Ping v2 irons

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dg18dg18 Members  30WRX Points: 57Posts: 30 Bunkers
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Anyone still playing these and insights .

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  • erock9174erock9174 North Canton, OHMembers  4177WRX Points: 252Handicap: 10.5Posts: 4,177 Titanium Tees
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    Do you mean Rapture V2 ?

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    Callaway Epic Flash 12*

    Callaway Epic Flash Heavenwood

    Exotics Xrail  4h | 5h

    Cobra  T-Rail 6-SW

    Cleveland CBX 60* 

    Callaway Sure Out 64*

    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4 Platinum

    Titleist ProV1x Yellow

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  • dg18dg18 Members  30WRX Points: 57Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    Yes

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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32710WRX Points: 3,003Posts: 32,710 Titanium Tees
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    I wish I still had mine. I don't anything today could do much better than those irons.

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    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown

     

  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NCClubWRX  2143WRX Points: 342Handicap: 0.8Posts: 2,143 ClubWRX
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    I still hold on to a set of Rapture J spec irons but never really play them. The idea of the forgiveness combined with less offset seemed awesome to me and they were pretty rare in the US.

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  • dg18dg18 Members  30WRX Points: 57Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    How was the feel and playability of those irons

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  • URStillAwayURStillAway 79 is ten better than 80 Members  975WRX Points: 121Posts: 975 Golden Tee
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    I had a set of G15’s and at the same time my friend had a set of Rapture V2 irons. Similar head designs. Thick bottoms. Very forgiving. The Raptures felt a bit softer due to the head being made of different components of which some were softer than the steel in the G15’s.

    They are still good irons. Not completely outdated or irrelevant.


    Hope that helps.

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    Driver: Callaway BB Fusion 10.5 Reg
    FW's: BB Fusion 5w
    Hybrids: X2 Hot 3&4
    Irons: Ping G410 Reg Graphite 6-SW
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 56
    Handicap 9
    Putter: Zing2 BeCu among others
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  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NCClubWRX  2143WRX Points: 342Handicap: 0.8Posts: 2,143 ClubWRX
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    I felt the titanium face caused a slightly softer feel.

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  • StonewalledStonewalled Members  1698WRX Points: 201Posts: 1,698 Platinum Tees
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    10 years ago I was just getting back into golf, having had the same set of irons for 25 years, I figured it was time to try something newer. One day i bought six 7 irons out of a demo bag for $10 each. 2 of the 6 stood out for me, one the Rapture V2 and the other a MP 60.

    That V2 7 iron was the easiest hitting club I had ever tried, felt great as well, way nicer feeling than it's G15 brother, like other's have mentioned that titanium face was the key. I tried very hard to find something better than the V2 for me. Finally bought the whole set, loved those irons, but the Mp 60 forged feel had me start on a forged iron quest, I ended up selling my V2's to a friend. Couple of years later after pulling out my original V2 7 iron i decided I needed another set. I was able to find a nice set of J spec V2's.

    The J spec have lower offset than the standard V2's along with the forgiveness and that sweet feel off the titanium face. I had put my favourite recoil shafts in the J spec V2's, I was pretty happy with the new set up, but always the tinker I bought a set of mint i500's. I was having to make a decision on what set to bring to our annual guys golf weekend 36 a day for 3 days. The i500's won out mainly because they were new to me and I wanted to see how I would make out playing that many holes with them. Well it was a disaster, played very poorly with them couldn't make a shot. I had done pretty decently at my home club with them but it was a no go that weekend. WE played the second round of the second day as a best ball 4 some. On a par 3 that I hadn't hit the green on with my i500 7 iron the previous 2 rounds, I borrowed my old V2 7 iron off the friend I had sold my set to. Well I put it to 16 inches. Yup I wished like H-LL I had brought my V2's with me instead of the i500's. Sold the i500's, still have the V2's.

    Planning a trip to watch some hockey in Dallas in March, after along winter I can't wait to hit a few balls, like usual I have been busy buying up a few sets, and wondering hard on what to bring with me on the trip. Kinda funny I was thinking don't make the same mistake as last spring and leave the V2's at home. This thread has me leaning extremely hard on bringing the V2's to Texas. Glad u asked about them, sorry for the novel....

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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members  2557WRX Points: 536Handicap: 3Posts: 2,557 Titanium Tees
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    I love mine, OG version though.

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    TM 2016 M2 12*, OG Graf Blue X 43.5"

    TEE XCG7 3W 16.5*, OG Graf Blue X 41.5"

    Callaway Rogue X 4i, PX SD 5.5 39.75"

    Cobra King OS 4-G, XP95 R300

    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400

    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

    B330-RX

  • WoodersonWooderson Members  2100WRX Points: 221Handicap: 13Posts: 2,100 Platinum Tees
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    The thought of j spec V2s sitting in a closet makes me sad. They deserve better.

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    Let me tell you what Wooderson is packin'
    Ping G410 LST 10.5° EF White 65s 44.5"
    Ping G410 LST 14.5° EF White 75s
    Ping G410 21° EF White 75s
    Ping G410 22°/25°/30° Hybrid EF White
    TaylorMade p790 7-PW Project X LZ 6.0
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth GW/SW/LW
    Piretti Potenza/Ping Vault 2.0 Craz-E
  • vmanvman Members  1387WRX Points: 240Handicap: ProPosts: 1,387 Platinum Tees
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    I have a friend who still plays the Rapture v2 and I don't think he'll ever change, he loves them. Another has the Anser forged (2nd gen) from 2013, so 7 years old, and I think they are still one of Ping's best irons ever.

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    COBRA KING LTD
    CALLAWAY X2 HOT 3 DEEP 
    ADAMS PRO MINI 20*
    COBRA FORGED TEC BLACK 4-P
    VOKEY SM8 52/12F, 58/12D
    ODYSSEY 2M CS
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    V2 it ,thanks for the feedback

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  • StonewalledStonewalled Members  1698WRX Points: 201Posts: 1,698 Platinum Tees
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    That's funny. Just V2 it, sounds like it would make a great Ping commercial. No worries, glad u asked, these do not get enough love especially the Japan spec version. Every time I play them I ask myself why I don't play them all the time, but the love of trying new product makes that impossible. Many sets have come and gone, but these V2's are not getting away ever again. Best of luck in your search.

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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32710WRX Points: 3,003Posts: 32,710 Titanium Tees
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    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown

     

  • OctabogeyOctabogey Members  150WRX Points: 74Handicap: 12Posts: 150 Fairways
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    I had a set and loved them. The problem was that with them I hit the ball so high that it was ridiculous !I wish I still had them!

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    Ping G sf Driver 10*
    TISI 3 Wood 14*
    G-25 Hybrids 17*,20*, 23*
    G Irons 5-UW with Steelfibre i80
    Ping Ketch Putter, or Ping Scottsdale Anser BeNi
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  13795WRX Points: 2,632Handicap: 0.9 >< 3.8Posts: 13,795 Titanium Tees
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    I have just the 4 iron head, may be j spec

    i still have 3-7 j spec og raptures and 5-PW us spec raptures with Aldila nv 105x in them

    awesome irons all around

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    Ping G400 LST 11* Blueboard Matte 53x
    Ping G400 3w 13.9* Blueboard OG 63x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G25 7w 20* Whiteboard 83s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Callaway Apex UT 27* Aldila NVS105x
    Ping Blueprint 6 - PW UST Recoil 110
    Vokey SM2 50-54tvd-59tvd DG s400 onyx
    Callaway PM grind 64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite torched

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