Members Choice: What are the best blade irons of 2018?

aturskyatursky Members Posts: 700 ✭✭
Please select the THREE blade irons that you believe are the best true blades of 2018, and explain why in the comments below. Remember to evaluate based on feel, sound and performance.
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  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,527 ClubWRX
    edited May 21, 2018 #2
    In my opinion, Apex MB and MP18 are best for those people that fit right between a blade and a CB, or want to play a blade but may need a players CB. They have decently thick top lines (for blades) and seem more forgiving.



    718MB and P-730 both fall in the "ballstrikers only" spectrum where you better bring your A game on every shot.



    Just my experience from having demoed or played all of these.
    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15° w/ Tensei Pro White 70TX
    PXG 0311X 2i w/ KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 105S+
    Mizuno JPX919 Tour 3-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50F/54S/60D w/ Pink DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

    Work. Play. Win. Repeat.
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,027 ✭✭
    edited May 21, 2018 #3
    Currently own the 718 MB’s and have a set of baby blades on the way.

    A lot of the new offerings like the Mizuno are just too large for my liking



    I’m voting 718 MB only because I haven’t hit the baby blades yet and they are not on the list



    The Titleist may not be the softest feel but **** are they precise weapons in my bag
    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    5 Wood = Taylormade Burner

    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    = Taylormade 64* Hi-Toe
    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members Posts: 1,804 ✭✭
    MP 18 gets my vote as it was such an all-round great club to have e on course for a few weeks. Best looking by a mile, incredible feel as always and really impressive performance throughout.
  • torrejuantorrejuan Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭
    My choice for Hogan, Mizuno, and Srixon are solely for looks. Have not hit any of them.
    Driver: Srixon Z-745 10.5° Aldila Tour Green -stiff
    3wd: Srixon F65 Aldila Rogue Silver -stiff
    Irons: Callaway Apex Pro KBS Tour-V -stiff
    Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 50° 54° 58° KBS Tour-V
    Putter: Ping iWi Anser 34"
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
  • gregsimms1017gregsimms1017 Members Posts: 39
    MP 18s for sure. Especially since I own them. That explains it all.
  • chinaskichinaski Dios mio, man. Members Posts: 283 ✭✭
    edited May 21, 2018 #7
    Best looking: National Custom(Have not hit personally)

    Best feeling: Miura MB 001

    Most forgiving: Srixon Z965
    Ping Hoofer:

    M2 9.5˚ - Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 60S
    BBA 816 14˚ - Aldila Rogue I/O 70S
    BBA 816 18˚/X2Hot 3H/Z U45 20˚
    Z U45 23˚/z745 4i
    Z745 5-PW DG S300
    SM6 52F/58S or 50F/54S/58S

    2014 Newport Select/Jailbird Mini S

    Z-Star
  • rymail00rymail00 Members Posts: 6,704 ✭✭
    edited May 22, 2018 #8
    atursky wrote:


    Please select the THREE blade irons that you believe are the best true blades of 2018, and explain why in the comments below. Remember to evaluate based on feel, sound and performance.






    What? No National Custom Works? You guys just did a podcast on them they should be at least in the running don't you think?
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    rymail00 2018 WITB http://www.golfwrx.c...witb-pic-heavy/

    TM M1 430 8.5* Tour Issue w/ Tensei CK Pro White 70s (with high gloss SLDR finish from Continental Golf)
    Titleist 917 F3 15* D+ 80s
    Titleist 915H 21* D+ 90s
    Titleist 915H 24* D+ 90s
    Titleist AP2 718, 5-50* Steelfiber i95s
    Scratch TD DW 54* 58* KBS HiRev
    Odyssey Metal X Milled 330M (current gamer)

    Ping Scottsdale TR B60
    TP Mills Heritage 349g
    Byron Morgan 006 355g
    Byron Morgan Makers Proof #4/5 solid copper
    C&L CL1 368g
    Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Style
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,023 ✭✭
    Number one for me will always be the BBs but since they are not exactly new, I voted for the Apex MBs (especially nice in the raw finish) and the P730s.
    Callaway Gbb Epic Forged 9.5°
    TM M2 DF 16.5° 
    Honma TW737 FWc 21° 
    TM RSI UDI 3 
    TM 2011 MC Onset 4-PW
    Cobra King Pur 54°/ Vokey Proto 60°
    TW Ardmore
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 25,024 ✭✭
    I see no Miura LE 1957. So I voted #2 Callaway apex.
    TM Tour M6 11.2 * KK Tini XTS 70X
    TM Tour 17 M1 14.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Titleist Tour Proto MB 3-pw Modus 130X
    Ping Glide Forged   54 60 S400
    Cameron GSS 009 1.5 tungsten sole weights, sound slot
  • AntonA9AntonA9 Members Posts: 8
    Apex MB oil can finish are fantastic, number 1 for me. Also liked the Mizuno and TM 730 as 2nd and 3rd choice.
  • moegolfer11moegolfer11 steal your face right off your head Members Posts: 2,185 ✭✭
    National Custom has to be apart of the list bc it's my only vote
    Taylormade M2 10.5° Graphite Design AD-BB 7x
    Titleist 913 FD 15° Diamana 'Ahina 70x
    Titleist 716 AP2 3 iron Accra 110i
    Titleist 716 MB 4-PW Project X 6.0
    Vokey Jet Black SM7 52° 56° 60° S400 Tour Issue Black Onyx
    Scotty Cameron Newport Teryllium Sole Stamp
  • Doc420Doc420 Members Posts: 2,322 ✭✭
    National custom
  • hawkgolferhawkgolfer Posts: 98 ✭✭
    Mp-18 for the win! Great value and fantastic shaft options with no upcharge
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9.0 Fujikura Atmos Blue 6X Tour Spec
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 13.5 Tensei AV Blue 75 X
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 18.0 Tensei AV Blue 75 X
    Mizuno MP-18 SC & MB combo 4-5 & 6-PW KBS C-Taper Lite X
    Titleist Vokey Raw SM7 52.08F 56.08M 60.04L
    Evenroll ER2 34"
  • campioncampion 3-jack-king Members Posts: 652
    Callaway mb18 raw

    Titleist mb

    Mizuno mp18

  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Posts: 1,509 ✭✭
    718



    Classic looks

    Great feel and feedback

    Fantastic turf interaction
  • smeal818smeal818 Members Posts: 134 ✭✭
    718- boring, IMO

    965- very unique and underrated

    MP18- typical Mizuno

    730- huge step-up for TM

    Apex MB Raw- coolest of the cool
  • ChillyDipperChillyDipper Members Posts: 1,024 ✭✭
    atursky wrote:


    Please select the THREE blade irons that you believe are the best true blades of 2018, and explain why in the comments below. Remember to evaluate based on feel, sound and performance.




    Should run this list for lefties, too. It would be a lot shorter.
    [font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]WIMB:[/font]
    [font="trebuchet ms, helvetica, sans-serif"]Callaway Epic Subzero[/font]
    [font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]Ping G 3W[/font]
    [font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]Titleist 712U - 2i [/font]
    [font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]VR Pro Blade - 3-9 [/font]
    [font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]Vokey SM6 - GW SW LW[/font]
    [font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif]SC Newport 2 - AOP [/font]
  • mwmgolfxmwmgolfx Posts: 449 ✭✭
    Interesting that PXG is not even on the list. Nor is EPON. And Miura baby blades not there either. Just the old Miura 001's. My currrent Miura blades are the pro model and like butter. Feel is phenomenal. Will dig in if you are a divot maker type swing, versus a picker type. At my local club, over 15-20 PXG sets have been sold in the last 12 months. More than any other manufacturer by far.
  • Ajax2017Dj2004Ajax2017Dj2004 LA FLAMA BLANCA Banned Posts: 91
    I think the ft worth are one of the best looking irons ever. I was very close to buying them, but the forgiveness of the i200 led me that route.
    d:Taylormade
    fw:Taylormade
    i:Ping
    w:Callaway
    p:Odyssey
  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX Posts: 10,238 ClubWRX
    Nice, MizunoEurope tweeted this poll and results from WRX on their twitter account.
    F9 9* Atmos Black TS7
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 - Smoke 75
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 75
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-P - PX LZ 6.0
    Mizuno T7 - 48-53-58 - PX LZ 6.5
    Custom V-Line Fang
    TM TP5X
  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members Posts: 1,804 ✭✭
    Saw that. Great stuff. Awaiting my 2 iron Fli hi.
  • LBGolfLBGolf Members Posts: 15
    I’m very split for the decision between MP-18 and Srixon z965



    I would say the mizuno edges out the srixon only on the classic look. Performance is near identical.



    I’m still gaming old Cleveland 588 mb that will be hard to push out of the bag.

  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight IowaMembers Posts: 3,539 ✭✭
    Mizuno

    Hogan

    Miura
    Mizuno ST-190G Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno ST-190TS 15* Tensei White 70X
    Nike Vapor Pro Combo 2-A wedge AMT X100 (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Nike Engage Dual Sole 58 DG S400 (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Nike Origin B1-01
    Nike RZN Tour Platinum

  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,587 ✭✭


    I think the ft worth are one of the best looking irons ever. I was very close to buying them, but the forgiveness of the i200 led me that route.




    The FW irons are some of the most forgiving blades on the market. Up there with the Apex MB and the Cobra FlyZ MB.
    AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
    AB TP 3HL / 757
    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
    J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
    X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,075 ✭✭
    MP18s are simply stunning. Also love the P730s and the trad shaped Wilson's. A shame quite a lot of those models are not available in the UK or are very hard to locate.
  • mtnbiker5mtnbiker5 Posts: 305 ✭✭
    Mp 18 hands down for feel, looks and value. Unquestionable.
  • EreimEreim In Hoc Signo Vinces Members Posts: 551 ✭✭
    2018 is a great year for blades!
    Taylormade M1 9.5 Project X T1100 6.0<br /><br /> Callaway Rogue 15° Project X EvenFlow Blue 75 <br /><br /> Callaway Rogue 19°, 24° Project X EvenFlow Blue 85 <br /><br /> Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 5-6 & MMC 7-9 True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT X100 <br /><br /> SM7 Vokey 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.14F, 58.12D Tour White AMT S400 & Bettinardi Inovai 3.0
  • MP18 - buttery soft, great forgiveness for a blade, consistent performance, beautiful irons. Love them!!



    Wilson FG100 Tour (even though they aren’t new for 2018) - superb feel, great performance, maybe the best looking! A close 2nd for me.



    Apex MB - raw finish is really sleek, very soft, strong performance. Great clubs.
    Cobra F9 Speedback 8 degree, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 in 6.5
    Callaway X2 Hot Pro 12.5 degree, Aldila Tour ATX-75 in x-flex
    Mizuno CLK 16 degree hybrid, Fujikura Speeder in x-flex
    Mizuno MP18 3-PW, Dynamic Gold x-100
    Mizuno T7 52 degree, 56 degree, 60 degree
    Bobby Grace 18 Blade putter
    ​Titleist Pro-V1
  • bamadmbfanbamadmbfan Members Posts: 2
    You left off the best one out there.......National Custom. Ill take some handcrafted MBs from Don White over anything out there.
  • mister2coolmister2cool Members Posts: 3,684 ✭✭
    I had to pick Srixon 965 because 945 is not on the list...



    However, there's a bit unfairness to this method of polling. I am sure a lot few people have tried something like Miura or Yonex as oppose to Callaway and Titleist.
    2017 M1 440 10.5, Project X Even Flow Black 65 6.0
    2017 M1 3W, Project X Even Flow Blue 75 6.0
    RBZ Stage 2 18*H,Project X Even Flow Blue 85 6.0
    Srixon z945 4-P, DG S300
    Nike Engage DS 52* DG S400
    Nike Engage TS 58* DG S400
    Callaway X-Forged 64* DG S400
    Putter... Who needs that?
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