What non-blade irons have the thinnest toplines and little offset?

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I'm not a low handicapper (GHIN ~14), but I'm not an aficionado of hunky metal heads. I have a set of JPX900HM's that I loathe, look like a chunk of metal sitting down there.  I like my Adams CB2 forged better mainly because of the thinner topline and minimal cavity back.  I've noticed Talormade PSi Tour/forged (a few years old) seem to fit this preference category.  Aside from straight out blades or smooth MB's, what other minimal CB's fit the bill for thin topline, minimal cavity backside protrusion, and minimal offset?
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GHIN Index 12.7
Epic Flash Driver-LH, 10.5*, Tensei CK Blue 60-Stiff 
GBB 5-wood (18*), 7-wood (20*); Mitsubishi KuroKage 50 
Callaway Rogue Pro 4-AW, Recoil 760 F3
Callaway Rogue 19* 3-Hb, Aldila Synergy 60-Reg
Cleveland RTX 50*, 54*, 58*
Odyssey Double Wide Stroke Lab Putter
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  • Crooksc17Crooksc17 NJ 914WRX Points: 100Handicap: 5Members Posts: 914 Golden Tee
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    Any Titleist CB will do that. I had the 716 CB/MB combo after playing 690 MB for years. I loved the look of the CB’s but didn’t find them much more forgiving than the 690mb. If you are comfortable with the CB’s then you should have no problem with the MB’s
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  • LepatriqueLepatrique  39WRX Points: 59Members Posts: 39 Bunkers
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    Mizuno makes some very clean non-blades. The mp18 SC and MMC both have fairly thin top lines and not a ton of offset. 

    Also take a look at ping i210 also clean topline and not much offset and very easy to hit. 


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    TM M1 9.5* Kuro Kage XT70 X
    TM M2 Deep 16.7* Kuro Kage XT80 X
    PXG 0317 19* Kuro Kage 80HY TX
    Mizuno MP64 4-PW C-Taper S
    Vokey SM5 50-55-60 C-Taper S
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  • SoloShot84SoloShot84  473WRX Points: 203Members Posts: 473 Greens
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    900 tour?
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  • mcc0819mcc0819  656WRX Points: 109Members Posts: 656 Golden Tee
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    Ping i200 or i210 would fit the bill.
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    Ping G400 LST AD-DI 7x
    Mizuno ST190 3w Kuro Kage Silver 80x
    Taylormade GAPR LO 19 degree KBS Tour 95x
    Cobra King Pro Forged CB 4-PW KBS Tour V 120x
    Ping Glide 2.0 50, 54, 58
    Odyssey O-Works 1w

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13328WRX Points: 2,195Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,328 Titanium Tees
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    Ping s55
    Ping iblade
    Ping Rapture J-spec
    TM P790
    Ping i500
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    Ping G400 LST 11* GD Pershing 55x
    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 5w 18* Aldila NVS Pink 85x 
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Mizuno 919T 6 - GW UST 95 Recoil f4 
    Ping Glide SS 54* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Ping Glide ES 59* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Callaway PM grind 64* UST 110 Recoil f4
    Piretti Matera Elite 

    '19 Index 0.9 ~ 3.7
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5983WRX Points: 1,157Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,983 Titanium Tees
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    Ping S55, much more than the i200 or i210.
    I've got some Titleist 710 CBs that are OK with regards to the topline, but the S55s are cleaner. I can't speak about the Mizuno 900 Tours and TM clubs because I'e not really had a good look at them, but I do suggest you give the S55s a look. I was seriously impressed with them...OK, full disclosure: I'm looking at picking up a set myself.
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    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
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  • ChadwickogChadwickog  373WRX Points: 99Members Posts: 373 Greens
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    Staff v4 and v6. I'm basically in your boat and play the v4 currently. Low profile, short blade length, plenty forgiving.
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  • NokeNoke  2235WRX Points: 293Members Posts: 2,235 Platinum Tees
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    Lots.  

    But my vote goes to Wishon 560 or 565 or 771.

    Or heck, even my 870's have a skinny-ish top line with no cavity to be seen at address.
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  • revanantrevanant  412WRX Points: 311Members Posts: 412 Greens
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    The Miura cavity backs and MC have very thin toplines. The Titlelist 716/718 CB might be my favorite looking CB, for minimal topline and offset. The Apex Pro 19 might be worth a look--the 16 was a small iron hard to distinguish from the Apex MB from the top (I've put them side by side before).
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    Cobra King LTD
    Cobra F8 3W
    Cobra F6 Baffler 5W
    Mizuno MP-4 w/ Project X 6.0
    Titleist Vokey SM5 54-10 M
    Mizuno JPX 58-14
    Ping Redwood D66

  • DFS PFDDFS PFD  1472WRX Points: 670Handicap: 1.8Members Posts: 1,472 Platinum Tees
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    Apex Pro 19
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    SIM 8* Ventus Black 6X
    G410 LST  HZRDUS Smoke Hulk 6.5TX 60g 
    Epic Flash SZ 15* Tensei PW 80TX
    2-PW Ping Blueprint DG X7
    55* MG Raw Tour issue S400
    60* Hi-Toe Tour Issue S400
    L.A.B 2.1 

  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WA 726WRX Points: 195Members Posts: 726 Golden Tee
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    Maltby te forged
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    mizuno st190 9.5
    Callaway rouge sub zero 15
    Adams pro mini 20
    Bridgestone tour b x-cb 4-pw 
    Vokey sm7 50.12, sm7 56.10, sm6 62.08
    Maltby ptm-4
    2018 Players 5 stand bag
    Srixon Z Star xv
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  • gibbyfangibbyfan  1264WRX Points: 139Members Posts: 1,264 Platinum Tees
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    Miura ( as mentioned before), Srixons 7 series, Mizuno 18 series SC/MB, etc
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    Driver: For now. Tour Issue Epic Flash TD 10.5 w/ Evo4 661 X
    3wd: Titleist TS2 15 w/ Atmos Black 8s Tour Spec Tour Stiff
    Hybrid: Titleist 915 w/ Diamana 90 Stiff
    4Iron: Titleist 716 T-MB w/ PX 6.0
    5-W: Miura CB 1007 w/ Satin PX 6.0
    Wedges: Miura Tour 51, 55, 59 w/ Nippon 125
    Putter: PXG Bat Attack Gen1

  • BMCBMC  3827WRX Points: 791Handicap: YESMembers Posts: 3,827 Titanium Tees
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    Srixon.
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    PING Rapture (OG) 14* 44 inches
    Titleist 910 F 20* FW
    Callaway '18 MB irons
    NIKE SV 50*
    Callaway 56 SW
    Odyssey 1WS putter
  • kizdockizdoc Wildcat  425WRX Points: 76Handicap: 9.0ClubWRX Posts: 425 ClubWRX
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    Miura CB57
    Tourstage MR-23 
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    Titleist 910D3 9.5* Graphite Design Tour AD VR 6S
    Titleist
    TS2 16.5* Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S
    Titleist
    TS2 21* Graphite Design Tour AD TP 8S
    Miura Giken
    MB-5003 4-PW Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour120S
    Miura
    1957 51Y, 55C Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Wedge 115
    Titleist
    Vokey 8620 Raw 260.06 N.S. Pro Modus3 Wedge 125
    TaylorMade
    Spider X Navy
    Titleist
    Pro V1x

























  • bulls9999bulls9999 GHIN Index = 12.8 939WRX Points: 194Handicap: GHIN Index 12.7Members Posts: 939 Golden Tee
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    I'll have to compile a list.....
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    GHIN Index 12.7
    Epic Flash Driver-LH, 10.5*, Tensei CK Blue 60-Stiff 
    GBB 5-wood (18*), 7-wood (20*); Mitsubishi KuroKage 50 
    Callaway Rogue Pro 4-AW, Recoil 760 F3
    Callaway Rogue 19* 3-Hb, Aldila Synergy 60-Reg
    Cleveland RTX 50*, 54*, 58*
    Odyssey Double Wide Stroke Lab Putter
  • BottleCapBottleCap  1494WRX Points: 249Members Posts: 1,494 Platinum Tees
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    Another vote for the Miura CB57
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    Taylormade M5 Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XD 70 S
    Titleist 917 F3 GD TourAD IZ 8S
    Mizuno MP 69 3-PW DG S400
    Vokey SM7 54S and 60M
    Cameron Newport 2 CT
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
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  • kro88kro88  224WRX Points: 88Members Posts: 224 Fairways
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    Miura CB57 
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    Bag of tricks - in Mackenzie Walker
    Driver: Ping G40 Max 10.5 w/Fuji Speeder 661 Evo IV X
    Wood: Titleist 913 F2 19 w/Diamana S+ Blue 72s - setting C1 | Titleist 975f 20.5 w/ Grafalloy ProLite S Flex
    Irons: Miura 1957 Baby Blades w/Nippon Modus 120 Stiff 4-PW std lie
    Wedges: Titleist Vokey Sm7 50 - 2 flt - 1 wk w/KBS 610 | Vokey Design V grind oil can 54 - 2 flt -1 wk w/KBS 610 | Titleist Vokey Design Low Bounc K oil can 60 -2 flt w/KBS Hi-rev | Taylormade Hi-Toe 64 w/KBS Hi-Rev
    Putter: Mizuno TPM3 33.5 Inches - SS 3.0 grip
    Ball: Titleist Pro-V1
  • ian-500ian-500  1055WRX Points: 286Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,055 Platinum Tees
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    Miura CB 1005/1006/1007/1008
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    DR: Taylormade Original One 11.5° + Tour AD DI 8x.
    FW: in the making.
    HY: Callaway Apex19 4h 23° + Tour AD IZ 95x.
    Irons: Taylormade R9 Forged 5i-PW + Quadra 100i Pro x.
    Wedges: in the making.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
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    Taylormade P770
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    j40 dpc?
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  • bulls9999bulls9999 GHIN Index = 12.8 939WRX Points: 194Handicap: GHIN Index 12.7Members Posts: 939 Golden Tee
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    I'll have to compile a list.....
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    GHIN Index 12.7
    Epic Flash Driver-LH, 10.5*, Tensei CK Blue 60-Stiff 
    GBB 5-wood (18*), 7-wood (20*); Mitsubishi KuroKage 50 
    Callaway Rogue Pro 4-AW, Recoil 760 F3
    Callaway Rogue 19* 3-Hb, Aldila Synergy 60-Reg
    Cleveland RTX 50*, 54*, 58*
    Odyssey Double Wide Stroke Lab Putter
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  • bulls9999bulls9999 GHIN Index = 12.8 939WRX Points: 194Handicap: GHIN Index 12.7Members Posts: 939 Golden Tee
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    Summary:  (Good golly, the list is long.... seems like you can't help but trip over a thin topline iron)

    Titleist - CB, MB

    Mizuno - MP18, SC/MB, MMC, 900 Tour
    Ping - i210, i200, i500, S55 (more than i200's), iBlade, Rapture J-spec
    Taylormade - P790, P770
    Wilson Staff - Staff v4, v6
    Wishon - Wishon 560, 565, 771
    Miura - CB57, MCs, CB 1005/1006/1007/1008
    Callaway - Apex Pro 19, Apex MB
    Maltby - Maltby TE forged (don't make it in lefty; I'm a lefty :-(
    Srixon - Srixon 7 series
    Tourstage - MR-23
    Bridgestone - J40 dpc


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    GHIN Index 12.7
    Epic Flash Driver-LH, 10.5*, Tensei CK Blue 60-Stiff 
    GBB 5-wood (18*), 7-wood (20*); Mitsubishi KuroKage 50 
    Callaway Rogue Pro 4-AW, Recoil 760 F3
    Callaway Rogue 19* 3-Hb, Aldila Synergy 60-Reg
    Cleveland RTX 50*, 54*, 58*
    Odyssey Double Wide Stroke Lab Putter
  • geochitowngeochitown  2078WRX Points: 288Handicap: 14Members Posts: 2,078 Platinum Tees
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    can't leave out the Maxfli Revolution Blacks, thin topline and minimal offset

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    Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
    TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - Testing at 43" w/ Matrix 7M3 stiff/Driver stand-in Wishon 919THI 13* Matrix 7M3 at 42.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 4W 16.5* - Matrix 8M2 /5W 18* - Matrix 8M2 stiff tipped 2" at 41.75"
    OR TEE XCG7 Beta 19* H - Fujikura Fit-on Red Stiff - 85 g at 39.25"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Diamana Thump T93 Stiff untipped at 38.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 38.25"
    Wishon 560MC's 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length KBS Tour 105 Stiff
    Vokey SM4 52-08F
    Cleveland TA588 57-10 (bent to 56*, so 9* bounce)
    Vokey SM5 60-07S  
    SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain-cerakote sniper gray-silver dots-white flange sight line-SS Flatso 2.0
    OR Bastain Milled BM-007 Prototype 371g at 33"
  • YuckYuck Fore!  2586WRX Points: 239Members Posts: 2,586 Titanium Tees
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    J40 CB.

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  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR  148WRX Points: 61Handicap: 11Members Posts: 148 Fairways
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    Mp18 SC

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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic  3538WRX Points: 504Handicap: 3.0Members Posts: 3,538 Titanium Tees
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    R9 B heads

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    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° w/ Aldila Rogue White 70 130MSI X
    TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
    Cobra F9 Speedback 4 iron w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Hybrid 95X
    Yonex Ezone CB-301 4-PW w/ Nippon Modus 125X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Raw 50 S-Grind
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Raw 56 X-Grind
    Vokey Low Bounce K-Grind 60
    TaylorMade Spider Mini Copper

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  • lychyrychylychyrychy  12WRX Points: 28Members Posts: 12 Bunkers
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    My vote go to Cobra King Pro CB and look beautiful in chrome. More compact (read: shorter blade length) than Iblades which I also own, less offset than Iblades and more forgiving. My toe hits feel flushed and go same distance as middled shots that I cannot say about Iblades.

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  • matchavezmatchavez Aotearoa New Zealand 4286WRX Points: 375Unregistered Posts: 4,286 Titanium Tees
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    I'm just curious... someone indulge an honest question.
    I'm hitting some pretty small clubs, but I don't have some sort of OCD trigger when I see a "thicker top line". Now maybe I'm the only person that thinks this, but I'm not looking at the top line. I care about the lowest groove. I just need to get the bounce width correct so I'm not coming up hard on river silt grass. Is this just a low-cap obsession, or is there some sort of "science" behind that top line size? I thought a somewhat thicker top helped provide forgiveness, no?
    Sidenote: many of the newer "slim top lines" are the effect of shaping and illusion...

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    14 Pings. Blueprints are incredibly good. Fetch is the most underrated putter on the market. Don't @ me.

  • OldplayerOldplayer  2373WRX Points: 121Handicap: 4Members Posts: 2,373 Platinum Tees
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    Older player cb's generally have narrower soles and thinner toplines than more recent forged cb's.
    The famous TM 300's are a good example of this. Very blade like profile in a head that is not too compact.

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  • reider69reider69  640WRX Points: 106Handicap: golfMembers Posts: 640 Golden Tee
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    900 forged. Thin top line, long blade length and tons of distance and forgiveness.

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    Mizuno ST190 - Kuro Kage Silver Tini 70X
    Cobra BioCell+ - Matrix Ozik Red Tie 6Q3 X
    Cobra BioCell 3-4 Hybrid - Aldila Rogue Black 85 X
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-G, KBS C Taper Lite X
    Ping Glide Stealth 2.0 - 54 and 58 - Modus 105X
    Callaway Xforged - 64 degrees
    Lajosi DD201 Proto

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