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How much improvment would I see switching from my TM Burner Bubble Oversize Irons (purchased in 1997) to a set of todays game improvement irons? I am still staying with graphite so the next question would also be, how much better are the graphties OEM shafts than the Burner Bubble shafts I am playing today? Thats is are todays graphites more consistent in terms of shot dispersion, ie. keeping the ball going consistently straight?

 

I am looking at Mizuno MX17 with Exsar Blue graphite R Flex, Hogan BH5 Offset (not sure if gonna go with steel or graphite), Cobra 3100 graphite......any input is appreciated!

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I still have my TM oversized and currently use an MX-23 and MP-60 set. The 23's have the exsar graphite shafts. If it were a question of feel, the MX-23's would be a better club. Your question though pertains to the shaft and in this aspect, I think they are equally matched. Bear in mind that the Exsar isn't a particularly great graphite shaft but it isn't a bad one by any stretch. Since you are comparing the MX-17 to the TM (both eads being cast), I think they are still comparable. Especially if you are a mid to high handicapper. The TM Oversized isn't really that huge compared to todays oversized irons. In fact, the flange/sole of the 17 is even wider than the TM. The bottom line here is whether you hit one set better than the other. I can almost guarantee that the TM will hit as long as the 17's. You are not giving away much by staying with the TM's. It can still serve as a great set of irons.

 

As for dispersion, the original TM bubble shafts have 4.0* of torque and the Exsar has 3.8* if my facts are right. I would be hard pressed to tell the difference when swinging and hitting down on the ball. Dispersion would be near identical. I cannot speak for the other clubs as I have had no experience with them or their shafts.

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RGE, thanks for the input.

 

I did get to talk to an old budddy of mine very late last night, who is a clubmaker out in California. He told me that the Mizuno Exsar Graphite shaft is a better shaft than maybe any other OEM off the shelf graphite shafted iron out there. he was telling me that mizuno and other japanese manufacturers have exceeedingly hight standards for their shafts and ya cant go wrong with them.

 

Great feedback on the comparison between the TM and the MX17's....I really appreciate it!

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