Jump to content

Mizuno MP-20 HMB - July 2019


Recommended Posts

For those that have ordered AND PLAYED an HMB/MB combo, where did you split them, did you bend them to close yardage gaps, and now that you’ve played them would you do anything differently if you could start over?

 

I’ve ordered a 5-6 HMB with 7-P MB but am waffling slightly. A back order on 5 HMB heads until next week has provided some decision space.

 

FWIW, other configurations I’m considering are only 5i in HMB, 5-7 in HMB, or stopping at 9i and ordering a T20 46 deg with same shaft as irons. Indecision sucks...

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 705
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Happy to! Feel is every bit an MP iron. Much more so than the previous MP-18 Fli-Hi and H5s. It's the reason we went to Forged and Copper Underlay (two things neither of those had). H4 was forged, an

> @Rig14Port said: > > @wfrogge1 said: > > Mizuno MP-20 THICC > > Thicker than a bowl of oatmeal   Have you ever tried a thicker one? They're eager to please.

Hit all 3 today and all I can say is, f*ck me..... They’re all great, just GrEaT gRaNd WoNdErFuL! I thought I loved my JPX 919 Forged, but there was 1 thing....they’re just so chunky, my dream set

> @"Aviador Naval" said:

> For those that have ordered AND PLAYED an HMB/MB combo, where did you split them, did you bend them to close yardage gaps, and now that you’ve played them would you do anything differently if you could start over?

>

> I’ve ordered a 5-6 HMB with 7-P MB but am waffling slightly. A back order on 5 HMB heads until next week has provided some decision space.

>

> FWIW, other configurations I’m considering are only 5i in HMB, 5-7 in HMB, or stopping at 9i and ordering a T20 46 deg with same shaft as irons. Indecision sucks...

 

I pre ordered a full set of HMBs coming from the MP 18 MMCs and blades. I loved the long irons in the HMBs but in the mid and short irons I had no control or consistency. So I ordered the blades in 6-pw and could not be happier! I am thinking about putting the 6 HMB back in but am still uncertain. I think these blend the best at the 5 HMB to 6 MB. To my eye I feel like the 6 and 7 in the HMB look bigger than the longer irons. Then when you get to the 9 and pw in the HMBs the don’t look quite as bad. I haven’t been this in love with a set of irons since the Callaway X protos that I played for 4 years! (Personal record by 2 years?)

 

  • Like 1

Taylormade M5 TI 8° Fujikura Motore F1 7X WRX issue 
Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
Taylormade GAPR Lo TI bonded 18 2 iron Tour AD 95X
Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Green Nippon 125 wedge
Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

All Iomic Stick 2.3 grips and I-Classic Mid Putter grip
Titleist Pro-V1 High #s
Link to post
Share on other sites

> @jetmech879 said:

> > @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > For those that have ordered AND PLAYED an HMB/MB combo, where did you split them, did you bend them to close yardage gaps, and now that you’ve played them would you do anything differently if you could start over?

> >

> > I’ve ordered a 5-6 HMB with 7-P MB but am waffling slightly. A back order on 5 HMB heads until next week has provided some decision space.

> >

> > FWIW, other configurations I’m considering are only 5i in HMB, 5-7 in HMB, or stopping at 9i and ordering a T20 46 deg with same shaft as irons. Indecision sucks...

>

> I pre ordered a full set of HMBs coming from the MP 18 MMCs and blades. I loved the long irons in the HMBs but in the mid and short irons I had no control or consistency. So I ordered the blades in 6-pw and could not be happier! I am thinking about putting the 6 HMB back in but am still uncertain. I think these blend the best at the 5 HMB to 6 MB. To my eye I feel like the 6 and 7 in the HMB look bigger than the longer irons. Then when you get to the 9 and pw in the HMBs the don’t look quite as bad. I haven’t been this in love with a set of irons since the Callaway X protos that I played for 4 years! (Personal record by 2 years?)

>

 

Thanks. Are you playing the lofts straight-up or did you tweak the 5 and 6?

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > @jetmech879 said:

> > > @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > > For those that have ordered AND PLAYED an HMB/MB combo, where did you split them, did you bend them to close yardage gaps, and now that you’ve played them would you do anything differently if you could start over?

> > >

> > > I’ve ordered a 5-6 HMB with 7-P MB but am waffling slightly. A back order on 5 HMB heads until next week has provided some decision space.

> > >

> > > FWIW, other configurations I’m considering are only 5i in HMB, 5-7 in HMB, or stopping at 9i and ordering a T20 46 deg with same shaft as irons. Indecision sucks...

> >

> > I pre ordered a full set of HMBs coming from the MP 18 MMCs and blades. I loved the long irons in the HMBs but in the mid and short irons I had no control or consistency. So I ordered the blades in 6-pw and could not be happier! I am thinking about putting the 6 HMB back in but am still uncertain. I think these blend the best at the 5 HMB to 6 MB. To my eye I feel like the 6 and 7 in the HMB look bigger than the longer irons. Then when you get to the 9 and pw in the HMBs the don’t look quite as bad. I haven’t been this in love with a set of irons since the Callaway X protos that I played for 4 years! (Personal record by 2 years?)

> >

>

> Thanks. Are you playing the lofts straight-up or did you tweak the 5 and 6?

 

I ordered the HMBs to the SEL specs so the 5 is 1* weak. My blades are standard loft. I like 4* gapping on my irons.

 

 

Taylormade M5 TI 8° Fujikura Motore F1 7X WRX issue 
Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
Taylormade GAPR Lo TI bonded 18 2 iron Tour AD 95X
Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Green Nippon 125 wedge
Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

All Iomic Stick 2.3 grips and I-Classic Mid Putter grip
Titleist Pro-V1 High #s
Link to post
Share on other sites

> @asKaasa said:

> > @Lumberjack627 said:

> > I ordered HMB 4-7 and MB 8-p. My irons arrived today (except 4 iron). I have to get out and hit them still but I feel for my game the best place was to split at the 7-8 iron.yz28ylofhp44.jpeg

> >

> >

>

> Nice! Please report your experiences.

> Did you do anything to the lofts?

 

I will I live in the north east so I don’t know when I will get a chance to but for me I did hmb irons 1 weak and mb irons 1 strong to make a more traditional loft like what I am used to with my current set.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What is the opinion of the HMB vs the MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi , say in 6-5-4 irons ?

 

I keep 2 bags and have a set of MP-18 MMC in each ( 5-PW , one with C-Taper R+, and the other Steelfiber i95 Regular )

In one set I replaced the MMC 5i with a MMC Fli-Hi 5i and it has been a much better club for me all season long.

I liked it so much that I bought another gently-used MMC Fli-Hi 5i & 6i for my other set, which I plan to rebuild over the winter with a heavier shaft ( SF i110cw ).

 

Would the HMB offer much over the MMC Fli-Hi , specifically in 5 & 6 irons ?

WITB: Sun Mountain 4.5LS

Titleist TS3 10.5 with Evenflow T1100 White 65

Titleist TS2 16.5 with Accra Tour Z x275

Titleist TS2 19* hybrid with Evenflow White 90

Titleist TS2 23* hybrid with Accra FX300H

Mizuno MP-18 MMC 5-PW with Steelfiber i110cw

Mizuno JPX-900F 50* with Steelfiber i110cw

Cleveland RTX 54* & 58* Mid with Steelfiber i110cw

Platinum M7 Tour with SS Pistol Grip

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm upgrading from my 900 forged and I'm torn between the 919F and the HMPs.

 

I'm leaning towards the 919F with stronger lofts with a view to buying the HMB 3 iron and strengthening the loft on it to fill that gap at the top end of my bag. Now, has anyone else done this? The standalone HMB utility irons in 3,4,5 don't have loft altering options and thus the gapping would be off.

 

Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @JonnyKrasnodar said:

> I'm upgrading from my 900 forged and I'm torn between the 919F and the HMPs.

>

> I'm leaning towards the 919F with stronger lofts with a view to buying the HMB 3 iron and strengthening the loft on it to fill that gap at the top end of my bag. Now, has anyone else done this? The standalone HMB utility irons in 3,4,5 don't have loft altering options and thus the gapping would be off.

>

> Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

 

I would not consider strengthening the loft of any Mizuno iron (and only a handful of wedges). They have quite low bounce compared to virtually every other manufacturer.

 

I say this as a guy who has played a lot of Mizuno irons since the early 90s and has a HMB/MB combo arriving tomorrow.

 

Lots to love about Mizuno but I wish they’d address this in future club design. Feels like playing without a safety net...

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > @JonnyKrasnodar said:

> > I'm upgrading from my 900 forged and I'm torn between the 919F and the HMPs.

> >

> > I'm leaning towards the 919F with stronger lofts with a view to buying the HMB 3 iron and strengthening the loft on it to fill that gap at the top end of my bag. Now, has anyone else done this? The standalone HMB utility irons in 3,4,5 don't have loft altering options and thus the gapping would be off.

> >

> > Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

>

> I would not consider strengthening the loft of any Mizuno iron (and only a handful of wedges). They have quite low bounce compared to virtually every other manufacturer.

>

> I say this as a guy who has played a lot of Mizuno irons since the early 90s and has a HMB/MB combo arriving tomorrow.

>

> Lots to love about Mizuno but I wish they’d address this in future club design. Feels like playing without a safety net...

 

What combo did you end up going for?

G400
917 F2
i25 5w
4-P MMC MP 20
SM7 52F 56F 60D
Rossie

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @beluga99 said:

> > @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > > @JonnyKrasnodar said:

> > > I'm upgrading from my 900 forged and I'm torn between the 919F and the HMPs.

> > >

> > > I'm leaning towards the 919F with stronger lofts with a view to buying the HMB 3 iron and strengthening the loft on it to fill that gap at the top end of my bag. Now, has anyone else done this? The standalone HMB utility irons in 3,4,5 don't have loft altering options and thus the gapping would be off.

> > >

> > > Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

> >

> > I would not consider strengthening the loft of any Mizuno iron (and only a handful of wedges). They have quite low bounce compared to virtually every other manufacturer.

> >

> > I say this as a guy who has played a lot of Mizuno irons since the early 90s and has a HMB/MB combo arriving tomorrow.

> >

> > Lots to love about Mizuno but I wish they’d address this in future club design. Feels like playing without a safety net...

>

> What combo did you end up going for?

 

Stayed with 5-6 HMB and 7-P MB. I intend to leave the 5i @ 25, weaken the 6i to 29, and leave the MB as designed. I’m not opposed to weakening the 6i to 30 and then each of the MBs by one degree but will make that call after some time on the course. North of 5i is a 21 deg Titleist hybrid.

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > @beluga99 said:

> > > @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > > > @JonnyKrasnodar said:

> > > > I'm upgrading from my 900 forged and I'm torn between the 919F and the HMPs.

> > > >

> > > > I'm leaning towards the 919F with stronger lofts with a view to buying the HMB 3 iron and strengthening the loft on it to fill that gap at the top end of my bag. Now, has anyone else done this? The standalone HMB utility irons in 3,4,5 don't have loft altering options and thus the gapping would be off.

> > > >

> > > > Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

> > >

> > > I would not consider strengthening the loft of any Mizuno iron (and only a handful of wedges). They have quite low bounce compared to virtually every other manufacturer.

> > >

> > > I say this as a guy who has played a lot of Mizuno irons since the early 90s and has a HMB/MB combo arriving tomorrow.

> > >

> > > Lots to love about Mizuno but I wish they’d address this in future club design. Feels like playing without a safety net...

> >

> > What combo did you end up going for?

>

> Stayed with 5-6 HMB and 7-P MB. I intend to leave the 5i @ 25, weaken the 6i to 29, and leave the MB as designed. I’m not opposed to weakening the 6i to 30 and then each of the MBs by one degree but will make that call after some time on the course. North of 5i is a 21 deg Titleist hybrid.

 

Sounds good. I would be interested in your thoughts as I noticed how similar our bags are. Titleist driver and fairway, I also have an 816 hybrid, Mizuno fli-hi for my 5 iron, 919T 6-P & Vokeys. Out of interest what shaft did you go for in the MP20s? I have the LZ 6.0 in the 919T irons, which feels nice, but can go a little bit left when I try and pound one.

G400
917 F2
i25 5w
4-P MMC MP 20
SM7 52F 56F 60D
Rossie

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @beluga99 said:

> > @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > > @beluga99 said:

> > > > @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > > > > @JonnyKrasnodar said:

> > > > > I'm upgrading from my 900 forged and I'm torn between the 919F and the HMPs.

> > > > >

> > > > > I'm leaning towards the 919F with stronger lofts with a view to buying the HMB 3 iron and strengthening the loft on it to fill that gap at the top end of my bag. Now, has anyone else done this? The standalone HMB utility irons in 3,4,5 don't have loft altering options and thus the gapping would be off.

> > > > >

> > > > > Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

> > > >

> > > > I would not consider strengthening the loft of any Mizuno iron (and only a handful of wedges). They have quite low bounce compared to virtually every other manufacturer.

> > > >

> > > > I say this as a guy who has played a lot of Mizuno irons since the early 90s and has a HMB/MB combo arriving tomorrow.

> > > >

> > > > Lots to love about Mizuno but I wish they’d address this in future club design. Feels like playing without a safety net...

> > >

> > > What combo did you end up going for?

> >

> > Stayed with 5-6 HMB and 7-P MB. I intend to leave the 5i @ 25, weaken the 6i to 29, and leave the MB as designed. I’m not opposed to weakening the 6i to 30 and then each of the MBs by one degree but will make that call after some time on the course. North of 5i is a 21 deg Titleist hybrid.

>

> Sounds good. I would be interested in your thoughts as I noticed how similar our bags are. Titleist driver and fairway, I also have an 816 hybrid, Mizuno fli-hi for my 5 iron, 919T 6-P & Vokeys. Out of interest what shaft did you go for in the MP20s? I have the LZ 6.0 in the 919T irons, which feels nice, but can go a little bit left when I try and pound one.

 

I had LZ 5.5 in my 919T. It provided me the best ballspeed and launch angle during demo/test but I found on the course that my contact consistency suffered and I never truly loved the feel (it was fine - just not great) - and like you, leaned left more than I’ve dealt with in past.

 

I have a fairly decent idea of weight range and flex profile that I prefer but decided to do the Optimizer out of curiosity. C-Taper Lite-S, Steelfiber i110, and Modus 105-X were the suggestions with LZ 5.5 at the 5th spot. Tried a bunch of shafts but in the end went with the Modus 105 in X. Nice balance in swing, great feel at impact, very consistent contact and results. I liked that shaft felt good and led to good results in both full swings and knock-downs.

 

If weather forecast holds, I’ll get some grass range time and at least one round in this weekend. Will provide feedback.

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > @beluga99 said:

> > > @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > > > @beluga99 said:

> > > > > @"Aviador Naval" said:

> > > > > > @JonnyKrasnodar said:

> > > > > > I'm upgrading from my 900 forged and I'm torn between the 919F and the HMPs.

> > > > > >

> > > > > > I'm leaning towards the 919F with stronger lofts with a view to buying the HMB 3 iron and strengthening the loft on it to fill that gap at the top end of my bag. Now, has anyone else done this? The standalone HMB utility irons in 3,4,5 don't have loft altering options and thus the gapping would be off.

> > > > > >

> > > > > > Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

> > > > >

> > > > > I would not consider strengthening the loft of any Mizuno iron (and only a handful of wedges). They have quite low bounce compared to virtually every other manufacturer.

> > > > >

> > > > > I say this as a guy who has played a lot of Mizuno irons since the early 90s and has a HMB/MB combo arriving tomorrow.

> > > > >

> > > > > Lots to love about Mizuno but I wish they’d address this in future club design. Feels like playing without a safety net...

> > > >

> > > > What combo did you end up going for?

> > >

> > > Stayed with 5-6 HMB and 7-P MB. I intend to leave the 5i @ 25, weaken the 6i to 29, and leave the MB as designed. I’m not opposed to weakening the 6i to 30 and then each of the MBs by one degree but will make that call after some time on the course. North of 5i is a 21 deg Titleist hybrid.

> >

> > Sounds good. I would be interested in your thoughts as I noticed how similar our bags are. Titleist driver and fairway, I also have an 816 hybrid, Mizuno fli-hi for my 5 iron, 919T 6-P & Vokeys. Out of interest what shaft did you go for in the MP20s? I have the LZ 6.0 in the 919T irons, which feels nice, but can go a little bit left when I try and pound one.

>

> I had LZ 5.5 in my 919T. It provided me the best ballspeed and launch angle during demo/test but I found on the course that my contact consistency suffered and I never truly loved the feel (it was fine - just not great) - and like you, leaned left more than I’ve dealt with in past.

>

> I have a fairly decent idea of weight range and flex profile that I prefer but decided to do the Optimizer out of curiosity. C-Taper Lite-S, Steelfiber i110, and Modus 105-X were the suggestions with LZ 5.5 at the 5th spot. Tried a bunch of shafts but in the end went with the Modus 105 in X. Nice balance in swing, great feel at impact, very consistent contact and results. I liked that shaft felt good and led to good results in both full swings and knock-downs.

>

> If weather forecast holds, I’ll get some grass range time and at least one round in this weekend. Will provide feedback.

 

Terrific, thanks for the feedback.

G400
917 F2
i25 5w
4-P MMC MP 20
SM7 52F 56F 60D
Rossie

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @JonnyKrasnodar said:

> I'm upgrading from my 900 forged and I'm torn between the 919F and the HMPs.

>

> I'm leaning towards the 919F with stronger lofts with a view to buying the HMB 3 iron and strengthening the loft on it to fill that gap at the top end of my bag. Now, has anyone else done this? The standalone HMB utility irons in 3,4,5 don't have loft altering options and thus the gapping would be off.

>

> Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

 

If you liked the 900 forged and liked the size I’d consider a full set of HMBs. They are basically the same size as the 919f. I believe the HMPs are slightly larger than the 919f. Plus I can add having played both the 919f and the HMBs, there is no comparison in looks and feel. HMB wins all day.

 

 

Taylormade M5 TI 8° Fujikura Motore F1 7X WRX issue 
Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
Taylormade GAPR Lo TI bonded 18 2 iron Tour AD 95X
Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Green Nippon 125 wedge
Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

All Iomic Stick 2.3 grips and I-Classic Mid Putter grip
Titleist Pro-V1 High #s
Link to post
Share on other sites

> @jetmech879 said:

> > @JonnyKrasnodar said:

> > I'm upgrading from my 900 forged and I'm torn between the 919F and the HMPs.

> >

> > I'm leaning towards the 919F with stronger lofts with a view to buying the HMB 3 iron and strengthening the loft on it to fill that gap at the top end of my bag. Now, has anyone else done this? The standalone HMB utility irons in 3,4,5 don't have loft altering options and thus the gapping would be off.

> >

> > Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

>

> If you liked the 900 forged and liked the size I’d consider a full set of HMBs. They are basically the same size as the 919f. I believe the HMPs are slightly larger than the 919f. Plus I can add having played both the 919f and the HMBs, there is no comparison in looks and feel. HMB wins all day.

>

>

 

Thank you very much for the feedback. I'll be getting fit not this weekend but the following weekend so will see how the numbers stack up. Ultimately, I hadn't considered the fill HMB set because I haven't seen them in person whereas I have the 919 and like the familiarity.

 

Looking forward to it!

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @Huntingchris0000 said:

> I went from 900 forged to full set of HMBs. Honestly the full set of HMBs look great to me. I can use the extra forgiveness as my handicap has creeped up to a 5 from a 2 when I had more time to play

 

+1

 

Only able to play a couple of rounds but have really enjoyed these wrenches so far.

Titleist TS2 w/PX Evenflow 10.5
Titleist TS2 3W w/PX Evenflow 15.0
Mizuno MP20 HMB 2-PW w/Modus Tour120
Cleveland CBX2 52 & 58 w/Modus Wedge 115
Scotty Cameron 2016 Select Newport M2 / ProV1

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @JonnyKrasnodar said:

 

> Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

 

I've gone full set in HMB, and I've found the 3 iron to be incredibly forgiving. In fact it's my new favorite club which is bizarre. As an 11 right now, I have never even carried a 3 Iron before, I'm not the greatest ballstriker either. I usually go 4 iron then hybrid, but I thought I'd get the HMB 3 as a possible future driving iron.

 

First round out with the HMBs and first swing with it on course, I put it to the middle of the green from 195yds into a two club wind. That's a situation I'd usually lay up as it's so low percentage for me with the hybrid, it tends to balloon fade. After that I thought I'd try it in a few other situations, 5 out of the 7 times it was excellent, and the other two stayed in play so a huge success. Feels incredible when you catch it too. Best downwind off the tee was 242 yds right down the middle. It's an absolute rocket ship with great launch, even off a downhill lie. It's maybe even a touch too high for a pure driving iron, but I can already see I’ll have no issues hitting this into greens. There is a HMB 2 iron you could look at...

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

> @"Climb&Golf" said:

> > @JonnyKrasnodar said:

>

> > Is the HMB set 3 iron, strengthened, still as forgiving. I'd be HMB 3 iron and then 4-PW in the 919F or HMPs. Curious as to your experiences with the longer iron.

>

> I've gone full set in HMB, and I've found the 3 iron to be incredibly forgiving. In fact it's my new favorite club which is bizarre. As an 11 right now, I have never even carried a 3 Iron before, I'm not the greatest ballstriker either. I usually go 4 iron then hybrid, but I thought I'd get the HMB 3 as a possible future driving iron.

>

> First round out with the HMBs and first swing with it on course, I put it to the middle of the green from 195yds into a two club wind. That's a situation I'd usually lay up as it's so low percentage for me with the hybrid, it tends to balloon fade. After that I thought I'd try it in a few other situations, 5 out of the 7 times it was excellent, and the other two stayed in play so a huge success. Feels incredible when you catch it too. Best downwind off the tee was 242 yds right down the middle. It's an absolute rocket ship with great launch, even off a downhill lie. It's maybe even a touch too high for a pure driving iron, but I can already see I’ll have no issues hitting this into greens. There is a HMB 2 iron you could look at...

>

>

 

Sounds good...I will test the two iron as well as that might fill the gap better but ultimately I wanted to see who had experience of the set iron first of all. It certainly looks nicer than my current MP 18 fli hi so if it's as long and forgiving then it'll be going in my bag without too many issues.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots of loft talk so sorry if I have missed this, but is anyone playing these with standard Mizuno lofts? ie 24* 4 iron, 27* 5 iron..

 

I want to turn my H4 long irons into HMBs, but will they launch too high if I am bending them 2* weak? I feel like I would have to redo the top end of my bag if I played a 22* 4 iron. Interested to hear if anyone has kept the standard lofts and what the distance changes were like vs their old setup.

G400 8.5* 757 Evo IV
G400 14.5* Tour 75
Apex 18* Kuro Kage 80
HMB (4-5) MP-4 (6-P) s300
SM7 50f/54f/60d 
#7 MXM No 3 Jacks
Link to post
Share on other sites

Initial impression after first bucket from wet turf - wonder if I should have gotten the 6i in MB vice HMB. Will obviously give it more time this weekend but I found myself with a sense of deja vu from the JPX 919 Tour / Forged time. The supposedly ‘harder’ club isn’t and the supposedly easier club isn’t either

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @"Aviador Naval" said:

> Initial impression after first bucket from wet turf - wonder if I should have gotten the 6i in MB vice HMB. Will obviously give it more time this weekend but I found myself with a sense of deja vu from the JPX 919 Tour / Forged time. The supposedly ‘harder’ club isn’t and the supposedly easier club isn’t either

>

 

It is very strange but I hit my blades better in 6-pw than I did my HMBs. There is something very special about the blades this year. Now the HMB long irons are the best long irons I’ve ever hit hands down!

 

 

  • Like 1

Taylormade M5 TI 8° Fujikura Motore F1 7X WRX issue 
Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
Taylormade GAPR Lo TI bonded 18 2 iron Tour AD 95X
Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Green Nippon 125 wedge
Bettinardi Queen Bee #7

All Iomic Stick 2.3 grips and I-Classic Mid Putter grip
Titleist Pro-V1 High #s
Link to post
Share on other sites

next set is HMBs or the cobra tec.. they make sense. enjoying the z forged so much now..but

Ping G400 LST 8.5 Ozik F6M2/Ozik TP6HD/EVO III FUJI
Cobra LTD PRO / Graffaloy Blue
Cobra F6 Baffler  16 Atmos 7
Cobra F6 Baffler 18.5 Atmos 7
Adams XTD TI  22 Hybrid
Nike VaporProCombo 4-AW DG XP S300/Original Nike Blades 3-PW s300
Ping 3.0 EYE 54, 58 
Slazenger 508/Kirk Currie KC02B

Link to post
Share on other sites

> @"Aviador Naval" said:

> Initial impression after first bucket from wet turf - wonder if I should have gotten the 6i in MB vice HMB. Will obviously give it more time this weekend but I found myself with a sense of deja vu from the JPX 919 Tour / Forged time. The supposedly ‘harder’ club isn’t and the supposedly easier club isn’t either

>

 

Strike two for the HMB 6i (cancelled the 5i - head on back order).

 

The ball flight, turf interaction etc from my MB 7i is great. Same with an old 716 T-MB 5i I took out today. Just not happy with the HMB turf interaction and a little thin seems dead whereas with the T-MB (and the MP20 MB 7i) a little thin is playable. Will give it one more range session and a round on the course but suspect an MB 6i is in my future.

Link to post
Share on other sites

In my experience the trope that MBs don’t help with a thin miss has been greatly exaggerated. I mean obviously if you’re skulling it that’s one thing but the MP-5 and MP-20 MB both accommodate my common miss of a couple grooves low just fine.

ONOFF Labospec 358 — Tour AD TP6
Titleist TS2 16.5* — Kuro Kage XM 80
Justick Proceed 21* UT — Nippon GOST 
Mizuno MP-20 HMB/MB— MITSUBISHI MMT 105/125
Mizuno T20 50* and 55* — MITSUBISHI MMT 125
Seven ST 61* Black Boron — MCI Black 125 “mild”
Epon Ltd Edition I-33 — Matrix PZ-125 Shaft 
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 FARMERS WITB & Equipment Photos- Links and comments
      We are back on the ground at the 2021 Farmers PGA Tour event. Please add you comments in this thread. Here are links to all the galleries:
       
      Special galleries:
      2021 Farmers - Tuesday #1
      2021 Farmers - Tuesday #2
      2021 Farmers - Tuesday #3
      2021 Farmers - Tuesday #4
      2021 Farmers - Tuesday #5
       
      2021 Farmers - Tuesday #6
       
      2021 Farmers - Tuesday #7
       
      Cameron putters - Farmers 2021
       
      Odyssey 2-ball Ten - Farmers 2021
       
      Project X Even Flow RipTide MX & LX proto shafts - Framers 2021
       
      TaylorMade putter cover for Torrey Pines - Farmers 2021
       
      Sling Shot training aid - Farmers 2021
       
       
      • 1 reply
    • 2021 American Express WITB & Equipment Photos- Links and comments
      We are back on the ground at the American Express PGA event.
       
      Here are links to all the galleries:
       
      Cameron putters - 2021 American Express
      PXG Gen 4 prototype drivers - new putters
      UST Maymiya LinQ shafts - American Express 2021
      Mitsubishi Kaili & MMT shafts - American Express 2021
      Titleist TSi 2 & TSi 3 hybrids - American Express 2021
      TaylorMade putter cover for Palm Springs/Palm Desert - American Express
      New Aldila Synergy, Ascent & prototype shafts - American Express 2021
      Callaway Apex Pro iron, Epic Driver and fairway, Apex iron & hybrid - American Express 2021
      New Perfect Practice training aids - American Express 2021
      New KBS prototype shafts - American Express 2021
       
        • Like
      • 17 replies
    • Kevin Na WITB: 2021 Sony Open Winner (pics and specs)
      Kevin Na's What's In The Bag?
       
      Specs are on the front-page as well-
      https://www.golfwrx.com/645178/kevin-nas-winning-witb-2021-sony-open/
       
      Driver- Callaway GBB Epic (9 degrees) Graphite Design Tour AD GP 6 TX
      3w- Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (13.5 degrees) Mitsubishi Diamana RF 70 TX
      5w- Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (18 degrees) Mitsubishi Diamana RF 80 TX
      Hybrid- PXG 0317 X Gen 2 (19 degrees) Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95X
      Irons- Callaway Rogue Pro (4), Callaway Apex Pro 16 (5-PW) True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
      Wedges- Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (54), Vokey Design prototype (’18) (60-06K ) True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
      Putter- Odyssey Toulon Madison
      Grips- Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus4
      Ball- Titleist Pro V1x
       

       
        • Like
      • 48 replies
    • SIM up close
      Here some pictures up close of the SIM only for now.  
       
      Wk
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 170 replies
    • 2021 EQUIPMENT LAUNCHES (Running thread of all our launch pieces)
      A continually updated table of contents of our front page 2021 equipment launch stories for your reading pleasure. 
       

      Callaway
      Apex irons, Apex Pro irons, Apex DCB irons Apex hybrids, Apex Pro hybrids  
      Mizuno 
      MCraft putters
      Ping
      G425 driver G425 fairway woods, hybrids and crossover G425 irons
       
      PXG 
      PXG 0211 series
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 60 replies

×
×
  • Create New...