Changing MP-14 Specs

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friedrice93friedrice93 Members  86WRX Points: 53Posts: 86 Fairways
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I just picked up a set of MP-14 irons in really great shape for less than $100 and wanted to see if its possible to get them as close to the spec of my current MP-25's. The MP-14's are standard loft and lie, and my MP-25's are standard loft and 1 degree up. I know the lofts on the MP-14's are much weaker and wanted to check how much the bounce angles will change if I got them bent to the lofts of the MP-25's. Hers a pic of the MP-14's. Thanks in advance!


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  • RobertPaulsonRobertPaulson Members  50WRX Points: 37Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    Well it's going to be a 1:1 ratio in degree changes - loft and bounce will change in a direct relationship. Just find a 2 iron and play em 2-9!

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  • friedrice93friedrice93 Members  86WRX Points: 53Posts: 86 Fairways
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    I gotcha I have 3-PW im not sure if i should play the 3 as a 4 iron and so on until 9 as a PW or get them bent to my current spec.

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  • RogerinNewZealandRogerinNewZealand Maungakeikei Auckland New ZealandMembers  2850WRX Points: 285Posts: 2,850 Titanium Tees
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    Can i suggest you game them as lofts are std for a few rounds.I just got set of mp33 and old lofts are fine.im 60 54 50

    Then 98765.pw and 9 had 8yards gap.9..8..7..6 gap

    is great...have left my mp63 behind.

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  • friedrice93friedrice93 Members  86WRX Points: 53Posts: 86 Fairways
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    I gotcha I will definitely give it a try! I also play 50 54 and 58 degree wedges. Given that the PW is 50 degrees also wouldn't that limit my gapping a little?

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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7296WRX Points: 1,357Handicap: 7Posts: 7,296 Titanium Tees
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    I say just play them at their intended lofts. MP14s don't have all that much bounce.

    Just think of your irons in terms of their lofts, not the numbers on the soles. Club numbers don't have any real meaning, it's loft that drives distance for each player with each iron.

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  • RogerinNewZealandRogerinNewZealand Maungakeikei Auckland New ZealandMembers  2850WRX Points: 285Posts: 2,850 Titanium Tees
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    Sorry forgot your 50pw im 60 54 50

    then 44/9 so your

    either 50MP14 or

    keep pw as spare

    because its the

    highest value club

    in my opinion!

    9/46mp 50/54/60

    other wedges.

    My mps are the

    Aniversarymp100

    so im fairly happy

    With my latest

    Ho Effort!!!!!

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  • cgasuckscgasucks Members  2558WRX Points: 441Posts: 2,558 Titanium Tees
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    I agree. It is best to have the MP14s at their factory lofts with their factory bounce so you have them perform as they're intended too.

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  • vmannvmann Members  107WRX Points: 82Posts: 107 Fairways
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    You also get lots of offset bending them stronger. I'd just think of them as 4-G and play them as they are.

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    I have a MP14 2 iron in a spare golf bag in my garage. LOL

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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6172WRX Points: 1,400Handicap: mePosts: 6,172 Titanium Tees
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    If you bent them to modern specs, they'd look weird (offset) and likely have zero or negative bounce. Play them as they are, and think of the PW as your 50* wedge (or close to your 52* if you play a 52*).

    I actually just played a round with MP-14s, and went from a 22* hybrid to the 4i through to the PW, then 54* and 40* wedges. And to be honest, I didn't need the 4i.

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