Iblade vs. i210

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  • balls_deepballs_deep Members Posts: 1,035 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Foreleft said:
    LPGA players need the additional help from Ping I series irons, unlike the average GolfWrx prodigy.

    Average clubhead speed for a 7i was 76mph on the LPGA for 2017 according to trackman. I swing my 7 at around 91-92 mph. Do you think that might produce a slightly different preference in club head? There is a reason you see basically no blades on the LPGA and you see tons on PGA.

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  • drvrwdgedrvrwdge Members Posts: 2,372 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I've played both and went with the iBlades. For me its the sole width, iBlade seems to have better turf interaction for me but YMMV. I do feel like the i210 launched a bit lower for me which seems to go against conventional wisdom but I see numerous people stating the same thing. I think the 210 is designed to spin less which means less curve and straighter flight which is what slighter higher caps are looking for. I will say the 210's are very attractive and by themselves look every bit as good as anything else but side by side there is def a difference. iBlade is just a tighter package, thinner top line but correct if all you saw was the 210 you'd know no difference.

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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 2,035 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    So, key differences:
    1. i210 has a longer blade length
    2. iBlade has a more compact and thinner overall profile and a less rounded leading edge
    3. i210 has way more bounce
    4. iBlade has a marginally thinner top line





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  • Twin2LTwin2L Members Posts: 121 ✭✭✭

    They both look really nice. I like the profile of the iBlade a bit more than the i210.

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  • GalangaGalanga Members Posts: 712 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I went from i210 to iBlade for most the reasons already identified. Much prefer the lower bounce and sole width of iBlade. IBlade feels better by a lot (to me). And like the less offset in the longer irons of the iBlades. The i210 short irons are nice. Kept the GW in i210. Hovland is now all i210s now from what I read on another site.

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  • ThreeBoxersThreeBoxers Members Posts: 103 ✭✭✭

    @GolfChannel said:
    So, key differences:
    1. i210 has a longer blade length
    2. iBlade has a more compact and thinner overall profile and a less rounded leading edge
    3. i210 has way more bounce
    4. iBlade has a marginally thinner top line





    Just out of curiosity, how do both of them handle misses towards the heel?

  • balls_deepballs_deep Members Posts: 1,035 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @ThreeBoxers said:

    @GolfChannel said:
    So, key differences:
    1. i210 has a longer blade length
    2. iBlade has a more compact and thinner overall profile and a less rounded leading edge
    3. i210 has way more bounce
    4. iBlade has a marginally thinner top line





    Just out of curiosity, how do both of them handle misses towards the heel?

    Both handle it well. The i210 retains ball speed better across the face if you really stray from the middle, but both are forgiving clubs.

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  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members Posts: 485 ✭✭✭✭

    @agolf1 said:

    @High Draws Low Fades said:
    Some funny things being thrown around here. Offset is exactly the same in p-7 for both irons. Only in the 6 iron does the 210 start to have more offset. They are honestly hard to tell apart at address. The big difference like people have said is sole width. Since GolfWRX is full of perfect ball strikers that never hit a fat shot once in a while the iblade is as forgiving as they come. But for those like me who hit a fat shot here and there, the i210 don’t punish nearly as much. That’s what it came down to for me when testing and I’m a 0-2 handicap. It’s also interesting that the i210 is the most played iron on the LPGA whereas the iblade is better represented by the male staffers. Anyways, I think it comes down to turf interaction and whether you want a little more help in the long irons.

    i210 won again this week on the LPGA. I originally thought the i210 was favored there because they helped hit the ball a bit higher (most of these players in somewhere in the 90s mph swinging a driver. I'm not sure what your SS is but it does seem like things are different when you are well north of 100 mph). But this seems to contradict what Victor Hovland is saying.

    Also, absent people like Lexi, it doesn't seem like many LPGA players have overly steep swings that would benefit from a wider sole. But they definitely prefer this iron head for whatever reasons.

    The i210 are lofted stronger throughout, with a higher center of gravity. For me that equaled lower flight with less spin. They were a bit longer but I preferred the flight and control of the iblade. I'm another one who just doesn't notice a difference in forgiveness, but I also don't play long irons.

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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 2,035 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @balls_deep said:

    @ThreeBoxers said:

    @GolfChannel said:
    So, key differences:
    1. i210 has a longer blade length
    2. iBlade has a more compact and thinner overall profile and a less rounded leading edge
    3. i210 has way more bounce
    4. iBlade has a marginally thinner top line





    Just out of curiosity, how do both of them handle misses towards the heel?

    Both handle it well. The i210 retains ball speed better across the face if you really stray from the middle, but both are forgiving clubs.

    For me they both handle heel misses well. I predominately miss on the toe and the iBlade lets you know but doesn’t punish your shot or your hands.

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  • ThreeBoxersThreeBoxers Members Posts: 103 ✭✭✭

    @GolfChannel said:

    @balls_deep said:

    @ThreeBoxers said:

    @GolfChannel said:
    So, key differences:
    1. i210 has a longer blade length
    2. iBlade has a more compact and thinner overall profile and a less rounded leading edge
    3. i210 has way more bounce
    4. iBlade has a marginally thinner top line





    Just out of curiosity, how do both of them handle misses towards the heel?

    Both handle it well. The i210 retains ball speed better across the face if you really stray from the middle, but both are forgiving clubs.

    For me they both handle heel misses well. I predominately miss on the toe and the iBlade lets you know but doesn’t punish your shot or your hands.

    See for me this is crazy because I admittedly play older clubs (Mizuno MX-23) and would describe those irons in the same manner as you did, yet to me they're 2 totally different classes of clubs, of which I wouldn't have thought to dare try hitting the iBlade.

  • leftycabeleftycabe IowaClubWRX Posts: 62 ClubWRX

    I’ll disagree with what seems to be the consensus on this thread. I have played several irons over the years, including the iblades. I’m playing the i210s this year and really enjoying them. I’m not sure if this is something others have found, but the shafts make a huge difference in feel for me with PING irons. I would strongly urge anyone looking to soften the feel of the i210 buy their set with the cushin inserts from Ping. This has made a world of difference to me. Although I liked the look of the iblade, the feels was harsh for me. After thinking about this a lot, I wonder if the iblades felt so much worse (to me) because the shafts were DGS300 with no cushin insert. My current set of i210s have KBS Tour shafts with the cushin insert. For what it’s worth, I play off a 2 handicap but don’t claim to pure every shot or fly the ball PGA Tour distances, so my experience may differ. Also, for what it’s worth, I have played the following clubs over the years. Titleist AP2s (714 & 718). Mizuno Mp18sc (very briefly). PING i200s. PING iblades. PING s55s. Nike VR Pro Combo (should never have parted with). Hopefully, my experience at least gives you another point of view.

  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 21,915 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @tobiasjd said:

    @agolf1 said:

    @High Draws Low Fades said:
    Some funny things being thrown around here. Offset is exactly the same in p-7 for both irons. Only in the 6 iron does the 210 start to have more offset. They are honestly hard to tell apart at address. The big difference like people have said is sole width. Since GolfWRX is full of perfect ball strikers that never hit a fat shot once in a while the iblade is as forgiving as they come. But for those like me who hit a fat shot here and there, the i210 don’t punish nearly as much. That’s what it came down to for me when testing and I’m a 0-2 handicap. It’s also interesting that the i210 is the most played iron on the LPGA whereas the iblade is better represented by the male staffers. Anyways, I think it comes down to turf interaction and whether you want a little more help in the long irons.

    i210 won again this week on the LPGA. I originally thought the i210 was favored there because they helped hit the ball a bit higher (most of these players in somewhere in the 90s mph swinging a driver. I'm not sure what your SS is but it does seem like things are different when you are well north of 100 mph). But this seems to contradict what Victor Hovland is saying.

    Also, absent people like Lexi, it doesn't seem like many LPGA players have overly steep swings that would benefit from a wider sole. But they definitely prefer this iron head for whatever reasons.

    The i210 are lofted stronger throughout, with a higher center of gravity. For me that equaled lower flight with less spin. They were a bit longer but I preferred the flight and control of the iblade. I'm another one who just doesn't notice a difference in forgiveness, but I also don't play long irons.

    Not if you get the Retro spec. The i210 (R) 7 iron is 35 degrees. The iBlade 7i is 32 degrees.

  • stormbringerstormbringer Stormbringer UtahMembers Posts: 75 ✭✭✭

    I have tried the I-Blades a couple of times and do like them. I have not gamed the I-210 but have hit them many times and game the I-200 (which I prefer). My issue with the I-Blade has been to much height. I even tried them in a X shaft and still too darn high of ball flight (ballooning). I find the I-200 more forgiving and like the higher bounce for my game.

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  • rainkingjrrainkingjr Members Posts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Argonne69 said:

    @tobiasjd said:

    @agolf1 said:

    @High Draws Low Fades said:
    Some funny things being thrown around here. Offset is exactly the same in p-7 for both irons. Only in the 6 iron does the 210 start to have more offset. They are honestly hard to tell apart at address. The big difference like people have said is sole width. Since GolfWRX is full of perfect ball strikers that never hit a fat shot once in a while the iblade is as forgiving as they come. But for those like me who hit a fat shot here and there, the i210 don’t punish nearly as much. That’s what it came down to for me when testing and I’m a 0-2 handicap. It’s also interesting that the i210 is the most played iron on the LPGA whereas the iblade is better represented by the male staffers. Anyways, I think it comes down to turf interaction and whether you want a little more help in the long irons.

    i210 won again this week on the LPGA. I originally thought the i210 was favored there because they helped hit the ball a bit higher (most of these players in somewhere in the 90s mph swinging a driver. I'm not sure what your SS is but it does seem like things are different when you are well north of 100 mph). But this seems to contradict what Victor Hovland is saying.

    Also, absent people like Lexi, it doesn't seem like many LPGA players have overly steep swings that would benefit from a wider sole. But they definitely prefer this iron head for whatever reasons.

    The i210 are lofted stronger throughout, with a higher center of gravity. For me that equaled lower flight with less spin. They were a bit longer but I preferred the flight and control of the iblade. I'm another one who just doesn't notice a difference in forgiveness, but I also don't play long irons.

    Not if you get the Retro spec. The i210 (R) 7 iron is 35 degrees. The iBlade 7i is 32 degrees.

    IBlade 7 iron is not 32 degrees. Stock 7 is 34

  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 21,915 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @rainkingjr said:

    @Argonne69 said:

    @tobiasjd said:

    @agolf1 said:

    @High Draws Low Fades said:
    Some funny things being thrown around here. Offset is exactly the same in p-7 for both irons. Only in the 6 iron does the 210 start to have more offset. They are honestly hard to tell apart at address. The big difference like people have said is sole width. Since GolfWRX is full of perfect ball strikers that never hit a fat shot once in a while the iblade is as forgiving as they come. But for those like me who hit a fat shot here and there, the i210 don’t punish nearly as much. That’s what it came down to for me when testing and I’m a 0-2 handicap. It’s also interesting that the i210 is the most played iron on the LPGA whereas the iblade is better represented by the male staffers. Anyways, I think it comes down to turf interaction and whether you want a little more help in the long irons.

    i210 won again this week on the LPGA. I originally thought the i210 was favored there because they helped hit the ball a bit higher (most of these players in somewhere in the 90s mph swinging a driver. I'm not sure what your SS is but it does seem like things are different when you are well north of 100 mph). But this seems to contradict what Victor Hovland is saying.

    Also, absent people like Lexi, it doesn't seem like many LPGA players have overly steep swings that would benefit from a wider sole. But they definitely prefer this iron head for whatever reasons.

    The i210 are lofted stronger throughout, with a higher center of gravity. For me that equaled lower flight with less spin. They were a bit longer but I preferred the flight and control of the iblade. I'm another one who just doesn't notice a difference in forgiveness, but I also don't play long irons.

    Not if you get the Retro spec. The i210 (R) 7 iron is 35 degrees. The iBlade 7i is 32 degrees.

    IBlade 7 iron is not 32 degrees. Stock 7 is 34

    Duh. I was looking at the 'Power Spec Loft' column. The 'Retro Spec' column is blank. 'Didn't notice the 'Loft' column.

    That said, 34 degrees is still stronger than 35 degrees, no?

  • rainkingjrrainkingjr Members Posts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    1 degree roughly 3 yards. Retro specs add an additional 2 degree a of bounce as well. It's good to have options.

  • bjivebjive Members Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    From my experience with both sets, the iblades launched higher and spun more, especially in the mid-short irons. This left me feeling like I couldn't control them. The i210's where the opposite, flatter trajectory and less spin, better ball flight for me and a feeling of more control.
    I do prefer the look of the iblade but got better performance from the i210's. So I play Srixon 785's.
    Will go back to i210 in the future.

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  • dalillama47dalillama47 Members Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Take this for what you may, but I was talking to a Ping fitter today, and talking about many things Ping. We were talking about all the irons and the subject came up about what pro's are playing what. Now I'm not surprised that some play combo sets, but I was shocked that Hovland plays a combo set of iblade-i200, with the longer irons in the iblade and the i200's in the scoring clubs. His reason, he hits the iblades higher for hitting into greens with the lowere and the i200's are easier for him to flight lower with the scoring irons. Who am I to say.

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  • drvrwdgedrvrwdge Members Posts: 2,372 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @dalillama47 said:
    Take this for what you may, but I was talking to a Ping fitter today, and talking about many things Ping. We were talking about all the irons and the subject came up about what pro's are playing what. Now I'm not surprised that some play combo sets, but I was shocked that Hovland plays a combo set of iblade-i200, with the longer irons in the iblade and the i200's in the scoring clubs. His reason, he hits the iblades higher for hitting into greens with the lowere and the i200's are easier for him to flight lower with the scoring irons. Who am I to say.

    Hovland actually played a combo set of iBlades and i210’s but as of last week, I believe, went to a full set of i210’s.

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  • drvrwdgedrvrwdge Members Posts: 2,372 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @bjive said:
    From my experience with both sets, the iblades launched higher and spun more, especially in the mid-short irons. This left me feeling like I couldn't control them. The i210's where the opposite, flatter trajectory and less spin, better ball flight for me and a feeling of more control.
    I do prefer the look of the iblade but got better performance from the i210's. So I play Srixon 785's.
    Will go back to i210 in the future.

    This is correct. Pro’s actually prefer more spin because spin = control for them. The i series irons do spin less since less spin = straighter and that’s what most mid handicappers want.

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  • bjivebjive Members Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    @drvrwdge said:

    @bjive said:
    From my experience with both sets, the iblades launched higher and spun more, especially in the mid-short irons. This left me feeling like I couldn't control them. The i210's where the opposite, flatter trajectory and less spin, better ball flight for me and a feeling of more control.
    I do prefer the look of the iblade but got better performance from the i210's. So I play Srixon 785's.
    Will go back to i210 in the future.

    This is correct. Pro’s actually prefer more spin because spin = control for them. The i series irons do spin less since less spin = straighter and that’s what most mid handicappers want.

    I do think with the correct shafts, the iblades would be a good fit, but for me the KBS tour 130 and iblades did not work. The i210 are very much point and shoot, GIR machines.

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  • rainkingjrrainkingjr Members Posts: 2,653 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @drvrwdge said:

    @bjive said:
    From my experience with both sets, the iblades launched higher and spun more, especially in the mid-short irons. This left me feeling like I couldn't control them. The i210's where the opposite, flatter trajectory and less spin, better ball flight for me and a feeling of more control.
    I do prefer the look of the iblade but got better performance from the i210's. So I play Srixon 785's.
    Will go back to i210 in the future.

    This is correct. Pro’s actually prefer more spin because spin = control for them. The i series irons do spin less since less spin = straighter and that’s what most mid handicappers want.

    +1 Tiger has always said give him a ball that spins the most and he'll do the work controlling it.

  • dpb5031dpb5031 Jupiter, FLMembers Posts: 5,364 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You cant go wrong with either set, they're both great irons. I experimented with the iBlades and i210s, currently playing the i200s. I saw no reason to move away from my 200s. Although I like the looks of the slightly more compact head of the iBlades, I actually prefer the feel and the ball flight my 200s produce. I often play in windy conditions (FL) and can flight these down very easily/effectively, which is somewhat of a rarity with irons that provide you with this much help/forgiveness. Fired a season best 67 earlier this week, so doubt I'll be changing! Currently a 1 hc.

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  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members Posts: 485 ✭✭✭✭

    @rainkingjr said:

    @drvrwdge said:

    @bjive said:
    From my experience with both sets, the iblades launched higher and spun more, especially in the mid-short irons. This left me feeling like I couldn't control them. The i210's where the opposite, flatter trajectory and less spin, better ball flight for me and a feeling of more control.
    I do prefer the look of the iblade but got better performance from the i210's. So I play Srixon 785's.
    Will go back to i210 in the future.

    This is correct. Pro’s actually prefer more spin because spin = control for them. The i series irons do spin less since less spin = straighter and that’s what most mid handicappers want.

    +1 Tiger has always said give him a ball that spins the most and he'll do the work controlling it.

    A few others are moving to higher spinning balls. Rickie went to a higher spinning TP5, as did Rory. Reed just switched to the 2017 Pro V1, which spins more and then won this past weekend.
    I think lower spin is great for a driver, but it sacrifices too much in iron play.

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  • drvrwdgedrvrwdge Members Posts: 2,372 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @tobiasjd said:

    @rainkingjr said:

    @drvrwdge said:

    @bjive said:
    From my experience with both sets, the iblades launched higher and spun more, especially in the mid-short irons. This left me feeling like I couldn't control them. The i210's where the opposite, flatter trajectory and less spin, better ball flight for me and a feeling of more control.
    I do prefer the look of the iblade but got better performance from the i210's. So I play Srixon 785's.
    Will go back to i210 in the future.

    This is correct. Pro’s actually prefer more spin because spin = control for them. The i series irons do spin less since less spin = straighter and that’s what most mid handicappers want.

    +1 Tiger has always said give him a ball that spins the most and he'll do the work controlling it.

    A few others are moving to higher spinning balls. Rickie went to a higher spinning TP5, as did Rory. Reed just switched to the 2017 Pro V1, which spins more and then won this past weekend.
    I think lower spin is great for a driver, but it sacrifices too much in iron play.

    Rickie and Rory went to the TP5 because the 5x just has zero short game spin. You could see Rory had no directional or distance control with his wedges because of it. As far as the V1 it may spin a tad more with the driver but actually less with the wedges.

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    Ping G400 14.5 Fujikura EVO IV 757x 
    Ping i500 3i Ad 95x
    Ping iBlade DG TI X-100 Black Onyx
    Ping Glide Stealth 2.0 52/56/60 DG TI S400
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne Steath, Stealth shaft. PP58 Black Cord
    '19 Pro V1
    Ping LE Camo Hooer '19
  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members Posts: 485 ✭✭✭✭

    @drvrwdge said:

    @tobiasjd said:

    @rainkingjr said:

    @drvrwdge said:

    @bjive said:
    From my experience with both sets, the iblades launched higher and spun more, especially in the mid-short irons. This left me feeling like I couldn't control them. The i210's where the opposite, flatter trajectory and less spin, better ball flight for me and a feeling of more control.
    I do prefer the look of the iblade but got better performance from the i210's. So I play Srixon 785's.
    Will go back to i210 in the future.

    This is correct. Pro’s actually prefer more spin because spin = control for them. The i series irons do spin less since less spin = straighter and that’s what most mid handicappers want.

    +1 Tiger has always said give him a ball that spins the most and he'll do the work controlling it.

    A few others are moving to higher spinning balls. Rickie went to a higher spinning TP5, as did Rory. Reed just switched to the 2017 Pro V1, which spins more and then won this past weekend.
    I think lower spin is great for a driver, but it sacrifices too much in iron play.

    Rickie and Rory went to the TP5 because the 5x just has zero short game spin. You could see Rory had no directional or distance control with his wedges because of it. As far as the V1 it may spin a tad more with the driver but actually less with the wedges.

    Should've said the 2017 Pro V1 spins more than the ball he was previously using, which was a tour only prototype V1. I think the Pro V1x spins even more.

    Cobra King LTD Black
    Titleist 910FD 15° 3w
    Titleist 917F2 18° 5w
    Callaway Apex 4h
    PING iBlade 5 - PW
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 52°, 56° SS
    Titleist Vokey 60° K
    Bettinardi BB1
  • dbleagdbleag Members Posts: 2,890 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Lotsa people seem to like s55's and iBlades over I-series clubs. Opposite of what I thought.

  • bjivebjive Members Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    @tobiasjd said:

    @drvrwdge said:

    @tobiasjd said:

    @rainkingjr said:

    @drvrwdge said:

    @bjive said:
    From my experience with both sets, the iblades launched higher and spun more, especially in the mid-short irons. This left me feeling like I couldn't control them. The i210's where the opposite, flatter trajectory and less spin, better ball flight for me and a feeling of more control.
    I do prefer the look of the iblade but got better performance from the i210's. So I play Srixon 785's.
    Will go back to i210 in the future.

    This is correct. Pro’s actually prefer more spin because spin = control for them. The i series irons do spin less since less spin = straighter and that’s what most mid handicappers want.

    +1 Tiger has always said give him a ball that spins the most and he'll do the work controlling it.

    A few others are moving to higher spinning balls. Rickie went to a higher spinning TP5, as did Rory. Reed just switched to the 2017 Pro V1, which spins more and then won this past weekend.
    I think lower spin is great for a driver, but it sacrifices too much in iron play.

    Rickie and Rory went to the TP5 because the 5x just has zero short game spin. You could see Rory had no directional or distance control with his wedges because of it. As far as the V1 it may spin a tad more with the driver but actually less with the wedges.

    Should've said the 2017 Pro V1 spins more than the ball he was previously using, which was a tour only prototype V1. I think the Pro V1x spins even more.

    I switched from the V1x to the TP5x to try and bring down spin on the wedges and went to far, think I will switch back to the V1. But do love the TP5x off the driver.

    My Bag
    Ping G410 Plus 10.5 Tensei CK Orange 60S
    Callaway Epic Flash SubZero 18*(playing 17*) Hzrdus Smoke 6.0
    Srixon U85 3 iron Recoil F4
    Srixon Z785 4 - PW LZ 6.0 
    Vokey SM6 54S & TVD 58M
    Putter: Taylormade Tour Spider
    Ball: Taylormade TP5X
    All grips GP TV midsize +1
  • pingpro62pingpro62 Florence, South Carolina Members Posts: 15 ✭✭

    Just recently picked up a set of i210 and so far they have been awesome. I had been playing 714MB since they came out and don’t get to play much anymore so wanted something more forgiving. Shot 68 my first round with the pings and was able to hit any kind of shot I wanted.

  • boxerdocboxerdoc Members Posts: 105 ✭✭✭

    I’m a weak weak man!🤦‍♂️ I got rid of some stuff in my closet and bought a set of i210 with dg s300. So far I like them, noticeably lower and straighter. Similar softness, only played once and one range session

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