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Oh boy those are sweet. Full set would be awesome

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Oh, I like that a lot.  Looks like the cavity may be a little deeper than the P7MC?  But, I suppose that isn't meant to have much of a cavity with the muscle aspect.  

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Those trackman numbers are pretty incredible.

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8 minutes ago, Tree Levino said:

 

The 770 is in no-man's land. It is too big for most better players, lacks feeling big time, and feels clunky. It's also extremely hot. The jump from those to the MCs is pretty stark in terms of the demands they put on the player. Taylormade, at this point in time, has no competitor to the T100/243/Blueprint S style club - the type of CB that feels great, looks great, has some speed but not too much, has forgiveness but lets you work it etc etc. The 770 competes more against a i230 or JPX Forged and is not the type of club your aspirational better players picks up because they see one of the top TM staffers gaming it. The P7MC 3 or 4-PW is too much club for most golfers who don't shoot around par most of the time and the blend with 770 feels clunky IMO. As for the blades, the P7MB (newer version) is a really nice club and is more playable through the set versus P7TW or P730 IMO. It also feels much better than both of those clubs. 

I agree on the i230 and think it’s also similar to the t150. (Both p770 and t150 get play in TM staffer bags on your).

 

i find the p7mb to feel almost dead and hollow compared to the p7tw, p730, and even the p7mc.  The best description I can think of is even when flushed it feel like it’s shafted up with a ctaper 130x and mishit it.  Of course that’s just my take 

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Looks nice and a more significant evolution of the P7MCs. I think TM would better off having P7MC as their consumer blade, followed by P760 replacement, P770, and P790. There's not much of a market for P7MB that can't be served by the MC. Plus, their PGA tour staff are mostly using either protos or TW irons.

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16 minutes ago, fillwelix said:

Loving the old TP style, but how has nobody mentioned he's at 105 club speed with a 4-iron??? 

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39 minutes ago, Tree Levino said:

 

The 770 is in no-man's land. It is too big for most better players, lacks feeling big time, and feels clunky. It's also extremely hot. The jump from those to the MCs is pretty stark in terms of the demands they put on the player. Taylormade, at this point in time, has no competitor to the T100/243/Blueprint S style club - the type of CB that feels great, looks great, has some speed but not too much, has forgiveness but lets you work it etc etc. The 770 competes more against a i230 or JPX Forged and is not the type of club your aspirational better players picks up because they see one of the top TM staffers gaming it. The P7MC 3 or 4-PW is too much club for most golfers who don't shoot around par most of the time and the blend with 770 feels clunky IMO. As for the blades, the P7MB (newer version) is a really nice club and is more playable through the set versus P7TW or P730 IMO. It also feels much better than both of those clubs. 

 

I disagree. The P770 is a great iron and performs similarly to the 223 and T150. The P770s also feel similar to the 223 long irons. The T100 and Blueprint S are "tour"  irons designed for a better ball striker than those other 3. With more "better" players gravitating towards the P790 style irons the P770 gives guys a smaller option with more spin and loft. 

 

Regardless of the direction TM goes with these Proto irons, I hope TM keeps making a P770 type iron. More options is good.

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