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Since the S55 was released in 2013, I'll have to go with the Blueprint, although the i59 are in the money . . .

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TaylorMade Stealth Plus 9*                        MCA Diamana X17 60

TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 3WD                         MCA Diamana X17 70

TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 5WD                         MCA Diamana ZF  80T
MIURA TC-201   4-6                                  MCA MMT-105

MIURA MB-101   7-P                                  MCA MMT-125
Chikara V1 Prototype  50, 55, 60                MCA MMT-125 (8-iron)

Bettinardi DASS MiNOVAi 3.0 Tour Proto

 

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i210s and iBlades - when I'm playing a lot i210s are probably the best irons I've ever played. Distance control is amazing and it's weird hitting irons from ten years ago and today and seeing that the Pings don't really lose much distance on mishits whereas you were at least ten yards short ten years ago. iBlades are great, but I just don't play enough to swing them consistently (probably Pings best looking iron prior to the i59s imo).

 

i500s would be up there if the feel was a little bit better. Put some of that elastomer from the i-series into those and they'd be fantastic. Think that might have happened with the i525s?

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To me it's a toss up between i210's and G425 irons. Both are player dependant and excellent!

Ping G425 Max 10.5* Ventus Blue Velo 6S
Ping G425 Max 5W Ventus Red Velo 7S

Ping G425 Max 9W Alta CB S 
Ping G425  5-GW Modus 105 S
Cleveland CBX Zipcore 54 Mid, 58 Mid (bent to 59*)
Odyssey OG #7 34”
ProV1 

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I’ve gotta go iBlade, the i210 was good but just a tad chunky for my tastes.

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Callaway Mavrik 9* - Rogue 125 70TX
Callaway Mavrik SZ 15* - Riptide 70 6.5
Cobra King 3 Utility - Kuro Kage 100X

Wilson FG Tour V6 - X100
Glide 3.0 46, 51, 56, 60 - X100
Scotty Cameron Newport 3

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Not having hit any of them, I'd have to go with the Blueprint on principle.

 

2nd place would be the iBlade.

 

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The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM 300 Mini 11.5*, NV75 X or HZRDUS 75 6.5, 43.5" 

3w: King LTD, Aldila RIP Beta 90 X -or- TM Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h, NV105 S -or- TEE CBX 17*, HZRDUS 85 6.0

2 iron:  Mizuno MP-20 HMB, Steelfiber i95 S, 39.5"

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4; 1-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 1-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" -or- Rife Bimini, 34"
Balls: Chrome Soft custom TruVis, Bridgestone Tour B-RXS, OnCore Elixr

Grips are various GripMaster leather options

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Blueprint irons. 

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TM Stealth Plus+ 9* - Tensei 1K Pro Orange 60TX

TM SIM ti 15* - Diamana ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Ghost Proto 16* - Ventus Black HB 9TX

New Level NLU-01 21* - KBS Proto 105X

New Level 623-M 5-PW - MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB - KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura - KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2

 

 

 

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i200…saw no reason to upgrade to the i210…

Driver: Ping G425 Max 12 deg w/MR Tensei Orange R
Woods: Ping G425 5w & 7w w/MR Tensei Orange R
Hybrid: Ping G410 26 deg w/MR Diamana Blueboard R
Irons: Ping i200 5-U w/Project X 5.5 LZ
Wedges: Ping Eye 2 Gorge SW w/DG Spinner/Cleveland 588 Tour Issue 64 deg w/DG S400
Putter: Bettinardi Queen B #10
Ball: Titleist ProV1x (2019) 

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I525 are pretty fantastic...perform like I500, slightly better spin and feel and sound better...

 

What's not to like?

PING G425 LST 10* Tensei 1K Pro Orange 50S

PING G425 Max 5Wd 16.5* Fuji XLR8 61

PING G425 Max 7Wd 20* Fuji Motore F3 70

PING i525 4-PW Mitsubishi OTi 105 Stiff

Edel 47* DVR/54* DVR/58* DVR KBS CTaper Lite 110 Stiff

 

PING PLD DZB Proto

 

 

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For me the Blueprints, if I had to vote I’d say the i210’s 

Driver = Titleist TSR2 Tour AD IZ Stiff 

Hybrid = Taylormade Stealth Plus 18* Smoke Red RDX 6.0
Irons = 4 iron Callaway TCB DG S300

             5-PW Callaway Apex MB 2021 DG S300
Wedges = Bettinardi HLX 3.0 51*

                  Taylormade MG3 TW 56*

                  Nike SV Tour 60*

Putter = Odyssey White Hot OG 1WS

Ball = Bridgestone Tour B RXS or Taylormade Tour Response Stripe 

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I think the IE1 started the current I designs and other than the cavity badge looks very similar.  But it came out in 2015, little early, but so was the i59

Stealth 10.5° @9° w/Ventus Velocore red 5s

Callaway 4+ steelhead XR tensi blue 65 S
Ping 5 wood G410 Alta s 
Ping iE1 DG120 S300 4-UW

Cleveland RTX zipcore Raw 56°- 60º 

Mizuno D. Mills workshop lll  

 

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S55's and the i525's are my 2 favorites

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Titleist TSR2 9* with HRZD 5.5 RED CB 50

Titleist TSR2+ 13* with HRZD 5.0 RED CB 60
PXG 0311 Gen 5 XF 19* 3 Hybrid w/ Project X Evenflow Riptide 80

PXG 0311 Gen 5 XF 22* 4 Hybrid w/ Project X Evenflow Riptide 80

PING i525 6-PW w/ UST Recoil Smacwrap 780 F3  

Vokey SM9 50*/56* 

Bettinardi Inovai 6.0 Putter w/BGT Stability Tour Polar shaft 32" Superstroke grip

Lajosi LP-421 35" with Black shaft and Winn grip (back up)

 

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10 minutes ago, Barfolomew said:

 

Thanks.... are they a distance iron?

 

I'm not ALIF but I'll chime in anyway 🙂

 

I would say no.  They're a fairly basic CB.  They have stronger lofts than what I'm used to, but aren't hollow spring-faced clubheads.

 

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The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM 300 Mini 11.5*, NV75 X or HZRDUS 75 6.5, 43.5" 

3w: King LTD, Aldila RIP Beta 90 X -or- TM Stage 2 Tour, NV105 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h, NV105 S -or- TEE CBX 17*, HZRDUS 85 6.0

2 iron:  Mizuno MP-20 HMB, Steelfiber i95 S, 39.5"

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4; 1-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 1-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" -or- Rife Bimini, 34"
Balls: Chrome Soft custom TruVis, Bridgestone Tour B-RXS, OnCore Elixr

Grips are various GripMaster leather options

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