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In my opinion, Apex MB and MP18 are best for those people that fit right between a blade and a CB, or want to play a blade but may need a players CB. They have decently thick top lines (for blades) and seem more forgiving.

 

718MB and P-730 both fall in the "ballstrikers only" spectrum where you better bring your A game on every shot.

 

Just my experience from having demoed or played all of these.

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Currently own the 718 MB’s and have a set of baby blades on the way.

A lot of the new offerings like the Mizuno are just too large for my liking

 

I’m voting 718 MB only because I haven’t hit the baby blades yet and they are not on the list

 

The Titleist may not be the softest feel but damn are they precise weapons in my bag

Driver = Taylormade SIM 8* Hzrdus green 6.0

1 iron = Titleist U510 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
Wedges = Bettinardi HLX 3.0 52*

                   Taylormade 56* and 60* MG2

Putter =Ping ZB3

Ball = Mizuno RB Tour

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My choice for Hogan, Mizuno, and Srixon are solely for looks. Have not hit any of them.

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.5 70g 
3wd: Srixon F65 10.5° Aldila Rogue Silver 110 70g 
3h & 4h Srixon Z-U85 20° & 23° Recoil 95 F4
Irons: Titleist 620CB 5-pwTT AMT Tour White S300 
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 50° 56° 60° KBS TT AMT Tour White S400, bent to 51° 55° 59°
Putter: Ping Redwood Anser 34" w/Element 29 from Putter Lounge & Carbon Ringo w/Misted Stainless Steel 
Grip: Lamkin UTx
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
Bag: Srixon Z Stand
Shoes: 6 adidas 2 Puma (diva golfer)

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Please select the THREE blade irons that you believe are the best true blades of 2018, and explain why in the comments below. Remember to evaluate based on feel, sound and performance.

 

 

What? No National Custom Works? You guys just did a podcast on them they should be at least in the running don't you think?

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[size=3]TM M1 430 8.5* Tour Issue w/ Tensei CK Pro White 70s (with high gloss SLDR finish from Continental Golf)
Titleist 917 F3 15* D+ 80s
Titleist 915H 21* D+ 90s
Titleist 915H 24* D+ 90s
Titleist AP2 718, 5-50* Steelfiber i95s
Scratch TD DW 54* 58* KBS HiRev
Odyssey Metal X Milled 330M (current gamer) [/size]
[size=3]Ping Scottsdale TR B60[/size]
[size=3]TP Mills Heritage 349g [/size]
[size=3]Byron Morgan 006 355g [/size]
[size=3]Byron Morgan Makers Proof #4/5 solid copper [/size]
[size=3]C&L CL1 368g[/size]
Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Style

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I see no Miura LE 1957. So I voted #2 Callaway apex.

 

Titleist tsi2 10* Mitsubishi TB 70x 

Titleist ts2 16.5 * Tensei CK pro Blue 80TX

Cobra F9  7 wood 22.5 blue board 80TX 

Titleist T100 4-pw   modus 130x 

Vokey sm7 50*54*58*v grind s400

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

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National Custom has to be apart of the list bc it's my only vote

Taylormade M2 10.5° [color=#0000ff]Graphite Design AD-BB 7x[/color]
Titleist 913 FD 15° [color=#a9a9a9]Diamana 'Ahina 70x[/color]
Titleist 716 AP2 3 iron [color=#a9a9a9]Accra 110i[/color]
Titleist 716 MB 4-PW [color=#0000ff]Project X 6.0[/color]
Vokey [color=#000000]Jet Black [/color]SM7 52° 56° 60° [color=#000000]S400 Tour Issue Black Onyx[/color]
Scotty Cameron Newport [color=#daa520]Teryllium[/color] Sole Stamp

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Mp-18 for the win! Great value and fantastic shaft options with no upcharge

Callaway Epic Max LS 9.0 Fujikura Atmos Blue 6X Tour Spec
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 13.5 Tensei AV Blue 75 X
Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 18.0 Tensei AV Blue 75 X
Titleist T100 4-PW Project X 6.5
Titleist Vokey Raw SM8 52.08F 56.08M 60.04T with Black Onyx Tour Issue S400
Bettinardi Studio Stock Series 28 34.5"

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Interesting that PXG is not even on the list. Nor is EPON. And Miura baby blades not there either. Just the old Miura 001's. My currrent Miura blades are the pro model and like butter. Feel is phenomenal. Will dig in if you are a divot maker type swing, versus a picker type. At my local club, over 15-20 PXG sets have been sold in the last 12 months. More than any other manufacturer by far.

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I think the ft worth are one of the best looking irons ever. I was very close to buying them, but the forgiveness of the i200 led me that route.

 

The FW irons are some of the most forgiving blades on the market. Up there with the Apex MB and the Cobra FlyZ MB.

AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
AB TP 3HL / 757
XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
DWS 24*/ VS Proto
J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0

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MP18 - buttery soft, great forgiveness for a blade, consistent performance, beautiful irons. Love them!!

 

Wilson FG100 Tour (even though they aren’t new for 2018) - superb feel, great performance, maybe the best looking! A close 2nd for me.

 

Apex MB - raw finish is really sleek, very soft, strong performance. Great clubs.

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