New Mysterious PING Iron that looks like iBlade/G700 Combo

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  • St JimmySt Jimmy Members Posts: 406 ✭✭
    Pardon my ignorance, but what’s a J spec?
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    St Jimmy wrote:


    Pardon my ignorance, but what's a J spec?
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    Just wanted this to be on the first page...
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  • Circle_PCircle_P Members Posts: 388 ✭✭
    Glad you did. Came crawling back looking for updates. I’m wanting some new i200’s or iBlades but this has me holding back.
  • Jordan SpeethJordan Speeth ClubWRX Posts: 1,090 ClubWRX
    I am more excited about this release than anything in some time....that club looks amazing. This will be my next set if it's what we all hope it is, that is, a full set of compact, hollow, blade looking, forged player's irons with a straight muscle (my favorite) from Ping! I can't wait to see these and I also can't believe that they're making us wait for it. It's good to see that they're shaking them down on Tour before releasing them. If they end up looking like those protos, they will absolutely sell the shite out of these. It appears that they really want to get this one right. I'll be first in line...
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  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Posts: 1,909 ClubWRX


    I am more excited about this release than anything in some time....that club looks amazing. This will be my next set if it's what we all hope it is, that is, a full set of compact, hollow, blade looking, forged player's irons with a straight muscle (my favorite) from Ping! I can't wait to see these and I also can't believe that they're making us wait for it. It's good to see that they're shaking them down on Tour before releasing them. If they end up looking like those protos, they will absolutely sell the shite out of these. It appears that they really want to get this one right. I'll be first in line...




    I agree in that I can't wait for these to come out, if they are indeed a full set and not just long iron replacements like I kind of fear they might be. But, I'm not so sure they will "sell the shite" out of these, just from listening to PING reps and insiders (I have a retail account and PING is my favorite company). PING people will tell you that their game improvement lines comprise like 90% or more of their sales, and that the more players oriented clubs are way, way in the minority in sales (i-series, iBlades, s-series, etc). They know this when they develop the clubs. Even though my i200s are as forgiving and have the MOI values of the G-series irons from just a few generations ago, I can tell you that i-series irons are a HARD sell to average golfers (totally different from the ones on this site), and large face, higher offset irons are greatly favored by the golf consumer base as a whole.



    So for "us" (gear nerds and lower handicap players) these may very well sell great, but considered the golfing population as a whole, I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't even make a blip on the radar.
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  • Jordan SpeethJordan Speeth ClubWRX Posts: 1,090 ClubWRX
    chris975d wrote:



    I am more excited about this release than anything in some time....that club looks amazing. This will be my next set if it's what we all hope it is, that is, a full set of compact, hollow, blade looking, forged player's irons with a straight muscle (my favorite) from Ping! I can't wait to see these and I also can't believe that they're making us wait for it. It's good to see that they're shaking them down on Tour before releasing them. If they end up looking like those protos, they will absolutely sell the shite out of these. It appears that they really want to get this one right. I'll be first in line...




    I agree in that I can't wait for these to come out, if they are indeed a full set and not just long iron replacements like I kind of fear they might be. But, I'm not so sure they will "sell the shite" out of these, just from listening to PING reps and insiders (I have a retail account and PING is my favorite company). PING people will tell you that their game improvement lines comprise like 90% or more of their sales, and that the more players oriented clubs are way, way in the minority in sales (i-series, iBlades, s-series, etc). They know this when they develop the clubs. Even though my i200s are as forgiving and have the MOI values of the G-series irons from just a few generations ago, I can tell you that i-series irons are a HARD sell to average golfers (totally different from the ones on this site), and large face, higher offset irons are greatly favored by the golf consumer base as a whole.



    So for "us" (gear nerds and lower handicap players) these may very well sell great, but considered the golfing population as a whole, I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't even make a blip on the radar.




    I'm sure that what you say is true but what if Ping wanted to gain a little bigger market share of the player's iron category? Was the P790 just a blip on the radar? (serious question). I understood that they were in such demand that they can't fill all the orders yet...same with PXG in the beginning. Perhaps Ping could sway all those mid-caps who've always wanted to play a blade/MB but never took the leap. This might be the club that pushes that player off the fence, given the general market's trust of all things Ping, for good reason. In any event, it's sure to be an interesting thing to watch if they do come out with a complete set of these. They will certainly be in my bag unless something goes really awry with them. Their timing couldn't be better for my aging body.
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  • SnipermanSniperman Members Posts: 2,000 ✭✭
    If it’s forged, maybe it’s the new Anser lineup



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  • phatchrisrulesphatchrisrules Members Posts: 1,848 ✭✭

    chris975d wrote:



    I am more excited about this release than anything in some time....that club looks amazing. This will be my next set if it's what we all hope it is, that is, a full set of compact, hollow, blade looking, forged player's irons with a straight muscle (my favorite) from Ping! I can't wait to see these and I also can't believe that they're making us wait for it. It's good to see that they're shaking them down on Tour before releasing them. If they end up looking like those protos, they will absolutely sell the shite out of these. It appears that they really want to get this one right. I'll be first in line...




    I agree in that I can't wait for these to come out, if they are indeed a full set and not just long iron replacements like I kind of fear they might be. But, I'm not so sure they will "sell the shite" out of these, just from listening to PING reps and insiders (I have a retail account and PING is my favorite company). PING people will tell you that their game improvement lines comprise like 90% or more of their sales, and that the more players oriented clubs are way, way in the minority in sales (i-series, iBlades, s-series, etc). They know this when they develop the clubs. Even though my i200s are as forgiving and have the MOI values of the G-series irons from just a few generations ago, I can tell you that i-series irons are a HARD sell to average golfers (totally different from the ones on this site), and large face, higher offset irons are greatly favored by the golf consumer base as a whole.



    So for "us" (gear nerds and lower handicap players) these may very well sell great, but considered the golfing population as a whole, I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't even make a blip on the radar.




    Was the P790 just a blip on the radar? (serious question).




    Has been for my store. Haven't sold a single set yet. A local Toronto-based golf forum has 3 or 4 sets in the B/S/T already. I've seen some members here have already bought and sold them too. It's a tough go selling equipment today. Chunk sells.
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  • eerogolfeerogolf Members Posts: 548 ✭✭
    They have a trademark for G710, made they will use that for this one.
  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,713 ✭✭
    eerogolf wrote:


    They have a trademark for G710, made they will use that for this one.




    Nope.
  • jhorton63jhorton63 Members Posts: 20
    Im hoping this is a new "more traditional" driving iron from them, haven't bee na huge fan of their crossover series over the last few years
  • WesquireWesquire Members Posts: 663 ✭✭
    My money is still on it being a driving iron geared for lower handicap players. If so, I'll be buying.
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  • WesquireWesquire Members Posts: 663 ✭✭
    sandy wrote:


    Not a driving iron, full set hollow bodied blade size G700 coming in fall...




    Why? Who would want that?
    Driver - Ping G400 LST 8.5° (Mitsubishi CK Pro Orange 70 TX Tipped 1")
    3 Wood - Ping G 14.5° (PX HZRDUS Black 75g 6.5 Tipped 1.5")
    2 Crossover - Ping G410 17° (PX HZRDUS Black 85g 6.5)
    4-W - Ping i200 (PX 6.5)
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    Putter - Directed Force
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,713 ✭✭
    Wesquire wrote:

    sandy wrote:


    Not a driving iron, full set hollow bodied blade size G700 coming in fall...




    Why? Who would want that?




    Everyone? iblade sized but i200 forgiveness. TMB and p790 have done pretty well
  • WesquireWesquire Members Posts: 663 ✭✭
    edited Mar 10, 2018 #77
    iteachgolf wrote:

    Wesquire wrote:

    sandy wrote:


    Not a driving iron, full set hollow bodied blade size G700 coming in fall...




    Why? Who would want that?




    Everyone? iblade sized but i200 forgiveness. TMB and p790 have done pretty well




    I can't imagine anyone (that buys ping) wanting a players iron that is hollow.
    Driver - Ping G400 LST 8.5° (Mitsubishi CK Pro Orange 70 TX Tipped 1")
    3 Wood - Ping G 14.5° (PX HZRDUS Black 75g 6.5 Tipped 1.5")
    2 Crossover - Ping G410 17° (PX HZRDUS Black 85g 6.5)
    4-W - Ping i200 (PX 6.5)
    Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50°/55°/60° (PX 6.5)
    Putter - Directed Force
    Ball - Snell MTB Black
  • matchavezmatchavez Members Posts: 4,135 ✭✭
    Just a wild hare...



    What if this is the S54 - and they've dumped the toaster for a screw in pin weight?
  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,713 ✭✭
    Wesquire wrote:

    iteachgolf wrote:

    Wesquire wrote:

    sandy wrote:


    Not a driving iron, full set hollow bodied blade size G700 coming in fall...




    Why? Who would want that?




    Everyone? iblade sized but i200 forgiveness. TMB and p790 have done pretty well




    I can't imagine anyone (that buys ping) wanting a players iron that is hollow.




    Again why not? The iblade has done well and these will be more forgiving while looking better.
  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho DetroitRules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,287 admin
    ^m9 wrote:

    PBrowne3 wrote:


    What is this thing??



    It has popped up in a lot of Ping bags at the Career Builder Challenge wrx pics that Greg took. It appears to be some type of long iron replacement. It is definitely not the G400 Crossover or the G700 iron and there is almost zero offset.



    It basically looks like a traditional muscleback, but with a toe screw.



    There is also an area about 1/2" wide towards the toe section on the back of the club that looks like it will eventually host the product name, kind of like the original Glide wedges had when they first came out on tour as prototypes.



    Anyone have the inside scoop.



    See pics:




    Nice find! EAGLE EYE!




    Little late here but... LOL.... your not kidding. Great eye and nice find.
  • WesquireWesquire Members Posts: 663 ✭✭
    iteachgolf wrote:

    Wesquire wrote:

    iteachgolf wrote:

    Wesquire wrote:

    sandy wrote:


    Not a driving iron, full set hollow bodied blade size G700 coming in fall...




    Why? Who would want that?




    Everyone? iblade sized but i200 forgiveness. TMB and p790 have done pretty well




    I can't imagine anyone (that buys ping) wanting a players iron that is hollow.




    Again why not? The iblade has done well and these will be more forgiving while looking better.




    Because no good player wants a hollow body iron.
    Driver - Ping G400 LST 8.5° (Mitsubishi CK Pro Orange 70 TX Tipped 1")
    3 Wood - Ping G 14.5° (PX HZRDUS Black 75g 6.5 Tipped 1.5")
    2 Crossover - Ping G410 17° (PX HZRDUS Black 85g 6.5)
    4-W - Ping i200 (PX 6.5)
    Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50°/55°/60° (PX 6.5)
    Putter - Directed Force
    Ball - Snell MTB Black
  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,692 ✭✭
    Really? 790s are hollow, Tiger plays one. Aren't PXG irons "hollow" as well?

  • WesquireWesquire Members Posts: 663 ✭✭
    nova6868 wrote:


    Really? 790s are hollow, Tiger plays one. Aren't PXG irons "hollow" as well?




    Tiger doesn't play a 790. He does use a hollow DI, which is entirely different.
    Driver - Ping G400 LST 8.5° (Mitsubishi CK Pro Orange 70 TX Tipped 1")
    3 Wood - Ping G 14.5° (PX HZRDUS Black 75g 6.5 Tipped 1.5")
    2 Crossover - Ping G410 17° (PX HZRDUS Black 85g 6.5)
    4-W - Ping i200 (PX 6.5)
    Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50°/55°/60° (PX 6.5)
    Putter - Directed Force
    Ball - Snell MTB Black
  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,713 ✭✭
    Wesquire wrote:

    iteachgolf wrote:

    Wesquire wrote:

    iteachgolf wrote:

    Wesquire wrote:




    Why? Who would want that?




    Everyone? iblade sized but i200 forgiveness. TMB and p790 have done pretty well




    I can't imagine anyone (that buys ping) wanting a players iron that is hollow.




    Again why not? The iblade has done well and these will be more forgiving while looking better.




    Because no good player wants a hollow body iron.




    A TON of great players are playing PXG, 790s, and TMBs. I’m talking +3 and better players. Plenty of “good” players will love them
  • phatchrisrulesphatchrisrules Members Posts: 1,848 ✭✭
    Wesquire wrote:




    Because no good player wants a hollow body iron.




    Lots of Ping guys using Crossovers and G700 in the longs. Luke Donald I'm pretty sure is a good player and used the MPH4 and MPH5 long irons. Plenty of TM guys using P790 as a driving iron/long iron replacement. Literally any PXG pro. The list goes on.
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  • dhen9dhen9 Members Posts: 641 ✭✭

    Wesquire wrote:




    Because no good player wants a hollow body iron.




    Lots of Ping guys using Crossovers and G700 in the longs. Luke Donald I'm pretty sure is a good player and used the MPH4 and MPH5 long irons. Plenty of TM guys using P790 as a driving iron/long iron replacement. Literally any PXG pro. The list goes on.


    There are a few Titleist staffers rocking those AP3.
  • BMuller23BMuller23 Members Posts: 234 ✭✭
    Check tyrrell hattons witb, he’s got the mystery 4i close up shots
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  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,713 ✭✭
    BMuller23 wrote:


    Check tyrrell hattons witb, he’s got the mystery 4i close up shots




    That’s a g700. That’s not the iron in question.
  • BMuller23BMuller23 Members Posts: 234 ✭✭
    iteachgolf wrote:

    BMuller23 wrote:


    Check tyrrell hattons witb, he’s got the mystery 4i close up shots




    That’s a g700. That’s not the iron in question.


    Yep you’re right. I thought it looked like a slimmed down version of the g700. Just compared the picture and they aren’t the same.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ping G400 Max 10.5* Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 6S[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ping G25 4W 16.5* Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ping G25 3H 20* Aldila VS Proto 85S[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ping iE1 4-UW Nippon Pro Modus 105S[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Vokey SM5 54* S[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Vokey SM7 60* D[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Bettinardi BB0[/font]
  • Bdmac79Bdmac79 Members Posts: 906 ✭✭


    Looks like a G700 with no offset. Everyone will hate that.




    Right? Who in their right mind would want something like that???
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  • PowderedToastManPowderedToastMan Members Posts: 3,787 ✭✭
    I need more leaks. Who wants to be a leaker and let something leak?
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