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Ping Glide, is each version better than the next?

 nilopol ·  
nilopolnilopol Members  702WRX Points: 39Posts: 702 Golden Tee
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Wanted to hear thoughts on Ping Glides. Have you upgraded to the newest? How is hydopearl holding up? Comments on sole versions between models? Any discussion welcome.

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  • cooperk25cooperk25 Members  126WRX Points: 46Handicap: yesPosts: 126 Fairways
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    I had the original glides (50, 54, 58 es) and they were great. Consolidated the 50 and 54 for a 52 glide forged. It feels good as advertised. No complaints from me. I kept the 58 and use it for sand and "creative" shots and the eye sole makes the club really versatile.

    Hydropearl doesn't really mean anything to me. I mean how much water wicking capability do you need?

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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13984WRX Points: 1,537Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,984 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @cooperk25 said:

    I had the original glides (50, 54, 58 es) and they were great. Consolidated the 50 and 54 for a 52 glide forged. It feels good as advertised. No complaints from me. I kept the 58 and use it for sand and "creative" shots and the eye sole makes the club really versatile.

    Hydropearl doesn't really mean anything to me. I mean how much water wicking capability do you need?

    well according to this it adds a lot of spin in wet conditions. I personally use the 2.0 Stealth and love them, which aren't hydropearl. I like them slightly more than the original, but have not tried the 3.0 yet. I really like these wedges.

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    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood
    Ping G 400 4 hybrid
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Hoofer
    ProV1x-mostly
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  3114WRX Points: 533Handicap: 7.6Posts: 3,114 ClubWRX
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    I could not tell any difference, performance-wise, from original Glides to Glide 2. They’re both great. Have not tried Glide 3. I think their thin sole is one of the easiest low-bounce wedges to play. Right now I have Glide 2’s in a backup set but have gamed them and easily could game them again. I also have another Glide 2 50 with a Steelfiber 110 shaft in it. Ya know, that is a smooth but solid feeling shaft. I love Project X Rifles and to me it’s the only graphite iron shaft that seems to hold up to all my swings the way the Rifles do. Feels real nice with the Glide 2.

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    Ping G30 SFT driver, 10 degree, Oban Kiyoshi HB 75 stiff
    Cobra F9 Speedback, 14.5 degree, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    Callaway Epic Flash, 17 degree, HzRDUS Smoke 70 stiff
    Callaway Rogue, 21 degree, Diamana BF 80 stiff
    TaylorMade GAPR Hi 24, KBS TGI 80 stiff

    Srixon z765 (5-7(, z965 (8-P) Fujikura 95i TS stiff
    Callaway MD4 50 S grind, 54 W grind
    Ben Hogan Ft. Worth TK 58
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line putter w/Pure grip
  • TroutflyTroutfly Members  272WRX Points: 81Posts: 272 Greens
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    Glide, nice, bigger than 2, same distances, but for me the 2 had better spin and shot dispersion. Currently playing the stealth version, better than both and big improvement in feel. Haven't played the 3, will test. Love Ping wedges, but fwiw they are a little shorter, could create potential gaps in your wedge game.

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  • TheRavenTheRaven Members  105WRX Points: 42Handicap: 10Posts: 105 Fairways
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    I have the original glide wedges. I bought them last year and they still look pretty good. The finish seems to hold up pretty well and don't really. I don't know what they are like compared to the newer ones, but the finish is fine on them after a season.

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    Driver: Ping G25 10.5°
    4w: Ping G25 16.5°
    3h: Ping G25 20°
    4i-U: Ping i20
    Wedges: Ping Glide 54° & 58°
    Putter: Ping Anser 2 BeCu / Anser BeNi
    Ball: Snell MTB Black
  • SocratesSocrates Warning Points 2+ WinnipegClubWRX  10350WRX Points: 1,277Handicap: 4ishPosts: 10,350 ClubWRX
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    Glide 2.0 were an improvement over Glide. I personally do not think the 3.0 is an improvement. I’ve hit both the 3.0 and the Eye2 3.0. YMMV. As far as the extra spin when wet, I have my doubts as to it lasting more than a few rounds.

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    Ping G400 9º TFC 419 Stiff at 45"
    Cobra F8 5-6 Fwy at 18.5° Stiff
    Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
    TM R7 TP 3i Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    Vokey SM2 52º cc, Ping ES 56º and ES 60º
    Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.75"
    MCC Align Midsize

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  • SecondandGoalSecondandGoal South Shore MAMembers  462WRX Points: 263Handicap: 10.3Posts: 462 Greens
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    I never played any of the earlier versions, but recently switched to the new Glide 3.0 from Cleveland RTX-3's. I've got about 30-35 rounds on them (I play a LOT), and so far the hydropearl finish seems to be holding up perfectly, even on the 54*, which I use out of the sand. Saturday was a very wet day here, and both times I had to hit a full 54, it was with a wet ball off a wet fairway, and both times I got enough spin to draw the ball back on the green. Same with the one full 58* shot I had to hit. Something that rarely happened with my RTX-3's under the best of conditions - though in fairness, I'm playing much better now than when I got the RTX-3's, and they had a lot of mileage on them when I finally got the Pings.

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  • Crooksc17Crooksc17 NJMembers  968WRX Points: 115Handicap: 5Posts: 968 Golden Tee
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    Not meaning to be a jerk but do you mean is each version better than the last? The way you asked suggests that the previous version is always better

    On -, @nilopol said:

    Wanted to hear thoughts on Ping Glides. Have you upgraded to the newest? How is hydopearl holding up? Comments on sole versions between models? Any discussion welcome.
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members  19718WRX Points: 1,760Posts: 19,718 Titanium Tees
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    I'm playing the originals, but have some Stealth's I'm about to start trialing. When looking at the regular 2's in the store I didn't see anything in the design that made me want to switch. Overall I've been perfectly happy with the Glide's. They spin the ball nicely, look good behind the ball, and are durable. I like the cambered sole design too. Just about the perfect wedges.

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    Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
    Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
    Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
    Ping Glide 55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
    Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"
  • nandoalnandoal PittsburghMembers  142WRX Points: 84Handicap: 13Posts: 142 Fairways
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    Didn't like the Glide 3.0 as much as my Glide 2.0 Stealth

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    Driver - Ping G410 10* - Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-5

    3wood- Ping G410 - Ping Alta CB 65 Red

    Hybrid - Ping G410 19* and 22* - Ping Alta CB 70 Red

    Irons- 5-GW - Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal -Nippon Modus3 105

    Wedges- Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56* and 60* - Ping AWT 2.0 wedge

    Putter - Odyssey Stroke Lab EXO Seven Mini

    Ball - Titleist ProV 1 (yellow)

  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members  500WRX Points: 89Posts: 500 Golden Tee
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    The original glides are every bit as good as any of the others. They are great wedges. Especially excel on full shots. They did a nice job with the soles to fit a wide range of players. I do think the stealths feel more muted with the 8620, but performance is the same.

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    Cobra King LTD Black
    Callaway Epic Flash 15° 3w
    Callaway Apex 3-4h
    PING iBlade 5 - PW
    PING Glide 50° SS
    Titleist Vokey 54° S, 60° K
    Bettinardi BB1
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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Golf Nut Omaha, NEMembers  916WRX Points: 307Handicap: 12Posts: 916 Golden Tee
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    Started with the original Ping Glide wedges. Switched to the MD4 from Callaway because I just felt that they were better with full shots. When the Ping Glide 2.0 came out I tried them but just didn't seem to perform as well as the MD4's. Recently purchased the Ping Glide 3.0 wedges, include a 54* Eye2, and really like them. The Eye2 is easily my favorite wedge and gets used a lot. Full swing and pitches, it's just a very reliable club. I especially like it out of the rough because it just seems to carve it's way through the grass without any drag even though it's a pretty big head. The other day I did some comparisons with the MD4 54* and the Eye2 just seemed like it performed better. Much more controllable on tight lies and easy to open up when in the sand or if you need to loft it up.

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    Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

    Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

    Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

    Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

    Stroke Lab One

  • Night trainNight train Members  2885WRX Points: 262Posts: 2,885 Titanium Tees
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    Ping clubs normally evolve from the original with small incremental improvements............they don't release a club unless it performs better than the one it replaces. They have far more engineers than marketing people..........that tells you all you need to know!

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  • gentlesgentles Members  2134WRX Points: 235Posts: 2,134 Platinum Tees
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    IMO the original glide wedges had the best shape of the lot. I’m very picky about the shape of my wedges, and other than the heads being on the bigger side, the way the hosel flows into the leading edge is **** near perfect on the original glides.

    To me, the 2.0 and 3.0 are rounder and have more of a “bubble on a stick” appearance than the 1.0. My quest now is to find something that is the same headshape just a touch smaller overall size without having to go full custom!

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  • SocratesSocrates Warning Points 2+ WinnipegClubWRX  10350WRX Points: 1,277Handicap: 4ishPosts: 10,350 ClubWRX
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    On -, @Night train said:

    Ping clubs normally evolve from the original with small incremental improvements............they don't release a club unless it performs better than the one it replaces. They have far more engineers than marketing people..........that tells you all you need to know!

    Even though that is their premise, it always in the eye of the beholder. From an engineering point of view, it might be better, but the end user might disagree for a myriad of reasons (most not sane to an engineer). I either move on to something else or go out and buy a backup of the same club. Oddly, I've only done that with wedges.

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    Ping G400 9º TFC 419 Stiff at 45"
    Cobra F8 5-6 Fwy at 18.5° Stiff
    Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
    TM R7 TP 3i Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    Vokey SM2 52º cc, Ping ES 56º and ES 60º
    Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.75"
    MCC Align Midsize

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