence TR Answer W Heavy [/font]
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 30,519 ✭✭
    Any idea on when these will be available to the public? Late summer/early fall?
  • jyun06904jyun06904 Major Winner Members Posts: 94
    here goes the budget. gotta have these
    Jeremy Yun
    Age 15
    Club head speed: 115
    WITB:

    Driver: 2017 M2 9.5* - Graphite Design Tour AD BB 6X
    3 Wood: 2017 M2 15* - Kuro Kage Dual Core 70X
    Utility: PXG 0311XF 3i 18* - Graphite Design Tour Ad Di 95X
    4-5: Titleist 718 CB Forged - True Temper X100 AMT
    6-PW: Titleist 716 MB Forged - True Temper X100 AMT
    Wedges: Vokey SM6 Limited Edition RAW 50* 54* & 58* - True Temper S400
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Two
    Ball: ProV1
    Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip Midsize
  • cane700cane700 Members Posts: 2,016 ✭✭
    Don't get the concerns about the i blade name. That's been Pings thing since the 80s.
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,364 ✭✭
    Hum, with the release of these clubs the "S" identifier will be retired. Apparently Ping didn't put much value in that nomenclature.
    Ping G400 driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S (i200 backups)
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • DTXgolfer12DTXgolfer12 Banned Posts: 3,931 ✭✭
    These are a nice offering. Not crazy about the name though.



    Why can't ping do this with their drivers? You have what....6 models of Ping irons out today - but only ONE driver head. i know there are models "variations" but it's basically one giant headed driver. If you're going to make blades for your customers why not bring back the i range of woods?
    New driver coming soon
    Titleist 915f Diamana blueboard 80x
    Titleist 816H1 Motore speeder tour spec 9.8x
    Titleist 716 CB 4-PW KBS tour 130x
    Vokey SM5 tour chrome 52,56,60
    Bettinardi inovai 3.0 center shaft

    TM R15 TP with Speeder 757x
    TM M2 3 15* with Kuro Kago silver TiNi 70x
    TM R15 black 21* hybrid with speeder 77x
    TM UDI 3 iron with Aldila RIP tour 105x
    Mizuno MP4 4-P with KBS tour 130x
    Mizuno MP t5 black wedges 52,60
    Odyssey protype #2

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,860 ✭✭
    if these don't have tungsten in the toe, then the s55's are not going anywhere
    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Oban Kiyoshi White 65s
    Ping G25 7w 20* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Ping G25 4h 23* Diamana White 92s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping s55 6-PW Fujikura mci 100s
    Vokey sm2 50* 54* 59* 64* DG s400 Onyx
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • savarinisavarini Banned Posts: 454
    I'm sure these are packed with tech and will be at least 25% more forgiving than the S55'S in a couple key areas . I'm also guessing marginally stronger lofts these will be distance + feel+ control = $old
    Mizuno jpx850 Driver
    Callaway big bertha alpha 815 3 wood
    mizuno fli hi 2 iron
    mizuno jpx850 forged irons 4-GW
    Mizuno wedges 52&56
    Scotty notch back 1st of 300
  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 9,868 ✭✭
    painter wrote:

    BirdieBob wrote:


    Anything special about these?

    Will they get sued by Apple for calling them an iBlade... image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Ping already has the iE irons, so, no protest from Apple. These "Plain Jane" irons (for Ping) might be lookers, but performance? We'll have to wait on that.



    I agree with the criticism of the numbers' font - way too "heavy" for an iron that's supposed to look sleeker. And, Ping can't seem to get rid of the designer who wants that blue in as many places as possible. Must be one of Karsten's relatives. I also semi-objected to my Mizzy's (MP 30s) dark blue paint fills. I guess my decades in art and design schools have something to do with it. Good design is not automatic or does it require something outrageous. Design choices are not usually a matter of personal taste or opinion. Professional success in art and design is very similar to golf: "talent" gets you to the front door, and after that, those who work the hardest and have the strongest will should have the most success - everyone has talent to one degree or another, but not everyone has a developed work ethic and desire to continue to learn and practice and do those things for a lifetime.
    Geez.... image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' /> remind me to never ask you what time it is.
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    Srixon 785's w/G P MCC plus 4
    Mizuno T 7 52 MP T7 56 &60
    Bobby Grace [font=comic sans ms,cursive]SNYPER [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]II [/font][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]46"[/font][/font]
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