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Mizuno JPX900 Tour Iron Pics- In Hand w/ comparison w/ PXG, MP-64, MP-5, iBlade & PSI's

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easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a HoDetroit 12351WRX Points: 608Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,351
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Mizuno mixing it up this time. Throwing us a curveball by adding a serious players club into the JPX line for 2017.



Read the frontpage article here for tech facts... http://www.golfwrx.com/392028/blurred-lines-mizuno-launches-jpx-900-tour-irons/



What are they? They are satin MP-5's that gained 5 pounds (+5% in size). The JPX-900 Tours are small and have minimal offset with a players sole grind.



They look like modern bad asses in the bag. Members were walking up and asking me what and when.



Comparing the new JPX900s to the MP-64's... same length heel to toe but the JPX look smaller. The satin plays with your eyes and give the JPX such a different look than I am used to. See the comparison pics below.



The JPX 900 tours didn't have the same feel as a typical nickel chrome plated Mizuno MP iron. I would say they were a touch more clicky. I get a "thud" when I play a MP iron and that was not what I felt today. After playing the mushy PXG t's for a long time these had a firm report sent back to me. I could tell you the EXACT spot on the face I hit the ball. Couple of grooves low, high, heel or toe and I knew it and liked it. Were they harsh? Not a chance. But they were not muted at all. Solid with a clear report. Felt like a forged blade with a pure solid feel to it. Not muted. Not mushy.



That being said I liked the report I was getting. I demoed the Ping iBlade last week and the 900's felt softer and more solid than the iBlade did. I think the insert on the iBlade added a layer between the player the hit.



The sole grinds are real good on the 900 tours. Good amount of camber front to back and a sharper leading edge. The width is close to the MP-64's but the MP-64 has very little camber and a blunted leading edge. Very different than the JPX Tours. The 900 tours had the same grinds you see in the MP-5s.



Comparing to the MP-5's the JPX Tours are a hair longer heel to toe and the soles a hair wider. But the sole designs are a perfect match.



What many will like with these JPX900 tour irons is the overall shape. The transition from the hozel to the topline is fantastic. Real gentle smooth lines with no quick turns or jogs.



I have had a few range sessions and one round. Rained hard yesterday and they were about to not allow cart off today. Shot a 75 which is a good number being as wet as it is here right now. The thin soles with sharp leading edge will dig but the camber will help. Had to focus and make sure to hit the ball pure and doing that today went well.



The pitching wedge is stout and looks great. Had then shafted in DG300 AMT D2 3-9 and D4 in the PW.



Used the new T7 wedges in satin as well. Cant deny them.



3 Iron



7 Iron



Pitching Wedge



52* and 58* T7 Wedges



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  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho Detroit 12351WRX Points: 608Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,351
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    Comparison Pics----





    Mizuno MP-5



    Mizuno MP-64



    Ping iBlade



    PXG 0311 T



    TaylorMade PSI Forged Tours



    Callaway 13 X Forged





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    in closing...



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  • ForeleftForeleft  2191WRX Points: 265Members Posts: 2,191
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    Still seems like an odd product evolution, putting the geometry and dimensions of your blade iron in your "forgiving" iron category.
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  • diver_down1967diver_down1967  83WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 83
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    Thank you for the pictures! They look amazing! I will be unloading some sets these for sure!
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  • EreimEreim In Hoc Signo Vinces  551WRX Points: 89Members Posts: 551
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    Beautiful. These might kick the 64's out of my bag.
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  • CoVertStaff13CoVertStaff13  50WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 50
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    Foreleft wrote:


    Still seems like an odd product evolution, putting the geometry and dimensions of your blade iron in your "forgiving" iron category.




    Amen!
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  • CoVertStaff13CoVertStaff13  50WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 50
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    I game a split set of 25 and 5's... and these are are FAR more difficult to strike consistently, with no discernible improvement in feel or workability. The only thing I can figure is that they're intended to lower ball flight.
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  • mason82mason82  818WRX Points: 76Members Posts: 818
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    Good review, thanks.



    I demo'd the Tour, 900 forged, and the iblade quite a bit yesterday, all with KBS tour except the iblade, modus 105. 7 iron with the iblade, 6 iron with the Mizzys.



    The forged were ok, a little loud and Clicky. Was getting about 175 but the dispersion was bad. No thanks.



    Tours look great, and i was getting about 175 with these as well. Great feel, and good dispersion. Mis hits seemed to lose about 10-15 yards but was straight.



    Iblade felt as good or better than the Tours. I was getting about 173, but these were a 7 iron. Surprised. Very tight dispersion and mishits lost about 5-10 yards. Very awesome club. Looks were about perfect.



    I am getting professionally fit next week, and will be getting one of these. If I had to pick today, it's the Iblades. I will report back next week.
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    Great review, appreciate the time put in along with the photos.
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  • WarrickWarrick  10831WRX Points: 780ClubWRX Posts: 10,831
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    good looking irons, thanks for the pics.



    The T7's look great also.
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  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho Detroit 12351WRX Points: 608Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,351
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    Ereim wrote:


    Beautiful. These might kick the 64's out of my bag.




    They could do that. I think they look better behind the ball as well as in the bag. The satin works in sunny days. I personally like the looks of chrome but laying the club behind the ball in the rough on a sunny day, I will take the satin all day. No glare and a clear definition of the club in the middle of all that noise.
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  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better  5081WRX Points: 188Members Posts: 5,081
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    Its BS that these didn't come in lefty. Would have bought 3 sets.
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    Driver: Taylormade M2 '17 10.5*; Accura Tour Z Pink, 85 M5 (285, can get one or two to carry 300+ if needed)
    Fairway: Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15*; Diamana Blueboard 72x (255)
    LOOKING FOR A 7 Wood (probably gunna be 230-235 club)
    Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4-AW; Aldila VS Proto "By You" 100x
    4-5; 38", 61* lie, 5 iron weight (220, 210) 6-8; 37", 62* lie, 8 iron weight (195, 180, 165) 9-AW; 36", 63* lie (150, 130, 110)
    S Wedge: Scratch 1018 DS 57*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35.5", 63.5* lie (85): I HARDLY USE IT IN THE BUNKER
    L Wedge: Maltby Third Wedge (Custom Grind) 62*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35", 64* lie: THIS IS MY BUNKER CLUB, HARDLY USE FROM OUTSIDE 40 YARDS!!
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Design #5 MB, YES! Tour Tracey (for practice only)
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  • nmortonnmorton  411WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 411
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    Easyyy...what wedges we're you playing before the T7s? They look killer, but what about feel? The grooves on my T5s are on their last leg so I'm keen to throw the 7s in.
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  • Bob57Bob57  2933WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 2,933
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    Couldn't agree more with the comparison between the iBlades and the 900 Tour iron. Much better feel at impact. I have yet to feel this soft compressing the CTP at impact ping keeps talking about with the iBlades (S55s feel softer). I also have no doubt the satin finish on the Mizunos won't look as horrible as the satin finish on the iBlades looks like after 2 weeks of use (demo set at dealer) Faces are a mess with scratches from turf and backs are shiny where they touch other irons.
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  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro AL 3334WRX Points: 302ClubWRX Posts: 3,334
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    Everything looks like a shovel compared to the MP5!



    I don't like the blade length on the tours and it has a little too much roundness in the toe for my tastes...especially compared to the ping.



    Thank you very much for the comparison pics.
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  • teezoidteezoid  350WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 350
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    mason82 wrote:


    Good review, thanks.



    I demo'd the Tour, 900 forged, and the iblade quite a bit yesterday, all with KBS tour except the iblade, modus 105. 7 iron with the iblade, 6 iron with the Mizzys.



    The forged were ok, a little loud and Clicky. Was getting about 175 but the dispersion was bad. No thanks.



    Tours look great, and i was getting about 175 with these as well. Great feel, and good dispersion. Mis hits seemed to lose about 10-15 yards but was straight.



    Iblade felt as good or better than the Tours. I was getting about 173, but these were a 7 iron. Surprised. Very tight dispersion and mishits lost about 5-10 yards. Very awesome club. Looks were about perfect.



    I am getting professionally fit next week, and will be getting one of these. If I had to pick today, it's the Iblades. I will report back next week.




    I agree! I tried the 900 Tours and the iBlade and as sacriligeous as this may sound to everyone out there that are not only forged, but Mizuno forged iron fans, the iBlade felt better to me as well!

    I hit both irons with the Modus 105 ( love that shaft )

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    Thanks for the pics!
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  • MBBGMBBG South of Chicagoland 1610WRX Points: 174Members Posts: 1,610
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    I don't fully understand why people are so out of sorts that the JPX line received such a playeresque iron. Yes theyve previously delineated each range by player profile, but they've been known to blur those lines in the past in order to suit a particular type of player. I think if one looks at it from an aesthetic standpoint moreso than simply a handicap range, it makes a lot more sense.



    People have clamored for satin MP irons for years and haven't really been indulged. I think this is Mizuno bringing an edgier, flashier design to a players iron and categorizing it by looks moreso than player ability.



    Surely that'll hurt them for the folks that won't buy anything other than an MP iron, but it may gain them some traction with the better younger golfer that doesn't want the somewhat dated chrome look. A lot of people still buy on looks, and this release brings an aesthetic to the table that simply didn't exist in their lineup before. It doesn't really fit in with JPX or MP.
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  • dunndunn  6362WRX Points: 160Members Posts: 6,362
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    I didn't care for 900 tours, and not of fan of satin....I think my chrome irons have blinded me 3 times by the sun in my whole golfing career....and I live in 75 deg weather year round....it's not an issue....satin looks worse faster than chrome Although these look almost sandblasted vs satin in person.....idk thought I was gonna really like em and I just didnt....though this was with a 6 iron demo only....my irons are fine at moment I may just wait for MP next year......they certainly did fix the PW from the pictures anyway.....I love Mizuno just not 900 tour.....I blade to me is hideous in every way...
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  • FrenchmanFrenchman  60WRX Points: 40Members Posts: 60
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    Sung to tune of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry":

    No lefty, no care

    NO LEFTY, NO CARE

    No lefty, no care

    NO LEFTY, NO CARE...

    Said I remember, when we used to hit

    On the driving range, in Trenchtown

    Oba-obaserving the righty kids

    Mingle with the good clubs they get...
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  • Roland Roland Back Hacking..  723WRX Points: 111Members Posts: 723
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    Dear Mizuno,



    Thank you for finally making a non shovel pitching wedge image/miz.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':miz:' />



    Dear Mizuno,



    I hate you for making a non shovel pitching wedge as I now need to start saving image/busted_cop.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':busted_cop:' />
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    Irons: 714 AP2 4-PW
    Wedges: Callaway Tour Grind 52˚ & 58˚
    Putter: Spider CS Original
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  • imsurokimimsurokim  469WRX Points: 25Members Posts: 469
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    Those T7 wedges looks amazing... Wow...
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    Irons : Titleist 712u 3 Iron + Graphite Design Tour AD DI-105x
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  • duffer888duffer888  1874WRX Points: 55Members Posts: 1,874
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    Really wish the size was between the MPs and the 900 Forged. I find the 850/900 short irons too big and the MP long too small. I guess I could play a mixed set, but then the lofts would be all messed up.
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    duffer888 wrote:


    Really wish the size was between the MPs and the 900 Forged. I find the 850/900 short irons too big and the MP long too small. I guess I could play a mixed set, but then the lofts would be all messed up.




    I think you can do custom order with desired loft and lie.
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    Irons : Titleist 712u 3 Iron + Graphite Design Tour AD DI-105x
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    Mizuno MP-55 5-PW + DG S200
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    i think im gonna be spending $1k+ on an iron set for the first time in my life.
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  • youngwaldoyoungwaldo NJ 3252WRX Points: 152Members Posts: 3,252
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    Holy Sh!t they look nice and the wedges too!!!! I like how the wedges look like the irons and not that rounded leading edge they used to have. I can see Tiger picking them up.



    Wk
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    those wedges tho????
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  • nova6868nova6868  4828WRX Points: 227Members Posts: 4,828
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    I agree it's a weird product line evolution... But who cares.



    Seems like they are trying to create the most forgiving blade possible while maintaining the pure look. In the past when Mizuno has used that "power frame" design, it does move the sweet spot slightly more toward the toe and increase MOI.



    And they look great at address.
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  • WarrickWarrick  10831WRX Points: 780ClubWRX Posts: 10,831
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    nova6868 wrote:


    I agree it's a weird product line evolution... But who cares.



    Seems like they are trying to create the most forgiving blade possible while maintaining the pure look. In the past when Mizuno has used that "power frame" design, it does move the sweet spot slightly more toward the toe and increase MOI.



    And they look great at address.




    They already did that last September when they released the 5's.
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    Well....I think a custom set of T7's 51/55 may be on order to burn some global golf credit once they are available...They look killer from address....might be my first non-Nike purchase in a while!
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