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Current irons showing some wear. I have been happpy with them. (black triangle)

Shafts are MS 209 regular

 

Which of either the 690.cb or 735 clubs would be closest in playability & feel to the DCI's?

 

What modern day steel shaft should I consider in these two clubs that would give me the same shot shape I currently get?

 

6 iron carry is 160 yards. Trajectory is strong and on the high side for all irons. These DCI's have the centre of gravity positioned in the same place on each club.

 

 

Thx.

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Both the 690.CBs and 735s have more progressive elements in head design than the original DCIs. In terms of feel, the DG shaft will give you the closest match. FWIW, I think these sets will be your closest overall match:

 

1) 962s

2) Rac LTs (original)

3) 704s (still in production).

 

I bought Rac LTs because I liked the head shape with the shallow heel and mid-sized head. The LTs have a softer feel and are more forgiving than your DCIs. The 704s were not available when I got a replacement, but if you want a new set that retains a similar feel with solid shots making the ball feel heavy without a hint of vibration and misses feeling a little harsh, they will deliver the goods. I have hit the 735s in both the stainless and chrome versions and found the DG shafted models to produce the old DCI feel. If you are open to something a little different, the Nippon steel makes a world of difference in the feel of the 735s and 704s. Swings feel much smoother and there is a softer impact sensation without the old harshness of the DGs.

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I just upgraded from the same set to MP-30s with DG S300s. The DCIs were way heavier clubs, but the switch was not hard to make. I loved the old DCIs, but it was time to move on.

 

I made exactly the same switch about 18 months ago, and haven't looked back since. The feel of the Mizuno forged against the DCI cast is so superior. I recall the first time I hit the MP30s on course - it was like a different world, yet both irons played similarly in terms of distance, trajectory etc.

My advice is forget Titleist, try the most played irons on tour. You can even pick up a bargain on the MP30s these days.

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I just upgraded from the same set to MP-30s with DG S300s. The DCIs were way heavier clubs, but the switch was not hard to make. I loved the old DCIs, but it was time to move on.

 

I made exactly the same switch about 18 months ago, and haven't looked back since. The feel of the Mizuno forged against the DCI cast is so superior. I recall the first time I hit the MP30s on course - it was like a different world, yet both irons played similarly in terms of distance, trajectory etc.

My advice is forget Titleist, try the most played irons on tour. You can even pick up a bargain on the MP30s these days.

 

 

The 704's are forged............. not Mizuno sweet but still better than cast feel :)

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