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Your Easiest to hit blades?

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  • 11forgedblades11forgedblades Advanced Members Posts: 532 ✭✭
    Tommy Armour 845m silverbacks. Short hosel, shallow face and slightly longer heel to toe. Toe hits were still punished, but launching the ball with those was fun.
    COBRA BIO CELL+ (9.5*)-MATRIX 8Q3 STIFF
    TITLEIST 585H (21*)-TTDG S300
    COBRA FLY Z PRO (5-PW)-TTDG S300
    TAYLOR MADE TP Z (56*)-TTDG S300
    BETTINARDI BABY BEN -33"
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Advanced Members Posts: 7,691 ✭✭
    MP5, MP33 for me. Found it interesting Matsuyama switched to the new Z-Forged from his 965s?! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • rtraudtrtraudt Advanced Members Posts: 1,737 ✭✭
    Callaway Epic SZ 9* Fujikura Speeder Pro XLR8 63 or Yonex Ezone 380 9* Matrix MFS 40+
    TM M2 15* Fujikura Speeder Pro XLR8 73 or Yonex Ezone ST 15* Matrix MFS 40+
    TM TP UDI 21* S300
    Adams MB2 Raw 4-P S300
    Cleveland RTX3 50, 54 Nippon Modus 115
    Cleveland RTX4 58 Nippon Modus 125
    Byron Morgan 612 or Odyssey Jailbird S Mini
    Sun Mountain 3.5/CaddyTek
    Snell MTB Red
  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Advanced Members Posts: 3,781 ✭✭

    Buzzkill wrote:


    I've read that the Fourteen FH1000 play easy but I haven't tried them.
    I have read the reviews on the 1000's from back in 2015?? or so. Always wanted a set but never had the pleasure. Love the satin look of those. I have some TC-910 CB's that feel fantastic, I would bet my right n-t that those 1000's are heavenly.




    They're not. They're pretty dead feeling no matter the shaft. Aesthetically, one of the most beautiful, performance wise they were very underwhelming.



    I would try a Maltby TS1 head paired with a reliable shaft. Has a fairly high MPF rating for an MB type iron.



    Snow will melt soon Stone!
    Wyoming Cowboys
  • Whipitgood13Whipitgood13 T Burger Members Posts: 38
    I picked up the Miz 919 tour irons over the winter and found them to be very friendly and have an otherworldly solidness to them. Especially

    the short irons.
    Titleist 917 9.5 D2
    917 f 15
    916 H2 19 deg Atmos Blue S
    916 H1 23 deg Atmos Blue S
    918 TMB 5 iron
    918 AP2 6-PW KBS90 Stiff
    Cameron Big Sur
    Vokey SM6 52, 56
    Pro V1
  • brianmontgomery2000brianmontgomery2000 Advanced Members Posts: 736 ✭✭
    whatever no-name, unbranded 3-5-7-9 starter set I bought in college -- I didn't know they were supposed to be hard to hit so I just hit them!



    (for those too young to remember, in the late 70's and early 80's (and before I'm sure) there used to be "starter" sets that were just 3-5-7-9 irons and 1-3-5 woods -- laminated real wood woods -- and the irons were as bladey as any blade you've ever seen, including very shart leading edges)
  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Advanced Members Posts: 4,994 ✭✭
    Into early 80's, blades were all that were available, Pings original eye 2 changed that, although earlier cavity backs were available in the ping line, but the eye 2

    were a measurable perimeter weighted design that worked.


    Play Golf.....Play Blades......Play Something Else.....Just Go Play.....
  • CwebbCwebb Advanced Members Posts: 5,847 ✭✭
    Tommy Armour 845m Silverback
  • StonewalledStonewalled Advanced Members Posts: 1,500 ✭✭
    Kingcat990 wrote:


    Buzzkill wrote:


    I've read that the Fourteen FH1000 play easy but I haven't tried them.
    I have read the reviews on the 1000's from back in 2015?? or so. Always wanted a set but never had the pleasure. Love the satin look of those. I have some TC-910 CB's that feel fantastic, I would bet my right n-t that those 1000's are heavenly.




    They're not. They're pretty dead feeling no matter the shaft. Aesthetically, one of the most beautiful, performance wise they were very underwhelming.



    I would try a Maltby TS1 head paired with a reliable shaft. Has a fairly high MPF rating for an MB type iron.



    Snow will melt soon Stone!
    Good thing I'M not a betting man, ouch. Kinda figures something so pretty is not all it's cracked up to be. 3 dressed up as a 9. Those TS1's are worth a look. Thx KC.

    Let's flipping hope so, -39.8 C was too dang cold, -16 today, that feels like spring. Not... it will be a few months yet unfortunately.
  • OsnolaKinnardOsnolaKinnard Advanced Members Posts: 420 ✭✭
    LAWS of golf + Whippy Tempomaster = CRUSHING IT
  • StonewalledStonewalled Advanced Members Posts: 1,500 ✭✭
    Oldplayer wrote:


    Macgregor 1025m's are a good call. That flanged sole really helped to launch the long irons.

    Original X proto's were also good, as were the mp32's. The cuts in the muscle in both models helped put the weight where you want it to aid forgiveness.

    One of my favorites for an easier to hit blade were the Snake Eyes 600b.

    Thought the mb2's were pretty good also.

    I always found the Staff fg51's not demanding for an older model.

    KZG ZO's have a slightly longer blade length which seemed to give a sweet spot a bit bigger than some.

    I had better stop there. Starting to sound like confessions of a blade addict. image/bye.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wave:' />
    Perfect, when I started this thread, one of the main reasons was to hear your list of favourites Oldplayer. U had given someone some advise in another thread but didn't list your favourites.



    I was going to ask u in that thread, but figured why not ask everyone.



    Thx for your list Oldplayer. Still think u need to change your handle to "Not so Oldplayer" lol.



    No reason to stop, you could write a blade book and we would be eager to read it. Keeper flown in. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 14,338 ClubWRX
    I’m trying to remeber all of them I’ve had over the years (it’s been way too many, clubs and years!).



    I think my MP 37’s and 690 MB would probably be the two I would choose right now. They almost all seemed easy compared to my first set, Murifield 20th’s.
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • TCZTCZ Advanced Members Posts: 501
    Apex MB 18s
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Driver (10.5): Titleist TS3 ([/font][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Tour AD DI 6s[/font][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif])
    4 Wood (16.5): Titleist 917 F2 (Tour AD DI 7s)
    Hybrid (21): Titleist 816H1 (Tour AD DI 85s)[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]4 - P: [/font][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif] PXG 0311T GEN 2 [/font][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif](Modus 120S)[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Wedges (50F/54S/58M): Titleist Vokey SM7 (Jet Black)[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Putter: [/font][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3[/font]
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Advanced Members Posts: 1,581 ✭✭
    iBlade or MP18 MB, slight edge to iBlade due to forgiveness.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Driver: He who shall not be named...[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3 Wood: [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]5 Wood: [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Hybrid: [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Titleist 816H1 21 Degree w/Accra 182H M3[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Irons: [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Wedges: [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Putter: [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7 [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ball: Callaway ChromeSoft 2018 (Yellow)[/font]
  • jplroperjplroper Advanced Members Posts: 429 ✭✭
    I'm a big fan of Titleist irons so I'm going with 690mb and ZM
  • anthanth From the Land Down Under Advanced Members Posts: 2,738 ✭✭
    Has to be my 965’s. Matched with the 765’s in 5 and 6 iron.
    Callaway Rogue 10.5
    Callaway BB Alpha 816 16
    Srixon Z H45 19 Hybrid
    Srixon Z U45 23 Utility
    Srixon Z 765/965 5 - PW
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 50 & 54
    TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi Toe 58
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
    TaylorMade TP5
  • TingtingTingting Advanced Members Posts: 701 ✭✭
    Mp 5 and Srixon 9 series
  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Advanced Members Posts: 7,964 ✭✭
    My Miura 1957 small blades are hands down the easiest clubs I've ever hit. I bought a second set because of it.
    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

    Registered Bladeocrat
    Outlaw Golf Association Member #7
  • ex0dusex0dus Advanced Members Posts: 466
    The Cleveland 588 mbs (my gamers) are the easiest blades i have played. The cg is centered and lower than typical blades. The soles are a bit wider and more rounded so they don't dig as much as typical blades. They are on the small side though.
    Cobra King Ltd Pro
    Nike SQ2 13*
    Mizuno MP630 clk hybrid 20*
    Bstone J40 DPC 4 iron
    Cleveland 588 mb 5-pw
    Ping Gorge wedges 56*, 52*
    Cally Mack Daddy PM grind 60*
    Machine adjuster putter
    Bridgestone 330 ball
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Advanced Members Posts: 5,091 ✭✭
    KZG blades are the easiest I've ever played.
    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

    Ping G400 9°
    Ping Anser 17,20,23,27 Hybrid
    Ping Iblade 6-PW
    Ping Glide 54,58ES
    Ping Ketsch Vault 2.0
    Ping DLX Bag
  • dparkdpark Advanced Members Posts: 2,506 ✭✭
    Titleist 716MBs are IMHO the easiest to hit blades in recent memory. Going further back, the 99 Hogan Apexes were also easy-to-hit blades
    Old stuff:
    1962 Tommy Armour AT2W Driver
    1953 Macgregor M65W EOM 3 wood
    1978 H&B PowerBilt Citation 4 wood
    1984 Ben Hogan Apex PC 2-E
    1968 Wilson Dual Wedge
    1964 Acushnet O-SET M6S Bullseye Putter

    New stuff
    Cobra ZL 10.5 driver
    Adams 5050 16 fairway wood
    Adams A2P 20* hybrid
    Titleist 716 MB irons 4-PW
    Titleist SM6 wedges 52, 56, 60
    Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Napa
  • DoublebuckDoublebuck Doublebuck Advanced Members Posts: 1,132
    Time for Forged in Fire on History to step up and go for the butter knives and blades. Kind of a Driver vs. Driver thing.
  • Ripken08Ripken08 Advanced Members Posts: 4,236 ✭✭
    MP-32
  • Matt70Matt70 Advanced Members Posts: 307
    edited February 4
    My Scratch DW SB1's and BB&FC DW's. image/air_kiss.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':air_kiss:' />



    Also the Miura MB001's and Golds Factory's image/bye.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wave:' />



    Also MP33's are worth a shout-out image/miz.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':miz:' />
    Custom BB&FC, Don White, 2 step muscle backs.
    Don White Scratch SB1's, Star stamps.
    Don White, Ryan Moore's Scratch AR's.
    Miura MB-001's 3-PW.
    Golds Factory Blades 3-PW.
    James Ingles & Scott Readman handmade
    James Ingles handmade
    1/1 Kari Lajosi Damascus/TEL.
    1/1 Byron Morgan Damascus Bombora.
    Golds Factory Private Stock no.1.
    Cameron SCAD' 05, 2/18.
    Cameron Napa Grapes.
    Odyssey Dual Force 440.
    Bettinardi Kon Tikki.
  • cadman88cadman88 Advanced Member Advanced Members Posts: 2,327 ✭✭
    Like many have stated on here.. Srixon z945's are very playable blades.. I've had multiple sets of them and foolishly sold them all off. I had a combo set of z765/z965 and there was nothing wrong with those either.. my buddy has those now so I can still get in a few swings with them when I want too..
    Taylormade M3 10°, Tensei Blue 60x (45" D2, 272 CPM's)
    Taylormade M3 15.5°, Tensei Blue 75x (43" D4 276 CPM's)
    Mizuno JPX 919 FliHi 19°, C-Taper Lite 110s (D2, MCC+4, +1 wrap low)
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-PW, C-Taper Lite 110s (D2, MCC+4, +1 wrap low)
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged GW C-Taper Lite 110s (D4, MCC+4, +1 wrap low)
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 56°-10°, Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue S400 (D6, GPTV 360)
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 60°-12°, Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue S400 (D6, GPTV 360)
    Scotty Cameron GoLo 3 35"
  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Advanced Members Posts: 9,697 ✭✭
    rtraudt wrote:


    I still have a set of MB 2's sittin' pretty in the shop glaring and begging for me to take em' out
    Tour Exotics E 10 15*
    Srixon 785's w/G P MCC plus 4
    Mizuno T 7 52 MP T7 56 &60
    Bobby Grace [font=comic sans ms,cursive]SNYPER [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]II [/font][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]46"[/font][/font]
    Oregon Ducks Bag
  • titleistforgedtitleistforged golf is still fun right Advanced Members Posts: 155 ✭✭
    Anyone say 690MB? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Cobra F9 9* | Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 60 S
    TaylorMade M4 15* | Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6s
    TaylorMade GAPR HI 19* | KBS Hybrid 80 S
    Nike Vapor Fly Pro 4i | True Temper AMT S300
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5-GW | Project X LZ 5.5
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 54, 60 ATV
    TaylorMade Spider Mini Diamond

    Titleist Club 7 cart bag
  • 6hcphacker6hcphacker Advanced Members Posts: 156 ✭✭


    My current set of Apex MB 18's are fairly easy to strike,

    Also found my MP 5's, MP4's, MP 68"s, MP37's, MP33's, and MP29's fairly easy strike contenders




    Agree on the Apex MB, they look great too.

    I play MP-5 and definititely forgiving for a blade, dont need sweet spot 100% of the time. You definitely know when it is not a good hit but the performance loss is not too bad. MP-4, ugh, did not find that easy at all. For me if it was not pured it did not end up well. looks crazy good from address, it ended there for me.
  • DinosaurDinosaur Advanced Members Posts: 1,980 ✭✭


    Anyone say 690MB? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    695MB
    "Non rinunciare mai quello
    che desideri...."
    Go with what you know!
  • chch3chch3 Advanced Members Posts: 806 ✭✭
    In my limited time with playing blades, turf interaction seemed to be an essential part of their easiness to play.
    Cobra BIO Cell // Diamana W Series
    Cobra F6 Baffler // Diamana Thump
    Cobra F7 Hybrid // Tensei Pro White
    Taylormade UDI 3 Iron // Tensei Pro White
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5-GW // Project X
    Ping Tour Gorge 52 // Project X
    Callaway PM Grind 56 // Project X
    Taylormade Tour Spider Black
  • chivachiva Advanced Members Posts: 2,389 ✭✭
    What is the lowest calorie brand of fast food??? This whole thread makes me chuckle!!!!
    OB and water hazards you flunkies
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Meet Séamus, Squirrel Control Officer Advanced Members Posts: 6,104 ✭✭

    NRJyzr wrote:



    MacGregor Vfoil 1025m.



    Seriously...they are so easy to hit...and gorgeous... and worth it.



    I regret selling mine.






    Hmmmm....



    https://www.ebay.com...&frcectupt=true




    Get thee behind me Satan!



    I am saved by the faith in Single Length!!!!





    Stop being an enabler.






    Would've been funny if this post had been included on the front page Thread of the Day post. LOL
    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Cobra King LTD, ProtoPype 80x or RIP 80x, 43.5" -or- SuperDeep 9.5*, ProtoPype 80x or NV85x, 43.5"
    3w: Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
    1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
    2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
    SW: Ram Tour Grind Feel Matched 58*, DGS
    Putter: Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.5", PP58 midsize grip
    (Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35" -or- Mizuno TPM-2, 35" as backups)
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Snell MTB Black... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time
    Shoes by True Linkswear
  • Ben BerubeBen Berube Benny B Advanced Members Posts: 2,469 ✭✭
    Many know me for my MB2 passion. I have had 11 sets..... and probably heading into my 12th set after reading this. LOL



    Adams really had something going. The added weights help get the ball up and IMO enlarge the sweet spot. They do have a bit to much offset but that can also help in many ways. Especially for someone just getting into blades.



    The only other blade easier than MB2's are United SBB Tours / Pro blades. Longer heel to toe they are SO easy to play. I have a full set if anyone is interested... image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    WITB (for this week =)
    - TC GBB 9.0 w/KK SS 60s Proto
    - TC Alpha 816 16* w/Voodoo 7s
    -Tour Issue Dhy Pro 21* / 18* hybrids w/Matrix Tour White/Black Ties
    -Mp63 raw 4-p w/Black Smoke KBS120s
    -Mp10 52-56-60’s
    -Putter - revolving door but lean towards Tour Issue Ody’s

    Testing - Everything and Anything to try and improve. Golf is all what you make of it!



    ***always up for trades***
  • shintonshinton Members Posts: 27 ✭✭
    edited February 4
    Any thing Srixon has made in the last 6 years or so have been fabulous with their VT soul. The blades are a touch larger than most other brand which lend themselves to be "easier" to hit or more forgiving if you dare use forgiving when describing a blade. Side note if you get a chance to try them hit the Exotics CBX blade, these really surprised me.
  • orangeologyorangeology Category II Hoarder Advanced Members Posts: 628 ✭✭
    easiest question that can go much pointless, most likely ending up with the answers on 'what i like the most'.

    #yourswing
    Drivers
    TI Callie XR16 Pro 9º + Fujikura Six Tour Spec X
    Nike Flex440 8.5º + Fujikura Six Tour Spec X

    Fairways/Hybrids
    TI Titleist 917 F3 15º + Atmos Black Tour Spec 8X
    TI Adams SuperLS Speedline XTD 14º + Aldila RIP'd NV 85 Tour X
    Royal Collection BBD505V 18º Hybrid + DG X100 TI

    Utility Irons
    TM TP UDI 18º + DG X100 TI
    Nike Vapor Pro 3 (19º) + Fujikura Pro 95i Tourspec X aka Brooks Spec

    Irons
    Titleist 716 MB 5 + NS Pro Modus3 Tour 120 S, Titleist 716 MB 6-PW + NS Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

    Wedges
    TI Scratch 8620 47º, 50º, 56º, 59ª + DG TI
    Vega VW-10 60º + Shimada Tour

    Putters, Balls
    Edel 642 Tour 350g, Mizuno TPM #6 340g
    Titieist ProV1X // Nike RZN Black
  • mwink822mwink822 Advanced Members Posts: 2,573 ✭✭
    If' you're a good ball striker with irons, then it's really splitting hairs and the choice is going to come down to what looks and feels best to the individual. Any blade is going to require repeatable and relatively sound swing fundamentals. As for "easy" that's different for different folks who I have just described. For me, I always get on well with Titleist MB's, my favorite of that lot probably being the 716 MB's that I played before shifting over the JPX 900 Tours. I found the 716 MB to be aesthetically pleasing behind the ball, and I was very confident that I would be able to hit the shot that I needed or envisioned assuming I did my part. By contrast, for some reason or another, I just haven't been able to get on with a Mizuno blade other than the MP-37. This year, I'm anticipating a move back to a blade and am head to head between the Taylormade P730 and Titleist 718 MB. The times that I've demoed them (several since November), I swing them quite well and consistently. The same occasions that I've demoed the P730 and 718 MB, I've also demoed the MP18 to lesser degree of success. Something about the way that the club looks behind the ball doesn't give me quite the same confidence as the other two. That's what blade selection really comes down to. If you're looking at blades (even as part of a combo set), odds are you have fairly sound and repeatable fundamentals. Moral of the story, find something that looks good behind the ball, feels good on solid strikes and that makes you feel confident that you can shape the shot as needed.
    Titleist 917D3 9.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 80 Tour X 125 MSI
    Titleist 915 Fd 13.5* Diamana S+ 80X (rotates in and out based on course played)
    Titleist 917F2 18* (turned down to 17.25*) Aldila Rogue Black 80X 95 MSI
    3-P Mizuno JPX 900 Tour Nippon Modus 3 105X
    White Satin Mizuno MP T7 51-08 Modus 3 105X
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 55-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 59-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1
  • IHFNIHFN Advanced Members Posts: 1,784

    Kingcat990 wrote:


    Buzzkill wrote:


    I've read that the Fourteen FH1000 play easy but I haven't tried them.
    I have read the reviews on the 1000's from back in 2015?? or so. Always wanted a set but never had the pleasure. Love the satin look of those. I have some TC-910 CB's that feel fantastic, I would bet my right n-t that those 1000's are heavenly.




    They're not. They're pretty dead feeling no matter the shaft. Aesthetically, one of the most beautiful, performance wise they were very underwhelming.



    I would try a Maltby TS1 head paired with a reliable shaft. Has a fairly high MPF rating for an MB type iron.



    Snow will melt soon Stone!
    Good thing I'M not a betting man, ouch. Kinda figures something so pretty is not all it's cracked up to be. 3 dressed up as a 9. Those TS1's are worth a look. Thx KC.

    Let's flipping hope so, -39.8 C was too dang cold, -16 today, that feels like spring. Not... it will be a few months yet unfortunately.




    I'd have to disagree with this. I've played the FH1000's for most of last year and they are very forgiving for a blade and felt good to me. Are they the best feeling blade I've ever hit? No, but not a dead feeling. I was playing the newest version of it though. I know they had several ones including one that was cast.



    Another good one is the Cobra Fly Z Pro's. For some reason the King MB's didn't feel as good and weren't as forgiving as the Fly Z's. Wish I had never sold mine.
    Ping G400 LST Ping Tour Stiff 63
    Exotics EX10 Beta 16.5 Rogue Max 75 x-stiff
    Titleist 818 H1 19 Evenflow Blue 6.5 85

    TM P760 4-PW Recoil 780 ES SMACWRAP stiff hard stepped once.

    TM High Toe 52 Steelfiber 95 Stiff
    TM High Toe 58 Steelfiber 110 Stiff
    TM High Toe 64 KBS Hi Rev 115 Stiff

    Odyssey EXO Indy S
  • upsups Advanced Members Posts: 149
    Cobra Fly Z Pro for me
  • rsh0308rsh0308 Advanced Members Posts: 305 ✭✭
    ups wrote:


    Cobra Fly Z Pro for me


    Another one here.

    Used to play 990Bs, have blended cm 735s, MP32. I had a set of Fly-Z Pros and traded them in online last year. Just before I boxed them up, I went out and shot 77, best round since college like 13 years ago.

    I immediately started checking eBay for another set.
    My Carl's Golfland / GolfWRX WITB story

    Callaway Great Big Bertha 9*, GD AD DI-6x
    Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15*, White Tie x
    Taylormade Auroburner TP 3h, White Tie x
    Mizuno 850 Forged 4-P, DG TIS400
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50F/54M/58M, DG TIS400
    Scotty Red X
  • theothertwotheothertwo Advanced Members Posts: 2,462 ✭✭
    Shawn Paul wrote:


    I really liked the MP-33's (still play em once in a while) and the MP-5's. I can never hit a Titleist iron it's my kryptonite, no idea why. I also really really really like the Bridgestone J15MB but I don't know if those are really considered blades.




    Bridgestone J15 MBs, had them for awhile and thought they were quite forgiving for that blade design. Even the long irons got up in the air quickly. I think part of it mostly is having the right shafts.
    Srixon Z 565 9.5* Driver
    Callaway Rogue 17* 4 Wood
    Callaway Rogue 21* 4 Hybrid
    Miura CB 57 4-PW
    Miura 2018 Tour Wedges 52* and 58*
    Wilson Milled 8802 Putter
  • highscoreinkyhighscoreinky Advanced Members Posts: 365 ✭✭
    Wilson FG 100. Still in the bag.
  • shintonshinton Members Posts: 27 ✭✭
    edited February 4
    Kingcat990 wrote:


    Buzzkill wrote:


    I've read that the Fourteen FH1000 play easy but I haven't tried them.
    I have read the reviews on the 1000's from back in 2015?? or so. Always wanted a set but never had the pleasure. Love the satin look of those. I have some TC-910 CB's that feel fantastic, I would bet my right n-t that those 1000's are heavenly.




    They're not. They're pretty dead feeling no matter the shaft. Aesthetically, one of the most beautiful, performance wise they were very underwhelming.



    I would try a Maltby TS1 head paired with a reliable shaft. Has a fairly high MPF rating for an MB type iron.



    Snow will melt soon Stone!




    Though they look the part i wouldn't go as far as calling the TS1's a "blade" as they are a 3 pc polymer injected iron. Maybe more of a players distance iron...or I guess i just might be nit picking.
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Meet Séamus, Squirrel Control Officer Advanced Members Posts: 6,104 ✭✭
    shinton wrote:

    Kingcat990 wrote:


    Buzzkill wrote:


    I've read that the Fourteen FH1000 play easy but I haven't tried them.
    I have read the reviews on the 1000's from back in 2015?? or so. Always wanted a set but never had the pleasure. Love the satin look of those. I have some TC-910 CB's that feel fantastic, I would bet my right n-t that those 1000's are heavenly.




    They're not. They're pretty dead feeling no matter the shaft. Aesthetically, one of the most beautiful, performance wise they were very underwhelming.



    I would try a Maltby TS1 head paired with a reliable shaft. Has a fairly high MPF rating for an MB type iron.



    Snow will melt soon Stone!




    Though they look the part i wouldn't go as far as calling the TS1's a "blade" as they are a 3 pc polymer injected iron. Maybe more of a players distance iron...or I guess i just might be nit picking.






    Think it's a legit comment. <shrug>



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    1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
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    Putter: Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.5", PP58 midsize grip
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  • revanantrevanant Members Posts: 31 ✭✭
    I'm currently testing the Callaway Apex MB vs. the Mizuno MP-4.



    The first time I hit the Callaway Apex, I was a bit stunned. I was getting more height and distance from the Apex 7 iron than the Mizuno MP-18 MMC 6 iron I had just finished hitting (I had both up on GC Quad). Tested it a bunch more, and found I was hitting the Apex about the same distance as my 716 AP1s, but with much better feel. Easily the softest irons I've ever hit, and I think the small head is actually an asset.



    I now own a set of 6-PW. I've hit them a bunch (high end simulator but not grass yet, as it's winter), and I'm finding that these play great--as expected, bad shots die short and straight, and good strikes are the softest I've ever felt.



    The only problem is that I found a cheap and complete set of MP-4s online (3-PW). The full set is only $35 a head, and is cheaper than the Apex MB 6-PW. Topline on the MP-4s is better than the Apex Mb--it's wafer thin. The clubface is slightly longer, but the thin topline makes for a better looking iron, in my book. On feel, the two irons are very close--I'd put the Apex at 5% to 10% softer on the best of strikes, and a bit softer (no sting) on mishits. I can't judge sole/bounce/turf interaction as well, as I'm hitting in a simulator, but maybe folks who have owned either/both can comment on that front. The MP-4s are easy to launch on good strikes, as are the Apex. Neither will forgive a bad strike, but I find I'd rather not have a bad strike travel a long way if I can avoid it. On good strikes, having more mass in the center makes for much better feel and shots.



    If I could marry the topline of the MP-4 to the blade size of the Apex, it would be perfection. But in terms of forgiveness--neither is that hard to hit well. Strikes out of the sweet spot are wonderful. Strikes off the toe are awful. Strikes in between lose about 10-20 yards, but tend to be pretty straight. And the more you practice with the clubs, the better you get at hitting out of the center, if only due to pavlovian feedback. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    If money were no object, I'd keep both. As it is, I'm leaning towards the MP-4, as the $200 I'm saving on not having to finish the set can go to other things (maybe a new 3 wood, etc.).



    I've hit other blades this year. The MP-18 is a little less soft on a good strike. The 718 MB is dense and clicky--not my taste. King MB was ok--next to the Apex MB, it paled in comparison. And the MP-69 feels a little worse than the MP-4 and has a bulkier topline and head.



    If I were ranking the best players' irons I've hit this year, it would probably go 1) Apex MB; 2) MP-4; 3) Titleist 716 CB; 4) MP-69; 5) MP-18; 6) Taylormade P-760; 7) Miura MB-001 (a pure strike feels solid, rather than soft, despite the amazing topline); 8) Titleist 718 CB; 9) Cobra King MB; 10) Miura MC-501 (beautiful irons, but feel a little solid/dead out of the center), 11) Mizuno T-Zoid Pro (great irons, but they have real sting--these are my cheap spare set), 12) Mizuno JPX 900 Tour (look much better than they feel).



    Assuming the MP-4 and Apex MB have equally good sole designs, I'd put those two at the top of my list of blades that are easy to get up in the air with a good move over the ball and whose soft feel will keep you up at night.

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  • BruceMcBruceMc Members Posts: 6
    I've just switched from Miura MB001's to mc 501's. IMO the easiest to hit were my Cleveland TA1's ... however, a heavier club and I was nearly 20 yrs younger may be affecting how much I did like them. These came out in the fall of 99/ 2000 to retail and I believe at the time Vijay was playing them and probably part of the reason I went with Cleveland. I have heard he still works as hard on his game as he ever has -maybe something I should remember too!
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  • beatarmy02beatarmy02 Advanced Members Posts: 174
    My vote goes for the Nike Vapor Pro Blades (if you can find them). They play like a compact CB.
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Advanced Members Posts: 1,975 ✭✭


    Yonex N1-MBs




    Another vote for these beauties.



    They have a new model out this year, looking forward to hitting these
  • Joe SJoe S Members Posts: 58 ✭✭
    Tommy Armour 845m Silverback for me. This is the club that finally got me to switch to blades after wanting to for years. Runner ups are, Titleist 695mb, Mizuno MP14 & 32, Ben Hogan Apex (1973).
  • mrbluumrbluu Members Posts: 1
    If the count as blades, then ACP's for me.
  • KarankaranKarankaran Members Posts: 1
    I don't know about the easiest blades but I sure know the hardest blades are MacGregor irons. They are beautiful irons and look almost identical to Mizunos. I can hit ok with Mizunos but not at all with MacGregors.
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