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
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?
They are all good...it’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
Its all personal preference though!
Mizuno. Always Mizuno. :)
What blades want to be like when they grow up.😎
You can't go wrong with a set of blades from the last 10-15 years as they have not changed much. Rose Protos are decently priced and nice blades. Go crazy
The new Rev 33 from Cobra are crazy nice.
Playing the Rose Protos myself, and they are phenomenal!
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
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
Another vote for the Wilson Staff model blades which i’m gaming. They’re phenomenal and gorgeous and very forgiving for a blade imo.
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
I want to buy a backup set of my Mizuno MP20s, they've been the most consistent set I've owned.
Blueprint or Wilson would get my vote. Blueprints got the shape perfect.
Whatever looks you like, go with. There's not really much tech in a "pure blade".
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.
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.
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
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
The new Hogan Icon blades look really nice, especially the black version. The Rev33 is also a real eye-catching design.
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.
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
My favorites ranked on the market that I tried in my last fitting.
Notable mention - Fourteen blades (FH 1000) - had an older model of these and they were fantastic (my first bladed set)
Obviously Miura (any model) - but if you're in the market for that brand you're not considering anything else
Driver: PING g410 plus 9* with even flow black 75x
Fairway: PING g410 16.5* Tensei orange 70x
Hybrid: PING g410 19* Tensei blue 85x
4iron: PING iblade Project x lz 6.5
5-PW : PING blueprint Project X lz 6.5
Wedges: PING glide forged 50/54/58 Project x lz 6.0
Putter: Odyssey stroke lab
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.
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?
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.
You won't be disappointed. Congrats!
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.
Titleist 620 MBs are pretty sweet and the Ben Hogan Icon are a bit intriguing.
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