Mizuno MP-30

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  • gjones77gjones77 Members Posts: 934
    Well, I took the plunge and purchased a set of these, and all I have to say is...



    WOW!



    They are actually pretty forgiving considering they're a player's cavityback, the distance is outstanding, feel is simply amazing.



    I really have to say I'm impressed with these, so much so that I bought the MP-T Series 51* gap wedge to go with them, and dammit if that isn't going to kick my Cleveland Sand wedge out and now I'm buying a MP-T Series 56*.



    None the less, amazing irons.
  • daughterscamerondaughterscameron Don't touch the Kitty!! (The Doll House) MB, SC Members Posts: 1,192 ✭✭
    i love them. on my second set. as good as anything out

    there.IMO. also, IMO, UNDERRATED on this site.

    oh, well, to each his own. image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />
  • markpetriemarkpetrie Members Posts: 377
    I also am on my second set, they were separated by a set of RAC Lts - no comparison.



    My current ones were an engagement present from my now wife, so they will be staying!!!
  • Plan9Plan9 Members Posts: 109
    Absolutely agree with the two prior posts, these are some of the best "do it all clubs" around. I am also on my 2nd set and continue to play these over a set of MP 32's which are more demanding.



    Workable, soft and long. Better than the MP60's which replaced these, IMHO.



    Excellent stuff with DG or Nippon shafts.
  • leekgolfleekgolf Members Posts: 1,171 ✭✭
    Have these irons lost their luster?
  • hornavhornav Members Posts: 73
    edited Dec 19, 2007 #7
    Plan9 wrote on Sep 12 2007, 09:27 AM:
    Absolutely agree with the two prior posts, these are some of the best "do it all clubs" around.




    Mizuno=Excellence. These are nothing less than that... As forgiving and workable as you can ask from a player's cb. Plus they look good.



    They still have luster in many bags, just not mine... I can't get rid of these darn i3 Blades!
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  • webweb Members Posts: 102
    Great club, I have hit mine on the range side by side with most of he current Mizuno line up. The MP-60 and MP-57 are a little more forgiving ( and by little I mean Little) with the CG more toward the toe. The MP-30 is a lower launch head compared to the 60 and 57. The club does not get much love with the new stuff that has come out since it's release. IMO still an excellent stick and a great value compared to the price of new Mizuno products. Just my opinion.





    Bill
  • scottyallanbscottyallanb Berkley High School Golf Coach Members Posts: 1,735
    edited Jan 9, 2008 #9
    Ok I now have these in my bag and I will tell you, I wish they were in my bag a few years ago. I was playing Titleist 731's and I thought those were nice. Hands down the MP-30 are more forgiving. I also believe the myth of these being a low ball flight iron is not all together true. 1st thing after hitting many balls was that I was suprised how high my ball flight was without losing distance. They are buttery smooth for being a players CB and still have a great topline view from a guy who has played blades. I have avoided Mizuno for Titleist for a long time and I have learned from my mistakes. Titleist's are great clubs but I lose nothing making the switch.



    Scotty B
  • jfzhorsemanjfzhorseman Members Posts: 1,099 ✭✭
    Saw a nice clean set of these for under 200.00. The guy only hit the seven iron and must not have been able to because they showed up at Golf Galaxy. I thought the short irons look real nice-any more thoughts on this club for a 6 capper?
  • markpetriemarkpetrie Members Posts: 377
    Am a five handicapper and have them, although alternate the long irons with MP FliHis while I recover from a knee op.



    Have not really found anything that has grabbed me enough to change.



    I would go for it.
  • ripsidripsid Members Posts: 720
    Just bought them today used at golfsmith for 249, I traded in my R7XD's and a 905T driver for them, and I can't wait to play them and post my thought on them. I hit them perfectly at GG but we'll see for real!



    Pete
  • Dukefan1Dukefan1 Lefty Boomers Posts: 2,249 ✭✭
    Just got a set of MP30 3-6 iron and MP32 7-pw. The set is absolutely gorgeous! I have Rifle 6.5 shafts in them. The ball flight of the MP30 is boring, no balloning at all. Smallish club face with little offset. Very pleasing to look at behind the ball. If you have trouble getting the ball in the air, these are not for you. I came from Hogan Apex Edge Pro, and the Pros are more forgiving but less workable. The MP30's are a great iron if you have the game to hit them. I am not saying they are blade like but they are not going to help you a great deal either. Overall 4.5 /5 stars.
    Driver-Taylormade RBZ Stage 2, 3 and 5 wood-Taylormade RBZ Stage 2, Irons-Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Wedges-Mizuno S5, Putter-Odyssey White Hot Pro 7
  • ripsidripsid Members Posts: 720
    It's funny, I was looking at a replacing my DG S300's with the Rifle 6.5's, I notice that with the s300's the ball's just ballooning, and I was reading that the Proj. X 6.5's would definately bring the flight down and make it more penetrating ball flight..



    Pete


    Mike1 wrote on May 16 2008, 09:24 AM:
    Just got a set of MP30 3-6 iron and MP32 7-pw. The set is absolutely gorgeous! I have Rifle 6.5 shafts in them. The ball flight of the MP30 is boring, no balloning at all. Smallish club face with little offset. Very pleasing to look at behind the ball. If you have trouble getting the ball in the air, these are not for you. I came from Hogan Apex Edge Pro, and the Pros are more forgiving but less workable. The MP30's are a great iron if you have the game to hit them. I am not saying they are blade like but they are not going to help you a great deal either. Overall 4.5 /5 stars.
  • Dukefan1Dukefan1 Lefty Boomers Posts: 2,249 ✭✭
    ripsid wrote on May 16 2008, 11:02 AM:
    It's funny, I was looking at a replacing my DG S300's with the Rifle 6.5's, I notice that with the s300's the ball's just ballooning, and I was reading that the Proj. X 6.5's would definately bring the flight down and make it more penetrating ball flight..



    Pete


    Mike1 wrote on May 16 2008, 09:24 AM:
    Just got a set of MP30 3-6 iron and MP32 7-pw. The set is absolutely gorgeous! I have Rifle 6.5 shafts in them. The ball flight of the MP30 is boring, no balloning at all. Smallish club face with little offset. Very pleasing to look at behind the ball. If you have trouble getting the ball in the air, these are not for you. I came from Hogan Apex Edge Pro, and the Pros are more forgiving but less workable. The MP30's are a great iron if you have the game to hit them. I am not saying they are blade like but they are not going to help you a great deal either. Overall 4.5 /5 stars.



    Haven't tried them with S300, but I would assume ball flight would be higher with S300. I am a high ball hitter and with the Rifles I don't have that problem at all. I have read that the MP30's are a lower flying iron anyway.
    Driver-Taylormade RBZ Stage 2, 3 and 5 wood-Taylormade RBZ Stage 2, Irons-Wilson Staff FG Tour V4 Wedges-Mizuno S5, Putter-Odyssey White Hot Pro 7
  • ripsidripsid Members Posts: 720
    I am a high ball hitter as well, and I really notice how high my flight is with these irons.. I mean they fell like butter when I hit them, but they are moon shots... I'm playing monday, so I'm anxious to try them on the course... Probably will go with the 6.5's though...



    Pete
  • DDEM25DDEM25 Members Posts: 68 ✭✭
    Anybody know the standard specs for the MP-30's?

    Thanks
  • markpetriemarkpetrie Members Posts: 377
    From Mizuno's European website (and saved by myself to check the specs every now and then.



    Mizuno MP-30 lofts/lies/lengths from Mizuno.com



    Submitted By: D. Remmers

    Handicap: 5

    Golf Club: GC de Dommel



    Question:

    What are the lofts of my MP-30 irons?



    Answer:

    The spec of MP-30 irons by loft/lie/length is as follows : #2 18*/57.5*/39.25" -- #3 21*/58*/38.75" -- #4 24*/58.5*/38.25" -- #5 27*/59*/37.75" -- #6 31*/60*/37.25" -- #7 35*/61*/36.75" -- #8 39*/62*/36.25" -- #9 43*/62.5*/35.75" -- #PW 47*/63*/35.5"
  • mhk5000mhk5000 Members Posts: 313 ✭✭
    These irons have not received much hoop la over the years. This is good becuase you can pick up a set inexpensively.



    I have a full set (3-PW) with Flighted Rifles. My long & mid irons are boring but I can still hold greens. I find the trajectory on my short irons (7-PW) to be a little high but i'm not complaining (which is odd for flighted?). Overall, it's the feel that won me over. I think these look so much better than the 57 & 67 which come off hefty and the short irons are too rounded for me. The MP 30's retain a more classic blade look throughout the set.



    As an experiment, i bought a 5 iron on ebay with DGS300 and found the trajectory to be higher. So the rifles are the way to go.
  • LDHOOLDHOO Members Posts: 22
    I just don't understand why this iron does not get the props.It is by far the best I've ever played.I have played every iron thats popular x tour,mp-32,fuzion ,x20 tour,x20's,,r7 TP,Tour Burner(little offset),AP2's,LT2's

    and none of them are even close.I need to go get a back up set,I 'm afraid they might be hard to get in the future.
  • tgreen22tgreen22 Members Posts: 52 ✭✭
    i looooove these things, is it just me or does the MP-62 have the same design principals?
  • ssfrannyssfranny Lefty Boomers Posts: 2,606 ✭✭
    tgreen22 wrote on Apr 12 2009, 11:29 PM:
    i looooove these things, is it just me or does the MP-62 have the same design principals?






    Yeah I have the 30s as well I love the low traj and they're not any less forgiving than the 60s I've owned. I actually think the 30s feel more solid. When I first saw the 62s I thought "well they can;t make a better club than the 30s so they just slightly re-designed it" Others have mentioned the same thing.
  • mhk5000mhk5000 Members Posts: 313 ✭✭
    This is an update to my earlier post but I'm wondering if any of you experience any distance issues. On more than one occasion during a round I find myself 10-15 yards longer than my normal iron shot. I notice this on the range but I attributed it to range balls but I'm seeing this more often on the course. I ask because I was talking to a low handicapper who played the MP30's and told me he got rid of them because of this - however he liked the clubs. Of course he is playing the new MP62.
  • HHGCHHGC Members Posts: 93
    edited May 12, 2009 #24
    Here's some feedback, but don't have a reason for the longer distance. I hit both the MP67's and the MP62's recently, on two different occasions. (with DGS300's, and I use X100's in 57's) Obviously the 62's were more forgiving and they also had a little higher ball flight. On the periodic shot with the 67 when I hit it dead on, they felt incredible, had great ball flight (little flatter) but nothing materially different on distance. Mishits, lost distance compared to 62's not hit well.



    I've read the 62's look like redone 30's. I have a set of 30's that I stumbled upon and going to have Joe K. reshaft them so was curious and wanted to try the 62's first. I also called Mizuno and per the rep, the 62's have a lower COG than the 30's. I didn't hit the MP30 I have, but did hit my 32's in comparison. All felt really good, but would probably do a combo set of 62's and 67's if going that route. Going the 30 route with Joe.
  • mhk5000mhk5000 Members Posts: 313 ✭✭
    Thanks for the reply. I'd be insterested to find out what shafts Joe recommends for your MP30's so I hope you're willing to share (and perhaps provide some info on your swingspeed). As I mentioned in my original post I found the short irons to hit the ball higher. Strange since you mentioned the MP 30's have a higher COG than the newer clubs. I'm really inclined to reshaft my 8,9, PW with DG S400 or X100's but didn't want to mess around with anything.
  • stone71stone71 Members Posts: 373 ✭✭
    edited May 12, 2009 #26
    quote "This is an update to my earlier post but I'm wondering if any of you experience any distance issues. On more than one occasion during a round I find myself 10-15 yards longer than my normal iron shot. I notice this on the range but I attributed it to range balls but I'm seeing this more often on the course. I ask because I was talking to a low handicapper who played the MP30's and told me he got rid of them because of this - however he liked the clubs. Of course he is playing the new MP62." unquote



    I've not had any issues regarding inconsistent length with the 30's, in fact i've found that predictable distance is one of the major plusses of using them. I'd be surprised if the heads themselves would be the cause of your issue, perhaps something else.



    I used mx950 for a while and my distances on similar swings would differ wildly, i guessed that was either the hollow design or superlite shaft being too soft. No such issues wuth the mp30 + dgs300 at all.
  • yoshiod9yoshiod9 Copper? Nice... Members Posts: 1,104 ✭✭
    Just got a used set of these with Rifle 5.5 shafts. I have been hitting the original Nike Slingshots with reg. flex shafts and decided that I should but some nicer irons. So, I went to the range after a round today and brought the new clubs to hit. I normally carry my 6 iron about 150-- with the mp-30s, I was carrying my 6 iron to the 170-175 sign every shot.



    I was (and am) really amazed. Every club (I only brought the 6-PW) was easily 1 or 2+ clubs longer than normal for me. I'm thinking that the shafts were the key, here. I think I needed a stiffer shaft as I have a very quick transition. Anyway, I love the clubs. The only thing that sucks is when I don't hit it on the sweet spot, the shots are MUCH shorter than with my Slingshots.
  • tiger168tiger168 San Francisco Bay Area, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 555 ✭✭
    Love these irons, still has it, KBS just sent me their new C-Taper shaft, I will put it on to try as MP-30 does launch high....
  • mjdailey87mjdailey87 Members Posts: 223
    I'm still using these. They're awesome. I agree with a lot of the pots above, one if the most underrated irons on this site.
    Taylormade RBZ 9.5
    Taylormade RBZ 3 wood 15*
    Titleist 712 U 2 iron S300
    Mizuno MP-54 3-pw S300
    Scotty Cameron Futura X
    Mizuno R-12 56, 60
  • ChristopherKeeChristopherKee Members Posts: 104 ✭✭
    I've had these in my bag since 2003 and love them as much today as as 10 years ago. Recently I have been looking to replace them because I'm past the point of resharpening the grooves.



    Spent some time on the launch monitor this week hitting the MP64, MP59, and MP69 against my MP30's and found out that not much has improved since the 30's. Launch angle and smash were all around the same (taking into consideration all new Mizuno's are stronger lofts) 69's and 64's have lower ball flight and still good smash for my swing. (90mph 5 iron).



    Overall, I would say the MP30 plays really close to the MP64. Feel wise the 30 feels a touch harsher on toe hits.
  • jayrayray7jayrayray7 Literally the worst putter in the world. Members Posts: 118
    Love these irons! Picked up my set last year at a yard sale for only $45. They feel great and even can be quite forgiving if hit well.
    Titleist 913d3 8.5*
    Adams 13.5
    TM RBZ 3 Hy
    Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW
    Vokey SM5 50*/Ping Tour S 56*/Vokey SM5 60*
    Ping Scottsdale TR Shea
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