I-500s; after using them for a while, anybody else loathe them ?

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,898 ✭✭
    edited Jun 12, 2019 12:33am #92

    I find the I500 completely unplayable as a set. Sure you could throw the 3 or 4 iron in the bag as a driving irons of sorts. As a set? no way. The ball goes way to far, and they are super jumpy. Meaning that if you try to hit a shot, knock one down, hit a 3/4 8 iron or something like that the ball just flies off the face. It is extremely difficult to judge and maintain distance control with them.

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  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members Posts: 375 ✭✭

    The more I play them, the better I like them ... but I still don't like 'em much.

  • buntabunta Members Posts: 604 ✭✭

    i500 made me change my swing. i then realized I hated the new swing adjustments. so i dropped them.

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  • kcd38kcd38 Members Posts: 341 ✭✭

    @bunta said:
    i500 made me change my swing. i then realized I hated the new swing adjustments. so i dropped them.

    THIS! If you have to adjust your swing for a set of irons, those irons are not for you!

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  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,313 ✭✭

    One thread theme: possibly i500 was put into wrong marketing niche.

    At a smaller local golf shop, two sets of i500 irons stacked on top of each other on the used club rack. One set had AWT 2.0 R-flex, the other NS Pro Modus.3 Tour 120 in S.flex.

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,898 ✭✭

    No need to lock it. Peoples opinions vary and that is ok. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s what makes the wrx world go round. Not everyone likes the same thing. No politics or religion talk. It’s all good.

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  • WarEagleGolfWarEagleGolf Members Posts: 308 ✭✭

    Still liking them. I actually find them easy to shape, easy to hit, and distance controllable.

    They do require a good solid swing. Everyone i play with is a pretty good stick and all of them have hit my clubs once or twice. And they all hit pretty good. My swing is sucking recently and the distance control, left right, etc., is nasty. I can see how people that don't hit the "middle" mostly.would hate these, or maybe a sweeper could struggle. I have wear marks in the center and still love them.

    Shot my two lowest scores ever with them(same course, different tees) , and was ball striking like a fiend.

    I still get alot of pin high hits, albeit with a ridiculous "number" in my hand. I also like the feel, almost typical ping honestly. Not too different from my S55, a little harsher, sure. But a pure strike has a nice solid feel.

    Still tempted by the blue prints though. I am in between wanting forgiveness and extra distance and wanting a true players club. Probably wouldn't see much difference in score. Would likely keep 3-4i in the bag of i500. They are bombers.

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  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,321 ✭✭

    I haven't visited this thread for quite a while. Doesn't look like I missed a whole lot.

    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

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  • supdawgiesupdawgie Members Posts: 64 ✭✭

    The i500’s look nice, but sound horrible. Much better options out there.

  • Twin2LTwin2L Members Posts: 85 ✭✭

    I frankly think the discussion of volume and tone are overstated when hitting outdoors. On indoor facilities I can see where this is significant, but on the courses I play (exclusively out doors), the sound of an i500 struck does not stifle, stun or frighten into silence most creatures found in nature.

    Of course, your mileage may vary. 😬

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  • buntabunta Members Posts: 604 ✭✭
    edited Jun 12, 2019 5:30pm #103

    @Twin2L said:
    I frankly think the discussion of volume and tone are overstated when hitting outdoors. On indoor facilities I can see where this is significant, but on the courses I play (exclusively out doors), the sound of an i500 struck does not stifle, stun or frighten into silence most creatures found in nature.

    Of course, your mileage may vary. 😬

    Thats true. But on mishits it stifles, stuns and frightens myself ,that i want to go hide with the creatures found in nature.

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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers Posts: 939 ✭✭

    @lawsonman said:
    I haven't visited this thread for quite a while. Doesn't look like I missed a whole lot.

    You did miss a lot; luckily, it's gone and we're talking about golf clubs again.

  • QwiklapQwiklap An aspiring hacker ... Members Posts: 591 ✭✭

    I built a set using KBS TGI 100s soft stepped once and i500 power spec. I like them a lot. I have shot some of my best golf ever with them. Do they feel as amazing as my Srixon Z565s ... no. Do they sound awful and super clicky (at least when I am practicing indoors), yes. But do they get the ball up and penetrating -- and are they very forgiving -- yes and yes.

    I will keep my set!

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  • torbilltorbill Members Posts: 310 ✭✭

    @Twin2L said:
    I frankly think the discussion of volume and tone are overstated when hitting outdoors. On indoor facilities I can see where this is significant, but on the courses I play (exclusively out doors), the sound of an i500 struck does not stifle, stun or frighten into silence most creatures found in nature.

    Of course, your mileage may vary. 😬

    Right. And, any difference in sound is nothing compared to what the traditionalists heard when technology began to infringe on the pure-sounding world of persimmon drivers. "Stop the world, I want to get off so that I can keep hearing the music of my persimmon driver."

    When I hit these irons high and long and see the ball stop ten feet from the pin it’s pure music to my ears.

  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers Posts: 939 ✭✭

    @bunta said:

    @Twin2L said:
    I frankly think the discussion of volume and tone are overstated when hitting outdoors. On indoor facilities I can see where this is significant, but on the courses I play (exclusively out doors), the sound of an i500 struck does not stifle, stun or frighten into silence most creatures found in nature.

    Of course, your mileage may vary. 😬

    Thats true. But on mishits it stifles, stuns and frightens myself ,that i want to go hide with the creatures found in nature.

    I'm a-scared

  • ethanshapiroethanshapiro grinder Members Posts: 618 ✭✭

    Kind of a shame. I've never been much of a Ping guy and these heads looked really good. I was intrigued until I hit about 5-10 balls with them. Just a baffling experience. Strikes that really should have felt pure felt similar to toeing a 100 yard wedge out of the rough. Maybe I didn't give them a fair shot, but I was really turned off pretty quickly, or at least enough to know that I wasn't gonna buy them.

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  • newyorkernewyorker Members Posts: 311 ✭✭
    edited Jun 13, 2019 1:18pm #109

    I hit these on GC2 with my pro the other night and they felt amazing (in the Project X LZ shaft). Launch and spin was pretty much identical to the P790 but I much preferred the feel of the i500. I'm really contemplating pulling the trigger.

  • jlyjly Members Posts: 8 ✭✭

    @newyorker said:
    I hit these on GC2 with my pro the other night and they felt amazing (in the Project X LZ shaft). Launch and spin was pretty much identical to the P790 but I much preferred the feel of the i500. I'm really contemplating pulling the trigger.

    I have the PX LZ 6.0 in mine and love them. Great flight and I find them to be consistent on center strikes, which is about as much as I can ask for from a club.

  • newyorkernewyorker Members Posts: 311 ✭✭

    Just out of interest, all the guys complaining or marking down the feel, are you comparing to a full forged iron or a similar club (P790)?

  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers Posts: 939 ✭✭

    @newyorker said:
    Just out of interest, all the guys complaining or marking down the feel, are you comparing to a full forged iron or a similar club (P790)?

    I-210s or anything not hollow, tinny and w/o a sweetspot

  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members Posts: 375 ✭✭

    @newyorker said:
    Just out of interest, all the guys complaining or marking down the feel, are you comparing to a full forged iron or a similar club (P790)?

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  • J-TizzleJ-Tizzle Hello Members Posts: 3,400 ✭✭

    Played a bunch this weekend. Loving the irons still (PX LZ 6.0). The first course played like garbage in my opinion (I'm talking 30+ ft of roll out on a wedge from the fairway), but it did it with everything from everywhere, so I'm assuming the clubs were not at fault. Played on Sunday at another course, first hole, flagged a 8i from 170 and it rolled all of 2ft, so I'm guessing it was the course and not the clubs.

    I'd really recommend these to anyone that is wanting GI/SGI forgiveness and distance in a players shaped club. Coming from the G25's these feel great, look great, and perform great (and I played the G25s for about 5 years, so its not that I didn't like them). I feel the shaft choice makes a big difference on these irons. If I went with something really boardy I think I'd hate them, but the LZ have enough life in them I've been really impressed. Plus, free upgrade from Ping.

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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers Posts: 939 ✭✭

    @J-Tizzle said:
    Played a bunch this weekend. Loving the irons still (PX LZ 6.0). The first course played like garbage in my opinion (I'm talking 30+ ft of roll out on a wedge from the fairway), but it did it with everything from everywhere, so I'm assuming the clubs were not at fault. Played on Sunday at another course, first hole, flagged a 8i from 170 and it rolled all of 2ft, so I'm guessing it was the course and not the clubs.

    I'd really recommend these to anyone that is wanting GI/SGI forgiveness and distance in a players shaped club. Coming from the G25's these feel great, look great, and perform great (and I played the G25s for about 5 years, so its not that I didn't like them). I feel the shaft choice makes a big difference on these irons. If I went with something really boardy I think I'd hate them, but the LZ have enough life in them I've been really impressed. Plus, free upgrade from Ping.

    Good for you. To get anything out of the 500s shows you have game !

  • buntabunta Members Posts: 604 ✭✭
    edited Jun 18, 2019 1:33am #116

    i left my usual set in my car. Had an impromptu round with my mom other day, figured i take the i500 for a spin. -- Nope, still hate them.

    funny thing is i just played a round yesterday, and i was striking my s55 awesome, so i know theres nothing wrong with my swing.

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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers Posts: 939 ✭✭
    edited Jun 18, 2019 2:23am #117

    @bunta said:
    i left my usual set in my car. Had an impromptu round with my mom other day, figured i take the i500 for a spin. -- Nope, still hate them.

    funny thing is i just played a round yesterday, and i was striking my s55 awesome, so i know theres nothing wrong with my swing.

    You need to change your swing before you'll know ??

  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers Posts: 939 ✭✭
  • StonewalledStonewalled Members Posts: 1,514 ✭✭

    Guess I loathed them enough to sell em. Went on a guy's weekend 36 a day for 3 days, proceeded to hit only a handful of quality shots. I had decent success at my home course but these didn't travel well for me. These were 1 degree up and I have recently discovered I should be 1 degree flat. I was thinking about sending them to Ping for adjustment but figured since I recently acquired a set of i210's in my new found specs I would just use them. [Numerous sessions over the years on the Lie board indicated I need 2 up] not so.
    Kinda disappointed this experiment didn't work out for me, loved the look of the i500's.

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