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Not on the course yet, only driving range. And pretty cold too.

But my first impression is tight dispersion. My misses are (almost) only in starting direction (push or pull), not in curvature.

Coming from i20 it's almost unreal.

Looks and feel are a bit clunky. Feel is maybe not fair to judge with cold range balls. Can't wait for the season to start!

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Agree with gatoreric...Just picked-up a set of G425's with the stock Alta graphite shafts and came from i210's with recoils.  Definitely more consistent for me and just plain fun to hit.  Love the feel in hand and my confidence in getting the ball to go at my target has increased and I am less worried about making perfect contact every swing.  These do look like the 210's at address and have got to be one of the best looking Ping irons...ever.  I have a feeling we will see a lot of better players game these this year...

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I have played two rounds with mine. I have Project X LZ shafts. The head size is nice and more compact than previous Ping irons I have played. I wish they had slightly less offset. Coming from the Mizuno JPX 919 forged they feel a little hard at impact but I knew they would not feel soft like the Mizuno irons. They are very forgiving. I had two shots that I hit fat and I thought I would be way short but they found the front of the green. They are a little longer than my Mizuno's. I am going to have to get used to the feel and the sound but I really like them. I had a stretch of 14 holes where I had 13 pars and one birdie. I found that I didn't have to do much chipping because I was hitting a lot of greens. I believe they are the best Ping irons I have hit to date.

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I'm curious what others have experienced as far as toe-side strikes?  Many online reviewers have commented favorably in that regard, and I'm always a little toe-side of center, so any added forgiveness would be a plus.  I'm currently playing Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal, and played Ping G25 before that, but G425s have my attention.

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I'm a long time Ping G-series guy and recommend a soft ball of some sort since they help reduce the clanky noise on mishits.  If you use an "X" type ball you better flush every shot or you may not like the sound.

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golftejas- My misses tend to be towards the toe. They are very forgiving in that regard. I would say the benefits are that they are very forgiving, very easy to hit and be accurate with, they are pretty long and I found they held the greens really well. I did not have any fliers in the two rounds I played with them. The only downsides would be the firm feel at impact if you are coming from a softer forged club and the sound. At first both of those two things bothered me but after playing with them twice I didn't really even think about it.

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Question for the guys coming from i series irons. Are these a club longer distance wise ? Thinking of getting a set but not sure which iron I want to stop my set at.

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They may be a tiny bit longer but don't expect much loft for loft.  And speaking of loft, they are not the same.

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I’m coming from the G400, AWT 2.0 shaft in both G400 and G425. Only hit the G425 indoor so far, but also hit the G400 indoor many times. Distance is real close. G425 dispersion is somewhat better. G425 has the tungsten screw, so my miss out on the toe is less punishing. Plus, the hydropearl finish on the G425 is better than the original as far as I can tell. I also played the i20s several years ago, actually one of my favorites during that time. The G425s are, to me, just slightly clickier, if that makes sense. But not something that’s off putting. 

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Any lower handicap players hitting these....I am playing i-blades but looks like I will be playing with an injury for a while which will make it necessary for me to swing mostly upper body and was thinking maybe I should try out something like these.....Looking down at them, they look like they w0uld be very easy to hit.

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12 hours ago, Nessism said:

They may be a tiny bit longer but don't expect much loft for loft.  And speaking of loft, they are not the same.

 

So when you're saying loft for loft the g425 6 iron at 26.5*  is going farther than my i200 6 at 29.5*. And the 425 7 iron at 30* is about a 1/2 club longer than my 7 at 33* loft.

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On 3/17/2021 at 1:56 PM, Nessism said:

I'm a long time Ping G-series guy and recommend a soft ball of some sort since they help reduce the clanky noise on mishits.  If you use an "X" type ball you better flush every shot or you may not like the sound.

 

Agreed, I love the Ping G irons also but would not call the most recent iterations the best feeling irons out there. And definitely agree you notice it more with the X type balls, even on well struck balls frankly

 

That being said, if you're hitting greens you stop caring pretty quick what it feels like 

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Recently tried a set of G425's and super forgiving just not that more forgiving for me than my I500's so will not be making the switch. 

 

Big Ping fan and I recommended a set (G425) to a frined of mine and he was fitted and ordered his set, he has waited over 10 weeks and still has not received his irons. 

 

Will not be recommending Ping equipment anymore until they fix their delivery problems. 

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On 3/17/2021 at 11:21 AM, golftejas said:

I'm curious what others have experienced as far as toe-side strikes?  Many online reviewers have commented favorably in that regard, and I'm always a little toe-side of center, so any added forgiveness would be a plus.  I'm currently playing Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal, and played Ping G25 before that, but G425s have my attention.

 

These are very forgiving toe-side, much more than my older G25 irons. It's gotta be that screw. That's my miss as well, and the 425's beat the 25s in that regard. I've hit a couple during rounds that we almost past the grooves toe side and they didn't end up that bad all things considering

 

As some have said, the feel has gone backwards in my opinion. The 425 irons do not feel as good as the older models for whatever reason. They just feel harder to me on all shots, flushed and mishits both. 

 

That's the only negative for me. The profile on these are so nice, and I went retro loft on these to bend some of the offset out

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On 3/9/2021 at 11:17 PM, chasdr said:

Agree with gatoreric...Just picked-up a set of G425's with the stock Alta graphite shafts and came from i210's with recoils.  Definitely more consistent for me and just plain fun to hit.  Love the feel in hand and my confidence in getting the ball to go at my target has increased and I am less worried about making perfect contact every swing.  These do look like the 210's at address and have got to be one of the best looking Ping irons...ever.  I have a feeling we will see a lot of better players game these this year...

You say you came from i210's with recoils.  Please tell me about your experience with them.

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I play G410 irons but was able to demo a set of 425's, for me I just found my 410's to be more forgiving and distance very similar with a slight edge to the 425 set. The test was only three rounds but the results were consistent, I need the forgiveness so I will stay with the G410 set. JMHO

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On 3/17/2021 at 10:56 AM, Nessism said:

I'm a long time Ping G-series guy and recommend a soft ball of some sort since they help reduce the clanky noise on mishits.  If you use an "X" type ball you better flush every shot or you may not like the sound.

 

I presume you also played the G25s back when. How's the hardness & sound compared to the G25 heads (if you recall & played them)?

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5 hours ago, SwingBlues said:

 

I presume you also played the G25s back when. How's the hardness & sound compared to the G25 heads (if you recall & played them)?

The G25's sound and feel a little better.

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Update: I now have 3 full rounds with the G425 irons.


First impression still holds, they perform great: straight, high and spins great.

I had a PW-mishit that went 7-8 yards right of the pin, and I thought to myself: that had missed with 15 yards with my old i210s...

 

Distance-wise, they are maybe slightly longer than my old i210s (comparing loft-to-loft). I can't say that I had any "rockets" going to far.

Still not completely used to look and feel, but it gets better all the time.

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1 hour ago, Nessism said:

The G25's sound and feel a little better.

 

Wow, didn't expect that response given how many years has passed since the G25s came out. I think the gain may be a smaller G head in the G425 (G25s were pretty chunky and wide span) and may be, just may be slightly more forgiveness?

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The newer heads have thinned out faces in order to add a little spring effect for added distance.  It's this thin face that detracts from the feel and sound though.  

 

If you look at Maltby's head data you will see that the newer G's have a super high MOI, thus a high degree of off center strike forgiveness.  The newer clubs look really nice behind the ball too, although to a true G-man there is nothing wrong with a G25.  In fact, they have more of that characteristic "Ping" look than the newer clubs.  Either way, it's all good.

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Got 7 rounds in with the 425 stock graphite and i could not be happier.  I'm not the best ball striker but i sure can tell the difference in the quality of my shots compared to my i210s.

 

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On 3/19/2021 at 9:55 PM, wobgon said:

Any lower handicap players hitting these....I am playing i-blades but looks like I will be playing with an injury for a while which will make it necessary for me to swing mostly upper body and was thinking maybe I should try out something like these.....Looking down at them, they look like they w0uld be very easy to hit.

I will be hitting these .. have a set due here Tuesday.  Plus 1 handicap. played Apex Pro 19 last year, Mizuno MP 32s this year .  Was fit for a set of Apex Pro 21 and sent them back.. I didn't get along with them at all.  I've been wanting to try a real GI  iron for a long time now and figured what the heck.  If I don't like them you'll see them on the BST end of next week.🙂

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