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Thinking about replacing my trusty 712u 3-iron with a u500. The stock HZRDUS Smoke Black 90 shaft should work well for me, but I'm on the fence as to which flex I go with. It seems pretty stout, so maybe 6.0 is enough?. For reference:

Driver SS ~110, fit into Kuro Kage XT 60X

Irons fit into KBS Tour 120S

My current 712U has a AD Utility 95X.

So... 6.0 or 6.5?

Thanks!

TaylorMade '17 M1 9.5* Kuro Kage XT 60X
TaylorMade '17 M1 17* Kuro Kage XT 70X
Titleist 915F 21* Diamana D+ 80X

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Mizuno MP-32 5-PW DG S300
Titleist Vokey SM8 50.08F, (bent 49) 54.10S, DG Wedge
Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks Low Bounce K Grind 60.06 (bent 59), DG S200
TaylorMade Spider X Chalk Center Shaft 34"

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I have the 3 and 4 iron in the U-500 with that shaft. I swing the 4 iron about 93 mph and the 3 iron about 95 mph (on my better swings). The 6.0 still feels pretty stout at those speeds. It could handle more for sure. I would only go 6.5 if you are very aggressive in transition. Even then the 6.0 is probably fine.

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I'm playing the 2i with the 6.5, and it feels great to me. For reference, I was swinging it during my fitting between 97-100 mph. It's my fav club at the moment.

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Got a 510 with the Atmos TS Black 9x and love the thing. So much more confident than my hybrid standing over it.

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Thanks for pointing that out! Although probably on the fence regarding the flex of that one too...

TaylorMade '17 M1 9.5* Kuro Kage XT 60X
TaylorMade '17 M1 17* Kuro Kage XT 70X
Titleist 915F 21* Diamana D+ 80X

Ping G410 Hybrid 26* Even Flow Black 85G 6.5
Mizuno MP-32 5-PW DG S300
Titleist Vokey SM8 50.08F, (bent 49) 54.10S, DG Wedge
Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks Low Bounce K Grind 60.06 (bent 59), DG S200
TaylorMade Spider X Chalk Center Shaft 34"

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I don’t know what the 2 iron shafts are like but I strongly encourage you to hit the smoke before you buy it. I purchased an f9 with smoke stiff and for some reason the shaft and I just cannot get along at all. No doubt it says more about me that the shaft, but I’m now shopping around for another shaft and spending more money I don’t want to!

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OP here... ended up ordering a u500 3 iron with a HZRDUS Smoke Black 90 6.0. Took some swings with one off the rack in store and it felt right to me.

TaylorMade '17 M1 9.5* Kuro Kage XT 60X
TaylorMade '17 M1 17* Kuro Kage XT 70X
Titleist 915F 21* Diamana D+ 80X

Ping G410 Hybrid 26* Even Flow Black 85G 6.5
Mizuno MP-32 5-PW DG S300
Titleist Vokey SM8 50.08F, (bent 49) 54.10S, DG Wedge
Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks Low Bounce K Grind 60.06 (bent 59), DG S200
TaylorMade Spider X Chalk Center Shaft 34"

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