Best new blades

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I currently play Nike vapor pro’s and I love them, but I’m getting the itch to try something new. I love the look of the ping blueprint’s, but I’ve heard less than stellar reviews on them. Anyone have any recommendations? Let me know



  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1515WRX Points: 291Handicap: 7Posts: 1,515 Platinum Tees
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    Bad reviews on the blueprints ?

    I actually like the look and performance of them, considering the smaller size that is available.

    I think today’s blades are a matter of preference, looks/shape (square lines vs curves) and size.

    I would put Wilson Staff on the larger side and Blueprints on the smaller scale.

    I went from MP18s to 2018 Apex MB, the feel was better, liked the classic curves and turf interaction if that is a thing?

    Epic SZ 11* Tensei White 75
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
    Callaway Apex 18mb (2-PW)
    RTX-4 54* and 60*
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
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  • av1084av1084 Members  1250WRX Points: 115Handicap: 5.0Posts: 1,250 Platinum Tees
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    They are all’s down to what suits your eye and turf interaction for your swing...

    Sets that do seem to have a big following though:

    Wilson Staff Blades

    Mizuno MP20


    Its all personal preference though!

  • PhiresidePhireside Members  1333WRX Points: 170Posts: 1,333 Platinum Tees
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    Mizuno. Always Mizuno. :)

  • Nard_SNard_S Members  3891WRX Points: 857Handicap: 9Posts: 3,891 Titanium Tees
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    The new Rev 33 from Cobra are crazy nice.

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  • endyendy Members  3665WRX Points: 293Posts: 3,665 Titanium Tees
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    Playing the Rose Protos myself, and they are phenomenal!

    Ping G410 LST 9* Fuji Ventus Black 7X 
    Ping G410 LST 14.5* Fuji Ventus Black 8X
    Ping G410 17.5* Fuji Ventus Black 10X 
    Honma Rose Proto 4-10 Modus 120X
    Honma TW-W4 50/54/60 Modus 125W
    Machine M2A Wide Flange 34.5” 
    Bridgestone Tour B X 
  • craz-ecraz-e Members  4380WRX Points: 460Handicap: 3Posts: 4,380 Titanium Tees
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    I have been on the hunt for a newer model blade, only a little testing so far but very impressed with the Callaway, Mizuno and Wilson Staff.

    Further testing required off grass to see what suits

    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Scotty Cameron 2020 Special select Del Mar
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
  • Tar_Heel_93Tar_Heel_93 Members  98WRX Points: 49Posts: 98 Fairways
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    Lots of good choices. I love my Apex MB irons but also liked the Mizuno MP18s, MP20s and blue prints. Love the look of the Wilson irons but haven’t hit them yet. New Titleist MBs and Srixon Z forged were a step behind the other irons but I think that had more to do with the available shafts when I hit them. I have been tempted to try the rose Protos too.


    Titleist 917 D3 9.5(set to 10.25); Aldila Tour Green ATX 75 X-stiff Shaft

    Titleist 917 F3 15; Aldila Tour Green ATX 85 X-stiff Stiff shaft

    Titleist 818 H1 21 degree hybrid Tensei Pro white stiff shaft

    Callaway Apex MB 3-AW irons; Project X 6.0 shafts

    Callaway MD Forged 54 wedge

    Odyssey ProType Tour Series #2 Putter

  • nzionzio Members  127WRX Points: 84Handicap: 6.4Posts: 127 Fairways
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    Another vote for the Wilson Staff model blades which i’m gaming. They’re phenomenal and gorgeous and very forgiving for a blade imo.

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  • Russ757Russ757 Chesapeake, VAMembers  7840WRX Points: 248Posts: 7,840 Titanium Tees
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    Z forged.

    Got a combo set and stopped at the 8 initially. Went back and grabbed a 7, built them up and took it to the range and proceeded to literally hit 6 flags with the blades.

    Now I'm looking for a 6i.


    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9.5* Fubuki Alpha 70

    FW: Ping G400 16.5* Fubuki Ax 75

    Hybrid: Ping G400 19* Fubuki Ax 400

    DI: Srixon U65 22* Steelfiber 95

    Irons: Srixon 565/765 4-9 Steelfibers 110

    Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 48*, 52*, 56*, 60* Steelfiber 125

  • gators78gators78 ClubWRX  4020WRX Points: 218Handicap: 3Posts: 4,020 ClubWRX
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    I want to buy a backup set of my Mizuno MP20s, they've been the most consistent set I've owned.

    G400 Max
    M6 3W
    RBZ Hybrid
    MP20 MMC 4 Iron
    MP20 MB 5-W
    Raw SM7s
    PM Grind 64*
    Special Select Newport 2
  • DFS PFDDFS PFD Members  1673WRX Points: 915Handicap: 1.8Posts: 1,673 Platinum Tees
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    Blueprint or Wilson would get my vote. Blueprints got the shape perfect.

    SIM 8* Ventus Black 6X
    G410 LST  HZRDUS Smoke Hulk 6.5TX 60g 
    Epic Flash SZ 15* Tensei PW 80TX
    2-PW Ping Blueprint DG X7
    55* SM8 Raw
    61* SM8 Raw
    L.A.B 2.1 

  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9658WRX Points: 1,606Posts: 9,658 Titanium Tees
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    Whatever looks you like, go with. There's not really much tech in a "pure blade".

    D - SIM Max | Tour Z Xtreme 475; 4w - SIM Ti | Diamana B 80; 4h - 818H2 | Tensei White 90; Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120; GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue; SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue; LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue; P - Toulon San Diego or Directed Force 2.1; Ball - TP5 Pix 2.0

    Incoming gear: Speedzone Xtreme 9* Driver,  Speedzone 5w, Speedzone 4i & 5i

  • Ben BerubeBen Berube Benny B Members  3168WRX Points: 482Handicap: 5Posts: 3,168 Titanium Tees
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    I have hit them all except these new releases. But as mentioned above they are all pretty much the same.

    There is certainly some blades that are “more forgiving”. The z945’s where awesome and the most forgiving were United SBB Tours. Thin and dead sexxy too.

    But it really is about what catches your eye, color, offset and turf interaction. If you want a great set to try Adams MB2’s are well know and I owned over 12 different sets. They have a bubble sole with probably a bit much offset but going from GI, CB’s this is helpful.

    Some harder blades to hit are Titliest and Mizzy Mp68/69’s. Least there were for me. But Mizzy Mp5’s are extry leverl blades and might be exactly what you are looking for.

    Or maybe Mp59’s, just got a set, look like blades but have a small cavit. Cheap $$ too which is what “trying” is all about.

    - TI M3 - 10.5 w/ Haz Black or KK Proto 60s
    - TI SLDR Mini 16* w/ Tp6HD  & TI Sldr Mini 14*w/ PX 7c3
    - CBX 18* and 20* w/ Haz Yellow - 910 17-19* w Diamana
    - Srixon z945’s w/s400 
    - Tour Issue Cleveland CG10 54-60
    -Putters  - VLine Tank wrist lock / Tank 1 Versa wrist lock / TC VLine WHP
    Testing - Everything and Anything to try and improve. Golf is all what you make of it. 

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  • M_B_HM_B_H Members  19WRX Points: 50Posts: 19 Bunkers
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    I have MP-18's and love them, but if I were to consider a brand new set, my first and only choice would be another Mizuno set.

  • extrastiffextrastiff Members  1238WRX Points: 207Posts: 1,238 Platinum Tees
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    I would say the P7TW is a pretty clear choice in my eyes, the fact that tiger was willing to have that set released and they turned out to be really popular is a very cool thing. And then the blueprint is a close second because ping blades are rare And those are super clean

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  • FoulerFouler Members  7WRX Points: 18Posts: 7 Bunkers
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    Lots of good suggestions already. You really can't go wrong just comes down to your personal preference

    Out of ones I've hit -

    Wilson Staff, Z Forged, Apex MB.

    Would game any one of them.

    Ones I haven't hit -

    Blue Prints, P7TW, Newest Mizzie's

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    Lots of good suggestions already. You really can't go wrong just comes down to your personal preference

    Out of ones I've hit -

    Wilson Staff, Z Forged, Apex MB.

    Would game any one of them.

    Ones I haven't hit -

    Blue Prints, P7TW, Newest Mizzie's

  • 3_Jack_Par3_Jack_Par Winter is stupid Members, ClubWRX  6355WRX Points: 361Posts: 6,355 ClubWRX
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    The new Hogan Icon blades look really nice, especially the black version. The Rev33 is also a real eye-catching design.

    Ping G410 LST 9* (set to -1.5*), 44.5", Graphite Design Tour AD XC 7X
    Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Aldila Rogue Silver 80TX
    Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) HZRDUS Black 85X (or Srixon Z u45 18* Nippon Modus3 120x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x)
    Scratch SB-1 3-PW, Nippon Modus3 120x
    Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200 (sometimes)
    Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34"
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  • mtgmtg Members  405WRX Points: 57Posts: 405 Greens
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    I'd pass on the Pings... just ok. You could get a set of almost new MP-5s someplace for half the price and have twice the set of clubs. For me Srixon haven't done blades justice since the stellar 945 (in my bag). If budget's not a big deal I'd have a hard time not giving P7TW a whirl - though what I'd actually do is pick up some Titleist 681/T stamps in that case - still some in like new shape floating around, big price tag though.

    MP-20 is kind of the easy choice here for me of the current gen stuff. I like some older Mizuno designs more though. Wilsons also would be great performers, not crazy about the lines on that iron though. Wilson, Srixon, and Titleist will have the most forgiving soles, MP-20 pretty easy thru the turf too, tho lesser than the others. Honma and TaylorMade probably with the least amount of help if you come in steep at all.

    CG is also a factor if you really want to get into the weeds. Hard to know if its really the one for you until you've spent some time with them though.

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    M1 440 (TI) | Synergy Green Proto 80tx

    M5 3w | Synergy Green Proto 80tx

    Titleist 913 5w | Diamana B 80x

    Srixon Z745 4, 5i | DG120 X100, DG X100

    Mizuno MP-37, 68 combo 6-P | DG X100

    Vokey SM7/8 50F, 54S, 58S | DG S400

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide Flow

  • wbflwbfl Members, Paid BST  25WRX Points: 63Posts: 25 Bunkers
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    I've had many sets of blades. Everything from 690MBs (3 sets), MP32, MP20 (range time only)...but I feel the best set I've owned are the Blueprints. Yes they have a tiny head, but to me, it's the bounce/sole that determines how playable or forgiving a blade is.

  • tdelamtdelam Club Junkie Members  3573WRX Points: 166Handicap: 7.2Posts: 3,573 Titanium Tees
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    MP 20's

    - Cobra F9
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL  
    - Titleist SM5 Wedges
    - Scotty Cameron Teryllium
    - Srixon Z Star

  • leftygolferessexleftygolferessex Essex, UKMembers  220WRX Points: 119Handicap: 5Posts: 220 Fairways
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    I'm moving from Apex MB to the new Wilson Staff Models (should hopefully be here next week!). Performance wise, I there wasn't tons in it really, but the Wilsons were a tad more forgiving, plus I managed to get the ball up higher with them too for some reason?

    Cobra F9 Project X HZRDUS Smoke
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 13.5 degrees Project X HZRDUS Smoke
    Taylormade M3 18 degrees TENSI Blue/ Taylormade GAPR LO 
    Mizuno MP20 HMB 4 Iron
    Callaway Apex MB 5-PW
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 60
    Toulon Indianapolis
    Jones Utility Trouper
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  • DREWZER300DREWZER300 Members  95WRX Points: 67Handicap: 2.9Posts: 95 Fairways
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    Love my MP20s. I've played Callaway Apex MB, Titleist 714 MB, 710 MB, and Mizuno MP4s in the past and MP20 are by far my favorite of the bunch.

    Taylormade SIM Ventus Black 7X
    Taylormade SIM 3W Ventus Black 8X
    Mizuno MP-20 HMB 2 Graphite Design AD-DI 95X
    Mizuno MP-20 MB 4-PW DG TI X100
    Cleveland RTX4 50/54/60 DG TI S400
    Odyssey Protype PT10
    Titleist ProV1
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    Ping G400 driver
    Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
    Ping Anser 20,23,27 Hybrids 
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    Ping, Glide 54,58ES Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Newport 3

    Snell MTB X

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  • RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior Hacker ClubWRX  5451WRX Points: 1,155Posts: 5,451 ClubWRX
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    I just picked up a set of the new Ben Hogan Icon blades. I've played one round and the feel and performance is very good. I've reshafted them from KBS Tour V 110 stiff to Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff shafts. The price is excellent because of direct shipping from Ben Hogan Company. The shaft selection is minimal, they need more options.

    Here are a few pictures comparing the Icons to my backup set of '99 Ben Hogan Apex blades. My regular '99 Apex blades are shiny chrome like the Icons, not the satin of my backups, and would have made a more accurate comparison for finish.

    TaylorMade M3 440cc 9.5* driver, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6S
    TaylorMade M4 15* (small), Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S
    TaylorMade SLDR 2I Hybrid, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8S
    Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff
    Scratch Golf 50* GW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff
    Scratch Golf 54* SW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff
    Scratch Golf 58* LW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff
    Byron Morgan custom Epic Day putter

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  • KC13KC13 31st StateMembers  542WRX Points: 214Posts: 542 Golden Tee
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    Titleist 620 MBs are pretty sweet and the Ben Hogan Icon are a bit intriguing.

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