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  1. Hit the 7i fitting head with the Nippon 105s today. I like...alot. Would have to power spec or get a lower spin/launch shaft, but they feel amazing, and are pretty forgiving. Ball jumps off the face, feels exactly like BP or S55 to me...could feel much less "vibration" coming from i500 to these. Put i500 8i (not power spec) against the 7i (also not power spec. Flight really consistent, dispersion was great. High on the face is penal. Everything else, all good. I tend to hit just slightly out towards the toe and low on the face (negative angle of attack). Will get some #'s and decide. Won't be able to try them in my ctapers, but Nippon is close in launch/weight. Biggest question for me is to power spec or not...need to keep that clean gap at the top of my bag, plus need to bring them down. Few hundred RPM of spin loss+extra distance should make them really good. But how bad will the offset be? Offset is slightly noticable, and the blade looks smaller but side by side with the i500 8, really wasn't smaller...thinner top line, and looks smaller behind the ball? Sure... Told my pro today, they bring this alumicore to the I500 then it's a game changer. I will probably wait to see but these are beautiful.
  2. GP MCC +4, Midsize, two wraps. Easy to clean, glove hand has corded area, trail hand more soft rubber. The lowered taper makes me happy. On my second set of clubs with them. Replace less than I'd like to admit (not quite yearly) but, once every so often I'll clean them well. Also not as often as I'd like to admit, but again, they seem to hold up. I play close to 90 rounds a year.
  3. Cool story bro.. don't listen to these jerks....do what you need, want and like....we don't all need new clubs every week and we don't all hit it 320. With our 2i. Pings did used to be 'more' indestructible, i200 included. My s55 look better than my i500, probably same # of rounds, but they both still look good. I'm gonna take a look, but I no longer have access to all the shafts and combos...going to need to head back to my fitter. Locally, they just won't have the options I'm looking for. Would like to switch to graphite (c'mon kbs let me win one freaking contest), or just rebuild with my ctapers (without paying the upcharge again) both of which will require expertise I don't have with clubs this expensive. With all the tech and the weights and such, ping needs to build these for me, or my master fitter, who can order correct weight to build properly. Very sensitive to SW. But dayum, these are sexy. I think I have the game for them and miss the (like poster above) the more blade style short irons penetrating flight.
  4. I mean.... I did get some looks plying by myself one day, walking, listening to Slayer, but it was a to a reasonable volume. At the turn the midway ladies thought it was hilarious. Of course when they brought out my ordered items, I was listening to dead pres, also got some looks. This point is moot... honestly it's a culture thing. You club and membership is cool with it, or not. Your playing partners are cool with it, or not. Public's, you get what you pay for, it'll be a crap shoot. I find it to be enjoyable when I'm in the cart, around the cart but can usually not really hear it when I'm playing. Some of these folks here sound like they'd stop their swing if they heard a bird chirp, or a leave fall, or the wind blow. Golf is fun, and I listen to music sometimes when I play, sometimes in tourneys too. If I don't, I don't really mind it either. I also have some adult beverages...yep, in tourneys too. Not getting paid for golf...thus, I play for fun. Interesting how many pros practice with earbuds in...or how they ride in carts and play for fun sometimes.... Music or not...who cares, just don't be a ****head about it. Or play country music...or pop music...or sweet home alabammer. Oh, freebird also sucks. Most overplayed song in history. Other than stairway ...other Skynyrd is fine...other zeppelin is fine. And bama ruined sweet home for everyone, well excepting themselves. War eagle.. .stay thirsty my friends.
  5. 1. City and State? Mount pleasant, SC 2. Handicap? 4.3 3. Current irons? Ping I500 4. Current Iron Shafts? KBS Ctaper lite 110 stiff 5. What weight KBS PGI shafts would you like to test? (50G-100G). 90G ? Open to suggestions? 6. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Yep.
  6. I do nuke the i500 long irons. I can always be patient and see what the early spring offerings are and combo something. I'd the 525 rumors are true...other than S55 never hit a ping iron better than i500. Can't hit range balls with them, but on the course, feel good unless you miss.
  7. Sadly what I thought. Thanks for confirming. Not as excited now...that's pretty noticeable...hoping it's very progressive from wedge on up...
  8. Alot of offset there...assuming it's progressive... Would power spec increase offset even more? Do they just bend them to power spec? Asking for a friend....
  9. I searched this for a while. Loved the tour knit 360 but don't like spikes. I just took them out. I had hoped to find a little "nub" type spike or a flat one to at least fill the hole, but...no. Old school screw in soccer cleats had all different kinds including smaller flat ones. There were some smaller track cleats that would fit, but impossible to find in stock, etc etc. Easier to just buy spikeless. Tour 360 spikeless grip great if you like those. Gallivanters have a great "spikeless" tread. Trues are money...great grip and super comfortable. I no longer own a single pair of spikes.
  10. I have regular spec i500. Got the spin, for me at least, down slightly below "normal" but still reasonable. Higher peak height helps. I found the iblade to spin too much..so i59 probably my ticket... Or I just want new irons after 3 yrs!
  11. I repeat... .I hope my fitter gets these soon and/or my club gets one in the fitting cart. 3-PW please. My only issue is I want to move to graphite, so I can't just throw these ctapers in there. Also, I would like to check spin and launch. So gotta fit... Wonder if they will power spec them? Might help keep spin and launch in line for me. Iblades spun too much, i500 slightly low spin, but higher launch...i210 I just couldn't hit at all. S55 I could spin back a 5i on a good day...but they went so high.
  12. I59 not out yet. So...other than putter, I "will" have replaced every club but the putter... although it is the worst.club in my bag...so, not sure if I have a problem or some sort of other sick twisted problem in the mental arena...also considering going back to S55 before I get i59...so... Out for the 3rd or 4th time...
  13. I've waited long enough. Just started year 3 of i500....
  14. 5wd lofted down 1* in the flat setting. 3wd length shaft. Best of both worlds. The new ping max fairways are bombers...got the 7wd in flat, not delofted. Love it as well.
  15. If these bridge the gap between my S55 and my i500, I'm going to be giddy... Now the real wait begins....not the wait for delivery, the wait for availability to try...oh who am I kidding? I'm buying sight unseen.
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