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Ping Blueprint Standard vs. Power Loft Spec

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Anyone have any input on the pro’s and con’s of the different loft specs. I just got fit and the recommendation was to go power spec and hard step the shafts i was fitted for, since the apex height was just too high. Thoughts/Suggests, and anything else welcome. Thanks in advance!

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Callaway Epic Flash 9*
Taylor Made M6 Rocket 3 14.5*
Ping Blueprints 3-PW (Power Spec Loft)
Ping Glide Forged 50*
Titleist SM7 54*
Titleist SM8 58*
SC Newport 2 Midslant
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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1645WRX Points: 343Handicap: 7Posts: 1,645 Platinum Tees
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    How can an apex be too high?

    Thas a good problem to have lol.

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    Mizuno ST200 Diamana Blue 7.5*
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 12.5*
    Ping G410 Crossover 17* Tour Shaft
    Ping i210 (3-PW), Px LZ 6.0
    Wilson Staff Model 54* SW and 58* LW
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
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  • Rhyno80Rhyno80 Members  92WRX Points: 38Handicap: 8Posts: 92 Fairways
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    Trying to control the shots better especially in wind.

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    Callaway Epic Flash 9*
    Taylor Made M6 Rocket 3 14.5*
    Ping Blueprints 3-PW (Power Spec Loft)
    Ping Glide Forged 50*
    Titleist SM7 54*
    Titleist SM8 58*
    SC Newport 2 Midslant
  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1645WRX Points: 343Handicap: 7Posts: 1,645 Platinum Tees
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    I think club selection and shot shape is the answer at that point. I’m sure you have stock yardages but how about stingers, punch shots etc? Shots that you can draw and knock spin off etc....

    Blueprints are an ace irons by Ping. They are so true and surprisingly forgiving for the size.

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    Mizuno ST200 Diamana Blue 7.5*
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 12.5*
    Ping G410 Crossover 17* Tour Shaft
    Ping i210 (3-PW), Px LZ 6.0
    Wilson Staff Model 54* SW and 58* LW
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
  • Rhyno80Rhyno80 Members  92WRX Points: 38Handicap: 8Posts: 92 Fairways
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    I have the shots just not consistently. They did feel amazing, and i could definitely shape shots again.

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    Callaway Epic Flash 9*
    Taylor Made M6 Rocket 3 14.5*
    Ping Blueprints 3-PW (Power Spec Loft)
    Ping Glide Forged 50*
    Titleist SM7 54*
    Titleist SM8 58*
    SC Newport 2 Midslant
  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30997WRX Points: 7,272Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,997 Titanium Tees
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    Did your fitter have a demo model ? If so he/she should be willing to bend it to power spec to test. Easy to bend. And then bend back. I have been playing blueprint since 3 weeks before they hit stores. And mine are actually 1 degree weak. I’m playing modus 130x. And while I can hit it high. They don’t automatically want to balloon.

    I have to say it. please don’t take offense , But if you truly hit the big moon ball and can’t come down , It’s a swing flaw. I play with a guy that way. Hits it sooo high. Can’t go down at all. Windy days eat his lunch. And I love it. Lol.

    The power spec may help. But think of it this way. Which iron do you not balloon ? 3-4-5? That will only change by 1 when you bend them strong. Would be much better to learn to flight it down. I’ve been there is why I’m saying it.

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    TM SIM max 10.8 Fuji Ventus red 6x 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Artisan   53 59 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


  • BlueDragonKoreaBlueDragonKorea SeattleMembers  49WRX Points: 47Handicap: 2.5Posts: 49 Bunkers
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    Agreed. Even the tour pros with 120+ swing speed are able to flight iron shots down. I don’t know how much bending the irons strong will help you out.

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  • IvyguyIvyguy Members  1647WRX Points: 286Posts: 1,647 Platinum Tees
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    I feel like this is a shaft thing.


    be careful with trying to over engineer ping clubs. They already did it lol.


    My concern with high spin guys is, when do I no longer give you room for error.

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  • Rhyno80Rhyno80 Members  92WRX Points: 38Handicap: 8Posts: 92 Fairways
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    Yes he did, and we did try both setups and shafts, which did help quite a bit. I'm sure there’s more than one thing wrong with my swing!

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    Callaway Epic Flash 9*
    Taylor Made M6 Rocket 3 14.5*
    Ping Blueprints 3-PW (Power Spec Loft)
    Ping Glide Forged 50*
    Titleist SM7 54*
    Titleist SM8 58*
    SC Newport 2 Midslant
  • Rhyno80Rhyno80 Members  92WRX Points: 38Handicap: 8Posts: 92 Fairways
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    Great point, one of my concerns as well. This may fail, and I’m willing to try another route if so...

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    Callaway Epic Flash 9*
    Taylor Made M6 Rocket 3 14.5*
    Ping Blueprints 3-PW (Power Spec Loft)
    Ping Glide Forged 50*
    Titleist SM7 54*
    Titleist SM8 58*
    SC Newport 2 Midslant
  • bigeasybigeasy Bigeasy Members  1222WRX Points: 150Handicap: 5.5Posts: 1,222 Platinum Tees
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    Swing your swing, do your thing, play them pings, everybody on this forum has swing flaws. What works today, want work tomorrow. Pros have a trackman to see what happens daily, a fitting is only a guideline for the day you were fitted.

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    Ping G410 LST 10.5 Ping tour 65S
    Callaway Epic Flash 3 wood Mitsubishi Tensi Blue
    Taylormade M1 19* hybrid
    PingI25 ZZ65 4-pw
    Titleist SM6F Grind 50*, SM7 M Grind 55* SM6 59* S Grind S-300
    Scotty Cameron GoLo 3 Super Stroke 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS
    USGA Handicap 6.2
    GolfPride MCC Plus 4 and Tour Velvet Plus 4


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  • Rhyno80Rhyno80 Members  92WRX Points: 38Handicap: 8Posts: 92 Fairways
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    Good advice! I’m waiting to see what people think of the Mevo + since that’s next on the purchase list if the reviews are positive.

    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Flash 9*
    Taylor Made M6 Rocket 3 14.5*
    Ping Blueprints 3-PW (Power Spec Loft)
    Ping Glide Forged 50*
    Titleist SM7 54*
    Titleist SM8 58*
    SC Newport 2 Midslant
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14087WRX Points: 2,899Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,087 Titanium Tees
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    How high is your apex? 7 iron swing speed?

    i love my blueprints in power spec

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    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • Rhyno80Rhyno80 Members  92WRX Points: 38Handicap: 8Posts: 92 Fairways
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    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Flash 9*
    Taylor Made M6 Rocket 3 14.5*
    Ping Blueprints 3-PW (Power Spec Loft)
    Ping Glide Forged 50*
    Titleist SM7 54*
    Titleist SM8 58*
    SC Newport 2 Midslant
  • FlorisFloris Members  585WRX Points: 78Handicap: 4.2 (EURO)Posts: 585 Golden Tee
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    130’s is about 20 feet high, unless you’re hitting it a country mile.. That’s an issue. Very stiff shafts didn’t help I assume? And how about spin, did your 7i spin under or over 6500 on average?

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    TaylorMade SIM 9º | Oban Kiyoshi White 4-flex
    TaylorMade SIM Max 3-15º | HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5
    TaylorMade SIM Max 5-18º | HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5
    Mizuno 919 Forged 4-6 (2º weak) | PX 6.0
    Mizuno 919 Tour 7-P (2º weak) | PX 6.0
    Mizuno T20 52º/4º, 56º/14º, 60º/6º | PX 6.0
    Scotty Cameron Futura X5w with SuperStroke PistolGT 2.0 CB
    Titleist ProV1x 2020
    Arccos 360
    Clickgear B3 / Mizuno BR-D3 Blue/Grey/White or Titleist StaDry Black/Grey/Orange-ish
  • Rhyno80Rhyno80 Members  92WRX Points: 38Handicap: 8Posts: 92 Fairways
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    Got it down to 115, xstiff didn’t help. I didn’t like the feel either. I believe under.

    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Flash 9*
    Taylor Made M6 Rocket 3 14.5*
    Ping Blueprints 3-PW (Power Spec Loft)
    Ping Glide Forged 50*
    Titleist SM7 54*
    Titleist SM8 58*
    SC Newport 2 Midslant
  • MP4444MP4444 Members  45WRX Points: 39Posts: 45 Bunkers
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    I'm not the specific guy @bladehunter was referring to but I am "That Guy" that hits it too high because of swing flaws and struggles majorly in windy conditions.

    I'm a mid-high swing speed guy and tried many x-stiff shafts and shafts didn't seem to make any consistently measurable difference in launch angle. I have a SkyTrak and spent a lot of time trying to work my way into a lower launch angle with shafts.

    I started videoing my swing face on instead of down the line and realized my impact position is so bad I have trouble understanding how it's physically possible for it to look like that.

    I've since been working on practicing specifically to get my hands more forward at impact and am starting to see results. I went from 24-25 degrees launch with 34 degree 7iron to 20 degrees. I can get it a little lower in drills but when I go to a full speed swing I'm still not where I want to be.

    I'm sorry I'm not speaking specifically for the Blueprints (maybe my favorite looking iron ever btw) but like others have mentioned, the way too high ball is likely swing related and not something easily fixed with lofts or shafts alone.

    On a positive note, those high ball high spin players are able to hold greens quite well when they hit em 😁

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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30997WRX Points: 7,272Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,997 Titanium Tees
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    Exactly correct. The end goal is to learn low while retaining the ability to go upstairs. When you start playing with impact position you will see what you’re seeing now. Also pay attention to angle of attack. You can dramatically change high or low by shallowing or steepening the AOA.

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    TM SIM max 10.8 Fuji Ventus red 6x 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Artisan   53 59 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


  • TommyjTommyj Members  750WRX Points: 262Posts: 750 Golden Tee
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    If you trust your fitter then go with his recommendation, seems he's given you the rationale for making that choice. Why create doubt by opening it up here to speculation from people who have no knowledge of your golf swing?

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  • Rhyno80Rhyno80 Members  92WRX Points: 38Handicap: 8Posts: 92 Fairways
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    I’m probably in that same boat. Waiting to see reviews on the Mevo+ so I can do exactly what you stated above.

    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Flash 9*
    Taylor Made M6 Rocket 3 14.5*
    Ping Blueprints 3-PW (Power Spec Loft)
    Ping Glide Forged 50*
    Titleist SM7 54*
    Titleist SM8 58*
    SC Newport 2 Midslant

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