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

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aturskyatursky Members  699WRX Points: 30Posts: 699 Bunkers
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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  3578WRX Points: 160Posts: 3,578 ClubWRX
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    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
    Ping G400 14.5* w/ Graphite Design AD DI 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i w/ HZRDUS Black 6.5
    Callaway Raw Apex MB 4-PW w/ Modus3 130X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52F/56S w/ DG TI S400
    Titleist Vokey SM4 60 w/ DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Vessel Player 2.0 Stand Bag
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  • craz-ecraz-e Members  4324WRX Points: 413Handicap: 3Posts: 4,324 Titanium Tees
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    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 = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Titleist 718 CB/MB Project X LZ 6.0
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members  1907WRX Points: 182Posts: 1,907 Platinum Tees
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    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  1183WRX Points: 144Handicap: 4Posts: 1,183 Platinum Tees
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    My choice for Hogan, Mizuno, and Srixon are solely for looks. Have not hit any of them.
    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5° Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black 6.5 70g 
    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 Redwood Anser 34" w/Element 29 from Putter Lounge
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
  • gregsimms1017gregsimms1017 Members  39WRX Points: 0Posts: 39
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    MP 18s for sure. Especially since I own them. That explains it all.
  • chinaskichinaski Dios mio, man. Members  422WRX Points: 115Posts: 422 Greens
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    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 DC 60 
    ST190 3W 15˚/18˚ Atmos Blue TS 7S
    Z U45 23˚ Nippon NS Pro 1150
    Z745 5-PW DG S300
    Z765 51/MD4 56S/60C

    Toulon Las Vegas H7

    Z-Star XV
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  • rymail00rymail00 Members  6705WRX Points: 159Handicap: 6Posts: 6,705 Titanium Tees
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    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  3667WRX Points: 589Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,667 Titanium Tees
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    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 Mavrik 10.5° w/ Aldila Rogue White 70 130MSI X
    TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
    TaylorMade Sim Max Rescue 19° w/ HZRDUS Red 105 6.5
    Yonex Ezone CB-301 3-9 w/ Nippon Modus 125X
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 48°,53°,58° w/ DG S400 Tour Issue
    Evnroll ER1TS

  • Jack_HJack_H Think people. Think. south carolinaMembers  30870WRX Points: 7,125Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,870 Titanium Tees
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    I see no Miura LE 1957. So I voted #2 Callaway apex.
    TM SIM max 10.8 Fuji Ventus red 6x 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  54 60 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 

  • AntonA9AntonA9 Members  8WRX Points: 5Handicap: 2Posts: 8 Bunkers
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    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  2185WRX Points: 125Handicap: +1Posts: 2,185 Platinum Tees
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    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
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  • Doc420Doc420 Members  2370WRX Points: 146Handicap: lotsPosts: 2,370 Platinum Tees
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    National custom
  • hawkgolferhawkgolfer Members  114WRX Points: 76Handicap: 5.0Posts: 114 Fairways
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    Mp-18 for the win! Great value and fantastic shaft options with no upcharge
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Triple Diamond 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  652WRX Points: 35Posts: 652 Golden Tee
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    Callaway mb18 raw

    Titleist mb

    Mizuno mp18

  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers  1696WRX Points: 400Posts: 1,696 Platinum Tees
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    Classic looks

    Great feel and feedback

    Fantastic turf interaction

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. - Ernest Hemingway

    • TS2
    • 716 MB 5-PW
    • MG 52 SB-09 | 56 LB-09 | 60 LB-09
    • Select Newport 2
    • ProV1x
  • smeal818smeal818 Members  173WRX Points: 39Posts: 173 Fairways
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    718- boring, IMO

    965- very unique and underrated

    MP18- typical Mizuno

    730- huge step-up for TM

    Apex MB Raw- coolest of the cool
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    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.
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  • mwmgolfxmwmgolfx Members  459WRX Points: 62Handicap: 6Posts: 459 Greens
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    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  91WRX Points: 0Handicap: 19Posts: 91
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    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.
  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX  11317WRX Points: 1,202Handicap: 7Posts: 11,317 ClubWRX
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    Nice, MizunoEurope tweeted this poll and results from WRX on their twitter account.
    GBB 9* Ventus Black 
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 - Smoke 70
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-9 LZ Blackout 
    Mizuno T7 - 45-49-53-58 LZ Blackout 
    Toulon Portland 
    TM TP5X
  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members  1907WRX Points: 182Posts: 1,907 Platinum Tees
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    Saw that. Great stuff. Awaiting my 2 iron Fli hi.
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  • LBGolfLBGolf Members  15WRX Points: 0Posts: 15
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    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  3682WRX Points: 612Handicap: 6Posts: 3,682 Titanium Tees
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    Mizuno ST-190G Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno ST-190TS 15* Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno CLK 19* 3 Hybrid Speeder Evo HB 95X
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC 4-P C-Taper 130X (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Mizuno S18 50, 55, 60 C-Taper 130X soft stepped (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Mizuno TP Mills #5
    Titleist Pro V1 X

  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members  4649WRX Points: 247Posts: 4,649 Titanium Tees
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    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  3427WRX Points: 348Posts: 3,427 Titanium Tees
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    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 Members  377WRX Points: 94Handicap: 11Posts: 377 Greens
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    Mp 18 hands down for feel, looks and value. Unquestionable.
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  • EreimEreim In Hoc Signo Vinces Members  564WRX Points: 108Handicap: 9.1Posts: 564 Golden Tee
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    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
  • PappyVanWinkle53PappyVanWinkle53 Members  458WRX Points: 226Handicap: 2.9Posts: 458 Greens
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    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, Oban Devotion 7 X
    Mizuno CLK 16 degree hybrid, Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB
    Titleist T200, Aerotech SteelFiber i110 Taper
    Mizuno T7 52 degree, 56 degree, 60 degree
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8 putter
    ​Titleist Pro-V1
  • bamadmbfanbamadmbfan Members  2WRX Points: 25Handicap: +1.4Posts: 2 Starters
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    You left off the best one out there.......National Custom. Ill take some handcrafted MBs from Don White over anything out there.
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  • mister2coolmister2cool Members  3876WRX Points: 206Posts: 3,876 Titanium Tees
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    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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