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Blades are awesome

 phil g ·  
phil gphil g Members  43WRX Points: 38Handicap: 20Posts: 43 Bunkers
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After using ap2s for the season I have decided on this new project. I have purchased a set of MBs and had my first range session. I am shocked by the size of them. I thought they would be smaller then the ap2 but they really aren’t. I have been drooling over them for a couple of years now and I feel like I have just enough game and plenty of ego to try them. My plan is to start as a combo set with the ap2 in the long irons (4-6) and MB in the short(7 - pw). With lots of practice I hope to work them into the long irons as well. Really excited to start this new adventure. If anybody has any tips or thoughts let me know

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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers  1708WRX Points: 405Posts: 1,708 Platinum Tees
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    Enjoy 👍 Did you get the 620's or something else?

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    • Titleist 716 MB 5-PW
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  • HaberHaber Members  255WRX Points: 127Handicap: 5.5Posts: 255 Greens
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    Loving my experiment with cobra mb/cb combo. Have since sold my i210's and am dumping my apex pro combo. After a few range sessions and rounds I have really come to enjoy playing them and find they don't punish me at all. A bad strike is a bad strike but my scoring average has gone down since the switch.

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  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Members  1534WRX Points: 478Handicap: 1Posts: 1,534 Platinum Tees
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    If you are going to do a combo set, you should really consider doing mb/cb, not mb/ap2. They will look a lot more similar at address.

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  • PorscheFanPorscheFan Members  1344WRX Points: 204Handicap: 12Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
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    Nothing like shiny fresh blades. Yes, blades are awesome! Enjoy!

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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers  1708WRX Points: 405Posts: 1,708 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @PorscheFan said:

    Nothing like shiny fresh blades. Yes, blades are awesome! Enjoy!

    Look just as good beat up too 👍

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    On -, @dciccoritti said:

    On -, @PorscheFan said:

    Nothing like shiny fresh blades. Yes, blades are awesome! Enjoy!

    Look just as good beat up too 👍

    Y'know, you're right! I was just playing around with my old MP33 4i. Even old and beat up, blades just look classy!

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  • phil gphil g Members  43WRX Points: 38Handicap: 20Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    I picked up a barely used set of 716 mbs. I was moving away from the ap2s (714) and had tried i200. They were good but was not blown away. That’s when I decided to go all in with the blades. Cannot wait to game them tomorrow. As far as combining goes, I only hope it to be atemporary thing till I get used to them. Can’t wait to see the look on my dads and brothers face when I beat with them.

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  • Bdmac79Bdmac79 Members  1038WRX Points: 148Posts: 1,038 Platinum Tees
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    This is going to sound like a no-brainer...but if you hit them in the middle of the face, they aren't a problem. If you don't, you'll be able to tell right away.
    That's some hard-hitting info right there.

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  • HeckleHeckle Members  133WRX Points: 26Posts: 133 Fairways
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    On -, @dciccoritti said:

    On -, @PorscheFan said:

    Nothing like shiny fresh blades. Yes, blades are awesome! Enjoy!

    Look just as good beat up too 👍

    Agreed!!!

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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers  1708WRX Points: 405Posts: 1,708 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @phil g said:

    I picked up a barely used set of 716 mbs. I was moving away from the ap2s (714) and had tried i200. They were good but was not blown away. That’s when I decided to go all in with the blades. Cannot wait to game them tomorrow. As far as combining goes, I only hope it to be atemporary thing till I get used to them. Can’t wait to see the look on my dads and brothers face when I beat with them.

    Nice 👍 I have them too. Let us know how it goes.

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    • Titleist 716 MB 5-PW
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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers  5557WRX Points: 539Handicap: 6.3 HCIPosts: 5,557 Titanium Tees
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    Great options for a blade blending sets being offered
    by most OEM's. and yes, Blades are awesome !!

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    Play Golf.....Play Blades......Play Something Else.....Just Go Play.....

    4 HC
  • CSmithAMGCSmithAMG GeorgiaClubWRX  172WRX Points: 52Handicap: 6Posts: 172 ClubWRX
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    I’m about ready to take the plunge. I have a visceral reaction to the new MP20 MB. I’ve been playing cf16 Apex Pros for the past 2 seasons. I find it really easy to talk myself out of blades, but I hit the ball plenty long and high. I don’t expect poor strikes to be rewarded. I’ve considered a blended set with them MMC, but then noticed there’s no 3-iron.

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  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker. Members  3217WRX Points: 832Handicap: I.Q.Posts: 3,217 Titanium Tees
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    Yes they are

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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers  2250WRX Points: 326Handicap: 7Posts: 2,250 Platinum Tees
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    Blades are awesome when you can hit the 3 and 4 iron. Until then..probably not for you.

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    Callaway Steelhead XR 4+
    Mizuno MP-18 mb 4-PW
    Titliest SM7 50f, 54s, 58d
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  • gwelfgulfergwelfgulfer OnteribleMembers  563WRX Points: 342Handicap: 5-25Posts: 563 Golden Tee
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    On -, @LaymanM said:

    Blades are awesome when you can hit the 3 and 4 iron. Until then..probably not for you.

    I just play 5 down in my sets and replace the 4i with a Dhy, TMB or H5 depending on the brand of clubs I have at the time.

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  • rufus manglerrufus mangler Members  1781WRX Points: 195Posts: 1,781 Platinum Tees
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    I agree. Life's too short. Play what you want.
    You just have to keep in mind blades will not help you very much. They do what they're told.

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    Stiff shafts, GP 360's and Crossline Blacks. No glove.

  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members  148WRX Points: 61Handicap: 11Posts: 148 Fairways
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    Originally got the ping i210s. Ended up checking out a Srixon fitting event because I just wasn’t crazy about the pings. Just so happened to hit the Srixon z forged and it was love at first sight. Sent the pings back on playability guarantee and purchased the z forged blades in 3-PW. Couldn’t be happier, the 4-6 irons are no problem to hit. The 3 iron looks a little small, no problems hitting off the tee, but still working on dialing it in on the fairways. Playing my most consistent golf, only real difference I’ve noticed is a bad swing is a bad swing, and will hurt you regardless of clubhead.

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  • Jimjam651Jimjam651 Members  188WRX Points: 130Posts: 188 Fairways
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    I can't stop switching between my Mizuno MP 68 blades and Titleist 718 CB's, I love playing with blades! Can't stop coming back to the CB's though! Enjoy your blade journey!

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    Driver - Taylormade Sim 10.5 Proforce V2
    3 wood - Titleist 910 F 15 Motore Speeder VC 7.1
    Hybrid - Titleist 910 H 19 Diamana Kai'li / Mizuno MMC FliHi 3 iron
    Irons - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4 - PW KBS Tour
    Wedges - Titleist SM7 52, 56 & 60
    Putter - Yes! Callie

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  • phil gphil g Members  43WRX Points: 38Handicap: 20Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    I played the first nine with the blades this morning. I changed the setup s little and went 6-pw in the blades. I was three over and it was all due to my driving. These are amazing, I was hitting exactly where I wanted too. Once I get the yardages dialed it’s going to be even better. I am super amped right now.

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  • LowAndLeft32LowAndLeft32 Members  232WRX Points: 73Posts: 232 Fairways
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    Congrats

    On -, @philg for taking the plunge
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  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members  4374WRX Points: 390Posts: 4,374 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @phil g said:

    After using ap2s for the season I have decided on this new project. I have purchased a set of MBs and had my first range session. I am shocked by the size of them. I thought they would be smaller then the ap2 but they really aren’t. I have been drooling over them for a couple of years now and I feel like I have just enough game and plenty of ego to try them. My plan is to start as a combo set with the ap2 in the long irons (4-6) and MB in the short(7 - pw). With lots of practice I hope to work them into the long irons as well. Really excited to start this new adventure. If anybody has any tips or thoughts let me know

    It's certainly workable if, the loft between the two sets could accommodate each other to maintain the proper distance gap between the two sets.
    Modern blade design has larger blade ( just under the size of player's cavity back", and you should try the 4-6 irons , there is no reason why you couldn't play the whole set.
    The AP2 is a player's cavity back design , transition from Ap1 would be tougher.

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  • arobbins3arobbins3 MichiganMembers  165WRX Points: 104Handicap: 3.5Posts: 165 Fairways
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    Yes they are!! I hope you enjoy them!

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    Cobra SZ (14.5°) - Atmos Blue 7s
    Titleist T-MB (3) - Modus 105s
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  • NYCGolfNutNYCGolfNut Members  549WRX Points: 221Handicap: 12Posts: 549 Golden Tee
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    Rule #1 - Play what makes you happy, and you can afford. Everything else comes after.

    For me, I grew up learning on blades. Then had a big gap when school and work took up all my time. When started again, it was with GI irons, as I was told that is what a beginner / high handicap player “should” play. Switched to Nike blades, coz they looked and felt nice, and have never looked back.

    I find that going left or right is on me, but going long or short on mis-hits / pure strikes has a lot to do with iron type. I found myself going 10-20 yards beyond the green quite often with good ball striking on my old GI irons. My typical mis-hit with a blade loses distance. And since there is a usually lot more fairway BEFORE the green rather than behind it, blades actually help me on mis-hits.

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  • phil gphil g Members  43WRX Points: 38Handicap: 20Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    On -, @wkuo3 said:

    On -, @phil g said:

    After using ap2s for the season I have decided on this new project. I have purchased a set of MBs and had my first range session. I am shocked by the size of them. I thought they would be smaller then the ap2 but they really aren’t. I have been drooling over them for a couple of years now and I feel like I have just enough game and plenty of ego to try them. My plan is to start as a combo set with the ap2 in the long irons (4-6) and MB in the short(7 - pw). With lots of practice I hope to work them into the long irons as well. Really excited to start this new adventure. If anybody has any tips or thoughts let me know

    It's certainly workable if, the loft between the two sets could accommodate each other to maintain the proper distance gap between the two sets.
    Modern blade design has larger blade ( just under the size of player's cavity back", and you should try the 4-6 irons , there is no reason why you couldn't play the whole set.
    The AP2 is a player's cavity back design , transition from Ap1 would be tougher.

    After this morning I think I am going to try the whole set of blades tomorrow. I still can’t believe how I was able to hit them. I started playing blades when I was a kid and I’m guessing modern blades are more forgiving

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  • C_radC_rad QuebecMembers  2772WRX Points: 133Handicap: 7Posts: 2,772 Titanium Tees
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    One day. One day i will listen to the urge of playing blade. I am just too cheap to buy new clubs again.

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  • BiggErnBiggErn Members  2936WRX Points: 797Posts: 2,936 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @golfinguru11 said:

    On -, @LaymanM said:

    Blades are awesome when you can hit the 3 and 4 iron. Until then..probably not for you.

    This is a pretty dumb statement considering most tour pros don’t even play blade 3 or 4 irons these days.

    Don’t get to feeling too smart since most tour pros (close to 80%) don’t use blades at all.

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    On -, @phil g said:

    On -, @wkuo3 said:

    On -, @phil g said:

    After using ap2s for the season I have decided on this new project. I have purchased a set of MBs and had my first range session. I am shocked by the size of them. I thought they would be smaller then the ap2 but they really aren’t. I have been drooling over them for a couple of years now and I feel like I have just enough game and plenty of ego to try them. My plan is to start as a combo set with the ap2 in the long irons (4-6) and MB in the short(7 - pw). With lots of practice I hope to work them into the long irons as well. Really excited to start this new adventure. If anybody has any tips or thoughts let me know

    It's certainly workable if, the loft between the two sets could accommodate each other to maintain the proper distance gap between the two sets.
    Modern blade design has larger blade ( just under the size of player's cavity back", and you should try the 4-6 irons , there is no reason why you couldn't play the whole set.
    The AP2 is a player's cavity back design , transition from Ap1 would be tougher.

    After this morning I think I am going to try the whole set of blades tomorrow. I still can’t believe how I was able to hit them. I started playing blades when I was a kid and I’m guessing modern blades are more forgiving

    If you can hit the sweet spot with the GI irons, you can do the same with the blade design.
    The sweet spot is about the same size , maybe comparing a nickel to a quarter, the difference is the forgiveness when you missed the sweet spot. Blades tend to lose a little distance and direction.
    So if you're striking the golf balls well, you can play any set of irons if matched with shafts that's within the tolerance of your ability.
    It took me a whole season to convert from cavity back ( Ping and Hogan ) to a classic blade design ( 91 Apex. For a golfer only golf during the weekends and not practice much, that's about how long it'll take me to slide into the Apex. The biggest issue will be if the sets have different shafts and/or different gaps in the individual iron's loft.
    Have fun and report back about your experience.

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