Ping Power Spec Loft - Clever or concerning fad?

matchavezmatchavez Members Posts: 4,073 ✭✭
Hi everyone,

I thought I'd take the pulse on this one. There seems to be two ways to look at this new "setting" called Power Spec Loft.

First, you can look at it from the positive... this is a way to have normal irons, and also be able to have a clear idea of how far you can de-loft without causing too much change in performance.

The other, negative way of looking at it is that Ping is allowing for loft creep without "owning" it. At least the general lofts are the main choice, but is PSL going to be the new normal?

Somehow, I almost think it's a device to say, "hey, we would go just as far as your irons if we jacked our lofts, too". I also know it's a way of dumping a little bounce without much of an issue for customers who wouldn't know how much is too much, etc. Personally, I think the more spread long irons are an excellent decision. I'm of the opinion that there should be a little more gap in-between long irons relative to in-between the short irons. Margin of error and all...

Anyhow, what do you think about Power Spec Lofts?


  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,847 ClubWRX
    It's a nice option for players to be able to play whatever lofts fit them, for any club...driver through putter
  • 1970.gpp1970.gpp Unregistered Posts: 1,813 ✭✭
    I like that you can order the lofts this way as it seems like PING put some thought into how to get the most out of this head distance-wise without affecting the integrity of the club. Since I've learned to embrace the newer lofts, I'm not as peeved about companies decreasing lofts. I'm just glad to be an informed consumer and select the clubs I play to coincide with the new specs.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,611 ✭✭
    I've been ordering s series irons a little strong for years ... as likely many others have been doing

    Just simplifying ordering process and slapping a marketing name on it imo
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • WoodersonWooderson Posts: 1,970 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:

    I've been ordering s series irons a little strong for years ... as likely many others have been doing

    Just simplifying ordering process and slapping a marketing name on it imo

    This...Ping has been bending irons strong for years if you asked for it. I ordered a set of I20's a "quarter strong". Which was basically bent one degree strong. Ping has decided to simply market this technique. Wise of them.
    Let me tell you what Wooderson is packin'
    Ping G400 Max 9° Tour 65 Stiff

    Callaway Epic Flash 15°
    Callaway Epic Heavenwood
    Ping G410 22°
    Titleist 818 H1 25°
    TM p790 6-PW Modus 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth GW/SW
    Ping Eye2 LW
    Odyssey Marxman
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,193 ✭✭
    The "Power Spec" is a little different than just bending all clubs "1/4 club strong" as it were. The lofts for the set are virtually the same at the long irons and wedges, it's the middle of the set that has the most tweaking.

    Personally, I wouldn't do it unless you find you have gapping issues or just hit the middle irons too high. Most guys don't demo the whole set before purchase though but in this case it would be a good idea (if possible).
    Ping G400 driver w/Adila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra F7 5 wood w/Aldila Black 70S
    TEE Pro 21* hybrid (hook machine)
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S (i200 backups)
    Ping Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • bazinkybazinky Members Posts: 1,648 ✭✭
    Choice is always good. Personally, I've never been too concerned with the number on the bottom of the iron as long as it produces a consistent distance and there aren't gapping issues.
    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"
  • Typhoon92Typhoon92 Members Posts: 322 ✭✭
    As someone who has a launch angle that is slightly higher than I would like, I welcome that option. I'm not concerned about distance, I'd just be happy with the same distance, just taking it down a notch.
  • GuiaGuia Members Posts: 8,693 ✭✭
    This is a phrase I have not heard before. However, I usually get my irons adjusted 1/2 club stronger, I just never knew there was a name for it.
  • clinkinfoclinkinfo Members Posts: 662 ✭✭
    Many of us hit the ball high. Too high in the short irons especially. The power spec lofts are pretty much exactly what I'd want my lofts to be. So I think choice is good.
  • animalgolfsanimalgolfs FL & OK Members Posts: 1,956
    Power specs give you a 5* gapping of scoring clubs - 7i onwards.

    I have 4 clubs in the 20's*....21-23-26-29.5

    G400 Max 9* Tour 65
    G400 14.5* Attas 4u
    G400h 19* Tour 85
    G410 Crossover 23* Tour 85
    i500 6-UW{pwr spec} Recoil 110
    Glide Forged 54* Steelfiber i110
    Stealth 2.0 58* Steelfiber i110
    Vault 2.0 B60 Stealth WRX 390g
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