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I received the 6 and 9 irons in a demo, and got to hit them today. I'm comparing them to my 20-year old Snake Eyes blades, which I love. However, after a widowmaker heart attack and five minutes of cardiac arrest two years ago, I found my 5, 6 and 7 irons all going the same distance, so I got a set of Mizuno MP 60s. I'm getting my strength back and want blades again. 

 

I will say the Icons are a bit longer and misses aren't QUITE as bad as my blades, but there is really very little difference between them. I don't know if I will spend the money... Somebody convince me...😁 I'm a seven handicap

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Got mine a couple days ago, man are they pretty.  Wont get to try them on the course till later in the week, though.  Hit a few in my backyard net and they feel great, 4 iron is surprisingly easy to h

I'm fully on board, too -- I came this close to my 3rd ace this morning with a 6 iron from 208 (a bit downhill and downwind). I've been really impressed at how easy the 4-6 irons are to hit.  

Put some BBF&Co on there. Little bit more regal.

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3 hours ago, Daddysflying said:

I received the 6 and 9 irons in a demo, and got to hit them today. I'm comparing them to my 20-year old Snake Eyes blades, which I love. However, after a widowmaker heart attack and five minutes of cardiac arrest two years ago, I found my 5, 6 and 7 irons all going the same distance, so I got a set of Mizuno MP 60s. I'm getting my strength back and want blades again. 

 

I will say the Icons are a bit longer and misses aren't QUITE as bad as my blades, but there is really very little difference between them. I don't know if I will spend the money... Somebody convince me...😁 I'm a seven handicap

I'm a 3 right now and although I loved the 6-P in the Icons, the 4 and 5 could be a little too demanding at times so I moved one.  I did think they were quite a bit more forgiving than most other blades but still, could be demanding.  FWIW, I am a huge fan of the MP60.  

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Ping G25 20*  TFC189s

Srixon Z785 4-P Modus 120s

Ping Glide 2.0 stealth 52/12

Titleist Vokey SM6 , 58/12

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36 minutes ago, Nixhex524 said:

I'm a 3 right now and although I loved the 6-P in the Icons, the 4 and 5 could be a little too demanding at times so I moved one.  I did think they were quite a bit more forgiving than most other blades but still, could be demanding.  FWIW, I am a huge fan of the MP60.  

 

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I rely on my long irons because I can shape them and because I can control their distances, so thanks for your comment. Could you elaborate a bit on them "being demanding"? I'm quite on the fence between my old blades and the Icons. Thank you again. 

 

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3 hours ago, Daddysflying said:

I rely on my long irons because I can shape them and because I can control their distances, so thanks for your comment. Could you elaborate a bit on them "being demanding"? I'm quite on the fence between my old blades and the Icons. Thank you again. 

When I was able to square the face up perfectly, the 4 iron was nice, but more often than not, if I didn't square it or I missed a little off the center, I paid for it.  Playing some Z785s now, that doesn't happen in the long irons, plenty more forgiveness there.  I love that the Icon 4i looks like it has minimal offset, very great look but also can be a tad bit intimidating at address, it's small and not overly confidence inspiring.  You really have to be able to strike your long irons well to benefit from them IMO.  I would have loved to have had the PTx Pro in the 4 and 5 iron and Icon from 6 down, but they don't let you customize that way.  

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Ping G25 20*  TFC189s

Srixon Z785 4-P Modus 120s

Ping Glide 2.0 stealth 52/12

Titleist Vokey SM6 , 58/12

Ping PLD Tyne  34"

 

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On 8/23/2020 at 11:28 AM, Nixhex524 said:

Got mine a couple days ago, man are they pretty.  Wont get to try them on the course till later in the week, though.  Hit a few in my backyard net and they feel great, 4 iron is surprisingly easy to hit for looking like a butter knife... really glad I pulled the trigger on these.

 

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Hey!! How is the wear on these black irons? thinking of getting the black instead of the chrome.

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27 minutes ago, Makidebinens said:

Hey!! How is the wear on these black irons? thinking of getting the black instead of the chrome.

I sold them a few months ago, but honestly, it was extremely durable.  I was really impressed.  Its nothing like the Titleist or Callway that wears off as soon as it touches the ground.  I hit them out of fairway bunkers and you'd never be able to tell.

Callaway Mavrik 10.5 (set to -1) Aldila Rogue white 60x

Ping G425 Max 14.5*  Alta CB 65x

Ping G25 20*  TFC189s

Srixon Z785 4-P Modus 120s

Ping Glide 2.0 stealth 52/12

Titleist Vokey SM6 , 58/12

Ping PLD Tyne  34"

 

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2 minutes ago, Nixhex524 said:

I sold them a few months ago, but honestly, it was extremely durable.  I was really impressed.  Its nothing like the Titleist or Callway that wears off as soon as it touches the ground.  I hit them out of fairway bunkers and you'd never be able to tell.

Alright, excellent. I'm wondering if Ben Hogan Company warranties the blacks for wear?  Hm. just thinking out loud. Thanks.

 

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Alright, excellent. I'm wondering if Ben Hogan Company warranties the blacks for wear?  Hm. just thinking out loud. Thanks.

 

I don't think so.  It will wear eventually but it's super durable.  It was one of the things I was most impressed with about them.  If it is one of your concerns, I would not let it bother you.

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Ping G425 Max 14.5*  Alta CB 65x

Ping G25 20*  TFC189s

Srixon Z785 4-P Modus 120s

Ping Glide 2.0 stealth 52/12

Titleist Vokey SM6 , 58/12

Ping PLD Tyne  34"

 

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19 hours ago, Makidebinens said:

Hey!! How is the wear on these black irons? thinking of getting the black instead of the chrome.

Here’s my PW after somewhere around 25 rounds. The finish seems very durable.DC9507D1-5DBB-42E1-A32E-82002B358FB6.jpeg.5f31825508a5f2dbd467cdd8b06d0ee9.jpeg

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Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 46.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x or Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW Nippon Modus3 125x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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1 hour ago, Makidebinens said:

What about the sole? The sole usually will have more contact with the ground & sand.

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Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 46.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x or Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW Nippon Modus3 125x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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On 2/3/2021 at 8:09 PM, Makidebinens said:

Alright, excellent. I'm wondering if Ben Hogan Company warranties the blacks for wear?  Hm. just thinking out loud. Thanks.

 

Absolutely not . Why would they warranty normal wear and tear? 

Taylormade M3 9*  KBS TD Cat4

Taylormade M3 4HL Hzrdus Yellow 63g

New Level 18* KBS Tour Prototype 95X

Mizuno JPX 919 Tours 3-PW Project X 6.0's

Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50/54/58 Project X 7.0's

Byron Morgan Stainless DH89 w/ Stability Tour / / Scotty Cameron Studio Design 2 

Bridgestone Tour B XS 

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