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  • asumnerdawgasumnerdawg Members  380WRX Points: 98Posts: 380 Greens
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    Great clubs. Least forgiving i series I've hit though.
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    Driver: Cobra F8+ with Evenflow Blue 65 6.5; Cobra LTD PRO w/ Speeder 661 iv
    3wd: TEE CB Pro 14.5 Speeder 757 stiff; Callaway XHot 3w
    5wd: Cobra F6 Baffler set at 17.5; Titleist 917 2H
    3H- Ping G with Evenflow Blue 85 6.0; N/A
    4 iron: G400 green dot CFS stiff, It's stamped 5 iron but power spec at 22* I use it as 4 iron; N/A
    5-PW: Ping i15 green dot AWT stiff; i200 w/ CFS stiff 3-PW
    52/12 F: Vokey sm7 2 up; Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth SS 52
    58/12 D: Vokey sm7 2 up; Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth SS 58
    Putter: Ping Anser Milled 5; Nike Method Matter B2-05
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 X
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  • jecarnljecarnl Members  101WRX Points: 54Posts: 101 Fairways
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    kepeollie wrote:

    AmazinBlue wrote:


    Ping doesn't off the Project X LZ shaft according to their site. I wish they did, it would make the decision to get a set much easier. I am seriously considering a used set and just swap the shafts




    Project X LZ is now available for free. Has anyone tried them, and what are your thoughts?




    I have tested them with 6.0 LZ, Modus 130X, and DG 120 X. Fitter didn't have a 6.5 in the LZ but I really loved the feel of the I200/LZ combo. I saw very little difference in performance with any of those three shafts for me, with the Modus and LZ feeling much better IMO.
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  • b.mattayb.mattay New WRX'er Members  605WRX Points: 122Handicap: +2Posts: 605 Golden Tee
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    Foreleft wrote:

    lawsonman wrote:



    Anyone compare distance with some of the other irons out like apex or z565's




    I200's are not a "distance" iron




    Agree that they are not focused on maximum distance. They are, however, very consistent in their distance control.




    I certainly found that they added huge amounts of distance and height. On trackman, I remember that the four iron was carrying 235 (my 714 AP2=220) and the peak height was 140-145 feet (my 714 AP2=110-115). Launch angle went up, spin went down, and ball flight was almost driver-like.
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  • payerasjlpayerasjl Members  841WRX Points: 99Posts: 841 Golden Tee
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    fantastic irons all around. i had originally gone 5 iron-p, but just added a 4 iron because it was just so much easier to hit than my previous 4 iron and the flight and distance was great.



    used to do a 7 wood for a long par 3 on my course, and had trouble being consistent with it. (210 in a tight, tree lined fairway), the 4 iron solved that issue
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  • ForeleftForeleft Members  2246WRX Points: 337Posts: 2,246 Platinum Tees
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    Great clubs. Least forgiving i series I've hit though.




    Interesting. I find them at least as forgiving as the i20's and Ie1"s that I owned, with better feel.
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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  2857WRX Points: 410Handicap: 8Posts: 2,857 ClubWRX
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    Hit the i200 today with DG Tour Issue 120 shafts. Great combo. So easy to hit. The sole makes it even easier. I know it is not a so called distance iron, but they are long. Was getting 176 with the 7 iron (33 degrees) and when I hit the TM P790 7 iron next, at 30 degrees, it went about 180-182. About a half-club difference.



    If you get the power spec lofts on the i200, I bet they are just as long as the P790 or pretty close, and it is not a key factor for me anyway. Both clubs are attractive. The i200 has a superior sole IMO, contoured just right for turf interaction. Not a club that will dig. P790 a much thicker club, including a substantially wider sole. I like the higher-bounce with a thinner sole design of the i200. I hit them both well.



    Fitter recommended power spec for me in the i200 as the 7 iron was apexing at 105 feet and he wants it at 90. No trouble at all elevating the i200. I had tried this club previously in lighter shafts and actually did not like. Went way too high and I lost distance. Did not like the feel. Seemed mushy.



    Did not like it with Nippon 105 or AWT. Flies too high. Putting the i200 head into the lower launching DG 120, the club really came alive for me. Love the impact, soft and solid. The 7 iron was 15 yards longer with the heavier shaft. Shows you the difference it can make to get a fitted shaft. Just a really lively, powerful package. Ball launches well, comes down steep and stops on a dime. Also took a few swings with the G400. A great game improvement club if you want one. But for me the i200/DG 120 is the best fit in the current Ping line.
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    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
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  • ForeleftForeleft Members  2246WRX Points: 337Posts: 2,246 Platinum Tees
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    Thought seems to be that the i200’s will be replaced this summer. Given how popular they are with the public and the pro’, I am wondering if they get some additional time - much like the did with the S55s before the iBlades finally came out. I could see Ping releasing the hollow cavity i500’s and keeping the i200’s as is for a while yet.



    Pure spec on my part, but it will be a tough go to improve on the i200’.
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  • C-radC-rad Members  2702WRX Points: 121Handicap: 3Posts: 2,702 Titanium Tees
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    These are the irons that get my j15cb shake. There are really interesting.
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    Titleist 915 d2
    Titleist 917 f2 18*


    PIng i25 hybrid 22* pwr 90

    project x L.Z 5.5:
    Bridgestone J15 cb 5-pw
    Nike engage 52 square,
    56 toe sweep
    60 dual sole

    Lajosi Dd201

    A dream bag
  • 4cowboys4cowboys Members  449WRX Points: 65Posts: 449 Greens
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    Great clubs. Least forgiving i series I've hit though.
    +1 tested the 1200's extensively against ie1 last year, before I settled on the I e1, to me the I e1's were more forgiving, and felt softer. Even with the G series, when ping started thinning the faces, they sacrificed feel.
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  • WoodersonWooderson Members  2075WRX Points: 214Handicap: 13Posts: 2,075 Platinum Tees
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    C-rad wrote:


    These are the irons that get my j15cb shake. There are really interesting.




    Have you compared the two? I currently play the j15cb, but am thinking it's time for g400s even though I really want the i200s. Going to hit them Monday. Curious if there is a size difference between i200 and j15cb.
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    Ping G410 LST 10.5° Evenflow t1100 White 65s 44.5"
    Titleist TS3 15° Evenflow t1100 White 75s
    Callaway Epic Flash or Cobra F9 18°
    Ping G410 22°/25° Hybrid Steelfiber HLS
    TaylorMade p790 6-PW Project X LZ 6.0
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth GW/SW/LW
    Piretti Potenza/Ping Vault 2.0 Craz-E
  • ruffellprefleyruffellprefley Members  2061WRX Points: 104Posts: 2,061 Platinum Tees
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    I have both i200 and g400. i200 are almost a club and a half shorter for me but feel so much nicer, have better distance dispersion, and are ohhh so much more pleasant to look at. but the g400 are great and i’ve got much more confidence hitting an 8 into a green than a 7.



    quite the sticky predicament
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  • ForeleftForeleft Members  2246WRX Points: 337Posts: 2,246 Platinum Tees
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    I have both i200 and g400. i200 are almost a club and a half shorter for me but feel so much nicer, have better distance dispersion, and are ohhh so much more pleasant to look at. but the g400 are great and i’ve got much more confidence hitting an 8 into a green than a 7.



    quite the sticky predicament




    There is a 2.5* difference in the stronger lofted 400’s v I200. Could be almost 4* difference in 8 iron if the 400’ had power spec loft and I200 were traditional.
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  • ecfrittsecfritts Members  560WRX Points: 73Posts: 560 Golden Tee
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    I'm very interested in this set. I have played a forged set of cavity's / blades or AP2 types clubs for a while. Like most on this thread, I'm looking for some help (forgivness) on off days. So, I'm thinking of these or some Mizuno JPX 900 forged. I have not hit the i200 but I did hit a demo 900 forged with a PX LZ 5.5 and felt incredibly hard. Not looking to hit the ball higher (usually very windy where I live) so I need to be able to flight it down.



    Thanks in advance for any input....
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  • ruffellprefleyruffellprefley Members  2061WRX Points: 104Posts: 2,061 Platinum Tees
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    Foreleft wrote:



    I have both i200 and g400. i200 are almost a club and a half shorter for me but feel so much nicer, have better distance dispersion, and are ohhh so much more pleasant to look at. but the g400 are great and i’ve got much more confidence hitting an 8 into a green than a 7.



    quite the sticky predicament




    There is a 2.5* difference in the stronger lofted 400’s v I200. Could be almost 4* difference in 8 iron if the 400’ had power spec loft and I200 were traditional.




    yeah, I know there’s a loft difference. there’s also a pretty big forgiveness difference which is a huge part of why I hesitate in just making the jump to the i200. my g400 were fit for me too, green dot +.5” and the i200 are standard length blue dot. I may send to ping to lengthen and bend (and maybe power spec, but i’m not sure I hit a high enough ball to compensate for the lower lofts) if I don’t end up doing a fitting for a “distance player’s iron” like p790 or forged tec.
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  • rmgatlrmgatl Members  235WRX Points: 76Posts: 235 Fairways
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    I played my first round today with i200s. Best distance control/consistency and turf interaction I can remember.

    Bad shots were all blatant operator error, plenty of forgiveness.

    Distance/degree loft exactly as expected.

    I'm reshafting my GW so not in the bag today - easily dialed back my PW to GW distance.

    Some of it is probably the shaft...turns out recoil 110 F4 is a good fit for me right now.



    Flew the green on 185 yd par 3 with 5i. No wind, hitting off peg and tee was elevated maybe 20 ft which helped, but still, ~195 with my clubhead speed is not short for 26* iron.
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  • DbogeyDbogey Members  702WRX Points: 98Handicap: 2Posts: 702 Golden Tee
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    just ordered I200's 5-P with PXLZ 5.5........for some reason, I always go back to Ping!



    I can't wait to get them!
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    Ping G400 Tour S
    Ping G400 14.5
    Ping G 19*
    Ping G 22*
    Ping I200 5-P (PXLZ 5.5)
    Power spec
    Vokey 50,54,58

    Odyssey 3T P2 GP Tour Snsr Stright
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  • C-radC-rad Members  2702WRX Points: 121Handicap: 3Posts: 2,702 Titanium Tees
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    Dbogey wrote:
    just ordered I200's 5-P with PXLZ 5.5........for some reason, I always go back to Ping!



    I can't wait to get them!
    give us your feedback when you have them
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    Titleist 915 d2
    Titleist 917 f2 18*


    PIng i25 hybrid 22* pwr 90

    project x L.Z 5.5:
    Bridgestone J15 cb 5-pw
    Nike engage 52 square,
    56 toe sweep
    60 dual sole

    Lajosi Dd201

    A dream bag
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23360WRX Points: 7,336Posts: 23,360 Titanium Tees
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    I've been a Mizuno iron player for over 10 years, and have played various combinations of MP-57's, 68's, 54's, H4's, 60's, 64's, and 5's. I've had my current set of MP-5's (w/ Nippon 950GH-R) for two seasons now. Given that I'm not getting any younger, I decided it might be time to look at a set of irons that are a bit more forgiving, and that help get the ball in the air a little easier. I've never been a huge Ping iron fan, although my driver, woods, and hybrids are Ping G400's. Prior to that I played G30's.



    I had some time to kill on Monday so I stopped by the PGA Superstore to hit a few clubs. I wanted to take a serious look at the i200's, AP2's, and JPX 900 Tour's. An hour later I had placed an order for the i200's (w/ XP 95-S, Red, +1/2", 1 deg weak). I started with the i200 with the 950GH shaft, but the fitter said it was too soft a flex for me and suggested I try the XP 95 in S300. My dispersion narrowed considerably. I hit a couple dozen balls, and I think I had one poor shot. The i200's were ridiculously easy to hit. Everything was a nice baby draw. Even the toe hits were getting out there (on the Trackman). I generally hit a low ball with little spin, and while I didn't come close to getting the optimal spin on the 7 iron, it was pretty close. I hit my MP-5 7 iron 155 yards, and I was getting 165 from the i200. Given that the stock Mizuno is 1 degree weaker than the Ping, and I have it bent 1 degree weak, the actual difference was closer to 5 yards. I believe the XP 95 shaft was the biggest contributor to the gain.



    I next hit the AP2's and the JPX 900 Tour's, and they weren't even close. I know I was starting to get a little fatigued, but I could tell right away that the clubs just weren't for me, and the fitter agreed. Both clubs felt worse than my MP-5's. The mishits were pretty bad.



    So, it looks like I've joined the Ping (iron) family. I guess I'll have to ditch my Mizuno cart bag and pick up a nice DLX bag. Lol. I'm a big fan of the LPGA, and pretty much ever Ping staffer plays i200's. If I can come anywhere close to hitting them like In Gee or Brooke I'll be a very happy camper. I hope to see the irons next week. At worst, I hope they arrive before Memorial Day, as I'm planning a trip with 6 or 7 rounds on the agenda.



    Oh, one last thing. I paid $100 a club, which was pretty much a bargain. The Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 grips set me back another $13 a club, the even with tax they were less than $120 a club. I assume Ping will be releasing a replacement this year?
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  • C-radC-rad Members  2702WRX Points: 121Handicap: 3Posts: 2,702 Titanium Tees
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    **** i want these irons
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    Titleist 915 d2
    Titleist 917 f2 18*


    PIng i25 hybrid 22* pwr 90

    project x L.Z 5.5:
    Bridgestone J15 cb 5-pw
    Nike engage 52 square,
    56 toe sweep
    60 dual sole

    Lajosi Dd201

    A dream bag
  • DbogeyDbogey Members  702WRX Points: 98Handicap: 2Posts: 702 Golden Tee
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    C-rad wrote:

    Dbogey wrote:
    just ordered I200's 5-P with PXLZ 5.5........for some reason, I always go back to Ping!



    I can't wait to get them!
    give us your feedback when you have them




    I called today to make sure they were ordered because I had called on a Saturday. They said it looks like they were in the process of being built and to check back on friday to see if they had tracking info. Looks like Christmas in May!



    I will post some feedback as soon as i have them.
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    Ping G400 Tour S
    Ping G400 14.5
    Ping G 19*
    Ping G 22*
    Ping I200 5-P (PXLZ 5.5)
    Power spec
    Vokey 50,54,58

    Odyssey 3T P2 GP Tour Snsr Stright
  • J-TizzleJ-Tizzle Hello Members  3486WRX Points: 199Posts: 3,486 Titanium Tees
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    I second what I read above, someone said that with the lighter shafts they felt like mush to me.



    I had i200 power spec with the 105 modus, and liked them OK, but never thought they were anything special. Makes me wish I had tried some different shafts in them before selling them. I'll probably just continue to play either my E1 or my G25 until the replacements get released.
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  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers  3824WRX Points: 347Posts: 3,824 Titanium Tees
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    Mine are on the way! I200 (4-p) with DG 120 X100 (cushin) and Midsize Tour Velvets. Power spec!!! Can't wait to give these a try. I'm going to make a real effort to move away from blades given my current lack of playing time, and these were real winners during my testing. I've always had a soft spot for Ping, so I am pumped about this purchase!
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  • PanchiCabPanchiCab Members  34WRX Points: 0Handicap: 14Posts: 34
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    I200 w/modus 120x here, these bad boys replace my mp53 after 7 years in the bag. Less feel (not bad, just not mizuno) but way more forgiving and a tad longer
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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  2857WRX Points: 410Handicap: 8Posts: 2,857 ClubWRX
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    BCULAW wrote:


    Mine are on the way! I200 (4-p) with DG 120 X100 (cushin) and Midsize Tour Velvets. Power spec!!! Can't wait to give these a try. I'm going to make a real effort to move away from blades given my current lack of playing time, and these were real winners during my testing. I've always had a soft spot for Ping, so I am pumped about this purchase!




    An appealing combo. I think the DG 120 is such a nice shaft. Congrats.
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    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FLMembers  3824WRX Points: 347Posts: 3,824 Titanium Tees
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    dmeeksDC wrote:

    BCULAW wrote:


    Mine are on the way! I200 (4-p) with DG 120 X100 (cushin) and Midsize Tour Velvets. Power spec!!! Can't wait to give these a try. I'm going to make a real effort to move away from blades given my current lack of playing time, and these were real winners during my testing. I've always had a soft spot for Ping, so I am pumped about this purchase!




    An appealing combo. I think the DG 120 is such a nice shaft. Congrats.




    Thanks! I fit into standard x100, but I’ve been battling some elbow and forearm pain and wanted to try the cushin inserts to see if they would provide me some relief. I figured with the added weight of the insert the 120 version made sense. We’ll see. I’m pumped to give them a go!
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    i200 with steelfiber x110 - Top 5 scores of all time in the last 12 months.



    I am considering buying the iBlades from 6-PW to play a combo set but Im not sure why, zero complaints so far.
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    50SS w/steelfiber 110x & 54SS Stealth Glide 2.0 - 60 Glide Forged w/Paderson Wedge Stiff
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    Just ordered 4-UW. Custom fit specs: blue dot, PX LZ 5.5 +1/2"



    Awesome clubs. Couldn't beat the price and custom fitting for free at my club. Looking forward too this season.
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    Current Bag:

    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
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    I've had mine for a couple of weeks now, still waiting for my first round. image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />

    Modus 105 stiffs are the shafts of choice. DG 105s #2.
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    G410 LST 3W Tour stiff
    G410 4H Tour stiff
    i210 5-UW Modus 105 stiff
    Glide 3.0 56* Modus 105 stiff
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  • lefty74pghlefty74pgh Lefty Boomers  1570WRX Points: 135Posts: 1,570 Platinum Tees
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    I went and hit the i200’s again yesterday. I owned a set with DG X 100’s last year and ended up selling them. The X 100’s was to much shaft for me.



    I’ve tried them recently with DG 120, Modus 105, Steel Fiber 95. I love the look and the forgiveness, but I can’t get the launch and spin down.



    Launch Angle 22*

    Spin 7,200 rpms

    Ball Speed 110 mph

    Carry 150 yds

    Total Distance 159 yds
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    Get your dynamic loft checked. Looks like you aren’t hitting down on the ball and adding loft. Or order power spec. Either should correct that.
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    Current Bag:

    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
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