So from my understanding after speaking to Mizuno, the 180 and 190 are essentially the same head just a different look and sound/feel. I purchased the ST180 because I have gotten sick of the muted thud that I have gotten with carbon crows over the past few years. As soon as I got the 180 I took it out to the field behind my house and hit 3 drives... 3 perfect drives that launched great and seemed like they would have ran forever on a fairway. The sound was HORRID.... a crack. It sounded like a metal baseball bat hitting a baseball size rock. it actually hurt my ears a bit... I LOVE IT!!! The blue head mixed with one of the ugliest sounds ever. It's perfect. Hopefully the rain they are calling for here in PA Sat morning holds out a bit so I can at least get 9 holes in.
Like you, I picked up a 10.5 driver as well. Should be here tomorrow. Loft angle on a 9.5 looks good to me, so I will be adjusting mine a bit. I hope it;s just a loft number that is different and nothing else changes from the 9.5 to a HL head. Can the adjustment be dialed to go from the 10.5 to just a 10 or does it go directly to plus or minus the degree? I;ve hit a buddy's Rogue in 9'ish loft and it's perfect. Hope this one adjusts well
Has anyone hit the ST190 9.5 with CK white 70 stiff ?
If so, good combo or is there a better combo out there for this head ?
I just picked one up on ebay
Shafts should be matched to the player, not to the head. Is the CK White 70s suits your swing then it is a good fit, if it doesn't then it isn't.
Small update - my wife loves her ST190. Gained a solid 20yds and its repeatable over her 440cc JPX900 head.
The ST190 3-wood is a different story, she hates it compared to her JPX900 fwy. But like any good 3 wood, you cant kick it out of the bag if its working!
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Picked up an ST-190 for a really good price. Shafted it with the same shaft I use in my G400 Max and have been playing it for a few rounds now. Looks great at address, sound/feel is great as well. Still getting used to it but so far I think its slightly longer overall than the Max and every bit as accurate. I think the face is much more forgiving than the Max, slight mishits are still long, not a big drop in distance. Never thought I'd see the day when a Mizzy driver replaces a Ping in my bag, but it may be happening soon. And I just bought the cool multi-cam headcover for the Ping too, dangit!
When we're talking about forgiveness, how's the stability in direction? Usually my misses are lateral compared to short and long. I'm comparing Mizuno and Ping for 2020 and I'm mostly looking for fairway finding capability. Distance shouldn't be an issue with a fitted driver (for the record I haven't played one lol).
That's extremely interesting to hear about the 190's forgiveness over the max....
how is the trajectory with the st190? for a given loft(9.5) would you say it is sim to a Callaway Rogue perhaps that is 9 degrees or hits higher or lower? not sure whether 9.5 or 10.5 is best option. changing a 10.5 to 9.5 may open face up too much. thanks
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