Any Long Term Srixon 785 Irons Reviews??

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AP2 player for years and years. Always looking to replace them simply out of sheer boredom of playing them. I've always liked them but never "loved" them. The turf interaction to me leaves a bit to be desired. Played 53s (Best irons I've played) and 15s (Loved) as well as i20s in the past 7 years those are the only irons I've played.

I cannot stop looking at the 785 irons. They look amazing and check all the boxes. I hit them but tough to judge anything in the middle of the winter off a matt so I'm looking for real course reviews.

The U85 is simply awesome as well. Would go with a 20 deg U85 as well as RTX wedges.

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  • BearQBearQ Members  3667WRX Points: 855Posts: 3,667 Titanium Tees
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    You cant go wrong with any Srixon iron model long term. Wanted to ask kg, do you mess around with shafts or specs at all. Ive seen you flip every clubhead known to mankind but its usually stock shaft. Why not dabble into the dark arts of advanced specs. That being said, if you read great reviews of 745/65 it will be the same case here. Not many players have had the 785 in play long enough to give you a long term review anyways lol

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  • ShilgyShilgy PhoenixMembers  12533WRX Points: 1,549Handicap: 3.2Posts: 12,533 Titanium Tees
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    Speaking of "advanced specs"....I have been playing the 785 for about four months after a couple years if the z765. Same shaft.. Nippon Pro Modus 125s. In their infinite wisdom the 125's went from being a stock shaft on the 765 to bring an "exotic" option on the 785.
    That said I really like the Srixon clubs. Really good turf interaction with a soft feel.

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    online reviews shows that they don't spin as much as they should compared to similar irons in their category. Can anybody confirm this? I'm a low spin guy that's why the Ap2 fit me so well.

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    I'm a low spin player and got fit into the z785s (albeit bent a little weak) as they gave me the most spin.

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    On -, @kgeorge78 said:

    online reviews shows that they don't spin as much as they should compared to similar irons in their category. Can anybody confirm this? I'm a low spin guy that's why the Ap2 fit me so well.

    I'm a high spin player and was fit into the 785s because they lowered my spin into a more manageable range. It was actually a pleasant surprise as I've always struggled to get the spin down.

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    I am just a normal spin guy lol, but have absolutely no issues with spin. Turf interaction is spot on, best I have played and very similar to my 2013 X forged. These will be in the bag for a while for sure

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  • tgoodspe1991tgoodspe1991 New EnglandMembers  1148WRX Points: 400Handicap: +2.8Posts: 1,148 Platinum Tees
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    lol there's a goldilocks of spin going on here :smile:

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    On -, @tgoodspe1991 said:

    lol there's a goldilocks of spin going on here :smile:

    Which is typical because every swing is different. What spins excessively for you may be different for any of us.

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  • gripandripgripandrip Members  1211WRX Points: 217Posts: 1,211 Platinum Tees
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    Nothing to fire away at... you can't go wrong with the Srixon line. Like many of the professionals, I have yet to part with my 745's. But agree with your assessment...Z745 irons, U45 Driving iron, RTX4 wedges....

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  • jbole267jbole267 CalgaryMembers  402WRX Points: 107Handicap: 1Posts: 402 Greens
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    If I could pull myself to buy new irons, it would be the 785's. Have tried a few times and they're money.
    Sticking with my 745's for now but have to say srixon has the best irons I've hit in years.

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    I would get the 965’s. You can find them brand new for cheap. I tested the 965 vs 765 extensively. The 965’s were easier to hit, spin was better, turf interaction was better, flight was what I expected, etc.

    I wanted the 765’s so bad because of the perceived forgiveness, but after multiple testing days, It wasn’t even close. I got the 965’s with the U65 4iron and 2iron. First set of irons in 20 years that I’m contemplating a backup set.

    I have hit the 785’s and found them to be very similar to the 765’s.

    This is not a blade/cavity debate. I’m just saying, if you have a place to hit the 965’s, do it.

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    On -, @kgeorge78 said:

    online reviews shows that they don't spin as much as they should compared to similar irons in their category. Can anybody confirm this? I'm a low spin guy that's why the Ap2 fit me so well.

    Check out this TXG video comparing players irons, which includes Z765, 718 CB, iBlade, X Forged and P770, go to 8:09 in the video to see the comparison chart. Z785/765 irons are slightly stronger in loft which may account for online reviewers getting somewhat lower spin numbers. TXG has bent all irons to the same loft for this comparison. They've also tested Z785 vs. Z765 and the results have been almost identical.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=7mVJa100OPI&t=495s

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    I've had mine since end of last year. I have about 15 rounds with them. Winter in Ohio sucks! My league play starts Wednesday! I love these irons. Great combination of distance, feel and accuracy. They wont be leaving my bag anytime soon.

    They have plenty of spin for me and are one of the best feeling forged irons I've hit with Modus 120. I have 5-PW and a 4 U65 that has a modus 105s.
    A big bonus with z785 is the turf interaction, these just cut right through. Also very easy to hit different shots and work the ball. Looking forward to a really good season this year.

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    On -, @Shilgy said:

    Speaking of "advanced specs"....I have been playing the 785 for about four months after a couple years if the z765. Same shaft.. Nippon Pro Modus 125s. In their infinite wisdom the 125's went from being a stock shaft on the 765 to bring an "exotic" option on the 785.
    That said I really like the Srixon clubs. Really good turf interaction with a soft feel.

    To each their own. Stock shaft were dynamic golds. Anyways, Modus 125 is not my cup of tea. Much prefer Modus 120

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    Keep these reviews coming, guys. I’m a long time blade player that recently picked up a set of 718 AP2s. Love the feel, distance, and forgiveness, but they are a bit more cumbersome through the turf than the blades to which I am accustomed. I’m thinking the 785s might check off all the same boxes as the AP2s, but with better turf interaction. Curious what others have to say.

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    On -, @BCULAW said:

    Keep these reviews coming, guys. I’m a long time blade player that recently picked up a set of 718 AP2s. Love the feel, distance, and forgiveness, but they are a bit more cumbersome through the turf than the blades to which I am accustomed. I’m thinking the 785s might check off all the same boxes as the AP2s, but with better turf interaction. Curious what others have to say.

    Cant compare to 718 ap2 but z785 dont hold back when comes to turf interaction. Slice right through. Maybe that's why I like them so much. I dont miss my blades anymore. Though I wouldn't mind picking up some of the new Cobra MB or set of clean Nike VR pro blades (man those were good looking!) Serious note, z785 are a ball strikers delight

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    I've been in the Srixon irons since the 45 series and they are simply amazing. Transitioned to the 65's when they launched and just recently went with a blended 785/Z-Forged set. Absolutely LOVE them! I'm actually considering going with their 785 driver and 3 wood now.

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    Almost 2 months with mine now. After a lie angle issue for the first few weeks, now really getting along with them. Im not a high spin player but not having any issues with stopping power with these since they launch so easy. They are far more forgiving and long than they look.

    This past weekend I hit one of the purest shots of my life. 180 yard high draw with my 785 7i (have the Z585s for 4-6). Stuck it 10ft for eagle and it backed up 2 ft. I played a full set of Z545s previously and just snagged a 745/945 combo on the bay. I have bstone J15CBs as my backup set but Im not sure they will see much use

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  • Cruisin1966Cruisin1966 Calgary, ABClubWRX  1129WRX Points: 313Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,129 ClubWRX
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    My z785's just arrived. I will begin my review shortly

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    Also have my eye on them despite my 718 AP2 working well. Don't know what it is about the Srixons!

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    On -, @BCULAW said:

    Keep these reviews coming, guys. I’m a long time blade player that recently picked up a set of 718 AP2s. Love the feel, distance, and forgiveness, but they are a bit more cumbersome through the turf than the blades to which I am accustomed. I’m thinking the 785s might check off all the same boxes as the AP2s, but with better turf interaction. Curious what others have to say.

    my only complaint with the ap2 over the past few years. I don't like pretty diviots with them like I did with my mizuno irons

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    On -, @kgeorge78 said:

    On -, @BCULAW said:

    Keep these reviews coming, guys. I’m a long time blade player that recently picked up a set of 718 AP2s. Love the feel, distance, and forgiveness, but they are a bit more cumbersome through the turf than the blades to which I am accustomed. I’m thinking the 785s might check off all the same boxes as the AP2s, but with better turf interaction. Curious what others have to say.

    my only complaint with the ap2 over the past few years. I don't like pretty diviots with them like I did with my mizuno irons

    Yeah. I play on Bermuda and these AP2s just going chunks out of the turf. Feels so much better to peel dollar bills out of the grass.

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    I am in the same boat as the OP. I am still playing 712 AP2's and they leave a lot to be desired for turf interaction. I have been eyeing the 785's and hit the 6 iron today with Modus 120s. I don't take much of a divot but didn't have much issue hitting them off the mats. The spin was a little low at around 5k for the 6 iron. My swing was +3.5-7 on Trackman and down 5ish. I am planning to get new irons this month and it will be between the 785 / z-forged / 919T / 718CB / Apex Pro.

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    anyone move into these from the 745s?

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    Love these irons, turf interaction is great. Spin is definitely slightly lower than some irons i've played (i210's, p730's).

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    Playing the 745s still and see no reason to change them because they are so good but they are fairly worn out and in a couple years when the price comes down on the 785s ill likely pick up a set and retire the 745s.

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    The longest iron I carry is a 5 iron. I generally do not feel that I have trouble hitting a 5 iron. I had trouble hitting a five consistently with this set. It is lofted at 25 vs the 27 I normally play. The Xforged 5 was easier to get up and it was lofted at 26. The 919 Tour was easily able to get up better than the Z785. I felt the 919 Tour felt better than the z785, but I also feel the new zforged feel better than the Mp18 MB.

    So, not really sure what I’m saying - other than I prefer hitting a 27 degree 5 iron. And in this slimmed down design, the v-sole is toned down, and these don’t have tungsten like previous models. I trust Srixon designers, but not sure how these are as forgiving as previous versions.

    Apologies for the typos. Dang phone.

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    I've had mine since Black Friday and they are growing on me for sure. I did reshaft from x100 to Modus 125x and the ball flight is a little higher. The feel is fantastic, you get that beautiful thud with a soft sound and cut through the grass.

    Definitely agree that these irons are low spin, but I switched to a spinnier ball and it's worked out really well. You can work the ball like crazy with the 785.

    Not as happy with the 5 and 6 iron, I may weaken their lofts to add a small amount of launch and spin. My previous 850 Forged irons had an identical loft in the 5i and were easier to launch. The clubs are all built the way I want them and I'm going to only make small tweaks before exploring anything like a combo with the 585.

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    On -, @lordemsworth said:

    The longest iron I carry is a five. I generally do not feel that I have trouble hitting a five iron. I had trouble hitting a five consistently with this set. It is lifted at 25 vs the 27 I normally play. I felt the 919 Tour felt better than the z785, but I also feel the new zforged feel better than the Mp18 MB.

    So, not really sure what I’m saying - other than I prefer hitting a 27 degree 5 iron. And in this skimmed down design, the vaole is toned down, and these have no tungsten like previous models. I trust Srixon designers, but not sure how these are as forgiving as previous versions.

    Surprised they neglected tungsten in the long irons...proven that it works. They’ve done it already. Why not include it? Most workable iron ever? No we don’t want that in 4-6 iron lol.

    Z945 were already goat Srixon iron now even more so.

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