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10 minutes ago, NRJyzr said:

 

Mildly related side note...   🙂

 

The MP29s predecessors, MS-11s and MS-9s, both had the same lofts as the 29s.  

 

There was another set before the MS-9s that also had those stronger lofts, but I don't remember which.  MS-5 maybe?

 

Now back to MP29 chat.  🙂

 

Back when I took up the game and switched to playing Mizuno blades, I didn't know much about other clubs.  I later learned of MP29's and MP14's because guys I knew then, played them.  That doesn't surprise me there were others.  Thanks.

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8 minutes ago, Pepperturbo said:

Back when I took up the game and switched to playing Mizuno blades, I didn't know much about other clubs.  I later learned of MP29's and MP14's because guys I knew then, played them.  That doesn't surprise me there were others.  Thanks.

 

Pointless MP14 comment...

 

It was MP14s that I demoed, successfully, to get me started on my current blade habit.

 

Ironically, I've never owned a set of them.  I have a 2 iron somewhere that was a throw-in part of a trade deal, but that's it.

 

I sometimes wonder if I should rectify that.  🙂

 

The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: Original One 11.5* (tuned down), NV75 X -or- SpeedZone 10.5*, Aldila ProtoPype 80S, <44" TBD

3w: King LTD, Aldila RIP Beta 90 X -or- TM Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h or 3h, NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4; 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, SteelFiber i125 S -or- Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; PM Grind 19 58* -or- Wilson Staff PMP 58*, Dynamic S
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34" -or- Cleveland Huntington Beach #1, 34.5" -or- Golden Ram TW Custom, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TaylorMade TP5, Chrome Soft custom TruVis

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1 hour ago, NRJyzr said:

 

Pointless MP14 comment...

 

It was MP14s that I demoed, successfully, to get me started on my current blade habit.

 

Ironically, I've never owned a set of them.  I have a 2 iron somewhere that was a throw-in part of a trade deal, but that's it.

 

I sometimes wonder if I should rectify that.  🙂

 

Were the MP14s like a bladier blade than the MP29s? I thought I read somewhere that Tiger comboed MP29 long irons with MP14 shorter irons. If that’s true that just have been one bladey blade. 

Driver - Ping G400 Max 9*, Ping Tour X Stiff 75g

3i-PW - Ping i200, DG X100 120 (2* upright, +1/2")

Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 50 (bent to 51) SS, 56 WS, 60 TS (all 1* upright, +1/2")

Putter - Ping 2021 Anser (36.5", standard lie)

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25 minutes ago, bobbyclampett!! said:

Were the MP14s like a bladier blade than the MP29s? I thought I read somewhere that Tiger comboed MP29 long irons with MP14 shorter irons. If that’s true that just have been one bladey blade. 

 

I don't know if I'd put it quite that way.  MP29s were said to be the lower trajectory set, and were largely 2* stronger than the MP14s.  The MP14s had a 20* 2 iron, 50* PW, and a super low CG (lower than 0.700", which is very low), compared to the 18* 2i and 48* PW of the 29s.

 

Basically the companion set to the 29s.  They were both current product in the 90s.

 

I've never hit the 29s, though they'd have been perfect for me in my younger days; I hit a stupid high trajectory shot back in the day.  I *do* have a set of 37s, the successor to the 29s, but that's another story.  😉

 

The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: Original One 11.5* (tuned down), NV75 X -or- SpeedZone 10.5*, Aldila ProtoPype 80S, <44" TBD

3w: King LTD, Aldila RIP Beta 90 X -or- TM Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h or 3h, NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4; 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, SteelFiber i125 S -or- Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; PM Grind 19 58* -or- Wilson Staff PMP 58*, Dynamic S
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34" -or- Cleveland Huntington Beach #1, 34.5" -or- Golden Ram TW Custom, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TaylorMade TP5, Chrome Soft custom TruVis

GripMaster Roo or Kidd leather grips

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40 minutes ago, bobbyclampett!! said:

Were the MP14s like a bladier blade than the MP29s?

No. Both are "blades" but MP14 are rather high on trajectory. I have TP2000's which are commemorative of TN87, which are father's of MP 29. Not high trajectory, but not low either, somewhat middling to me. The 14's are near highest of MB's I've ever hit. Not my thing.

 

As stated earlier the TM 2014 TP is likeliest descendent. Faldo had strong say on those, so there's that. 


 

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6 hours ago, bobbyclampett!! said:

Thanks so much, Howard. It seems like, from everything you’ve said, that I should be able to pull these FCMs and put them directly into a new, current-day head, and have relatively the same overall weight, balance, feel, and swing weight as this set of MP29s. Let me know if that’s not correct. If so, I guess the question would be to find the next set of heads I love and someone who can swap the shafts out for me. 


YES, i dont see any issues here, it should be strait forward.
Bottom of bore to ground is "factor X" here, but if you stick to players/blades, i dont expect you to run into issues there either.
 

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19 hours ago, Nessism said:

 

Again, if you have the offset specs please post them.  I've never seen a set of irons with "reverse progressive offset."

 

What I do know is that a set of irons with progressively less offset from long irons to short, will have INCREASED face progression from the same long irons to short. 

 

It's quite common for people to see the FP numbers and mistakenly think the irons have "reverse offset."  I'm not saying you are making this mistake but again, I'd love to see those specs...

 

 

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I don't have any spec sheets to offer.  You are correct/ I agree with you on the measurement meaning.  The larger the face progression, the smaller the offset.

 

 

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Howard_Jones said:


YES, i dont see any issues here, it should be strait forward.
Bottom of bore to ground is "factor X" here, but if you stick to players/blades, i dont expect you to run into issues there either.
 

Thanks, Howard. You have inspired me to at least consider this an option when looking for my next set. No reason to turn your nose up at "old" technology if it works for you!

Driver - Ping G400 Max 9*, Ping Tour X Stiff 75g

3i-PW - Ping i200, DG X100 120 (2* upright, +1/2")

Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 50 (bent to 51) SS, 56 WS, 60 TS (all 1* upright, +1/2")

Putter - Ping 2021 Anser (36.5", standard lie)

Ball - ProV1

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