What do you want to see in the next Ping i series iron?

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Hard to believe that threads are popping up already about the i210 replacement.
Personally, I would like to see the shape of iE1's in a clean cavity package. I found them to be very easy to align and liked the shape of the head, but not the cavity ornamentation.

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  • buntabunta Members  811WRX Points: 479Posts: 811 Golden Tee
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    Forget the i series. i want the S series with a clean cavity. No more elastomer.

    Matter of fact, take the s55, take out the elastomer, make it one piece forged, or multi material, i dont give a sh*t. i just want a clean cavity s55.

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    On -, @Foreleft said:

    Hard to believe that threads are popping up already about the i210 replacement.
    Personally, I would like to see the shape of iE1's in a clean cavity package. I found them to be very easy to align and liked the shape of the head, but not the cavity ornamentation.

    I would love to see an updated ie1. Seems like the perfect mid size iron to me. I like the size, progressive offset and the feel of the irons. For me, perfect combo of what I look for in an iron.

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    I'd like the aesthetic to be more like the i200 than the i210 and for them to reduce the offset in the long irons.

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    On -, @Wesquire said:

    I'd like the aesthetic to be more like the i200 than the i210 and for them to reduce the offset in the long irons.

    Sounds perfect. I200 with less offset in 3-6i

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    For the love of god make it a stealth finish. The glide 2.0’s wear tremendously well.

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    On -, @collje26 said:

    For the love of god make it a stealth finish. The glide 2.0’s wear tremendously well.

    Bingo, give me the iblade or i210 in stealth.

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    On -, @bunta said:

    Forget the i series. i want the S series with a clean cavity. No more elastomer.

    Matter of fact, take the s55, take out the elastomer, make it one piece forged, or multi material, i dont give a sh*t. i just want a clean cavity s55.

    ... So you want a fractionally bigger blueprint?

    Edit: saw you said you wanted a cavity. My bad.

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    On -, @PowderedToastMan said:

    On -, @bunta said:

    Forget the i series. i want the S series with a clean cavity. No more elastomer.

    Matter of fact, take the s55, take out the elastomer, make it one piece forged, or multi material, i dont give a sh*t. i just want a clean cavity s55.

    ... So you want a fractionally bigger blueprint?
    BP has no cavity - would put it close to i500.

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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13884WRX Points: 1,444Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,884 Titanium Tees
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    I like a Stealth option. Forged face inserts? More than likely they will trend to higher launch lower spin.

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    When are these projected roughly to be released? I was thinking about picking up a set of the i210s but if something is going to be released in the fall I will hold off, I personally love the looks of the i210. If they brought out a stealth version with less over offset I would be all over them

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    On -, @Foreleft said:

    On -, @PowderedToastMan said:

    On -, @bunta said:

    Forget the i series. i want the S series with a clean cavity. No more elastomer.

    Matter of fact, take the s55, take out the elastomer, make it one piece forged, or multi material, i dont give a sh*t. i just want a clean cavity s55.

    ... So you want a fractionally bigger blueprint?
    BP has no cavity - would put it close to i500.

    Missed the part where you said you wanted a cavity, my bad. That being said, so much of that great PING feel comes from the CTP. You get rid of that and it feels and sounds harder.

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    On -, @PowderedToastMan said:

    On -, @PowderedToastMan said:

    On -, @bunta said:

    Forget the i series. i want the S series with a clean cavity. No more elastomer.

    Matter of fact, take the s55, take out the elastomer, make it one piece forged, or multi material, i dont give a sh*t. i just want a clean cavity s55.

    ... So you want a fractionally bigger blueprint?
    BP has no cavity - would put it close to i500.

    Missed the part where you said you wanted a cavity, my bad. That being said, so much of that great PING feel comes from the CTP. You get rid of that and it feels and sounds harder.

    thats true, ive now played 3 sets with CTP and frankly, i just dont want it anymore esp after getting a taste of forged irons. i do miss my (s55 sitting in the golf closet) Pings., but i feel the CTP had long overstayed its welcome in a way. It just ruins a club's appearance. I personally think they have smart enough people there in arizona that can give us a forged s55 with plenty of perimeter weighting, tungsten toe etc with plenty of forgiveness that'll blow everything else out of the water as far as players cavity back irons category go. Say for instance the J15cb, j40cb, the 714cb/715/718, the z745/65/85, all of them forged with a decent amount of help when you need it. So it can be done.

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  • MisterMittensMisterMittens KCMOMembers  15WRX Points: 49Posts: 15 Bunkers
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    The i210 is the best set of irons I've ever played or owned. Only thing that would kick them out at this point is a stealth version.

    Also surprised to see that some people prefer the i200 to the i210. I owned the i200 as well, but the i210 is better looking and feeling in every way IMO.

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    Surprised so many pine for a stealth version.
    I’m ok with stealth in wedges, but not crazy about them in my irons.

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    Is the fall release date realistic/confirmed? Seems the i210 just came out.

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    Sounds to me like most are describing a new iblade and not a new ie1.

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    On -, @CDLgolf said:

    Sounds to me like most are describing a new iblade and not a new ie1.

    Agreed. The iBlade is the perfect iron for me. I'd like to see them slim down the 6-UW on the new i series even more so it plays more as a combo set. I loved my i200 but the 6 iron was ugly to me and I didn't like the paddle length on the long irons. Cleaner look like iBlade which is the best looking Ping iron ever aside from the Blueprint.

    Also the CTP is amazing tech and they should never ditch it. It's ingenious for swingweighting and sound control. IMO the iBlade feels just as good as every other multi material forging on the market. It doesn't feel as good as a GF forged Mizuno one piece (and other one piece forgings) but AP2 etc every day of the week.

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    I’m still hypnotized by the Blueprint, like holy xxxx. I’m looking at the two iron. I cannnot compare a more true launch characteristic iron on paper and still looks like a handsome rebel?

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    No ferrule. Shelf the terrible hydro pearl finish. Stop getting smaller. It’s a midsize iron. The iblade is a players iron and blueprint a blade. No elastomer. More perimeter weighting like the older i-series, especially the tungsten in the toe.

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    Put me in the camp of an updated ie1. Considering sending mine back to the factory over the winter to get them refinished - another good thing about the ie1 is that PING can refinish them :)

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    If I were interested in i225s, I'd be looking for:

    • 8620 Steel
    • Stealth QPQ
    • Getting the toe screw and ferrule weight system
    • numbers back on the face
    • long irons that actually get airborne, especially the 4. (i200 bias there)
    • stock black shafts like the ProjectX / LZ

    And if you want to get really radical, I think it would be really cool to have a base of 4 screw ports along the back of the main impact area, with two screws in it. Place them on the inner two for feel, outer two for balance, etc. etc. Similar to some of the PXG stuff, but looks more like a Callaway wedge with the four "ports".

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    On -, @Foreleft said:

    Hard to believe that threads are popping up already about the i210 replacement.
    Personally, I would like to see the shape of iE1's in a clean cavity package. I found them to be very easy to align and liked the shape of the head, but not the cavity ornamentation.

    I am in this camp as well. I love the ie1. I have passed on the i200 and i210 due to lack of real performance improvement for me. The ie1 just fits my eye and performs well for me making it difficult to replace. I do feel the last two releases of I irons have been a pretty big departure from the ie1. I would like to see see Ping go back to the ie1 approach for the next i .

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    The only thing I would want from the new i series would be a steep discount on a nos set of i210s to replace my now long in the tooth S56. 😁

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    there isn't much i'd change about the i210 other than maybe it being forged. Best feeling cast club i've played, but you cannot replicate forged.

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    I’ll be the first to say it. I want a re-release of the eye 2 irons. I live my i210’s but there is just something about the simple looks of the eye2 with no ferrule, rugged finish, no ctp...

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    I would like to see a return to the old tumbled finish. Keep the CTP, remove the ferrule, keep the loft's where they are and the bounce up.

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    Agree on the tumbled finish, if not I’d like to see a one piece forging and less offset.

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    BringBackTheAnser

    Forged, tumble finish (at least on the original I believe), midsized cavity with minimal offset, great flight and feel. I am with you on the 8620 steel, stealth I could take but not overly concerned with. I have hit Glide vs. Stealth back to back and there is definitely a more positive feel aspect to the 8620.

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    On -, @balls_deep said:

    On -, @CDLgolf said:

    Sounds to me like most are describing a new iblade and not a new ie1.

    Agreed. The iBlade is the perfect iron for me. I'd like to see them slim down the 6-UW on the new i series even more so it plays more as a combo set. I loved my i200 but the 6 iron was ugly to me and I didn't like the paddle length on the long irons. Cleaner look like iBlade which is the best looking Ping iron ever aside from the Blueprint.

    Also the CTP is amazing tech and they should never ditch it. It's ingenious for swingweighting and sound control. IMO the iBlade feels just as good as every other multi material forging on the market. It doesn't feel as good as a GF forged Mizuno one piece (and other one piece forgings) but AP2 etc every day of the week.

    I'm the exact opposite. I like the ie1 because of its "midsize" . In my mind it's mid way between the G and S series. I feel the i series has started to lean more towards a S series than the G series. I liked the progressive blade length and offset.
    With so many models out now maybe they are going to phase out the iblade and or S series and go from blueprint to i series to G series.

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