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back to a 2 iron being available unlike the S55s?

T, it'll be 3-PW again.

 

BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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back to a 2 iron being available unlike the S55s?

T, it'll be 3-PW again.

 

BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

lol, you want them to be bringin' back the deuce for the winds of Kansas?

 

yes i do.

 

 

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to my eye a quick comparison of the S55 and S56 showed the 55 to be slightly larger, and the new i iron is larger than before as well. is the iblade slightly bigger still than the 55?

 

i should be purchasing some new irons this fall, and i know it's kinda opposite ends of the spectrum, but looking at MP5 or iblades so far, though shaft upcharges are not cool.

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to my eye a quick comparison of the S55 and S56 showed the 55 to be slightly larger, and the new i iron is larger than before as well. is the iblade slightly bigger still than the 55?

 

i should be purchasing some new irons this fall, and i know it's kinda opposite ends of the spectrum, but looking at MP5 or iblades so far, though shaft upcharges are not cool.

in person iBlade "appears" more compact to my eye compared to my S55... every line on the head has been more rounded, the length of the grooves have been slightly shortened, giving the toe a different look... the club looked great IMO... as far as $$$, these iBlade sticks are gonna be a bit more than a set of MP5, you can trust me on that.
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back to a 2 iron being available unlike the S55s?

T, it'll be 3-PW again.

 

BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

 

Based on loft creep, don't assume that 3-iron won't be in the teens...

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back to a 2 iron being available unlike the S55s?

T, it'll be 3-PW again.

 

BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

 

Based on loft creep, don't assume that 3-iron won't be in the teens...

MC, actually during discussion it was indicated the lofts were changing, but believe it or not they are getting WEAKER... and it was something odd, like just 6-9 part of the set maybe?... I really didn't make much more note of it, it is what it is, I just said "ok" when listening to the tweaks in loft... what I really remember is the changes were a result of the iBlade now creating a pinch more ball speed.
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loft creep, besides marketing, is a result of higher launch characteristics of recent equipment. that is exactly the opposite of what i want....even if the loft on a 3i is now stronger, gear these days has a tendency to fly higher than before. that is one of the reasons i still play the S56 S300 combo vs VR Pro II X100 combo....the S56 actually has a lower flight. i don't know if it's from the perimeter weighting that results in more mass higher on the face that causes a lower flight, or i've heard some people argue that softer shafts actually launch lower.

 

if my 2i never gets more than 20ft in the air i wouldn't be mad.

 

the price point scares me a little. if i'm looking at a $1200 set (for 3-PW or 4-PW?) before shaft upcharges, it'll be $1500+ out the door. MP5s, which based on a quick stare and compare, are basically the same size as an S55 (and consequently not as scary as my Nikes or the MP4), are $500 cheaper? I love ping, but my wallet is only so deep.

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August 11 the official sale date as the reps are able to place orders now.. Wonder why the grips are multi compound not ping grips..

 

Is this confirmed?

 

I'm actually heading to Phoenix soon and was thinking about stopping by to get fitted for new irons and wedges. (Although wedges can't happen indoors) I tried to get ahold of my club's Ping rep and see if I could get an outdoor fitting session. So if it is confirmed, I need to get a hold of him and get my order in!

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the price point scares me a little. if i'm looking at a $1200 set before shaft upcharges, it'll be $1500+ out the door. MP5s, which based on a quick stare and compare, are basically the same size as an S55 (and consequently not as scary as my Nikes or the MP4), are $500 cheaper? I love ping, but my wallet is only so deep.

 

Sorry if you already knew this, but Dynamic Gold will be stock in iBlade. I just bring it up as I see you have irons with S300 and X100.

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i saw a mention of DG earlier in the thread, but didn't really believe it as whatever TT comes up with as the Ping CFS is standard in the S55, and I think was in the S56 as well.

 

thanks for the note.

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Do you think PX will be no uncharge, as in the ie1? (think 5.0 and 6.0)

 

Because they are available w/o upcharge in iE, I would guess they would be for iBlade...but that's just a guess.

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August 11 the official sale date as the reps are able to place orders now.. Wonder why the grips are multi compound not ping grips..

 

Is this confirmed?

 

I'm actually heading to Phoenix soon and was thinking about stopping by to get fitted for new irons and wedges. (Although wedges can't happen indoors) I tried to get ahold of my club's Ping rep and see if I could get an outdoor fitting session. So if it is confirmed, I need to get a hold of him and get my order in!

 

 

Yes, does anyone have confirmation on this? My local pro shop said fall is when we will be able to order.

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Do you think PX will be no uncharge, as in the ie1? (think 5.0 and 6.0)

 

Because they are available w/o upcharge in iE, I would guess they would be for iBlade...but that's just a guess.

 

Same stock shaft offerings as the I/G series irons - as per my rep

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PING G410 14.5* LST - Tensei Pro Orange TX 70
PING Blueprint 3-Pw - KBS Tour S+ - Cushin
PING Glide Forged (Ping Man stamps) - 50º/54º/58º - KBS Tour S+ - Cushin
PING PLD Anser "Honey Badger"
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August 11 the official sale date as the reps are able to place orders now.. Wonder why the grips are multi compound not ping grips..

 

Is this confirmed?

 

I'm actually heading to Phoenix soon and was thinking about stopping by to get fitted for new irons and wedges. (Although wedges can't happen indoors) I tried to get ahold of my club's Ping rep and see if I could get an outdoor fitting session. So if it is confirmed, I need to get a hold of him and get my order in!

 

 

Yes, does anyone have confirmation on this? My local pro shop said fall is when we will be able to order.

 

Start of August is what I am hearing.

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I was told pre-orders can't be placed until some point in July. Is Ping actually taking these orders already?? BB

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2 iron: Ping Rapture
Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's
Putter: Evnroll 9.1
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back to a 2 iron being available unlike the S55s?

T, it'll be 3-PW again.

 

BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

 

Based on loft creep, don't assume that 3-iron won't be in the teens...

 

They'll actually be weakening the lofts

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I managed to hit an iBlade 7 iron yesterday. A very great looking iron. Super clean. Ping has weakened the lofts on this set compared to the S55 as well. The only bad thing that I have to say about them is that they might be too soft. Feels like hitting a marshmallow around. I'm just not used to it I guess.

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I managed to hit an iBlade 7 iron yesterday. A very great looking iron. Super clean. Ping has weakened the lofts on this set compared to the S55 as well. The only bad thing that I have to say about them is that they might be too soft. Feels like hitting a marshmallow around. I'm just not used to it I guess.

 

How do the physical appearance compare to s55.. head size wise ??

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Does anyone know when we will be able to begin placing orders?

Always seems to be a big secret. Never quite understood that, can't tell me Ping doesn't know exactly when these will physically ship. BB

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Fairway: Titleist 917F2
Hybrid: A-Grind
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Putter: Evnroll 9.1
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Does anyone know when we will be able to begin placing orders?

Always seems to be a big secret. Never quite understood that, can't tell me Ping doesn't know exactly when these will physically ship. BB

Like most companies, we'll know when they tell us.

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I placed my order wednesday.... but that doesn't mean s***... I just told the head pro what i want when the Ping rep says he can order them...

 

But I feel special and am going to tell myself that I placed my order

 

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no grips (they don't offer pure grips)

PX 6.0 (may have them soft stepped)

I may have them 1* strong in the PW and the 7, 6, and 5 irons (i have weird gaping) PW is 130, but 9 iron is 150.. 8 iron is 165, but 7 iron is only 170...

 

i am sure I will overthink it 100 times between now and the time I get the "is this what you are sure you want"

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I managed to hit an iBlade 7 iron yesterday. A very great looking iron. Super clean. Ping has weakened the lofts on this set compared to the S55 as well. The only bad thing that I have to say about them is that they might be too soft. Feels like hitting a marshmallow around. I'm just not used to it I guess.

 

How do the physical appearance compare to s55.. head size wise ??

I thought it looked shorter and squarer and smaller. Tons of non-ping guys liked the look

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Cobra King LTD Black 3-Wood - Hzrdus Black
Ping i25 19* Hybrid - Ping TFC X
Cobra 21* Utility Iron - Hzrdus Black
Ping i210 Irons 4-PW - AWT 2.0 X 
Ping Glide Stealth Wedges - 50 ss, 55 (56ss bent to 55), 60ss w/ lob combo grind
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